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  1. Good discussion guys. Thanks again MS!
  2. I am running CbB v. 2021.01 on a Creation Station Computer V.6, 64 bit interfaced with a MOTU 828x. The O.S. is Windows 10 Home v. 1803 and I'm thinking of upgrading to v. 1909 (this is what Sweetwater is currently installing). What version of Windows does Cakewalk recommend? Are there settings in this version that you would recommend changing from the default settings for Windows?
  3. Many thanks MS, Scook, and John! I'm learning a lot about these settings. In all of my current projects I'm working with 48kHz. and 24 bits . In Preferences, 64 bit Double Precision Engine is always checked; Record Bit Depth is 24, Render Bit depth is 32.
  4. Thanks for responding Jimbo. I may want to use some plug-ins during the mixdown. The tracks will be mixed and exported as wave files then the final track will be burned on a CD.
  5. I recently opened an old cwp file that I created back when I was using Sonar. it contains eight audio tracks that I was in the final stages of mixing. The tracks' volume and pan envelopes still need some work and I would like to finish this project, but I noticed that everything was recorded 44.1kHz and 16 bit. From the standpoint of preserving the fidelity of the recorded sound, would there be any advantage in exporting these tracks as 48kHz, 24 bit wave files (using pow r 3 dithering) and them importing them to a new CbB project set to work at 48KHz and 24 bit and finish my final mix in the new CbB file? if I do this should I remove the old volume and pan envelopes prior to exporting the tracks?
  6. I just wish the Bakers would get around to fixing the Colors section of Preferences so that every part could be changeable and work like it used to in the old Sonar versions. Please work on this.
  7. aleo

    The "K-System"

    Thanks everyone. I appreciate all the responses and info. I am a complete amateur/noob at mastering. Katz' method or system seemed to have a lot of merit and I knew it had been used with success in the film industry. I'm currently mixing down my tracks for an album, CD and other venues, but plan to have a professional studio do the mastering. I also want to look into LUFS.
  8. Is anyone familiar with engineer Bob Katz' proposed "K-system" of integrated metering and monitoring? Has there been any interest in this system among audio engineers who are doing mastering?
  9. Guys, Thanks so much for responding. I'll check out Steve's utilities.
  10. Would it be possible to connect the Help function to the Cakewalk Reference Guide so that it would work in a way similar to the way offline Help worked in the old Sonar program? With Sonar, you could click on Help and get a feature that would allow you to search the user's manual by either table of contents, the index, or by key word(s). Many users prefer to keep their DAW computer offline as much as possible and though I always keep an updated copy of the Reference Guide on my DAW computer, I have to go outside Cakewalk to access it and cannot search for help on a topic as easily as one could have with the old Sonar program. This would be a great time saver and a very valuable improvement.
  11. Erik, Good to hear from you. I enjoyed reading your reference to JGS. I upgraded to v. 2020.05 about two weeks ago and everything is running nicely on my system, so far. Hoping to get the stems recorded for the last two pieces on our up coming album. Best of luck with your creative projects!
  12. Wookiee, Good to hear from you. I don't expect perfection in software, but in the spirit of W. Edwards Deming, it's a good target to aim for. Best of luck with your creative projects!
  13. Jonathan, I appreciate your prompt response. You didn't comment on my system so I'm assuming it is at least adequate. Good. You seem like an earnest fellow and the confidence in your product that you express is inspiring. So... we'll go ahead with the upgrade to 2020.05 within the next few days. If all goes well I will announce it proudly in these pages. If my computer blows up you owe me a beer.😉
  14. Noel, Good to hear from you; I've been wanting to talk with someone on the Staff. I do read the Release Notes and I do appreciate the improvements stated in Features and Enhancements, and Optimization. This is progress. But, I also read Bug Fixes, about 65(!) in v. 2020.05. This seems high for a program this far in its development. They can't all be coming from the old Sonar Platinum program--hence, my concerns. To help you understand my perspective, our company used to publish manuals. We would try to ferret out all of the errors and typos, but the first printing would usually contain say 15 to 20 errors or typos. By the second printing we could usually get the number down to eight or ten, by the third maybe down to two or three. Help me understand what's going on with Cakewalk. The problems (there are three more that I did not list above) may be caused by something in my system. Here are the specs: Computer: Creation Station 450 v6, i7 8700, 3.2 G.Hz., 32 MB RAM, 64 bit, with plenty of space left on both C and D drives. O.S.: Windows 10 Home ver. 10.0.17134 Screensaver -- always off, Sleep Mode -- always off, audio drivers: ASIO, almost all of my projects are run at 48 KHz., 24 bit. This system was built and set up by Sweetwater to run Sonar X3 and it did so without any major problems. If you see anything here that might cause a problem, please let me know and I'll get it fixed. If you see anything here that could be changed or tweaked to optimize performance with CbB, please let me know and we'll get it done. You suggest providing concrete evidence. I would be happy to send a copy of my cwp file containing the problem to BandLab Tech Support (I did this once before), but since they will be running it on their computer will they be able to determine whether or not the problem is being caused by some part of my copy of CbB possibly being corrupted? Finally, I gather from your post that you recommend that I proceed and upgrade to v. 05, is that correct?
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