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  1. Hey Harddrive. I used Cakewalk for live performance with DMXIS for many years. The best way to use DMXIS is as a standalone application running alongside Cakewalk rather than as a vst insert, and then trigger your scene changes via midi notes from Cakewalk using virtual software midi cable such as loopbe (which is free for a single 'cable' version). That way DMXIS only needs to load once, and all of your scenes stay in ram rather than having to load with every song. It also solves the problem of blackouts between songs should it arise. The programming process is the same. Just store your scenes. The only difference is how they are triggered. It is rock solid. With regards to your other issues, I had a similar problem with songs showing as 'dirty' with the asterix appearing upon loading into a setlist. It turned out to be a particular plugin causing it. Regardless, I believe there is an option in Cakewalk now to tell it to ignore any 'changes' if the song is loaded via a playlist. This should solve your problem. Your audio outputs are indeed stored with your Cakewalk song when it is saved as a .cwp. They should be correct as long as your hardware does not change. Unfortunately some drivers/interfaces will show up as different outputs when an external interface is unplugged and then reconnected. Have you tried ASIO drivers with your setup to see if they are more consistent? Another thing you can do is to save all of your songs with the outputs assigned and your interface connected, then backup your configuration files. That way if you have any issues in the future you can quickly restore them. The files are AUD.ini, ctlrsurface.dat, INSTRMAP.INI, Master.ins and TTSEQ.INI. Not all of these apply to your audio i/o, but they are small files and backing up all of them saves your entire daw configuration. Last time I used Cakewalk (win 10) they were located at C:\Users\"user name"\Appdata\Roaming\Cakewalk\(your version). Hopefully they still are
  2. Hey @Ron Harrell . When you select Lyrics view as Chuck described above, it will by default open in the multidock. Be aware that lyric view is track selection dependent. You need to make sure you have the track selected that contains the notes that will trigger the lyrics as the song plays - a single midi note for each word. Heres the process I use: 1. Write your song lyrics in a text file 2. Create an empty midi track. This will be used to trigger your lyrics. It does not matter what instrument it is assigned to (if any) as it will be muted. It does not matter what notes you play. Just the timing is used to scroll through the lyrics. 3. Record enable the track and start recording, and as the song plays, play a midi note for each word (exactly as they are written in your text file). Once done, this track can be muted. 4. With the midi track you just recorded selected, choose Views> Lyric View. A window filled with dashes (one for each note you played) will appear in the multi dock. Drag its tab out of the multidock so that the window is free floating. 5. Select all of the lyrics in your text document and copy them (Ctl>C) 6. Now select all of the dashes in your lyric view window and paste the lyrics in (Ctl>V). The dashes will be replaced with your lyrics. 7. Play back the song back and make sure that the highlighted lyrics are in time with your backing. You can now set the font and resize the window to suit your screen layout. You can have a larger font and smaller window, as the lyrics will be highlighted and scroll with the song on playback. I generally like to have 4 lines visible the full width of the screen, but this is entirely up to you. Arrange all of the project windows as you would like them to appear upon opening. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR LYRIC TRACK IS SELECTED. Lock the current screenset, then save the song. Hope that helps:)
  3. Hey @noynekker. Where did you read those release notes? The changelog on Celemony's website is actually for version 4.2, which did include fixes for both Cakewalk and Studio one. I just want to check it is worthwhile before messing with Melodyne:)
  4. If you want to run Cakewalk with stability on a Mac your only real option is Windows OS via Bootcamp.
  5. I believe the latest update is to ensure compatability with the latest Mac OS. Probably not hugely interesting to most Cakewalk users:)
  6. Kids who aren't pushed yet want to do well, understand scienctific concensus, care about the planet and aren't afraid to speak up. Sounds like you and your wife could teach many others a lesson or two Ed. Awesome job:)
  7. It certainly does @Noel Borthwick. It could be my imagination, but projects seem to be loading much faster too rendering the pre-load unnecessary. The end result is that there is no glitching and zero waiting between songs. Projects with 40+ audio tracks, fx and midi control data are loading in 1 to 2 seconds! The first project in any list loads a little slower, but that has always been the case and is obviously not an issue. The discard changes works perfectly too. The playlist is back in action my friend! Drum replacer is also working like a charm. Thanks Noel - awesome job!
  8. Drum replacer fixed AND improvents to the play list! Sensational work @Noel Borthwick
  9. I had problems with drum replacer yesterday too. It's transient detection would only work sporadically, and when it did moving around the project would cause any tracks utilising drum replacer to play out of time. Its a hot mess:)
  10. Addressed this in your other thread Ron. Works on my win 10 system with CbB. Hope it helps.
  11. It is possible to create a lense to override window placement. It works most of the time:) I have found the above method to be the only one that works perfectly every time.
  12. If the Lyric View is docked in the multidock, simply right click on the 'Lyrics' tab in the multidock and choose 'undock'. You can then drag the lyric window to wherever you wish to place it. It will always be the top window. Check that you have no active lenses (Top right of main screen>Lenses>None). Also check that the screenset you are using is not locked (Views>Screensets>Lock/unlock current screenset). Now save the project. From then on, whenever you open that project, the lyric view will be the top window located where you placed it prior to saving. If the window placement is correct and you wish to make it permanent, simply lock the screenset (Views>Screensets>Lock/unlock current screenset) then resave the project. That way, even if you change the window layout whilst editing, the lyric view will always be restored to its rightful place on re-opening the project. (NB. The only window that can block the floating lyric view window is the Playlist window, so if using that feature make sure when organising your project windows that you leave space wherever you choose to locate your playlist)
  13. If I'm not mistaken we have discussed this before and been waiting a while for this one @craigr68 Feels like Christmas:)
  14. I was just editing my post to include the pause as well as the wait for keystroke as you posted! Take a look. I think it would work exactly as we both need:)
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