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  1. I have it working in S1 Pro (sshhh). Mainly inspiration so far Andy and you can learn way more about music and chord theory than is good for you. 😂

    I load up a loop I like in Scaler (it has loads built in), bind that to the midi keyboard, set the inbuilt sounds to none and then route the I/O to my VST of choice then I can 'play' the bound chords and edit them using the chord wheel, change inversions and so on.

    I am still right at the bottom of the learning curve but it looks useful.


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  2. I suspect Scaler is one that splits opinion. I got a copy during Black Friday. It's a complex old thing so I'm in the process of trying to learn how to use it. Once you sort the routing out you can do some clever and interesting stuff.


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  3. This is really not my thing but I thought your intro/ outro construct was cleverly done. I saw the sheer volume of lyrics and thought 'this can't work' but you have made it work. The vibe was a good one and your vox performance was well-executed I thought and the mix on my headphones sounded balanced.

    Wookster is right about the lyrics, always worth an advisory although the odd expletive didn't worry me too much. 

    Thanks for posting, it was an interesting listen and I can see that a lot of work has gone into this.


  4. 21 hours ago, kurt soderquist said:

    Thanks Andy. If I upped the tempo I'd have to re-record everything.

    This, is a very good point. I did that with a song once, fixed the tempo but the second one was never as good. 

  5. I'd agree with Bjorn on the tempo, possibly up the drums a notch and maybe add a tad more drive to that lead guitar - but it's all a question of taste and these are minor crits. I do like it more when the guitar gets busy in the middle section (good chops btw). Well done overall. Andy

  6. Well yes I can see the argument for that but I do have a few old plugins I would be sorry to let go for which there are no 64 bit alternatives and I've not noticed too many issues as a result of using them. Perhaps when my current laptop gives up the ghost or is no longer fit for the job, I'll go for a clean set up but hopefully there's a few more years in this old laptop yet.

  7. Thanks for the additional info. My main problem was a bunch of 32-bit plugins that were either missing or not supported. However I have since discovered and installed JBridge, which does the conversion and has also consolidated everything in a single folder. So a double win in that everything is now in one place and it all now works in 64 bit hosts.

  8. 1 hour ago, scook said:

    An alternative to actually moving files is leave them where they are and use directory junctions to logically consolidate plug-ins. For example, if I have plug-ins in c:\program files\steinberg\VST and want them to appear in c:\program files\Cakewalk\vstplugins\steinburg I would

    • open a command shell as administrator and type
    • mklink /j "c:\program files\Cakewalk\vstplugins\steinburg" "c:\program files\steinberg\VST"

    Directory junctions (mklink /j) can work across drives.

    Top advice thanks Scook - using symbolic links is a superb idea and will help me see everything in one place - which is what I want really. Will give that a whirl. Andy

  9. Hi All, hoping you can help or advise on this one.

    After my recent VST problem in CbB (now fixed) I did a little research into where my VST files are located and the answer - in the words of the Beatles - is here, here and everywhere.

    Now, there is always an argument for 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' but reality is that these VSTs are a mess and nightmare to trace and troubleshoot when things go wrong. So I'd quite like to consolidate them into a couple of folders - one for 64 bit and for 32 bit. 

    I realise that as soon as I move them, the mapped instruments in my DAW hosts are going to break (however a clear down and re-scan of plugins should fix this). Question is, has anyone done this (successfully or otherwise), what drives/  folder structure would you recommend and are there any pitfalls I should be aware of? I am assuming a fast system SSD would be a better location than the conventional spinner HDD I use for data.

    Thanks in advance


  10. I see some great work on here - especially around music set to video in the songs forum. Where do you all source your stock footage or are you all out there shooting your own stuff (in which case I am doubly impressed and slightly envious of all the fabulous locations you have been to).

    I wouldn't mine setting some of my stuff to video - I know my way around Premiere Elements but obviously I need the source material.  🙂

    All suggestions welcome but keep 'em clean 😉



  11. Thanks all for those replies, I was keeping CbB updated. In the end I uninstalled and reinstalled CbB in advanced mode and it's  done a full repair job. All the ghost and dud plugins are gone, all my original SPlat content is back and working.  Happy days. Andy

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  12. Hi All

    I had SPlat before the whole CbB rescue so have carried on using the full features with CbB - today I installed the latest update and some new plugins (spitfire audio bbcso) but something has gone a bit awry and I'd  say 90% of my plugins and VSTs are now missing (including the new ones). I've tried running the plugin manager and I get some error linked to Waves and the scan crashes out. I'm rapidly concluding that the best way to fix this is a full uninstall and re-install of CbB but is there a way to do this that preserves access to my SPlat premium content or is that going to be lost (I still have the old Sonar installation files).

    Any advice on this one would be much appreciated.

    Thanks, Andy.

  13. On 8/5/2020 at 12:21 PM, Robert Bone said:

    Here is a another tiny little part of a song - the intro and pre-vocals full band for The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway.  I played this using a Kontakt library of the RMI Electra piano, and I added a little phaser.  While this one has real drums, it is not yet mixed, whatsoever, and the whole song WILL get posted, but this should give you an idea of how closely I was able to replicate the sounds:

    Cover of Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway Intro and some pre-verse full band

    Bravo 👏👏👏

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  14. On 7/30/2020 at 3:01 PM, batsbrew said:

    and didn't even mind the amateurish slide guitar!

    Oh Lord yeah, that ham-fisted and amateurish slide guitar - how did I miss how awful that was? Who are you kidding, you have a Midas touch on that thing and you need to know just how good this sounds. Sounds even better on a  second listen.

  15. Let me contribute to your disposition - that is one sweet guitar tone and just a terrific blend of musicianship and mix all round. I love this slight jazz/ funk groove and a great ending - sharp as ever. Andy

  16. Chris Martin has such a unique vocal style and range - not at all easy to cover and you did a damn fine job of that vocal. As for the drums, it's already been said, the original mix was definitely fuller and heavier on the choruses to my ears but these are fine details. Doesn't detract from a really good cover - well done. Andy

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