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Everything posted by RICHARD HUTCHINS

  1. Ok first thanksall for the help. Now... people often ask me why Cakewalk drives me mad..here's why; All was well last night, after the forum kindly showed me how to put things right. new focusrite drivers installed,preferences all showed up the drivers, everything worked.Hooray. Today however its a different matter...fired up the PC, ( at first it crashed not sure why which was annoying as it is brand new but we'll leave that for the moment.) Reboot; Up comes a message saying that there are no outputs... look in preferences and everything has gone, no mention of focusrite no drivers no sound NO NOTHING!! Am I missing something, what on earth has gone wrong..((honest guv I didn't touch anything...))help please? Meanwhile I am off for a cup of tea and then counting to 10 slowly.
  2. Another question from a non techie newbie. My new Cakewalk is now working on my nice new PC, (thanks in no small part to this forums advice, greatly appreciated.) So now I need to transfer all my projects over, presumably via a USB stick or similar. What does the new cakewalk version need? What file extensions do I look for? Do I use the export option with the tracks open for each song or do I navigate to various folders and do it from there. I did google this but most replies were a bit above my head sorry! Rich
  3. Hi Guys Thanks for taking the trouble to reply. I tried these suggestions one by one and also downloaded the latest drivers. Now it works as before; trouble is I'm not sure what I did right, probably a few things!! Each time I do one of these things I learn a bit more so its all good stuff for a newbie like me. This is the level of competence I command! But anyhow the end result is what counts so thanks again. Rich
  4. Sorry chaps, I simply Don't understand All I want is to go back to getting my headphones to work....and then, one day in the future maybe actually write some music! I honestly dont know much about this, except every time I do ANYTHING different I have to start again and ask foe help. So... how do I get the track to play back through headphones like I used to do in the old days i.e. last week??
  5. Hi Finally got Cakewalk onto my new PC. Hooray! However....I am using a focusrite scarlet 214 as output. I can record through this fine but when I play back the track it comes through the PC speakers not my headphones which are as usual plugged in to the Focusrite socket. This was how I always did it and had no problems using the headphones, but of course, moving everything to a new PC means starting again with settings. Clues or hints anyone?
  6. Hi all, I am trying to download Cakewalk onto my new PC, using the bandlab assistant. When I enter my e mail into the dialogue box ( before I get to my password) as soon as I hit the ampersand @ key, up pops a box of code and it all freezes. Same in Google or IE browsers...I asked Cakewalk support, to be fair they replied quickly the first time round and they sent me a new link maybe a beta version but same thing happened. I await their reply but time marches on and I thought perhaps someone else had experienced this issue recently?
  7. Thanks for that, I agree, third party plugins will be a nightmare!
  8. Hi all, After very helpful discussions and advice from you guys ( thanks all) I am ordering a new well specced PC for my Cakewalk stuff. When it arrives how easy is it to transfer this from my slow laptop to my all singing all dancing new PC? Bearing in mind I am a novice.
  9. I have no axe to grind; I despise all Big Business Conglomerates, there are no good guys at all. They just want your money... period. But as I cant use Cakewalk on a Mac I will have a rethink.
  10. Hi all, As a rank novice I'd like some advice. I use a Samsung Laptop running Windows 10. I've finally had it up to here with Windows, years of endless endless problems and one pattern; a system that on every laptop just runs more slowly each month and then inevitably becomes almost unusable. I am going to move to an Apple, my kids have their Apple Macs for 10 years, not once has there been an issue. Not once!! So my question is obviously; what do you all think about changing and if so would a reconditioned Apple Macbook Air 7.2 do the trick with Cakewalk? 8gb ram 256gbssd 15-5350u processor,( means zilch to me) I could buy new but ouch they are pricey.
  11. Got it! Right click and choose large...why didnt I think of that...cheers
  12. Cheers, here is my screenshot, can you see what is missing? The main one is there but there used to be a "mini" one underneath which was very useful. Dunno why it disappeared I didnt ask it to!
  13. Hi, basic question here, cakewalk has a habit of losing buttons I use, if it's in a bad mood that day. Or maybe its me. Anyway there was a handy small tool below the main one where I could quickly rewind to the start etc ( not the main bigger one which is still there) and today its gone! I don't even know what its title is so I cant look it up on the help documentation... sorry for the complex technical terms hope someone knows what I mean!!
  14. Hi Ok so I dragged a drum beat onto the track from addictive drums and I can see the waveform but no sound comes out. Other tracks piano etc are fine. Anyone use this plugin and maybe throw me a clue? I'm a novice so it will be likely be something annoyingly daft.(see screenshot)
  15. I did this and eventually got it sorted, thanks. It was a check box on the main THU screen that showed all versions and once this was unchecked it just opened the one I'd paid for if that makes sense.
  16. Okay, I did as much of this as I could. But here's the screenshot; basically I can see Overloud in the effects Browser but when I drag it to the guitar track all that happens is the old Demo version opens, not the one I bought.I dont know how to do a VST reset though.
  17. Thanks for this, it is very comprehensive and I'll work through the suggestions, really appreciated
  18. Well, here I am again asking for help! I finally gave up with the STL Tonality plugin, too many problems to list and a very very poor technical support, just brief desultory replies of no help, so I am not going to buy it. Instead I decided to get THU Rock, and bought this plugin outright. But... so many problems. First it crashed with a fatal error so I removed the plugin and reinstalled it on my PC. This time Cakewalk doesn't crash, but it insists on looking for all of the plugins that are no longer there, ( Tonaity, demos etc etc) and then tells me what I know, they are not there. Fair enough I can live with that. I cant however find my new plugin using the Plugin Manager, its nowhere to be seen. Obvs I've ran a scan and when Cakewalk loads it tells me there is a new plugin. Help anyone? To be honest all I really want to do is record my stuff before I reach the age of 108!
  19. Thanks again everyone who helped. So, all is ok except; I have a guitar track which did rely on a plug in to get a decent sound. But the demo (TH3) got more and more difficult to use, i.e. 10 mins of saving then it went awol, etc I got the feeling they wanted to really make the demo progessively more tricky to use, all this did was annoy me and decide not to buy. Anyhow here I am with STL Tonality to try...fingers crossed. But the guitar track can be seen in the track pane, i.e. the waveform, but now...no sound...nada! Okay, schoolboy question, where has the sound gone? One day I hope to record a song on this!
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