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  1. I just wanted to let you know (a little late) that I finally had a chance to tackle this issue and the technique worked. After trial and error I found that adding a delay of 100 (milliseconds, perhaps?) to each track using the digital piano got it to sync very closely with the organ. Thanks again for the advice!
  2. Hello Scook, Thank you for pointing this out. I will try the technique and let you know how it worked. I do not have access to the instruments all the time. They're typically available only on weekends at church but as a musician I can work with the equipment during the week sometimes. Randy
  3. Is there a way to delay the MIDI signals on a track or series of tracks by a small amount? I use two MIDI instruments simultaneously. One (a digital piano) responds to MIDI signals very quickly while the other (a MIDI organ) responds slightly more slowly. In combination they are just a tad disjointed. I tried using a delay/echo effect on one track on the digital piano to experiment but both the original MIDI played and a secondary MIDI played of the same thing at the delay increment. I guess that what it's supposed to do. Is there some method of syncing two MIDI devices that respond to signals differently?
  4. Thnaks. I found it under "C:\Users\Randy Schmidt\AppData\Roaming\Cakewalk\Cakewalk Core".
  5. I followed MSMcLeod's tutorial above and entered everything in Define Instruments. (THANK YOU!) When I go back and verify that it's there, everything is in place in Cakewalk. But when I look for the master.ins to see what it looks like there, I can't even find the latest version of the file. I "saved for next session" so I'd expect to see a currently dated file. Where does Cakewalk store this file?
  6. SJOENS, That is very helpful. Thank you. I have most of an ins file constructed (from scratch) but I am totally confused by the "Instrument Definitions" section of the ins file. The Allen MDS-50 organ does not have banks or patches. It has 10 general presets ("pistons") that set up many different individual stops on the different divisions on the instrument (Swell, Great, Pedal, Choir, G1/G2 Pistons and Generals). It also has a large number of individual stops that are turned on or off. To use MIDI effectively on the organ, I need to send multiple NRPN messages. First, I need to turn off all the stops because as soon as Cakewalk begins a sequence it sends the piston number that corresponds to the "instrument". If the first "instrument" is "1" the organ automatically sets up all the stops associated with that preset. That is typically not what I want to use. So I have to send NRPNs to turn everything off. Then I need to send NRPNs to turn on just those stops I want. (Technically I could just start by turning off the stops I DON'T want but somehow that seems less straightforward than resetting to none and turning on what's needed.) INS files from instrument manufacturers have patches listed in the Instrument Definitions section. I don't know what those would be with the Allen organ. Also, I don't know what the correct bank select method would be. Since the organ responds to NRPNs, not controller 00 or 32 or patch numbers, it's not clear which bank select method I should indicate. Does it even matter if NRPN numbers are required anyway? I hope someone can explain this in a way that gives me a good understanding of what I need to do! UCG Musician
  7. I use an old MIDI instrument (an Allen MDS-50 organ built in 1990 ) with Cakewalk and am constantly frustrated with the process. The organ's stops are all turned on and off through NRPNs and there are a rather large number of them. I built a table of all the NRPNs and would like to create an ins file so I don't have to constantly look up which stop I'm turning on or off. I know there is a way to assign "meanings" or names to NRPNs but I don't know how to create an ins file at all, let alone one that utilizes NRPNs. For every instrument I've used with Cakewalk I have always gotten ins files from the manufacturer or from some good person who created his own. Unfortunately, no such ins file appears to exist for an Allen MDS-50 organ. I've checked many, many resources for a decade and only recently did an Allen engineer put together a definitive NRPN list, which I then used to develop the attached pdf table. I also have this list in Excel, text and als files. Allen provided it as an als file, which apparently stands for Ableton Live Set. I opened it as a text file and also imported it into Excel for further manipulation. I created the attached pdf file from Excel. Does someone on the forum have experience creating ins files? Has anyone done so with many NRPNs? For example, how would NRPN 35 be labeled as Viola Celeste 8'? I would greatly appreciate help with this. UCG Musician Allen MDS-50 Stops & MIDI Data 2021-10-04.pdf
  8. I'll try these options. Thank you for the help!
  9. UCG Musician

    Default Track Height

    I want to set all my MIDI tracks to a default track height. I assumed (apparently incorrectly) that by picking one at the desired height and setting it as the default height would apply to all tracks. It doesn't happen and I can't find anything in the documentation that explains how to do it, or if that is even the purpose of "default track height". There's probably a very simple trick that I haven't found yet. It's something I would use on every project.
  10. I have a project with a tempo track that I like and another project with the same piece of music but with other instruments and in a different key. It was imported from a file that I created in Finale and saved as a MIDI file. It has horrendous tempo changes that I need to replace with the tempos from the good project. I do not see anything in the documentation about how to replace one tempo track with another one or how to export or save just a tempo track. Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks, UCG Musician
  11. For some reason, Bandlab replaced the very user-friendly tempo view with a new method called the tempo track. I am having a lot of trouble with it and don't really like it. Is there a way to reclaim the classic tempo view or am I stuck with the tempo track from now on?
  12. UCG Musician

    Error Message

    I'm trying that. We'll see what happens. Thanks for the response.
  13. UCG Musician

    Error Message

    I keep getting the following error message: NVIDIA High Definition Audio The above audio/MIDI device was disconnected from your system. Would you like Cakewalk to reroute these outputs to an available device? Click "No" to keep current settings. I do not know how to resolve this issue. I never use the NVIDIA High Definition Audio. I use a FocusRite Scarlett 18i20audio interface and a Cakewalk UM-3G MIDI interface. Can someone advise what settings are incorrect in my setup that would cause this error message to pop up quite frequently?
  14. Thank you very much. I got through it (this morning)! Your tutorial shows me something that I thought was more complicated and would take a lot of time. I don't have to set up INS files very often and have almost always gotten them from a manufacturer or user forum.
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