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  1. This is another bad example what installers can do! Something like this could never happen with a zip-installation!
  2. marled

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    IMO it's the "new" Middle Ages in software development and regrettably also in a lot of other areas in modern life (it is not allowed anymore to say your opinion, it's always the risk that it is interpreted racist, not eco-friendly or anti-women). I hate those plugin installation managers! Honestly, it would be much more user-friendly if we had zip-files to extract the contents with a simple readme instruction! It takes so much time to clean up what most of those silly installers do!
  3. For me it is the contrary, because most of the plugins today allow to use the mouse wheel just by positioning the mouse over a control. Thus if it is required to click the control first to use the mouse wheel, I often forget the click and that causes sometimes that the previous clicked control is changed. The bad thing is also that this control is not in my current focus, i.e. in the worst case I even don't know what control I have changed, but in all cases I do not know the old value. That's why I prefer that the mouse position is relevant to change a value and not a click on the control!
  4. Unfreeze synth this is a good point! Today I found out that all my settings were lost when I had unfrozen Strum Sesssion 2 in two tracks. This is really a pain! Good that I write down a lot of my settings in a text file for each song, so Iuckily I could recover the mess! But more and more I get the feeling that it is better not to use freeze for instrument tracks, but instead bounce to a new audio track and mute the instrument track. Like that you avoid to have those +3dB problems with mono tracks and it is always possible to redo the instrument without losing the settings!
  5. This is true that if you have less transient markers the risk of problems is reduced! Me too, I reduce the automatically detected transients pretty much, but most of the time I cannot reduce it to only 1 marker per bar in my case. I also noticed that if the corrections (stretching/compression) are really minor, then there is often no problem. Again, I agree with this. It is also my experience. But if you do this, then you cannot use the automatic quantizing, i.e. you have to do it manually, since the automatic quantize tries to align it to proper beat positions (whatever you choose 1/16, 1/8, ...).
  6. I am also not in love with the current export naming convention in CbB. For some time I did the renaming manually, how laborious if you often export tracks! Then I tried to use shell renaming and there was sometimes a whole mess, because the shell worked recursively. In the end I wrote my own rename program, because there was so much trouble! Also I do not agree that it makes sence to use the internal track number for export, because when you do not create your tracks in order, i.e. you insert new tracks in a later state or move them up or down, then you get a real mess if you re-export some tracks (track number may have changed)! Thus I support absolutely a track export name configuration in CbB! IMHO this would be a very valuable addition to make life easier!
  7. There is the same behavior when I bounce a clip. Most time the solo and mute settings of tracks (other tracks?) get lost! But it is not just since the latest version.
  8. I don't want to frustrate you, but for me the list of tweaks increases with each Windows update! For me Windows does not get better but worse! Since the start of W10 there was only 1 single tweak that I could cancel, because it had been fixed! πŸ˜„
  9. I cannot remember any Windows 10 update that had something new that I really needed! Most of the time the updates are only a pain, time wasted, settings reverted, some unnecessary cloud play things (child stuff), ... If I had the chance to choose, I would still use the first Windows 10 version!
  10. In addition what @John said, if you use the right click menu to insert a new track, you can select one track in the same breath to define where the new track has to be inserted. I like to use it that way, because often you do not want the new track to be added to the end.
  11. It's strange, the same thing happend to me, too!
  12. Lately I wrote a harmless contribution and there was 1 word banned. For me with non-English mother tongue it is difficult to guess which words could be banned! πŸ˜‰ This is why I made the precautionary measure to prevent that my "sentimental" message cannot be read! πŸ˜†
  13. No, absolutely not! I worked myself a lot with codesets/codepages... as a professional, but I saw in the 21st century that many big software companies (like MS) make a real mess with it! It seems they do not understand the concept, that's why they finally jump to unicode and that's better like that! πŸ˜„ Yes, Mac is definitely not an alternative! It's made by a similar dinosaur! This is the pain with those W10 issues, there is actually no real alternative!
  14. In the Middle Ages people were tormented by Black Death. Today we are tormented by Microsoft! I think in no other company there work as many id###s in the software development! The last month I had dozens of problems with the awesome W10. The newest st###dness are their language and regional settings. It is a whole mess, they link everything that has nothing to do with each other. I envy the Americans for their simple language situation, everything English! Yesterday I simply changed my date/time display settings and see what happened? Suddenly all umlaut characters in non-unicode programs were displayed as garbage! So it seems for Microsoft engineers umlauts are date/time characters πŸ˜†! The sad thing is that all the time it takes to solve those issues is lost for music creation! 😒
  15. That's exactly why I began to love iLok! Having problems with my Windows 10 PCs (new install) the iLok was the easiest to handle authorization (of course free plugins also! πŸ˜†) and the handling of the plugins that I autorized with the iLok LIcense Manager locally was easy, too! Most of the other stuff was quite complicated (except those that provided an autorisation file), because each plugin provider did it differently and still there are some plugins I could not authorize till today (since 20-aug).
  16. Yeah, I remember the good ol' Command Center! πŸ˜„
  17. As far as I know and how I understand your point there is already a functionality like this (I use it very often)! You can simply move the dB loudness scale on the track up- and downwards. Here is an example, the same clip in 2 tracks, but in the 2nd track I have moved up the loudness display scale:
  18. Thanks! But in my case it was an OEM version, more precisely they were 2 OEM versions that I lost (d@mn MS!), the original HP W10 Home and a W10 Pro OEM that I bought later.
  19. I saw exactly the same problems, even with new Melodyne editings. I have Melodyne Editor 5. As you said it is really difficult to edit. Also if I set the cursor location in Melodyne, the now time gets to a totally different location in CbB.
  20. One very positive thing about Reaper that I have found out: With a Windows 10 Update my laptop could not boot in a regular way anymore. Even after 2 weeks I could not fix it trying all kind of manual boot repair (how I regretted to have chosen UEFI!). Thus I decided to reinstall Windows 10 and lost my license 😁 because I had added a SSD as boot disk (luckily I had bought a cheap spare license lately, I tip from the Deals forum!). Now I have a long way to go through all my program and plugin installations! πŸ₯΅ Except with Reaper, I just could copy the mobile installation and it runs again! This was great in the old times of the PCs where this was possible with almost any program. All application configurations were placed in the application directory, no mess with registry and files in a couple of system directories like nowadays progress, the future, the almighty Windows 10!
  21. IMO Windows 10 is the worst Windows since a long time! I nearly can't see any advantages for me, but a lot of new problems! Recently the last Windows 10 2004 update shot down 2 of my PC's! It wasted many hours of my life and it was absolutely not the first time this happened! I hate this update ***** (enforcement), it makes you feel like a slave of MS! To me the MS developers are the worst terrorists on the earth, they assault millions of people all over the world!
  22. Okay, I understand now! πŸ˜‰ You only want to stretch the clip as a whole, no intention to quantize audio! Sorry, in this case I have misunderstood!
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