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  1. 3 points
    After almost 10 years of not really recording or writing anything (having kids will do that to you!) I finally started to get back into it, and thought I would upgrade to the newest version of Sonar. So imagine my surprise when I found out that Cakewalk the company was no more and instead had been bought by Bandlab. And, best of all, the latest and greatest version can be had for FREE!!! I feel a little like Rip Van Winkle right now. Anyway, just wanted to say hi to everyone here. I look to playing with all the new features I didn't know existed and don't have to pay for πŸ˜€ Jeff
  2. 2 points
    You really have to wonder about their QA process. If they break as many things as they fix when releasing a patch, it's clear that they are not testing thoroughly. I understand that 4.0.0 was rushed out the door to meet marketing deadlines, but at this point I would expect them to take the time to get updates right.
  3. 2 points
    First you should decide if you want a synth or a rompler/sampler or some combination of the two. The "space inferno" issue is related to the presets or samples that the "synth" ships with. You can generally create a wide range of sounds from a true synthesizer even just using basic oscillators or waveforms and filters, and if you are getting sounds you do not like from the synths you own, then I expect it is because you have not learned to program them to your taste. Of course if you are using a rompler, you will usually just get what someone else thought would make an impressive demo for the people the designer believes will buy the most copies, or easily recognizable (clichΓ©d) patches sampled from "vintage" synths. If you are trying to make music using sampled wood and wire instruments, that sound passably genuine, then Kontakt has the advantage that it ships with a fairly large library, and that the full version (as opposed to the player) will often play libraries offered for free by others. The new version includes the ability to use wavetable instruments as well, but rather than buy that (especially if you have to pay list) I would recommend an investment of time and study in how to program the stuff you already own. Something like Syntorial might be a better investment.
  4. 2 points
    The review made some good points (e.g., lack of console undo is not great, there are some half-baked features) but overall I think the review was WAYYYY too harsh. He's also constantly saying "tons of other DAWs do (feature X) better" without mentioning any examples. He also doesn't seem to really know how to use CW all that well. For example, he bases his statement that crossfading two clips is a really hard thing to do on... the number of steps they use to describe it in the manual. If he were to have actually used the feature he would have realized that crossfading two clips is one of the easiest things you can do in CW: just drag the edge of one clip over the top of another. At least two other DAWs I've used require you to do that and then do some sort of keyboard shortcut to do the actual crossfade. CW, and, I think, Cubase are the only two DAWs I've seen that do it as easily as CW does. Anyway, the bakers should definitely take some useful feedback from the review, but let's not pretend it was balanced or objective.
  5. 1 point
    This is a quick mix (any suggestions?) on a song that defines the axiom "just because you can, doesn't mean you should" . . . Critiques sincerely appreciated: Youtube vid with a weird "audio visualizer" . . . or Soundcloud . . . many thanks for the listen! -Tom
  6. 1 point
    AKA "The Bouy's People?"
  7. 1 point
    4.0.5 is pretty broken. Even by IK standards. The repeating MIDI note problem reproduces in Cubase easily. Just draw a bunch of 1/8 notes on the same key. It won't play them all when you play it back. Doesn't seem to matter what patch you use either, it's the engine not the samples.
  8. 1 point
    I got a reply from IKM support and they asked me for screenshots or a video (obviously my detailed explanation was not enough). I just created a detailed video showing the issue. I showed the workflow using Sampletank 4.04 were the edited patch loaded successfully. I repeated the same workflow with Sampletank 4.05 (same patch and everything) and the error appeared. I am hoping this will be enough to get them to reproduce the issue and come up with a fix in the form of an update. Until this is resolved, I am staying with Sampletank 4.04
  9. 1 point
    I don't think so. I hope I'm wrong, but I've asked this before. I wanted my tracks named the way *I* named them, but Cakewalk/sonar always adds those numbers at the end and as far as I know there's no way to stop it, so you'll likely be doing some cleaning one way or another even if just to get rid of those numbers at the end of the file name.
  10. 1 point
    Well, we are in the middle compressors invasion
  11. 1 point
    I liked this a lot. Was struggling to hear your vocals. Bring them to the front more.. dont be shy πŸ™‚
  12. 1 point
    This just in: possible suspect identified as Dynamic Mike
  13. 1 point
    if you don't have Kontakt, well that would be my best bet. If you have any Kontakt library, you can update for $249.00 US as a cross grade. If you don't, you can always buy a cheap library and save a couple of bucks. Or you can wait for another deal. I just upgraded from Kontakt 5 to Kontakt 6, during their last deal promotion for $49.00.
  14. 1 point
    Welcome back jw!!!! Yep things are mysteriously different yet the same. I Am feverishly trying to start recording again also. good luck and have fun!
  15. 1 point
    Well, although I am a native Californian, I don't care for such sentiments. I don't support xenophobic philosophies and I'm not saying that you're accusing me of such. Just thought the bumper sticker was humorous. So hey, will the last person boarding this submarine please close the screen door behind them?
  16. 1 point
    Police could find no "Lead Sheets" to direct them in which direction the Lute took off in πŸ˜†
  17. 1 point
    Even the multiple "Prophets" couldn't foretell the outcome.
  18. 1 point
    After they broke in, an automated voice informed them that they could steal anything they want, except for Monster Cables which are never discounted and can't leave the store for anything except full price... πŸ˜†
  19. 1 point
    Klayportshiyesh??? 😳 Do you have kontakt yet? It probably covers a lot of the territory you already have, but it is the very definition of versatile. Plus it puts you in the realm of the various third party libraries, which is where the magic lies. The expensive magic. Or, Dune 3 is worth a look.
  20. 1 point
    Vouchers are based on what you've spent at PA over a 12 month period Antler...
  21. 1 point
    This is a beautiful song Bjorn. It just radiates honesty and emotion. The lyrics are great and the performance does indeed complement and convey the honesty and emotion of the lyrics. Your vocals are perfectly suited for this song. Your love one must really appreciate this song. All-in-all, I would say that you did one terrific job on this number.
  22. 1 point
    Great Song, awesome sound.
  23. 1 point
    Are there more virtual drummers plugins than EQs now?
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  25. 1 point
    I find the best way to do this is to change the clip envelope - I know it sounds like using an envelope, but it doesn't actually involve drawing one. If you change the filter on the clip to Clip Gain, then hold the CTRL key down, you can move the volume up and down for the clip. As this just affects the clip, you're still free to use volume automation for the track independently: You can of course do this with the track volume as well, but this will be overridden by any fader changes or track volume automation.