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    I brought Pigment 3 last night. Figured it is more up my alley to play with. Of course I will have to buy the Stranger Synths sound pack too for the small price. My daughters are "dad that show is just so '80's " Yes it is! Anyway it looks like it will be a fun toy to play with. My wife plays games on her phone and I play with synths!
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    don't underestimate our ability to rationalize unbridled spending 😁
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    I don't think they will - I read somewhere that someone from iZotope has already said they won't do subscription exclusively. It's just another option, that probably makes more sense for studio owners. Look at the other companies with a subscription - PA, Presonus, Slate, Kush, Kilohearts (and others) - they still offer perpetual licenses. Even if they do, you probably have everything you need (e.g. mastering compressors, EQs, limters, stereo width processors, exciters) from PA, IK, Overloud, Voxengo, Melda, and lots of other companies too. Also don't forget that the point of a perpetual license is that you get to keep using what you already have.
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    O9A, in turn, doesn't beat some expensive outboard gear, which don't beat a professional mastering facility run by an outstanding mastering engineer. When it comes to perfection, sky is the limit. This plugin adds a unique 3D quality to OK sounding mixes. Great tool for instant mix polishing.
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    For a quick, easy, master it's pretty nice...very much ala Lurssen, but it don't beat Ozone 9 Advanced....that's where the party is at! I haven't used anything that compares (obviously some "Mastering Chains" of individual effects can produce the same, or better, results - but I'm speaking of "all-inclusive" processors)
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    GainMatch. Looks like the anti-GAS plugin.
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    Video removed for updating and editing- Mods can delete thread for now.
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    I have found, over years of trying to decipher the Key Bindings settings, that it is best to: save/export your current settings so that they are easily retrievable (with an import) Choose "Zap all..." to return to only the default bindings which show as bold text in the key pane then attempt to troubleshoot creating just your one desired custom binding to see if that works in your desired instance Although it says in the manual that you can reassign defaults to your preferred binding, I have found this to not necessarily be the case, or not to work as expected. And I can't quite figure out why exactly it isn't the case when it isn't. But zapping all and starting fresh from the ground up is a way of figuring some things out that you can then hope to incorporate into your custom bindings file (that you exported/imported). The functioning of these bindings settings is somewhat opaque in my opinion. For example, the asterisks that appear next to custom bindings are sometimes black, sometimes red, apparently to indicate something. What that is, I dunno. It is not mentioned anywhere in the documentation (as far as I can tell). It is true that you can have the same keystrokes assigned to multiple functions in different "Areas", as well as in addition to their default assignments. So, it all can end up being a bit of a confusing mess if you are a customs bindings junky like myself. I spoke of it in another post from a while before - if you care to see more there, scroll the the Aug 30, 2019 entry and read a bit from there. If there is newer, more enlightening information, I would love to hear it as well! Anyway, this maybe doesn't help, just spreading the information.
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    Get it for free without purchase. https://www.sonible.com/blog/stayhome-package/
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    Deep in Lab Inspired by BandLab::. [version 2022.06] Give it a chance! Click to DOWNLOAD::. Give it a chance! Click to DOWNLOAD::. [Also, don't miss Boston Flowers theme]
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    [UPDATE 7-May-2021: Cakewalk 2021.04 Update 1 Early Access is now available] Our sincerest thanks to those of you who have provided feedback on Early Access 1 - your support this week has been fantastic! We've addressed all issues reported by Early Access 1 testers and found opportunities for additional refinements as well. We invite you to try out the latest updates in EA2. Please note that Early Access installers are update installers, which only update from a specific version. To install the 2021.04 EA2 build, you must be on the latest public release of 2021.01 or 2021.04 Early Access 1. The 2021.04 EA2 build can be downloaded and installed from within Cakewalk by going to Help > Check for Updates, then clicking the Download Now link in the "Early Access Available" toast notification. Download Cakewalk 2021.04 EA2 installer Should you need to revert from the 2021.04 EA2 build to the public 2021.01 release, you can download the Cakewalk 2021.01 Rollback installer. If you haven't already done so, please read about the Early Access Program before participating. Thanks again for your participation! The Bakers View list of updates in Early Access 1 Early Access 2 Highlights Behavior Changes BandLab integration: The File > Browse BandLab Projects and File > Publish to BandLab commands are now key bindable Tempo track: Option to not update BPM display in the Tempo track header during playback/recording. To prevent the BPM display from updating during playback, right-click the Tempo track and disable Update BPM Display During Playback. Tip: Disable Update BPM Display During Playback if you want to use tap tempo during playback. Plug-in menus: Plug-in menus now support keyboard navigation: HOME / END PAGE UP / PAGE DOWN Press any alpha-numeric key to go to the first plug-in beginning with that character; press the same character again to go to the next plug-in, etc. Waveform outlines You can now optionally show waveform outlines in the Clips pane. To show/hide waveform outlines, click the Track view View menu and select Display > Show Waveform Outlines. Known issue: Waveform outline may not display correctly wherever there are tempo changes or clip mute regions, resulting in incomplete waveform outlines and/or vertical lines. The number of tempo changes, muted clip regions, zoom level and vertical waveform size all affect the severity of the issue. This will be fixed before the final release. View list of updates in Early Access 1 Bug fixes Stability Crash closing Cakewalk after opening Upload Projects dialog BandLab integration Upload Settings fail to persist after closing and reopening Cakewalk Upload Track Mixdowns to BandLab causes mixdowns to be muted unexpectedly Tempo track Cannot click/create a node and drag immediately / crashes occasionally UI Regression: Unable to move punch point ends on timeline Cut/Copy/Paste does not work with envelopes when nodes are lasso selected Increase plug-in type text color contrast in plug-in menus Changing the Track's output MIDI channel does not update Arpeggiator UI Keyboard Shortcut for Record Arm does not work for Synth Audio Output tracks Quick Group engage of Console Emulator fails to load modules as expected Arranger Incorrect sections and arrangements combo box colors in Arranger Inspector Copy of Arranger section not working as expected in some projects Automation Latch Write Automation becomes stuck when quick grouping Quick-group latch automation results in overwrite automation faders until saving and re-opening the project Envelope related time selection issues Clicking on a automation node does not clear selected tempo nodes & vice versa Misc. Changing Preview Bus in Browser is not respected by files played previously Bounce to clip(s) not working with Arpeggiator if MIDI event channel doesn't match Arpeggiator MIDI Channel Track templates cause project image in Browser to disappear unexpectedly Regression: Adding synth tracks when current track is in a folder causes tracks to be incorrectly created Early Access 1 Highlights New features Note: Screenshots may not reflect actual UI in latest build. Integrated BandLab library access The 2021.04 release introduces a major update to BandLab integration, with support for downloads and uploads and tracking revision state directly from within Cakewalk. Subsequent uploads to BandLab of a modified project are automatically tracked as revisions to the parent project. There is also support for importing clips and MIDI tracks from BandLab projects. The brand new Library view (File > Browse BandLab Projects) now allows you to navigate your projects on BandLab and set revision and song properties directly from within Cakewalk . Here are some of the benefits of BandLab library integration in Cakewalk: Easily publish Cakewalk projects, stems and mixes to your BandLab library Quickly open BandLab projects in Cakewalk Collaborate easily by sharing audio tracks via the BandLab cloud Bring projects started on mobile into Cakewalk for VST effects and advanced editing Fly in vocals or other parts for a Cakewalk project from iOS and Android Curate your music as playlists that you can play anywhere from your mobile device To publish the current project to your BandLab library, select File > Publish to BandLab or choose Export | BandLab from the export module on the toolbar. When publishing to BandLab, a project may be uploaded as a new project, or as a revision to an existing BandLab project. BandLab projects always point to the latest revision. Use the Upload Settings to pick the combination of project assets you wish to upload to the BandLab project. Tracks and buses are mixed down prior to uploading to BandLab. To open a BandLab project, select File > Browse BandLab Projects. You may open as a new Cakewalk project or import into an existing project. Note that revisions are only tracked if you open as a new Cakewalk project. Use the Download Settings options to select the types of assets from the BandLab project you wish to download and open. Note: The Help button in the Browse BandLab Projects dialog box will not launch the correct help topic until Cakewalk 2021.04 has been officially released. IMPORTANT: Cakewalk is no longer compatible with projects downloaded via BandLab Assistant. As of version 2021.04, BandLab Assistant should no longer be used for project integration. If you have multiple BandLab user accounts and would like to sign in as a different user, select Help > Sign Out from BandLab, then select Help > Sign In to BandLab to sign in with a different account. Tempo track The new envelope based Tempo track replaces the Tempo view and provides an overview of the project tempo. In the Tempo track, tempo changes are represented by envelope shapes. You edit the project’s tempo map the same way you edit automation envelopes. If a project has a single fixed tempo, the Tempo track shows a straight horizontal line. You create tempo changes by adding envelope nodes and editing their values. You can expand the Tempo track to give yourself more room to work, and adjust the range of values for the Tempo track. To show the Tempo track, do one of the following: Click the Track view View menu and select Tempo Track Show/Hide Select Views > Tempo or press ALT+SHIFT+5 (this also opens the Tempo Inspector) The Tempo track automatically zooms vertically to fit the tempo range each time the tempo envelope is modified. To zoom vertically, drag up/down in the tempo scale with the left mouse button To scroll vertically, drag in the tempo scale with the right mouse button To auto-zoom to fit the envelope, double-click the tempo scale The new Project > Offset Tempo Map command lets you speed up or slow down the entire tempo map. For additional options, right-click the Tempo track. Tip: There is a new workspace named Tempo that has a layout suitable for tempo editing. Note: Your old custom workspaces have no knowledge of the new Tempo track, so you must resave the workspaces if you want to store the state of the Tempo track. Tempo Inspector The Tempo Inspector shows a list of all tempo changes defined in the project’s tempo map, and allows you to edit each tempo change BPM, time position, and curve type. To show/hide the Tempo Inspector, click the Show/Hide Tempo Inspector button at the top of the Inspector pane. To show both the Tempo Inspector and Tempo track, select Views > Tempo or press ALT+SHIFT+5. PC2A T-Type Leveling Amplifier ProChannel module PC2A T-Type Leveling Amplifier is meticulously modeled after a legendary vintage electro-optical tube compressor. This compressor, known for its automatic gain control characteristics, delivers vintage sound with incredibly warm and rich compression. It is revered by audio engineers worldwide for its trademark sound, and has been used on countless hit records since the late 1960s. It is one of the true classics in the audio recording industry. Enhancements Loop current arrangement You can now loop the current arrangement indefinitely by enabling the Loop Enable/Disable button in the Arranger Inspector. Plug-in menu improvements Plug-in menus have been greatly enhanced to make it easier and faster to find and select plug-ins: Plug-in menus show color coded plug-in types (DX/VST2/VST3/32 bit) Large plug-in menus can now show over 1,000 plug-ins Multiple columns appear when applicable Clearer fonts Supports mouse wheel scrolling Supports keyboard navigation: HOME / END PAGE UP / PAGE DOWN Press any alpha-numeric key to go to the first plug-in beginning with that character; press the same character again to go to the next plug-in, etc. Improved automation envelope UI The appearance of automation envelopes has been updated: Automation envelopes are slightly thinner Nodes are smaller and no longer have a gradient Selected nodes are larger and outlined Ghosted envelopes no longer show nodes Show values on automation envelopes You can now optionally show values on envelopes. To show/hide values on automation envelopes, click the Track view View menu and select Display > Show Values on Envelopes. Track Manager preset support The Track Manager dialog box now has support for per-project presets. This is useful if you have a large project and you want to hide all other tracks apart from a certain group of tracks. For example, on a rock project you could have a "Drums only" or "Guitars" preset; on an orchestral project, you may wish to have a "Strings Section" preset that hides all tracks apart from your strings tracks. Note: Tracks within the Tracks Manager presets are "opted-out" - i.e. it remembers which tracks you want to hide, rather than which tracks you want to show (to avoid not being able to see newly created tracks). To open the Track Manager, click the Track view Tracks menu and select Track Manager or press the H key. Convert MIDI continuous controller (CC) events to/from automation envelopes You can convert back and forth between MIDI continuous controller (CC) events and automation envelopes. The existing Track view Clips > Convert MIDI Controllers To Envelopes command lets you convert all CC events on all selected tracks to automation envelopes. You now also have finer control with the ability to convert an individual CC type on a Piano Roll controller lane. You can also convert MIDI automation envelopes back to CC events. You can also choose to convert only a selected part of your CC events / automation envelope and back again. Converting MIDI controllers to envelopes: In the Piano Roll view Controller pane, click the name/label of the CC type that you want to convert to an envelope. Right-click the highlighted CC name/label and select Convert MIDI to Envelopes. Cakewalk converts the Piano Roll view controller data to a Track view envelope that controls the same parameter. Converting envelopes to MIDI controllers: This can be useful, for example, if you want to use the Transform tool in the Piano Roll view Controller pane. In the Clips pane, show the envelope that you want to convert to MIDI controller events. Select the time range that contain the controller data you want to convert, or clear the selection if you want to convert the entire envelope. Right-click envelope and select Convert to MIDI Events. Conversion uses the current Snap to Grid setting as a resolution for discrete CC events: If Snap is off, the resolution is the last selected snap setting If Snap is not set to a musical value (e.g. samples), the resolution is 1/32nd note UI theme compatibility checker IMPORTANT: The Inspector header has a new Show/Hide Tempo Inspector button . In addition to the new button, the other header buttons have been resized. Custom user themes must be updated in order to show the header buttons properly. When you select a theme in Edit > Preferences > Customization - Themes, or launch Cakewalk with an old custom user theme active, Cakewalk checks to make sure the custom theme is compatible with the current version of Cakewalk. A user theme is considered incompatible if Cakewalk contains new or resized UI elements that have not been updated in the theme. If the selected theme needs to be updated, Cakewalk will show a Custom Theme Incompatibility warning, and ask if you want to continue to use the theme: If you click Yes, some UI elements might be corrupted until the theme is updated and resaved in Theme Editor. If you click No, Cakewalk will revert to the factory Mercury theme. Behavior changes Disable Arranger Preview if project does not support it To reinforce that Arranger Preview is not supported in projects that contain video, ReWire synths, and active Region FX, Arranger Preview is now disabled in such projects. Optimizations High resolution Plug-in Automation improvements Plug-in automation envelopes were previously being decimated at a uniform 50 msec interval. The automation rendering process has been redesigned to render at a much higher resolution of (default = 5 msec) and also make automation sample accurate (for VST3). For VST2 (or VST3 plug-ins that do not support sample accurate automation) the rendering will be buffer accurate. These improvements allows for much tighter sync when automating plug-in parameters synced to rhythm even at higher latencies. The higher resolution rendering also makes automating filter sweeps audibly smoother and without aliasing artifacts. The decimation interval can be changed via the audio configuration property AutomationDecimationMsec (2-30) in preferences. Accurate automation writing via MIDI remote control Writing automation for plug-in parameters automated via MIDI remote control is more accurate and curves should be smoothly represented. Bug fixes Stability Crash loading custom plug-in layouts Multichannel WAV files from Behringer X32 mixer crash on import to 24 bit Crash on close of attached project Crash when adding some plug-ins from track template Crash when writing plug-in automation on top of existing automation User reported crash with AmpleSound Cloudrum Crash drag exporting MIDI to browser Dragging a MIDI clip to Kontakt causes crash Crash after moving Arranger Section AmpleSound VST3 plug-ins crash when trying to play attached MIDI file Crash swapping Sections in attached project UI FX Chain assigned controls not working after project reopen Aim Assist is not visible when moving the mouse in the Piano Roll time ruler Drag move of Step Sequencer clip crops unexpectedly Clip outlines in the Piano Roll are practically invisible in the Tungsten theme Dimmed envelopes difficult to see in Tungsten Hide Muted Clips in Piano Roll does not hide MIDI CCs Ripple Edit turns off unexpectedly after bouncing clip. SHIFT-drag of split point causes other clips to crop unexpectedly Drawing error when changing sample rate Velocity of muted and hidden clips can be edited within Piano Roll Unexpected behavior when adding notes in Piano Roll when muted clips are hidden Scrollbar in Piano Roll track list no longer working Drag drop move MIDI selection doesn't shrink the destination clip to the events extent Reassign Control menu does not use Choose Parameter Choose parameters dialog does not show for effects on instrument tracks Context Menu for Select Module causes module to disappear Drag and Drop of MIDI file creates unexpected extra MIDI clip MIDI Ports from synths should not be exposed to their own inputs Plug-ins Insert effect not working for audio clips Systems with high plug-in counts can fail to show all plug-ins 2021.01 Update exposes internal Style Dial parameters VST plug-in automation rendering is not accurate Cakewalk incorrectly reporting sample rate to VST2 plug-in after project sample rate is changed Dragging an effect from one track to another goes to the wrong index Nomad Factory FX included with SONAR Platinum do not show as assignable parameters in FX Chains When Custom Layout does not contain plug-in, MRU fails to load Plug-in Menu MRU shows duplicate entries when plug-ins are loaded from different places Cakewalk loses keystrokes when plug-in hosted by Waves StudioRack has focus Plug-in automation written via MIDI control not writing as expected Arranger Arranger section without data copy operations fail. Arranger inspector: Prevent moving a section against itself Arrangement playback timer does not match project playback timer Show/Hide Arranger should show shortcut in Track View View menu Articulation Maps Articulation Chase Notes/CC does not respect order of events within the articulation Error changing articulation event to keyaft event in event list Modifying Section Length changes project Time Signature Unexpectedly Move section with overwrite & leading notes sometimes fails to move the correct part of the clip Misc. Changing tempo during playback causes synth audio to cut out Convert MIDI to Envelopes not working for multiple lanes with different channels Punch in recording occurs late with Aux or synth tracks Quantize can quantize MIDI behind frozen instrument tracks Save / Save As .mid file should ignore selection - only Export should use selection Save As MIDI using selection after doing Export as MIDI with selection Incorrect folder behavior when inserting a synth Add Track for Split Instrument Tracks does not respect track count Bounce to Clip(s) not always deleting original clips after bounce Sign-in view fails on Windows 7
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    STEAMPUNK - Now Available for Purchase! Sale Starts Now - just $59! Check out the overview video: https://falloutmusicgroup.com/products/steampunk
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    Updated 2021.04.25 Minor changes relating to obsolete theme items; console EQ plot backgrounds; and Tempo View.
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    We're with you in spirit Straummy.
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    I get "Audio Plugin Server has stopped working" (only when starting up or closing) but the program or system hasn't crashed for me, fortunately. I'm running Windows 10 Pro (10.0.19042 Build 19042).
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    For working at ultra low latency settings, clock-speed is the single most important factor. ie: Some audio interfaces like the Antelope Orion Studio Synergy Core will allow you to run at 96k using a 32-sample ASIO buffer size... resulting in 1ms total round-trip latency. Running amp-sim plugins at these settings isn't something that lends itself to being heavily multi-threaded (spread across multiple cores). More cores is certainly beneficial (especially at higher buffer sizes), but not at the expense of significant clock-speed. In a perfect scenario, you want highest clock-speed... AND the most cores you can get. Tested the 11900k recently. It's a performance improvement (vs the 10900k) in most areas... but not all. There were some changes in the CPU architecture (for Rocket Lake) that are a bit more latent. Working at larger buffer sizes, you'd not notice. If you're trying to run Neural DSP plugins, Helix Native, etc... at 96k using a 32-samples ASIO buffer size (or smaller), you'll hear glitches. That's the one area Rocket Lake is a step backward (ultra low latency audio). For the performance/cost, it's still hard to beat the 10900k.
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    I copy and pasted this tempo map from a different version of the project but the tempo values aren't showing in the waveform. The original from which it was copied does show the numbers. How do I get the numbers on the curve? Also adding nodes doesn't show the nodes on waveform but entries are made on the left in Tempo Track.
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    Any particular audience, it is quite experimental.
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    Another thing I noticed in both the regular and the 'early access' version of Cakewalk: In Track View with Clips Pane focussed [Ctrl-A] (MS-Windows 'select all') will select all clips, but [Ctrl-D] (MS-Windows 'deselect') will not only deselect all current selections, but also appends a copy of the previously selected clips to their respective tracks, makes those copies selected and positions the Time Ruler at the end of the farthest clip. So [Ctrl-A] acts in accordance with MS-Windows specs, [Ctrl-D] does not. For a newbie (and long time MS-Windows user, 35years or so) this is very confusing, especially with hitting [Ctrl-D] a few times in succession. Probably too late to change this behaviour with so many user being used to this, but [Ctrl-A][Ctrl-C] combined with [Ctrl-V] or [Ctrl-D] are so commonly used in MS-Windows (as are [Ctrl-Z] and [Ctrl-Y] ) that I'd give it a second thought....
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    john foxx.i like this one.jack c.
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    Hello, We are ITABASHIKE, Japanese R&R band. This song is hommage of TAXMAN - The Beatles. Recording Data: Mic - audio-technica AT4040 Sound Interface - Steinberg USB3.0 UR44C DAW - CAKEWALK by Bandlab Windows Version: 2021.01 (Build 098, 64 bit) Waves Abbey Road Collection : -- J37 Tape and REDD are inserted in all channels. -- Abbey Road RS124 Compressor, Reel ADT, Abbey Road Chambers, RS56 Passive EQ, Abbey Road Vinyl FBVC / Full Bucket Music And using plug-ins that are included with Cakewalk: Boost 11 Peak Limiter, Sonitus fx: EQ
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    Dear Cake bakers, I have little problem with the new BandLab integration. Whenever I go File --> Browse BandLab Projects... the sign in window open way too large blocking the top and bottom area of my screen, I can not resize nor close it unless I hit Alt + F4. No way I can access the regular minimize, resize or close button on the top right corner of the opening windows. I'm using my native LED resolution 1366x768, but even when I set it larger the sign in window is still too large. Tried in 2 different computer, same result. Not a big deal for now, just to let you know about it and hope you can look into it and fix it. Thank you! Regards, Jaymz
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    You were right! Now I remember that I had been through this situation once and "Zap All" solved the problem. 👍 Thank you very much!
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    Not built into CbB but autohotkey is a possibility. It would help to have some experience in programming/scripting.
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    If you want to use the version of SONAR bundled with the VS100 and participated in the Cakewalk account migration occurring between 2014 and Nov 2017 and do not remember your Cakewalk account login, contact support@cakewalk.com for more info about access to legacy software see https://help.cakewalk.com/hc/en-us/categories/360001718094- They may be able to help with other downloads from the old Cakewalk site such as the V-Studio 100 Control Surface Installer There are Win10 drivers for the VS100. They are available from Roland https://www.roland.com/global/products/v-studio_100/downloads/
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    good stuff yet again my friend - i do like that synth on the melody at the start - is that the Cheery Audio? Cool Nigel
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    Gotta be real here... I had a few jackets with dem pads in em!!!
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    Wookiee . . . always a great listen . . . seems you found that old school sample and hold in this one and worked it into the piece, really like the echo rhythm, and the melody you play over it . . . WARP ON !
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    Perhaps it's just a mild case of appendicitis.
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    vocal are great, great bgv's. The drums are your biggest challenge here I think. I think they need to be bigger, closer, less reverbed away. Bass guitar can hardly be heard. These are things you will likely polish up and I think you definitely should, very good song, and as I started with, great vocal!!! cheers, -Tom
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    Not @Keni, but FWIW I tested this using plugins from Applied Acoustics Systems which (on my system at least) have both VST2 and VST3 versions available. For me, the pick list definitely respects the checkbox in Preferences > VST Settings, [x] Hide Related VST2 Plug-ins When it is un-checked, I see both, and when it is checked, I only see the VST3 entries.
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    Just got it, YT15 code still works 😉
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    I don't know guys, what if I find that all the processing I do through my $1,000 chain amounts to bulls**t? 😁
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    I replied in the EA thread with the explanation as well.
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    LOL, my bad. 🤪 I didn't even notice the 2020 date! I made my $0 purchase, got my license, installed it & activated it - so for the moment everything is working.
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    The Weight - Aretha Franklin (of course, it's a cover version, but a great one)
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    Hi Paul . . . had a few listens through your first mix here, really like the song and the integrity of it here. I hear some timing issues between the instruments at the beginning and also about 3/4 of the way through the song. The lead vocals and background vocals are excellent, and recorded with a lot of honest feeling, that drives the song. I would also say that for the background vocals, you've really added something very special and unpredictable to this one. Not sure how you recorded this, so the timing issues are hard to pinpoint, but I think it's the piano out of time near the start ? . . . and 3/4 of the way through, the drums get out of time ? Anyways . . . just trying to help, and look forward to any future versions of this one posted here. Ha ! you are a brave one with your reality picture online, very cool.
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    +1. did same thing as well. I don't care for Arturia's bait & switch marketing. I would have jumped on the $19 deal if they had been straight up about it (if for no other reason than to thank them for the free synth update), but now I'll end up passing. Don't waste my time forcing me to hunt for information so that I can understand what your giving vs what you're selling.. If it's a charged item tell me upfront & link your audio demos to same information page. If you enable me to make a quick informed decision - I might reward you with an impulse buy even if I'm not that impressed by what you're offering. As it is your patch demos would have had to impress the hell out of me to overcome my frustration and on that count they miserably failed.
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    Setting up MIDI-OX is certainly not for beginners, and would probably involve adding at least loopback device as well to intercept the notes. It would be better for you to detail exactly how your keyboards are connected within your system, and go from there. Using keyboards which have their own internal sounds (e.g. SY77) brings an extra layer of complexity as you can easily get MIDI feedback problems. Some synths actually try to stop the feedback which, although is good in a way, confuses the matter because you don't always know the feedback is taking place - the result can be very similar to what you're describing. If you are sending MIDI back out to your SY77, then you need to either turn off MIDI echo within Cakewalk, or set Local Off on the SY77. Even doing this however, won't necessarily stop stuck sustain pedals. If you've stopped a project at a point where the sustain pedal event is down, or half way through a note playing, then it'll remain down/sounding after you've stopped. You need to either just press and release your physical pedal yourself, or make sure zero controllers on stop is enabled within preferences: You can also click the MIDI panic button... which is used 99% of the time for stuck notes / stuck sustain pedals! You mention that the stuck notes are random: - is this always when using the sustain and never when you're not, and does pressing and releasing your sustain pedal at this point fix it? - is it only when you've stopped playback halfway through a performance? - do you have zero controllers on stop enabled within preferences?
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    Updated my modification of this for 2021-04 compatibility. This has turned into my most used theme. AFUI 1.5 - BW Pro_2021-04.sth
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    The idea is simple, you're new to computer based audio production so how do you get started? I'm proposing this thread as the go to thread to help beginners get started in this hobby. If you've found a video, downloadable pdf file, online course or other content suitable for an absolute beginner with no prior experience in the field of audio production then please place your links here. I'll begin by placing links to some content I'm aware of. Website: Play With Your Music http://www.playwithyourmusic.org/ Online Classes: The Technology of Music Production https://www.coursera.org/learn/technology-of-music-production? The Art of Music Production https://www.coursera.org/learn/producing-music These two online classes can be audited for FREE. YouTube Video Series: Mixing Fundamentals https://youtu.be/ydbkZ1ZWQGM
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    people forget how cheesy the 80s were. . i was browsing Amazon and saw a Rick Springfield film that David Fincher directed.. pass the extra cheese with those shoulder pads Rick. :-) https://thefincheranalyst.com/music-videos/1985-rick-springfield-the-beat-of-the-live-drum/
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    First of all, Welcome to the forum Dennis. I'm going to echo all the comments above, lots of good advice there. You have a "solid" foundation in the tune. Technically, its a bit "rough". Lather, rinse, repeat; meaning record, record, record, you'll get there. As mark said: tom
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    This probably brings back lots of memories for you. The song itself is really nice. The breaking up sound is a bit much for me personally. If the sound itself is baked in I might try some EQ work on the guitar track, but that's me and maybe you like the effect. Thanks for sharing!
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    @Eddie, while I agree your link has merit I think that it is biased toward the Mac operating system by using GarageBand for it's examples. Since Cakewalk by BandLab operates on the Windows operating system and is not a cross platform application I believe it is in the best interest for beginners that whatever links provided in this thread be either operating system agnostic or biased toward the Windows operating system. A short internet search revealed MANY "first studio" internet articles ARE biased toward the Mac operating system. In fact I'd go so far as to say the vast majority of articles are based on the reader having a Mac computer or laptop or Ipad as the starting platform. There are relatively few articles that are operating system agnostic or directed toward those using Windows computers. One I found is Your First Home Recording Studio. Take a look and see what you think.
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