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  1. 12 points
    We're pleased to announce the 2020.08 release! This release introduces support for multiple Arranger tracks, Arranger section types, Arranger templates, MIDI automation on Instrument tracks, Workspace enhancements, Classic Creative Suite and Channel Tools plug-ins, new FX Chain presets, export directly to Standard MIDI File, optimizations, and much more, including over 70 bug fixes, all in keeping with our goal of making Cakewalk as reliable and enjoyable as possible. Thanks, The Bakers For new feature details, see New Features. Should you need to revert to the 2020.05 release, you can download the Cakewalk 2020.05 Rollback installer. 2020.08 Highlights Multiple Arranger tracks A project can contain multiple Arranger tracks, with each track containing its own set of sections. Multiple Arranger tracks provides many benefits, including: Simultaneously declare multiple sections intersecting within a given range of time. Define and organize sub-sections within a larger section. For example, if you have a live recording of multiple songs, you can use one Arranger track to mark out each song, and another to mark out the verses and choruses within each song. Use multiple sections for generic annotation within a project. Multiple Arranger Tracks.mp4 Arranger section types Arranger sections can be assigned to an optional section type attribute, such as Verse, Chorus, Bridge, etc. Cakewalk includes many common section types, and you can create your own custom section type presets. Section types provide the following benefits: By tagging sections with type attributes, you can use Arranger templates to instantly create new arrangements from your existing sections. Quickly assign consistent names and colors to sections that serve specific musical functions in a song. Directly insert new sections that automatically use appropriate names and colors. Arranger Section Types.mp4 Arranger templates Arranger templates are pre-defined song forms that store the order in which sections are arranged. You can think of an Arranger template as a map of an entire song. Arranger templates are global and can be used in several ways: Create a new Arranger track from a template. The template is applied to the Arranger track, which creates new sections. This is useful when starting a new song and you want to quickly create all Arranger sections for a typical song form that you can fill in with music. Insert sections in an existing Arranger track. Drag Arranger templates from the Media Browser and drop them in existing Arranger tracks. Sections in the template are inserted into the target track. Create a new arrangement. If your project already contains existing sections, you can use Arranger templates to create new arrangements from the existing sections. This allows you to preview your existing sections with different song forms. Sections that exist in the template but not in the project can be optionally created at the end of the project in the active Arranger track. Arranger Templates.mp4 Show and edit MIDI automation on Instrument tracks Instrument tracks can now show and edit MIDI automation. Previously, Instrument tracks only showed the automation available for the audio output section of the track. Now both MIDI and audio automation parameters can be set from the track’s Edit Filter. Classic Creative Suite audio effects The Classic Creative Suite is made up of powerful and easy to use Cakewalk effects including Alias Factor, Classic Phaser, Compressor/Gate, HF Exciter, Modfilter, Multivoice Chorus/Flanger, Para-Q, and Tempo Delay. Channel Tools plug-in The Channel Tools plug-in provides easy and powerful channel processing for gain, Mid-Side decoding, delay and stereo panning. Channel Tools is ideal for enhancing and adjusting stereo separation for stereo tracks and full mixes. New FX Chain presets Cakewalk includes many new FX Chain presets that use the new Classic Creative Suite and Channel Tools audio effects. Export to Standard MIDI File The File > Export > Standard MIDI File command lets you directly export the current project’s MIDI data to a Standard MIDI File. Enhancements Enhanced ‘Instrument Track Per Audio Output’ When inserting a multi-timbral soft synth, you can use the Instrument Track Per Output option in the Add Track menu and Insert Soft Synth Options dialog box to specify how many Instrument tracks to create. This allows you to have multiple Instrument tracks for a single instance of a synth. However, if you specify more output tracks than the synth supports, Cakewalk will now create additional synth instances as required. For example, adding 16 TTS-1 tracks will create 4 TTS-1 instances as the TTS-1 supports 4 audio outs per instance. Workspace enhancements ‘Apply Workspace on Project Load’ option When using a workspace, you can now specify if the selected workspace should be automatically applied when loading projects. This is specified with the Apply Workspace on Project Load option in the Workspaces menu. The Apply Workspace on Project Load option is disabled by default. When enabled, the active workspace is always applied to an opened project. When disabled, projects load with their saved window layout, even when a workspace is active. To apply the active workspace, re-select the workspace form the Workspaces menu. Track view View and Options menu settings are not saved in workspaces The Track view View and Options menu settings are global, and no longer saved in screensets or workspaces. This change prevents global settings from being overwritten when applying a workspace. Ripple Edit affects Arranger section move/copy operations The Ripple Edit setting is respected when moving and copying Arranger sections. Auto Crossfades is applied to Section Split/Arrangement Commit Section operations now respect the Auto Crossfade enable in the Track view. Section Split and Commit Arrangement operations will now have crossfades applied when enabled. Option to center Now Time when zooming with the keyboard The Track view Options menu has a new Center on Now Time with Keyboard Zoom option that centers the Now Time when zooming with keyboard shortcuts (CTRL+LEFT ARROW and CTRL+RIGHT ARROW). Key binding to open soft synth on current track A new key binding named Open Soft Synth on Current Track allows you to open the soft synth UI on the focused Instrument track. You can assign the key binding in Edit > Preferences > Customization - Keyboard Shortcuts (under Area: Global Bindings). Improved loading of synth data Loading soft synths is now a two step process: first the plug-in is loaded, then its content is loaded (samples, etc.). A new toast notification shows the loading status. Enhancements to Duplicate Selected Clip(s) command The Duplicate Selected Clip(s) command now respects the selection when duplicating instead of reverting to clip size. It also no longer sets the Now Time during playback. Toggle Clip Gain edit filter You can quickly toggle between Track Volume and the last/previously shown data type on the current track. To do so, press the = key. This only works on the current parent track, not in Automation lanes. To toggle between Clip Gain and the last/previously shown data type on the current track, press SHIFT+=. Improved handling of temporary removal of control surfaces Cakewalk now better handles the temporary removal of devices related to connected/configured control surfaces. If the MIDI input or output ports are not available, the control surface is now disabled. The control surface name will be shown in parentheses and any missing ports will be shown as -- None --. Regardless of whether MIDI ports have been remapped or not as a result of adding or removing MIDI devices, only user changes to the control surface setup will be saved. Unchanged control surfaces will retain their original settings. Therefore, if a MIDI port is unavailable and the ports are shown as -- None --, as long as this surface is left unchanged, it will automatically restore its previous settings the next time Cakewalk is restarted with the MIDI device available. ALT+drag in time ruler to select both tracks and buses By default, making a time selection by dragging in the time ruler only selects tracks. To select both tracks and buses, hold down the ALT key while dragging in the time ruler. ‘Split MIDI Notes’ and ‘Non-Destructive MIDI Editing’ options in MIDI menu The Non-Destructive MIDI Editing and Split MIDI Notes options that are found in the Edit > Preferences > Customization - Editing dialog box impact Arranger track editing, so we have made them more accessible by also adding them to the Track view MIDI menu: Non-Destructive MIDI Editing. Select this option to make all MIDI editing non-destructive. When toggled on, this option forces deleted data to be retained even though it is not visible. When you split or crop clips, the old MIDI events are still there but they're hidden. So you can extend the ends of the clips to reveal the MIDI events again. If this is turned off, you lose those events when you split. In most cases you should leave this option enabled. Split MIDI Notes. Select this option to split any underlying MIDI notes when you split clips, and insert MIDI chase events (such as continuous controllers, Pitch Wheel, and Patch Change) at the split position. The advantage of this is that you don’t get lost notes when copy/pasting or cut/pasting notes that start just before the split point. The disadvantage of this is that if you extend the clip ends, as the note has now been split, it will be retriggered at the split point. The menu commands are also available as key bindings. You can assign the key binding in Edit > Preferences > Customization - Keyboard Shortcuts (under Area: Track View). Add Track menu now supports plug-in layouts The Add Track window’s menu now supports the use of plug-in layouts. The Plug-in Browser and Add Track menu display the same layout. Copy and assign automation envelopes Copy and Assign Envelope is now available via the context menu for envelopes to facilitate copying an existing envelope and assigning it to a different parameter. Staff view respects global Snap to Grid settings The Staff view respects the global Snap to Grid settings for note positioning when drawing notes. Optimizations Improved UI performance when playing while zoomed in to prevent loss of keyboard and mouse input. UI drawing is now adaptively throttled back to keep the system responsive even high load. Clips pane now handles zooming better and only draws one beat worth of data when heavily zoomed in. Now Time display will also stop when zoomed in to a single beat. This prevents excessive flicker. Improved scrolling in the Track view with Snap to Landmark Events enabled. This fixes a reported issue where Snap to Landmarks with AudioSnap transients was causing scrolling to become sluggish. Bug fixes Stability Crash on project load for some users Crash attempting to rename drum map note in Piano Roll view Crash when attempting to duplicate Instrument track Crash when closing Cakewalk with Arranger context menu open Crash when re-doing a Copy after undoing a Create Section Crash when applying arrangement in project Crash importing MIDI file to project iZotope Iris crashes if the project sample rate differs from the default sample rate Automation Bus automation deleted when dragging Arranger section if no clips present Automation for multiple instances of a plug-in delete unexpectedly MIDI automation does not update slider on Instrument track lanes Custom Automation lane names are easily lost Copying clips with envelopes creates extra envelopes on Instrument tracks Ability to toggle between Clips and Clip Gain envelope on active track Bus Envelope being copied to tracks on Cut/Paste Paste from bus envelopes go to synth envelopes unexpectedly Jump in Clip Gain envelope causes waveform preview to draw incorrectly UI Intermittent inability to stop playback when zoomed in Zoom control can become stuck during playback Ripple Edit button status incorrect when opening template Piano Roll view Snap button does not have tooltip Export as MIDI defaults to .cwp file extension Selected buses should give clearer indication of selection Scrolling in Clips pane is sluggish with Snap to Transients enabled Current tab in Multidock does not persist Allow for background colors in Synth Rack Change text for Move Checked Devices to Top button in Preferences > MIDI - Devices to specify outputs Arranger If selection does not include audio, automation is not moved with sections Arranger Preview should not be impacted by Stop at Project End Arranger Sections not rippling properly when moving clips with Ripple Edit set to ALL Ensure only MIDI tracks are having trim applied after splitting notes in arranger commands Dragging audio to extract tempo broken by Arranger code Not possible to drag multiple sections that are lasso selected Section events do not move/copy if the selection only contains long MIDI notes outwith the selection extent Clicking on project end icon in control bar doesn't include sections Update section selection on Project Selection Extent change Creating new section should snap to nearby section or time boundary Inconsistent behavior between section selection move and single section move Disable Autosave triggering during Commit Arrangement Show onboarding text in Arrangements inspector Commit arrangement should auto-crossfade if Auto Crossfade is enabled Enforce minimum Section size (1 measure) when cropping from the beginning of the section header Section start time snaps unexpectedly to next section when resizing to the left Misc. Creating new workspace does not set Current Lens registry value When applying a workspace on load, the Browser loads with a vertical collapse button instead of horizontal When the Help Module is opened and collapsed in a Workspace, applying the Workspace on project load causes it to draw incorrectly Loading some custom workspaces can result in tracks not being visible until you scroll the Track view Cropped MIDI notes chase unexpectedly Aim Assist Text status not persisting Auto Crossfade button not updating between projects Nudge in tracks fails to crossfade Unexpected results when nudging comped clips with auto crossfades Automatic Crossfades does not bind as expected in Preferences Cakewalk includes FX Chain presets that reference non-included plug-ins (only applies to clean new installations; presets from previous installations are not removed) Autosave firing every few patch changes in VSTi Projects with Kontakt load slowly if sample rate differs from default sample rate Increase MackieControl.ini plug-in entry limit Disabling Recycle Plugin Windows not working as expected Dragging plug-ins from browser stops playback CTRL dragging a plug-in should not open the plug-in UI Staff view should respect the global snap setting for note positioning when drawing notes Unable to move notes in Staff view Right-click should not clear the selection in the Piano Roll and Staff views 'Center on Now Time' scrolling not respected in Piano Roll view Lasso select in Piano Roll view does not always clear the previous selection When Piano Roll view Snap is diabled, the Auto Focus button shows the wrong tooltip Reduce minimum control surface timeout to 25ms Select All causes Insert > Time/Measures to only insert at beginning of project Shift + +/= should toggle clip gain for Lanes Duplicate Instrument track not working when drum maps are defined Incorrect behavior when moving multiple clips past the end of a cropped clip Ripple Edit adds time unexpectedly when pasting controllers MIDI Ripple Edit in Lanes fails partially Show and fit selection command is not working for tracks in folders Show and Fit Selection for CLIPS in Track Folders does not work as expected Export Audio does not append chosen file extension Single Bounce Per Track Freeze option has no effect when disabled Help > Check for Update does not show Early Access Available toast notification Latest release notes are here. See prior release notes. Check out all new features released to date.
  2. 10 points
    I just wanted to share some news that I couldn't keep to myself, lol If you refer a friend or use a refer link to buy stuff there you can get coupons of 10%, each time someone buys something and the coupons do stack! I don't know how I did it, but in July I somehow managed to collect 24 10% coupons! They kept sending me coupons vial email. I waited until end of July when I got paid to cash in all the coupons and take advantage of the Summer of Sound Design deal they had. I got a few items from there and some from the store section of the site. I even got the newest deal at the time (which is still going on now), the guitar amp VST. So in total it was 12 items! 50% off "Factory" by Sugar Bytes 71% off "Loom II" by Air Music Tech 70% off "Wiggle" by 2nd Sense Audio 72% off "Palindrome Sampler" by Glitchmachines 96% off Ultimate RMX 30K Bundle 65% off "Carbon Electra Synth" (VST/AU) by Plugin Boutique 55% off "Grainspace" by Audiority 70% off "Sasquatch Kick Machine 2" by Boz Digital Labs 88% off "HellBeast" by Audio Assault 86% off "MPC 2.0 Special Edition Bundle" by Akai Pro 70% off "Virtual Instrument Player 3" by AKAI 38% off "Thorus" by UVI Total cost: €473.99 Discount with coupons applied: €436.17 Total paid: €37.82 😲😂😎
  3. 9 points
    I'm not wishing to sound like an excited 10 year old but Please, Please, Pretty Please with A Cherry on Top, add support for animated .png images, you don't even have to update the two themes included with Cakewalk, just add support for users to add them to Themes via the editor and for them to work in Cakewalk. I'm not sure if any other DAW even uses animated png images in it's UI and it would be handy and cool to make certain buttons flash or fade. Check out the Track View/Console View 'Record' button I made..... https://imgur.com/tlLyQmq Now, would that not be so cool and maybe useful for a few particular and important buttons??
  4. 9 points
    Latest Eventide updates Release date: Aug 3rd 2020 MAC & PC Release Notes: 3.8.5 Correctly bound BPM when tempo is synced to host 3.8.4 Fix an occasional crash in VST3 when changing the plugin's channel configuration Anthology https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/product/10882/installers Individual download links: 2016 Stereo Room https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/2016-stereo-room-native-windows-2 https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/2016-stereo-room-installer-mac Blackhole https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/blackhole-native-windows https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/blackhole-installer-mac CrushStation https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/product/13743/installers Crystals https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/product/13904/installers H3000 Band Delays https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/h3000-band-delays-windows https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/h3000-band-delays-mac H3000 Factory https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/h3000-factory-windows https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/h3000-factory-mac H910 https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/h910-windows https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/h910-mac Instant Flanger Mk II (Win & Mac) https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/product/12559/installers Instant Phaser Mk II (Win & Mac) https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/product/12401/installers MangledVerb https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/product/10809/installers MicroPitch https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/product/12948/installers Newfangled: Elevate Mastering Bundle (contains all 3 Newfangled VSTs) https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/product/10599/installers Newfangled: Equivocate https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/equivocate-mac https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/equivocate-win Newfangled: Punctuate https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/product/13048/installers Newfangled: Saturate https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/product/13048/installers Octavox https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/octavox-native-windows https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/octavox-installer-mac Physion Installer https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/physion-installer-window https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/physion-installer-mac Quadravox https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/quadravox-windows https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/quadravox-mac Rotary Mod https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/product/13210/installers ShimmerVerb https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/product/14027/installers SP2016 Reverb (Win & Mac) https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/product/12013/installers Spring https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/product/13453/installers TVerb https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/tverb-installer-windows https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/tverb-installer-mac Ultrachannel https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/ultrachannel-installer-windows https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/ultrachannel-installer-mac UltraReverb https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/ultrareverb-installer-windows https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/ultrareverb-installer-mac UltraTap https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/ultratap-installer-windows https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads/ultratap-installer-mac Undulator https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/product/13990/installers or All downloads: https://www.eventideaudio.com/support/downloads
  5. 8 points
    Looking into my crystal ball.. At some point after Eventide has produced a dozen or more of these they will introduce the H9 Native that contains all of these modules as presets. I can see the marketing now... Over $1000 worth of effects and plugins for only $399* - the H9 Native! A virtual H9 for your DAW! *Intro price MSRP $699 No inside information or illegal pharmaceuticals were used in this bit of fortune telling just common sense and an observation on marketing trends.
  6. 7 points
    Hello All, Waves users can now enjoy a 30 day pass to the entire Groove3 library, featuring over 2000+ hours of comprehensive and inspiring video tutorials, absolutely free. No credit card required. Learn what you need to know about your favorite DAW, plug-ins, virtual instruments, production, mixing and mastering techniques, instrument lessons and so much more. *Must start 30 day pass by August 15th 11:59PM CST. *For new Groove3 All-Access Pass customers only. Current or Past All-Access Pass users are not eligible. Access it Here at ~~~> Groove 3
  7. 7 points
    He's got to catch it first ...
  8. 7 points
  9. 7 points
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Larry and also looking forward to his return.
  10. 7 points
    Keepforest Ferrum Percussion Free Edition now includes license for Kontakt Player! https://keep-forest.com/store/libraries/225185 Formerly required full version of Kontakt 6.02+ Now includes license and is compatible with Free Kontakt Player and Native Instruments Hardware.
  11. 7 points
    Your comment could be characterized as "I have enough plugins already," do you want to clarify before being banned forever from this forum?
  12. 6 points
    Introduction The 2020.08 release introduces support for multiple Arranger tracks, Arranger section types, Arranger templates, MIDI automation on Instrument tracks, Workspace enhancements, Classic Creative Suite and Channel Tools plug-ins, new FX Chain presets, export directly to Standard MIDI File, optimizations, and much more, including over 70 bug fixes, all in keeping with our goal of making Cakewalk as reliable and enjoyable as possible. The following highlights are intended to provide an overview of the more significant changes. Please also refer to the new features section of our documentation for more detailed information on the features. Please give us feedback on this release. We hope you like it! 2020.08 Highlights Multiple Arranger tracks A project can contain multiple Arranger tracks, with each track containing its own set of sections. Multiple Arranger tracks provides many benefits, including: Simultaneously declare multiple sections intersecting within a given range of time. Define and organize sub-sections within a larger section. For example, if you have a live recording of multiple songs, you can use one Arranger track to mark out each song, and another to mark out the verses and choruses within each song. Use multiple sections for generic annotation within a project. Multiple Arranger Tracks.mp4 Arranger section types Arranger sections can be assigned to an optional section type attribute, such as Verse, Chorus, Bridge, etc. Cakewalk includes many common section types, and you can create your own custom section type presets. Section types provide the following benefits: By tagging sections with type attributes, you can use Arranger templates to instantly create new arrangements from your existing sections. Quickly assign consistent names and colors to sections that serve specific musical functions in a song. Directly insert new sections that automatically use appropriate names and colors. Arranger Section Types.mp4 Arranger templates Arranger templates are pre-defined song forms that store the order in which sections are arranged. You can think of an Arranger template as a map of an entire song. Arranger templates are global and can be used in several ways: Create a new Arranger track from a template. The template is applied to the Arranger track, which creates new sections. This is useful when starting a new song and you want to quickly create all Arranger sections for a typical song form that you can fill in with music. Insert sections in an existing Arranger track. Drag Arranger templates from the Media Browser and drop them in existing Arranger tracks. Sections in the template are inserted into the target track. Create a new arrangement. If your project already contains existing sections, you can use Arranger templates to create new arrangements from the existing sections. This allows you to preview your existing sections with different song forms. Sections that exist in the template but not in the project can be optionally created at the end of the project in the active Arranger track. Arranger Templates.mp4 Show and edit MIDI automation on Instrument tracks Instrument tracks can now show and edit MIDI automation. Previously, Instrument tracks only showed the automation available for the audio output section of the track. Now both MIDI and audio automation parameters can be set from the track’s Edit Filter. Classic Creative Suite audio effects The Classic Creative Suite is made up of powerful and easy to use Cakewalk effects including Alias Factor, Classic Phaser, Compressor/Gate, HF Exciter, Modfilter, Multivoice Chorus/Flanger, Para-Q, and Tempo Delay. Channel Tools plug-in The Channel Tools plug-in provides easy and powerful channel processing for gain, Mid-Side decoding, delay and stereo panning. Channel Tools is ideal for enhancing and adjusting stereo separation for stereo tracks and full mixes. New FX Chain presets Cakewalk includes many new FX Chain presets that use the new Classic Creative Suite and Channel Tools audio effects. Export to Standard MIDI File The File > Export > Standard MIDI File command lets you directly export the current project’s MIDI data to a Standard MIDI File. Enhancements Enhanced ‘Instrument Track Per Audio Output’ When inserting a multi-timbral soft synth, you can use the Instrument Track Per Output option in the Add Track menu and Insert Soft Synth Options dialog box to specify how many Instrument tracks to create. This allows you to have multiple Instrument tracks for a single instance of a synth. However, if you specify more output tracks than the synth supports, Cakewalk will now create additional synth instances as required. For example, adding 16 TTS-1 tracks will create 4 TTS-1 instances as the TTS-1 supports 4 audio outs per instance. Workspace enhancements ‘Apply Workspace on Project Load’ option When using a workspace, you can now specify if the active workspace should be automatically applied when loading projects. This is specified with the Apply Workspace on Project Load option in the Workspaces menu. The Apply Workspace on Project Load option is disabled by default. When enabled, the active workspace is always applied to an opened project. When disabled, projects load with their saved window layout, even when a workspace is active. To apply the active workspace, re-select the workspace form the Workspaces menu. Track view View and Options menu settings are not saved in workspaces The Track view View and Options menu settings are global, and no longer saved in screensets or workspaces. This change prevents global settings from being overwritten when applying a workspace. Ripple Edit affects Arranger section move/copy operations The Ripple Edit setting is respected when moving and copying Arranger sections. Auto Crossfades is applied to Section Split/Arrangement Commit Section operations now respect the Auto Crossfade enable in the Track view. Section Split and Commit Arrangement operations will now have crossfades applied when enabled. Option to center Now Time when zooming with the keyboard The Track view Options menu has a new Center on Now Time with Keyboard Zoom option that centers the Now Time when zooming with keyboard shortcuts (CTRL+LEFT ARROW and CTRL+RIGHT ARROW). Key binding to open soft synth on current track A new key binding named Open Soft Synth on Current Track allows you to open the soft synth UI on the focused Instrument track. You can assign the key binding in Edit > Preferences > Customization - Keyboard Shortcuts (under Area: Global Bindings). Improved loading of synth data Loading soft synths is now a two step process: first the plug-in is loaded, then its content is loaded (samples, etc.). A new toast notification shows the loading status. Enhancements to Duplicate Selected Clip(s) command The Duplicate Selected Clip(s) command now respects the selection when duplicating instead of reverting to clip size. It also no longer sets the Now Time during playback. Toggle Clip Gain edit filter You can quickly toggle between Track Volume and the last/previously shown data type on the current track. To do so, press the = key. This only works on the current parent track, not in Automation lanes. To toggle between Clip Gain and the last/previously shown data type on the current track, press SHIFT+=. Improved handling of temporary removal of control surfaces Cakewalk now better handles the temporary removal of devices related to connected/configured control surfaces. If the MIDI input or output ports are not available, the control surface is now disabled. The control surface name will be shown in parentheses and any missing ports will be shown as -- None --. Regardless of whether MIDI ports have been remapped or not as a result of adding or removing MIDI devices, only user changes to the control surface setup will be saved. Unchanged control surfaces will retain their original settings. Therefore, if a MIDI port is unavailable and the ports are shown as -- None --, as long as this surface is left unchanged, it will automatically restore its previous settings the next time Cakewalk is restarted with the MIDI device available. ALT+drag in time ruler to select both tracks and buses By default, making a time selection by dragging in the time ruler only selects tracks. To select both tracks and buses, hold down the ALT key while dragging in the time ruler. ‘Split MIDI Notes’ and ‘Non-Destructive MIDI Editing’ options in MIDI menu The Non-Destructive MIDI Editing and Split MIDI Notes options that are found in the Edit > Preferences > Customization - Editing dialog box impact Arranger track editing, so we have made them more accessible by also adding them to the Track view MIDI menu: Non-Destructive MIDI Editing. Select this option to make all MIDI editing non-destructive. When toggled on, this option forces deleted data to be retained even though it is not visible. When you split or crop clips, the old MIDI events are still there but they're hidden. So you can extend the ends of the clips to reveal the MIDI events again. If this is turned off, you lose those events when you split. In most cases you should leave this option enabled. Split MIDI Notes. Select this option to split any underlying MIDI notes when you split clips, and insert MIDI chase events (such as continuous controllers, Pitch Wheel, and Patch Change) at the split position. The advantage of this is that you don’t get lost notes when copy/pasting or cut/pasting notes that start just before the split point. The disadvantage of this is that if you extend the clip ends, as the note has now been split, it will be retriggered at the split point. The menu commands are also available as key bindings. You can assign the key binding in Edit > Preferences > Customization - Keyboard Shortcuts (under Area: Track View). Add Track menu now supports plug-in layouts The Add Track window’s menu now supports the use of plug-in layouts. The Plug-in Browser and Add Track menu display the same layout. Copy and assign automation envelopes Copy and Assign Envelope is now available via the context menu for envelopes to facilitate copying an existing envelope and assigning it to a different parameter. Staff view respects global Snap to Grid settings The Staff view respects the global Snap to Grid settings for note positioning when drawing notes. Optimizations Improved UI performance when playing while zoomed in to prevent loss of keyboard and mouse input. UI drawing is now adaptively throttled back to keep the system responsive even high load. Clips pane now handles zooming better and only draws one beat worth of data when heavily zoomed in. Now Time display will also stop when zoomed in to a single beat. This prevents excessive flicker. Improved scrolling in the Track view with Snap to Landmark Events enabled. This fixes a reported issue where Snap to Landmarks with AudioSnap transients was causing scrolling to become sluggish. Latest release notes are here. See prior release notes. Check out all new features released to date. Previous release: 2020.05 Feature Overview 2020.04 Feature Overview 2020.01 Feature Overview 2019.11/12 Feature Overview 2019.09 Feature Overview 2019.07 Feature Overview
  13. 6 points
    Best wishes Lars for whatever you're dealing with and looking forward to your return.
  14. 6 points
    If the last time you used cakewalk was 20 years ago then you should be prepared to have a bit of a learning experience. Have you used any current generation music software? Everyone has installers with optional components although some integrate it directly into the program (which is a good thing) Prior to BandLab acquiring Cakewalk we had an installer called command center which was similar in principle to bandlab assistant though more sophisticated. It also allowed to install optional components (many more than what we do now) Bandlab is the company that owns Cakewalk. To use the software the requirement is to create an account that established you as a user. Bandlab is also a powerful cloud platform for recording and sharing music using mobile devices it the web. It has over 20 million users. There is no requirement to use that if you don't need it but it's free and available to any Cakewalk user. In short by default we install the bare minimum for Cakewalk to run to save bandwidth. There is zero bloatware.
  15. 6 points
    It's common practice for many software companies to make add-ons as separate installers. For example one DAW has around 20 GB of content. But maybe you already have Kontakt, SampleTank, and a ton of loops. I think it's considerate that you're not forced to download 20 GB of stuff when all you really want is the 180 MB DAW. In return for using an installer that checks whether your version is up to date and gives the option to download optional plug-ins, you get a highly capable DAW for free. I just don't see how anyone can have a problem with that.
  16. 6 points
    in my case, it's just a persistent habit born out of the misguided effort to find in the outside the fulfillment that can only come from facing the existencial void that a life separated from the universal nucleus that bonds everybody and everything together brings about, but that's just me folks
  17. 5 points
    This has been one of the most enjoyable and rewarding things that I’ve done musically (for myself) during this lockdown period. Larry (drummer) and I had a lot of fun recording this. The track forms part of my next solo album which I’m busy with at the moment. It was quite tricky doing all the filming and playing but I'm quite happy with the result. I also showed which VSTs were used in the making of the track. I was able to use the Kemper Profiler for all the guitars in the way that I think it was meant to be used, in that most of the profiles were created by me. The profiles used in this track were created from my live rig using all the various pedals etc. This device has been a revelation for me in terms of guitar tone and ease of use. Please note, if you normally listen to three or four minute songs this is definitely not for you. The track runs for around 12 minutes and is structured into three parts. Hope you enjoy,
  18. 5 points
    We only write premium highest quality unleaded code. Its child and pet safe.
  19. 5 points
    Conspiracy Theory 1 - Lars abducted by Izotope Conspiracy Theory 2 - He has been chipped and networked into the JRR shop mainframe Conspiracy Theory 3 - He has finally found out the truth that Audio Software does not actually exist and GAS is a figment of the imagination Conspiracy Theory 4 - Larry is trialling a new vaccine which makes all upgrades free for life
  20. 5 points
    Then google this stuff and read. Newsflash: you are not unique in this world, others have had the same questions, although have expressed them in a polite and respectful manner... and they have been answered. So, go do your homework, instead of coming here complaining about and demanding stuff you ignore because you just don´t want to take the time to research about it. Want some help? start by helping yourself. Don´t like what´s being offered? then don´t install, nobody is forcing you.
  21. 5 points
    UPDATE - I had warned of my purchased license failing to be seen by Windows, as a valid license. That greatly concerned me, because I had started this thread, and a bunch of folks purchased the Windows 10 Professional retail license. Sooooooo, it turns out everything us FINE, after all. (Yay) I had done some digging into it, and saw that, for clean installs of Windows 10, it might take some amount of time for Windows to decide that the clean install was not authenticated, and it is only at THAT point, and thereafter, that Windows 10 will allow one of these purchased Win 10 Pro licenses can be entered. Sure enough, last night, Windows 10 put up a notification, that when opened, said that the installed Win 10 was not authenticated, and at the bottom of that window, there were two links: 1) purchase license, and 2) enter a different Product Key. THIS time, my purchased license, from this PC World deal, worked like a champ, and I am now showing as an authenticated version of Windows 10 Professional, and all is well. Bob Bone
  22. 5 points
  23. 5 points
    Would you call it Schrödinger's Deal, when one of your favorite plug-in houses runs a big sale and you are simultaneously, in equal parts bummed that you can't afford to take advantage of, and glad that you can't afford to take advantage of it? Fortunately, these conditions do null.
  24. 4 points
    In case anyone is interested, and missed IK's June offer for newsletter subscribers, and is not already planning on getting it in the VI group buy... https://www.falkemedia-shop.de/sound/beat/beat-09/2020?number=beat092020 There are a few other goodies as well, and interesting articles about Roland, Elektron & Focal products
  25. 4 points
    I sympathize, it's been so hard to write software since the EU mandated removing the lead from solder. I could get into real trouble for saying this, but there is an underground network of people on the dark web who have obtained the last remaining stockpiles of 60/40 rosin-core solder that is not lead-free. It's used only by the very wealthiest programmers at Apple and Microsoft to write their software. They do have issues sometimes, though, with jamming the tips of the Weller soldering stations into their LCD monitors. This never happened with CRTs. But enough levity Yes, installing software used to be easier. You had a CD, a serial number, done. If your computer crashed, you got out the CD, hoped you saved the serial number, and re-installed. Most computers these days do not come with CD drives, and supplying/shipping/warehousing/handling returns of software on USB thumb drives is cost-prohibitive. So, now it's all about downloading and installing. I'm trying to think of a company that doesn't require you to download the software via an account. There's Native Access, iZotope Product Portal, Waves Central, Arturia...for PreSonus and other companies, you need to have an account. Basically, no company is just going to let you download stuff. They want to know who's using their software...and why your activation code or serial number is the same as 279 users in Estonia. You're right to be suspicious, but in this case, a quick search of the forums indicates this issue was settled a long time ago. Descriptions of all the add-ons are the top hit on google searches of "[add-on name] Cakewalk." The installer even includes instructions about how to uninstall add-ons if you decide you don't want them after all. Can any installation process be improved? Of course it can. But BandLab is part of a company with multiple successful businesses to run. I'm sure they're not getting a lot of return from Cakewalk. BandLab even pays licensing fees in order to include some features that are given away in a free program! Go figure. Download, learn, enjoy. I'm pretty cynical too, but at least this is one place where you're not going to get screwed over.
  26. 4 points
    Bandlab Assistant is there as a way to manage downloads and deliver updates, as well as activating Cakewalk. Like a lot of people have mentioned, it's almost the defacto way a lot of companies are providing their products now, rather than just sending you to a website to get an .exe file. Why? First, it allows Bandlab to know how many people are using the product. This is a no-brainer thing for any business, and similar to what would happen if you had to buy a product from a web store. You would have to sign up to buy it, the company would know there's another person using their software. This also gives them the option of contacting customers directly to let them know about future news or products. It's just fundamental business sense to know who your customers are and how many. Secondly, it allows Cakewalk to receive frequent updates. The pace of updates and fixes since the pre-SONAR days is just staggering. There's no yearly wait between versions, major release style features are added several times a year, bug fixes happen every other month... it's just amazing. MANY long-standing bugs from years ago are being addressed constantly - just a quick scan around the forums will show you that. But seeing as the program is being updated so frequently, and the dev team is a smaller more focussed team now, it doesn't make sense to have people on outdated versions of the program when it comes to troubleshooting. That "annoying bug where X things happens when I try to do Y" in a version from 8 months ago may have already been fixed in a more recent update. No need to send tech support on a wild goose chase or fill the forum with angry "IT DOESN'T WORK!!" messages if you have the latest version that's already been fixed. Thirdly, it's used for Activation. There's really nothing stopping anyone from being "clever" and uploading the Cakewalk installer to their own software site. If there was no activation, you're at the mercy of using outdated software, or possibly software that is indeed bundled with unwanted add-ons from that site, or even malware. Plus, you (and Bandlab) lose the benefits of the first couple of points. Activation requires you get this software from the official site, and it's tied to your free account. To make sure you're using a current version, every 6 months or so, it'll check to see if your activation is current and prompt you to sign in and get an update if need be. It's not required to run Cakewalk day to day, but it's necessary to make sure it's all working well. Plus, you also have an entirely optional network to transfer audio to other users, upload to to a service similar to SoundCloud and have a fairly big loop library if you choose to use Bandlab's other online services. Any or all of those things can be entirely ignored but they do add value to the service if you want them (much like the add ons that you don't need to download to use Cakewalk - why get them if you don't need them? But if you do, it's nice to have the option.) You've heard from a lot of users now, plus 2 of the developers (including the CTO) and I think it's pretty clear by now there's no ulterior motive for anything you might be concerned about. The forum would be full of people freaking out if so. There's not really a lot else anyone can say at this point. It's a full-featured professional DAW that used to cost hundreds of dollars for each new version, but is now offered for free, with constant updates and fixes, and in return Bandlab just want to know who is using it and that it's current to save chasing ghosts. You basically have the option of choosing to accept all of this and using a great program for free, or not, and finding that it's not so different to other paid products out there. Good luck!
  27. 4 points
    No one is forcing you to do anything. The software owner has established certain conditions for you to use their software (free by the way). So, if you don´t like the conditions, then don´t use it. That is not "honesty". You are just making a tantrum because you don´t like and don´t want the conditions in which this free software is being offered to you, and want to impose your own. So again: owners and developers have established their conditions on how to use their software. They don´t owe you any explanation about it. If you want to use it, you abide by said conditions. If you don´t like them, you can´t use it. Couldn´t be easier to understand.
  28. 4 points
  29. 4 points
    The title says it all. And this emulation comes from some of the original engineers and programmers who worked for Roland in the 70's and 80's. Don't know if it's already mentioned here before. https://rc-808.com/ Oh... and by the way... Happy 808 Day everyone. 🙂
  30. 4 points
  31. 4 points
    Let's not rule out Sturgis! Safe returns and best of luck, Larry . . .
  32. 4 points
    Hey Ken, Thanks for patronising us. You are obviously way smarter than we are and can see where we have all gone wrong in our ignorance. I suggest you go find another DAW that you trust. Best of luck.
  33. 4 points
    The active synth within the synth rack now uses the same highlight color as the active track in the track view.
  34. 4 points
  35. 4 points
    SnagIt to the rescue! Kontakt 6.3.2 - 2020-08-03 Bugfix. FIXED Kontakt would crash in certain edge cases with some libraries FIXED The AET filter was not working correctly FIXED Kontakt 6.3.1 would crash with scripts containing KSP errors IMPROVED The MIDI Monitor factory KSP script now also monitors release velocity
  36. 4 points
    Whoa, Hillmy, that looks interesting indeed, and they mention Cakewalk compatibility, good on 'em. Ob. pun about being stoked-a55 about Stochas. All groan. In other freeware news, thanks to @Fleer, we know about OB-XD 2.0. I haven't tried it yet, but I've been sprinkling some Synthwave sounds into things lately, so an Oberheim tribute will be a welcome thing. It is free, the button that says "49.00" is for if you want to donate $49.00. If you want to download it, click the appropriate download button. Also, for fellow ambient droners, a company called Quiet Music just released an instrument called Serenity, which isn't as sleepy as it sounds. From what I can make out it's a ROMpler with 3 drone waves in it that you can mix, plus some other basic things like an LFO, filter, reverb. Like a SONiVOX Orchestral Companion but with only 3 samples in it. Maybe "SONiVOX Hippie Companion." It's actually capable of darker moods depending on how you mix the waves and set it. C1-F1 are mapped to field recordings of crickets, birds, then 4 different water sounds, rushing, splashing, rain, waves, and these may all play simultaneously. Someone could, for instance, hold down C1 and C#1 to get the crickets and birds chirping, then bring the water sounds in one by one, then play some ominous intervals with the ambient drone section to evoke God's wrath upon the Earth for the sins of mankind. The UI actually kind of encourages that:
  37. 3 points
    With so many VSTi's available that do not send the patch names in a way that CW can read them (some work in SAVIHost, but not with CW), it would be VERY useful if users could map the patch names to banks and patch numbers, instead of selecting by archaic and meaningless numbers. Further, if this would be in a simple text file format or easily imported from such, users could make, upload and share these for the plethora of VSTi's out there.
  38. 3 points
    Ken, keep in mind some more history that I sort of mentioned and will expand on now. Only for Bandlab rescuing CW from GIBSON ( which was not a match made in heaven at all and was touch and go for a good while in fact, where many CW users had to go looking for other DAWs before the bandlab intervention as Gibson were pretty much going to drop it and effectively bury it forever ) you or I would not be here getting what we previously would have had to pay lots of cash for but are now getting it free. A pro DAW ( Digital Audio Workstation ) for nothing .. which up to a few years ago and since the 90s I paid for. I have no gripes with this, i am just very happy that Bandlab kept CW alive ( and icing on the cake is they are constantly updating it SEPARATE FROM BANDLAB own products ) and I dont begrudge them us using a UTILITY with there own audio platform + cakewalk for that reason. I would say something if they were forcing me to use Bandlabs own audio platform online or changing / morphing CW into there own software ( they are not ) or if they were constantly emailing me and badgering me, they do not. In fact I have not got one single marketing email from them trying to get me to use there other products. Bandlab are not a social media platform, Im not sure where you are getting that idea from. If you look you will find they have an online DAW so to speak where beginners particularly or casual users can drag drop samples online to create tracks online. There is a bit of integration of this into Cakewalk via import if you want, but not compulsory. CW is no longer just for MIDI, but it can be if you want, ignore the rest. The phrase DAW / Digital Audio Workstation years back came to the fore as an expansion on the word Sequencer which generally just meant MIDI only really in the early days. CW now handles recording Audio and / or importing samples to tracks along side your midi tracks. Its the audio samples end that Bandlabs other business is involved with and also as I mentioned, loopcloud. Instead of back in the day having a harddrive full of space eating samples NOW new cloud services are arising like Bandlab and Loopcloud where you can subscribe monthly, yearly and load these samples directly into your DAW from your cloud space where your samples are now stored vs on your Harddrive. Again I find no issue with this, it makes good use of the cloud concept. Another good use of the cloud as is the case with Bandlabs own offering is it allows amateurs and pro's alike to collaborate in the cloud with your tracks IF YOU WISH, so now you are expanding your base of potential partner muso's in a project beyond your own area and all online. SO tbh Ken ... your issues noted, its still back to your choice whether to use CW in its present form or not, it was either that OR cakewalk NO MORE. As for many others having an issue with the Bandlab Assistant Utility in general, I would very much doubt that ( people might have functionality issues ok, but Bandlab seem to respond to these ) .. as I said its the new way of doing things and again, personally I have no issue with it, in fact for me it simplifies things .. but hey thats just me!! PS - Not alone did Bandlab rescue Cakewalk out of the fire, they pretty much also kept most of the original crew of developers in work right up to this day. Some of them have responded to your thread if you look at the sigs of the replies
  39. 3 points
    Let's not get too crazy.
  40. 3 points
    For those of you who aren't sure how to enable plugins, select "Cakewalk Plugin Manager" from the Utilities menu then: Note that 32 bit DXi plugins will NOT work in CbB... so be careful what you enable.
  41. 3 points
    If you know how to use Google you can find out what "Anything" is ..
  42. 3 points
    You say that, but deep down inside it is gnawing at you...
  43. 3 points
    Simon - Simply restating - this is a no brainer.
  44. 3 points
    Beware of Win10 Pro copies that are ridiculously cheap. The codes are often pirated. BTW, This can even happen with what looks like a fully legit copy. You can purchase a copy of Win10 off Amazon/etc... that comes in a fully "legit" package (MS disc/code/seal)... and find out the install key has been pirated. Even though the package is legit, it's useless. If you call MS, you'll be told it's not their problem... contact the seller. If it sounds too good to be true... it usually is
  45. 3 points
  46. 3 points
    Seems like the web server is running on an old Pentium 3 in the back of the garage... right next to the email server... 🤣
  47. 3 points
    When using the matrix view, there is no option for live editing. You are able to convert midi to step sequencer format however any changes are only played if you pause the cell and replay. A piano roll option should be available and you shouldn't have to manually convert it since the file is in midi and editing should be observable as the cell is playing. This would make Cakewalk far more intuitive and improve the workflow of many people, especially Ableton users, this also appears to be easy to implement.
  48. 3 points
    Hey everyone, Just a quick post to let you know about the new BPB Analog Kicks sample pack. It's free to download (also 100% royalty-free) and contains 200 bass drums from six analog synths and drum machines: Minitaur MFB-522 DrumBrute DrumBrute Impack Kick Lancet Volca Kick All included samples are 24-bit WAV and there's also a Kontakt patch with some FX and envelope controls. Enjoy! https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2020/08/05/bpb-analog-kicks/
  49. 3 points
  50. 3 points
    Get it HERE This deal seems to be on for only 12 hours. Lead the EDM scene with these innovative sounds, now $0.00 for a Limited Time! Weighing in at just under 10GB, this pack has tons of percussion loops, kicks, hi hats, claps, snares, percussion, and truly gives you everything you need to create amazing, radio ready EDM tracks and beats. The content in this pack will drive your creativity through the roof, and bring your next projects to a whole new level. Get The KING Sounds now for FREE for a limited time only! The deal seems to be on for only 12 hours. Here is the product page https://www.waproduction.com/sounds/view/the-king-sounds-813 Please note: these sounds have nothing to do with Larry the King. There is only one true king.
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