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  1. 16 points
    Ok...found out some information. He's alive, but in the hospital and not well. But I was told that he will contact us when he gets out of the Hospital... So that's good news!
  2. 14 points
    I like the way he explains the effect that each control has in a "non-technical" sort of way, but rather "in context"...
  3. 14 points
    Nobody likes bugs interrupting their workflow but if you think that other programs dont have similar bugs you likely havent used them for very long periods of time or your workflow doesnt expose similar issues. Regarding fixing bugs, it has been an utmost priority for at least the last 3 years. Have you looked at the changelog? We’ve fixed over a thousand issues besides all the optimizations and new features. We are a small team and we do the best we can. Cakewalk is an enormously complex application and can be used in thousands of different ways so a bug that affects one user may never be seen by another. This is the main reason why one person may have flawless performance and another might not. If you take the effort to provide detailed steps most of the time we are able to resolve issues rapidly. CAL is an ancient legacy feature that we hardly ever look at so I’m not surprised that there may be a few issues there. Ultimately we plan on replacing it. We’ll look at the other issues.
  4. 12 points
    This guide was written by @Pete Brown from Microsoft who is also an active DAW user. I thought I'd post it since it takes a common sense approach to getting the best performance from a PC, rather than some of the stuff out there with outdated nonsense that dates back to the XP days https://aka.ms/Win10AudioTweakGuide
  5. 11 points
    DOH! I bought it twice, thinking I didn't already have it. I keed, I keed. I have three of them 🙂
  6. 11 points
    I've been using software since the mid-70s, and if there's one thing I've learned, it's that bugs are inherent and unavoidable. As computer systems, programs, and the way people use programs multiplies, the number, randomness, and severity of bugs increases. There's really no way around it. I recently bought a shiny new computer. It worked fine, but then I started experiencing serious graphics problems after a Windows update. Long story short: the motherboard needed an update. At this point, I've found that frustration does not fix software, and it just puts me in a bad mood where I don't think clearly enough to come up with a solution. So, my solution is embodied in the old joke: [Caller to tech support] "Whenever I sync to SMPTE and select drop frame, if the previous project was at 30 fps and I change to 29.97 while the transport is running, the software crashes." [Tech support] "Then don't do that." I'm come to accept that some things just aren't going to work, and those things will be different for different programs, used by different people, on different systems. As long as software is designed by humans, it will have flaws. It's possible that at some point, a combination of AI and machine learning will be able to run software through stress tests that would be impossible for humans to do, but that won't be happening any time soon in consumer-level products.
  7. 10 points
    @Craig Reeves as I mentioned before bug fixing has been our number one priority since 2018 and we’ve addressed thousands of issues. While we have had our share of being dinged for stability issues in the past and still have a way to go, at this point we are a lot closer to being normal as far as our share of bugs go (whatever that means lol). Maybe I missed your posts earlier but this is literally the first thread that I’ve seen from you reporting issues directly. Did you ever contact support via the official support channels? If so please quote your ticket numbers so we can follow up on those as well. These peer to peer forums are great becase other knowledgable users can often help find solutions to problems, but they are not very efficient for troubleshooting actual bugs that requires developer feedback. While we do check the forums we can’t possibly read every post and things may get overlooked. I understand your frustration however, and it is jarring when issues get in the way when all we want to do us get on with making music. I havent had a chance to check out your reports, but I’m sure that the issue you you are encountering are real issues. We’ll take a look at them next week. If you would prefer to communicate directly rather than via the forum you can log support tickets and we can follow up that way. I’m sure most of your issues can be resolved. In the meantime, lets all take a deep breath and calm down a bit We all want the same result
  8. 9 points
    Just a suggestion for communicating on public web forums... Go read your topic title again. That's flame bait. Then you open up with the quoted paragraph above. So with that first few seconds, you have already set the expectation for a rant to follow. No matter how valid your arguments are from that point forward, how do you think they will be received, once you have poisoned your presentation with that? I understand that you are frustrated, but please try a more productive style if you want more people to read, watch your videos, and hear what you have to say, which could be very useful. Instead, you are instigating a defensive reaction with your opening statement. But in spite of all that, kudos go to @Noel Borthwickfor wading into the BS with his serious offer to help. That is the future of Cakewalk! 👍
  9. 8 points
    More freebies from IK Multimedia - Grab a Synth Giveaway - In exchange for responding to a short survey on synthesizers, participants will receive Hitmaker: Synthwave library (reg. €49.99) which works in the free SampleTank 4 Custom Shop. Valid until March 31st. Plus, you'll receive a coupon for 15% off on the preorder of the new UNO Synth Pro. https://www.ikmultimedia.com/news/?item_id=10476
  10. 8 points
    Rent-to-own needs to be the new standard for subscriptions...
  11. 8 points
    YES! Anything you buy is Tax Deductible as a Business Expense! I guess that's one of the perks of having a Pro Studio! If I could deduct what I buy from my income they would owe ME money!
  12. 8 points
    Great. 10,000 more new users who are sure, on day one, that they've found a bug everyone else has missed.
  13. 8 points
    I'm sorry but that article is so full of misguided nonsense I'm not even going to bother commenting. For one I'm not sure when it was posted since the information is completely out of date and speculates on things the author clearly has no knowledge about. I will comment on the commonly quoted reference about "old code". Developers don't rewrite code unless it makes sense to do so. Cakewalk is continually being refactored and new features being added while actively improving the existing features. I wish people didn't write stuff they have no understanding about Here is a link to an article that mentions all the achievements since BandLab acquired Cakewalk. The link Scook posted covers in detail all the improvements and updates to existing features.
  14. 8 points
    @AdK Studios I have implemented changes to automation that greatly improve the sample accuracy of plugin envelopes during playback and bounces. The following is new: VST automation rendering now directly handles all the automation curves natively. Irrespective of the setting of AutomationDecimationMsec it is guaranteed to be buffer accurate. For VST3 plugins Cbb sends intra buffer changes to the plugin when automation curves intersect with the buffer. Depending on the plugin this will be sample accurate. AutomationDecimationMsec default has been reduced to a default of 5 msec. The permissible range is now 1-30 msec. For the greatest accuracy you can set it to 1 msec (it will come at a minor CPU cost) These changes should also improve accuracy of automation for DX plugins. VST3 plugins will have the most benefits (with plugins that actually fully support sample accurate VST3 automation). The Plugin in your test project doesn't support sample intra buffer automation so it will only be accurate to the buffer boundaries. Known VST3 plugins that support sample accurate automation are those from Fabfilter. Also the Kilohearts plugins support this. I have tested with a massive audio buffer size of > 300 milliseconds and the plugins still render sample accurate automation. So filter sweeps will sound smooth independent of the buffer size in VST3. Here is a build (updated to build 102) that has these changes. Could you (and anyone who has an interest in testing this) check it out and let me know if it solves the problem. Please report any issues specific to this if you notice anything. Thanks.
  15. 8 points
    Terry, We are with you in spirit man!!! Much Love
  16. 7 points
    BTW we pushed an update to our installer that detects and shuts down the Waves Local server until this is fixed by Waves. So it should at least temporarily resolve this from our end.
  17. 7 points
    Got these in an email this morning. 🙂 My goal for 2021 is to lose 10 pounds. Only have 14 to go. Ate salad for dinner. Mostly croutons and tomatoes. Really just one big round crouton covered with tomato sauce, and cheese. FINE, it was a pizza.... OK, I ate a pizza! Are you happy now? How to prepare Tofu: a. Throw it in the trash b. Cook some becan I just did a week's worth of cardio after walking into a spider web. I don't mean to brag, but I finished my 14-day diet food supply in 3 hours and 20 minutes. A recent study has found women who carry a little extra weight live longer than men who mention it. Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel. Senility has been a smooth transition for me. Remember back when we were kids and every time it was below zero outside they closed school? Yeah, Me neither. I may not be that funny or athletic or good looking or smart or talented. I forgot where I was going with this. I love approaching old age, I learn something new every day and forget 5 other things. A thief broke into my house last night. He started searching for money so I got up and searched with him. Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed. Having plans sounds like a good idea until you have to put on clothes and leave the house. It's weird being the same age as old people. When I was a kid I wanted to be older... this is not what I expected. Chocolate is God's way of telling us he likes us a little bit chubby. Never sing in the shower! Singing leads to dancing, dancing leads to slipping, and slipping leads to paramedics seeing you naked. So remember: Don't sing! I see people about my age mountain climbing; I feel good getting my leg through my underwear without losing my balance. If you can't think of a word just say "I forgot the English word for it." That way people will think you're bilingual instead of an idiot. I'm at a place in my life where errands are starting to count as going out. Coronacoaster: noun; the ups and downs of a pandemic. One day you're loving your bubble, doing work outs, baking banana bread and going for long walks and the next you're crying, drinking gin for breakfast and missing people you don't even like. Don't be worried about your smartphone or TV spying on you. Your vacuum cleaner has been collecting dirt on you for years. I'm getting tired of being part of a major historical event. I don't always go the extra mile, but when I do it's because I missed my exit. At what point can we just start using 2020 as profanity? As in: "That's a load of 2020." or "What in the 2020." or "abso-2020-lutely." You don't realize how old you are until you sit on the floor and then try to get back up. We all get heavier as we get older, because there's a lot more information in our heads. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
  18. 7 points
    Good grief, that's good news!!!! Whoever (hopefully) speaks with him, please pass on our most sincere wishes!!!!
  19. 7 points
    I’m happy to announce that Cakewalk is getting the attention it deserves from industry professionals! I encourage you to watch the video above I did with Warren Huart of Produce Like A Pro. This was a promotional venture to kick off the release of my new course in Warren’s Pro Mix Academy. (The Ultimate Cakewalk Course) If you ever have any questions feel free to email me. I also go live once a week for Live QA and Tutorials. Last but not least here is an entire playlist showing love to this DAW: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwqZ0GPSfFgbc8gLCxaYngRGVvlaf57gI If you’d like to learn more about the Cakewalk course you can find it on the Pro Mix Academy here: https://transactions.sendowl.com/stores/5349/205312
  20. 7 points
    Run the IK PM to auto update both the PM and Amplitube!
  21. 7 points
    Should be $60. SHOULD. BE. $60!
  22. 7 points
    Great article. This sums it up 😛 I've been at Cakewalk over 20 years and have worked on every single version of Cakewalk SONAR as well as several new products that started from scratch. Guess what - the new products didn't have a smaller bug to feature complexity ratio. Its flawed thinking to to assume that something new must be better and is something mostly propagated by inexperienced engineers. To take a somewhat tangential parallel from architecture, a lot of Europe doesn't throw away their old buildings, they maintain and renovate. Why? Obviously in large part its because they see art and value in it but its also because they have strong foundations and value. The fact that we have been releasing high value updates almost monthly for the last 3 years should be enough to convince naysayers that we're actively improving the product and its not "legacy code" whatever that is.
  23. 7 points
    I don't always do videos on the newest stuff. This is an oldie but oh-so-goodie. Watch as I play Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" from the 9th on the analog synths in Solid State Symphony. I always have a blast with this thing. 😀
  24. 7 points
    @AdK Studios thats great to hear! We’ll defnitely make this more seamless and adaptive since the end user should not need to adjust these settings. This is most noticed when you are automating for percussive timing dependent sections where automation needs to be very tight rather than typical mixing applications which is why this hasnt been reported very much. Of course in electronic music this is an important device so we’ll improve this for next release. Once I have a build with the improvements I can share it with you to try. There are also areas that we can further improved this to make it more sample accurate. BTW did you you try the change with sharp cutoffs like you show in your video? Does it resolve the issues you saw where mixdown would be different from what you were hearing as well? Let me know if there are any remaining problems you notice with automation. Again thanks for reporting these issues directly to us and working with us on a resolution. In most cases we’re able to address problems very quickly, because we have rapid release cycles compared to most other DAW’s. Having reproducible cases from users is key to getting a quick resolution since many issues can be very workflow or system specific. Perhaps once you get a build with the improvements you can do another video showing how you use CbB in your electronic music productions PS: Its good to see more Indian music creators/producers using our product.
  25. 6 points
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  27. 6 points
    In his guide, Pete sez... <<I beg forgiveness for the marketing-like blurb, but please do check [Edge] out.>> I know he can't shamelessly promote Edge without looking like a shill, so I will. Edge is fast and efficient, and improvements like Collections shows someone at Microsoft is thinking "hmm, I wonder what would actually help users."
  28. 6 points
    Maybe I'm amazed or maybe it's very sad, that people don't need to master real instruments any longer as they can simply draw and readjust rectangles in the dadgum piano roll.
  29. 6 points
    When I interviewed Warren some time ago on my channel we talked off camera for quite some time about it and he was intrigued as he’d never heard of it. I asked for a moment of his time to give him a quick tour via screen sharing and he was blown away! His first question was “Why aren’t more people talking about this?!” I told him of the sorter history and reassured him that regardless of the past there was still a strong community of Cakewalk users and that it now has full support again! Thats when he told me that several in the community had been talking about it but it slipped under his radar as it isn’t widely used or spoken of daily. It was then that we discussed doing a course for his community. Even though there aren’t as many that use it in the PLAP Academy (of which I am a Lifetime Member) he still took time out of his crazy schedule to try and help. I assure you Warren is truly a gentleman and an excellent mentor. If he makes some money off of the course in return for his countless hours of free training, I am completely fine with it.
  30. 6 points
    He told me he saw that a lot of people in the community are using it and was wanting to help in some way! I hope it will get more people on board, whether they find bugs or not. After all, some people with fresh perspective might eventually come up with the next best idea for improvement as well!
  31. 6 points
    SSL Native Essentials Bundle (Channel Strip + Bus Compressor) is $49.99 with the voucher NATESS4999 until February 19: https://store.solidstatelogic.com/
  32. 6 points
    I held out until this morning! Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in! Will make a perfect stablemate for my IK, Waves and PA versions.🤪
  33. 6 points
    The best Bandlab videos are Why pay for them?
  34. 6 points
    That's always been my story, and I'm stickin' to it! t Boy did I get lucky! Deals over, saved me $50...
  35. 6 points
    Please go easy on me, this is my very first attempt at a comprehensive theme overhaul. Named after the 91st element, this metallic theme is light in tone and broadly based on "that other DAW"'s color (Classic) scheme. Thanks to Matthew for the help and also the M-Spec theme that I started from. Also props to Colin Nicholls for some elements of FLAT WHITE and Canopus for the knobs from his Gran Vista themes. https://www.dropbox.com/s/p7i0v7wphdwzql3/PROtactinium 1.2.sth?dl=0 If you find something amiss please let me know. I had to make some compromises due to the forced connections between sometimes unrelated elements. Always learning!
  36. 6 points
    There's a new tutorial on craiganderton.org - How to Use Cakewalk with Komplete Kontrol. In theory, Cakewalk doesn’t officially integrate with Native Instruments’ Komplete Kontrol keyboards—but in practice, there are ways to make this happen by using ACT. And, even though Komplete keyboards’ documentation says it works as a general-purpose MIDI control surface only when operating in stand-alone mode with the 5-pin DIN connections, there’s a workaround for that, too. It's kind of a long article, but if you want to use the Komplete keyboards with Cakewalk, I'm pretty sure you'll find the answers you need. Just note that you really have to follow the steps carefully, if you miss a step things won't work.
  37. 6 points
    http://d3fcq9qv0jxneb.cloudfront.net/images/email/fi-pdf/sos-us-0419-full-issue.pdf
  38. 6 points
    $159 at Musician's Friend and 15% off with code PRESDAY https://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/cakewalk-cakewalk-sonar-8-producer-retail-upgd-from-sonar-7-producer-10-cwsp800-1rcg
  39. 6 points
    Well, I bought it... ....now what?
  40. 6 points
    track 7 final mix
  41. 6 points
    Some how those four words imply something else
  42. 6 points
    Got this and Serum, Phase Plant, Syntronix Deluxe in less than 2 months time. Synths acquired 4, Projects used or created O.
  43. 6 points
    This would hardly be a game changer However we plan on doing it at some point. Its mainly a UI change but not that trivial to do.
  44. 6 points
    Get it Plugin Boutique FREE with code 1hdywj39! https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/2-Effects/10-Delay/4631-Dubstation-2#a_aid=57ac3d39bf8f6&chan=GEN001
  45. 6 points
    Closed back is a must, for then you can't hear your wife yelling at you for spending 2K on headphones.
  46. 6 points
    Jeeeeez, you guys got me all excited. Subspace is not new. I installed the last update in June of 2019. Wasn't overly impressed by it back then either. This is like finding out that your hot blind date is your sister using an alias. Going to go take a cold shower...
  47. 6 points
  48. 6 points
    Can we give it a few more weeks? I've found a mailing (not email) address and some names possibly connected to him. I'll send a letter to that address and keep working the names. How about March 1st as a deadline? If I haven't succeeded by then we'll go with whatever everyone here decides.
  49. 6 points
    The magazine also has an Interesting review on a 303 style eurorack module....
  50. 6 points
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