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  1. These are the original videos I mentioned that I would finish because they are just tips and tricks videos for the program in general. I think they're still useful and for new users would be really helpful. 👍 Thanks for watching!
  2. You knowingly misrepresented my video as a rant and then placed fault on me for making a video on my own channel. You're not fooling anybody with your fake concern for wanting to help me.
  3. There is an easier way. Just use MIDI plugins.
  4. There are the global snap settings and then the PRV snap settings. Make sure your settings match this screenshot:
  5. A rant would be a person screaming in angry passion about arguments that are not fueled by facts. What I presented in my video were clearly facts, and I expressed my disappointment and displeasure. Nobody cares about the problem you had with it. It's not about you. It's about Cakewalk not working. I'm also not to blame for anything and it's moronic that you'd even think I should be at all. Absurd. I don't foresee this happening. Cakewalk is a free product and it's not immediately clear what their money-strategy is going to be. Bugs should be fixed by priority, especially by severity. However, I have a lot more experience than you and a better understanding of critical problems with the DAW. I would never listen to somebody who doesn't know what they are talking about with Electricity, but I would very seriously consider the opinion of a professional Electrician with experience. You forget also that I have many years of making Cakewalk videos. I have solved dozens of problems myself with users who have contacted me directly with the feedback being very often that I was faster, more helpful, and solved their problem faster than official Cakewalk support. At this point, my name and my channel are synonymous with Cakewalk. If I'm to be an ambassador of this program and take part in deep bug crushing and such, I think it's quite logical that I deserve compensation. That said, when major Cakewalk updates have surfaced that deal with the problems that have plagued the program for years (and now these new issues), I will be the first one to try Cakewalk because it's my first love. My passion for this DAW is such that my criticisms are just as strong as my praise.
  6. You are smart enough - just Reaper was programmed by an engineer. Cakewalk can be installed and more or less understood right away due to the interface but it's equally as jarring for inexperienced folks who see all these modules, etc. It just takes time to get use to it. Although with Reaper it'd be better if things like the Better Menu Set, etc, were automatically installed and things like that. Otherwise you can make Reaper look and function pretty much just like Cakewalk.
  7. So edgy. I'm making videos on my YouTube channel for people who have been requesting that I do so since the day Bandlab took over. I bring actual content and value. That content and value also comes with criticism. I'll be happy when I don't have to suffer moronic comments such as yours when my tutorials are finished.
  8. I have a Studio One 3.5 license, so yes I have. It's always nice to find out who the Gammas here are. I didn't say the interface was perfect or that it worked well , but that it was a vast organizational improvement over window-on-top-of-window as it had been. Everybody knows X1 was a bug filled mess and it was the beginning of the end.
  9. Oh! I stand corrected then. I thought the more robust docking/hiding features of Studio One showed up later on. My mistake.
  10. As I mentioned, Cakewalk was losing the market because it was windows only and the bugs. I do not recall people saying that SONAR didn't have enough features or that they did not innovate. I mean, the X1 Skylight Interface was directly lifted and implemented into Studio One for example. I do have to say that to this day I reach for the Sonitus Delay plugin over just about every other delay I've tried. I haven't tried the soundtoys stuff but until that happens I'm quite happy with Sonitus Delay.
  11. Cakewalk was losing out on the market for a few reasons but the main reasons were probably it being windows only and the long outstanding bugs. DAWS like Reaper and Studio One have been able to come up on the scene in the last 10 years and blow Cakewalk out of the water because they can side-step the legacy code, see what has worked for Cakewalk, Pro Tools, etc., and use that as a starting point. (Studio One has a nearly identical modular interface, for example.) The rise in popularity of Cakewalk is a result of it being free, which is fine. You can still get a lot done with Cakewalk and because you don't have to spend money on the DAW itself; you can buy some essential plugins such as the Waves Gold bundle, or the Slate Everything Bundle, and get to work.
  12. Just the headphones? They should come in a box with an adapter, a short cable, a long cable, and a coiled cable. If you have an audio interface already you'll be fine. Also the headphones don't need to be driven by anything else, you can plug them into your smartphone or whatever - no issues.
  13. Under $200? Audio Technica ATH-M50x.
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  15. Recently, Waves has been forced to adopt a more consumer-friendly approach to their plugins. (Most likely due in large part to the overwhelming success of the Slate Everything Bundle.) There are a lot of Waves plugins now that are very affordable and on sale. I figured I'd recommend a few of them since there is a big sale right now. SSL-EChannel Strip Plugin: One of the best plugins ever for drums, guitars, bass.... basically just one of the best ever and at $29... pretty much a no brainer. (I paid hundreds for it years ago.) API 550 / API 560: These are my 'secret sauce' plugins for adding presence and bite to my guitars. I explained in detail how I use them in my Metal Amp Simulator course on Udemy. SSL G-Master Buss Compressor: SSL bus compression is very popular in the metal genre. You could use the FG-Grey as well, but you can't go wrong with the SSL Comp. C4 Multiband Compressor: One of the best multiband compressors out there for helping keep low-mids of guitars under control. Again, at $29, hard to argue against it. Finally, an honorable mention can go to the Q10 Paragraphic EQ - I use Fabfilter EQ now, but when I want to get a very narrow and tight bandwidth, I still find the Q10 to work brilliantly in that capacity.
  16. Tim, Ah, looks like I was wrong about the meters! Can you reset all meters in all different pane views to be -24dB for example, or only globally reset them to the default option?
  17. I wouldn't know - there is a workaround I've been using for a few years regarding Kazrog stuff that keeps it a bit more stable. They still crash sometimes, though.
  18. Kazrog crashes Cakewalk reliably and Shane has no idea why. It's a shame, because Kazrog makes killer stuff.
  19. You can also right-click on the automation itself and select faster or slower curves that'll mimic the audio slopes.
  20. Hi, #1 This is an old error. In the past it's been associated with clips that were edited in length outside of the current version of SONAR. Are you editing or working on sessions that you originally started working on in SONAR and have since started in CbB? Do you have any clips that now don't have any data in them? #2 That CPU is 8 years old already and you'll be pushing it with a 64bit operating system, plugins, etc. What version of Cubase are you coming from? As for changing the buffer size, this is exactly what you're supposed to do. Change it when you're recording, and when you go to mix, increase the buffer size. You will always have cracking and popping trying to mix anything of size at a 64 buffer sample rate. Minimum is 512, best to go with 1024 or even more with very large projects that have a ton of plugins. By tons of plugins, do you mean 10-15, or 30-50? What kind of plugins? Linear phase plugins? Stock plugins? There are huge differences here. You will need a new CPU before the year is over.
  21. Thanks! You're not the first person to mention the bass guitar; might be something to that. 😄
  22. Hi there, Yes, I used Cakewalk exclusively since Cakewalk Pro Audio 9.03. Many years! Before I write this, I want to say that the large majority of new people getting into audio are most likely going to be just fine and well served with Cakewalk by Bandlab. It's just that when people progress, become better, etc., certain things start to become clear. The real truth of the matter is not about what Cakewalk lacks or doesn't lack in features because Cakewalk has and does most things most people would need and more. (Albeit sometimes in an outdated way.) The main 'Cakewalk killer' is the inability to do any kind of consistent drum or audio editing. Anytime you start to get a decent number of audio clips in the session, the session tanks. This is an issue I raised in 2016 on the old forums and you can read that thread here. There are other audio editing related issues: AudioSnap doesn't detect at the zero-crossing point; Always detects late, which introduces clicks and pops. It means you have to manually move all the detection markers anyway, completely defeating the purpose. When doing a "Beat Detective" method, splitting clips will take literally ages and the file size of the session increases by an order of magnitude. The session bogs down to a screeching halt and you can't even save properly. No quick quantize keyboard shortcut. Have to always open the AudioSnap menu. Tab to Transient doesn't work very well with grouped clips. Stretching only works with one clip at a time. Impossible to stretch tracks for cymbal bleed, as you have to do it one at a time which causes phase issues and artifacts. Group clips don't split together; Even after grouping a track, you can't just select one track to have them all selected. Still have to select them all. What was the point of making a group, then? Now there are other improvements that'd make Cakewalk better, here are some just off the top of my head: Better keyboard remapping abilities; Colored markers; Better plugin stability; Kazrog Plugins consistently crash Cakewalk, for example. These are plugins that I use all the time with clients. Being able to move multiple tracks at once without having to put them into a track folder; Being able to resize strips in Console view independently; For example, the mix strips are narrow, but the bus strips are wide; Being able to reset all the meters globally; So it's not about features, but stability and bug fixes for Cakewalk that'd bring me back to Cakewalk. Anybody who blindly wants to defend Cakewalk without having tried Reaper or other DAWs are fooling themselves. Anyway, hope that gave you some insight. 👍
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