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  1. On 7/19/2021 at 4:59 PM, Guerilla Genus said:

    I tried MPC Beats but...MPC Beats is too resource hungry and takes almost 700MB of ram. The load time takes too long and causes too many crashes. I would only use that stand alone mode. An option I found that works is Poise VSTi it is 64bit and has all the functions of the MPC style sampler and its free...if you are interested the link is here https://www.onesmallclue.com/

    and a video walkthrough ..

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    I remember poise. It is actually free now??


  2. so far in my demo, I noticed two things.  Ezbass seems to have custom note mapping unless it's just me Modo sounds fuller.  I think i will come down to how valuable I find  Toontrack's AI since Modo definitely sounds better

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  3. The songwriting aspects of EZbass are kind of impressive.  The two instruments sound good.  Doe anyone have experience with scaler 2 and ezbass? if scaler 2 functionality is somewhat comparable modo may be better value


  4. 4 minutes ago, Piotr said:

    Modo is not giving you all those great songwriter tools so I believe those two are different leagues...

    that's what makes i tough.  just downloaded trial of both


  5. On 7/13/2021 at 4:19 PM, Waynebo said:

    The most useful thing they could re-release is an updated version of Beatscape. A sample player that did time-stretching synced to tempo and automatically chopped the samples and assigned them to keys. 

    I'm still bummed about losing access to that one!

    I tried hard to like beatsacape but never found i useful. It's not that is sounded bad.  it just had a workflow that was clunky o me


  6. On 7/10/2021 at 6:28 PM, Jim Fogle said:

    @dubdisciple, thank you for correcting the typo.  I hope my remark didn't come across as smart or sarcastic as that was not my intent.  Sometimes I don't see the forest for the trees.  In this instance the typo drew my attention enough I did not understand your question.  That's why I asked for clarification.

    I'm glad to discover the issue is resolved.

    I understood you were just politely asking for clarification.  Thanks again :)

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  7. On 6/22/2021 at 6:14 PM, Jim Fogle said:

    The online Bandlab DAW is getting to be a heck of a tool.   One huge improvement is Bandlab can be accessed on the Firefox browser in addition to Chrome.   There are also quick access buttons to invite collaborators to a session, private chat with collaborators, online mastering, Bandlab loops, import & export capability, an extensive suite of MIDI instruments and more.

    The 24 minute  +++ Bandlab Bootcamp for Beginners +++ video is a professional grade overview of the app capabilities.

    I was prepared to say ho-hum but I'm really impressed.  I'd love to read comments from other forum members.

    I'm trying to get myself to like this. i like the idea more than actual practice so far

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  8. 11 hours ago, msmcleod said:

    @dubdisciple You could try renaming Offline.html  in %APPDATA%\Cakewalk\Cakewalk Core\   to Offline.html.bak

    It should get recreated from scratch when you re-open CbB.

    You should try to work out why this has happened though... do you have OneDrive enabled? I could have re-synced from an older machine maybe ?

    Check your OneDrive configuration, and consider excluding this directory... or at least make sure everything is synced and up-to-date.

    renaming helped.  Thanks!!!

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  9. On 7/7/2021 at 11:57 PM, bdickens said:

    I apologize if I am coming off that way.

    I'm not one to keep fiddle-f-ing around with something that obviously is not working; life is too short to keep beating my head against the wall. 

    I've tried out more than one freebie that Crashes CbB, exhibits odd/ inconsistent behavior or just plain doesn't work.  Bye. Delete. Gone. I won't keep screwing with iit

    Apparently, there was no resolution to this very same issue with this very same plugin in the thread that scook linked to.  That to me just reinforces the idea that it ain't worth the effort.

    You are perfectly well free to take my suggestion  to move on - or not - as the spirit moves you. It really won't hurt my feelings.

    sorry if i came off as snappy.  I just have my reasons for attempting this.  i have been kinda beta testing with a few advanced students and they like this idea better than alternatives so far


  10. 10 hours ago, msmcleod said:

    @dubdisciple You could try renaming Offline.html  in %APPDATA%\Cakewalk\Cakewalk Core\   to Offline.html.bak

    It should get recreated from scratch when you re-open CbB.

    You should try to work out why this has happened though... do you have OneDrive enabled? I could have re-synced from an older machine maybe ?

    Check your OneDrive configuration, and consider excluding this directory... or at least make sure everything is synced and up-to-date.

    thanks.  no one drive enabled.  i am baffled

     

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  11. 32 minutes ago, bdickens said:

    Isn't MPC Beats it's own DAW of sorts? Why not just use it as is instead of adding layers of complication, if that's the workflow/ style these kids are interested in? It's a whole different way of working that is distinctly different that the traditional Console>Tape Deck paradigm modeled by most DAWs.

    It's not a very good DAW. great instrument, but horrible DAW. If you are going to keep telling me what you think i should do, instead of helping me, can you let someone interested in helping do so instead? i get that you think i should go another route, and that may be the case, but until i think my options are exhausted I want to at least try. i have had success in other DAWs. I just have this issue in cakewalk


  12. 11 minutes ago, scook said:

    Has anything changed since

     

    Previously it crashed often from minor things.  Now it works ok.  it's when i close cakewalk and reopen it that problems occur.  It would not shock me if this is an akai issue

     


  13. 11 minutes ago, bdickens said:

    No, but there are probably about 365,862 free drum VSTis out there that work and are not problematic. Some of them are even good.

    I agree there are a few decent ones like Sitala, but i have not found one that has a functional MPC style sampler and workflow. Using other methods is my plan B, but hoping I can get this to work.


  14. On 6/29/2021 at 7:08 AM, bitflipper said:

    It's a  logical detour in any discussion of freeware. You can't talk about freeware without acknowledging the reason commercial developers offer it in the first place: to encourage interest in their paid products.

    Granted, there are some great freebies out there that were created by dedicated hobbyists and altruistically shared (e.g.Thomas Mundt's Loudmax limiter). But you have to sift through a lot of klunkers to find them, which is why this kind of knowledge crowd-sourcing remains such a longstanding staple of recording forums. And you cannot confidently pronounce a freebie as useful without comparing it to its commercial alternatives. 

    The basic premise of the whole thread, as stated by Starship Krupa, is the belief that "a person can put together an excellent system entirely with freeware". He can make such a proclamation only because he has extensive experience with both free and non-free software. So yeh, talking about commercial software in a freeware context is legit.

    All of this.  One of the primary reasons people seek freeware is to save money on a desired commercially available sound. It is a tricky maze to navigate, full of potential and tradeoffs.  I occasionally find gems that rival commercial software (Surge, which was once commercial is a good example) that are not gateways to paid products but it is truly like hitting the lottery.


  15. I have been seeking a drum and sampling solution within cakewalk for years that did not involve paid software.  My reasons for this involve trying to help kids get started who may be low on funds.  Cakewalk is a little daunting for young users who are accustomed to seeing Ableton or FL Studio in action, and make no mistake, these are exactly the tools they see their favorite pop songs being created on. However neither are free.  MPC beats is free but is limited as a stand alone DAW.  As a drum sampler module it has lots of potential and the audio track limit becomes insignificant. Unfortunately, for the beginner setup within DAW can be a little tricky.  To ease that process , I have been working on a template that includes individual outputs within cakewalk. It works fine, but when I attempt to open from scratch it hangs when I attempt to select track with Beats. After weeks of frustration, i figured out I can get it to work if I open project in safe mode. needless to say, that is not a workflow i want to give kids if i am trying to create a more intuitive workflow. Anyomne have success creating a project template with Beats?

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