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  1. 11 points
    New in Version 5.3 The update to Version 5.3 contains improvements and bug fixes, which is why we recommend it to all users. Moreover, Melodyne 5.3 is required for ARA integration into Pro Tools 2022.09. New features and improvements Surround: In both ARA and Transfer modes, Melodyne can now also be used for the editing of tracks in the standard surround formats. ARA in Pro Tools: Melodyne 5.3 comes with all the technical prerequisites for ARA integration into Pro Tools from Version 2022.09 upwards and thus makes a significantly improved workflow in Pro Tools possible. Preferences: When Melodyne is employed for the first time as a plug-in, it loads the set of keyboard shortcuts corresponding to the DAW you are using. Bug fixes Recording: In the stand-alone implementation of Melodyne, you can now also use a recording device with a mono input (e.g. a MacBook microphone). ARA in Cubase: When moving an ARA event to a track that is not selected, the selection in Melodyne is now retained. Pro Tools: The position of the playback cursor in Melodyne is now correctly updated even when playback is stopped. AAX in Pro Tools: When bouncing/committing, Melodyne now correctly evaluates the offline setting. The Correct Pitch macro: When the macro was applied to a very large number of notes simultaneously, Melodyne would sometimes freeze. This no longer happens. Preferences: Previously, in ARA mode, the keyboard shortcut for “Playback Selection” was erroneously listed under “Others” instead of under “Transport Bar”. This has been fixed. The Note Inspector: The input field for Sibilant Balance now reliably accepts input even when multiple tracks are being edited simultaneously. ARA in Cakewalk by Bandlab: Under certain circumstances, Melodyne would crash when loading a session. This has been fixed. Ableton Live: The cause of random crashes when Melodyne was running in Live 11.1.1 under macOS Monterey on a Mac with an M1 chip has been detected and eliminated. Note editing: The “Restore Original” commands in the Edit menu now behave more consistently in the stand-alone implementation, in the Transfer plug-in and under ARA.
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    @daveiv This may prove to be the best $29 I spent on a program in quite a long time. Thank you for posting this. I am finally getting some time to dig into this gem. And after a few hours with it I realized that I should have done this a long long time ago. Working on a song I have already written, just to get myself familiar with the features and establish some kind of work flow, I am finding that it is a lot easier to do this than I thought it would be. Took me a little while to get going, and after one you tube video (importing a audio file (that's a killer feature!) ) I have got the strumming and picking down on the tabs just like I am playing it!!! All the little nuances and all!! That has me flipping out!! This is just a little three chord deal, but I got the tab playing in perfect sync with the audio file!! WHAT DA >>>!!! What I did was put the chords in trk 1. On trk 2 I have the picking. Trk #2 is where I really started to see some of the potential of this program. This program makes it really easy to do a trial and error type workflow, which works really well for me. (I can see myself humming a idea and getting it down relatively easy.) I put the notes I know I play on the tab. But it was really stiff and not flowing. So I imported a audio file of the song I have, lined it up and got it in sync (it ain't hard at all!) and then was able to get the tab/notation exactly like I play it!! I was freaking out!! Really!! I never thought this would be possible. But it is, and it ain't that hard. There is a learning curve to be sure. But it's really not that steep. I still have a lot to learn, but I can only see this getting better. And better! I really can see that my whole work-flow for writing and recording just changed tonight. At $29, if your a guitar player, and write your own stuff, this is no-brainer deal!!
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    https://www.audiothing.net/bundle/things-bundle/ For a limited time only. If you own any of the Things (and you probably do) log in to your account for an upgrade price, which I believe is $/€7.25 for each missing plugin.
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    Done in Studio One, using multiple Orch Libs.
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    why should they pay a graphic designer when they can just use AI out of the can 😆
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    Not sure I'm one to give life advice. I suffered a TBI in September 1965. American football. Been living with PTSD-like symptoms ever since. 0 for 3 on wives. 0 for my adult life on relationships. I'm lucky my dogs love me. I managed a great career, which I feel proud of. If I can offer any advice at all, it's to not let your job consume you. When you leave work, leave the work behind. Forget about it. Really enjoy the time you've got with your friends and family. Once a moment has passed, it's gone for good. Be joyful. Smile. Be kind to those around you. Love your neighbor as you do yourself, regardless of their color, gender, who they sleep with or who they pray to.
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    Well aren't they adorable!
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    Best on the net. Some interesting reviews on MSoundFactory instruments, Dawesome Novum and Arturia’s Augmented series. https://soundbytesmag.net
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    Local Hero 2 I wrote this a few years ago and I thought it sounded pretty nice. I took one theme from the song and made a few edits on it and also used better sounding vst instruments. The piano accompaniment is a little rough maybe but I like the violin and bassoon parts. Work in progress. I'm taking a nature photography trip to Australia soon but will try to check in when I can. Thanks for listening/commenting. NI Kontakt The Grandeur piano Embertone Joshua Bell Violin BBC Symphony Orch Bassoon
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    https://www.soundclick.com/music/songInfo.cfm?songID=14494102 I can't help myself
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    So it looks like Saturday's gig will have to be cancelled. Our drummer has injured his knee and can't play. He's freaking out that he might never play drums again. Meanwhile, I'm cracking jokes. I don't know the details, but you know how drummers are. I imagine a scenario that started with "hold my beer". Although knowing his wife (our singer), it could have also begun with her saying "there's something I read about in Cosmo I'd like to try". In my defense, I'm the guy who in the ambulance about to get a fentanyl injection asked the paramedic if I'd start robbing 7-11s next week. Or when lying on a gurney getting my crotch shaved for surgery, told the (male) nurse with the razor that "in my fantasy, you're much better looking". True stories.
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    I use a couple of these with Cakewalk occasionally....
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    I don't think that they changed the worst thing that is out of sync to any DAW: The scrolling and zooming! IMO it is a real disaster when you work with Melodyne in any DAW, because the scrolling and zooming is completely different (no mouse wheel + ctrl/alt/shift). Okay, I am a bit older (not so flexible anymore), but I guess also younger people have some trouble to change always the scroll behavior switching between the DAW and Melodyne! 😉
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    That really doesn't make them all the same. Just one little bit affecting that plugin in your environment could be corrupted, making it YOUR problem only, and if so you are the only person that can fix it. These suggestions, or hoops as you call them, are the only way to logically rule things out at your end. If you want Waves support (or anyone for that matter) to work with you, you WILL need to do as they ask! We are just users like you, and have been in your shoes before...
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    Stratos 1977 I spent some time with the new Cherry Elka-X vst synth, trying out the presets and tweaking the knobs. Pretty soon I was getting a Klaus Schulze kind of a sound which I used in this song. It's spacey electronic music featuring filter frequency and resonance tweaking along with the filter ADSR envelope tweaks. It takes a lot of time to hit the right combination of settings to get that Schulze sound. Not totally happy with this one but here's what I came up with. It's more of a backing track. Gonna add some keys on top if I can think of how to do that. As always don't listen while driving or operating heavy machinery. Synths used Arturia CS-80 Cherry Audio Elka-X Omnisphere Thanks for listening/commenting.
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    Don't watch that show (or most shows TBH), but found a pic for ya! 😉
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    Fields of the Nephilim - Moonchild
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    @User 905133 The '71 50th Anniversary box set arrived yesterday. The 200 Motels box set is due tomorrow. THANKS AGAIN! (and YES I am shouting!) t I have 200 Motels: Vinyl, CD, VHS (I'll have to look, but I'm sure I have the DVD) Missed Opening Night, but saw it in the first run...
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    Cool that they addressed a bug specific to Cake by Bandlab
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    Next Stop Mars - Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra
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    Try this one: http://forum.cakewalk.com/CAL-Script-CleanTrackcal-a-combined-duplicate-and-overlap-remover-m3782351.aspx
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    You've got a maid now??! 😮 😜
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    Years ago, I worked with Greg to get people at KVR to share the music they make with OTS libraries. As this community is much smaller and we've all gotten to know each other, I'd love to hear what others are doing. As I shared my demo-- and frankly, until last year, I never shared any music I made beyond a handful of musicians I played with and knew and an instrumental fusion band I had at 18 that onoly played maybe 3 or 4 minor gigs. I was a drummer when I was playing professionally. I tried to put together my own band, but it never got off the ground, so this is the first time any music I've written has ever been shared publicly, so it's exciting. But I'd love to hear your music @Fleer and others. If anyone is open to posting it, please do. If not I'd be happy to hear music via PM.
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    If you're looking for a nice free EQ check out Blue Cat's Triple EQ you can pick it up by itself or as part of their excellent Freeware pack https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Bundle_FreewarePack/ Unless you just got have gooey knobs. Some of us probably like that kind of thing. and yes I know I misspelled GUI
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    23 years after I stopped playing music professionally due to a repetitive stress injury, last year, inspired by the pandemic, I attempted to play and record music again just as a hobbyist in my home studio. Due to tendonitis, I can only play for very short periods at a time -- basically, I record on track for several minutes, break and wait an hour or the next day to record another track. Playing complex arpeggios or even fast cymbal patterns cause pain really quickly, so I've learned how to creatively avoid anything complex or not allow pain to destroy my timing (although, if there are any physical therapists or doctors reading this who are cringing, I do stop playing after I finish a part if I am experiencing pain). So, in the past year and a half since I started trying to play again, I started by using covers of Beatles, Zeppelin and other old songs I love to practice playing again. Greg Schlaepfer, Orange Tree Samples' CEO, who started as a consulting client of mine and has since become a dear friend, asked me to do a demo for the new Orange Tree Samples' Vintage Violin Bass library, a sampled Hofner 500/a bass -- my favorite rock bass guitar of all. I thought, wait, your demos are done my very talented musicians -- including Greg himself -- and I'm clearly not in their league. I'm just a guy who used to play a long time ago trying to play again, but due to limitations, I'm never going to be a good player again. But I suppose, I can pull off simple songs. And Greg just encouraged me and told me that he'd really like me to do a demo. I made probably a dozen starts on demo songs and ended up with four demo songs. I sent over the best one to Greg to see if he thought it was good enough. He gave it the green light and i started to finish it. But I was getting bored with the song. So I started playing around with a 4 chord progression from a cover I recently did of Paul McCartney's "Dear Boy" and put my own melody over it. I thought, wait, the Hofner 500/1 is so incredibly connected with McCartney, I love McCartney's music and the tone and playing he's done and this bass library nails that and is great to play, and before you know it, while I'm playing the lead guitar part, I recall a song I wrote when I was around 13 years old that sounded very McCartney-ish and I go straight into it with the idea that I'll create a medley of the chords from "Dear Boy" with the very McCartney-esque song I wrote as a boy as a tribute to McCartney. So the first 16 bars are me vamping over the "Dear Boy" progression with my melody on top on guitar and then I go into the song I wrote as a kid that I thought sounded so McCartney-ish, I shelved it, until now. I consider it my tribute to McCartney and the beautiful tone of the Hofner 500/1 bass. Greg added in some additional guitar harmonies and arpeggios to my parts and did the mixing and mastering. I used the Timeless Tone preset on the bass and every guitar you hear is an Evolution guitar. If anyone wants any additional info on the recording, just ask and I'll look at the original file. I recorded this in Cakewalk. I think I'm one of the few deals forum users still using Cakewalk. https://www.orangetreesamples.com/audio/PeterDeLegge-DearPaul.mp3 I also put it up on SoundCloud:
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    A couple of months ago my wife and I celebrated a rather significant marriage anniversary. I wrote this song for her in celebration and appreciation of our life together. It is very stripped down and minimalist. Only two guitars with an occasional third for a few accents. Only one vocal with the occasional harmony. Oh ya, it is not Blues or bluesabilly. As this style is a bit different for me, any comments, suggestions, crit.'s would be very much appreciated. Thanks!! A SONG FOR ALICE https://www.soundclick.com/artist/default.cfm?bandid=963481
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    I have very few libraries that run in UVI, Peter, but my experience has been that the scripting of those libraries is top notch. For example, the VILabs pianos (Ravenscroft and Modern U even moreso) are brilliantly programmed. I'm a VSL fanboy for pianos, but Modern U may be the best scripted acoustic instrument library I own. Re Cello VIs, have you checked out Bohemian Cello by Virhamonic? It's exceptionally good, and on sale (still pricey) while the next update is still in development. It runs in UVI, though the new version will be in a different format. I have good cello libraries that run in Kontakt (Tina Guo 1 & 2; Blakus) but for what I want it to do, Virharmonic is lightyears ahead. It's truly a 'play like a pianist, sound like a cellist' sort of VI. https://www.virharmonic.com/bohemian_cello
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    Thanks for the essential clarification 🙂 I forgot to suggest setting up a template so glad you advised on that too
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    Not unless you already have Sonar.
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    Bad Religion - Fields of Mars:
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    I’ve got the guitar and funky keys bundles. Love them, but surely would like that B5 organ. Meanwhile, this bass bundle is very welcome. I like UVI quite a bit, even prefer it to Kontakt, and then there’s Falcon.
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    What do you think fellas , if he took that thing off his face he could be one of us . Yeah OK ! I'm down with that ! He looks kinda like me don't he ? Kenny
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    Back OT. It showed up today and she's a beauty.
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    Nice! But am I the only one that thinks this would be a great background for some wicked metal guitar? 🤔😁
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    Thanks for the focused feedback. I've worked a bit on the drums (added some variations here and there) and boosted the snare from the chorus on. Here's the newer version.
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    Tall order ? Maybe so . A Minor chords like to lie about their age by knocking off the years once they are old enough to no longer be considered as youthful as they once were . When A Minor's get much older , they also like to add Titles & Alias's to bolster up their name and sound ...A minor this ....A Minor that ... These days , it's getting harder and harder to tell who is really a natural A minor ...Sort of reminds me of all the choices out there for women's hair color products .... When in doubt always check to hear if the A Minors North matches the A Minors South 😛 Kenny
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    There are two ways of dealing with SysEx data, either in Banks or as inline events. In Preferences->MIDI->Playback and Recording, there's a "Always Use Sysx Bands for MIDI Files (Instead of Sysx Data)" setting, which I believe is checked by default. If this is checked, then any Sysex data will be moved to banks - if it's unchecked, it'll stay inline in the sequence. Banks can be easier to deal with in most cases. The only time I ever use inline events is when sending firmware updates to hardware over MIDI.
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