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Everything posted by RICHARD HUTCHINS

  1. I dont think so, I did automate one track with clip volume adjustments but not the main vocal track which I duplicated to provide harmony after adjusting the notes up by a third in Melodyne. . I attach a screenshot, its track three giving the problem. (The weird waveform is me tapping the mike to test when the sound comes in, )
  2. Hi I am trying to learn to use melodyne, but not sure if that's relevant. Basically I have recorded three harmony tracks, used melodyne to tune them, each was a duplicate of the original vocal track, then altered to make three part harmonies. ( I cant sing!) In the next few bars I wish to do the same things, but an odd thing has stopped me. I click "record" and sing as I always would do; I can see the waveform fine so something is there and has been recorded. But on playback, it is silent until a few bars in, and then the recording of my voice can be suddenly heard. I am stuck as to what I've messed up; tried everything before asking people who know what they're doing. Any ideas?
  3. I'm sure I ve asked this before but how do you extend a clip in AD2? I have so far managed by using the edit function, and copy/paste the clip a few times to extend the pay period in my track. Buts its labour intensive. Dragging the end of the clip with the smart tool doesnt work, it just extends a blank section, no drums. Or is using copy/paste the actual right way to do it?
  4. Hang on chaps! I have just managed to get it to work! Of course I dont know what I did right or what was wrong but its working!
  5. Here is what is happening; perhaps this helps highlight my issue?
  6. So... I plugged my mike into input 2 on the interface , and then set the Cakewalk track for vocals to Steinberg Input 1 ( cant choose "2" as there isnt one on the drop down menu, right not left, no mention of input 2) but still there is no signal from the mike on input 2, input 1 as always is fine??
  7. Thanks. My confusion stems from the drop down that says Right Steinberg Yamaha etc Input 1 and Left Yamaha Input 1. No mention of Input 2.
  8. Hi, I use a Steinberg UR22 interface; on my console track I have it set to Left Yamaha Steinberg Input 1, which takes my guitar or keys. Fine. But how do I find output 2 on the drop down? It just sees and lists Input 1. I wish to have my vocals mike plugged in to the Interface through Input 2 so I can leave it all plugged in. Or am I barking up the wrong tree? And on that sort of subject I cant see how to set my defaults so that each track is correctly set, in other words I keep having to tell Cakewalk to use the left hand output, as it keeps defaulting to a stereo mix? Novice questions here I'm afraid...
  9. Thanks all I will look at these suggestions tomorrow.
  10. Hi, After much useful advice and help from this forum looking for a good MIDI piano sound, I chose addictive keys Grand Piano plugin, sounds nice and is fine. However when I record a piano backing track ready for vocals, the recording sounds quiet through the phones even when they are turned up full through my Steinberg UR22 interface. This is not the case when I record things like vocals or guitar so I assume its a MIDI thing. How do I get this to have more volume? ( Novice here obviously).It sounds fine but quiet if you know what I mean.
  11. Hi all, Mr. Newbie here again. If my learning curve gets any steeper I'll need crampons! Anyway I'm adding a few cymbal crashes to my drums ( Addictive Drums 2) by opening the midi in the inspector and using the draw tool to add a few crashes here and there. But sometimes it seems to shorten the sound, so instead of a crash there's a quick sound like a hi hat closing, not what I want. As usual this will be me being dumb but I cant figure out what I'm doing wrong?
  12. Thanks Its dawning on me slowly. Tonight just realised it happens when I change the cursor from "select" to "move" say when I'm adjusting when a track starts. oddly, it is all ok to start with, i.e. when I use the "select" setting for the mouse, but once I change to "move" it only brings up the ruler using "move" and refuses to do so for "selects" not asure why
  13. Also it happens randomly I think hence the problem pinning down the cause.
  14. Hmmm, I'm not too techy to say the least, sorry dont know how to do that!
  15. I dont think so, its very odd. I can move the cursor up to the timeline and click, and the ruler comes back. But obviously its easier to be able to click on the track you are working with, or anywhere amongst the tracks, to get the ruler to where you are starting from > but for no reason it stops doing it! I've tried checking what I do when this happens but there seems no reason..annoying.
  16. Actually, it changes the way it works, I'll give it a try later to understand what is happening, and see if this is a fix, didn't know there was such a thing as a shortcut...lots to learn. Very odd though, it seems to just stop working at random, and then later back comes the ruler if I click anywhere and on any track..irritating.
  17. Hi, This is annoying me now so I thought I would ask what I am doing wrong. I click anywhere on any track and the time ruler ( vertical line) appears where I click. so far so normal. I then do lots of stuff like open new track, record something whatever, ( not sure what causes this to happen ) and now it wont appear unless I click right at the top of all the tracks where the time is displayed. So I am doing something to cause this but what am I doing? Not the end of the world but irritating and it slows me up.
  18. Cheers all, yes I am I suppose, principally a piano player, but also guitar. I will work thru all of this bit by bit.. nothing else to do in lockdown!
  19. Thanks all, as usual v helpful. 👍I will check them all, and yes I do have addictive drums.
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