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Frank DeFede

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  1. I have a Mackie Control surface that is no longer working Cakewalk. I am familiar with how it sets up etc. I've always gotten it to work in the past. I think I know how to set it up as I have done so many times in the past. Is it possible the new versions of cakewalk have a problem with the Mackie control surface setup? I doubt it but, this is an old unit maybe like 12 years old. Maybe not supported anymore? I use the Presonus Firestudio external sound card midi in and out to go to the Mackie Control. Both of these units are old, but they always worked before. Maybe I just forgot how to set it up? Here is my setup: Mackie Control midi output to the Presonus Firestudio midi in, and then the Firestudio midi out back to the Mackie control surface midi in. When I go into the prefaces it is showing the Mackie Control XT-1, in port Tube Midi, out port Tube midi. But, wen I put up control surface it just says CONNECTING. Any suggestion please are much appreciated. UPDATE: I was able to get it to connect, but now instead of seeing the 1st track it is starting with the 17th track. The 1st two banks of tracks 1 through 16 are not available. I must still have something wrong. However, I can switch banks and see all tracks from 17 on up. Any suggestions on this is also appreciated. Thank You!
  2. Thanks so much for the information. I guess I can upgrade again. I really liked the feature of multi track in one window. I don't see a path to upgrade from Studio 5. The upgrade option is from Studios 4 for $150. Do you know what it cost to upgrade to Studio 5 from Editor 5?
  3. I upgraded to Melodyne 5 Editor. While I was in the trial version I was able to click on several tracks and they would all appear at the same time. Which was most useful as I could see a lead vocal, the 3rd harmony track, and the 5th harmony track all at the same time in the same window. It was also useful if I had a vocal double as I could make the notes come together to the same exact pitch. After I upgraded and ended the trail person, I can't find a way to bring up multiple tracks in the same window. I don't know if I'm not doing something wrong now or if this feature of seeing multiple tracks was only available in Studio. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks
  4. My console view is set to come up on the 2nd monitor. That's how I work within the file. But, as soon as I close the file, and go back into it, the console comes up docked at the bottom of the screen. I have to undock it and move it to the 2nd monitor every time. It's not a big deal, but I am sick of doing it. It never used to do this before. It always used to open exactly the way I left it. I know it's something simple, and I've been hoping to stumble upon it, and I've looked for it, but can't find how to fix it. Any help is much appreciated. Thank You!
  5. Awesome, I have been waiting like 4 days now for them to get back in touch with me to let me know that if it includes Oxone 9 Advanced. I am ready to make the purchase, but was hoping I can still get the extra 5% discount that popped up the first day I got into the page. I had saved it in my cart, but when I got back in the extra 5% was gone. It's only like $13.00 as I had added the $49 package they were offering too. I have until the 9th to get the $199, and if they ever get in touch with me maybe they'll give me that extra 5%. I wonder if there are any coupon sites out there where I can save? Thank you for your input. I am glad to know that it does include all 4 programs. Frank
  6. thanks Jim, I am looking at their Loyalty Bundle The page seems to be saying $699 for only $199, and I believe it includes Ozone 9 Advanced, but at the bottom of the page the price show $349. Just wondering if anyone knows if the $199 bundle actually includes Ozone 9 Advanced. If so, it a great deal as it is on sale by it self today for $249. https://www.izotope.com/en/products/tonal-balance-bundle/what-s-included.html Any help much appreciated.
  7. Ozone 9 is on sale for at 1/2 price for $249 this weekend. I am wondering if it would be worth it to purchase. Any feedback is much apreciated. Thanks
  8. I thought I had 22 songs recorded, mixed, and ready to release, but I am concerned about the output level. For some reason, I have gotten into the habit of pushing the level as high as possible without clipping using a Brick Wall compressor. The mixes sound good, but I brought in reference tracks of other commercial mixes like Bill Joel, Maroon 5, country artist, etc. and they all seem to be much lower than my mixes. I think I may be pushing it too hard. What is the general acceptable level on the meters? Most of my mixes are all the way to the top, but without clipping. Any suggestions are most welcome. I hate to do it, but I think I may have to remix everything again. Thanks
  9. Thanks for the input. I have Melodyne, but didn't have xln audio. I was able to install it thanks to your instructions. Not sure if I have all of the other goodies.
  10. i can't Addictive Drums in the insert Soft Synth. Only things shows up is Session Drummer. Thanks
  11. What's the best tutorial to set up Cakewalk TTS.
  12. I recorded a piano track using my Yamaha keyboard with midi. I now want to add other sounds like strings, bass, etc. When I change the sound from the piano to something else it changes the midi track that I've already recorded from piano to the new sounds. I've tried different midi channels, but nothing seems to be working. Thanks
  13. I recently had to completely redo my computer reinstalling Windows 10 Pro. Almost everything is back up and running. Now ready to lay down my keyboard parts, but when I plug in the USB as I used it does not come up in Cakewalk under midi devices. In the task bar on the bottom right it show midi activity. I had set this up a long time ago, and I guess I forget how to do it. I am going to Edit, Prefaces, Midi, Devices, but it does not show up. Any help much appreciated.
  14. I had to redo windows on my workstation. After I have reinstalled Cakewalk via, Band lab assistant it appears I am missing a lot of effects and modules. I was able to install Command Center, but just not sure if those are still valid programs to install since it goes back before band lab. Should I install all of the things that came with Sonar Platinum like the Classic Creative FX Suite, Engineering FX Suite, Studio Instruments Suite, Artist Instrument Collection, Platinum Instrument Collection, and so on. I'd like to get Bandlab back to where it was before I had to reinstall Windows. As an example, I am missing things like SessionDrummer (Synth Rack) BT BrickWall BW2S-3 (Bus: 'Master') BT BrickWall BW2S-3 (Bus: 'Vocals') BT BrickWall BW2S-3 (Bus: 'Drums') I tried to install the Classic Creative FX Suite, and got a message Cannot locate the required version of the program on this system. Install the correct version of the program to use this pack. I assume that means I must install Platinum now. Just not sure if that will screw up Bandlab some way. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you!
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