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  1. 30 points
    2019.07 Feature Overview Authors: Noel Borthwick, Morten Saether Introduction The 2019.07 update is our biggest release to date with over 150 bug fixes and feature enhancements. Please also refer to the new features section of our documentation for more detailed information on the features. This release focuses on editing enhancements and fixing long standing bugs. Track lane editing has been significantly streamlined, allowing for clip comping and assembly with greater fluidity. This release introduces numerous other improvements, including Smart tool customization, Control Bar module alignment, drag-drop refinements and more. The following highlights are intended to provide an overview of the more significant changes, along with screen captures to help illustrate feature usage. Editing and Comping Enhancements Editing and assembly of audio and MIDI data as well as automation in tracks is one of the primary functions of a DAW. While Cakewalk had powerful tools to manage editing and comping using take and automation lanes, we acknowledged some workflow problems when dealing with general editing of audio in lanes. Many users have requested the ability to simply assemble clips in lanes like generic track layers, without being encumbered by the more exclusive track comping rules. In the 2019.07 update we extended both take and automation lanes to allow for greater flexibility when editing data, allowing working with lanes as if they were simple track layers, without imposing a comping exclusive workflow. To support this we’ve enhanced drag and drop and copy paste functionality and the Smart tool has been made configurable to support a more flexible editing workflow. Copy/paste and drag drop enhancements The copy/paste and drag and drop infrastructure in Cakewalk underwent a major rework in this release and additionally includes enhanced support for take and automation lanes. There are numerous enhancements to drag and drop behavior to better accommodate editing within lanes Pasting clips in lanes now always pastes starting at the destination lane and will never overwrite data in earlier lanes. In prior versions pasting clip data to a lane would attempt to match the pasted data to the lanes from which they originated, leading to unexpected results when pasting to different tracks or different lanes. The order and names of the original take lanes is also now retained when pasting to new lanes. With lanes are open, you can also paste or drag clips from lanes directly to the parent tracks header strip in the clips pane (the main parent strip containing the lanes), or to another tracks header strip. Drag and drop and copy paste of audio clips and automation is also supported across different projects Drag and drop visual preview has also been enhanced to clearly represent the final state after the drag operation. The table below illustrates the behavior differences when dragging data to the same track it originated from vs dragging to a different track: Destination Paste Result Lane in same track Pastes clips starting at the target lane Retains inter-lane spacing Creates new lanes if necessary Lane in new track Pastes clips starting at the target lane Creates new lanes if necessary, if multiple lanes Header strip in same track Pastes clips to the same lanes from which they originated Header strip in different track Pastes consecutively starting from the first lane in the track Creates new lanes if necessary, if multiple lanes EXAMPLE: Pasting multiple clips from lanes to the track header on the same track (retains lane spacing and pastes to same lanes) vs the track header on a new track. EXAMPLE: Dragging multiple clips from lanes to the last lane in a track creates new clips in adjacent lanes EXAMPLE: Copying and pasting multiple clips from lanes to the last lane in a track creates new clips in adjacent lanes EXAMPLE: Copy pasting clips from multiple lanes to a track in a different document EXAMPLE: Dragging clips from multiple lanes to blank space below all tracks in the Clips panewill automatically create a new track with the copied lanes EXAMPLE: Dragging from one track to different lanes in another track EXAMPLE: Dragging audio and MIDI takes to a lane that already has data will auto crop the existing data following comping rules EXAMPLE: Duplicating a track retains lane ordering from original track EXAMPLE: Quickly select a lane by double clicking the white space in a lane Smart Tool customization The Smart tool can now be customized in order to enable specific functions, including Move, Crop, Fade, Draw, and Comp. With the Smart tool in comping mode (default) editing in take lanes favors assembly of a master take, by automatically creating splits and isolating clips when editing using the mouse in the lower half of a clip. You now have the flexibility of turning off comp mode in the Smart tool. When disabled you can freely edit data in lanes without the tool muting other clips. Prior to this assembling audio clips without comping in take lanes could be difficult using the Smart tool, because the lower half of the clip was always reserved for comping behavior. EXAMPLE: Disabling Smart tool Comp behavior to do normal editing vs the comp tool isolating clips Using Lanes to Edit Track Layers Since take lanes were introduced users have requested the ability to edit data in lanes without the exclusive comping behavior that take lanes imposed. We have now introduced the ability to work with lanes as if they were simple track layers. This allows for a more flexible workflow that is more geared towards assembly and editing of audio rather than actually comping and also allows for polyphonic (sound on sound) layering of different takes if you desire that workflow. With these changes you can freely assemble a set of lanes without comping them into a single master take. I.e. Comping is optional or can be deferred to a later part of the production process. When the comping tool is disabled in the Smart tool, clips on lanes can now overlap with other lanes in time allowing for sound on sound playback similar to how they would sound if the clips resided on separate tracks. This allows you to easily experiment with layering or overlapping different versions of a take. EXAMPLE: Using lanes to assemble multiple clips that overlap in time Editing Behavior Changes In order to improve workflow, a few default behaviors have changed: Moving clips in take lanes no longer modifies track automation by default. If you want track automation to follow when you drag a clip in a take lane, drop the clip on the parent track (comp clip) instead of a take lane. EXAMPLE: Moving clips in lanes no longer moves track automation unless moved to the parent strip When isolating clips in take lanes during playback, the Now time no longer automatically jumps to the beginning of the isolated clip. To jump to the clip start when isolating clips, hold down the SHIFT key. You can also audition the selected clip by pressing SHIFT+SPACEBAR. You can now drag multiple MIDI or audio clips from the media browser to add new take lanes EXAMPLE: Dragging MIDI and audio clips from Browser to add take lanes Clicking in the Clips pane or bus pane during playback will set the playback position. This allows you to easily audition playback starting from a waveform peak. This behavior can be customized via the new Click Behavior> Set During Playback option in the Track view Options menu. Lanes Productivity Cheat Sheet Click in the lower half of a clip to isolate it. Drag in the lower half of a clip to isolate a region of the clip. Dragging over existing isolated regions will automatically heal any smaller enclosed regions. To heal splits in clips on a lane (caused by using the comp tool or splitting clips manually), select multiple clips on the lane and CTRL-click the lower half of the clip. CTRL-click in the lower half of a clip to toggle the clip isolation state. I.e. you can isolate or un-isolate a clip this way, allowing layering multiple lanes. To isolate multiple clips, select the desired clips, then right-click and choose Isolate Clip(s) on lane To toggle isolate state of multiple clips, select the desired clips, then right-click and choose Clip Mute/Unmute SHIFT-click a clip when playing to automatically isolate the clip and jump the playback position to the start of the clip. (quick audition mode) Select a clip and press SHIFT+SPACEBAR to start playback and audition just that single clip CTRL-drag from the top of the clip to add a clip gain envelope CTRL-drag inside a fade between two abutting clips to adjust the crossfade duration SHIFT-click a ghosted clip envelope to activate it for editing SHIFT-click on a clip to switch the edit filter back to clips Double-click the whitespace in a lane to select the lane To assemble or layer clips without comping them into a single master take, right click and customize the Smart tool to turn off Comp mode. When Comp mode is off you can freely drag and arrange clips in lanes, without the comping rules changing the mute states or cropping clips on other intersecting lanes. * Most of the tips above are with reference to the Smart tool in Comp mode. Recording Loop recording on a track in Comp record mode will now automatically crop clips using the comping rules EXAMPLE: Loop recording on lanes with 4 record passes and stopping before the loop end. The final recording will crop data appropriately using the standard comping rules so that you only hear the most recent take. EXAMPLE: Punch in recording on lanes Automation Improvements Automation is an integral part of editing. In this release we have improved general editing for automation envelopes and edit filter behavior, as well as better integrated automation editing in lanes. A few highlights: The edit filter now works consistently on tracks and lanes when used to select multiple clip envelopes, track envelopes and synth envelopes. Addressed problems with editing clip envelope in lanes Copying and pasting envelopes is now lane compliant and will paste to independent automation lanes Automation can now be copied across projects Automation lanes are now created after recording track automation Automation lanes retain the lane order when pasted to a destination track Edit filter state is now loaded properly when projects are opened Duplicating a track now retains its automation lanes EXAMPLE: Copying and pasting track automation in track automation lanes EXAMPLE: Copying and pasting track automation to a bus with bus automation lanes open Selection Updates There have been numerous fixes and improvements to time selection. Double clicking the whitespace in the Clips pane for a track or a lane now automatically selects the track/lane Clip selection now works consistently on tracks and lanes Deleting tracks now exclusively uses track selection and ignores clip selection. i.e if clips are selected on other tracks and you right click on a track and delete it only the single track will be deleted. Selection markers in time ruler The time ruler now shows draggable markers at either end of the time selection range. You can modify the start or end of the selection by dragging these markers or move the entire time selection by dragging the selection range bar. Show Audio/MIDI Device Change Notifications Cakewalk by default will show a message if an audio or MIDI device is connected/disconnected from your system while you are using it and offer to add the devices, or reroute outputs to an available device. Some audio devices can send spurious device change notifications to Windows when switching between applications that use the audio devices. This can result in unexpected notification popups being displayed. You can now disable device change notification messages in preferences. Stability We have made numerous fixes to improve stability during editing of clips and automation and when loading projects. Please refer to the bug fix list for more details. Plug-ins Based on reports of plugin states being lost we have added more detailed diagnostics to aid in detection of such problems. A "Failed to load plug-in state” message may be displayed if an error was detected. ProChannel EQ Fly Out will now show tips in the Help Module. Optimizations Toast notifications when scanning plugins or loading projects as well as progress updates are now multi threaded, allowing the main application UI to run more smoothly. Loading of screensets in projects with high track counts has been optimized leading to faster screenset loading. For some users who saved projects with the media browser pointing to a directory with thousands of files, reloading these projects would be slow. Media Browser has now been optimized to start up faster. UI Updates Center Control Bar modules Control Bar modules can be left-aligned, justified, or centered. The centered mode is useful when you have fewer control bar modules open when using a simpler lens. EXAMPLE: Control Bar with new center justification Loop and Punch marker enhancements The time ruler now uses more intuitive mouse cursors for selection, loop, punch and marker drag bars and handles. The mouse cursor shows a letter to indicate which marker will be modified before you actually click the marker: S (Selection), L (Loop), P (Punch), and M (Marker). You can drag a Loop or Punch marker past its paired sibling marker in order to flip the range in the opposite direction. Help module content for Clips In addition to a brief description of the clip type, the Help Module also lists common Smart tool gestures that are supported by each unique clip type. This can be a useful tool for quick reference to the hot spots available when working in the Clips pane. EXAMPLE: Help module now shows help for hotspots in the Clips pane Click Behavior By default clicking in the clips pane or bus pane during playback will now set the playback position. This allows you to easily audition playback starting from a waveform peak. If you prefer clicking to not set the playback position, this behavior can be customized via the new Click Behavior > Set During Playback option in the Track view Options menu.
  2. 30 points
    Over several years we have had a few sporadic reports from users regarding plug-in settings being lost when loading projects. We take any kind of data loss very seriously and many people have tried very hard to reproduce this problem over the last five years with no success. I'm happy to report that we believe this issue has finally been solved thanks to the assistance of several testers and end users. I'd like to call out @scook, @Max Arwood, Justin Mitchell, @msmcleod and the other users who contributed to this search for their invaluable assistance and troubleshooting, and for testing various iterations of the fix over the last few months. Max and Justin in particular spent many hours with me allowing me access to remote troubleshooting sessions on their DAW to try and isolate the issue. This ultimately led to isolating some of the issues with Waves and FabFilter plugins. Some background for those interested in this saga: While the actual problems appeared to be related to plugins from certain manufacturers, this is not caused by bugs in the plugins themselves. Rather, it was an unexpected interaction between specific VST3 features and the order in which plugins are loaded in the host. (This specific issue has preexisted since SONAR X3 when VST3 was introduced). The source of the issue with settings lost when loading a project, was a somewhat confusing part of the VST3 spec that allows plug-ins to send parameter changes to the host for delegation back to the plugin. The issue here was that certain VST's rely on this "parameter feedback loop" from the host to update their internal processor's when loading the project, even though the plugin state has been fully initialized by the host when loading the project. CbB/SONAR did not do this parameter reflection step when loading from projects. Without this step, occasionally a few of these plugins would reset their state to their default parameters even though they state has been fully loaded by the DAW. Whats even more confounding is that the reset behavior was not consistent - it would happen randomly, which makes it very hard to pinpoint the root cause. Why this confusing and error prone behavior was built into the VST3 spec is a subject for another debate I will be reporting this to Steinberg since the specification doesn't call out hosts to support this explicitly, and their unit tester doesn't even flag this as an error which should be an easy thing to do. The second problem had to do with loading fxchain presets and prochannel state. There was an isolated bug where Cakewalk's internal state for the plugins parameters could get out of sync with the actual loaded parameter state when copying or moving plugins around. This issue was also addressed. We have sent out test builds to several customers who reported these intermittent issues and they have all reported it as resolved in use over several weeks. The good news is that as a result of this work we've also optimized our internal parameter management for plugins which speeds up loading projects and various operations like cloning tracks and copying plugins. We're very happy to to put this one to rest finally and make CbB even more stable and failsafe! Stay tuned to see these fixes in our next public release. PS: Please note that settings being lost doesn't necessarily imply that its a problem in the DAW. This symptom can be caused by multiple reasons including authorization problems, demo mode or other plugin installation issues.
  3. 29 points
    2020.04 Early Access installer now available! [UPDATE 17-Apr-2020: Cakewalk 2020.04 Early Access 2 is now available] We're pleased to announce the Early Access for 2020.04, our biggest release to date which also celebrates two years of active Cakewalk by BandLab development! This release introduces an exciting non-linear Arranger Track feature that is very useful for song creation and creative experimentation. Also included are many other significant feature improvements such as ProChannel module presets, instrument track improvements and many bug fixes, all in keeping with our goal of making CbB as reliable and enjoyable as possible. We'd love for you to check it out before we drop the official public version, which should be in roughly a week. This time we're also providing an easy rollback installer should you need to quickly revert to the last public release for any reason. Please note that Early Access installers are update installers, which only update from a specific version. To install the 2020.04 Early Access build, you must be on the latest public release of 2020.01. Download Cakewalk 2020.04 EA installer Should you need to revert to the 2020.01 release, you can download the Cakewalk 2020.01 Rollback installer. If you haven't already done so, please read about the Early Access Program before participating. Thanks again for your participation! The Bakers 2020.04 Highlights Behavior changes Add Track menu behavior change: The behavior of the Track(s) counter has changed when inserting a multi-timbral soft synth via the Add Track menu. When Instrument Track Per Output or Split Instrument Track is selected, the Track(s) counter now specifies how many Instrument output tracks to create instead of how many unique instances of the synth to create. Changes to Delete Track: CTRL+DELETE deletes tracks. Delete Track only deletes the focused track if the focused track is not also selected. When a combination of tracks and track folders are selected, the context menu displays Delete Selected Tracks and Folders. Enable/Disable Enhanced Keyboard Editing Mode shortcut is unassigned by default. The default keyboard shortcut (0 on the numeric keypad) to enable/disable Enhanced Keyboard Editing Mode has been removed. To enable/disable Enhanced Keyboard Editing Mode, go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Keyboard Shortcuts and assign Enhanced Keyboard Editing to an unused keyboard shortcut. Bypass All Audio Effects shortcut is unassigned by default. The default keyboard shortcut (E) to bypass all audio effects has been removed. To bypass all audio effect, do one of the following: Go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Keyboard Shortcuts and assign Bypass All Audio Effects to an unused keyboard shortcut. Click the Bypass all Effects button in the Control Bar’s Mix module. Horizontal zooming no longer centers Now Time. When zooming with the mouse wheel or CTRL+LEFT/RIGHT ARROW shortcuts, if the Now Time is currently within view, its position will be retained while zooming. If the Now Time is not present in the view, the zoom behavior is unchanged. CTRL+ALT+SPACEBAR is assigned to Preview current arrangement from the Now Time, and no longer plays the next event in the Event List view. Arranger Track Overview The Arranger track is an arrangement tool that provides several workflow benefits: Easily rearrange sections of the entire project as one unit instead of moving individual clips. For example, instantly swap the positions of the first and second chorus for all tracks, or copy the first verse in order to double its duration. Experiment with different song structures in a non-destructive and non-linear manner. For example, does your song work best in AABA, ABAB, or ABAC song form? Define time range sections and sequence them in any order without destructively moving any clip data. You can even save multiple arrangements within each project. Create a color coded overview of the song structure, and use the Arranger Inspector to quickly navigate around the project and jump to song sections. Create arbitrary song sections anywhere on the project timeline, then later string them together for seamless playback. Sections provide an additional way to perform time based selections and edits of the project. Create an unlimited number of arrangements per project, which can all be exported simultaneously. Arranger functionality is distributed across two views: Arranger track. To show or hide the Arranger track, click the Track view View menu and choose Arranger Show/Hide, or press A. The Arranger track timeline shows all defined sections. You can drag to create and rearrange sections, then freely move them along the timeline. Any changes in the Arranger timeline are immediately reflected in the Arranger Inspector’s Sections list, and vice versa. Arranger Inspector. To show/hide the Arranger Inspector, click the Show/Hide Arranger button at the top of the Inspector pane, or press ALT+SHIFT+I. For details about using the Arranger Track, see the attached PDF : Arranger Track.pdf An arrangement is comprised of Sections, each spanning a unique time range. Other section properties include name and color, to clearly delineate regions of time and track content by musical function. Important: By default, clicking an Arranger section also selects underlying track events. Clicking again deselects track events, while retaining selection of the section. This behavior allows you to easily determine whether or not track events are included in section edit operations. Note that the selection highlight in the Clips pane indicates selected track events. To disable automatic selection of track events when selecting sections, right-click in the Arranger track timeline and disable Select Events with Sections. Arranger Inspector Sections are the building blocks that make up the song. Each section defines a time range in the project, such as Intro, Verse, Chorus, etc. An arrangement is an ordered set of sections. You can sort the sections in any order to define the playback order. To do so, drag the sections from the Sections area down to the Arrangements area in the Arranger Inspector. The Sections area lists all the arranger sections defined in the project’s timeline, from which a custom arrangement can be built. The order of the sections reflect the order in which they appear in the timeline. The Sections list provides an additional way to edit time based selections of the project. Any operation performed in the Sections list is immediately reflected in the project/timeline, and vice versa. To copy all sections to the current arrangement, click the Add All Sections to Arrangement button . If one or more sections are selected, only the selected sections will be copied. The Arrangements area allows you to sequence sections in a non-linear manner without destructively moving any clip data, regardless of which order they appear in the project’s timeline. Defining sections of your song To use the Arranger track, you must first define time range sections such as Intro, Verse, Chorus, etc. Sections can be of any duration, but it is common to start/end them at measure boundaries. New sections can be created by any of the following means: Draw a range within the Arranger track timeline (below the time ruler). Double-click a blank area in the Arranger track. The new section duration is inherited from the last clicked section. Right-click in the Arranger track timeline and select Insert Section Here, Insert Section at Now Time, Span Sections, or From Selection. Click the Add Section button in the Arranger Inspector or Arranger track. Editing sections Drag sections to move them around on the timeline. Drag a section edge to resize the section. Right-click a section to access edit option. Converting markers to sections To convert markers to sections, make a time selection in the time ruler that spans the text markers, then right-click in the time ruler and select Create Sections from Markers. Creating a custom arrangement Sections can be sequenced in any order to create arrangements, without affecting project data. The sections don’t have to live on the project timeline in any specific location or order, because the arrangement determines in which order they are played back. To define the section playback order, drag sections from the Sections list down to the Arrangements list. You can also drag sections directly from the Arranger track. Previewing an arrangement To play the current arrangement, click the Preview button or press ALT+SPACEBAR. During Arranger preview, the main transport Play button shows a small “A” icon to indicate it is playing back an arrangement instead of following the project’s linear timeline, and the active section shows a progress indicator. Committing an arrangement To (destructively) render the current arrangement to the project’s timeline, click the Commit Arrangement to Project button . Exporting arrangements You can export one or more arrangements without first having to render it to the timeline. To do so, click the Arrangements menu and select Export as Audio. ProChannel module presets In addition to saving presets of the entire ProChannel chain (all modules), you can also save and load presets of individual modules. The per module preset controls are located on the left side of each module header bar. To select a module preset Click the module’s category type icon to open the preset menu, then select the desired preset. The category type icon tooltip shows the name of the selected preset. To save a module preset Adjust the ProChannel module controls to the desired settings. Click the module’s category type icon to open the preset menu, then select Save Preset. Type a name in the Save Preset dialog box, then click OK. To select the next preset To select the next preset, do one of the following: Click the Next Preset button . Hold down the CTRL key and click the module’s category type icon. To select the previous preset To select the previous preset, do one of the following: Click the Previous Preset button . Hold down CTRL+SHIFT and click the module’s category type icon. To delete a module preset Click the module’s category type icon to open the preset menu, then select the preset you want to delete. Click the module’s category type icon to open the preset menu again, then select Delete Preset. Copy/paste settings between ProChannel modules You can copy settings from any ProChannel module and paste the settings to any other instance of the same module. on any track or bus. There are two ways to copy/paste settings between identical modules: Drag and drop In the Console view, show the ProChannel for both the track/bus you want to copy from, and the track/bus you want to paste into. Hold down the CTRL key, and drag from the source module’s header bar (i.e., the module title) to the target module. The source and target ProChannel modules must be identical. Note: If the target module has not been enabled/initialized yet, it will automatically become enabled after pasting. However, if the target modules has been manually disabled, then it will remain disabled after pasting. Copy/Paste menu commands Click the source module’s category type icon to open its preset menu, then select Copy Settings. Click the target module’s category type icon to open its preset menu, then select Paste Settings. Append per-output Instrument tracks When you insert a multi-timbral soft synth, you can specify how many Instrument output tracks to create, up to the maximum supported by the synth. If you do not initially create the maximum number of available output tracks, you can later add additional tracks on demand from the Synth Rack view. To do so, do one of the following: Right-click the instrument in the Synth Rack (Views > Synth Rack View) and select Append Instrument Track. Right-click the instrument track strip in the Track view and select Append Instrument Track. Note: If you originally created used per-output Instrument tracks for that synth, then Cakewalk will create another per-output instrument track. If originally created split instrument tracks, then Cakewalk will create another split instrument track. Misc. enhancements The Display Clip Fade Attenuation option in Edit > Preferences > Customization - Display is now available as a key binding. Audio Driver Mode now changes immediately instead of waiting for Apply click. Updated to latest VST3 SDK, which includes VST bug fixes. Bug fixes Cannot remove ARA plugin as region effect if the plugin is not installed Using mouse wheel in 'Locked & Centered' Control Bar results in left aligned CB User Reported Crash Cakewalk.exe!CFretControlBar::resetNow() Line 220 Clicking Freeze on archived track crashes CbB Seeking with lower Disk Buffers/Higher Audio card latency causes audio to cut out Inspector strip context menu appears on wrong monitor Shift + Right Click behavior not consistent with MIDI Tracks Aim Assist gets stuck at time zero after dragging a plugin from the browser Instrument tracks mute MIDI channel when using ALT+M Reverse touchpad scrolling direction in some views Marker View Lk column not listing locked status in Tungsten theme Dragging clips with Snap By can have unexpected results Missing project file patch causes CbB to crash Remove default key NUM-0 binding to Enhanced Keyboard Editing Mode Make "Display Clip Fade Attenuation" key bind-able Double-Click to open Clip Properties not working as expected Devices tab of Preferences should say "Double-click on a friendly name to edit it" Crash when freezing track after setting input to None Deleting Multiple tracks in folders removes folder from project iZotope Relay does not draw Advanced tab in VST3 iZotope Plugins Display Track Names incorrectly Project Looping turns off after recording Spacebar doesn't work with new Waves StudioRack plugin Background not repainted in Waves StudioRack plugin when opening module or resizing from UI Hang on project close Cancelling a real time freeze operation crashes and shuts down application Cancelling Freeze can cause Interleave and Phase buttons to change unexpectedly Archived Aux tracks pass signal Soloing aux tracks mutes metronome on playback Inspector displays wrong output strip after clicking inspector strip with track sending to aux Custom project load affirmations display unexpected characters in multibyte languages Custom project load affirmations truncate messages that are more than one line Having no playback master selected causes loss of audio with no reported errors Crash on undo of ripple edit delete Incorrect audio range when bouncing or exporting with no audio drivers present Known issues Showing the Arranger Inspector also automatically shows the Arranger track. However, this currently only works if the Arranger track was closed with the A keyboard shortcut or the Track view View > Arranger Show/Hide command, not by dragging the divider bar. When multiple Arranger sections are selected, when clicking to drag, the preview runs off screen. When resizing the Arranger track, drawing artifacts are left behind. Arranger track auto scrolling doesn't work when resizing a section. A few Arranger context menu commands have not been localized yet, and will appear in English for all languages. CTRL+mouse wheel scroll direction is flipped. The Insert Soft Synth Options dialog box is not formatted properly in non-English languages. Localization work in general is pending. Japanese localization is incomplete.
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  5. 25 points
    We're pleased to announce the 2020.04 release, our biggest release to date which also celebrates two years of active Cakewalk by BandLab development! This release introduces an exciting non-linear Arranger Track feature that is very useful for song creation and creative experimentation. Also included are many other significant feature improvements such as ProChannel module presets, instrument track improvements and many bug fixes, all in keeping with our goal of making CbB as reliable and enjoyable as possible. Thanks, The Bakers For new feature details, see New Features. Should you need to revert to the 2020.01 release, you can download the Cakewalk 2020.01 Rollback installer. 2020.04 Features & Enhancements Behavior changes Add Track menu behavior change: The behavior of the Track(s) counter has changed when inserting a multi-timbral soft synth via the Add Track menu. When Instrument Track Per Output or Split Instrument Track is selected, the Track(s) counter now specifies how many Instrument output tracks to create instead of how many unique instances of the synth to create. Changes to Delete Track: CTRL+DELETE deletes tracks. Delete Track only deletes the focused track if the focused track is not also selected. When a combination of tracks and track folders are selected, the context menu displays Delete Selected Tracks and Folders. Enable/Disable Enhanced Keyboard Editing Mode shortcut is unassigned by default. The default keyboard shortcut (0 on the numeric keypad) to enable/disable Enhanced Keyboard Editing Mode has been removed. To enable/disable Enhanced Keyboard Editing Mode, go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Keyboard Shortcuts and assign Enhanced Keyboard Editing to an unused keyboard shortcut. Bypass All Audio Effects shortcut is unassigned by default. The default keyboard shortcut (E) to bypass all audio effects has been removed. To bypass all audio effect, do one of the following: Go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Keyboard Shortcuts and assign Bypass All Audio Effects to an unused keyboard shortcut. Click the Bypass all Effects button in the Control Bar’s Mix module. Horizontal zooming no longer centers Now Time. When zooming with the mouse wheel or CTRL+LEFT/RIGHT ARROW shortcuts, if the Now Time is currently within view, its position will be retained while zooming. If the Now Time is not present in the view, the zoom behavior is unchanged. CTRL+ALT+SPACEBAR is assigned to Preview current arrangement from the Now Time, and no longer plays the next event in the Event List view. Arranger Track Overview The Arranger track is an arrangement tool that provides several workflow benefits: Easily rearrange sections of the entire project as one unit instead of moving individual clips. For example, instantly swap the positions of the first and second chorus for all tracks, or copy the first verse in order to double its duration. Experiment with different song structures in a non-destructive and non-linear manner. For example, does your song work best in AABA, ABAB, or ABAC song form? Define time range sections and sequence them in any order without destructively moving any clip data. You can even save multiple arrangements within each project. Create a color coded overview of the song structure, and use the Arranger Inspector to quickly navigate around the project and jump to song sections. Create arbitrary song sections anywhere on the project timeline, then later string them together for seamless playback. Sections provide an additional way to perform time based selections and edits of the project. Create an unlimited number of arrangements per project, which can all be exported simultaneously. Arranger functionality is distributed across two views: Arranger track. To show or hide the Arranger track, click the Track view View menu and choose Arranger Track Show/Hide, or press A. The Arranger track timeline shows all defined sections. You can drag to create and rearrange sections, then freely move them along the timeline. Any changes in the Arranger timeline are immediately reflected in the Arranger Inspector’s Sections list, and vice versa. Arranger Inspector. To show/hide the Arranger Inspector, click the Show/Hide Arranger button at the top of the Inspector pane, or press ALT+SHIFT+I. An arrangement is comprised of Sections, each spanning a unique time range. Other section properties include name and color, to clearly delineate regions of time and track content by musical function. Important: By default, clicking an Arranger section also selects underlying track events. Clicking again deselects track events, while retaining selection of the section. This behavior allows you to easily determine whether or not track events are included in section edit operations. Note that the selection highlight in the Clips pane indicates selected track events. To disable automatic selection of track events when selecting sections, click the Track view Options menu and disable Select Events with Sections. Arranger Inspector Sections are the building blocks that make up the song. Each section defines a time range in the project, such as Intro, Verse, Chorus, etc. An arrangement is an ordered set of sections. You can sort the sections in any order to define the playback order. To do so, drag the sections from the Sections area down to the Arrangements area in the Arranger Inspector. The Sections area lists all the arranger sections defined in the project’s timeline, from which a custom arrangement can be built. The order of the sections reflect the order in which they appear in the timeline. The Sections list provides an additional way to edit time based selections of the project. Any operation performed in the Sections list is immediately reflected in the project/timeline, and vice versa. To copy all sections to the current arrangement, click the Add All Sections to Arrangement button . If one or more sections are selected, only the selected sections will be copied. The Arrangements area allows you to sequence sections in a non-linear manner without destructively moving any clip data, regardless of which order they appear in the project’s timeline. Defining sections of your song To use the Arranger track, you must first define time range sections such as Intro, Verse, Chorus, etc. Sections can be of any duration, but it is common to start/end them at measure boundaries. New sections can be created by any of the following means: Draw a range within the Arranger track timeline (below the time ruler). Double-click a blank area in the Arranger track. The new section duration is inherited from the last clicked section. Right-click in the Arranger track timeline and select Insert Section Here, Insert Section at Now Time, Span Sections, or From Selection. Click the Add Section button in the Arranger Inspector or Arranger track. Editing sections Drag sections to move them around on the timeline. Drag a section edge to resize the section. Right-click a section to access edit options. Converting markers to sections To convert markers to sections, make a time selection in the time ruler that spans the text markers, then right-click in the time ruler and select Create Sections from Markers. Creating a custom arrangement Sections can be sequenced in any order to create arrangements, without affecting project data. The sections don’t have to live on the project timeline in any specific location or order, because the arrangement determines in which order they are played back. To define the section playback order, drag sections from the Sections list down to the Arrangements list. You can also drag sections directly from the Arranger track. Previewing an arrangement To play the current arrangement, click the Preview button or press ALT+SPACEBAR. During Arranger preview, the main transport Play button shows a small “A” icon to indicate it is playing back an arrangement instead of following the project’s linear timeline, and the active section shows a progress indicator. Committing an arrangement To (destructively) render the current arrangement to the project’s timeline, click the Commit Arrangement to Project button . Exporting arrangements You can export one or more arrangements without first having to render it to the timeline. To do so, click the Arrangements menu and select Export as Audio. ProChannel module presets In addition to saving presets of the entire ProChannel chain (all modules), you can also save and load presets of individual modules. The per module preset controls are located on the left side of each module header bar. To select a module preset Click the module’s category type icon to open the preset menu, then select the desired preset. The category type icon tooltip shows the name of the selected preset. To save a module preset Adjust the ProChannel module controls to the desired settings. Click the module’s category type icon to open the preset menu, then select Save Preset. Type a name in the Save Preset dialog box, then click OK. To select the next preset To select the next preset, do one of the following: Click the Next Preset button . Hold down the CTRL key and click the module’s category type icon. To select the previous preset To select the previous preset, do one of the following: Click the Previous Preset button . Hold down CTRL+SHIFT and click the module’s category type icon. To delete a module preset Click the module’s category type icon to open the preset menu, then select the preset you want to delete. Click the module’s category type icon to open the preset menu again, then select Delete Preset. Copy/paste settings between ProChannel modules You can copy settings from any ProChannel module and paste the settings to any other instance of the same module. on any track or bus. There are two ways to copy/paste settings between identical modules: Drag and drop In the Console view, show the ProChannel for both the track/bus you want to copy from, and the track/bus you want to paste into. Hold down the CTRL key, and drag from the source module’s header bar (i.e., the module title) to the target module. The source and target ProChannel modules must be identical. Note: If the target module has not been enabled/initialized yet, it will automatically become enabled after pasting. However, if the target modules has been manually disabled, then it will remain disabled after pasting. Copy/Paste menu commands Click the source module’s category type icon to open its preset menu, then select Copy Settings. Click the target module’s category type icon to open its preset menu, then select Paste Settings. Append per-output Instrument tracks When you insert a multi-timbral soft synth, you can specify how many Instrument output tracks to create, up to the maximum supported by the synth. If you do not initially create the maximum number of available output tracks, you can later add additional tracks on demand from the Synth Rack view. To do so, do one of the following: Right-click the instrument in the Synth Rack (Views > Synth Rack View) and select Append Instrument Track. Right-click the instrument track strip in the Track view and select Append Instrument Track. Note: If you originally created used per-output Instrument tracks for that synth, then Cakewalk will create another per-output instrument track. If originally created split instrument tracks, then Cakewalk will create another split instrument track. Misc. enhancements App has been updated for all languages. The Display Clip Fade Attenuation option in Edit > Preferences > Customization - Display is now available as a key binding. Audio Driver Mode in Preferences now changes immediately without needing to click the Apply button. Updated to latest VST3 SDK, which includes VST bug fixes. Bug fixes Applying a Workspace/Screenset referencing track based views to an empty project can crash or cause unexpected behavior. Crash when freezing archived track. Crash when freezing track after setting input to None. Crash when cancelling a real-time Freeze operation. Crash on undo of Ripple Edit delete. Missing project file patch causes crash. Hang on project close. User reported crash: Cakewalk.exe!CFretControlBar::resetNow() Line 220. Cannot remove ARA plug-in as Region FX if the plug-in is not installed. iZotope Relay does not draw Advanced tab in VST3. iZotope plug-ins display track names incorrectly. SPACEBAR doesn't work with new Waves StudioRack plug-in. Background not repainted in Waves StudioRack plug-in when opening module or resizing from UI. Seeking with lower Disk Buffers/Higher Audio card latency causes audio to cut out. Archived Aux tracks pass signal. Soloing Aux tracks mutes metronome on playback. Having no playback master selected causes loss of audio with no reported errors. Cancelling Freeze can cause Interleave and Phase buttons to change unexpectedly. Incorrect audio range when bouncing or exporting with no audio drivers present. Inspector strip context menu appears on wrong monitor. Double-click to open Clip Properties Inspector not working as expected. Inspector displays wrong output strip after clicking Inspector strip with track sending to aux. Inspector flickers when switching between tabs. Some Inspector keyboard shortcuts fail to close tabs. Aim Assist gets stuck at time zero after dragging a plug-in from the Browser. Reverse touchpad scrolling direction in some views. Marker view 'Lk' column does not show locked status in Tungsten theme. Dragging clips with Snap By can have unexpected results. SHIFT+rigt-click behavior not consistent with MIDI tracks. Screensets and view state unnecessarily persisted for unused internal views. Using mouse wheel in "Locked & Centered" Control Bar results in left aligned Control Bar. Instrument tracks mute MIDI channel when using ALT+M. Verify failed duplicating instrument track. Keybinding for Input Echo does not update Simple Instrument Tracks in Track view. Unexpected behavior with Instrument tracks when adding MIDI ports. Adding or removing MIDI devices can cause soft synths to be assigned to incorrect ports. Custom project load affirmations truncate messages that are more than one line. Custom project load affirmations display unexpected characters in multibyte languages like Japanese and Chinese. Deleting multiple tracks in folders removes folder from project. Project looping turns off after recording. Editing text in Piano Roll view Drum Map triggers keyboard shortcuts. Hardware MIDI devices with the same names cannot be opened. Latest release notes are here. See prior release notes. Check out all new features released to date.
  6. 25 points
    One day only! Come one, come all. A feast for your lugholes. In honor of King Larry... https://soundclick.com/r/s8b2an Featuring: ZincT vocals, solos 1 and 2, backing guitars, verse 1 lyrics Mesh final guitar solo, verse 2 lyrics Fleer air guitar, verse 3 lyrics Thanks for your last minute help guys! Lyrics (with apologies to Mr Fagen and co): ZT’s Verse When Black Friday comes He’ll bring those deals your way He’ll be chasing those bargains Without breaking a sweat all day When Black Friday comes The GAS will flow so free And before his friends find out He’s on a spending spree When Black Friday falls you know it’s got to be King Larry’s par-arty Mesh’s Verse When Black Friday comes We'll fly down to QuickDealBrook He's hooking you up with a fix from his big black book You buy just what you please Won't have no socks or shoes With no money to eat or even say boo to a goose When Black Friday comes you'll be the fool on the hill Paying a VST bill Fleer’s verse When Black Friday begins the King will come to town (He’ll) be pluggin’ those plugins (While) taking us minions down When Black Friday’s out His GAS will make us free Hail our King, twist and shout One for all, the King and me When Black Friday hits, the King will bring us glee It’s King Larry’s par-tee!
  7. 23 points
    2019.09 Early Access installer now available! We're pleased to announce the Early Access for 2019.09, which includes many significant improvements, and over 100 bug fixes, many of which are long standing issues, all in keeping with our goal of making CbB as reliable and enjoyable as possible. We'd love for you to check it out before we drop the official public version, which should be in roughly a week. Please note that Early Access installers are update installers, which only update from a specific version. To install the 2019.09 Early Access build, you must be on the latest public release of 2019.07. Download Cakewalk 2019.09 EA installer If you haven't already done so, please read about the Early Access Program before participating. A big thanks to @Morten Saether and @Noel Borthwick for their great writeup of the highlights (below)! In the event you encounter a bug in this Early Access release, please be sure to bring it to the attention our most recent hire, @msmcleod, who, even in the unlikely event is not to blame, will be most eager to fix it post haste! Thanks again for your participation! The Bakers 2019.09 Highlights Editing and Comping Enhancements Duplicate Selected Clip(s) You can quickly duplicate the selected clip(s) with any of the following gestures: Press CTRL+D Click the Track view Clips menu and select Duplicate Selected Clip(s) Right-click in the Clips pane and select Duplicate Selected Clip(s) on the pop-up menu The following rules apply when duplicating clips: Only events and clip automation are copied. The new clip(s) will be pasted immediately after the existing clip(s), respecting the current Ripple Edit settings. To respect the current Snap to Grid settings, go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Editing and select Use Current Snap Settings on Duplicate Selected Clip(s). After duplication, the Now time is forwarded to the end of the duplicate (with the duplicate selected), so you can press CTRL+D again to make multiple duplicates Unlike a normal paste, the current track will have no bearing on where the duplicates are pasted. Duplicates will always appear on the same tracks/lanes as the source selection. Tip: If you want to quickly create many repetitions, use the Edit > Copy and Edit > Paste Special commands. Paste / Paste Special behavior change In the previous versions of Cakewalk, settings in the Paste Special dialog box (Edit > Paste Special or CTRL+ALT+V) would persist for the remainder of the Cakewalk session and apply when you used the regular Edit > Paste (or CTRL+V) command. As a result, normal paste could potentially create multiple repetitions inadvertently. By default, normal paste no longer remembers the settings from the Paste Special dialog box, so you will only get one copy. To remember the Paste Special settings, go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Editing and select Use Paste Special Options on Paste. Take lane record options You now have improved control over how new Take lanes are created during recording. The following options are available from the Record button context menu and Edit > Preferences > Project - Record: Create New Lane. Always create a new lane for each take. Reuse Existing Lane. Reuse existing lanes for each take (this option is not available when using the Comping record mode). Reuse Existing Lane. Unless Takes Overlap. Reuse existing lanes for each take, and only create new lanes if takes overlap. Import directly to Take lanes File > Import > Audio and double-clicking to import from the Media Browser now respect the selected Take lane. Fast Edit filter switching in Take lanes You can now use SHIFT+right-click to toggle the Edit Filter in Lanes. New key modifiers for edits in Take lanes CTRL+ALT+drag adjusts a single crossfade Hold SHIFT and drag a clip edge to crop an individual clip Holding SHIFT on Comp track (lanes collapsed) now allows for adjusting split location across lanes Change fade type on crossfaded clips in Take lanes Cakewalk now allows for the adjustment of fade types (Linear, Slow Curve, or Fast Curve) for clips in Take lanes. Right-click the top part of a clip fade to show the curve type pop-up menu. Use ripple edit for copy/paste/cut Cakewalk now uses ripple editing (Ripple Edit Selection) during Edit > Paste Special when Slide Over Old to Make Room is selected, and during Edit > Cut Special when Delete Hole is selected. SHIFT+double-clicking a clip no longer hides other tracks SHIFT+double-clicking a clip maximizes the clip, but no longer hides other tracks. This allows you to still show other tracks by scrolling or zooming the Track view vertically. SHIFT+ESC to clear selection In addition to clicking an empty space to clear the current selection, you can now also press SHIFT+ESC. CTRL+Y to redo In addition to CTRL+SHIFT+Z, you can now also use the standard Windows redo keyboard shortcut CTRL+Y. Piano Roll view shows correct note colors while dragging Previously, all notes were always shown in the same red color while dragging. When dragging notes from multiple tracks, it was difficult to know which track a note lived in. Notes are now drawn using the correct track color. Stability All reports of loss of plug-in states when loading projects have been addressed. Intermittent crashes when adding plug-in side-chains were fixed. Setting Track Input to same Patch Point as Output crashes. Focusrite ASIO Devices could create a buzzing sound when stopping playback rapidly. User reported ASIO crash on playback start. User reported Crash when deleting MIDI track. Rapidly stopping and starting playback could rewind the transport unexpectedly. Crash editing plugin automation envelope during playback. Some plug-in’s such as Acorn Digital could cause a hang when changing presets. Edit commands to delete hole or slide to make room could occasionally have unexpected results. These commands now use standard ripple edit behavior. Some legacy .WRK files could cause a hang when attempting to open them. Adding a synth in the FX Rack could cause all plugin automation to get orphaned on next load of the project. Plug-ins Improvements to plug-in state loading and presets Saving and loading plug-in states and presets has been streamlined and greatly improved and simplified to prevent unexpected interactions with some third party plug-ins. By preventing redundant plug-in parameter updates, plug-ins and synths now load faster when opening project files. A few users previously reported intermittent cases where plug-in settings could be lost when changing plugin presets, copying FX chains or when loading projects. All such reported cases of this problem have been thoroughly investigated and addressed so these problems should no longer recur. Support for VST3 Program Changes Cakewalk now supports changing programs for VST3 plugins via a new Program change parameter. There is now a Preset value at the end of the automation parameter list that will change plugin preset values for plugins that support it. NOTE: This Preset parameter is only displayed for plugins that expose VST3 program changes to the host. (It may not always be named “Preset”) Waves plug-ins support the new program change parameter. The new Preset parameter can be automated via envelopes. For supported VST3 plugins, program changes can be done during playback via MIDI messages. To do that you must enable Translate Program Changes in the plugin properties first and then restart the app. For some plug-ins, program changes can be expensive. Don’t use sweeps to automate the program change parameter. Instead use jump events or linear sections. Overhaul of plug-in time sync in engine There has been an overhaul of the engine to improve and optimize time sync with plug-ins. The changes improve the accuracy of time synchronization while seeking on the timeline during playback and while looping. We also addressed known problems with time sync with Melodyne and other time dependent plug-ins that have an internal timeline. Support for non-chunked VST2 plug-ins There are a few VST2 plug-ins that do not support chunked persistence. E.g. VCV Rack Cakewalk now properly restores parameters for such plug-ins when loading projects Optimizations The overhaul of plug-in time sync in the engine improved the efficiency when playing back or looping projects with lots of plugins, by eliminating many unnecessary and costly time unrolling conversions. This should yield moderate CPU gains while playing or looping projects at low latency with lots of plugins, since the plug-in time conversions are now optimized. By preventing redundant plug-in parameter updates, plug-ins and synths now load faster when opening project files. Switching plug-in presets are now faster since there are fewer parameter updates. UI Updates Auto Crossfade toggle in Track view In addition to the Track view Options menu, you can now also enable/disable Automatic Crossfade via the new Automatic Crossfade button in the top right corner of the Track view. You can also right-click or long press the button to specify the default crossfade type. PRV Note names Note event in the Piano Roll view can optionally show note names (pitch or custom note names from instrument definitions). To show note names, click the Piano Roll view Notes menu and select Show Note Names. Note: Note names automatically hide at low zoom levels. Updated ‘Basic’ Lens The Basic lens has been updated to provide a cleaner and simplified layout. Note: Updated factory lenses and Help Module content are now copied to the user folder during installation. Insert Audio track and MIDI track shortcuts You can now quickly insert a new audio or MIDI track by using the following keyboard shortcuts: CTRL+T = Insert Audio Track CTRL+SHIFT+T = Insert MIDI Track Note: CTRL+T was previously assigned to 'Hide tracks not in selection'. Updated transport behaviors Go to Start and Go to End buttons now accurately seek to project beginning and end, and do not stop playback. The W (rewind) key always seeks backwards in time to the prior "landmarks". There are 3 landmarks: the original playback start time the loop start time the project start time (time 0, or 1:1:0) Note: The RTZ command has been renamed to Rewind to Landmarks The Go to Beginning (1:1:0) command has been renamed to Go to Start (RTZ) The Go to Start transport button uses the CTRL+HOME shortcut Click Behavior ‘Left Click Rewinds to Clip Start in Lanes’ option When isolating clips in Take lanes during playback, the Now time jumps to the clicked location by default. To automatically jump to the clip start instead, enable the Track view Options > Click Behavior > Left Click Rewinds to Clip Start in Lanes option. Note: This option replaces the previous SHIFT-click behavior. Improved Panic/Reset The Reset button in the Transport Control Bar module now clears stuck MIDI notes on virtual instruments more reliably. In previous versions of Cakewalk, both hardware MIDI outputs and virtual instruments shared the same reset method, which used controller 123 (all notes off) by default. VST3 as well as some VST2 soft synths don’t respond to controller 123, and instead require individual note off messages in order to clear stuck notes. In Cakewalk 2019.09, the Reset button sends both controller 123 and individual note off messages to soft synths. For hardware MIDI outs, if necessary you can use the PanicStrength Cakewalk.ini variable to specify the default behavior: PanicStrength=0 (controller 123; default) PanicStrength=1 (individual note off; slower) Force a reload of the audio and MIDI engine To force a restart of the audio and MIDI engine (only if the transport is not playing/recording), including a reset of ASIO, hold down the CTRL key and click the Reset button in the Transport Control Bar module. Mackie Control enhancements This release features many significant enhancements to the Mackie Control surface, including: ProChannel EQ, Track Compressor & Bus Compressor support Korg nanoKONTROL Studio support for Select button, Buses/Track selection HUI Protocol support Disable Handshake option for surfaces which only support the newer MCU protocol Automatic Fader assignment based on order added within preferences Key press support for function buttons / footswitches Added button mappings Updated command list to match Cakewalk's internal list Support for alternative param labels You can now specify alternative label names for your parameters within MackieControl.ini. This may be useful if the automatic abbreviated 6 character label isn’t as readable as you’d like. The alternative labels are still limited to 6 characters (as this is the limit of characters for each strip on the Mackie devices), but you can now specify your own by adding them to the bottom of each plugin section in the following format: VPotLabeln=p,name Where: n = the number of the vpot p = the number of the VST parameter whose label you which to override name = the new label e.g. VPotLabel0=17,HiGain VPotLabel1=18,HiFreq M1VPotLabel2=19,Hi Q Live performance enhancements This release includes a few enhancements that can be helpful when using Cakewalk in a live performance. Option for Play List to close projects regardless of project changes When using the Play List, the new File > Discard Project Changes During Playback option allows the Play List to automatically discard any changes before loading the next song. This lets you make minor temporary changes during playback, such as adjusting levels, without being prompted to save the changes before loading the next song. During playback, the Play List will ignore a project's modified state and close without saving. This option is enabled by default. Note: This option is only active during (Play List) playback. Cakewalk will always prompt to save a modified project if playback is stopped. Option for Play List to preload the next song during playback By default, the Play List loads the next song while the current song is playing. While this can save time before the next project starts playing, it may cause glitches when loading large complex projects projects during playback. To defer loading the next song until playback of the current song has finished, disable the File > Preload Next Song During Playback option. Automatically stop/pause playback with MCI MIDI events You can instruct Cakewalk to stop or pause playback at a defined moment, so you can start playback again manually. This can be very useful in a live setting. This is done by inserting an MCI Command event in a MIDI track’s Event List view (ALT+8), and assigning the MCI Commands value to either stop or pause: stop - stops the transport and returns to zero pause - pauses the transport allowing you to manually continue playback from where you left off Press Play (SPACEBAR) manually to resume playback. Play List controls exposed to Help Module The various Play List buttons now show descriptive information in the Help Module. Compatibility with older SONAR WRK files We continue to improve backwards compatibility with older Cakewalk products. Older SONAR .WRK files that contain automation or reference MCI audio events will now load properly in Cakewalk.
  8. 22 points
    YAY...I have been "unbanned"!!! HUGE THANKS to EVERYONE, especially those who went to KVR and showed support. For the sake of being TRANSPARENT what was said was "well you've had the same thread open for 5 years, and that just makes you look like a "dealer" rather than a forum member. I replied...yes, I have had the same thread for 5 years. Should I open and close a million threads to make it look like I'm "not a dealer"? Isn't that being "more deceptive"? I can understand their position, but shouldn't they have just asked me about it BEFORE an assumption, and a permanent ban? I'm certainly NOT a Dealer. I buy plugins, and if I don't like them, or decide I really don't need it, or won't use it, then I sell it on KVR. Yes, there is the occasional item that I buy to just turn around and sell later without registering. I'm not going to hide that fact. But I'm not "a Dealer". It's mostly just the things that I won't, or don't, use. So THANKS AGAIN to EVERYONE!!!
  9. 22 points
    2019.07 brings major usability enhancements, including Comping and Take lane enhancements, Smart Tool customization, Control Bar module alignment and over 150 bug fixes. Features & Enhancements For new feature details, see New Features. Read the detailed 2019.07 Feature Overview Comping and Take lane enhancements Freely assemble clips in track lanes either by recording or dragging and dropping from different sources. Configure the Smart Tool to disable comping features while editing audio on lanes and re-enable it when you are ready to start building a comp track. Smart Tool customization The Smart tool can be customized in order to enable specific functions, including Move, Crop, Fade, Draw, and Comp. The Smart tool and Select tool have new icons. Center Control Bar modules Control Bar modules can be left-aligned, justified, or centered. Copy/paste and drag drop enhancements Copy/paste and drag drop enhancements, including full support for drag and drop of Take lanes between tracks, and improved drag drop preview to visually represent the final data. Help module content for Clips In addition to a brief description of the clip type, the Help Module also lists common Smart tool gestures that are supported by each unique clip type. Selection markers in time ruler The time ruler now shows draggable markers at either end of the time selection range. You can modify the start or end of the selection by dragging these markers or move the entire time selection by dragging the selection range bar. Loop and Punch marker enhancements The time ruler now uses more intuitive mouse cursors for selection, loop, punch and marker drag bars and handles. The mouse cursor shows a letter to indicate which marker will be modified before you actually click the marker: S (Selection), L (Loop), P (Punch), and M (Marker). You can drag a Loop or Punch marker past its paired sibling marker in order to flip the range in the opposite direction. Show Audio/MIDI Device Change Notifications Show a message if an audio or MIDI device is connected/disconnected during a session. Cakewalk will offer to add the devices, or reroute outputs to an available device. Hotfix 5-Aug-19, build 25.07.0.79 [New] Option to set Now Time via left-click during playback via Track view Options > Click Behavior > Set During Playback Hang on project open with Allow Only One Open Project at a Time Hang when trying to open MIDI files in the Playlist Edit Filter not persisting correctly with Instrument tracks Persist of clip envelope visibility not working as expected for Edit Filters when using Auto Track Zoom CTRL-clicking a clip to select/deselect it during playback shouldn't move the Now Time Duplicating synths does not duplicate synth automation Duplicate Synth Track does not assign automation display track Redo of Duplicate Synth not restoring synth state Update HUD Smart tool button to show if tool has been customized Selection from clip header using CTRL or SHIFT click doesn't always work when starting from time selection Lasso select selects all nodes on envelope when track Edit Filter is set to automation Mouse cursor becomes boxed in Time Ruler when right-clicking Time Ruler Zoom Track focus jumps unexpectedly when clicking or navigating to closed or empty track folder Time ruler delta for all absolute time rulers is inaccurate with project tempo changes About box shows obsolete Cakewalk Command Center error codes Bug Fix Highlights Stability Crash when pasting automation Crash on opening project after closing another Improved notification handling Crash copying and pasting bus automation Projects using élastique audio crash when playing if audio is missing Crash dragging empty cell in Matrix View Tab to next/previous note in the Piano Roll can cause crash User reported crash on launch Optimizations Screensets in projects with high track counts load faster Multi threaded UI updates for notifications Undo redo of Take lanes is slow Closing or opening projects with Media Browser is very slow when Browser points to folder with many files UI Bounced track fails to appear with user created Lens Changing Lens and reopening CbB changes "None" unexpectedly Full Screen Mode only expands across multiple monitors Changing screensets slow with large number of tracks Preview not working when cropping a track folder composite clip Change title capitalization in Preferences dialog and menus Missing Help Module text for several views/contexts Notifications only appear on primary monitor Selection/Tools CTRL-selecting clip doesn't work if the clip is partially selected as a result of a time selection CTRL-clicking a clip during playback creates a clip envelope instead of selecting the clip Select tool cannot select comp clip Crop cursor appears when holding CTRL key with the Select tool Draw tool mouse cursor flickers rapidly when moving mouse over envelopes Control Bar Control Bar Export Module can lose gripper Export Control Bar module is cropped when Control Bar is locked and justified Resetting the Control Bar doesn't unlock module order Draw issue with Control Bar when floating after justify Snap module displays Whole duration when creating new project Take Lanes/Comping Copy paste in Take lanes can delete source data Editing clips in Take lanes can lead to un-editable clip envelopes Copying and pasting clips from multiple Take lanes is not possible Loop recording in Comp mode with Take lanes closed causes unexpected cropping of clips Some projects could prevent clip envelopes from being edited Now Time jumps in playback when isolating clips in Take lanes during playback Copy/Paste does not work as expected in Take lanes CTRL-selecting neighboring clip doesn't work immediately after isolating a clip region in a Take lane Copying data from non-adjacent lanes pastes to adjacent lanes Dragging MIDI clips from Browser goes to Take lane 1 Pasting multiple clips in Take lanes to a track with single lane does not refresh UI Drag drop of multiple audio files from Browser to Take lanes not supported Pasting Multiple clips in lanes to bottom lanes cause clips to collapse to single lane Double clicking Take lane in Clips pane does not select lane Clips in lanes cannot drag from one track to different lanes in another track Dragging takes to a new track skips over populated lanes Drag drop between lanes doesn't work properly when hidden tracks present Clips can be moved from their original take lane on CTRL drag and drop Copying clips in Take lanes with envelopes gives unexpected results Clip can no longer be selected after undo of drag Pasting clips in lanes to new project does not refresh UI correctly Undo of paste of multiple lanes in new project does not behave as expected Comp clip draws unexpectedly after crop Dragging clips on MIDI Take lanes to create overlaps does not crop data Dragging group of clips to new track deletes existing clip on destination track Pasting multiple lanes to last lane in a track creates extra lanes Comp clip remains visible after dragging outside of the Clips pane 'Delete Muted Takes' renamed 'Delete Muted Clips' Lane order changes pasting to new project Lanes out of order when dragging to create a new track When creating Take/Automation lanes, Take lane initially appears grayed out Shift+click does not work on comp clip when Take lanes are open Bouncing to clip causes clip to change lanes unexpectedly Duplicated tracks with lanes inverts order Redoing a loop recording in Comp record mode fails to restore recorded clips state Nudge causes MIDI notes to change lanes Automation Clip envelope in lanes cannot be edited after save/reopen of project Reassigning automation envelopes closes lanes unexpectedly Automation from multiple lanes pastes to a single lane Pasting multiple automation envelopes to track with fewer lanes has unexpected result Dragging clips from Browser to Take lanes removes automation data Drag copy to new project does not copy automation Automation lanes not created after recording track automation Automation lanes are copied out of order, and not all copied if automation lanes are expanded in destination project Some projects are saved with clip envelopes assigned to incorrect lanes Setting Edit Filter to 'Clip Automation' on a lane doesn't work properly when multiple clips present Clip envelopes on lanes don't respect Edit Filter state when loading projects Clip envelopes lose visibility on Take lanes when toggling 'Show Take Lanes' Duplicate Track does not persist Automation lane state When pasting automation then showing lanes, Edit Filter is not set correctly with FX automation Redo not populating automation lanes correctly Edit Filter in Automation lanes not behaving as expected after paste Edit Filter not behaving as expected with auto track zoom Pasting Take and Automation lanes simultaneously has unexpected results Edit Filter not set correctly after writing automation Projects with Edit Filter set to 'Clip Automation' load with only one envelope visible Automation selection not working correctly in lanes under rare conditions Clips drag drop or paste across lanes can lead to inconsistent clip envelope visibility Track View Aim Assist remains visible after dragging outside of Clips pane Aim Assist not visible when dragging clips to a different project Clip name moves up a pixel when right-edge crop reaches it Dragging Punch range in time ruler before measure 1 shrinks range unexpectedly Staff View Mouse cursor jumps to different monitor when clicking in Staff view time ruler Notes may not appear in Staff view in some projects Plug-ins ProChannel modules can lose states Pressing F1 in ProChannel EQ Fly Out opens correct help topic External Insert can be dragged from Browser to clip ‘Failed to load plug-in state’ message after creating send General fixes V-Vocal clips do not drag copy as expected Several "importing" messages displayed when closing project after previewing MP3 files in Browser Some projects can fail to cut/copy on track Delete Track can delete unintended tracks Browser drag preview image now aligned to bottom right of cursor Track view key bindings are not listed in Preferences dialog when using Basic lens Dragging clips between projects can fail to create a new track in destination project Keyboard shortcut for 'Show/Hide Clip Properties' does not hide Mouse cursor flickers between arrow and I-beam when moving mouse over Automation lanes Dragging Punch range in time ruler doesn't update time rulers in other views Improve Time Ruler marker/loop/punch/selection handle feedback while dragging If toast notifications are turned off, 'Check For Updates' menu item does nothing Using 3 monitors causes notifications to stop appearing 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 Time ruler drawing issues when Aim Assist is enabled Changing app focus causes control surfaces to fail to update Read the detailed 2019.07 Feature Overview Latest release notes are here. See prior release notes. Check out all new features released to date.
  10. 21 points
    2020.05 Early Access installer now available! We're pleased to announce the Early Access for 2020.054! This release introduces dynamic waveform scaling when changing clip automation, offline activation, enhancements to mono plug-in support , improved mouse wheel handling, lots of automation enhancements, optimizations, and over 50 bug fixes. We'd love for you to check it out before we drop the official public version, which should be in roughly a week. This time we're also providing an easy rollback installer should you need to quickly revert to the last public release for any reason. Please note that Early Access installers are update installers, which only update from a specific version. To install the 2020.05 Early Access build, you must be on the latest public release of 2020.04. Download Cakewalk 2020.05 EA installer Should you need to revert to the 2020.04 release, you can download the Cakewalk 2020.04 Rollback installer. If you haven't already done so, please read about the Early Access Program before participating. Thanks again for your participation! The Bakers 2020.05 Highlights New features Dynamic waveform scaling when changing clip automation When Display Clip Fade/Envelope Attenuation is enabled in Edit > Preferences > Customization - Display, Cakewalk dynamically updates the waveform amplitude when changing clip fades, clip gain automation and clip pan automation. The waveform display is pre clip FX Rack and only applies to clip automation, not track automation. Additionally, clip gain and pan envelopes are not applied to active Region FX clips. i.e. If you have a clip gain envelope on a Region FX clip, it will be ignored unless the effect is bypassed. The Display Clip Fade/Envelope Attenuation option is now also available as a key binding (under “Track View”). Offline activation Note: This will be available in the next update of BandLab Assistant, which will be released soon. Activation is the process by which Cakewalk validates that your software is genuine and being used in accordance with the license agreement. Cakewalk can now be activated by an online or offline process. Cakewalk will operate in Demo mode until it is activated, and saving and exporting will be disabled. A toast notification appears at the bottom of the screen to inform you if Cakewalk has not been activated yet. If your computer is connected to the internet, click the toast notification to open BandLab Assistant and activate Cakewalk. If Cakewalk is installed on a computer that is not connected to the internet, you can use offline activation as long as you have access to another computer that is connected to the internet. To use offline activation In Cakewalk, go to Help > Offline Activation > Export Activation Request to open the Save activation request dialog box. Select the folder you want to save the activation request file to, then click Save. Cakewalk saves a Activation request.crq file. This file is encrypted and machine-specific, and can only be used to activate Cakewalk on the machine that was originally used to create the Activation request.crq file. By default, Cakewalk appends a timestamp to the file name, using the following format: <Month><Day><Year>_<Hour><Minute>. For example: 052120_1157Activation request.crq. Copy the Activation request.crq file to removable media, such as a USB flash drive, that you can transfer to another computer that is connected to the internet. Using an online computer, open BandLab Assistant and sign in with your BandLab ID and password. Click the Apps tab. Under Cakewalk by BandLab, click the drop-down arrow next to the Open button, then click Process Offline Activation Request. If activation is granted, BandLab Assistant generates an Activation response.dat file. Copy the Activation response.dat file to removable media that you can transfer back to your offline Cakewalk computer. In Cakewalk, go to Help > Offline Activation > Import Activation Response to open the Import activation response dialog box. Select the Activation response.dat file and click Open. If the response file is valid, Cakewalk is activated. Early Access toast notification Early Access availability is checked whenever normal updates are checked, and a toast notification appears if an Early Access build is available. The Early Access Program provides pre-release versions of Cakewalk to the public for general testing and issue reporting. We provide Early Access builds to help us get better real world test coverage from users, which is useful to improve the reliability and quality of our releases. Participation is 100% voluntary. Please read this topic to learn more about the program. Enhancements Mono plug-in support changes This release greatly improves the FX Rack handling with respect to mixing and matching mono/stereo plug-ins. These improvements are across the board and work in track/bus/clip FX Racks, FX chains and the ProChannel. Bypassing or removing plug-ins in an FX Rack, Rack bypass or global FX bypass operations will now revert any mono/stereo interleave changes caused by the plug-in, and recalculate delay compensation properly. Changing the mono/stereo interleave from the track strip button now updates the FX Rack routing correctly. (Note: this is dependent on whether the ProChannel bin is pre FX Rack and if it contains mono plug-ins) Pitch shifted audio and distortion were symptoms of issues that are fixed in this release. This could occur under multiple scenarios, such as moving plug-ins, bypassing, deleting or undoing. Improved mouse wheel handling Console view vertical scrolling via mouse wheel is less prone to inadvertently adjusting parameter values if there is a brief pause during the scroll gesture (for example, while vertically scrolling with the mouse wheel, suddenly it starts scrolling the volume slider instead). The internal timer that waits for inactivity before treating the next mouse wheel movement as a new operation has been increased from 500ms to 1,000ms. This ensures that the current scroll operation doesn't change mid-gesture. In the Console view, tooltips dynamically show values when changing parameters via mouse wheel. FX Racks for tracks, buses and clips can be scrolled via mouse wheel. Increased contrast of ghosted envelopes The color contrast of ghosted automation envelopes has been increased, making them easier to see against the dark Clips pane background. Clicking on the bus pane now automatically sets the bus focus strip This facilitates copying and pasting bus envelopes by clicking and pasting. Scrollable Clip FX Rack in Inspector Clip FX Racks in Inspector now display up to 10 plug-ins and are scrollable using both mouse wheel and the scroll bar. Improved support for recording automation via numeric input When recording automation, envelope nodes can now be recorded by typing a value in the pop-up edit controls in the Inspector, Console view, Track view, ProChannel EQ, and EQ fly-out module. The numeric input will be recorded as a Jump during automation recording. To show the numeric input pop-up, give focus to a control or its value display, then press F2, or double-click the value display. Improved recording automation of synth parameters Multiple synth parameters can be recorded in a single record pass and all envelopes are now retained. While loop recording, in order to avoid clutter the automation preview only shows the last loop record pass. All recording envelopes will be displayed when you stop playback. Improved support for copying and pasting automation envelopes Automation envelopes can now be easily copied and pasted from tracks to buses and vice versa. To copy track automation to a bus, first select and copy the envelope from the track, then click on the target bus or lane and paste. You can also copy and paste bus automation to tracks the same way. Moving or copying arrangement sections now properly manages copying and pasting the associated bus and synth automation envelopes. Bus delete stability improvements Bus deletion can now be performed while the transport is rolling without stopping the audio engine. Also an intermittent crash and app shutdown on undoing bus deletion was solved. Optimizations When using workspaces, projects now open with the correct initial UI layout, rather than opening with the project layout and then visibly switching to the workspace layout. This is faster and prevents unwanted flicker. Many improvements and optimizations for editing mono effects in FX Racks Improvements to drag and drop between clip and track FX racks Solved multithreading race condition leading to latency when using Aggressive thread scheduling model Bug fixes Stability Crash on undo and redo of automation recording of synth parameters Deleting or undoing bus delete operation can crash User reported crash in 2020.04 Waves OVox plugin crashes on project load Crash when using SmartSwipe gesture in Piano Roll view track list Potential crash on startup unless specific Windows DPI settings are used Memory leak when using the Aggressive Thread Scheduling model Automation Unexpected envelopes created when moving section in project Bus automation copies to tracks unexpectedly with (Arranger) Section move Duplicate automation lanes can be created for unedited automation Draw Tool draws random points when drawing automation outside of lane Draw Tool not working as expected on bus automation in user project Stop at Project End not respected in projects with automation after deleting buses or replacing synths Automation behaves incorrectly after manually typing in a value Automation not fully removed when deleting bus Pasting bus automation should not rely on Copy/Paste Special Pasting bus automation doesn't change the edit filter leading to hidden envelopes Automation envelopes appear out of scale Cannot copy synth automation to buses Draw Tool does not update envelopes preview during playback Adding nodes by typing values during write automation over existing envelope causes unexpected results Synth automation gets discarded unexpectedly while write recording multiple parameters UI Scale for Synth automation not displaying correctly Clip FX in Inspector does not display more than 6 plug-ins Hit zone for Draw Tool on buses does not match Insert Soft Synth Options dialog should remember the checked/unchecked state of the Enable MIDI Output option User reported issue with zoom fader control becoming stuck [Chinese version] Overlapping text in Preferences > Customization - Display Tooltips for controls in the Console view do not update when changing values by mouse wheel Incorrect Track view tooltips when creating a new project with the Basic workspace Console view control tooltips show incorrect value and obscure value label when adjusted via mouse wheel Track view horizontal zoom slider window is shown in wrong position on secondary monitor Now Time cursor draws incorrectly Arranger Arranger options in Keyboard Shortcuts should specify “Arranger Track” Arranger Section time-format needs to be backwards compatible Bus Edit Filter changes unexpectedly after moving Section Section operations do not always move/copy track/bus automation Duplicating Section won't duplicate MIDI envelopes for Instrument tracks Double-click rename of Arrangement sections should not rewind to start of section during playback Misc. Moving mono Waves plug-in forces track into mono unexpectedly Eventide VST3 plug-ins hang when changing interleave Hitting Play fails to start Play List when no project is open Make Instrument track not working with multiple split instrument tracks MIDI Chase not working as expected with 2 tracks assigned to single synth Delete Track can fail unexpectedly with MIDI tracks Mackie C4 does not respond to modifier keys in plug-in mode Markers/Meters do not ripple as expected when pasting special with meter/key changes Duplicate does not Ripple Edit in the Piano Roll view Duplicate Clips should respect Select Track Envelopes with Clips setting Race condition when closing a project before a workspace has been loaded Cancelling Bounce causes first play attempt to fail Unexpected latency when using the new thread scheduling model Select by Filter key binding not working as expected
  11. 21 points
    It's our pleasure to announce the 2019.09 release, a continuation of our focus to make Cakewalk as stable as possible and easy to use. A big thanks to our community for sharing your valuable time and feedback - you're helping us build an unquestionably superior Cakewalk with each release! Thanks, The Bakers For new feature details, see New Features. Read the detailed 2019.09 Feature Overview. Hotfix Build 25.09.0.70 11-Oct-2019 Fade In doesn’t respond to menu changes Left Click Rewinds to Clip Start in Lanes doesn't work if clip start is off screen Basic lens persists the Tungsten theme Hotfix Build 25.09.0.68 9-Oct-2019 New Options > Click Behavior > Transport Seeking Stops Playback option, which specifies if playback should stop when changing the timeline position during playback U-He plug-ins crash on opening projects in version 2019.09 Waveform preview draws unexpectedly in version 2019.09 Bus waveform preview could stop drawing when hidden buses are present Can no longer open Piano Roll view by double-clicking a selected MIDI clip Fast consecutive seeking on timeline can cause hang with projects that contain video Envelopes are not being moved with comp clip, but are removed instead Metronome count-in throws off timekeeping in VST plug-ins like EZdrummer Crash when switching between effects and instruments in the Plug-in Browser if plug-ins are removed from the active layout in Cakewalk Plug-in Manager Plug-in Browser doesn't always reflect changes made in the Cakewalk Plug-in Manager Crash when dragging Loop Start marker past 1:01:000 with Snap to Grid disabled Quick grouping should be disabled if there is no track selection Incorrect track strip control layout in Console view when WAI Display is enabled Numerous issues with clip context Crossfade menus Selected channel strips widen unexpectedly in the Console view if ProChannel display states aren't uniform Data is not imported to the selected Take lane when imported via the Clips pane context menu Importing audio to a Take lane resets the current lane focus to the topmost lane Improved dropout reason code reporting Restored many missing “Learn More” buttons in the Help Module 2019.09 Features & Enhancements Duplicate Selected Clip(s) (CTRL+D or Track view Clips > Duplicate Selected Clip(s) command). Auto Crossfade toggle in Track view. Show note names on Piano Roll view Note events (PRV Notes > Show Note Names). Take lane record options available form Record button context menu and Edit > Preferences > Project - Record: ‘Create New Lane’, ‘Reuse Existing Lane’, and ‘Reuse Existing Lane, Unless Takes Overlap’. Take lane enhancements: Import directly to Take lanes from File > Import and double-clicking in Media Browser. Fast Edit filter switching (SHIFT+right-click). Change fade type on crossfaded clips. CTRL+ALT+drag adjusts a single crossfade. Hold SHIFT and drag a clip edge to crop an individual clip. Holding SHIFT on Comp track (lanes collapsed) now allows for adjusting split location across lanes. Play List enhancements, including option to defer loading the next song until after the current song has finished, option to close projects regardless of project changes, and Help Module content. New keyboard shortcuts: Insert Audio track (CTRL+T), Insert MIDI track (CTRL+SHIFT+T), Clear Selection (SHIFT+ESC), and Redo (CTRL+Y). Mackie Control enhancements, including HUI protocol support, support for alternative parameter labels, and support for ProChannel EQ, Track Compressor, and Bus Compressor. Improvements to plug-in state loading and presets. Support for VST2 plug-ins without binary block persistence, which allows Cakewalk to properly restore parameters for such plug-ins when loading projects. Support for VST3 Program Changes. Cakewalk now supports changing programs for VST3 plug-ins via a new Program change parameter. There is now a Preset value at the end of the automation parameter list that will change plug-in preset values for plug-ins that support it. Overhaul of plug-in time sync in engine. There has been an overhaul of the engine to improve and optimize time sync with plug-ins. The changes improve the accuracy of time synchronization while seeking on the timeline during playback and while looping. We also addressed known problems with time sync with Melodyne and other time dependent plug-ins that have an internal timeline. Improved Reset/Panic to clear stuck MIDI notes, and CTRL+click Reset button to force a reload of the audio and MIDI engine. Support for ‘stop’ and ‘pause’ MCI MIDI events to automatically stop/pause playback Improved compatibility with older SONAR WRK files. Updated ‘Basic’ Lens that provides a cleaner and simplified layout. Dropout Analytics: Dropouts are now flagged with a reason code (listed in the dropout message) that can be useful in tracking down the cause of dropouts. The online help lists the dropout reason codes and potential preventative action that may be taken. Behavior changes When isolating clips in Take lanes during playback, the Now time jumps to the clicked location by default. To automatically jump to the clip start instead, enable the Track view Options > Click Behavior > Left Click Rewinds to Clip Start in Lanes option. This option replaces the previous SHIFT-click behavior. The Track view Options > Click Behavior > Left Click Sets Now option only sets the now time during playback when using the Smart tool, Comping tool, or Move tool (when clicking whitespace only). All other tools do not set the Now time when clicking in the Clips pane. The Track view Options > Click Behavior > Transport Seeking Stops Playback option specifies if playback should stop when changing the timeline position during playback. By default, the Play List no longer prompts to save project changes during playback. SHIFT+double-clicking a clip no longer hides other tracks. CTRL+T shortcut is now ‘Insert Audio Track’ instead of ‘Hide tracks not in selection’. Edit > Paste no longer uses settings from the Edit > Paste Special dialog box. The use the Paste Special settings, go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Editing and select Use Paste Special Options on Paste. SHIFT+Z shortcut is no longer assigned to the Track view View > Auto Track Zoom command by default. The Auto Track Zoom command can be assigned to any shortcut in Edit > Preferences > Customization - Keyboard Shortcuts. The RTZ command has been renamed to Rewind to Landmarks. The Go to Beginning (1:1:0) command has been renamed to Go to Start (RTZ). The Go to Start (RTZ) and Go to End buttons now accurately seek to project beginning and end, and do not stop playback. The Go to Start transport button uses the CTRL+HOME shortcut. Optimizations Improved application startup time especially when many 32-bit plug-ins are present. Improved efficiency when playing back or looping projects with lots of plug-ins at low latency. Faster loading of project files containing many plug-ins and synths. Switching plug-in presets is faster. Exporting or bouncing projects containing clips stretched using élastique audio is faster, because stretches are no longer pre-processed prior to rendering. Bug Fixes Stability All reports of loss of plug-in states when loading projects have been addressed. Intermittent crashes when adding plug-in side-chains were fixed. Setting Track Input to same Patch Point as Output crashes. Patch points have been removed from dropdown in Selected Track Inputs dialog box. Focusrite ASIO Devices could create a buzzing sound when stopping playback rapidly. Some ASIO devices could result in unstoppable playback when stopping and starting the transport rapidly. Improved ASIO first buffer processing when starting playback. User reported ASIO crash on playback start. User reported Crash when deleting MIDI track. Rapidly stopping and starting playback could rewind the transport unexpectedly. Crash editing plug-in automation envelope during playback. Some plug-in’s such as Acorn Digital could cause a hang when changing presets. Edit commands to ‘delete hole’ or ‘slide to make room’ could occasionally have unexpected results. These commands now use standard ripple edit behavior. Some legacy .WRK files could cause a hang when attempting to open them. Adding a synth in the FX Rack could cause all plug-in automation to get orphaned on next load of the project. Hang when rapidly clicking Track view menu bar buttons. Patch points or Aux tracks could cause a memory leak leading to a dropout. UI Progress bar in Control Bar Transport module flashes black. Help Module doesn't update if floating and the Browser is collapsed. Layout issues when changing CPU Meter options in Control Bar Performance module Num 0 is shown as ‘Unassigned’ in Preferences > Customization - Keyboard Shortcuts. Audio is not shown on initial launch of Drum Replacer New Project dialog box draws incorrectly when Play List is open. Undo of Insert Effect does not remove assigned sends. Rapidly pressing SPACEBAR to start and stop playback with On stop, Rewind to Now Marker selected has unexpected results. Play List controls do not show info in the Help Module. Selection shading in time ruler does not update in real-time when moving selection handles. Selection/Tools Tools with specific hit zones do not leverage extra space when other Smart tools behaviors are disabled. Take Lanes/Comping Manually healing abutting healable clips (hold down the CTRL key and click one of the selected clips) in Take lanes ignores the selection. Comp clip doesn’t show range selection. SHIFT+right-click does not toggle Edit Filter in lanes. File > Import > Audio does not place clip on selected lane. Double-click import from Media Browser does not respect lane selection. It’s possible to set a parent track’s Edit filter to Audio Transients or Clip Automation when Take lanes are visible. Moving Clips in lanes with Slide Over Old to Make Room selected causes unexpected results. Slip-editing no longer works in lanes unless SHIFT is pressed. Comp clips show data from muted MIDI clips. Comp clip draws waveform amplitude incorrectly after deleting clip selections from Take lanes. Holding down the CTRL key while using the Smart tool or Comping tool in Take lanes does not toggle clip mute state consistently. Speed comping is unnecessarily healing clips during, resulting in unexpected clip cropping. Automation Drawing automation with the Freehand tool creates unexpected envelope nodes when dragging outside the Automation lane boundary. Automation lane parameter slider shows cut off text. When Automation lanes are minimized, the slider value overlaps the slider. When dragging a Comp clip to a new project, automation may or may not be copied depending on where the clip is clicked and dragged from. Loop recording automation preview does not work as expected after it loops back. Track View Aim Assist is visible on app startup when mouse isn't over Clips pane. Aim Assist line remains visible outside of the Clips pane in some circumstances. Track folders show open/close (+/-) toggle when folders are empty. Waveform Preview obscures automation in buses and tracks. Groove clips show snap offsets (anchor points) when dragging. The background color of clips showing clip envelopes changes unexpectedly after performing a Cut, Paste, then Undo twice. Multi-clip slip stretching allows clips to be stretched before measure 1. Bus waveform preview does not draw properly in response to volume changes. When switching tools with a modifier shortcut, the mouse cursor does not update until moved. Cancelling a Clips pane drag operation clears the selection. When clips are split, the clip selection changes, but the Time Ruler selection does not update to match. Preview is not shown when drag-copying a position locked clip. Piano Roll view Dragging from right to left in the Time Ruler to make a selection can cause unexpected selection drawing in the Piano Roll view. Aim Assist does not refresh immediately in the Piano Roll view Time Ruler after disabling/enabling. Piano Roll view track focus does not persist in screensets. Zooming the Piano Roll view with CTRL+ALT+mouse wheel produces drawing artifacts in the Time Ruler. Piano Roll view keys are grayed out indefinitely if Note Off not sent by MIDI controller. Piano Roll view does not show correct track colors when dragging notes from multiple tracks. Plug-ins Plug-ins can lose state and revert to the plug-in reset state if changes are made when the plug-in is not active. When loading plug-ins from a saved FX Chain preset, the values can get reset when dragging between FX Racks. Bank Select messages are not sent to VST 2 plug-ins. Opening some plug-in windows automatically mark the project as modified.. 32-bit VST plug-ins are not hidden when 64-bit equivalents are available App startup time is very slow when many 32-bit plug-ins are present in the VST inventory. External Insert can be added to clips FX Rack from MRU list. VST2 plug-ins that do not support binary block persistence, and do not have default programs, do not save their state and reset to default on open. Projects with older Arturia plug-ins like Piano V load but plug-ins are silent. General fixes Cakewalk must be periodically activated via BandLab Assistant, but will no longer switch to demo mode during a session. A notification will remind you 14 days before the application needs to be reactivated. Opening Melodyne clip does not select clip in Melodyne. Melodyne loses sync with metronome count-In. Melodyne loses sync when seeking on timeline. Loop playback of Melodyne loses sync when seeking on timeline. Drum Replacer loses sync when seeking on timeline. Cloning a track inside a Track Folder sometimes places the new track outside the folder. Intermittent “motorboating” during playback with Focusrite devices. MIDI playback can lose sync when seeking in a project that contains tempo changes. When using a split instrument track, setting the audio output track's Input to 'None' does not disable Input Echo. Old Cakewalk .WRK files referencing MCI audio events fail to open. Installer does not overwrite existing Help Module content. Update Installer is not replacing CW130Auto.dll. Stuck MIDI notes are not reset for many softsynths by pressing the Reset button. Unexpected spike in audio at edit points when using élastique Pro as Offline render mode. Latest release notes are here. See prior release notes. Check out all new features released to date.
  12. 20 points
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  13. 20 points
    in aid of COVID-19. Down from €249.99 to €9.99 for 24 hours only! Requires Kontakt Full to work. Here's SonuScore's statement: "We are all facing crazy and difficult times right now. What concerns us most is that there are areas in the world being hit disproportionately hard from the Corona pandemic. Less developed countries, war and crisis regions with now scant help from outside, increasing already existing structural problems. We offer a really, really huge discount of 96% on our Origins Bundle, which directly comes from us, with no other distribution partner involved. We will send donations to regions that are being hit particularly hard at the moment. The organizations that we’ll support are World Health Organization & Caritas – International Aid" https://sonuscore.com/shop/origins-bundle-vol-1-5/?fbclid=IwAR28lZB1Vs1NB-sncolSZjMHuMlw6lY61mHdMryPM6dOeR8FMFEkU4QpC3A
  14. 20 points
    It's very much ongoing! We're just working on something that requires a little extra time in the oven right now.
  15. 19 points
    For those of us who will have NO money, due to not having jobs, due to the Coronavirus, get ready for the onslaught of DIRT CHEAP plugins due to nobody having any money.... This has been a Public Service Announcement Thanx...and goodnight! PS. I, on the other hand, will be working OVERTIME, free of charge, to bring you ALL THE DEALS that you simply CANNOT AFFORD!!!
  16. 19 points
    Thank you for your interest in the Cakewalk by BandLab Early Access Program! This program helps us get better real world test coverage from users, in order to improve the reliability and quality of our releases. Our users also get the benefit of trying out the latest Cakewalk updates, with the opportunity to provide helpful feedback prior to an official release. Participation is, of course, 100% optional. If you would like to participate or learn more about the program, please review the following guidelines: Installing Early Access software When an Early Access release is available, a download link will be provided in the announcement topic for a given release. Early Access announcements will be posted in this forum. You install the software as you would an official release, or simply ignore it until it is announced to the public. A download link will be provided in the topic that announces the availability of a given Early Access release Early Access Installers will only update the full previous release version To roll back to the previous release version, you will need to uninstall Cakewalk and reinstall from BandLab Assistant In Cakewalk, Help > Check for update will display previous release build as the latest until final release Cakewalk will present an "Update Available" notification when the final release version becomes available, if Notifications are enabled Sharing feedback Please post any feedback about Early Access builds in the Early Access Program forum, by replying directly to the topic in which the Early Access version is announced. Please do not contact customer support with issues in Early Access releases. Any issues should be exclusively reported by following the instructions noted above. Early Access is not beta Cakewalk by BandLab has a separate beta program, comprised of members who provide feedback through a variety of perspectives and test scenarios. Beta is also available to dozens of major software and hardware companies. Beta software may potentially be unstable, so is not part of the Early Access Program. Duration of Early Access period We release Early Access builds when we are very close to deploying a new release, typically about a week out, barring any unexpected findings. Thank you! The Bakers
  17. 18 points
    Here is the URL of the latest version of my Visual Guide to Cakewalk Theme-able Items. (The title is a reference to Neal Stephenson's excellent SciFi Novel "The Diamond Age".) The version number is 0.9 to represent that the guide is incomplete, and will probably remain so, because the purpose and function of many items in the Theme Editor are self-evident, and to document them would be superfluous. Have at it! A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer to Themeable items in Cakewalk v0.9.pdf
  18. 18 points
    Not a deal for you, but was for ME! ❤️ I got this for $460 from Sweetwater. Said it was used. It was immaculate! $440 savings! YAY ME!!! It's a PRS SE Angelus AE50e How this came about was I had ordered a used one for $600 on Reverb from Fort Wayne, IN. last Wednesday. It said "Shipping Label Printed" almost immediately. So waited for it to say "Shipped". Thursday...still says Label Printed. Friday...still says Label Printed. I contact the seller and he says that he took it to work and shipped it from there on Friday, so may not ship out until Monday. So I waited. Monday comes and the day goes by and I check again. STILL says "Label Printed". I again contact the seller. He states that he can't find if it shipped or not and is looking into it. Tuesday morning I check again and still says "Label Printed". So I contact him and tell him I want a refund. Wednesday I get my refund. I hope they didn't lose his guitar. But, that said, after I get my refund I head to Sweetwater because I saw when I was looking that they had a couple of Demo's for $809. When I checked I happened to see THIS one for $459.99! I'm like WHAT? So I check out the pictures. The only flaw they showed was pinhead size "dent" in the side of the headstock. So I ordered it. Saved $140 bucks from the OTHER one that I ordered. It just arrived and it's MINT. Yes, there is a Pinhead size "dent" in the headstock, that you would need a magnifying glass to see, and I DON'T CARE...LOL It's GORGEOUS! This is the ACTUAL Guitar I bought! Came with a Hardshell Case also...a very nice one!
  19. 18 points
    IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ An Early Access build of Cakewalk by BandLab is now available, and we'd love for you to try it out! As an Early Access build, this is not an official Cakewalk release. If you have not already done so, please be sure to read about the Early Access Program before participating. Download the Cakewalk 2019.07 Early Access installer Please note that an official release will be announced once the Early Access period has ended. Thanks in advance for your participation! The Bakers 2019.07 brings major usability enhancements, including Comping and Take lane enhancements, Smart Tool customization, Control Bar module alignment and over 100 bug fixes. Highlights Smart Tool customization The Smart Tool can be customized in order to disable specific functions and simplify the Smart Tool behavior. The Smart Tool is powerful, but may produce unintended results in certain situations, such as inadvertently isolating clips in Take lanes when clicking the bottom half of clips. If you are not strictly using Take lanes for comping, you may want to disable the comping behavior. Center Control Bar modules Control Bar modules can be left-aligned, justified, or centered. Comping and Take lane enhancements Comping and take management has undergone a massive overhaul for this release with many workflow improvements, optimizations and bug fixes. A few highlights: Freely assemble clips in track lanes either by recording or dragging and dropping from different sources Configure the Smart Tool to optionally turn off comping features while editing audio on lanes and re-enable it when you are ready to start building a comp track Copy/paste and drag drop enhancements There have been numerous improvements and bug fixes with selection and copy paste: Inter project drag and drop and copy paste support for take lanes and automation lanes Improved drag drop preview to visually represent the final data Full support for drag and drop of take lanes between tracks. New lanes are auto appended to tracks when dropping / pasting clips from multiple lanes Lane order is retained when dropping / pasting clips from multiple lanes Improved support for pasting track and clip envelopes in lanes Help Module content for clips The Help module is a window that dynamically shows contextual help for various UI elements in Cakewalk. Simply point to a UI element for a brief moment, and the Help module displays a short description of the UI element. In addition to a brief description of the clip type, the Help Module also lists common Smart Tool gestures that are supported by each unique clip type. Selection markers in time ruler The time ruler now shows draggable markers at either end of the time selection range. You can modify the start or end of the selection by dragging these markers or move the entire time selection by dragging the selection range bar. Loop and Punch marker enhancements The time ruler now uses more intuitive mouse cursors for selection, loop, punch and marker drag bars and handles. The mouse cursor shows a letter to indicate which marker will be modified before you actually click the marker: S (Selection), L (Loop), P (Punch), and M (Marker). Fixes & Enhancements Stability Crash when pasting automation Crash on opening project after closing another Improved notification handling Crash copying and pasting bus automation Projects using elastique audio crash when playing if audio is missing Optimizations Screensets in projects with high track counts load faster Multi threaded UI updates for notifications Undo redo of take Lanes is faster UI Bounced Track fails to appear with user created Lens Changing Lens and reopening CbB changes "None" unexpectedly Full Screen Mode only expands across multiple monitors Changing screensets slow with large number of tracks Selection/Tools CTRL Selecting clip doesn't work if the clip is partially selected as a result of a time selection CTRL clicking a clip during playback creates a clip envelope instead of selecting the clip Select Tool cannot select Comp Clip Control Bar Ability to center Control Bar modules Control Bar Export Module can lose gripper Export CB module is cropped when CB is locked and justified Resetting the Control Bar doesn't unlock module order Draw issue with Control Bar when floating after justify Take Lanes/Comping Copy paste in take lanes can delete source data Editing clips in lanes can lead to un-editable clip envelopes Copying and pasting clips from multiple take lanes is not possible Loop recording in Comp mode with lanes closed causes unexpected cropping of clips Some projects could prevent clip envelopes from being edited Now Time jumps in playback when isolating clips in Take lanes during playback Copy/Paste does not work as expected in Take Lanes CTRL Selecting neighboring clip does no't work immediately after isolating a clip region in a take lane Copying data from non-adjacent lanes pastes to adjacent lanes Dragging MIDI clips from Browser goes to lane 1 Pasting multiple clips in lanes to a track with single lane does not refresh UI Drag drop of multiple audio files from browser to take lanes not supported Pasting Multiple clips in lanes to bottom lanes cause clips to collapse to single lane Double clicking take lane in clips view does not select lane Clips in lanes cannot drag from one track to different lanes in another track Dragging takes to a new track skips over populated lanes Drag drop between lanes doesn't work properly when hidden tracks present Clips can be moved from their original take lane on CTRL drag and drop Copying clips in Lanes with envelopes gives unexpected results. Clip can no longer be selected after undo of drag Pasting clips in lanes to new project does not refresh UI correctly. Undo of paste of multiple lanes in new project does not behave as expected Comp Clip Draws unexpectedly after crop Dragging clips on MIDI take lanes to create overlaps does not crop data Dragging group of clips to new track deletes existing clip on destination track Pasting multiple layers to last lane in a track creates extra lanes Comp clip remains visible after dragging outside of the Clips View "Delete Muted Takes" renamed "Delete Muted Clips" Lane order changes pasting to new project Lanes order of order when dragging to create a new track When creating clip/automation lanes, Take lane initially appears grayed out Shift click does not work on comp clip when take lanes open Bouncing to clip causes clip to change lanes unexpectedly Duplicated tracks with lanes inverts order Redoing a loop recording in comp record mode fails to restore recorded clips state Automation Clip envelope in lanes cannot be edited after save/reopen of project Reassigning Automation Envelopes closes lanes unexpectedly Automation from multiple lanes pastes to a single lane Pasting Multiple Automation envelopes to track with fewer lanes has unexpected result Dragging clips from Browser to Lanes removes automation data Drag Copy to new project does not copy automation Automation lanes not created after recording track automation Automation lanes are copied out of order, and not all copied if automation lanes are expanded in destination project Some projects are saved with clip envelopes assigned to incorrect lanes Setting Edit filter to clip automation on a lane doesn't work properly when multiple clips present Clip envelopes on lanes don't respect edit filter state when loading projects Clip envelopes lose visibility on take lanes when toggling show take lanes Duplicate Track does not persist Automation lane state When pasting automation then showing lanes, Edit Filter is not set correctly with FX automation Redo not populating automation lanes correctly. Edit Filter in automation lanes not behaving as expected after paste Edit Filter not behaving as expected with auto track zoom Pasting take and automation lanes simultaneously has unexpected results. Track View Clips now have details in Help Module Aim Assist remains visible after dragging outside of Clips View Show Snap Assist when dragging clips to a different project Clip name moves up a pixel when right-edge crop reaches it Muted clips cause crossfades when overlapping non-muted clips Dragging Punch range in time ruler before measure 1 shrinks range unexpectedly Staff View Mouse cursor jumps to different monitor when clicking in Staff View time ruler Notes may not appear in Staff View in some projects General fixes V-Vocal Clips do not drag copy as expected Missing Help Module text for several views/contexts Help Module Support for ProChannel EQ Fly Out Notifications only appear on primary monitor Several "importing" messages displayed when closing project after previewing MP3 files in browser Some projects can fail to cut/copy on track Delete Track can delete unintended tracks Browser drag preview image now aligned to bottom right of cursor Track View key bindings are not listed in Preferences dialog when using Basic lens Dragging clips between projects can fail to create a new track in destination project Keyboard shortcut for Show/Hide Clip Properties does not hide Mouse cursor flickers between arrow and ibeam when moving mouse over automation lanes External Insert can be dragged from Browser to clip Dragging Punch range in time ruler doesn't update time rulers in other views Note about localization Please be aware that any new strings introduced in this build have not yet been localized.
  20. 17 points
    Sorry @cclarry this thread has disintegrated in to a bit of a *!*! fest so I am locking it down
  21. 17 points
    This might be useful Table of Contents Best Free Amp Simulator VST Best Free Autopanner VST Best Free Bass Instrument VST Best Free Bitcrusher VST Best Free VST Bundle Best Free Chorus VST And so on!.... https://www.idesignsound.com/best-free-vst/
  22. 17 points
    https://8dio.com/instrument/free-angels/
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  24. 17 points
    Hotfix version @ 25.07.0.79 Please download the latest version using BandLab Assistant. The hotfix addresses these issues: [New] Option to set Now Time via left-click during playback via Track view Options > Click Behavior > Set During Playback Hang on project open with Allow Only One Open Project at a Time Hang when trying to open MIDI files in the Playlist Edit Filter not persisting correctly with Instrument tracks Persist of clip envelope visibility not working as expected for Edit Filters when using Auto Track Zoom CTRL-clicking a clip to select/deselect it during playback shouldn't move the Now Time Duplicating synths does not duplicate synth automation Duplicate Synth Track does not assign automation display track Redo of Duplicate Synth not restoring synth state Update HUD Smart tool button to show if tool has been customized Selection from clip header using CTRL or SHIFT click doesn't always work when starting from time selection Lasso select selects all nodes on envelope when track Edit Filter is set to automation Mouse cursor becomes boxed in Time Ruler when right-clicking Time Ruler Zoom Track focus jumps unexpectedly when clicking or navigating to closed or empty track folder Time ruler delta for all absolute time rulers is inaccurate with project tempo changes About box shows obsolete Cakewalk Command Center error codes Warmly, The Bakers
  25. 16 points
    I talked to him the other day. He's just taking a bit of holiday.
  26. 16 points
    We're pleased to announce the 2020.05 release! This release introduces dynamic waveform scaling when changing clip automation, offline activation, enhancements to mono plug-in support, improved mouse wheel handling, lots of automation enhancements, smoother UI transitions, engine/UI optimizations, and over 60 bug fixes, all in keeping with our goal of making CbB as reliable and enjoyable as possible. Thanks, The Bakers For new feature details, see New Features. Should you need to revert to the 2020.04 release, you can download the Cakewalk 2020.04 Rollback installer. 2020.05 Highlights Dynamic waveform scaling when changing clip automation When Display Clip Fade/Envelope Attenuation is enabled in Edit > Preferences > Customization - Display, Cakewalk dynamically updates the waveform amplitude when changing clip fades, clip gain automation and clip pan automation. The waveform display is pre clip FX Rack and only applies to clip automation, not track automation. Additionally, clip gain and pan envelopes are not applied to active Region FX clips. i.e. If you have a clip gain envelope on a Region FX clip, it will be ignored unless the effect is bypassed. The Display Clip Fade/Envelope Attenuation option is now also available as a key binding in Edit > Preferences > Customization - Keyboard Shortcuts (under Area: Track View). Offline activation Activation is the process by which Cakewalk validates that your software is genuine and being used in accordance with the license agreement. Cakewalk can now be activated by an online or offline process. Cakewalk will operate in Demo mode until it is activated, and saving and exporting will be disabled. A toast notification appears at the bottom of the screen to inform you if Cakewalk has not been activated yet. If your computer is connected to the internet, click the toast notification to open BandLab Assistant and activate Cakewalk. If Cakewalk is installed on a computer that is not connected to the internet, you can use offline activation as long as you have access to another computer that is connected to the internet. To use offline activation In Cakewalk, go to Help > Offline Activation > Export Activation Request to open the Save activation request dialog box. Select the folder you want to save the activation request file to, then click Save. Cakewalk saves a Activation request.crq file. This file is encrypted and machine-specific, and can only be used to activate Cakewalk on the machine that was originally used to create the Activation request.crq file. By default, Cakewalk appends a timestamp to the file name, using the following format: <Month><Day><Year>_<Hour><Minute>. For example: 052120_1157Activation request.crq. Copy the Activation request.crq file to removable media, such as a USB flash drive, that you can transfer to another computer that is connected to the internet. Using an online computer, open BandLab Assistant and sign in with your BandLab ID and password. Click the Apps tab. Under Cakewalk by BandLab, click the drop-down arrow next to the Open button, then click Process Offline Activation Request. If activation is granted, BandLab Assistant generates an Activation response.dat file. Copy the Activation response.dat file to removable media that you can transfer back to your offline Cakewalk computer. In Cakewalk, go to Help > Offline Activation > Import Activation Response to open the Import activation response dialog box. Select the Activation response.dat file and click Open. If the response file is valid, Cakewalk is activated. Early Access toast notification Early Access availability is checked whenever normal updates are checked, and a toast notification appears if an Early Access build is available. The Early Access Program provides pre-release versions of Cakewalk to the public for general testing and issue reporting. We provide Early Access builds to help us get better real world test coverage from users, which is useful to improve the reliability and quality of our releases. Participation is 100% voluntary. Please read this topic to learn more about the program. Enhancements Mono plug-in support changes This release greatly improves the FX Rack handling with respect to mixing and matching mono/stereo plug-ins. These changes apply primarily to compatibility with pure mono plug-ins (mono-in, mono-out). Mono in, stereo out plugin compatibility will be addressed in a future update. These improvements are across the board and work in track/bus/clip FX Racks, FX chains and the ProChannel. Bypassing or removing plug-ins in an FX Rack, Rack bypass or global FX bypass operations will now revert any mono/stereo interleave changes caused by the plug-in, and recalculate delay compensation properly. Changing the mono/stereo interleave from the track strip button now updates the FX Rack routing correctly (Note: this is dependent on whether the ProChannel bin is pre FX Rack and if it contains mono plug-ins). Pitch shifted audio and distortion were symptoms of issues that are fixed in this release. This could occur under multiple scenarios, such as moving plug-ins, bypassing, deleting or undoing. Improved mouse wheel handling Console view vertical scrolling via mouse wheel is less prone to inadvertently adjusting parameter values if there is a brief pause during the scroll gesture (for example, while vertically scrolling with the mouse wheel, suddenly it starts scrolling the volume slider instead). The internal timer that waits for inactivity before treating the next mouse wheel movement as a new operation has been increased from 500ms to 1,000ms. This ensures that the current scroll operation doesn't change mid-gesture. In the Console view, tooltips dynamically show values when changing parameters via mouse wheel. FX Racks for tracks, buses and clips can be scrolled via mouse wheel. Increased contrast of ghosted envelopes The color contrast of ghosted automation envelopes has been increased, making them easier to see against the dark Clips pane background when Automation Lanes are collapsed. Clicking on the bus pane now automatically sets the bus focus strip This facilitates copying and pasting bus envelopes by clicking and pasting. Scrollable Clip FX Rack in Inspector Clip FX Racks in Inspector now display up to 10 plug-ins and are scrollable using both mouse wheel and the scroll bar. Improved support for recording automation via numeric input When recording automation, envelope nodes can now be recorded by typing a value in the pop-up edit controls in the Inspector, Console view, Track view, ProChannel EQ, and EQ fly-out module. The numeric input will be recorded as a Jump during automation recording. To show the numeric input pop-up, give focus to a control or its value display, then press F2, or double-click the value display. Improved recording automation of synth parameters Multiple synth parameters can be recorded in a single record pass and all envelopes are now retained. While loop recording, in order to avoid clutter the automation preview only shows the last loop record pass. All recording envelopes will be displayed when you stop playback. Improved support for copying and pasting automation envelopes Automation envelopes can now be easily copied and pasted from tracks to buses and vice versa. To copy track automation to a bus, first select and copy the envelope from the track, then click on the target bus or lane and paste. You can also copy and paste bus automation to tracks the same way. Moving or copying arrangement sections now properly manages copying and pasting the associated bus and synth automation envelopes. Bus delete stability improvements Bus deletion can now be performed while the transport is rolling without stopping the audio engine. Also an intermittent crash and app shutdown on undoing bus deletion was solved. Rename Clip key binding The Rename Clip command is now available as a key binding in Edit > Preferences > Customization - Keyboard Shortcuts (under Area: Track View). Support for .midi MIDI File extension In addition to .mid, the .midi file extension is now supported for reading. Track view's View and Options menu settings persist globally The Track View’s View and Options menu items now persist globally instead of being stored within screensets. Build numbers uses 3 digits Due to how BandLab Assistant compares versions, the Cakewalk installer now uses three digits for the build number to allow updates to work correctly. Update toast notifications throttled by a period of one day Automatic display of update toast notifications now only appears once daily. Optimizations Flicker free UI transitions when opening projects or switching between projects. Reduced excessive messaging load in the UI. This speeds up operations like scrolling and zooming in larger projects with console view and track view visible. Meters have better general performance while scrolling When using workspaces, projects now open with the correct initial UI layout, rather than opening with the project layout and then visibly switching to the workspace layout. This is faster and prevents unwanted flicker. Many improvements and optimizations for editing mono effects in FX Racks Improvements to drag and drop between clip and track FX racks Solved multithreading race condition leading to latency when using Aggressive thread scheduling model Bug fixes Stability Crash on undo and redo of automation recording of synth parameters Deleting or undoing bus delete operation can crash User reported crash in 2020.04 Waves OVox plugin crashes on project load Crash when using SmartSwipe gesture in Piano Roll view track list Potential crash on startup unless specific Windows DPI settings are used Memory leak when using the Aggressive Thread Scheduling model Null Pointer crash after reordering automation lanes Playback can become stuck after starting Automation Unexpected envelopes created when moving section in project Bus automation copies to tracks unexpectedly with (Arranger) Section move Assigning a bus envelope could cause a crash and display incorrectly in Lanes after reassigning Duplicate automation lanes can be created for unedited automation Draw Tool draws random points when drawing automation outside of lane Draw Tool not working as expected on bus automation in user project Stop at Project End not respected in projects with automation after deleting buses or replacing synths Automation behaves incorrectly after manually typing in a value Automation not fully removed when deleting bus Pasting bus automation should not rely on Copy/Paste Special Pasting bus automation doesn't change the edit filter leading to hidden envelopes Automation envelopes appear out of scale Cannot copy synth automation to buses Draw Tool does not update envelopes preview during playback Adding nodes by typing values during write automation over existing envelope causes unexpected results Synth automation gets discarded unexpectedly while write recording multiple parameters Synth and bus automation is not selected after duplicating clips Using Clip Gain on some Groove Clips causes unexpected drawing when clipping UI Scale for Synth automation not displaying correctly Clip FX in Inspector does not display more than 6 plug-ins Hit zone for Draw Tool on buses does not match Insert Soft Synth Options dialog should remember the checked/unchecked state of the Enable MIDI Output option User reported issue with zoom fader control becoming stuck [Chinese version] Overlapping text in Preferences > Customization - Display Tooltips for controls in the Console view do not update when changing values by mouse wheel Incorrect Track view tooltips when creating a new project with the Basic workspace Console view control tooltips show incorrect value and obscure value label when adjusted via mouse wheel Track view horizontal zoom slider window is shown in wrong position on secondary monitor Now Time cursor draws incorrectly Project load screen flickering Truncated text in various localized dialog boxes Arranger Arranger options in Keyboard Shortcuts should specify “Arranger Track” Arranger Section time-format needs to be backwards compatible Bus Edit Filter changes unexpectedly after moving Section Section operations do not always move/copy track/bus automation Duplicating Section won't duplicate MIDI envelopes for Instrument tracks Double-click rename of Arrangement sections should not rewind to start of section during playback Committing an arrangement containing clips set to absolute time moves data past the end of the original project Misc. Moving mono Waves plug-in forces track into mono unexpectedly Eventide VST3 plug-ins hang when changing interleave Loading projects saved with Melodyne 5 cause invalid archive ID assertions Host reports incorrect path for VST2 plug-ins via audioMasterGetDirectory Hitting Play fails to start Play List when no project is open Make Instrument track not working with multiple split instrument tracks MIDI Chase not working as expected with 2 tracks assigned to single synth Delete Track can fail unexpectedly with MIDI tracks Mackie C4 does not respond to modifier keys in plug-in mode Markers/Meters do not ripple as expected when pasting special with meter/key changes Duplicate does not Ripple Edit in the Piano Roll view Duplicate Clips should respect Select Track Envelopes with Clips setting Race condition when closing a project before a workspace has been loaded Cancelling Bounce causes first play attempt to fail Unexpected latency when using the new thread scheduling model Select by Filter key binding not working as expected Dragging ARA clips out of the Clips pane can impact VocAlign clips to lose timing Deleting 'n' folders only deletes one folder Projects saved as MIDI file save unexpected extra tracks Latest release notes are here. See prior release notes. Check out all new features released to date.
  27. 16 points
    I recommend checking out Brian Eno's OBLIQUE STRATEGIES quotes... Originally released as a deck of cards with 500 quotes, these have grown and been updated. I've put them into a text file that you can conveniently use to replace the stock built in ones in Cakewalk. (We added affirmations to the startup toast notifications last year) To check these out, simply copy the attached ProjectOpenNotification.txt file to this folder: %APPDATA%\Cakewalk\Cakewalk Core Just type that path into the Windows search bar and it should take you to that folder. Then save the attached text file to that folder. This will override the default built in notifications. You should get a sometimes cryptic but always thoughtful random oblique quote the next time you open a project file. (assuming that you have notifications enabled in preferences | customization | display) You can even add your own quotes to that list or make up your own list of creativity tips. I've had these on for a long time now and they never fail to entertain or inspire. YMMV PS: The original Oblique Strategies deck is still available from Brian's website. ProjectOpenNotification.txt
  28. 16 points
    Authors: Noel Borthwick, Morten Saether Introduction Hot on the heels of our biggest 2019.07 release, our new 2019.09 release is no slouch, with over 85 bug fixes and feature enhancements. This release focuses on stability, optimizations, plug-in compatibility as well as fixes several long standing problems. We've also made further improvements to comping workflow based on user feedback and implemented several popular feature requests from the community. The following highlights are intended to provide an overview of the more significant changes, along with screen captures to help illustrate feature usage. 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! Editing and Comping Enhancements Duplicate Selected Clip(s) You can quickly duplicate the selected clip(s) with any of the following gestures: Press CTRL+D Click the Track view Clips menu and select Duplicate Selected Clip(s) Right-click in the Clips pane and select Duplicate Selected Clip(s) on the pop-up menu The following rules apply when duplicating clips: Only events and clip automation are copied. The new clip(s) will be pasted immediately after the existing clip(s), respecting the current Ripple Edit settings. To respect the current Snap to Grid settings, go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Editing and select Use Current Snap Settings on Duplicate Selected Clip(s). After duplication, the Now time is forwarded to the end of the duplicate (with the duplicate selected), so you can press CTRL+D again to make multiple duplicates Unlike a normal paste, the current track will have no bearing on where the duplicates are pasted. Duplicates will always appear on the same tracks/lanes as the source selection. Tip: If you want to quickly create many repetitions, use the Edit > Copy and Edit > Paste Special commands. EXAMPLE: Duplicate the selected clip using menu commands and keyboard shortcut, with and without Snap to Grid. Paste / Paste Special behavior change In the previous versions of Cakewalk, settings in the Paste Special dialog box (Edit > Paste Special or CTRL+ALT+V) would persist for the remainder of the Cakewalk session and apply when you used the regular Edit > Paste (or CTRL+V) command. As a result, normal paste could potentially create multiple repetitions inadvertently. By default, normal paste no longer remembers the settings from the Paste Special dialog box, so you will only get one copy. To remember the Paste Special settings, go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Editing and select Use Paste Special Options on Paste. Take lane record options You now have improved control over how new Take lanes are created during recording. The following options are available from the Record button context menu and Edit > Preferences > Project - Record: Create New Lane. Always create a new lane for each take. Reuse Existing Lane. Reuse existing lanes for each take (this option is not available when using the Comping record mode). Reuse Existing Lane, Unless Takes Overlap. Reuse existing lanes for each take, and only create new lanes if takes overlap. EXAMPLE: Specify the take behavior via the Record button menu or Preferences dialog box. Import directly to Take lanes File > Import > Audio and double-clicking to import from the Media Browser now respect the selected Take lane. Fast Edit filter switching in Take lanes You can now use SHIFT+right-click to toggle the Edit Filter in lanes. New key modifiers for edits in Take lanes CTRL+ALT+drag adjusts a single crossfade Hold SHIFT and drag a clip edge to crop an individual clip Holding SHIFT on Comp track (lanes collapsed) now allows for adjusting split location across lanes Change fade type on crossfaded clips in Take lanes Cakewalk now allows for the adjustment of fade types (Linear, Slow Curve, or Fast Curve) for clips in Take lanes. Right-click the top part of a clip fade to show the curve type pop-up menu. Use ripple edit for copy/paste/cut Cakewalk now uses ripple editing (Ripple Edit Selection) during Edit > Paste Special when Slide Over Old to Make Room is selected, and during Edit > Cut Special when Delete Hole is selected. SHIFT+double-clicking a clip no longer hides other tracks SHIFT+double-clicking a clip maximizes the clip, but no longer hides other tracks. This allows you to still show other tracks by scrolling or zooming the Track view vertically. SHIFT+ESC to clear selection In addition to clicking an empty space to clear the current selection in the Track view, you can now also press SHIFT+ESC. CTRL+Y to redo In addition to CTRL+SHIFT+Z, you can now also use the standard Windows redo keyboard shortcut CTRL+Y. Stability All reports of loss of plug-in states when loading projects have been addressed. Intermittent crashes when adding plug-in side-chains were fixed. Setting Track Input to same Patch Point as Output crashes. Patch points have been removed from dropdown in Selected Track Inputs dialog box. Focusrite ASIO Devices could create a buzzing sound when stopping playback rapidly. Some ASIO devices could result in unstoppable playback when stopping and starting the transport rapidly. Improved ASIO first buffer processing when starting playback. User reported ASIO crash on playback start. User reported Crash when deleting MIDI track. Rapidly stopping and starting playback could rewind the transport unexpectedly. Crash editing plug-in automation envelope during playback. Some plug-in’s such as Acorn Digital could cause a hang when changing presets. Edit commands to ‘Delete Hole’ or ‘Slide Over Old to Make Room’ could occasionally have unexpected results. These commands now use standard ripple edit behavior. Some legacy .WRK files could cause a hang when attempting to open them. Adding a synth in the FX Rack could cause all plug-in automation to get orphaned on next load of the project. Hang when rapidly clicking Track view menu bar buttons. Patch points or Aux tracks could cause a memory leak leading to a dropout. Plug-ins Improvements to plug-in state loading and presets Saving and loading plug-in states and presets has been streamlined and greatly improved and simplified to prevent unexpected interactions with some third party plug-ins. By preventing redundant plug-in parameter updates, plug-ins and synths now load faster when opening project files. A few users previously reported intermittent cases where plug-in settings could be lost when changing plugin presets, copying FX chains or when loading projects. All such reported cases of this problem have been thoroughly investigated and addressed so these problems should no longer recur. Support for VST3 Program Changes Cakewalk now supports changing programs for VST3 plug-ins via a new Program change parameter. There is now a Preset value at the end of the automation parameter list that will change plugin preset values for plugins that support it. NOTE: This Preset parameter is only displayed for plug-ins that expose VST3 program changes to the host. (It may not always be named “Preset”) Waves plug-ins support the new program change parameter. The new Preset parameter can be automated via envelopes. For supported VST3 plug-ins, program changes can be done during playback via MIDI messages. To do that you must enable Translate Program Changes in the plug-in properties first and then restart the app. For some plug-ins, program changes can be expensive. Don’t use sweeps to automate the program change parameter. Instead use jump events or linear sections. Overhaul of plug-in time sync in engine There has been an overhaul of the engine to improve and optimize time sync with plug-ins. The changes improve the accuracy of time synchronization while seeking on the timeline during playback and while looping. We also addressed known problems with time sync with Melodyne and other time dependent plug-ins that have an internal timeline. Support for VST2 plug-ins without binary block persistence There are a few VST2 plug-ins that do not support binary block persistence. E.g. VCV Rack. Cakewalk now properly restores parameters for such plug-ins when loading projects Optimizations The overhaul of plug-in time sync in the engine improved the efficiency when playing back or looping projects with lots of plugins, by eliminating many unnecessary and costly time unrolling conversions. This should yield moderate CPU gains while playing or looping projects at low latency with lots of plugins, since the plug-in time conversions are now optimized. By preventing redundant plug-in parameter updates, plug-ins and synths now load faster when opening project files. Faster loading of project files containing many plug-ins and synths. Switching plug-in presets are now faster since there are fewer parameter updates. Exporting or bouncing projects containing clips stretched using élastique audio is faster, because stretches are no longer pre-processed prior to rendering. UI Updates Auto Crossfade toggle in Track view In addition to the Track view Options menu, you can now also enable/disable Automatic Crossfade via the new Automatic Crossfade button in the top right corner of the Track view. You can also right-click or long press the button to specify the default crossfade type. EXAMPLE: Enable/disable Auto Crossfade, and specify the default fade curves. Piano Roll view Note names Note events in the Piano Roll view can optionally show note names (pitch or custom note names from instrument definitions). To show note names, click the Piano Roll view Notes menu and select Show Note Names. Note: Note names automatically hide at low zoom levels. EXAMPLE: Show/hide Piano Roll view Note names. Piano Roll view shows correct note colors while dragging Previously, all notes were always shown in the same red color while dragging. When dragging notes from multiple tracks, it was difficult to know which track a note lived in. Notes are now drawn using the correct track color. EXAMPLE: Correct track colors are shown when dragging notes from multiple tracks. Updated ‘Basic’ Lens The Basic lens has been updated to provide a cleaner and simplified layout. Note: Updated factory lenses and Help Module content are now copied to the user folder during installation. Insert Audio track and MIDI track shortcuts You can now quickly insert a new audio or MIDI track by using the following keyboard shortcuts: Insert Audio Track = CTRL+T Insert MIDI Track = CTRL+SHIFT+T Note: CTRL+T was previously assigned to Hide tracks not in selection. Updated transport behaviors Go to Start and Go to End buttons now accurately seek to project beginning and end, and do not stop playback. The W (rewind) key always seeks backwards in time to the prior "landmarks". There are 3 landmarks: the original playback start time the loop start time the project start time (time 0, or 1:1:0) Note: The RTZ command has been renamed to Rewind to Landmarks The Go to Beginning (1:1:0) command has been renamed to Go to Start (RTZ) The Go to Start transport button uses the CTRL+HOME shortcut Click Behavior ‘Left Click Rewinds to Clip Start in Lanes’ option When isolating clips in Take lanes during playback, the Now time jumps to the clicked location by default. To automatically jump to the clip start instead, enable the Track view Options > Click Behavior > Left Click Rewinds to Clip Start in Lanes option. Note: This option replaces the previous SHIFT-click behavior. ‘Left Click Sets Now’ option behavior change The Track view Options > Click Behavior > Left Click Sets Now option only sets the now time during playback when using the Smart tool, Comping tool, or Move tool (when clicking whitespace only). All other tools do not set the Now time when clicking in the Clips pane. Improved Reset/Panic The Reset button in the Transport Control Bar module now clears stuck MIDI notes on virtual instruments more reliably. In previous versions of Cakewalk, both hardware MIDI outputs and virtual instruments shared the same reset method, which used controller 123 (all notes off) by default. VST3 as well as some VST2 soft synths don’t respond to controller 123, and instead require individual note off messages in order to clear stuck notes. In Cakewalk 2019.09, the Reset button sends both controller 123 and individual note off messages to soft synths. For hardware MIDI outs, if necessary you can use the PanicStrength Cakewalk.ini variable to specify the default behavior: PanicStrength=0 (controller 123; default) PanicStrength=1 (individual note off; slower) Force a reload of the audio and MIDI engine To force a restart of the audio and MIDI engine (only if the transport is not playing/recording), including a reset of ASIO, hold down the CTRL key and click the Reset button in the Transport Control Bar module. Mackie Control enhancements This release features many significant enhancements to the Mackie Control surface, including: ProChannel EQ, Track Compressor & Bus Compressor support Korg nanoKONTROL Studio support for Select button, Buses/Track selection HUI Protocol support Disable Handshake option for surfaces which only support the newer MCU protocol Automatic Fader assignment based on order added within preferences Key press support for function buttons / footswitches Added button mappings Updated command list to match Cakewalk's internal list Support for alternative param labels You can now specify alternative label names for your parameters within MackieControl.ini. This may be useful if the automatic abbreviated 6 character label isn’t as readable as you’d like. The alternative labels are still limited to 6 characters (as this is the limit of characters for each strip on the Mackie devices), but you can now specify your own by adding them to the bottom of each plugin section in the following format: VPotLabeln=p,name Where: n = the number of the vpot p = the number of the VST parameter whose label you which to override name = the new label e.g. VPotLabel0=17,HiGain VPotLabel1=18,HiFreq M1VPotLabel2=19,Hi Q Acknowledgements: Thanks to the contributions of @msmcleod as well as forum member @azslow3 for fixes to the Mackie control DLL in our opensource GitHub project. EXAMPLE: New Mackie Control options. Improved audio dropout diagnosis Dropouts can occur for a variety of reasons, not just CPU load. We’ve added useful information to help you diagnose the cause of a dropout. When a dropout occurs, playback stops and a toast notification will show the detected dropout reason code. This code can be useful in tracking down the reason for dropouts. Below are some of the most common dropout reason codes along with potential preventative action that may be taken: Code Reason for dropout Potential preventative action 0 Unknown error or no dropout 1 Audio processing took longer than the buffers allotted timeslice Increase the Buffer Size value in Edit > Preferences > Audio - Driver Settings. 2 Buffer underrun while processing or error writing record buffers Possible CPU overload or driver malfunction. Increase latency and check disk status. 3 WDM/MME/WASAPI drivers audio buffers not delivered for over DropoutMsec milliseconds Increase the DropoutMsec variable value in AUD.ini, which lets you configure the tolerance time in milliseconds before dropping if the audio pump mechanism becomes starved (default is 250 ms). 4 WDM/MME/WASAPI output buffer not available for delivery to audio device Increase the Buffers in Playback Queue value in Edit > Preferences > Audio - Driver Settings. 5 Disk reading overloaded and could not keep up with playback pump Increase the Playback I/O Buffer Size value in Edit > Preferences > Audio - Sync and Caching. 6 [Internal] Error filling disk playback buffer cache Disk may be full condition or disk read error. Check disk status. 7 [Internal] Error reading from disk playback buffer cache Possible memory corruption. Close and restart the application then reload the project. 8 Disk write error Disk full or error writing record wave files. Free up some disk space. 9 Sequencer MIDI pump underrun Increase the Prepare using n Millisecond Buffers value in Edit > Preferences > MIDI - Playback and Recording. 10 [Internal] Audio pump frequency problem 11 [Internal] Unexpected error while processing audio buffer Try saving then closing and reopening the project. 12 [Internal] Internal audio buffer memory limit overflow Contact support with recipe/project file. 13 ASIO subsystem signaled a dropout due to a state change Don’t make changes to ASIO driver during playback. Another app may be using driver. 14 [Internal] WASAPI ReadDataBuffer timed out WASAPI device error - restart device or close other applications using it. 15 [Internal] WASAPI buffer underrun WASAPI device error - restart device or close other applications using it. 16 [Internal] WASAPI Read/Write buffer failed WASAPI device error - restart device or close other applications using it. 17 WASAPI device removed or unavailable The device was unplugged. Re-attach device. Note: Dropout reason codes can be used for better diagnostics. Please contact Cakewalk Support and mention the dropout code if you are experiencing persistent audio engine dropouts that you are unable to remedy on your own. For more information about dropouts, click here. Live performance enhancements This release includes a few enhancements that can be helpful when using Cakewalk in a live performance. Option for Play List to close projects regardless of project changes When using the Play List, the new File > Discard Project Changes During Playback option allows the Play List to automatically discard any changes before loading the next song. This lets you make minor temporary changes during playback, such as adjusting levels, without being prompted to save the changes before loading the next song. During playback, the Play List will ignore a project's modified state and close without saving. This option is enabled by default. Note: This option is only active during (Play List) playback. Cakewalk will always prompt to save a modified project if playback is stopped. Option for Play List to preload the next song during playback By default, the Play List loads the next song while the current song is playing. While this can save time before the next project starts playing, it may cause glitches when loading large complex projects projects during playback. To defer loading the next song until playback of the current song has finished, disable the File > Preload Next Song During Playback option. Automatically stop/pause playback with MCI MIDI events You can instruct Cakewalk to stop or pause playback at a defined moment, so you can start playback again manually. This can be very useful in a live setting. This is done by inserting an MCI Command event in a MIDI track’s Event List view (ALT+8), and assigning the MCI Commands value to either stop or pause: stop - stops the transport and returns to zero pause - pauses the transport allowing you to manually continue playback from where you left off Press Play (SPACEBAR) manually to resume playback. Improved compatibility with older SONAR WRK files We continue to improve backwards compatibility with older Cakewalk products. Older SONAR .WRK files that contain automation or reference MCI audio events will now load properly in Cakewalk. Previous release: 2019.07 Feature Overview
  29. 16 points
    Thanks guys! I'm really enjoying my new role as a Baker. It's a huge change after being in software development management elsewhere for the past 20 years, but I certainly won't miss the politics of my previous job. I've joined a fantastic team of incredibly nice and talented guys, all who are passionate and focused on continuing to improve and deliver the best experience we can for all of you. I'll try to keep as active as I can here on the forums, but I'm still getting to grips with 30 years worth of Cakewalk code, so I may not be quite as active as I once was in the short term. There's a bunch of exciting new things in the road map (as well as some bugs to fix), so I'm hoping my being here will make them a reality a bit sooner.
  30. 15 points
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  31. 15 points
    ...for all the wonderful music toys that you helped me get throughout the year! All the best in the coming New Year!
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    We gave 30 JamPoints if anybody was making purchases anyway, to defray cost for those folks. Otherwise, we realized we had just released 4GB+ of free sound content (not a demo) and have free versions of our flagship software products for guitar/bass, mixing/mastering, etc that have gear to be able to make music completely free during this time. Having our headquarters in Italy made this hit home really hard and fast and we're definitely not taking it lightly nor trying to profit off of a crisis by any means. We give a realistic status via this news item on our site as well as what free software people can use while they are stuck inside. We also live stream daily and we field questions about how to live stream for those who are trying to stay making their living with music whilst their gigs, lessons, recording at a studio, etc are cancelled. We do have a surge of interest in our iRig Stream and such because tools like iRig Stream do help people give lessons and stream their music online but that surge was organic and not having to do with anything we would ever do to exploit such a situation that has hit us very hard (and I know it has hit everybody hard - just imagine the worry we had when Italy's cases and deaths grew multiple times over one weekend, worry for our friends and families... and then it just continued to get worse across the world - that's not the kind of "we are not alone" that we want to see we want to see things get better). Honestly, the streams are also a nice diversion and it is nice to see some of the artist guests talk to fans while they can't do so directly on tours etc. Of course my colleagues and I want to stay in business and that will be challenging for just about everybody on our planet at this point, we enjoy what we do and want to keep doing it but also want everybody including our friends, family, IK users, any human beings and creatures of all sorts to pull through this with their health and livelihood intact.
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  37. 14 points
    Nobody can answer questions about the future with certainty - if we could we'd all be rich We can look to the past though and make educated predictions. Cakewalk was shut down and was acquired by BandLab. It's now alive and better than ever, right? When Gibson shut us down the contingency plan was if all else failed and there was no succession, the last version of the software would be permanently unlocked. We even prepared the mechanism to do that in the last month of ownership. Fortunately it never came to that. Its pretty rare to see mature products completely go extinct. Most products that made it this far are still around in some incarnation.
  38. 14 points
    Just downloading but the fact that the bug fix list is so long makes me very happy indeed. I don't need new features. I need what is there to work and to be rock solid. My clients don't need new features they need this thing to be reliable. And it seems this is the direction you are taking. And I love it. Thank you and Bandlab team! I love this Software. If I had a magic wand there are only two things I would like to see: 1) Further improvements to plugin load balancing are always always very welcome. If CbB was to reach Reaper levels of efficiency I would be a very happy man. 2) If we could color markers in the time ruler comparable to Pro Tools my sessions would be even easier to maneuver. So for instance marker section A in red and marker section B in green etc.
  39. 13 points
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    Despite hard times we are facing now, many of us fenced, sometimes far away of their families or friends I will you have great time and Happy Easter! Be safe and healthy, and your families, friends, buddies. Make a lot of music and stay at home to let us all win that little creature as fast as possible!
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  43. 13 points
    It's our pleasure to announce the 2020.01 release, a continuation of our focus to make Cakewalk as stable as possible and easy to use. A big thanks to our community for sharing your valuable time and feedback - you're helping us build an unquestionably superior Cakewalk with each release! Thanks, The Bakers For new feature details, see New Features. Update Feb 13 2020: Build 26.01.0.28 hotfix Fixed several stability issues. Long MIDI project crashes on playback after seeking to high time value. Smart Solo does not unsolo as expected with Instrument Track Per Output. Insert Time/Measures only shifts markers if clip data exists. Instrument Track Per Output does not insert tracks in folder if Create Folder is selected. CWAF Tool does not work with Cakewalk 2020 builds. Mackie Control does not mute per-output Instrument tracks properly. Update Feb 24 2020: Folders with 'VST3' as part of the name ('VST32', etc.) are treated as VST3 folders and fail to scan VST2 plug-ins. Note: If you installed the Build 26.01.0.28 hotfix prior to February 24, 2020, it did not include the updated VST scanner. To get the latest VST scanner, download it from here , then copy the VstScan.exe file to C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\Shared Utilities. Lastly, perform a VST scan in Cakewalk (Edit > Preferences > File - VST Settings). 2020.01 Features & Enhancements Behavior changes The Duplicate Clip command now respects Snap By. Multi-timbral soft synth enhancements Instrument Track Per Audio Output In Cakewalk 2019.11 and earlier, Simple Instrument Tracks are limited to one track per instance of a VSTi, and a single stereo audio out. Cakewalk 2020.01 has a new Instrument Track Per Output option in the Add Track menu and Insert Soft Synth Options dialog box for multi-timbral soft synths that support multiple outputs. It pairs a MIDI track with a separate audio output track (mono or stereo) for each synth output, assigning sequential MIDI channels. This allows you to have multiple Instrument tracks for a single instance of a synth. The Instrument Track Per Output option is similar to the All Synth Audio Outputs: Stereo and All Synth Audio Outputs: Mono options, except Instrument tracks are created instead of Audio tracks. Note: As with Simple Instrument Tracks, you must split the Instrument tracks if you wish to edit MIDI automation. MIDI chase support for MIDI event buses MIDI chase is now supported for VST3 MIDI event buses that support it (e.g. Vienna Symphonic Library). Show/hide Aim Assist text in Time Ruler You can now show/hide the Aim Assist text in the time ruler. To do so, do one of the following: Go to Edit > Aim Assist and select Show Aim Assist Time. Right-click in the time ruler and select Aim Assist > Show Aim Assist Time. Press ALT+X (can be reassigned to any other shortcut in Edit > Preferences > Customization - Keyboard Shortcuts). CPU metrics Diagnosing glitches in audio playback is now easier with the new Engine Load and Late Buffers metrics in the Control Bar's Performance module tooltip. To view these new metrics, hover the mouse over the Performance module. Note: you must have Show Tooltips enabled in Preferences > Customization - Display to see this. The Engine Load value is a percentage of the total time the engine took to process an audio buffer. If it takes 100% or more of the allotted time, the buffer is processed too late and it will result in audio glitches/distortion. The value in parenthesis represents the max engine load since the time the engine started. Engine load is a better metric to help troubleshoot audio glitches during playback since it accounts for other delays in synchronizing and processing audio workloads beyond what the CPU meters report. It's normal for engine load to be higher than the average CPU meter value shown. The Late Buffers count indicates the total number of buffers that took too long to process since the time the engine started. Too many late buffers will result in audible glitches or distortion in playback due to the audio device not receiving buffers in time. Note: It's OK to have a few sporadic late buffers during playback since it will not result in audible glitches. Optimizations Experimental aggressive task scheduling model We continue to work on improving our multi-threaded engine performance and have added a new "aggressive" task scheduling model. The aggressive task scheduler utilizes more efficient task management that can result in better multi-processing and fewer thread context switches. This feature is still experimental so report back if you notice any improvements or problems when using it. The new scheduling model is activated by setting the ThreadSchedulingModel value to 3. This can be done via Edit > Preferences > Audio - Configuration File. Bug fixes WASAPI Exclusive mode fails to open inputs on multi-channel audio devices. Cannot open some audio devices such as Roland Octacapture as 16 bit in WASAPI Exclusive mode. WASAPI Shared mode kills audio in other apps. Edit tool has inconsistent drop arrow in Mercury theme. MIDI Chase should support VST3 event bus. Duplicate Clip command doesn't obey Snap By, only Snap To. Split tool uses fade-in curve for both fade-in & fade-out. CPU meters do not work at buffer sizes lower than 1 msec. Audio engine won't restart when changing latency while Preferences is open. Scan of VST3 folder should only scan .vst3 files. Potential crash on app shutdown. Plug-In Browser search is not functional with FX Chain presets. Latest release notes are here. See prior release notes. Check out all new features released to date.
  44. 13 points
    ..a more efficient and true Staff/Score view/editing...
  45. 13 points
    2019.11 Early Access installer now available! We're pleased to announce the Early Access for 2019.11, which includes many significant improvements and over 75 bug fixes, all in keeping with our goal of making CbB as reliable and enjoyable as possible. We'd love for you to check it out before we drop the official public version, which should be in roughly a week. Please note that Early Access installers are update installers, which only update from a specific version. To install the 2019.11 Early Access build, you must be on the latest public release of 2019.09. Download Cakewalk 2019.11 EA installer If you haven't already done so, please read about the Early Access Program before participating. Thanks again for your participation! The Bakers 2019.11 Highlights Behavior changes The Comp tool now respects the Auto Crossfade state. When working in Take lanes, the Split tool will split across all lanes on the lower half of the clip. The Default MIDI Prepare Buffer size has been reduced to 20 msec. Limitations preventing the MIDI buffer from being set lower have been removed. There should be no need to change the buffer size from the new default value anymore, since the engine automatically raises the internal size when necessary. On first launch, Cakewalk will reset the MIDI buffer size to the new default value of 20 msec (Preferences > MIDI - Playback and Recording > Prepare Using n Millisecond Buffers). Lenses have been renamed to Workspaces. ASIO improvements Automatic Dropout Restart behavior Cakewalk analytics from the 2019.09 release, revealed the most common reason for audio dropouts to be ASIO device state changes. This dropout is most commonly triggered by users changing the latency or sample rate in the ASIO panel. In version 2019.11, the default behavior is to restart the audio engine when certain kinds of benign dropouts are detected. If playback is underway, the dropout is handled and playback resumes automatically from where it left off. This behavior can be changed in Preferences > Audio - Configuration File by setting the new RestartEngineAfterDropout flag. Set to False to revert to the prior behavior to display the dropout toast message. Note: If recording is underway when this happens, you will get a dropout notification as before. ASIO latency updates from driver panel to host are more reliable In prior Cakewalk versions changes to the driver panel were not always reflected in the host until closing and reopening preferences. You should see this work reliably now. ASIO latency can be set from preferences slider for supported audio interfaces For supported audio devices, in the audio preferences, the latency slider may now be used to change the audio buffer size without the need to open the manufacturer’s ASIO panel. For this to work the driver has to support reporting its latency metrics to the host and respond to preferred buffer size requests. If supported, you will see a latency slider with the min/max latency as recommended by the driver. If unsupported, the slider will be disabled. Note: The slider will move in steps as suggested by the driver. One of the advantages of this feature is that you may have access to more granular buffer sizes than the driver panel offers. It is not guaranteed that every latency value supplied by the host will be acknowledged by the driver. Please report your findings with your own audio interfaces. New ini setting StopEngineOnASIOPanelOpen A few ASIO devices require that the host should not use the device while making changes to device settings. Some devices may display an error or gray out the controls in the ASIO panel while others may silently ignore changes. In prior versions of Cakewalk the only solution was to exit the app for such devices. In 2019.11 you can set the variable StopEngineOnPanelOpen in Preferences > Audio - Configuration File (second property in the list). Setting it to True will automatically stop and release the ASIO interface allowing you to change settings in Cakewalk. Change preferences while audio is playing You may now open the preferences dialog and change settings even while a project is playing. If a change is made that requires the engine to restart, you will hear a small interruption in the audio while the changes are committed and playback will continue after the change. This has the following benefits: Inspect or make changes to preferences without needing to stop playback or input monitoring. Make changes to audio latency while playing audio to adjust audio processing load dynamically. Note: This only works with ASIO devices that can handle real time buffer configuration changes. Tool changes Updated Split tool behavior The Split tool now supports single clip splitting across clips in Take lanes. On the lower half of clips, there is a new cursor to indicate when splitting the current clip or all clips on the track. This cursor appears only if there are multiple lanes on the track. The Split tool now also respects the Auto Crossfade state. Comp tool now respects Auto Crossfade state When using the Comp/Isolate tool in Take lanes, the splits on clips will now respect whether Auto Crossfade is enabled or not. (Previous behavior was to always crossfade when using the Isolate tool) Workspaces (Lenses) enhancements Lenses have been renamed to Workspaces. Note: The online help still refers to Lenses until the official release of version 2019.11. The Workspace Manager has a new Description field that allows you to include a text description of each workspace. On fresh installs of Cakewalk, the onboarding wizard lets you select an initial workspace (default is Basic). Note: The Help > Get Started command now launches the onboarding wizard. Please test this feature in the 2019.11 Early Access release. Global keyboard shortcuts persist whether using a factory workspace or 'None'. The Workspace Manager will now prompt to save changes to the current workspace if necessary. In the Workspace Manager, the Save button is only available if the workspace has been changed. You can select a workspace when no project is open. Several factory workspaces have been updated to improve workflow. Switching workspaces to 'None' no longer affects the active theme. Switching Workspaces no longer affects project track and bus sizing. Option to display muted takes in parent track The new Track view View > Display Muted Takes in Parent Track option allows you to display muted takes in the parent track. Display Muted Takes in Parent Track Take lanes expanded Take lanes collapsed Enabled Parent track shows muted takes in gray. Parent track shows muted takes in gray. Muted clips can be edited. Clips muted due to lane mute are dimmed. Disabled Parent track shows muted takes as an empty gradient filled area. The blue Comp clip header encompasses both the muted and unmuted areas. Parent track does not show muted takes. Control surfaces Added Instrument Support for Mackie Control surface. For details click here. Simpler activation Cakewalk requires periodic activation via BandLab Assistant. This process is more streamlined in 2019.11. BandLab Assistant now has a Refresh Activation option. In the rare case when you need to reactivate Cakewalk, log in to BandLab assistant and choose the Refresh Activation option from the Cakewalk drop-down menu in the Apps tab. Cakewalk responds immediately to being activated by BandLab Assistant. If the app is in an inactivated state, launching BandLab Assistant and choosing the “Refresh Activation” option will automatically activate Cakewalk even if the app is running. Misc Click the Sample Rate or Bit Depth fields in the Control Bar Transport module to open audio preferences. The minimum gap between Control Bar modules has been increased when Lock Module Order and Center is enabled. Optimizations Meters and now time display are now more responsive and uses less CPU when multiple projects are open. Rapid scroll and clip drag operations in the UI no longer cause meter and time updates to lag. Various improvements to audio engine for better ASIO compatibility. Optimized audio engine to set ASIO buffer sizes and sample rates more efficiently. Minimized the number of VST3 start/stop state changes during project load. This greatly improves the load time for certain plug-ins such as Vienna Ensemble Pro. Bug fixes Stability/Compatibility VST Scanner was updated to make it more compatible with certain plug-ins that could crash. Crash opening the Lyrics view with no tracks. Crash when using Go To Time keyboard shortcut with no project loaded. Vienna Ensemble Pro hangs on load with some projects. Potential crash when splitting an instrument track that contains automation lanes, then converting to an instrument track again. Some Wave64 bundle files fail to load in Cakewalk. Crash during Play List playback when playing preloaded project. Memory leak and hang when adjusting latency during playback with sidechain plug-ins. Audio Cancelling Preferences dialog disables audio engine after opening ASIO panel. Increasing ASIO buffer size from Panel causes audio to glitch during playback. Latency changes made in ASIO control panel do not auto update latency in audio options. Applying sample rate from preferences does not change ASIO sample rate when project not open. MIDI MIDI Chase chases CCs from muted clips. MIDI Chase chases notes from muted Take lanes. Setting the MIDI "prepare using" to 256 ms or lower causes missed or stuck notes. UI Theme changes unexpectedly when switching lens to 'None'. Setting workspaces to 'None' should restore all features and settings. Control Bar gets out of sync with the current workspace if Cakewalk is terminated or crashes. Closing Open Project window does not reopen Start Screen. Comp preview shows only header for muted clips. Double separators appear in Browser plug-ins menu. Make Instrument Track option should be grayed out in menu when not applicable. Tempo View isn't persisting scrollbar positions. Improve appearance of Insert Soft Synth menu icons. Interval value for Paste Special appears offset. Splash screen is shown on different monitor to main window. Changing Lens and reopening Cakewalk has unexpected results. Selected Strips Widen unexpectedly in Console View. Drag preview with multiple clips when one is positon locked does not behave as expected. Selection Handles Appear Unexpectedly Near Now Time after Deselect All. Tempo View shows incorrectly after mouse wheel scroll. Clips refuse to heal after manually altering crossfades. Heal Command adding crossfades when fades weren't originally there. Lanes Moving Clips in Lanes with Slide Over Editing option causes unexpected results. Comp/Isolation tool always crossfades regardless of Auto Crossfade toggle status. Comp Crop tool does not work with clip groups when lanes are collapsed. Noticeable delay when muting/unmuting MIDI in lanes. Comp split tool should only show if more than one take lane is available. Automation Fade not drawing as expected after changing default curve and using the Isolate tool. Envelopes fail to copy to new project based on drag location. New automation envelope type incorrect after splitting / recombining instrument track. Track view Scrolling or rapid Aim assist movements in the Clips pane make now time updates sluggish. It’s not possible to set the Now Time when clicking on a selection/loop/punch handle in the Time Ruler. Dragging audio files from Browser to start of measure 1 is difficult. Aim Assist shown in wrong place in Clips pane Time Ruler after disabling / enabling. Aim/Snap Assist doesn't update when scrolling left/right in the Clips pane. Unable to select clip from header when position locked. Tools Crop/Heal tool not healing all splits. Split tool should respect auto crossfade, and when in Comp mode should split all lanes. Active zone for lane Split tool cursor is in the middle of bitmap rather than nearer the point. Piano Roll view Deselecting short MIDI notes leaves selection marker artifacts behind in Piano Roll view ruler. Piano Roll not persisting selected controller lane. Piano Roll vertical zoom control tooltip shows Drum Grid. Plug-ins VST Scanner was updated to make it more compatible with certain plug-ins that could crash. VST2 to VST3 migration when opening projects now properly replaces the VST2 with the VST3 plug-in even if the VST2 plug-in is not installed when opening the project file. Unable to scan the Movement VST2 plug-in (and possibly others) by Output. Projects containing migrated VST3 instruments would revert back to VST2 versions after saving and reopening. Play List Project windows don't open when playing next song in a Play List. Play List Preload Next Song During Playback option should be off by default. Double clicking a Play List project to queue it during playback causes UI drawing issues. General fixes Cakewalk does not recognize if activation has been updated while the app is open. Preferences OK/Cancel/Apply/Help buttons only appear in native OS language. Lenses fail to copy after migration. After Ripple Edit All Delete, Time Ruler Retains Selection unexpectedly. Clicking the Time Ruler when using the Scrub tool has unexpected results. Insert Time/Measures not shifting meter changes correctly. Library.db leftover in UAC File Resync from previous installs.
  46. 12 points
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    [CLOSED] 2020.05 Early Access 2 (EA2) installer now available! Please note: EA2 is a release candidate that will be released early next week, pending any last minute critical issues reported by testers. Our sincerest thanks to those of you who have provided feedback on Early Access 1 - your support this week has been fantastic! We've addressed all issues reported by Early Access 1 testers and found opportunities for additional refinements as well. We invite you to try out the latest updates in EA2. Please note that Early Access installers are update installers, which only update from a specific version. To install the 2020.05 EA2 build, you must be on the latest public release of 2020.04 or 2020.05 Early Access 1. Cakewalk 2020.05 EA2 installer Should you need to revert from the 2020.05 EA2 build to the public 2020.04 release, you can download the Cakewalk 2020.05 EA2 to 2020.04 Rollback installer. If you haven't already done so, please read about the Early Access Program before participating. Thanks again for your participation! The Bakers New in Early Access 2 Misc: Major UI improvements to prevent screen flickering when loading projects or switching between open documents Exporting with Thread Scheduling model 3 can fail when plug-in load balancing is enabled Playback glitches with Thread Scheduling model 3 and plug-in load balancing enabled With console open in larger projects UI scrolling can be sluggish Under high system load, UI is unresponsive and playback cannot be stopped Using Clip Gain on some Groove Clips causes unexpected drawing when clipping Null Pointer crash after reordering automation lanes in attached project Committing an arrangement containing clips set to absolute time moves data past the end of the original project Deleting "n" folders only deletes one folder Make Rename Clip available in key bindings Synth and bus automation is not selected after duplicating clips Early Access toast notifications added Dragging ARA clips out of the Clips pane can impact VocAlign clips to lose timing Allow .midi as a supported MIDI File extension for reading Host reports incorrect path for VST2 plug-ins via audioMasterGetDirectory View list of updates in Early Access 1
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    Hi Folks, The final 2020.04 release is out. Please download it from bandlab assistant. It should resolve any language issues observed since it now contains all the latest language updates. Please note that due to a bug in the early access release you may not receive a notification of an update in Cakewalk. It should be visible in BandLab Assistant, however. Thanks to all of you for your great feedback and participation in the early access. It has helped us make this one of our strongest releases.
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    We just posted the 2020.04 early access release. Please post any comments or feedback directly in the linked thread. We're very excited to get this major update of Cakewalk out. We plan on releasing the final build next week which will include a few more tweaks.
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