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  1. 10 points
    Its been one year with Bandlab and its been a great one at that!!! Thanks to Meng and all the team at Bandlabs. You have brought Cakewalk back from the brink and made it a rocking solid DAW. I would also like to thank the many contributors on the forums. Great people, great themes, good times. https://www.bandwagon.asia/articles/bandlab-buys-cakewalk-creators-of-classic-sonar-audio-software-from-gibson Rock On Cakewalk!!!
  2. 5 points
    Sonar deserved a better fate...and it got it!
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    https://www.voxengo.com/product/spanplus/ 18-Feb-2019: Voxengo is pleased to announce the release of SPAN Plus version 1.5 - an extended real-time “fast Fourier transform” audio spectrum analyzer plug-in for professional music and audio production applications. SPAN Plus is available in AAX, AudioUnit, VST and VST3 plug-in formats (including native 64-bit support), for macOS (v10.7 and later), and Windows computers. SPAN Plus is an extended version of the freeware SPAN plug-in: SPAN Plus provides several additional features such as PNG file export, real-time spectrum import/export and static spectrums display. Version 1.5 includes the following changes: Fixed issue with "Spectrum Offset" display modes. Fixed display "notching" of high-resolution spectrum. Added Retina support on macOS, and automatic high-resolution UI size adjustment on Windows. Added "anti-aliasing" spectrum display mode. SPAN Plus provides you with a very flexible “mode” system which you can use to setup your spectrum analyzer preferences. You may specify Fourier block size in samples, FFT window overlap percentage, spectrum's visual slope. Beside that you can choose to display secondary spectrum of a desired type (e.g. real-time maximum, all-time maximum). Spectrum can be smoothed out visually for an easier examination. SPAN Plus supports multi-channel analysis and can be set to display spectrums from two different channels or channel groups at the same time. Spectrum's color can be chosen to taste. SPAN Plus also features output level metering with adjustable ballistics and integration time, K-metering (including calibration K-metering). SPAN Plus displays level metering statistics, headroom estimation and clipping detection. Correlation metering is available as well. SPAN Plus features: Real-time spectrum import/export PNG file export Static spectrums display Output signal power statistics Spectrum smoothing User interface window resizing Clipping statistics Correlation meter K-metering Stereo and multi-channel analysis Mid/side analysis Internal channel routing Channel grouping Preset manager Undo/redo history A/B comparisons Contextual hint messages All sample rates support Retina and HighDPI support Demo version of SPAN Plus can be downloaded freely at the Voxengo web site: http://www.voxengo.com/product/spanplus/?eref=ml
  4. 2 points
    https://vstbuzz.com/deals/63-off-silk-by-east-west-quantum-leap/ VSTBuzz: 63% off “Silk” by East West/Quantum Leap - Normally €350 Now Only €129! Approximate conversions: €129 || 146 USD || 112 GBP 25GB of Content – A Magical Musical Far Eastern Journey! “Silk” is one of the most ambitious ethnic instrument libraries ever devised: Incredibly detailed Silk Road instruments from China, Persia and India 25GB instrument: 20GB’s of multi-samples and 5GB’s of authentic performances Recorded legato intervals for erhu, zhonghu, jinhu, electric cello, kemenche, duduk, 30 piece string section, dilruba, bansuri Master musicians recorded at East West Studios, using vintage Neumann microphones, Neve consoles and Meitner converters PLAY 64 bit (and 32-bit) interface features state of the art convolution reverb, scripting and new revolutionary micro-tuning system Note: "This library runs in the Play 5 engine which comes free." Translation - this comes comes with Play 5, not Play 6. Not a show stopper but...
  5. 2 points
    Get it HERE $36 for Desktop. Usual price is $60. They also have a free demo if you want to try it out.
  6. 2 points
    Thank You from the bottom of my low-pass filters.
  7. 2 points
    I think I still have my original Cakewalk v1.0 on a 5.25" floppy still... 😆
  8. 2 points
    60% off every plugin and 30% off bundles The sale is valid from February 20th at 15:00 (Italy time) and will last only until February 24th at 15:00. Have a look at the countdown on our site and do not miss the chance to haveour latest plugins for more than half the price! Just go to http://www.hornetplugins.com to get the special prices!
  9. 2 points
    I grabbed this one, since I am a sucker for no-brainers. First impression: it is a quite good, although there are some things I'm still undecided on. The cymbals are all very nice, with smooth shift between velocity layers and the crescendo/rolls sound great and not phasey or artificial. Really useful. Hand drums, drums, snares, etc -- all great, and a nice mix of tones. The different mic positions are really useful and I already have some mic mixes that work well with my existing template. Glock/Crotales/ Tubular Bells, etc -- bright and clear, sound great. I really like the choke key for the tubular bells, since not all libraries have that feature, for whatever reason. The different mics on the tubular bells really vary the sound, although to my ears the bells do have a bit of a thwack sound to them, like the mallet/chime hammer being used is pretty hard. Not a problem for me, but if you want a more sonorous and/or warmer tone, these might not be quite what you are looking for. Marimba - quite lovely, with a smooth mix of velocity layers Timpanis - Gotta admit, these are disappointing me so far. There are some nice samples here, for sure, but I don't find the transition between velocity layers is quite as smooth as I'd like, and I'm not all that keen on the timp rolls with the mod wheel. It could be that I just need more time with them, but I find the rolls are really phasey if you move the mod wheel too fast, and they cut off instantly - and very artificially - when you let go of the key. That would be fine if you could cap the roll off with a single hit, but I find that the tone of the rolls does not match with the tone of the single hits, and so doing a crescendo / end strike with the mod wheel and the single hits just doesn't sound real to my ears. I gotta play with this more, see if it's just a matter of finding the right velocity. But so far, I don't see me using the timps all that much. I have other timp libraries that better suit my template. Overall though, this collection is totally worth $48 bucks, as there is a ton of great stuff in it.
  10. 2 points
    The article is dated February 23, 2018 so you're a wee bit early Kzmaier but, close enough to start wishing Cakewalk by BandLab a Happy Anniversary for sure. I only have positive feelings for the way BandLab has handled the purchase, transition and product reboot. That so much has been accomplished in a year is remarkable. That Meng reached out to former users, was as transparent in his communications as possible and rebuilt the development team is astounding. Happy 1st Anniversary Cakewalk by BandLab!
  11. 1 point
    You can record the audio metronome to a track. This may be useful, for example, if you plan to work on the project in another DAW, or if you simply want more control over the metronome signal. By recording the metronome to a track, you can export the click track as a separate track when you export individual track stems. The first step is to create a new stereo bus that is dedicated to the metronome. Most of the default Cakewalk project templates already contain a Metronome bus. If your project already contains a Metronome bus, you can skip directly to step 5. If your project doesn’t contain a Metronome bus, go to Insert > Stereo Bus to insert a new stereo bus, then rename the new bus to “Metronome”. Click the Metronome icon in the Transport module to show the metronome settings (or go to Edit > Preferences > Project - Metronome). In the Preference dialog box, select Use Audio Metronome, and make sure the Output field is assigned to the Metronome bus. Click OK to close the Preferences dialog box. Right-click the Metronome bus in the Track view or Console view and select Insert Send > New Aux Track. The Metronome bus is now sending its signal to the new Aux track. Arm the new Aux track for recording and disable Input Echo . Make sure the metronome is enabled during recording (press F3 to enable/disable the record metronome). Click the Record button in the Transport module (or press R) to begin recording. The signal from the Metronome bus is recorded to the Aux track. When you are done recording the metronome, click the Stop button in the Transport module (or press SPACEBAR), then disarm the Aux track . Note: If you re-arrange the project or insert meter changes or tempo changes after the metronome has been recorded, you should re-record the metronome in order to be synchronized with the timeline. Post recording: Disable the original record metronome (press F3). This way, the metronome will only be played by the recorded Aux track. If you don’t need to record any additional metronome signals, delete or disable the Aux send on the Metronome bus. You can even mute or delete the entire Metronome bus if it is no longer needed. Assign the Aux track’s Input control to None. Finally, rename the Aux track to a more descriptive name, such as “Metronome”. That's it! You can now mute/unmute the Metronome track as needed. In summary: Create a Metronome bus and send it to a new Aux track. Record the Aux track. Mute the original metronome. Mute/unmute the Aux track when a click track is needed. For more information about the metronome, click here. For more information about Aux Tracks and Patch Points, click here. Aux Tracks & Patch Points tutorial
  12. 1 point
    Thanks! 😁 Yes, it's the "Panic" button of Cakewalk Professional 3 for Windows. I still have it installed in my WinXP side of my current DAW (dual boot) and use it sometime (since 1994). If only Cakewalk re-release it to work on 64 bit machine...
  13. 1 point
    @James Argo Love your avatar! I remember that was the emergency stuck midi button in ancient Cakewalk, right?!
  14. 1 point
    This is the one I mostly use (I have RX, Acon Digital's Restoration Suite and Accusonus' ERA plugins, though not their full ERA-D). Still Brusfri gets most use. The result are always good and it's easy to use.
  15. 1 point
    $19 Each https://www.jrrshop.com/ Bundle is $49 https://www.jrrshop.com/nomad-factory-analog-studio-rack
  16. 1 point
    This plugin is worth checking out even if you have others noise removal plugs. I have both Klevgrand Brusfri and Izotope RX. I have not compared Brusfri against RX7 (actually have not had opportunity or need yet) but I have compared against RX6 and on some material it did a better job.
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    In order to install V-Vocal, a small portion of the DAW which included the plug-in must be installed. The last versions to bundle V-Vocal were X2 Producer and Studio. To get V-Vocal installed requires an advanced install of a version of SONAR which included the plug-in. After selecting the advanced install option select Minimal Installation from the advance install options like this example using X2 A full version of Melodyne Essential was included with X3 Producer and Studio. This should have been used instead of the trial bundled with CbB if one owned either of those versions of X3. If registered, the license would be in your Celemony account.
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    I hope this isn't taken as unwelcome advice but Melodyne is really a lot better than VV ever thought of being even on it very best day,
  21. 1 point
    abacad, I agree that expecting new instruments at this stage is not reasonable. My comment was not to dispute your comment but to amplify reality for new users such as myself. I apologize that I misunderstood Eve Ripper's statement. I understood Eve's "We had Session Drummer which really needs to be updated" to mean Session Drummer was no longer available.
  22. 1 point
    That's a great quote. Thing is, it's true, this library is really good.
  23. 1 point
    I was a hold out on X3 until late 2016, and even then I had a lot to catch up on. Many of the articles, especially the eZines in that "Whats New" link were helpful in getting me caught up! But it was very smooth transition, because the changes made were incremental, and not disruptive to workflow. Many new features were things that had been on the feature request list for a while, so were welcome additions. I think a few of my favorites are direct synth recording, patch points, and aux tracks. Ripple editing was also a big deal for many!
  24. 1 point
    The last two Melodyne updates (4.2.0 and 4.2.1) have broken this functionality. Basically Melodyne now forgets its default detection algorithm, so when you try the drag/drop it causes Cakewalk to crash. The 4.1.x version that ships with Cakewalk works fine. A workaround for the newer Melodyne updates is to create a Melodyne region fx first, re-select the detection algorithm in Melodyne, and then drag the audio clip to the MIDI track.
  25. 1 point
    You could write a book just about the feature additions and improvements in Sonar through the years of Platinum in 2015-2017. But the good news is that the core workflow and UI has not changed significantly on the surface, so you can jump right in and feel at home with the latest CbB! But if you are curious about what was added during the Platinum years, it is all documented here: https://www.cakewalk.com/Products/SONAR/Whats-New#start
  26. 1 point
    I agree with the static nature of IRs... and that the Cab section needs to evolve/progress. BTW, The UA Ox Amp Top Box has dynamic Cab sim (not using IRs). It's not cheap... but it's a great recording solution if you have a quality tube amp/s.
  27. 1 point
    Thank you I will see if I can find any dumps
  28. 1 point
    If there are dmp files associated with the crashes, they should be in %appdata%\Cakewalk\Cakewalk Core\MiniDumps Zip up one or two and send to support with a description of the problem, include CbB version, OS and PC hardware details. Crashes are a support issue. They are a "technical problem." Examples of things that are not technical issues and not support issues are "how do I record audio" and "what is MIDI." The problem may be related to the offline render algorithm selected in preferences.
  29. 1 point
    Allright. But I don't believe I am having technical issues. I believe the Cakewalk code is having issues Problem: Time/stretch tool I have experienced this problem in two different projects. I will only detailed explain one of them since the error is the same in both - A bass track. The bass is out of time here and there, so I just stretch it until it fits. I split the take up into many parts and then stretch as needed - Then to save proccessing power after everything is perfect, I select "bounce to clips" Every single time I do this, Cakewalk just crashes. Boom - gone. - I try to freeze the track instead - Same problem. Cakewalk crashes completely. - I bounce part by part of the bass track until I find the tiny little part causing this issue, a take no more than a few seconds long. Every single time I try to bounce this tiny clip, cakewalk just dies. - I re-stretch it a little bit and try again - problem solved. It is quite annoying because I need to spend a lot of time figuring out which of the hundreds of tiny clips is causing this to happen. The positive thing is that it is motivating me to just record a better take instead of fixing the out of time ones. Just like in the old days. I don't use the time/stretch tool more than I have to now because I simply don't have the time to sit for hours figuring out which of the clips are causing the error. Thanks for listening folks
  30. 1 point
    To Garyed; Sonar X1 came out early in 2012. It is a very old version with very limited features. Its major reason for being introduced was to implement the Skylight UI. All the versions since then have been refinements of that UI and adding new and very useful features. The new Cakewalk by Bandlab is an improved Sonar Platinum. It is very much in your favor to upgrade to Cakewalk. (It is free by the way.) You can still use X1 but I believe once you try Cakewalk you wont want to. I wish I could list all the improvements in Cakewalk but there are simply too many from X1 to attempt it.
  31. 1 point
    Now don't play to hard you might end up chafing the body 😃
  32. 1 point
    As the great VI Control forum confirms: “The term "no-brainer" has been made for deals like this.” 😂
  33. 1 point
    This started out with a Beverly Hill Cops vibe due to that synth you used, and then it turned into a country song about retirement. I enjoyed the lyrics - funny - nicely done.
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    Nice to hear that. I have to agree. 😊
  36. 1 point
    The new version is a major improvement of over X1, especially in terms of speed and reliability. I think the easiest way to deal with the internet issue is to turn on Windows Defender, connect when there's a new update, download it and update, then disconnect from the net and disable Windows Defender.
  37. 1 point
    Cakewalk is the name of what we use to call Sonar. CW as a company no longer exists. Bandlab is the new owner. They are giving Cakewalk away free. It is Sonar but much improved.
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    My dad use to wear straw hats working in his garden. My wife has been waiting and dreading the day I buy one.😃 But sooner or later I figure I must keep the tradition alive 🤣
  40. 1 point
    My dear old dad passed away when I was just a young man but there he is every day looking back at me in the mirror. He wore socks with sandals.
  41. 1 point
    I've actually built a schedule in Excel showing what I need to take and when. It was getting too confusing especially when you factor in my other meds (Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, gout & Cholesterol) 😮
  42. 1 point
    Now people are being pedantic* about smiley use! YES! We are finally molding this new Coffee House into the strange, fuzzy object that we remember so fondly! 🤣 *Speled corectly fore paulo! 😀
  43. 1 point
    I know what this thread is about. It's about 6 pages.
  44. 1 point
    I think the last thing you need is anything kicking in, in that area of your anatomy. Ouch! Pardon me if I don’t offer to kiss it better.
  45. 1 point
    See the first words of my statement. That said, I can at least spell pedantic.😀 But you probably did that on purpose to show much you don't care, right? 😁
  46. 1 point
    Just a quick update - I'm in a lot more pain this morning but I guess that's only to be expected I'm on pretty heavy duty painkillers and antibiotics so hopefully they'll start to kick in soon
  47. 1 point
    Mighty pendantic coming from someone who doesn't even capitalize his name! 😜 (Me? I don't care any more. LOL!)
  48. 1 point
    I'm no expert, but if somebody is called JohnG, should it not be written as Johng or in the case that the Capital G is being used as a further identifier to the name John (ie not John A,B,C D,E, F etc or maybe being the first letter of a surname) should there not be a space between John and G?
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    Whoa.........TMI for my liking (images in my mind that are going to take several beers to unsee - which luckily I have to hand) but glad to hear that there's one less source of ball ache in the world. Anyhoo, suggest that you edit your OP to include that you're going to record a song about it so that the rozzers don't close you down. Maybe invite suggestions for the song title...... I'll go first...Great Balls of Fire.
  50. 1 point
    +1. For starters, tempo curve should have exactly the same tools as the track parameter envelopes. +1 for tempo track as well.
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