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CJ Jacobson

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  1. You can cut the pieces of audio ware you want the tempo changed and there is a option to speed up slow the tempo, by hitting the CTL/Shift keys (I think its CTL/Shift or maybe its ATL/Shift) and right clicking the right bottom corner and stretching it or making the clip smaller will change the tempo. IIRC ,i think that show you do it
  2. That is really not something done in mastering. In the mastering stage, the mix is ready with the mix sounds the way you wan it to sound, like the levels between the chorus and verse or intro and verse. In the mastering stage you either work with a stereo wav file or 2 split mono file, so you can use volume automation to fix the levels between the different parts of the song (intro, verse, bridge, chorus, outro), but its always best to do those things in the mixing stage.
  3. It seems like it stops 1 to 2 seconds after i hear the first click. Depending on your PC's power and hard drive, it can take a second for it to stop. Also, when you click 10 times in 1 seconds, like a machine gun, you can be overloading some things in the PC. Its not good to do that in my opinion.
  4. Maybe because the tracks themselves are changing in length. Also you have audio that looks like the 'groove clipping' has been enabled to it and the other video is MIDI. 2 different things. MIDI follows project tempo and audio doesn't.
  5. Could it be that the trial version is a limited version that doesn't has all the functions? This plugin is really not for live vocals. so are you trying to do it with live vocals? One other thing, Autotune is not a plug and play effect, Its complicated and it can take some time to know how to tune vocals. you may have to sit with it for a week and watch some videos to learn how to use it to its full extent
  6. Guitar is mono in nature and if you recorded a Mono guitar track onto a Stereo track in Cakewalk, you will have one side that is silent (flat-lined) Look at the track and is it a stereo track and do both sides (channels) of that stereo track have a waveform? If one side is flat-lined and one side has the guitar track on it, then when you pan it to the side without the guitar track, no sound will be heard from that side
  7. There are no right or wrong order for and EQ, compressor and any other effect you use. The right order is the order that gives you your desired sound. Maybe you want the boosted frequencies form an EQ to be compressed, sop you would place the EQ before the compressor. OR maybe you do not want the boosted frequencies compressed, so you would place the EQ after the compressor. Maybe you want the lower frequencies compressed and the higher boosted frequencies not compressed, so you would have an EQ before and after the compressor. There are no rules to effect order. You, your ears and your personnel preferences decide the order, not some Joe Blow that says "you have to do this and that." That is BS in my book.... CJ
  8. Install it and see if it works with what you want to do with it. We can guess and tell you the minimum requirements to run this program, but the only way to know for sure is to see for yourself and see if it will run good enough for you , for what you want to do with it.
  9. There really is no right or wrong way to process a mono track to a stereo or mono bus. The right way is thew way that sounds best for you and the wrong way is the way it doesn't sound its best in that context of that specific mix. The same guitar track may sound better in one mix if you send it to a mono bus with a delay and that same guitar track may sound better in another snog being sent to a stereo bus with a delay. It all depends on ware you want the guitar sound coming form in the 3D mix (sound stage). do you want it coming form the back left corner or from the middle right side of the 3D stereo field.
  10. Assuming you have a dedicated audio interface and assuming you downloaded and installed its latest drivers you probably just need to define those drivers in Cakewalk. Most interfaces do better with ASIO driver mode, but try all of them, except MME to see what works best for you and your DAW. You are going to be getting a plethora of reasons because of the lack of info you gave. so please list: your audio interface, driver mode, driver settings, pc specs, any plugins you are using and your entire recording signal chain (although this is very much a sound card/interface that has not been set up related issue or lack of having a audio interface))
  11. I'm glad you solved it, it maybe could have been something like a track lane being muted, that you cannot see in the track view, unless you select to view it manually
  12. Yes, I have 2 as of now. Why? Because your audio interface, just like everything else, can go at anytime and if you are in the middle of a session, you need to have a back-up ready to go.
  13. First, go into the tempo map and make sure the tempo is correct. 2nd, Freeze the MIDI and associated audio track that outputs it or Freeze the Instrument track 3rd, highlight the timeline you want to export (Beat 1 measure 1 to measure 2) 4th, There is no 4th, you are done. FYI, Sometimes you need to start a project that has MIDI on Beat 1 Measure 2 and not beat 1 measure 1.
  14. Never master individual tracks. Mastering is done after you are done mixing and its only done to the stereo mix or dual mix. Do not put your stock into plugin presets. There are never a one setting fits all for any kind of instrument, including vocals. Presets were made by someone who doesn't have your tracks and doesn't know the sound of your tracks and doesn't know the sound you want for your tracks. Also, Often presets are overly exaggerated to show off the plugin as well. Examples of why one setting doesn't work : 1.) Lets you you record the same vocals in 2 different rooms. Your vocal will sound different in each room. So how in the world would the same preset for an EQ or reverb work?? It wont... 2.) Lets say you have the same identical vocal tracks for 2 different mixes. That same vocal track will sound different in each mix its in, ev en though its the same identical vocal track. This is because all the other instrument effects how the vocal is heard. So how would the same preset work for that? It wont... You should learn what each knob and setting does, this way you can dial in the sounds exactly how you want, by knowing how each knob and setting works and does. The same theory i explained above goes for this also. Some vocals and instruments just need EQ and Reverb. Some just need a compressor and EQ, Some need a lot more. Every vocal in a mix will need different things depending on hundreds of variables. Just learnt the effects and the settings on each effect , then dial in the sounds you want. Its easy, after you learn your tools. Learning is the hard part, but its a necessity, if you want to dial in the sounds you want.
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