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  1. The thing here is if this was a bug then there would be general havoc here and a million posts. Example I don't have this issue and I'm sure that most of us are experiencing business as usual. I just updated today and have opened a bunch of songs that all have at least 4 VST instruments. They did make some change to accommodate multi outputs if your using an instrument track... I don't use instrument tracks so possibly this might be the difference. Is everybody that is having this issue using instrument tracks?
  2. And make sure you have selected ASIO mode in Preferences
  3. What you are saying points to Windows is able to use the device possibly using generic drivers. Then you install the ASIO driver and Windows seems to not like this? With drivers installed what do you see when you hover the mouse over speaker icon in the lower right task bar of Windows? You should see a pop out window with something like " Line 1/2 Scarlett or Focusrite USB 100 % " If you left click the speaker icon and expand the dialog it will list the audio devices available. Choose the Scarlett. If it does not show then try reinstalling drivers and make sure you use a USB 2 port, I don't think 1st gen Focusrite supported USB 3.
  4. Yes my line out from my Blackstar is unusable for the same reason. That's why I use a mike. A solution to using a mike when you don't want leakage or disturb the household is to make a little isolation room for the amp. This can be a closet or even a insulated box. As a addition to this problem when I tried the USB output of the amp using WDM mode it had the same hum. Guitar amps are noisy buggers at best. You just need to play loud and drown it out!
  5. The point worth mentioning is that you cannot use 2 ASIO audio interfaces at the same time. If you have an interface that uses ASIO then that's the device your going to be using with Cakewalk. The Marshall is using what are called audio codex generic drivers. They will work fine buy themselves if your not using your audio interface. This is a common fault with Amps that have USB ports. They are next to pointless in a system that already has a interface. Best to use the audio output run to your interface or better yet, a mike.
  6. It's called slip editing. And it works as planned but if you have a automation lane happening it won't work. It's best to trim those tracks before you add automation. What you can do is use the "split" function and then delete the unwanted material. Right click the track to open the menu
  7. Good lord I guess you did't read my post,, Its very simple to highlight the notes,, use the smart tool to drag up or down and the velocity will be changed without making them all the same,, the lowest value will still be the lowest value. What do people have against using the mouse to speed things up? No need for menues or plug ins my goodness that's a lot of work to do the same thing I can do with one combination mouse move..
  8. I see I replied with the same answer in the thread scook posted. But easiest way I know of is highlight the notes and drag the velocity up or down using the smart tool placed in the velocity editing section of one of the notes. Just a couple of mouse moves and the smart tool is all it takes.
  9. I myself have never had issue with the authorization of Air software. Yes you have to install the ilok app but once you authorize you can then forget it exists. I think it asked for an update 2x in the 5 years I've had it. I also like that I can use the ilok to authorize different computers without much hassle. It's almost just as easy as using a USB dongle without wasting a port. This is not so with others like XLN on line installer. I tried to run the demo version of Addictive drums and Keys on a machine that once was fully authorized and the activation app won't let me past the "you already have this on 2 machines" warning. Tried wiping everything to do with XLN from the machine and it comes back so must be buried in the registry.
  10. My solution would be to google " whats the best video scoring software" and see what the status quo use. I doubt if Cakewalk will be mentioned. Cakewalk is a midi/audio sequencer. The video playback track is sort of a quickly done afterthought like many things they did in the past and is not professional quality. The software is now free and I can't see them spending development time on the video track,, just like the notation issue. I use Vegas for movies but that's just using a mastered audio track. I can see scoring would be the other way around with a mastered video and a full powerful featured DAW underneath.
  11. The OPEN automatically with TTS-1 is actually not that well documented. I couldn't figure out why it only worked sometimes until thanks to the forum & scook who pointed out the secret was having nothing checked in midi devices outputs. I only use TTS-1 for preview purposes. I certainly haven't used it in a song or backing track for a long while. I open the project and if I decide to use it I simply populate the project using my Track templates for each part and then point the appropriate tracks to those. The sonic difference is huge right away. I've done this as an experiment using only Cakewalk supplied instruments like Dim Pro and the SI stuff. Pretty much Dim Pro can replace most of the weird stuff in TTS-1 but because it's not GM it's a lot of work finding sounds. But once you have them you make a track template and name it Horn Section or Flute etc. I also use a very inexpensive synth called Air Xpand. It's always on sale for under $20 and it has a huge library of very usable sounds. https://www.jrrshop.com/air-music-tech-xpand-2 It might go on sale Boxing day for $9.00. One of the big differences is the built in effects are always much better on anything other than the TTS-1. I hope it keeps working forever as for me it's an important tool and huge time saver for previewing songs.
  12. One way to test TTS-1 is to OPEN an midi file. First you need to set Cakewalk to automatically open midi files with the TTS1-. Go to Preferences/ Midi/ Devices and un check any output boxes. Now find any midi file and tell it to open with Cakewalk. I set this up in Windows. Cakewalk should open the midi file and TTS-1 and all the tracks ready to go. This will rule out any project specific issues. I have always opened midi files this way without issue. And as said the developers were Roland and the synth has nothing to do with the Bandlab team. It's an old piece of software and basically unsupported. Just open it with the synth rack if that works. It is a hard one to replace for it's ease of use with GM files.
  13. I'm following this as well. I also need to be able to jump to any song at anytime.
  14. I'll have to try the "new" playlist, I wasn't aware they had updated that feature, it seems very few people use it so that's cool they took the time to give it some attention. I would like to have the option of basic 4 track mixing as well as midi control of some lights and effects. In 1984 my Atari controlled all this no problem.
  15. I totally agree with having trustworthy bulletproof software for live performance. Your fear of changing to something untested by you personally is not unfounded. As it is there would be no real difference as far as the playlist goes between the 2 versions. Home Studio is all you really need in that regard so Artist is a cut above. Why not install and use CbB and use it for creating your tracks but stay with Artist for performance? I have stayed with a version of Win Amp that must be 20 years old for this reason.. I've yet to find a replacement. Most media players are all about looking stuff up on line so you can have song info etc. Win amp is the only player I have found that can stop when a song is finished,, manual playlist advance, nothing else has it. I toyed with the Sonar playlist idea but my gripe was it was slow between songs. I sometime like to start the next song immediately while the last chord is still ringing.
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