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  1. https://www.resplendence.com/latencymon Run that to see if your system is the cause of trouble. Generally any modern PC can handle normal very busy projects. I run 16 tracks of audio loaded with effects, and 5 VST instruments on a 2008 Sony laptop with 4 GB ram. But it does have a SSD drive that is only 1/2 full. Make sure you have room on your HD.
  2. This is why it’s a good idea to go look in the register as scook has pointed out. He had pointed this out to me a few months ago and sure enough I had the real tech ASIO driver there so I deleted it. Therefore no issues. If you have any Steinberg software you need to go there and make sure you don’t have that driver as well. Not sure if it is installed with their interfaces. It’s call Steinberg generic ASIO driver
  3. Nope only thing it keeps track of is the recent projects What I do is use the search function to scan all my files. Often the missing song ended up in a weird folder because I was drunk or something similar
  4. I switch between my Focusrite ASIO interface and my Real tech on board audio all the time. Never have issues what so ever. I think there just might be a dozen or more different versions if not more which is why the different experiences. The ticket is to not use ASIO when using the Realtech driver. WASAPI mode gives me performance that is more or less identical to the performance I get with Focusrite ASIO drivers. I just don't do any recording in that mode. But playback and editing work perfectly fine.
  5. It's a 32 bit plug in which if ever there are issues with Cakewalk are the first things I'd be looking at. Cakewalk is 100% 64 bit because software moves forward. Cakewalk staff no longer are expected to bother troubleshooting 32 bit plug in issues. If it was a 64 bit plug in they would be all over it. The best solution is to purchase the inexpensive upgrade which is 64 bit.
  6. I'm not sure what you did because you claim to have opened a Bun file and then saved it as a Wrk??? file. Wrk files are like from 30 years ago. CWP ( normal) files. have been the standard for a long time now. I have stuff that is 15 + years old and has been all over the place as a CWP and it always opens. Bun files are OK but not what you use for day to day saving of your projects.
  7. It seems what you are doing is using a combination of VST instruments ( SI drums) and a outboard midi hardware device ( Roland ) The timing issue might be something in the midi routing to the keyboard. There are a lot of things that might cause this, but without more details I would only be speculating. My recommendation would be to actually forget using the Roland as a sound device for now until you get a handle on using midi and VST instruments. Using a outboard devices is a bit more advanced in a way. There are as you discovered very good sounds to be found just in the free stuff that comes with Cakewalk. ANd there are 100's of great free or almost free VST instruments available. Sound fonts are very old school and not widely used anymore. It is the Sample based instruments like SI drums and Bass that are popular. Life is very easy when you use VST instruments and effects with Cakewalk. We have lots of tutorials on the subject in the Tutorial sub forum. I have made a whole series you can watch here. https://sites.google.com/view/cactus-studios/cakewalk-videos. I walk you through downloading a midi file , using TTS'1 and then replacing those sounds with something better. Nothing wrong with outboard gear, but most of us only will us those if the generate a one of a kind sound that was important for a song. Most of the sounds in a Roland keyboard have been easily outdone by VST's. The TTS-1 is based on Roland GM sounds.
  8. I sounds like you already have X2 installed. So when you install CbB it should ask you if you want to use the settings from a prior version. I don't understand when you say it messed with your X2 settings. There are both totally separate programs and that shouldn't happen. Scook has covered the questions about included VST's. Be aware that Melodyne is just a 1 month free trial to use as a regional effect but it will still work for drag and drop audio to midi and tempo extraction. The bug fixes alone since X2 is a huge reason to update. Plus a lot of new features. The actual user interface has not really changed much other than we now use Workspaces to save our set ups. As far as audio interfaces go there are a lot of them and no point recommending unless we know what you need. Here's my list of things to look for when comparing interfaces. Shopping for an Audio Interface? There is a lot of choices. Make a list of your requirements first.. What kind of connectivity do you require? and how many of each. This is the most important determining factor. Most of us only need a few in/outs. It’s nice to not have to unplug and plug stuff in. It’s false economy to short change yourself on this feature. You end up having to purchase a mixer as example. These are some of the options: XLR, 1/4", Combi jacks, RCA, ¼” line level, ¼” Instrument level ,MIDI, SPDIF, ADAT,MADI How many ins and outs do you think you'll need now and in the future? Are they accessible? Front or rear panel? Are all ¼” jacks Balanced? Some have RCA jacks in Parallel with main outputs. Is there a true stereo input pair? Some don’t have a matched set of inputs which sucks for recording stereo devices like outboard synths and drum machines. Are there peak level meters or just a little LED for each input? Do all inputs have a peak indicator? Are there channel Insert jacks? Are there separate controls for Monitor level and headphone level? Is there a blend control for mixing Input Source with Computer ( DAW) ? A lot of cheaper interfaces are missing this important feature and only have a on/off toggle. How many Headphone jacks? A level for each? This is also important if you work with other musicians. Are the input pads or line / Instrument toggle switches on the front, back or software controlled? Is it a metal box or cheap plastic? Is it light and portable or large and bulky, Rack mountable? Does it have an on / off switch? Does it use Buss power or a power supply? Buss power can have issues with noise and Phantom power and some need a dedicated USB 3 buss. Look for at least an optional power supply. Does it have DSP effects built in? Does it use a GUI mixer? Having a software (GUI) mixer adds more options. Can it be used as stand alone? Some interfaces are also handy as a small mixer. Does it have a Loop back function. This is a newer feature that is real important if you do live steaming or screen captures. If wish to record any playback from outside your DAW. Like using a stand alone VST. What are the Round Trip Latency (RTL) specs? Do you really need low RTL for real time processing? Low RTL is going to be at a higher price point. A $ 100- $600 interface will have hidden buffers etc. Zero Latency monitoring is not the same as RTL. All interfaces have some latency. Zero latency is just marketing hype for monitoring directly from the interface. And most important of all, Does it have top notch ASIO drivers for your OS. What is the word on support from the company? Visit the web site and try creating an Account before you purchase. Pretend you just bought the device and visit their web site. See if the drivers and manuals are easy to get at and kept up to date. Does it come with free software, Example Focusrite interfaces seem to come with a lot of good stuff. This has added value to the purchase price. Everyone will recommend the interface they have chosen, that doesn't mean it is the right one for you. Make your list starting with the input /output specs. Example you determine you need a 4x4 interface. That just narrowed down the search by a lot! You might find only 10 models. Now compare those to get the most features needed. Use a site like Sweetwater to check pricing. But shop around and if possible buy from a local store where you can return it if it doesn't work out.
  9. Absolutely. Sorry if it seemed I was negative about your video was not intended as you can see from my last paragraph. When i got my Motu M4 and saw it had loop back I figured it was something that I would never use. But now I see why this feature has become popular. Lots of folks doing live streaming and stuff. My old pos sound blaster had that What you hear option. Any how, keep making those videos you do a great job.
  10. If you want a bullet proof solution try the https://stealthswitch3.com/ I use this for both my live rig and Cakewalk. Super easy to assign 5 foot pedals to what ever your heart desires. You're using your feet which allows you to keep your hands on your guitar. It uses standard sustain type keyboard pedals If thats to pricey for you I also use one of those cheap Chinese pedals you get on Amazon for around $20 to $40 bucks. https://www.amazon.ca/iKKEGOL-Triple-Keyboard-Control-Hospital/dp/B0753CSGTK The software is not as solid as the Stealth. Also this is a good quality- https://www.quietpc.com/usb-footswitch
  11. I can't believe your still using it. Just find something that works, there must be 6,000,000 kick drum samples kicking around.
  12. A related issue with this is I find that the first synth in the rack will be automatically associated with a new midi track. This is a not a problem if you are inserting a new synth as you can add the associated midi track then by checking the bo. But if you add a new midi track you want to use with an existing synth then you have to remember to change it's output. Being able to drag the synth to the top of the rack first would defiantly be one solution to that issue.
  13. Not sure if this will work, I used to have times that after a lot of midi edits the program would become slow to respond, but if I saved the project it would perk up again. Sort of like you can only stuff so much into the undo function or? Just thinking that I haven't had this happen for a long time now.
  14. If you have an audio interface with a loopback feature, you simply add the Loopback to as your Desktop audio input in OBS - This brings your DAW or any app that is playing sound into OBS. The beauty of this feature is you don't need to mess with your ASIO driver set up. I found it a huge PITA to change to WASAPI shared just to make a video. I'd often forget I'd done this which causes problems when just using Cakewalk. Now I never have to change drivers or devices or anything. And I can fire up OBS in 2 seconds and start recording. For Narration I add my Interfaces Input 1/2 as a the Mike channel input. For the DAW playback you add the Loopback as the desktop audio input to OBS. It gives me 2 audio inputs and 2 level controls so I can mix the balance between DAW playback and narration in real time as I record like I see you did in the video. I'm not sure, but I think that FL studio ASIO driver is sort of like the Steinberg or asio4all drivers which can take over your proper drivers functions. If you use it, and then switch back to ASIO, make sure to double check in Sync and cashing that your interface is the device for sync. I highly recommend getting your hands on a interface with a loopback if you want to do hassle free live streaming or just screen capture and not have to change driver modes to do so. Otherwise this seems like a good solution for those who don't have a loopback option.
  15. This is not a cakewalk issue it is a audio interface issue
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