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  1. 14 points
    I just visited their website to check that I was on the latest version of Vocalign Project (I wasn't - there's a new VST3 ARA2 version 3.6.0.5). It then popped up a message stating that if I subscribe to their newsletter I will receive a Free Groove3 30 Days All Access Pass. Sure enough I just received the code by email almost immediately and added it to my Groove3 account. I got the 1 Year Groove3 deal recently with iZotope MPS3 upgrade so this just extended the end date by 30 days. https://www.synchroarts.com/
  2. 10 points
    2019.07 Early Access 2 (EA2) installer 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 more issues 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. Please choose the installer that applies to you: If you are updating from Early Access 1 (EA1): Download Cakewalk 2019.07 EA1 to EA2 installer If you are updating from 2019.05: Download Cakewalk 2019.05 to EA2 installer If you haven't already done so, please read about the Early Access Program before participating. Thank again for your participation! The Bakers New in Early Access 2 Improve Time Ruler marker/loop/punch/selection handle feedback while dragging User reported crash on launch Change title capitalization in Preferences dialog If Notifications are turned off, Check For Updates menu item does nothing Regression: Using 3 monitors causes notifications to stop appearing Edit Filter not set correctly after writing automation Dragging audio to time ruler to do ARA convert audio to tempo map does not prompt Dragging audio from browser to MIDI track to do ARA MIDI extraction does not prompt Dragging multiple audio clips from browser to convert to MIDI stacks MIDI on same track Nudge causes MIDI notes to change lanes Automation selection not working correctly in lanes in attached project Regression: Crash dragging empty cell in Matrix View Tab to next/previous note in the PRV can cause crash Preview not working when cropping a track folder composite clip Draw tool mouse cursor flickers rapidly when moving mouse over envelopes Snap Module Displays Whole Duration When Creating New Project Projects with edit filter set to clip automation load with only one envelope visible Clips drag drop or paste across lanes can lead to inconsistent clip envelope visibility Pasting take and automation lanes simultaneously has unexpected results View list of updates in Early Access 1
  3. 10 points
    Technically not a deal! My power has been out for the past 3 days so I was not able to be online...just so everyone knows why I wasn't here.... Thanx to all who carried on!
  4. 9 points
    Go here...log in, click on get eBass Bundle for Studio One, and a discount code for 100% off will be provided in your account https://www.e-instruments.com/ebass-promo/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Learn More and get eBass Complete Bundle for FREE&utm_campaign=Emma GA Test then go to the Studio One Store and purchase the product https://shop.presonus.com/E-Instruments-eBass-Complete-Bundle
  5. 9 points
    The way I see it after some testing (with the most neutral settings): 24 and 80 when used across individual tracks have a subtle cumulative effect. On the master bus are almost nonexistent. 99 and 440 are not so subtle across individual tracks, but give great results on the master bus. Bear in mind, these plugs are CPU hungry and can easily cause dropouts, if you have too many tracks. In such case you'd want to use them only on buses, not individual tracks. HTH.
  6. 9 points
    https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/production-expert-1/2019/6/1/did-you-know-that-there-is-a-free-daw-that-has-ara-support-we-investigate-what-cakewalk-can-do
  7. 8 points
    this update seems to have fixed a small "crash on exit" bug I was having
  8. 8 points
    You'd think that in a band of over-50s there'd be no infighting, bickering, power struggles and out-of-control egos. Turns out, maturity just seems to be especially elusive among musicians. Time to fire up Cakewalk again. Superior Drummer will never refuse to play a song it doesn't like, complain about not getting the respect it's entitled to, nor criticize Trillian for not playing in the pocket. Kontakt won't mind if its only duty is a tambourine part, won't insist that its talents are wasted unless it's the focus of the song. All of the vocalists (me, me and me) will know the frickin' words, know their frickin' place in the mix and know better than to demand more reverb. Of course, I'll still be rehearsing with my new band on Sunday...
  9. 8 points
    was on the road lol you know it would have be done even before PA poost lol Here we go guyz .... You know i got you guyz covered Here's my take on the Purple Audio MC 77 emulation coming from PA , another 1176 ? well we gonna check this out !! If You remeber the song we begun to pre mix with the focusrite channel strip , this baby come to rescue ....to instance and you judge !! 1) Plugin Tour 2) All fun / mix rescue !! 3) Conclusion !!
  10. 8 points
    Cakewalk needs to support AAF. The Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) is a multimedia file format that allows you to exchange digital media and metadata between different systems and applications across multiple platforms. Metadata include fades, automation, and processing information. Cubase supports it so does Studio One. Please support it.
  11. 8 points
    No plug-ins related to Cakewalk but we will be showcasing all the great new features in CbB and the brand new BandLab integration. We're going to have the biggest presence we've had in years so it will be very exciting. The booth design is very slick. If you are in the area do stop by.
  12. 7 points
    Enquiring minds need to know 😉
  13. 7 points
    Hi all, I've been experimenting with this, based on the the feedback here. It's not really an issue when you're showing two or more time formats in the time ruler (MBT, HMSF, etc), because you can click underneath the selection handles to set the Now Time. But there's not enough space to do that when there's only a single time format showing, so I can see how they might get in the way sometimes. Let me discuss it with Noel et al. No promises, but there may be a way to bypass/mitigate the problem. Thanks, Ben
  14. 7 points
    It's an incredible offer from Bandlab and all you have to do is give your email and and you have a great DAW for free. Just look at the updates alone since they took over. Incredible, and you get the man who designs and writes this software Noel answering the forum questions. It don't get any better than that. Thank Bandlab for a job well done.
  15. 7 points
    Another big update. Please post any feedback directly in the linked thread.
  16. 7 points
    OK this is fixed too. Thanks for reporting it. Alright, no more bugs!!! We're shipping it now 😛
  17. 7 points
    I racked all my geetars up.... .....and then chopped off the headstocks just for this photee 😁😁
  18. 6 points
    Here: https://sounds2inspire.com/sektor_wavetablepack/
  19. 6 points
    With the old Cakewalk forum soon to be frozen, I’m adding links to the themes Gran Vista and Carbon here as well for easy access and future updates. Gran Vista Black & Blue This theme is called Gran Vista as some of the design elements are inspired by the graphical user interface once found in Windows Vista. Some would say that look is dated, but hey – so am I. There are four slightly different versions of this theme. Gran Vista Black & Blue 000 No gloss on the PC modules and some other design elements being non-glossy as well, such as the track icons. This is a theme for the serious production-centric user. Download from here: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AmXDCxaGb7JEbGpfDomY4iiHPfY Gran Vista Black & Blue 030 Using 30% opacity on the gloss layer makes for a matte look-and-feel. This is a theme for the quite serious production-centric user who doesn’t want to have too little or too much of just about anything. Download from here: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AmXDCxaGb7JEdCAuHOsrCAeaNP4 Gran Vista Black & Blue 060 Using 60% opacity on the gloss layer gives a subtle glare. This is a theme for the more casual production-centric user who, in the middle of a mixdown, still can appreciate some black plastic. Download from here: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AmXDCxaGb7JEbfXIwcxnm-Y-WPA Gran Vista Black & Blue 100 Full 100% opacity on the gloss layer. This is actually the original theme I made, something for all of us who likes shiny, black plastic without reservations. Download from here: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AmXDCxaGb7JEblAVDPH9Yip3v7A Carbon The Carbon theme is for the really serious production-centric purist. It has an even darker look and also a flat, non-glossy Control Bar. All other design elements are shared with Gran Vista Black & Blue 000. Download from here: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AmXDCxaGb7JEcOCxvwxFeFGalk4 Matching CA-2A Skins Those using the Gran Vista or Carbon themes and also the Cakewalk CA-2A ProChannel module might find that the module’s brushed aluminum stands out like a sore thumb against the dark theme. As I lately needed to spend some quality time with my procrastinations, I’ve also created matching dark skins for each theme variant, plastic knobs and all. For consistency, I also did likewise with the non-ProChannel effect (not shown here). As CA-2A predates SONAR/CbB themes and hasn’t been made aware of them, replacing the default skin can’t be done through a theme update. It involves some manual tweaking, but it’s still very easy. Instructions on how to install and uninstall the graphical resources are supplied in a pdf that comes with the zip file. After downloading, please begin by reading those instructions before proceeding. The zip file containing all the matching CA-2A skins can be downloaded here: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AmXDCxaGb7JEdYUVehZD7U-0cMY Background If the unlikely event that anyone would like to see the old thread describing the development of these themes, here’s the proper place to look. That thread also contains a few more preview images. Here's also a link to the Release History of these themes: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AmXDCxaGb7JEdu3To6t7ZeQmmAo Some final words: Please be patient when starting a download. Microsoft OneDrive is often painfully slow when responding to a download request.
  20. 6 points
    Good deal on MODO Bass which is my goto Bass plugin. A similar deal on MODO Drums and I'd be all over it.
  21. 6 points
  22. 6 points
    Made a list of available LABS. These are the ones available now, all free: - 9/19 LABS Moon Guitar - 8/19 LABS London Atmos - 7/19 LABS Hand Bells - 6/19 LABS Pedal Pads - 5/19 LABS Music Box - 4/19 LABS Dulcimer - 3/19 LABS Scary Strings - 2/19 LABS Modular Piano - 1/19 LABS Peel Guitar - 12/18 LABS Frozen Strings - 11/18 LABS Synth Pads - 11/18 LABS Choir - 9/18 LABS Charango - 8/18 LABS Electric Piano - 8/18 LABS Amplified Cello Quartet - 6/18 LABS Drums - 5/18 LABS Soft Piano en Strings
  23. 6 points
    I was blessed by one of my clients/friends and I was able to pre-order this! I think the lead time between announcing and actually being available was a little long; just about 32 days to go 😜 The problem now is that I am now looking to upgrade my computer which is a whole other situation indeed. Looking to build an i9 system so it should hold me for a while. I have been running an i5 setup for many years but over the last little bit have been just hitting the ceiling problem shine so many things and this new library coming is just another reason to look into getting a more powerful system to handle things. Very excited however and of course will keep everyone up to date on my progress!
  24. 6 points
    Now i understand when we request bigger gui's , he be like "why ? we're good ..."
  25. 6 points
    I want a permanent subscription to a single plugin for a one-time payment of $29 or less.
  26. 6 points
    With this release we focused on allowing lanes to be used as an arrangement tool in addition to comping. Ideally I think the feature could be called something like "track lanes" as opposed to take lanes now, since its not restricted to the recording workflow. You are free to use lanes as a scratchpad for different variations of track ideas whether they come from actual recorded takes or from other sources (clips in project, imported files etc). With the enhanced drag and drop and copy paste functionality all operations are now fully integrated with lanes so should work seamlessly. When dragging in other data you can choose to disable the comping features and arrange the clips in any manner before you decide to start the comping process. You can also choose to layer and have audio clips in lanes sound simultaneously if that's what you want in this workflow. In fact for those who used the old pre-X series layers, you should now be able to do all of that and more by using the tools appropriately. There are also big improvements to automation lanes and clip envelopes when doing copy paste between tracks or lanes that should make editing with automation lanes a smoother experience. Additionally thanks to a report from one of our users, we fixed a longstanding issue with recording in take lanes that would end up with incorrectly cropped clips in lower lanes. Overall we hope you will find arrangement and comping in tracks to be a much more enjoyable and intuitive experience in this update. Let us know if you see any issues.
  27. 6 points
    The usual reason that enabling effects causes a large increase in latency is that one of the effects uses a "look-ahead" buffer. The effect requires so much processing time that it needs to begin to work before the timeline would normally reach the data. Since the effect cannot actually get data from the future, it needs to slow down the rest of the processing and move all of the tracks into the past relative to the look-ahead time. If all of the tracks continued in real time while the effected track was taking the time it needed, then the effected track would go out of sync and fall behind the rest of the project. Hence a "compensation delay" has to be introduced into the progress of the timeline so that new data is going to be added later--that is the delay that keeps new input lagging behind real time. Generally speaking, the plugins that use substantial buffers for this purpose are marketed as "mastering plugins," which indicates that they are unsuitable for use in real time tracking. Best advice is to use a less calculation intensive effect (or none at all) until you have finished inputting real time data. You can substitute the slower effect when mixing/mastering, in which case the delay is generally tolerable.
  28. 6 points
    CCLarry is like the guy from the old "Good Times" television shows. They had a Character whose name was Lenny, and Lenny was know for having PLENTY. CCLarry is know for having PLENTY of item for the Members of the CbB Forums to buy. 😎 😀 😳 CCLarry has Soft Synths, Drums Machines, Plugins, Microphones, Pre-amps, Cables, Daws, Headphone, and Monitors all tucked a way in his COAT. The quality of the video is poor, however, look close at the video and you will see Janet Jackson as a child actress in one of the scenes.. [tube] [/tube]
  29. 6 points
    I made a quick run down of it. If you're wondering what this sounds like please check it out.
  30. 6 points
    Here are my Side A and Side B shots:
  31. 6 points
    Purpose "Songs: Post links to your songs, share and discuss. " It's another reason for using the tags feature this new forum. No need for sub forums simply use tags such as music / mix advice / techniques / discuss / songwriting etc..
  32. 5 points
    As many of you know, I write a monthly column about CbB for Sound on Sound magazine. There's never a shortage of techniques to write about :), but I thought I'd ask if there were any aspects of the program where you'd like a column that went into a topic in particular depth. For example, at one point there were some threads where people were trying to make sense of all the export options, so I did a column about exporting and its many applications. Thanks!
  33. 5 points
    @Grem if you'd like to take part in our angry mob please join us over here bring a torch and pitchfork
  34. 5 points
    Good point. I don't know that I'd waste time promoting plugins for Audacity, despite its huge install base. Plus Logic and Pro Tools users already self-identify as folks who have no problem spending money needlessly - clearly a more desirable market segment. Meanwhile, we cakewalkers merrily follow our own path, content in the knowledge that our solution works as well as any other. Just less-expensively.
  35. 5 points
    Get it here https://harrisonconsoles.com/site/free-plugin-pte.html
  36. 5 points
  37. 5 points
    It's a tough job...but SOMEBODY had to do it! 😜
  38. 5 points
    I keep a squeaky toy in my hand to 'mark' false starts, pronunciation, and inflection problems. In that way, I can simply stay in the zone of reading, without doing anything with the keyboard. When reviewing/editing, the squeaks are obvious visual markers, and are easy to spot/correct and splice the good stuff into a glorious contiguous reading performance.
  39. 5 points
    I think everyone has behaved themselves accordingly, however the risks of arguments are becoming elevated. This thread is locked.
  40. 5 points
    @Chris Boshuizen This issue has been fixed for our next update. Its actually something that was broken in one of the SONAR releases itself. The next update has major improvements and optimizations for plugin time sync and looping so many old issues have been resolved.
  41. 5 points
    Revoice Pro and VocALign now support ARA 2 and work seamlessly in CbB through our partnership with Synchro Arts. To celebrate their latest update, together with Synchro Arts we’re giving Cakewalk by BandLab users the opportunity to win Revoice Pro and VocALign Project! These powerful industry standard tools for vocal production now work even better in CbB as a result of our ARA 2 integration.
  42. 5 points
    Another reason to get rid of your studio : But also a reason to never leave the studio.
  43. 5 points
    For DAW purposes, clock-speed is absolutely the single most critical factor. Not all processes in a DAW can be multi-threaded. ie: Playing/monitoring in realtime thru an AmpSim plugin at 96k using a 32-sample ASIO buffer size is not something that lends itself to being heavily multi-threaded. Virtual instruments like UVI Falcon only use a single core. In a perfect scenario, you want highest possible clock-speed... AND the highest number of cores you can get. What you absolutely *don't* want to do is choose more cores... at the expense of significant clock-speed. This is why Xeon CPUs (even though they're more expensive) are usually a significant performance hit compared to standard CPUs. They have more cores... but typically significantly lower clock-speed. Right now, this is why the Intel i9-9900k is such a great "sweet-spot" for a DAW. With the proper configuration, you can lock all 8 cores (16 processing threads) at 5GHz. That's super high clock-speed... and 16 virtual cores (8 physical cores). With quality air-cooling, the 9900k will do the above while running near dead-silent. To best the 9900k, you have to go high-end socket-2066 i9 (which is $1400+ just for the CPU).
  44. 5 points
    Could use this in my new band Rage Against The Latrine.
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  48. 5 points
    Bandlab seem to be a forward thinking company and I believe their App will draw in a lot more EDM, Hip Hop and R&B Music Producers to Cakewalk I know we have had various things like Dropzone - Cyclone - Beatscape over the years and there is also the Matrix view but I feel there is a gaping hole in CBB for musicians who build tracks around samples which should be addressed. Competing platforms have their own well thought out and intergrated samplers and have flourished and overtaken the DAW formerly known as Sonar because if it. It's an ideal opportunity to redress this. My starting point would be the Browser. It's already the default place to audition loops and one shot samples so why not put it on steroids ? Imagine undocking it and dropping it into the MultiDock to view the fully fledged sampler. This could incorporate all the best attributes of those old plugins as well as new features but much more seamlessly. No VSTi to instantiate, a fluid workflow as you move from browsing sounds to working with them. Looping , chopping, editing, mangling and making samples playable across the keyboard would all be possible within the expanded Super Browser. Once you're happy with how it sounds, drag across to the track view and drop your newly edited sample instrument into the project ready to perform within your track. This will now act as a standalone sampled instrument that can be refined within it's own instrument if needed. Quick easy worklow for modern producers - Let's make Cakewalk best in class for sample based musicians
  49. 5 points
  50. 5 points
    In his DAW comparison chart, one thing that jumps out is the zero score Cakewalk gets for stability. If the software you are using/reviewing fails to perform as described/intended, crashes, or otherwise leaves you tearing your hair, it is likely to color your impression of everything else. I have little experience with other DAW's, but it has been my impression over the years that many people have had the impression that Cakewalk/SONAR was exceptionally flaky compared to its competitors. My own impression was that it was too often pulled from the oven half baked in order to try to fix or add an "unfinished feature" that was being published primarily so that the developer could claim it was there. Of course I usually just told myself, it must be user error, resulting in more hair loss, or that buggy is an essential quality of truly state of the art complicated programs, and diligently set about crafting my own kludges or scouring the old forums for the genius of others. Then I would gleefully download a new version after learning that they had fixed a problem that they had never officially acknowledged existed. I am hopeful that the freedom from having to justify the cost of each upgrade, or monthly membership will take some of the pressure off the developers to turn out something for everyone (...a comedy tonight), and result in a shift to making sure that what they have devised is close to bullet-proof. The vast majority of the users of DAW's (as opposed to those who visit DAW self-help forums) are musicians (or want to be) looking for a tool that just works.
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