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  1. IIRC these are the project preview files (used in the start screen). If "Include Project Preview" is unchecked in the export dialog, they won't be generated.
  2. As @User 905133 says, it's almost certainly from old player-pianos: When I used Music-X on the Amiga back in the late 80's, it had a piano roll editor:
  3. I've had this before - quite recently actually. I fixed it by opening Native Access, then the Kontakt 7 standalone - everything was fine after that. FWIW - I always find it's good practice to open the standalone version of any app that comes in both standalone & VST format, first. Some take a while to update their internal databases/phone home, and this can confuse the VST scanners of DAW's.
  4. In Sonar, not one click but two:
  5. It's worth taking a look at this article explaining how the P/E core scheduling works on Windows 10 & Windows 11: https://aloiskraus.wordpress.com/2024/02/08/hybrid-cpu-performance-on-windows-10-and-11/ TLDR: If the process is running at a priority of normal or above, then Windows will choose the performance cores first, then fall back to the efficiency cores. If the process is running below normal, it'll pick the efficiency cores first. The Audio engine in Sonar/CbB runs at a fairly high priority (higher if MMCSS is checked in preferences, which it is by default), so Windows should be giving priority to performance cores. If e-cores do end up used for audio processing you could experience drop-outs if the e-cores fail to process audio in time. In essence they become the weakest link in the chain. In saying that, the e-core max turbo frequency is 4.30 GHz on a 13000K, and 4.5GHz on the i9-14900KS which should be ample for even the most demanding project. Of course, the fix is just to up your ASIO buffer size if/when this happens. The only time having a higher ASIO buffer could cause issues, is when you need to re-record or overdub a track later on in the mixing process. There are various workarounds for this including freezing tracks, turning off effects, or bouncing all the other tracks to a single audio track and temporarily archiving those other tracks while you track.
  6. You don't have to use the headphone correction - you can enable the room simulation on its own. The adjusted frequency response won't be 100%, but it will give you the room imaging/cross talk etc. Alternatively you could download (or measure) the frequency response of your current headphones and chose a headphone model with the most similar frequency response. Lastly, you could try contacting HorNET so see if they'd include your headphones in their model list.
  7. I've got it, but haven't really used it much. Seems to do what it says on the tin.
  8. Check out HoRNet VHS - it's only €10.99 ( ~ $12 US ). It supports over 280 models of headphones.
  9. I think you're crediting me with far more influence than I actually have!
  10. BandLab Technologies (the company) is owned by Caldecott Music Group. There are currently three companies under its umbrella: BandLab Technologies, NME Networks, and Vista Musical Instruments. Each of these companies has several brands. BandLab Technologies has four brands: BandLab, Cakewalk, Reverb Nation, and Air Bit. They aren't separate companies, only brands within BandLab Technologies. See the Portofolio section here: https://caldecottmusic.com/
  11. First of all, ensure your MIDI output is defined as the Alesis QS7. To do this, 1. Open the Preferences dialog and go to the Instruments page under the MIDI section. 2. Click the Define button 3. Click the Import button, and open "C:\Cakewalk Content\Cakewalk Core\Instruments\Alesis.ins" 4. Select the Alesis QS7 from the dialog. 5. Select channels 1-16 of the MIDI output device you have connected to your Alesis QS7 (click on Ch1, then while holding SHIFT click on Ch16). 6. Select the Alesis QS7 from the list. 7. Click Apply, then close. You can now choose QS7 patches using the Patch Browser button in the inspector. You should also be aware that Cakewalk has a MIDI Channel Override setting. When set to "MIDI Channel = None", then any recorded MIDI data will be transmitted using exactly the same MIDI channel it was recorded on. As your keyboard is most likely transmitting on only one channel (e.g. channel 1), this isn't always desirable - so you can force the MIDI channel to the required one using the dropdown below: This will ensure that both the program change message and the MIDI events themselves will be sent on the required MIDI channel for that part.
  12. There isn't any Theme Editor for the new Sonar at present. We do intend to release one in the future, but it'll have to be written from scratch. When it's available you'll definitely be able to change colours, but whether you'll be able to replace SVG's is still in discussion.
  13. The best advice I can give is to listen to everything on those headphones, especially lots of well mixed songs. You want to do this for several weeks, so you need to get to the point where you instinctively know what a good mix sounds like on your headphones. Pay particular attention to the levels of the bass and the vocals in relation to the rest of the mix. When listening to commercial releases, I've always found the bass to be quieter than I expected, and the vocals far more up-front on headphones. So be aware of this when mixing your own material. There's always the danger that you're ignoring frequencies that can simply not be reproduced by your headphones, so check your mixes on your monitors, home hi-fi and/or car and take note of anything that is overexaggerated in those environments. Again, bass will probably be the area that will give you most trouble. A high pass filter can help to eliminate these frequencies - especially on tracks that don't have anything useful in the low end (e.g. vocals, guitars). Get to the point where you're aware of what you can't hear in your headphones. Also consider getting ARC or Sonarworks for your Rockit speakers - it won't make your room perfect, but it will at least improve things for referencing. Finally, use reference material often. A/B your mix with a similar commercial track and compare the levels / balance of each instrument against your own. Bear in mind that the reference track will be mastered, and your track is only in the mix stage, so turn down the volume of the reference track to match yours.... not the other way around!
  14. @Misha - have you actually asked BandLab your questions? Although us bakers do chip in now and then, this is primarily a user forum. There's very little information we can give short of repeating what is on the website. FYI, the emails to support@cakewalk.com go to the guys at BandLab first.
  15. FWIW - I managed to get my HD201's for around $20 each. AFAIK they're now discontinued, but the HD206's are very similar can be found at a similar price.
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