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  1. Thank you for your replies. I have to sit down and try all your suggestions- I am working on urgent project due tomorrow, so can't test it right this second, but thank you- great ideas. As I pointed out earlier- the Keyboard, mouse and NI Kontrol keyboard are all working, so it is not likely USB going out (also I remember- when USB turns off, it leaves keyboard and mouse on, right?) My audio interface is Thunderbolt 2 MOTU 1248 and 16A. The Thunderbolt connected by add on internal card to USB-C connected to Thunderbolt 3 to 2 converter. I dont know if any of these sleep. However, when Cakewalk hangs up, I can play audio files, which means- the soundcard is active. And yes, I do have power button on monitors. The thing is- I have to turn them off and turn them on exactly at the same time, otherwise, all my Cakewalk software synths windows jump on one screen, and then I have to drag them to the right screen one by one. They connected by Display Ports and if one goes off, everything moves to one that stays on- it is frustrating. When I come back I have everything on the wrong screens depending on what I turned on first. I had Cakewalk idle for couple of hours and it working. So it hangs when left overnight. Yes, there are many synths opened and installed, something may try to verify license but it should not disable cakewalk, you would think? Thank you.
  2. Thank you for your replies. This is a desktop, nothing should time out. I will double check, but I had all power settings on Never, this computer glows in the dark all night- I have 2 43" displays and they never turn off because in the past I had experience when graphic card would not wake up and restarting it by power off failed C drive (another computer). So I keep everything on. I did have WD Green in the past, that thing would fall asleep and would take almost a minute to wake up when needed, but not on this computer. I have M.2 SSD for C drive, 3 other SSDs, Western Digital Black and 2 Seagate HDDs. None supposed to sleep. I do have Norton Antivirus that likes to run processes while computer is inactive. But I did not know it may disconnect other running software. I dont remember this happening in the past- this is new issue with BandLab version of Cakewalk. Not sure how I would disable it- worth to look in to it. Where can I check Schedules other than Norton? There are running services, but I would not mass with that- had once service stopping- was not able to run backups- I am not that smart to fix it. USB power management? How would it affect Cakewalk? The mouth and keyboard are working, so as USB keyboard. Thank you.
  3. Hey there Cakewalk hangs every time I leave it unattended. I usually leave Cakewalk and the project I am working on opened in the evening if I plan to work on it the next day. Well- the next day- I press play and it hanging and hanging and wheel is spinning, and if I click anywhere, everything turns gray and freezes. If this sounds familiar- few months ago I posted about the similar problem that was happening with my older computer. The older computer was not able to start song at all. It would just hang, hang and then freeze. Kind of like this new computer, actually. The difference is that with the old computer, restarting it was not solving it. With this new computer, if I restart, it works normally. I can work for hours. No freezing, until I leave it sit for few hours. So with the old computer, I replaced my Seagate E drive (the recording drive) and it solved the issue. So with my newer (2017) computer, I am thinking- maybe the drives fall asleep and Cakewalk is not able to wake it up? So I am trying to play wav files with wav player and everything is responding. (The old computer had difficulties playing .wav files). What is the chance that I have another HDD failure ready to happen? 2 different computers have the same problem in a few months? I would not be surprised of Seagate failing, but could it be something else? Like right now I typed this entire message and ate a snack and it still frozen. The main Cakewalk Window does not even come from background- only cursor is visible. Any thoughts? I am off to restart... Thank you.
  4. Thank you for being my computer angel and look out for me! This is actually the Ivy Bridge computer that we built in 2013. I have similar set up with Kaby at my house, and use it mostly with software synths and Kontakt. The Ivy is in my other house next door that I bought to play in. Yep, the guy from Motifator said the same thing- "dont ask me why". It would be good to know. Must be driver hang or something. I guess it is a thing. Thanks again. Vlada.
  5. It working! All I did was open Yamaha USB driver Device window, there was option to send Note On and Note Off. It worked. And now it works in Sonar! Thank you very much to everyone that helped me to solve it!
  6. Interesting- I am now on my Kaby Lake in another studio and I dont see Motif driver under devices. It must have to be connected to see it? I know it is installed here and was in use before move...
  7. Somebody with experience posted this on Motifator forum- will check when I get to that studio. With the XS8 powered up and set for USB MIDI operation, you can check for driver installation by opening the Windows Control Panel and double-clicking on “Yamaha USB-MIDI Driver”. A Window should open, and “Device” should indicate “Motif XS8”. You should see the OUT and IN ports connected with a one-to-one correspondence - that is, “OUT 1” to “1”, “OUT 2” to “2”, etc., and the same for “IN 1”, and so on. Try sending “All Note ON” and “All Note OFF” - the XS8 should respond. 3) If the USB-MIDI driver isn’t found, or there’s any other concern about its operation, just reinstall it. Be sure to use the correct 32- or 64-bit version. There shouldn’t be any risk if you follow the steps in the Installation Guide PDF that comes with the download
  8. I have Motif XS, not XF, but the same steps in Utility. Not sure how I would rename driver.
  9. Ok, I see this small icon "Show/Hide controls" but when I click, it comes with empty spaces- no actual knobs there. Right click and it says "Volume 1- #101 Next line #102- 203...- what are these and how do I tell it to control Massive knobs?
  10. I figured how to go from Docked to Undocked, but I still dont see how to make them Unlocked to show knobs. Thanks.
  11. Thank you for suggestion. I just did Factory Reset on Yamaha, and nothing. Tested with Arturia Analog Lab- still no MIDI. Will attempt to install the driver again. Do I need to uninstall old driver? I did not want to mass with the driver because until now- everything was working- if I change driver, then I would not know if it is driver or keyboard. Yes, I do have another computer but this is 88keys heavy instrument and I would have to relocate it to another studio to test. But it probably better than just risk and mass with the driver right now. This would tell me if it is computer or the keyboard... Obviously it is not only Cakewalk issue.
  12. Those are still CC controls. Massive needs something else. I have folks on another forum claiming that they solved it. I am not sure how they open this Synth Rack View: I am guessing the 8 knobs of Synth Rack controlling 8 knobs of Macros at the top of the Massive synth.
  13. Oh, ok- I was clicking on audio track. Thanks! But... How come there only limited number of controllers? I dont know how to post pictures on this forum, so if you dont mind, could you look at the list of controls I am looking for to control new Nexus 3 https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=536574 And look at the picture on 2nd page of this thread- for NI Massive. It shows control assignment in Ripper for Massive. https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=537007&p=7619802#p7619802 Why Cakewalk does not offer option to at least customize controls?
  14. We been discussing it on KVRaudio in relation to new NI Massive X and Nexus not having MIDI learn, and folks were saying- we supposed to use track automation to automate plugin parameters. I am looking in the cake manual and it says, "Track Automation. The selected tool operates on track automation envelopes, including ProChannel, Arpeggiator, plug-in parameters and MIDI continuous controllers (CCs). Select the desired automation parameter from the submenu. Color-coded squares and bold text are used to indicate existing envelopes." I am looking at my track automation and all I see if Volume, Pan, Mute automation and PC parameters. I dont see any other MIDI CC parameters to automate and nothing that can be used for plugins. Am I missing it? Thank you.
  15. Unchecked what? Yes, I unchecked, then checked it again. My motif is 2008 model, I been using Cake since cakewalk 2. Something changed, I am not sure what it is. It been happily producing MIDI just few weeks ago. Was hoping it is me overlooking something silly, but there only so many settings we can manipulate. Will reset Factory on Motif and report back. It started after I loaded All Data file and all my settings on Motif changed.
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