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  1. 5 points
    I do a lot of location recordings. Music, mostly. I've often nervously wondered what it would take to make my system fall over as my mobile rig is pretty humble. Specs are: HP ProBook6565b (i5 1.6Ghz) laptop 8GB Ram 1 x SSD Kingston 400 for OS 1 x internal Seagate HHD 1TB for Audio Win 10 Pro. RME Fireface800 Asio driver @256Samples Buffer Recording done at 48k, 24bit. I just finished tracking three choirs for a project and it was all recorded in layers on location, totaling 238 audio tracks (pic attached). Recording was done 2 tracks at a time with no plugins on any tracks. Each of the 10 subgroups of voices was routed through an Aux with Breverb running for on the fly playback mixes, so that's 10 x Auxes and 10 x Breverb. Well, the bottom line is the system had a few dropouts towards the last session when I was jumping around a bit too quickly between takes, but it never had an audio dropout or even a pop or crackle during tracking. It felt solid and would probably be solid for another 20 or 30 tracks, if not more. I may well clone the tracks to see how far I can still push it. Disk performance hovered between 15% and 50% depending on the amount of tracks in that section of the production. I thought the info might come in handy to someone, somewhere It's good to know CbB is up there (and in my opinion ABOVE) some of the "pro" DAWs..
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  3. 4 points
    Me too. Studio One user. I’ve never tried Cakewalk. I’m not much of a baker.
  4. 4 points
    Hey, some of us don’t use Cakewalk. Some never have. Or maybe only me. I’m here for the deals. Always was. So if the forum would shut down, I’ll visit Larryland.
  5. 3 points
    Unify 1.4 is HERE! New to Unify 1.4: • 32 New Patches by John Lehmkuhl. Total # of Patches: 570! • AAX PlugIn Suport! HELLO ProTools • Sync'd LFO with custom waveshape - new worlds just opened up! • LiveControl™ integrated into Unify for realtime control and seamless muting of Layers (and 1 layer can be an ENTIRE 24 Layer UNIFY patch!) • 2 Incredible effects installed: Chow Tape Model and Chow Matrix (incredible tape simulation and the coolest DDL effect you've seen ANYWHERE) and both are FREE and included by very kind permission by CHOW DSP with the installation. ILIO's UNIFY UPDATE PAGE Unify Change Log edit: note there is a typo in the release date shown below that has been subsequently fixed on the change log page.
  6. 3 points
    Well, I'm a guy on a forum AND a professional mixer, as well a mastering engineer who's mastered hundreds of tracks, one of which won an award, and one of which was nominated for the Hollywood Music in Media awards. So I've around the block a few times I've done a lot of research on stereo placement. My favorite tool for doing so is using an M/S encoder, putting the sides in mono in one track, the center in mono in one track, and comparing with exclusive solo. This makes it easy to tell who's doing LCR panning (which has more than one meaning , it also relates to live sound). Doing this also reveals two major philosophical differences in mixing. For example in Madonna's "Ray of Light," the main guitar and synth are panned hard left and right. The sound seems like it explodes out of the speakers, and leaves lots of room for the center voice/kick. It sounds nothing like a live performance (of course, not that there's anything wrong with that). LCR is also good for giving a "vintage" vibe because with limited tracks and ancient mixing consoles, your only choices were left, right, and center. Another advantage of LCR is it translates well over different systems, because you're not dependent on nuanced stereo. When you listen to someone like Peter Gabriel, the sides are used more as a frame around the center to provide ambience. This sounds more live, and flatters the voice because it's the center of attention - it's not competing with the sides. If you hear the way Gabriel and Madonna handle the voice, there's no doubt who wants to put the center of attention on the vocal more than the production. I feel both artists made the correct artistic decisions. Or at least, that's the way I would have mixed them. My personal reference for mixing is live music, for two reasons. First, when someone listens to my music, I want them to feel they're watching a performance. Although I'll place sounds toward the left or toward the right (sometimes quite a bit toward the extremes), I never pan hard left and right because that's not the way live music sounds. Second, if I ever play the music live, I want to be able to reproduce it so it sounds at least somewhat like the album. As to stereo wideners, I totally disagree it's a band-aid if it's based on mid/side processing, not phase differences, which seems to be what the guy in the video is referring to. No one considers mid/side miking (which uses the same principle as quality wideners) a band-aid or amateur technique, in fact, it's considered rather advanced because of the options it gives on mixdown. Of course, you don't want to "widen" things to 200% of the width, but just a little bit can open up some space in the center that would be difficult to do otherwise. However, I prefer a more DIY approach, where I encode the signal into mids and sides, process those components separately, then decode them. For example, I just re-mastered an album by Martha Davis for vinyl. By separating it into mid and side components, I could make sure the bass was 100% centered, as well as keep extraneous bass out of the sides. By increasing the highs a bit on the sides, because highs are more directional, the apparent stereo width was greater. When done this way, it also collapses perfectly into mono, which I also consider important. I could go on but that's enough for now. Feel free to check out my latest album project (link below), which is selective in the approach to panning, and combines the two techniques. Some parts within a song are more centered; in some songs various instruments are panned much more to the sides. I feel the variety makes the album more enjoyable than if everything was panned hard left/right, or treated strictly as framing for the center. In other words, pan, don't pan, widen, narrow, whatever will best serve the song - which will tell you what it wants if you listen hard enough. And whatever the song tells you will be more appropriate than anything you read on a forum, or hear from a guy who knows how to post a video. Good luck with your projects!! https://youtu.be/ONQkKQcuego
  7. 3 points
    Those that don't use Cakewalk clearly have some things to learn about the best audio deal on the market.
  8. 3 points
    "Frank Zappa and the Mothers were at the best place around" Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water:
  9. 2 points
    Piotr has been hypnotised by the SLO , he ain't responding no more lol
  10. 2 points
    I never really warmed to the prochannel. Can't say why. Just preferred the fx bin.
  11. 2 points
    Wow... Seems their pages overloaded, happy I was fast enough to load demo... I am afraid after playing for several minutes ... I will not able not to buy this thing... It bites but it is not harsh as others and really great sounding... with sustain stretched like rubber. And lots ( I mean lots) of nice presets...
  12. 2 points
    No argument about better menus but do you have that many drum maps? CbB includes quite a few but. at least in my case, I can't use most of them. Instead of clearing out the default drum map folder though, I use a custom location, copying the few needed from the default location and adding several custom ones. Doing this significantly reduced the display and because they are in a custom location there is no chance of getting overwritten with a CbB updated.
  13. 2 points
    you get the 20% off if you own other of their stuff. Comes to $95 USD. I would still wait for a 50% sale. LOL.. I like how IKM gave away Soldano for free a few weeks ago to screw them. It's like their have a snitch in NeuralDSP or something.
  14. 2 points
    All things being equal, CbB (aka Cakewalk by BandLab) was previously known as Cakewalk SONAR Platinum which was around for over 20 years. When Meng acquired the Cakewalk assets he chose to make it free and it's highly unlikely he would ever close it (in yours or my lifetime). However, nothing is certain and those who love Reaper or Studio One or Cubase or any other DAW, could ask the same question and the answer is the same. Anything is possible.
  15. 2 points
    C'mon, seriously. Nothing in life is certain. You can at best make an educated guess. That's what I do.
  16. 2 points
    @Aloe DukeYou should probably search the forum first for the other 9,000,000 times this question has been asked, and questionably answered... 😉
  17. 2 points
    Nah most likely Macadamia nuts.
  18. 2 points
    Now that I have Amplitube 5 I've really stopped caring about other amp sims.
  19. 2 points
    Not such a great deal considering I paid for a lifetime.
  20. 2 points
    although pretty price for just 1 amp but it is slo100 so if it is good emulation... the real thing sounds so amazing on records... I have nembrini slo, ik slo and STL slo emulations (&maybe others I forgot?). And I like definitely STL the most. Although none of them to my ears is really close to what I can hear from real slo 100 or even synergy module But as never was so lucky to be real thing user, can only use other guys work and kindness to hear how it sounds alone and unprocessed. Yeah, AT5 is great for a money but the same thing was true for AT4. To be honest I have no motivation for upgrade at all. AT5 and AT4 sound very different even when checking with AT5 CS but for some emulation actually I prefer AT4. And having AT4MAX price for upgrading to even AT5 is instant deal breaker for me atm. I think when there would be a deal available to go to AT5 I will still be keeping AT4 for some uses - not mentioning AT5 is still buggy and very slowly loading so to have a pleasure of play I prefer AT4 or STL things.
  21. 2 points
    it's free I'm guessing you're worried you'll learn how to use it and then it'll shut down it may happen but what you learn will be transferrable, mostly, to other DAWs I learned in Reaper and now I'm a happy S1 user
  22. 2 points
    I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos IMO one of the best doo-wop songs ever recorded
  23. 2 points
    Hope not, we don't want to loose the Deals forum and the Coffee House.😇
  24. 2 points
    999 -666 Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (666)
  25. 2 points
    Not to be captain obvious, but you can of course turn the inbuilt cabs off and use external cab/IR loader, I've always preferred external loaders up until AT5 was released, I find the included cabs and features more than adequate, (thus far) I'm not super excited about the sound either, I've had AmplionPro since it was released, never saw much use, and hasn't been used for many years. Glad I didn't just jump in as I usually do (once bitten twice shy and all that), downloaded the demo first this time. From what I have heard and seen so far I'll likely pass, but I'll give it a bit more time after I get back from the Doctors.
  26. 2 points
    I got an email from Guitar Center, regarding some sort of fire hazard for a Line 6 product here is the link to the Line 6 recall page: https://line6.com/g10recall/ Bob Bone
  27. 2 points
    I went many years playing live through a Boogie Mk IIB with no Reverb, or Graphic EQ. I finally got a Ibanez Flanger and and Analog Delay pedals and used them for years. About 6-7 yrs ago I started getting into more pedals. Now I got what I think are way too many. Not even gonna talk about my guitars... or amps!!
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  30. 1 point
    Thought you might find this interesting. I found this on an old PC hard drive. Way back in 1987, this is how I wrote and recorded my music. Years before Cakewalk and digital and Toontrack, Waves, Native Instruments and plugins I had a Fostex X-15 4 track recorder. Some of you might have gone this route back in the day. The fidelity is terrible! Lofi to the highest degree. You would NEVER consider selling something made in this fashion (cassette based. Tape speed 1.75 ips). This was strictly demos only, but you could overdub and bounce tracks. Oh yes, another thing. I played guitar back then too. I still have my Martin D-18 acoustic hanging on the wall in my studio. I get it off the rack every now and then and play what I can off of it, but I was away from it for so long it has become impossible for me to do anything with it now. I was even into alternative tunings and fingerings back then. This song was an experiment in an alternative tuning. I had the tuning and fingerings for this song charted but lost them. I would love to know how I came up with this but it was 32 years ago and I can't remember. The other instrument you hear is a clarinet (dubbed twice for harmony). I played clarinet since my teens (and saxophone). I still have my Buffett Crampon, but my asthma doesn't allow me to play that much either these days. The song is called "Should've Known". I apologize for the lofi but you might like it anyway. https://www.soundclick.com/html5/v4/player.cfm?songID=13912567 🙂John B
  31. 1 point
    @Jim Hurley v2.0.4 - fixes missing drop down in upsampleeditor Should be available now on Google Thanks
  32. 1 point
    Found the problem. Preferences -> Midi -> Playback and Recording Change driver mode to MME and the old INS file for the FA-06 and MP-7 now work. I believe there is an issue with the way Cakewalk has implemented the UWP option. I have reported it to Cakewalk support.
  33. 1 point
    Sorry, my fault! It is €99, not $99
  34. 1 point
    https://www.toontrack.com/weekend-deals/ 67% OFF EZKEYS ELECTRIC GRAND USD179 USD59 65% OFF SEVENTIES POP EZKEYS MIDI USD29 USD10
  35. 1 point
    I hope not now that Cakewalk has done so much work on stability. Really I think the payoff will be when there is the tie-in with Bandlab and it is seemless In a few months we shall see Now I don't understand the alarm and really IMHO we should all learn at least one more DAW as a back-up.
  36. 1 point
    Whatever brings more money is surely the right one. Business as usual.
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    Heresy shall be punished Red -Red Iron Maiden - The Red And The Black
  39. 1 point
    I was expecting the usual "full Kontakt required" but it looks like it's actually a VST?? I mean I know it says it in the title and all, but really?
  40. 1 point
    Maybe drop a note Cakewalk support at https://help.cakewalk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=360000025633
  41. 1 point
    @timboalogo Thanks for the quick response. I really like someone to get Picky! I just worked on the kick drum and piano per Gary's suggestions. It sounded a Lot better. The intro bothered me as well after listening a few times thru. It seemed like a different guitar was doing the intro. I may have to automate an EQ for that part. Never done it before but I'll figure it out. As far as the snare , I'll do what I can . I'll Never load up these SI drums again without having Full access to each drum. Something else to learn . Thanks .. mark
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    My G-String once snapped whilst performing. I was fortunate to be wearing pants at the time.
  44. 1 point
    Sonuscore Origin instruments are some of the few Kontakt tools that I actually use on a regular basis. Great quality.
  45. 1 point
    P.S. I loved the photo of the young girl flipping me off. I was hoping it was a stock photo but couldn't find it on line.
  46. 1 point
    In other news, the GDP of Israel, Sweden, Germany and England all report 50% drops last week.
  47. 1 point
    Elliott Smith's "From A Basement On A Hill" ....yea the whole album keeps me skin all prickly and a sense that somewhere in his songs lay the answers to all of my questions about the universe. Rock music has lost majority of it's best representatives and now sits abandoned, covered in vines and wasp nests. Well, there is still Keith Richards and Brian Wilson which is proof that life expectancy is completely counter intuitive
  48. 1 point
    Thanks, Mesh. The problem is, I never DON’T have GAS. In the world of planets, I am a gas giant. I am Jupiter with the budget of Pluto.
  49. 1 point
    Rainbow -Since You've Been Gone
  50. 1 point
    Hi Lynn , great vocals as usual , its all happening ,great guitar work just waiting for that ...break ....! that didnt come .....
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