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  1. You can use the Filter in Event List to display exactly what you want, but I don't know of a way to configure it so that it always displays only notes, or CC events or other events. It seems to be a case-by-case thing. The Event Filter is a little-used feature of Cakewalk, because most people don't do a lot in Event List. I use it a lot myself. For those who don't know about this feature, you get to it through the Edit Menu, then select, then select by filter. It actually is very powerful. For example, if you want to delete all volume events, you can set the filter for CC7 (minimum and maximum values the same), It will select only those events and you can delete them all with a click. Since I do orchestral stuff, I sometimes need to do this after importing from another DAW where I did things differently. A big time-saver when you have hundreds of events.
  2. Good question. I'm also staying with Windows 7. I'm using an older CbB version, but not too old, maybe one or two back. I'm wary about updating, as it's only a matter of time before CbB just won't work on Windows 7 anymore. This would be a great gesture toward those of us who just can't hack Windows 10, but continue to find CbB the best DAW for us. We are probably a minority at this point, and most of us likely old gray farts, but we're still here, part of the Cakewalk community.
  3. I'm putting it at 90hz and calling it good for now. The reason is, I have discovered other problems with my sound, resulting from the use of samples from several different libraries, and conflicts arising from differences in panning, room impulses, etc. For example, the basses in Vienna Special Edition are panned left of center, while East West and Cinematic Strings basses are panned right. I kept wondering why there were basses on the left. I even checked my wiring to see if I had reversed some connections. Anyway, you can see that writing for full orchestra, and using multiple libraries, creates all sorts of problems. I need to get these sorted out before worrying about crossover settings! But at least I have learned some things from this thread. I also put a thread on Tom's Hardware forum (you might be surprised at that place; they have a zillion subforums, and very knowledgeable and helpful people. I learned a lot there, too. For example, someone directed me to this place: https://www.avsforum.com I found some very interesting threads there on subwoofer issues, among other things.
  4. It is indeed somewhat bewildering. Like the strike zone in baseball. It's supposed to be fairly exact, but in fact is very subjective, a fact which leads to frequent ejections of players and managers. At this point I am thinking the ballpark is between 80-120 hz. somewhere in there is the wheelhouse (to stick with baseball metaphors, although a bit out of season).
  5. Wow, that's pretty complex stuff. Not sure I understand it. My latest thinking on this: If mid-range speakers start at about 110hz, then if I set my sub at 110, I am freeing my monitors to only deal with the mid-range. Below 110 the sub takes over. so far, results are good. Still not sure I have the best setting, however.
  6. My current thinking with this: using the "10hz" rule, since my monitors go down to 56hz, the lowest I should set the sub would be 66hz. That does seem pretty low. So, is the "10hz" rule valid? does this at least give me a lower limit? If I could then decide on an upper limit, it would help narrow things down. I'm going to test some settings out with a string passage that starts low in the bass and goes up well into the high-mid range, then back down to the bass. If I can find a setting where there is a seamless transition, that may be a good way to nail it down.
  7. Just use the one that works. For me, VST2 is usually the one. Though in at least one case, Aria Player if my memory serves me, it works only with VST3. It seems to depend on one's system and plugins. Fortunately, VST2 still works fine.
  8. Well, setting the crossover to 90 hz does make it sound better. I have tried 80, 100 and 120, but not 90. There is a definite improvement at 90. not overwhelming, but it's there. I'm going to compare it to 80 and 100. It looks like this is the ballpark I'm hitting in. 90 may be the sweet spot, If not it's very close.
  9. Thanks Glenn, I appreciate the advice. I'll see how 90 sounds. Right now I'm all over the place. I forgot to point out that I'm doing classical, orchestral stuff, in case that makes a difference.
  10. Awhile back I added a Mackie 10Smk3 subwoofer to my M-audio BX5a speakers. These monitors are rather small. They have a frequency range of 56hz to 22Khz. They have an active crossover freq. of 3khz. (That is, the built-in crossover between the tweeter and woofer). The tweeter draws 30 watts, the woofer draws 40. The subwoofer is also not a large one, and should match OK, although it's a different manufacturer. It has freq. range of 35-180hz. The crossover range is 40-180. It draws 120 watts. I've been researching this, and see that the usual suggested crossover on the sub is 80hz. But I have also seen recommendations which are much higher if your monitor speakers are small, and don't have much bass response . Some as high as 150hz. The BX5a monitors are pretty weak on bass. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Even ballpark numbers would be helpful. I'm not sure I can trust my aging ears like I used to.
  11. Also, check to see if there is a window which is waiting for a response from you. This one still gets me! Just minimize everything, and see if there is a little window politely asking you something.
  12. Try saving the old VST's. Then when you open the new ones, simply call up the old version. I think most VST's allow you to do this. For example: You have a VST2 for an EW library, say woodwinds. you save that VST3 as "project name EWWW." You open a new VST3 instance. From the menu, you load the EWWW settings.
  13. No, sonar 8.5 was my latest, until Bandlab came along and rescued it from oblivion.
  14. Unfortunately the Groove synth, which I have via sonar 8.5, crashes my system, just like TTS-1 does. I thought about getting the RSC, but opted instead for the Air Expand synth. What I really wish I could use is NI's Bandstand, which I have, but will not authorize any longer, since NI has abandoned it. It's annoying that GM/GS midi sets, which used to be essentially free (my old Ensoniq soundcard had an excellent built-in one, which is what I used for years in the old days); are now scarce and expensive. Last I knew, RSC was about 150.00. that's overpriced for just a midi set. Unfortunately this is the current state of things.
  15. With me, this usually is because the connection isn't good. The act of unplugging and replugging may be why it works for you. Try doing that without shutting down. On the other hand, it's probably more likely to be something else, but it's always good to rule out the obvious first.
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