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  1. Does it have anything to do with CSTranspose in your FX Bin?
  2. I’m able to Insert a 3/4 meter at measure 1 via Project Insert Meter/Key change and via the Views Meter/key (alt + shift + 6). I’m not getting that message on my end. 🤔
  3. I’ve done this very thing with Bome’s midi translator. I created a Tap tempo script that sends out Midi time sync following your Tap tempo. I even added a Glove pie script to ‘Conduct’ the tempo via Nintendo Wii mote. So all the midi is recorded first, then I set Cakewalk to follow Timecode. Then conduct the time code. Another program can be used to record the Midi of the beats, in fact you could record multiple takes of your conducting. After that you can import the midi beats to actually change Cakewalk’s tempo map. I did it more to show proof of concept. Yeah I’ve requested these features in Cakewalk many years ago. It’s pretty easy to just draw in tempo changes of ritards and accelerandos in the Tempo map view with a graphics tablet and active pen though. (Mousing is a lil tougher). Tempo map is your conductor you just have to tell him what to do. 😄
  4. Excellent brother! I can see the wheels turning now! 😄👍
  5. Easy peasy!! 😉 Need a midi out and a midi in OR a virtual midi cable. 1. Create a midi track. Record a midi note where you want the song to stop. Assign the out to your Midi out. 2 Run a Midi cable from the Midi out to your Midi Input. ( Physical or Virtual) 3. Click on the ACT module where it says ‘Select hardware controller/surface’. Click the yellow asterisk thingy to add ACT controller (select ACT midi controller). Set the input to your midi input and output to none. Click the ACT module and select the ACT controller you just created then click the controller properties button to open controller properties. 4 Click the Options tab. Just to the Right of ‘Bank 1 and B1’ Click the box and Select ‘Stop with Now Marker’ 5 Click the Controllers tab to the left of the options tab. On the bottom Bank 1 Click the B1 button to turn on Midi learn. Now play the part of the song you first recorded a single midi note where you are were wanting to stop. Now your song will Stop wherever you have that Midi note on that track! Awesome! You’ll have to move beyond or back before the note to be able to play your song. ✌️
  6. Another option is to highlight just the straight notes or the triplet notes in the PRV and either separate to another clip for processing or process them in place separately. I love polyrhythms and polymeters! (Dad’s a Conga/bongo/percussionist) 😀 The straight and triplet 8ths together make the interesting pattern which became the ‘Carol of the Bells’. “Ring Christmas tree Merrily ring...” Very cool! The meter of the song can have an interesting effect on how it needs to be quantized. Now ‘Carol of the Bells’ achieves the straight 8ths and triplet 8ths feel in a 6/8 time signature, therefore it requires only 16th note grid to work. Whereas if you have a song in 4/4 with straight 8ths and triplet 8ths it would require a Triplet 16th note grid like you said. When I tested a 5/16 time signature with notes spaced at 400 ticks it created a very Interesting pattern of 3 against 5. With a time signature of 5/16 you get 240 ticks per beat (16th note), so 1200 ticks per bar divides into 3 at 400 ticks between. If you set the inserted midi Quantize to 16th notes and Tick the box that says Tuplet and set that to 3:5 you will find it to quantize at perfect spaces of 400 ticks! 😄 Very Cool!!
  7. You are totally welcome! Glad to help! Also a Swing value of 30% isn’t a typical swing as you’re actually moving the ‘ands’ of eighth notes or the ‘ees’ and ‘ughs’ of sixteenth notes forward in time instead of later. (Remember 50% Eighth note Swing is actually Straight Eighths.) So for example, with eighth note swing if you set the swing to 25%, the result will sound like a sixteenth note followed by a dotted eighth. So with note swing, the percentage will let you know the placement of the Even numbered note values (2nd, 4th,6th,8th etc) So 50% puts the even numbered (ands or ughs etc) exactly 50% between the Odd values notes, or perfectly straight. 66% puts them 2/3 of the way to the next notes like a triplet feel or a gallop. 75% is like dotted eighth followed by a sixteenth note. Beyond 66% makes for nice over swung EDM. Again try it out with Quantize Strength at 100% and adjusting the Swing % till you find the right swing percentage and then adjust your strength to taste. Cakewalk has the MOST flexible swing as it allows the swung notes to swing all the way out to the note after OR all the way up to the note before. Most swing starts at straight and goes towards swing. Cubase stops at 66% unless you import a midi file into their quantize with Over or under swung values. Cakewalk is king of SWING! Ni Machine can swing and over swing but no Anti Swing (values under Cakewalk’s 50%. Anti Swing can be useful for Un-Swinging a track that was swung to make it straight while maintaining the random timing fluctuations of a performance. As opposed to re-quantizing to straight, which would remove that. A lot to absorb I know! Hopefully it makes sense. If not I can make a GIF or some audio examples if ya need to hear what I’m saying. ✌️😀
  8. For swung gridlines in the piano roll view you have to set the snap to triplets (1/8 , 1/16, 1/32). For triplet eighth notes, set eighth note and the ‘3’ next to the note values in the snap module. If you enable the piano roll view Snap resolution (independent of global snap, then you must set thePiano Roll view snap resolution (top right of the piano roll view) to 1/8 triplets or 1/16 triplets etc. That menu actually says triplet after the note value as opposed to having to tick the 3 in the main global snap. The triplet gridlines only show a ‘perfect’ 66% swing (as well as the notes that land at 33%). I was just thinking about asking for the ability to vary the gridlines based on different Swing values other than the perfect swing. To add ANY percentage of swing to midi you can use the Midi Fx Quantize or pressing Q will allow you to process the quantize instantly. I like to use the Midi FX Quantize inserted into the clip so I can slice the clip say during drum fills to quantize to a different resolution, swing or strength values. You can bounce to clip when you’re done if ya want. You can also quantize audio in a similar way using audio snap and quantize or even Groove quantize (useful for locking things like tambourines to a loose drummer or what have you. Or even grooves that evolve organically. In the context of the Quantize plugin or processing Quantize you can either use triplets for a perfect 66% swing OR you can set the value to 1/8, 1/16, 1/32 etc. snd then set the Swing Value manually (50% is straight, 66% is perfect Swing, 75% 1/8 note swing sounds like a dotted 1/8 followed by a 1/16 note, 68%-70% sounds like jazz swing. 58% sounds like loose rock like ‘Run Run Rudolph’ or Jerry Lee. 😀 I personally like to FIRST set the strength to 100% percent (temporarily just to know I’m applying the proper setting) and set the swing and Offset next. Once I’ve set those knowing it’s correcting in all the right directions, I’l adjust the strength back to where it sounds good for the track and where it was played. Good players may need 0-50% strength whereas a bad player may need 50-100% Strength and anywhere in between. Maybe for EDM you might need to set the Strength to 100% and then to the appropriate Swing value like 68% just as an example. I’ve heard just about every swing value used at one time or another. (No rules in EDM) Offset is good when the whole song has been played on top of or behind the click (still sounding good with the click turned off) and you need to tighten up your stuff but stay on top of or behind. Or for things like strings that you want tight, but need the notes to start early for the sake of the samples slower attack or pre-samples. Or if you just played ahead of the beat but need it on the beat you might need to use Offset for the quantize to correct notes in the right direction then use nudge to put it back on the beat. (Or nudge a little first then quantize) Hope my thoughts give you enough insight to help! 😃✌️
  9. You can use ACT to assign CC64 to advance to next bar (Ctrl + Page Down) (or next marker even, Ctrl + shift + Page Down). I did test it first to make sure it was possible. There are two problems with that though. Even a switch style Sustain pedal Sends CC64 127 for sustain and then CC64 0 when the pedal is released. So for every press and release you’d be 2 bars down. Then continuous Sustain pedals sen CC64 0 - 127 ending you up a couple hundred bars away. Also even switch style Pedals through some keyboards (like Roland RDs) will send a sharp ramp of 4 CC64 messages in a quick row (varying simetimes CC64 (16,72,110,127) on sustain and CC64 (62,11,0) on release. So you’re jumping 7 bars with this style of pedal and keyboard. The solution involves filtering the CC64 via Cakewalk FX Midi Event Filter. You’ll need 2 midi ins and 1 midi out for this. 1. Setup a midi track with input from your keyboard and Enable Input monitoring on that midi track. (I’m using a Roland RD-700gx via USB). 2. Insert Midi Event Filter (Midi FX) and tick the Controllers box and set the CC to 64 (top and bottom value). Set the Value to 127 (top and bottom) This filters all but the value of 127 allowing one measure increments. 😁 3 Set the output of THAT midi track to a midi out. Run a cable from that Output to another Midi input. (You can use software midi cable if you like) 4 Setup an ACT midi controller via Control bar or Preferences, Midi, Control surfaces. Click Add new control surface, select Act Midi Controller. Set the Input port to the Midi in that you ran your cable to and Output to None. 5 From the ACT Property page vis ACT module go to Options tab, then Buttons Bank 1 B1 and click the selection area to the right of ‘B1’ and select ‘Go to end of this measure ore end of next measure’ from the dropdown menu. 6 Now go back to the Controller tab and Click in the space at the bottom of the Bank1 B1 button that says EndOfthsMOEN. It will say Midi learn. Step on your sustain pedal. It will learn it. Now you can advance your bars with the sustain pedal! You could even setup sections of different tempos that last a minute or more at each tempo and put Markers at each of those sections and Advance to Next Marker instead. That way you have longer to practice at each tempo while still advancing when ready. Hope that helps! 😄✌️ I can send a GIF of the setup process if you need.
  10. You have to highlight all of the tracks you’re wanting to bounce to track. It will work when done properly.
  11. Bounce to track can already do this
  12. +1 Another way is to highlight the tracks and do a bounce to track (which can be a new track or an already created one). I would probably hold shift and drag (or cntrl shift drag to copy) the clips to separate take lanes of one track like @msmcleod suggested. Then you can even bounce to clip to combine if your edits are good. Or if you drag copy them, you can archive and hide the originals for safe keeping. I’m a take hoarder. 😄 There is no wrong way to eat a reese’s though! ✌️
  13. Just used it this way last night and did not experience any beeping. ✌️
  14. With Superior Drummer I like mapping within their software. You can really tweak the velocity layers to react how you want. (Nodes like automation for amazing customizations) Really easy to setup (click then hit a pad or drum) and save presets. I already had my acoustic/electronic hybrid kit’s trigger converters (3 TMC-6’s) setup for Native Instruments (Studio drummer and Abbey road series). To make life easy I made my Superior Drummer preset with my NI presets selected at the trigger converter so If I can easily re-trigger using NI or Superior without changing anything except calling up my map preset inside Superior drummer 3.
  15. I personally like to disable "input echo" on the track I'm recording and monitor the direct signal from the Audio Interface control panel. This way my latency settings are not affecting the actual direct signal that I'm monitoring coming in. You don't wanna hear both. Either monitor in Cakewalk OR the audio interface control panel, just not both together. Either disable input echo or pull the direct signal fader down in the interface. You might have another track with that same input with Input Echo On as well. You might disable all track Input Echo from the control bar.
  16. Checked mine and I’m on Win 10 Ver 1903 but it does say there is a feature update. I’m guessing that it will turn game mode on... Currently game mode is off. Not a fan of Win 10 update practices. I had uninstalled Catalyst Control Center and cleaned in safe mode only to find 2 days later Windows had reinstalled it. I’ve since unchecked the box for other drivers besides Windows. Fun stuff! 😄 Thanks for the heads up! 👍
  17. It’s not allowing me to set the position and select the clip at the same time during playback with Comp enabled on the smart tool. I can select a clip but playback won’t start where I click. I can click the middle of the clip which will start playback at that position but won’t select (isolate) that clip. It will select the clip and playback from the clip beginning If I Shift Select. It will select the clip and move the playhead there when the song is stopped., I need it to select the clip I click on and playback from where I’ve clicked. What I’m used to is pre-slicing the phrases of the takes I’m comping. Then during playback I’m selecting each take one at a time till I decide what’s best. Then clicking and listening to the next phrase and so forth. Previously, while comping, selecting a take during playback would play everything from the start of that clip. So now to do this I’m having to hold Shift then select. I would at least like to not have to hold shift to accomplish this like before (Tablet pen in right hand selecting listening and choosing while the left hand holds the frosted fudge little debbies) . But a step further would be to allow both the selection of the clip and setting the playback while comping when that setting is set. It’s a small thing but definitely noticed the change. I really appreciate all of the hard work going into Cakewalk and don’t want any of my small nags to over shadow all of the Greatness that’s being done. Loving all of the new features as well as the squashing of old and new bugs! I didn’t mean to nag at the bottom of an announcement thread Sorry! ✌️
  18. I think the part throwing me is having to hold Shift where as before it was simply Clicking while comping both selected the clip and played it from the start of the clip. I don’t want to have to hold shift the entire time I’m comping. The more I can do one handed with my graphics tablet pen the better. I would prefer comp mode to allow for selecting the clip as well as playing from the point of selection (when set during playback is selected) , all the while not having to press shift.
  19. One small issue, in comping mode even with Set during playback I have to hold shift when clicking a take lane to get the newly chosen clip to play. With Comp disabled from the smart tool It’ll play where ever I click. With comp mode enabled it will let me click the middle of the clip to play from there without selecting it. I personally liked clicking the comp to choose and have it playback instantly without having to hold shift. I does work to hit stop first then select and hit play. I wanna here the newly chosen clip to play instantly from the place of the clip where I clicked it. Holding shift plays it from it’s beginning. Slows me down when comping. 🤔
  20. Originally South Arkansas, but been in Branson, MO USA for 20 years now though. ✌️
  21. Have you tried unchecking ‘plugin load balancing’ in Preferences, Audio, Playback and Recording? I’ve had issues with certain plugins generating noise in places where there aren’t any clips with load balancing checked. Works fine while the clips were playing. Unchecking fixed it for me. J/c
  22. You can assign your expression pedal to send any CC you want via your keyboard. CC11 expression, CC1 Mod, CC7 Vol, etc I didn’t mean to sound like you shouldn't use the expression pedal to control the leslie. I meant for you to not use the CC11 as you may want to use that for swell, assigning your expression pedal to say CC1. Again there’s no wrong way. Plenty of freely assignable CCs to go around. Whatever CC you use you can assign in your Hammond VST. Which Hammond VST are you using? Also, what model keyboard are you using? In my live rig I have one Expression pedal for CC11 (expression) and another Expression pedal for the Leslie control (via CC1). At home I have 3 Hammond Organs. I added a toe switch (still can use the half moon switch as well) to my 57 B3 for those moments I don’t wanna let go. 😀
  23. You should be using expression to control the swell (volume) of the organ and instead use Mod for the leslie. I have a pedal in my live setup for Leslie control via Mod CC1. Also use it to soften the horns while on my piano/string/horns patch. Separate pedal for expression, then using sliders to attenuate volume CC7separate of the Expression pedal CC11. No wrong way but some ways can help the flow.
  24. You’ll want to assign what the pedals are sending via your keyboard first. Sure, you can reassign but if you always want CC11 for expression from the pedal and CC1 for mod from the wheel then it’s best to do it at the source for consistency. Most companies use standard CCs so you don’t ‘have to’ use s learn functions or saving the odd or unassigned CCs for the things like all the other things you can use it for like delay feedback or hall level. You don’t want to loose functionality of one thing to gain another. I have multiple controller patches saved in the Master Keyboard which I change to match the setup. VSL, NI, EW. In East West you just load your patch and then right click any knob or fader and hit midi learn and then wiggle your midi controller. It will then learn whatever CC you previously told your keyboard to send when receiving your pedal or mod input. You didn’t mention what the keyboard is. Hope that helps! If not, type more. 😀 ✌️
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