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  1. 9 hours ago, scook said:

    The best way is the one that works for you.

    Here is a post I made earlier about plug-in install paths

     

    I prefer to force VST2 plug-ins into C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\VSTPlugins in folders by manufacturer. I do the same with VST3 except using  C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3 as the root. This was more important years ago when reliable sorting options in the DAW were limited. I still like to keep plug-ins in manufacturer folders because it is easier for me to see what is happening in Windows Explorer.

    That said, there are a limited number of places manufacturers use to install their plug-ins. There is nothing wrong with using the defaults. Pay attention to where the installers say they are going to put things.

     

     

    Thank you. Your posts always help a lot. 

    Thank you for taking the time,
    yeto


  2. 22 hours ago, Promidi said:

    Here is the strategy I use

    One folder for VST3 plugins. Another folder for VST2 plugins.  Stay way clear of 32bit plugins - they are more trouble then they are wortth.

    VST2 > "D:\Data files\vstplugins"
    VST3 > "C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3" < best not to change this.

    When ever I install a new plugin, do a custom install and make sure the VST2s install to "D:\Data files\vst plugins".  Deselect 32bit versions if asked.

    When install is complete, open up CbB PIM and do a scan.  Place new plugin into the relevant plugin layout.

    Test in an audio track if a effect plugin , or test synth if softsynth plugin.

    Thank you. This will help me devise a system that will be best for me.

    yeto


  3. 1 hour ago, scook said:

    The setting is intended to sound like a Wurlitzer electric piano.
     

     

    I downloaded a VST Organ instrument and it is holding the notes.

    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink and you can have a piano but you can't make it behave like an organ. I just needed an organ instead of a piano.

    Lesson learned,
    yeto

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  4. 5 hours ago, scook said:

    The samples do not play all that long. You could try adding a compressor, automate the plug-in master volume, use volume automation on instrument or audio track or a combination of all three to create a more constant volume over time.

    Could this be the problem? Even though I have the Wurly sound sample selected that does not turn the piano into an organ. Is my mistake that I am trying to make a piano sound like an organ?


  5. 4 hours ago, Sidney Earl Goodroe said:

    Mono instruments are ones that can only play one note at a time. Example, a sax, a flute, a trumpet, a singer, a trombone, a French horn.

    Any track that has single notes as opposed to chords.

    For instance, if you recorded background vox of three singers singing in harmony in to one mic to one track, you couldn't use the Izotope doubler because it doesn't understand the difference of the cluster of notes. BUT, if the singers recorded their harmony parts on separate tracks and the mics were fairly well isolated or the vox were recorded one part at a time, the Izotope will work like a charm because it can only understand one note at a time.

    Hope that helped!

    Yes, that does help. I now understand.

    Thank you,
    yeto


  6. 2 hours ago, marled said:

    There is 'Acon Digital Multiply' and 'Duet' of Martin Eastwood (32-bit only), both free. But I think you can also use any vocal doubler like iZotope's Vocal Doubler (free). The 3rd possibility is to create 2 tracks with your guitar clip and change it in any way (different pan/delay/eq/compression/...).

    Thank you. 

    I tried all three and I like Acon Digital Multiply for guitar. 

    Again, thank you for taking time to post. This really helps.

    yeto

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  7. 13 hours ago, Tezza said:

    This is why I do not use Sonivox products, I was interested in many of their offerings sound wise but 28 step installation and ilok software is not something I have any interest in.  It is an odd situation, requiring ilok to buy a $10.00 product. Instead of reducing their prices, they would get more mileage changing the authorization procedure.

    I tried the 14-day Bright Electric Guitar trial and I didn't like it. I will say though that the registration process was not that big of a deal. I bit the bullet and purchased Ample Sound Les Paul. I think that is about as good as I am going to get for what I am looking for without going through the process of connecting my Les Paul and Carvin tube amp.

    This is my current setup to produce my music.

    Drums - the drums included with Cakewalk
    Piano - the keyboards included with Cakewalk (Rhodes preset)
    Bass - the bass included with Cakewalk (Slightly Hollow preset - sounds like a Rickenbacker bass which is the bass sound I want)
    Acoustic Guitar - Ample Sound > Ample Guitar M II Lite
    Electric Guitar - Ample Sound > Les Paul   

     

     


  8. 42 minutes ago, HIBI said:

    The guitar sound depends on Guitar effects (Effect Pedal emulators), Amp simulator and Cabinet simulator etc. as guitar players actually do. and I think it requires certain level skills for setting those simulators to get the sound what you want.

    I used amp and cabinet sims and I just couldn't get a sound I was happy with. I am sure it can be done but I am just not smart/experienced enough at this point to make it happen. I envy those of you who can.


  9. 11 hours ago, Freyja Grimaude-Valens said:

    I recommend Unreal Instruments to get the clean DI, and then running them through either TH3, or perusing one of the Audio Assault amp sims currently on sale. They work very well and are light on resources.

    Here is a WIP of something I am working on using the Metal GTX for the melody guitar, Shreddage 3 Stratus 3 for the Rhythm section, Abyss for the Bass, and GGD Invasion for the Drums. I also used AGML II Lite for the Acoustic Guitars. As for FX, I used Amplitube 4, Grind Machine II, Head Crusher and RM-2.

    https://metapop.com/valerie-grimaude-valens/tracks/compassion-is-the-way-2019-master/98332

    I tried all of the below and I just couldn't get the sound I was looking for.

    Unreal Instruments Standard Guitar
    Unreal Instruments Metal-GTX
    Karoryger Shinyguitar
    Flame Studios Gibson Les Paul Electric Guitar Both Pickups and Amp
    Flame Studios Gibson Les Paul Electric Guitar Bridge Pickup Direct In
    Flame Studios Gibson Les Paul Electric Guitar Neck Pickup Direct In
    Flame Studios Fender Telecaster Electric Guitar Neck Pickup Direct In

    yeto


  10. 11 hours ago, Freyja Grimaude-Valens said:

    It's bad though. You're better off using SForzando and the Unreal Instruments free libraries, and yeah sure, it may not be a wall of sound massive right out of the box, but I'd argue that a Clean DI is much better so you can use your own FX Chains with it. If you need an amp, Audio Assault has a Black Friday deal still going on right now.

    I tried all of the below and I just couldn't get the sound I was looking for.

    Unreal Instruments Standard Guitar
    Unreal Instruments Metal-GTX
    Karoryger Shinyguitar
    Flame Studios Gibson Les Paul Electric Guitar Both Pickups and Amp
    Flame Studios Gibson Les Paul Electric Guitar Bridge Pickup Direct In
    Flame Studios Gibson Les Paul Electric Guitar Neck Pickup Direct In
    Flame Studios Fender Telecaster Electric Guitar Neck Pickup Direct In

    yeto


  11. 3 hours ago, msmcleod said:

     

    Take a look at the Bright Electric Guitar by SONiVOX: 

    https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/1-Instruments/64-Virtual-Instrument/2010-Bright-Electric-Guitar

    It's not the best sounding guitar by any means, but it's much better sounding than TTS-1 and for £4 you can't really go wrong.

    Their other instruments (Classic Bass, Taylor Acoustic and Orchestral Companion series) are also worth a look and are at the same price at the moment.

    I looked at some of those but what is up with that extra registration software (iLok I think it is called) that you have to download? That extra software makes me nervous.

    yeto


  12. 1 hour ago, RedExodus said:

    I really wanna dive into this again with all your suggestions but I'm fighting the urge to procrastinate due to the difficulties of getting used to the program lmao. I did not come into this thinking it would be so difficult to assemble all the pieces and figure out what button does what.

    At the top of the "Cakewalk by BandLab" forum is a "Reference Guide PDF now available" sticky thread. Open that thread and there is a link to download the Reference Guide PDF. Read through that PDF a few times and you will be well on your way.

    Also, this is one of the nicest forums on the internet. If you have questions someone here is always willing to help and they don't flame you if you ask "amateurish"  questions.

    Good luck,
    yeto   

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