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  1. 5 points
    The best DAW is/are the one(s) you're using at the moment. Unless someone voting has tried ALL the DAWs in the list and done a major compare and contrast, any results are ill-informed at best. What's more, it all depends on what you want the DAW to do. Some DAWs are better for mixing. Some for songwriting. Some for loops. Etc. etc. etc. I think most popularity contests are about clicks to improve SEO for the site sponsoring the "poll." Sorry to sound like I'm in a "kids get off my lawn" mode, but polls like this are meaningless. That said - go ahead and vote for Cakewalk!!! It deserves credit for making it through some very trying times. Personally, I'm not happy about being kicked to the curb, but that's in the past...and for me, doesn't detract from the program, Noel's dedication, Meng's foresight, or the wonderful community that has coalesced around it.
  2. 4 points
    Some good buys here...especially with voucher! https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products.html
  3. 4 points
    No, but now I have one......thanks!! Just kidding
  4. 3 points
    JRR Shop $9.99 US. Use discount code "GROUP" at checkout for additional discount. https://www.jrrshop.com/air-music-tech-xpand-2
  5. 3 points
    In a fred titled "Playing with this now", it's best to keep your helmet out of it.
  6. 2 points
    Just received an email from T&S with a voucher so check your email for yours. Don't know if voucher codes are different per email but suspect they may be. Looking to get a TH-U expansion for around 6 GBP combining voucher with my loyalty points if it's allowed.
  7. 2 points
    https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=290&t=529757&start=410
  8. 2 points
    All offers end October 24, 23:59 California Time/PT.
  9. 2 points
    Thanks to you, I was able to upgrade from MPS 2.0 at an unbeatable price! Smooth transaction and quick transfer from Izotope. They even sent a Melodyne serial.
  10. 2 points
    Could be a good opportunity to turn people onto trying cakewalk and letting them know it's alive and well, if they didn't know already. I was on the fence about upgrading from a very old cubase until i found out about cakewalk being free now... so i figured "why not" and tried it out. Needless to say i didn't need to buy cubase haha.
  11. 2 points
    Feel free to vote for Cakewalk here!
  12. 2 points
    Hey folks! As some of you may be aware, I have been making some Cakewalk tutorial videos for YouTube recently. As an aside I have working on a video chronicling the history of Cakewalk, from its inception in 1987, until its latest incarnation as CbB. I am gradually piecing together a time line of releases, but am lacking in some eye candy for the video! It would be greatly appreciated if any of you could help at all. I am particularly looking for: * Any disk images of early DOS versions (the earliest I have is V4 running in my virtual machine) * Any scans or photos of disk covers and associated paperwork. * Any scans of posters or adverts/magazine articles about the product. * Any fond memories! I know this is a huge ask, but if anyone could help, it would be great for the community to learn the full history of this awesome DAW. You can email me at creative.sauce.tube@gmail.com Thank you!
  13. 2 points
    there's 20% off at the moment in the steinberg shop
  14. 2 points
    If children will be the primary users, then closed-back headphones will be a must. Same goes for kids' musical instruments and handheld devices. They want to explore and that should be encouraged. But no point in subjecting your own ears to their experiments. You can get those cheap $29 cans that studios buy in bulk for handing out to drummers and bass players.
  15. 2 points
    A 2.1 multimedia speaker system with a subwoofer will work well with the on-board audio just for playback. I use one for my laptop when I have it running at home, with a copy of my DAW software. I do use headphones when traveling, of course. I have an older version of the 2.1 multimedia system from Creative. It's definitely not studio quality, but as a consumer audio system, it gets the job done. This appears to be the latest offering... https://www.amazon.com/Creative-A250-Multimedia-Speaker-System/dp/B00CDJJZV6 https://us.creative.com/p/speakers/sbs-a250 https://www.pcgamer.com/best-computer-speakers/
  16. 2 points
    Additionally MTurboDelayMB, a multiband version of the mighty MTurboDelay, has been released and is free for MTurboDelay users. A multiband version MTurboDelayMB is now included! How about using multiple of these super-powerful delays and process each part of the spectrum with a different one? Or perhaps one delay processing the transients and another processing the sustain? And well, nearly anything you can imagine!
  17. 2 points
    so that's where he's got to πŸ˜‚
  18. 2 points
    Hey @Ron Harrell . When you select Lyrics view as Chuck described above, it will by default open in the multidock. Be aware that lyric view is track selection dependent. You need to make sure you have the track selected that contains the notes that will trigger the lyrics as the song plays - a single midi note for each word. Heres the process I use: 1. Write your song lyrics in a text file 2. Create an empty midi track. This will be used to trigger your lyrics. It does not matter what instrument it is assigned to (if any) as it will be muted. It does not matter what notes you play. Just the timing is used to scroll through the lyrics. 3. Record enable the track and start recording, and as the song plays, play a midi note for each word (exactly as they are written in your text file). Once done, this track can be muted. 4. With the midi track you just recorded selected, choose Views> Lyric View. A window filled with dashes (one for each note you played) will appear in the multi dock. Drag its tab out of the multidock so that the window is free floating. 5. Select all of the lyrics in your text document and copy them (Ctl>C) 6. Now select all of the dashes in your lyric view window and paste the lyrics in (Ctl>V). The dashes will be replaced with your lyrics. 7. Play back the song back and make sure that the highlighted lyrics are in time with your backing. You can now set the font and resize the window to suit your screen layout. You can have a larger font and smaller window, as the lyrics will be highlighted and scroll with the song on playback. I generally like to have 4 lines visible the full width of the screen, but this is entirely up to you. Arrange all of the project windows as you would like them to appear upon opening. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR LYRIC TRACK IS SELECTED. Lock the current screenset, then save the song. Hope that helps:)
  19. 2 points
    Vocal Enhancer, G8 or Zip for $5 on top of the β€œeveryman” voucher, not bad indeed.
  20. 2 points
    I checked it out and it's a good alternative. It's worthwhile to see the walk-through video. I have 50 points and that translates to about $5, you must have like 600 points?!
  21. 2 points
    @Noel Borthwick If last activated date is displayed in About Cakewalk window, we may be relieved. Like this... "Free- Activated by BandLab Assistant (2019/10/11)"
  22. 1 point
    Nevermind... Seems formatting is a more apt discussion here, so I'll let someone else create a thread about that, and contribute to it πŸ˜›
  23. 1 point
  24. 1 point
    Still don't know if i jump or not , i loked since a while budget for a controller ... waited this one to make decision , now the wya i see it it's not makie control or some , it's the same as C1 aka you need to insert their plugin : not fan Not fan also to have to deal with screen versus built in screens like the Avid artist , if S1 has Eucon i would have jumped , and if cubase would let ypu structure song with a way to overlapp audio clip and read overlapss easy i would have switched to cuabse and go eucon !!! small deteails , big impacts !!
  25. 1 point
    Here's the updates. https://new.steinberg.net/wavelab/new-in-10/ I only have Elements, and there doesn't seem to be a huge amount of difference in the update here. I notice that the Help>Steinberg.help link still brings up the 9.5 help. Elements was Β£21 for the update (with the 20% discount). jdf
  26. 1 point
    "My" copy of 2019.9 is 600MB... User friendly products with fixed activation time I have used can display expiration time... I know, running Assistant periodically is possible, but... I had 2019.3. So assistant need to be updated. assistant can not update itself ("something went wrong") downloaded and installed assistant manually 50MB. Well... tee, cigarette... downloaded. In case of update: "Update available", update button pressed playing piano... having dinner... (takes more then 1 hour for me in case my daughter is watching Netflix) "Update available" (no errors, nothing, like I have never pressed update button before and I have not seen slowly progressing download) πŸ™€ update button pressed... (waiting another 30 minutes - no one was using Internet at all this time) "Update available" (no errors, nothing, like I have never pressed update button before and I have not seen slowly progressing download) πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€ ok... I am smart... I have found downloaded file and run it manually, installed without problem πŸ˜‰
  27. 1 point
    Looks like there is no separate installer or license file. Installing MTurbo delay 13.06 with the appropriate license present makes both MTurboDelay and MTurboDelayMB available in your VSTs. The most complex of delays just got more complex. Nice though!
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    +1,000 Maybe I'll get my wish and the notation will be worked on and I will be able to record into the Matrix. But as it is it is one heck of a DAW and now free. Thanks Meng for keeping it alive.
  30. 1 point
    Whether it's popular/relevant or not, I'm very thankful to Meng & Co. for not only rescuing Cakewalk from it's downfall, but regularly improving CbB. I do have a couple of other DAWS, but CbB is what I know best and can quickly get my musical noises recorded without hassle. Having regularly invested in Sonar since V3, it's extremely nice to have it for free.
  31. 1 point
    Possible, but not probable. It's easier to just post here. I think that's what Chuck E Baby and David Baay were alluding to. On the old forum, there used to be links (and posts) that pointed to things like "CakeTV" and other materials that explained things like this. There is definitely a need to bring those things back (updated of course).
  32. 1 point
    My favorite Hammond emu has long been the original VB3 - not the more recent VB3-II, which is one of those products I alluded to that I elected not to write about. Sadly, the old VB3 is no longer available through legal channels. Its author needed to completely rewrite VB3 so it could be embedded into hardware units such as the Crumar Mojo (which I have). Along the way he left out something. Perhaps a call to the MakeHammondMagic() function. Arturia's B3-V is OK, adds some interesting modulation features and fx, but isn't particularly authentic with its baked-in distortion. Its Leslie emulation sounds good on slow rotation but its fast mode doesn't sound quite right. I got decent results by using other peoples' Leslie sims such as L'otary and MVintageRotary from Melda. GG Audio's Blue3 is a good value for, IIRC, a hundred bucks. The Leslie is just OK, but has the advantage of being a separate plugin, so you can throw it on a guitar or vocal if you like. The new UI is a big improvement over their previous synth-style interface. They seem determined to keep enhancing it until it's best-in-class. Even if not quite there yet, it's definitely in the same league with IKM's. IKM's B3-X is the first one I've used that gets both the organ and the Leslie right in the same package, sounds good clean or dirty, and gets the Leslie fast tremolo effect right.
  33. 1 point
    I saved my default template for Cakewalk with the Master bus set initially to -6bB just for this reason, as I audition a lot of VSTi presets. I hate those loud surprises from many instruments. I suppose setting a limiter on the bus would work about the same.
  34. 1 point
    His drums "Adam Monroes beats" is good sounding. I can recommend them. I went for the Tremelo and stumbled upon this. There was this style that i think was called 80's classic rock. It made me nostalgic. It was the perfect imitation of the sound from my youth.🀩
  35. 1 point
    From Sampleson* Things: "Ready to be loaded into major DAWs (Cubase, Logic Pro, GarageBand, Cakewalk, Reaper, BitWig, Nuendo, FLstudio, etc)" * OK, they're not iZotope, but at least we're not completely forgotten about.
  36. 1 point
    I bought the Behringer UM2 for my son's laptop. It works very nicely.
  37. 1 point
    Have you checked the WayBackMachine at archive.org?
  38. 1 point
    They sent that code to everyone for an extra $25 voucher, I think. None of the things on sale add to a custom bundle discount nor are discounted by a custom bundle discount. So you can't add 8 $9.99 plugins and a full priced plugin and get 60%. They closed the bundle discount loophole.
  39. 1 point
    My DAW desktop has Win 10 Pro 1903 (with all current updates). The laptop, a Dell Inspiron 15, 5577 has Win 10 Home 1903 (with all current updates). The DAW desktop is an ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero Z170 motherboard with an i7 6700K (no overclocking) and 16GB of Corsair RAM. A Samsung EVO SSD. Resplendence Latency Mon shows no problems. I can run recording interfaces, reliably, at 64 samples. I use Windows Defender and Malwarebytes (paid version). There is no "garbage" in startup, only what is needed. Very "vanilla" system.
  40. 1 point
    Sure - minidump is attached. _10162019_124406.dmp
  41. 1 point
    This is impressive, appreciate the way every new feature is explained.
  42. 1 point
    I generally resist the urge to comment on posts here, but sometimes the rest of the forum is so quiet, it's hard to resist. ;^) Ultimately these suggestions are intended primarily for the Bakers' eyes, but that doesn't mean other users aren't welcome to weigh in with their opinions about the value, necessity or implementation details of a suggested feature/change. It can happen (and has happened) that a suggestion gets accepted and implemented in a way that really screws up the workflow of long-time users, so they have right to register their concerns in advance. And, as you say, there appear to be many cases where a user isn't aware of an existing feature that offers most or all of what they want.
  43. 1 point
    Cool! A poll where you don't have to register for spam, ah, I mean, register.
  44. 1 point
  45. 1 point
    You likely are running a very old version of CbB if it prompted you. Periodic online activation is a requirement to use the software (as is the case with most other products). Its a small price to pay to get a full blown DAW with no restrictions. The newest update will give you advance notice when activation is required and won't block you ever while you are in a session, in the unlikely event that the rime rolls over. You also need to periodically update BandLab assistant which is the delivery mechanism. Its also in most users best interests to update the software periodically since we are constantly making the software better.
  46. 1 point
    Updating in not required but the software does need to connect to the BandLab server periodically to renew its activation. Keeping the software current is a good idea though and updating renews the activation too. That said, I like to keep at least the version I am currently running available after updating. I wrote a tool called Cakewalk Launchpad and one of its functions is the ability to switch between versions CbB. Before updating CbB, I make a copy of the existing install (keyboard shortcut K). After the update, I can switch between versions on demand. Currently a version of CbB is ~155MB so, keeping a couple of version online does not take much space.
  47. 1 point
    Many wish there was an offline option. My studio has no internet access, so I bring the Cat in occasionally, and update everything at once. I’ve not had the BandLad Assistant issue that you experienced, but it pops up on the forum now and then. All in all, CbB is my DAW of choice, jumping through a few hoops; no big deal.
  48. 1 point
    @George Cowan Hey George, I cant really read the photo you posted because its a little grainy and too far away to make out anything legible. I suggest using IMGUR for showing pics that need a good focus. The upload function here is good for something's but not for detailed looking at larger photos. I wouldn't uninstall/reinstall. I would first try to rescan my plug ins. See what comes up with that and let me know. FYI- Also Tag me in your post, this way I will get a notification. I didn't even know you responded, I had to check this thread manually. To tag someone just use the @ symbol followed by the user name and then click on the user name from the drop down list. (like I did with your name in the heading of this comment). Best of luck Chuck
  49. 1 point
    Totally get that. I just think it is good practice to run all signal to a single bus before you hit the hardware outputs. If done correctly, there should be no difference between the hardware output and the final summing bus, whatever you call it. Dan
  50. 1 point
    This is the kind of stuff I love and the way we all used to record our gems. Have to say it has overtones of early John Lennon and the guitar playing reminds me of 'Dear Prudence' .. I was a Tascam man myself from a two track reel to reel to a 4 track but still remember the day I purchased my ultimate recorder Tascam Midi studio 8track running at twice the speed of a normal cassette recorder ... I've rebuilt and repaired twice over the years 'cause it's so dam' good and I still have and use it ! This song cries out to be remixed ... thanks for the post really enjoyed the trip down mems street Steve
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