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  1. 4 points
    No, not at all. The ladies are most welcome, however there are some rules. Please note these are all numbered "1". 1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down. 1. Sunday = sports. It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be. 1. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that way. 1. Crying is blackmail. 1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it! 1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question. 1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for. 1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor. 1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days. 1. If you won't dress like the Victoria's Secret girls, don't expect us to act like soap opera guys. 1. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us. 1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one. 1. You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself. 1. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials. 1. Christopher Columbus did not need directions and neither do we. 1. ALL men see in only 16 colours, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a colour. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is. 1. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that. 1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," we will act like nothing's wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle. 1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, expect an answer you don't want to hear. 1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine. Really. 1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as football, sexual fantasies , or monster trucks. 1. You have enough clothes. 1. You have too many shoes. 1. I am in shape. Round is a shape. 1. Thank you for reading the rules; Yes, we know, we have to sleep on the couch tonight, but did you know men really don't mind that, it's like camping.
  2. 3 points
    Right this is the essence. You can make a customized version of the program that shows exactly (well close to) the functionality you need for a specific workflow. While screensets are useful of course they are simply positioning or opening views. They do nothing with the control bar, track view and other functions of the app. With a lens you can change which fields are visible in the track view. For example when tracking you rarely need all the controls in the track view or all the editing features and busy control bar. This is specially relevant if you are using a laptop with limited real estate when tracking live. Here are two screenshots that illustrate how easy it is to set up a minimal view that is task focused. You cannot do this with screensets. Of course you can do this by manually changing things but its simplest to make a lens for this and switch to it. There is nothing more of a workflow killer than seeing a cluttered screen layout. This is why apps on mobile devices have become popular. They do task oriented things. Lenses are a mechanism to achieve the same thing.
  3. 2 points
    Only Gold bundle as award for beating Al? They could really show him much more respect...
  4. 2 points
    I'm with Steve on this. CbB is a better program than Sonar, and you don't lose access to anything you had before.
  5. 2 points
    There is no reason to choose. Leave SONAR installed and install CbB using BandLab Assistant. CbB installs next to 64bit SONAR allowing access to both DAWs. In fact, this is BandLab's recommendation for SONAR users. Everything bundled with 64bit SONAR Professional will be available in CbB. Most of the differences are bug fixes and updates since SONAR development stopped in 2017. Those changes are detailed here. One of the plug-in differences between SONAR Professional and CbB is the fly-out feature in the Quad Curve EQ. Here is an image of the fly out from http://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?product=Cakewalk&language=3&help=ProChannel.06.html Some of the other things missing from SONAR Professional included with CbB are the Drum Replacer, VocalSync, plug-in load balancing, theme editor, MIDI Transform tool, several PC modules, zplane élastique audio stretching and pitch shifting.
  6. 2 points
    No need for a third party translator...open your sf2 in Kontakt, then save and it creates an .nki instrument :) Bill
  7. 1 point
    My wife is singing. Obviously we're big fans of the show...;-) This is the first song I completed in CbB. Enjoy!
  8. 1 point
    I'm sure most of the power users here know about this, but for those who don't, here's a way of using any VST as if it was a ProChannel module. Here's how I put my Scheps-73 in the ProChannel: An here's a demo on how quick it is to do it: Obviously it's got it's limitations: You're limited to 6 buttons & 6 knobs You only see percentages on the knob display as you turn it, not the actual value. But it's a convenient way to put your VST anywhere in your ProChannel chain, whilst being able to tweak the most used settings.
  9. 1 point
    Ohm Dear, I'm shocked that this thread may me about to enter into a terminal decline. It hertz me to think Watt James would make of it all. All these puns are quite revolting but I'm trying not to be phased by them.
  10. 1 point
    Quite the positive! (Word play based on new knowledge I learned from James. 😉)
  11. 1 point
    The laptop angle is something I hadn't really considered, that does make sense. However in my musical workflow, I'm always jumping around among the various nooks and crannies of the program. I almost never just mix or just track or just use MIDI. I'm all over the place . When Lenses first appeared, I made sets for specific functionalities but at some point, always found myself wanting something that was hidden. However, another problem was the window layouts changing, so Ben's tip gives me some incentive to re-visit the Lens thing. I guess it's that I've been using CbB for so long I know where everything is, and I also make extensive use of custom shortcuts...those, and screensets, cover most of my momentary needs for changes. But maybe it's time to give Lenses another try.
  12. 1 point
    It took me a while to figure out a decent way to show the signal flow configuration of ProChannel. Here's a little drawing I came with that makes some sense. I think it shows what's really happening anyway.
  13. 1 point
    ......It was going to be yesterday, but they weren't ready.
  14. 1 point
    Fleer, I'm with ya. I don't quite understand the iLok hate. In the early days there were problems, but I haven't encountered any snags in the last 6-7 years. Two years ago I had a HD collapse and had to reinstall everything. With my iLok stuff I got my backup HD out, reinstalled everything, plugged in my iLok and was off and running without a snag. Maybe I'm lucky, dunno.
  15. 1 point
    FREE! https://2ndsenseaudio.com/plugins/
  16. 1 point
    Considering they're free, these things look really good. Using just stock DAW plugins and the better free ones anybody should be able to do some serious mixing work these days. As always, thanks for posting this stuff.
  17. 1 point
    Save $100 on Bitwig Studio (Waves exclusive partnership offer) "Bitwig Studio is a dynamic DAW for creating and producing your musical ideas in the studio and on stage. Now is a great time to check it out and save $100. Limited-time offer: Use code 2019-Waves-Special at checkout on Bitwig’s webshop. Offer is valid for purchases of Bitwig Studio full licenses between March 8 and March 24, 2019." https://www.bitwig.com/en/shop/webshop.html
  18. 1 point
    In case any of you missed it last year, PureMix had a contest with a song of hers engineered by Al Schmitt. Really nice tracks too! https://www.puremix.net/zelab-mixing-contest/mixing-contest-al-schmitt-cyrille-aimee.html
  19. 1 point
    I wonder if this looper can do what she is doing:
  20. 1 point
    It should do, yes. Are you sure they haven't appeared in another track? Also, when you say you've placed chords - do you mean the notes of the chords, or just chord markers? A chord marker won't create the notes for you.
  21. 1 point
    ^ this. The Melodyne suggestion is a good one too, it does a pretty good detection job. Be a little mindful not to make it too perfect, though. If you're doing any panning to get the stereo image nice and big with the rhythm guitars, having them super perfect will actually make the track seem smaller rather than bigger. Tight is important, especially in fast and slick modern metal production, but those imperfections are the things that make your mix big and exciting.
  22. 1 point
    "A fine job"? Oh dear! 😑 Well that's the final nail in the coffin. 😕 I didn't know it was really THAT bad. 😟 I'll go and start digging the six foot hole. 😢 😭
  23. 1 point
    I never use the Matrix view, Loop construction, Video when I am programming MIDI files. Nor do I need to even see the virtual keyboard. I also wish to have my personal key bindings available in all lenses - so this is deselected in my all of my custom lenses. This is the reason I find Lenses useful. They enable me to hide these functions and elements that I do not use and therefore do not need to even see. Of course, as mentioned, because I have deselected Windows layouts in my lenses, only screensets saves the various Windows layouts for my various projects. I usually have about 4 - Track View, PRV, lyrics and drums. I have also key bound these screensets to CTRL-Numpad 1 to 4 respectively. I have written a small VB2010 program that automatically changes my default CbB lense to "MIDI sequencing" and then opens my MIDI project in CbB. The project opens, the correct lense is set, and project's screenset is also loaded according to what was saved in the project ready for me to resume.
  24. 1 point
    One other thing you might try is slowing the track down, playing the part, say, 15% slower and then speeding it all up. Elastique Pro gives some pretty good results on DI guitars, and can be surprisingly useful even on processed guitars.
  25. 1 point
    The Emotional Piano expansion pack is a bonus collection of presets that were designed to give you even more tonal colors to choose from. This expansion is free for current owners of Emotional Piano. Learn more about Emotional Piano: https://goo.gl/CEdcWh » Download the free expansion pack: https://goo.gl/Jy83KP
  26. 1 point
    Just checked. Over 200 iLok titles, working just fine.
  27. 1 point
    I hope that you're not suggesting that somebody who appears to be female should be treated differently to anyone else because that would be sexist. 😏
  28. 1 point
    And you don't tell us what the meal is. How dare you keep it to yourself. I'm sure Becan was involed Nice picture by the way
  29. 1 point
    Don't be embarrassed Bapu. Remember, some folks here openly flirted with a man pretending to be a woman.
  30. 1 point
    yea, could just be my bats-speak, they are pure recorded 'sounds', technically 'wav' files, but are triggered by midi. i call those 'samples'... that's what toontracks calls them. it's an incredible program, raw samples of killer kits, that you can then pull thru their own mixer, which has studio quality effects that you can apply to each drum individually, you can define how much of the room mics are in the mix, how much bleed from the kit into the other mic, etc, ad naseum. electronic drums too, and you can even use your own samples. i always wanted to make a kit with all the pots and pans in my kitchen. LOL
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  32. 1 point
    having played with this for 48 hours or so - and owning SD3 / AD2 / BFD3 - I say this is a no-brainer
  33. 1 point
    Finding a '76 Les Paul in perfect condition at a garage sale for $50? 😀
  34. 1 point
    iLock cloud is where you authorise a "cloud session" rather than a computer, or a physical iLock dongle. Your computer then needs to log into the cloud session to pick up the authorisation. When your computer leaves the session, it's available again. The downside is that your computer needs to be online for joining the session. After that, it's authorised. So you only need to be online for a few seconds. I'm not sure at what point it checks again though.
  35. 1 point
    I threw up in my mouth a little too, Kenny
  36. 1 point
    The best way to get it to play what you want is to provide it with a MIDI file of just kick & snare. Jamstix will then "paraphrase" your MIDI file in the style of the drummer you choose:
  37. 1 point
    Depending who you are there may be some truth to this . just saying Kenny
  38. 1 point
    Can't beat the low, low, price of free! https://musescore.org/en A series of short video tutorials: https://musescore.org/en/tutorials Free sheet music in various downloadable formats (MuseScore, PDF, MusicXML, MIDI, MP3): https://musescore.com/sheetmusic
  39. 1 point
    It is indeed a good deal; but be prepared to spend some time with it. At first I was baffled, but as with most things, the more you work with it the more sense it makes.
  40. 1 point
    Nice Theme..finally one I can live with ! I wish Bandlab would bring back the fake 3d 'depth' of the old Pre X series Sonar..they make everything too flat looking, took me a while to figure out why I preferred the older GUI
  41. 1 point
    Yeah, that's the way I use it most. I write the MIDI drum part I want, then it plays it like a real drummer
  42. 1 point
    Plus you can use existing MIDI that you like, import it and use that as the basis for Jamstix to add realism. Just needs a little commitment to learn. Also the rayzoon forum is super friendly.
  43. 1 point
    Yes. Think of EZD & SD3 as the sounds, and Jamstix as the drummer. Jamstix doesn't use preset patterns - it uses "models" of real drummers. I use Jamstix to drive AD2. The sounds in Jamstix are OK, but not as good as AD2. IMO they're better than SD3 though. [Edit] - A note of caution though... the learning curve for Jamstix is steep. Until you understand how it works and how to leverage it, you won't be blown away by the results... at least not at first. This guy has done a fantastic collection of in-depth tutorials: http://www.djbolivia.ca/videos.html
  44. 1 point
    Even if you have EZD & SD3?
  45. 1 point
    Yes, it is. I have only scratched the surface with this thing and it and give you some great results.
  46. 1 point
    $59 for what this software can do is an amazing deal.
  47. 1 point
    I'm glad to say that I have not got a clue what I am doing, musically or otherwise.
  48. 1 point
    Ok, to be fair, I read the article (it was good and I understood it). I also listened to all of your "tunes" which are actually more like brief intros. I liked most of them as such, but I would suggest taking basic lessons so you can continue them and turn them into actual songs. Most babies make all sorts of sounds and noises that make them happy but, other than convey the baby's general mood, they lack the alphabet, words, spelling, sentence structure and grammar to be adequately shared with others which would communicate far more. Hence the suggestion to go learn music's alphabet, words, spelling, sentence structure and grammar.
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  50. 1 point
    If a man says something in a forest and there isn't a woman around to hear him, is he still wrong?
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