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Ted K. Ling

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  1. Thanks for the info. I'll try it. Lots to learn 😉 Later: Just coming back to say "thank you" again ... tried YL in situ in CbB pulling WAV files from my library and testing LUFS in the plug-in is easy. I dunno why I was under the notion to have to export out first. Real time saver. I suppose it's RTFM time.
  2. Hi John, yes ... this is a way. As I only got Youlean a few days ago (after your plug, thanks) I will give this a go, but I think you'd have to export the track/clip to be able to use Youlean "offline", so there is still a time trade-off. If I have a bunch of songs, I put them all on separate tracks, all starting at zero, then run them in real time with volume = 0 to get peak levels on all. Exporting each one to run thru' Youlean could be faster or slower depending on how many tracks you need to check. YMMV. Anyway, I'm grateful to you for introducing me to Youlean and I paid for it.
  3. I also rarely use punch-in/out and that's why I was interested ... maybe I was missing something. Thanks.
  4. Switch on the Peak Level indicator on the track. You probably mean "Clip" ... just thinking out loud.
  5. Well, I use it very often when restoring (or better ... trying to restore) old cassette media, some of which is in dire straits and VERY old ... signals having been recorded terribly low. I use "normalise to -5dB" to get me started. AND, I also would like the multi normalisation to work, so that this workflow could be faster. BTW, this restoration work is a sideline.
  6. Different people have different needs, as far as levels they are working to. Some use -18LUFS, others stick with -23. The ability to change this is to allow the graphic to truly represent their "goal". On your first graphic you had an excessive amount of overs (the red dots at the top of the graphic) which (I think) made you "panic" a bit, like "WTF is going on here ...". If, for example, you had Youlean set up @ -14LUFS (which of course is louder than the default -23), you would not have seen so many of the "overs". But, this obviously does not change your mix ... it's only to give you a clue what's going on. Also, you can get a graphic representation of dynamic range, not just loudness, by clicking on the oscilloscope button. But you've moved on and are getting great info from others here. My post was only a heads-up in case you didn't know too much about Youlean. Good luck with you productions.
  7. StarshipKrupa ... did you ever solve this "issue" ? If so, what was the solution ? Thx.
  8. Looking at your graphics, it looks like you have the Youlean set at the default of -23 LUFS (that's where the red bar starts). I dunno if the free version can be changed, but the purchased one (cheap at around 30$) you can change all that (see Settings, the cog-wheel - there are a few different windows of options). You would get a completely different read out if you set it up to -14 LUFS. Anyway, just mentioning this. Good luck.
  9. Sounds reasonable. Have you tried playing the chord just slightly after the punch-in time and looked whether the note has been recorded (in that bar) ? Or has it recorded at the start of the next bar ?
  10. Me too ... I loved Beatscape even though it had quirks (notes stuck, playing over the end of the frame, etc.). I was really disappointed when it was shelved. It had some of the best percussive sounds.
  11. Wow ... that did it ! You're DA Man !! Thanks a lot. Somehow Nectar Elements ended up in my purchase history (at $0) ... which was NOT there the last time I looked. And once again has proven that time flies by so quickly. It was March 2014 ! BTW, there was no legacy installers area, but that's moot now.
  12. Thanks dubdisciple, your answer started ringing some bells here ... I too installed the Addictive Drums plugin at that time. I'll see if I can get more info from the XLN people. They are very forthcoming with any questions I've had in the past. Thanks to you too treesha. Funnily, I bought and installed Nectar 3 Plus a couple of days ago (as I couldn't get the Elements anymore) thinking it was a blown-up version of Elements, but it's different as it's more voice-oriented (and is black 😀). Elements (the orange one) had a lot of pre-defined setups based on music styles to choose from and I edited a lot to my own taste. That's why I'm keen to get it back somehow. I'm wondering if by getting Nectar 3 Plus it installed Elements too and is now asking for the same authorisation codes as Nectar 3 ... I haven't tried that. Maybe ... just maybe 🤔
  13. A question for any long-standing Cakewalk / SONAR users ... Did Nectar Elements come as a "freebie" with any product in the past ? I am working on an old project which used Nectar Elements as a plugin, and it's now asking to be re-authorised ... and of course, I cannot remember any of the details to authorise it. I have an account with iZotope, but there is no sale registered there, so my conclusion is that it may have come as a "freebie". Thanks. Sorry, just realised this should be posted somewhere else ...
  14. Hi John, can you please give more details on the "Backing Tracks" folder and contents thereof ? Where does this folder come from as I don't have it on my system. I googled for Dark String loop bur couldn't find anything that matched your Backing Tracks folder. Meanwhile, I downloaded the Pro version of LUFS from YouLean after seeing it here. It's great, thanks. Ted
  15. A young 50 ? Sure. Wow I was 24 when the OP was born and still feel young - I suppose it's a musician's thing 😎 Atari, Cakewalk for DOS, then moved to SAW (which was a great application also!) with two 286's, then the first Windows version of Cake. I'm in the club with BitFlipper and JohnT, John, Mudgel, BrundleFly, Undertow (and a few others now unfortunately gone, like BA-Midi). A VERY BIG salute to my friends ... we're still going strong. As for old-school, well that's subjective. I remember cursing X1 when it came out with it's new GUI. I LOVE it now and it's getting better all the time.
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