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  1. Tobias

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    You make valid points, but I feel I must point out that you are dead wrong about spinach. Spinach is objectively horrible!
  2. Spend that money on something else. I am sure version 4 is more than good enough to create great music with. New versions and features all the time tends to get more focus that doing the actual thing the software is intended for in the first place, creating music. From what I have heard version 4 is liked by lots of people so I am sure you are sitting pretty with that one for years to come. Buy a beer or two instead and get inspired to create with what you have
  3. Tobias

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    You are correct, there are ways around this and I do use them. Like you said you can enter them and the ability to spilt a quarternote into 920 or so ticks ( don't have it infront of me know ) means you can enter pretty much what you want and have it sound right. It just makes the editing harder than it otherwise would be and obviously less intuitive since the notation is wrong for someone who likes to work with notation. Its probably old code like you say and might be a "if it aint broke" kind of a thing. I will experiment a bit with importing those things into other software and see if I get them to display correctly there like you say. And to be clear, I too will take those imperfections any day of the week, I am not going anywhere anytime soon. Been using CW forever so its not a dealbreaker its just something on my wish list First daw-like software I used was back in 92-93 or something and it was called musicator, and it handled any kind of notation, whatever tuplets or polyrythms you could think of. maybe that set my expectations for later in life
  4. Tobias

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    Fair point, but there are some simple (maybe?) tweaks only that I am really asking for, not the full on Finale/Sibelius feature set. To me at this point, the staff implantation is a bit like having a word processor that does not contain all the letters of the alphabet, like 5-6 are missing for some reason. The musical alphabet contains different note values that can be displayed visually, and it does in CW but only to a point. I guess I dont understand the cutoff point of what is include and what is not. whole notes up to 32nd notes and triplets is included in staff. There are no other tuplets like quintuplets of sixtuplets or polys etc, which I guess is as easy/or hard to process as an eight note for a computer as they are just different number of "ticks". You can step record these things using ticks and tuplets but they are not able to be displayed correctly which makes editing hard(er). A 16th note quintuplet for example ends up being a group of 4 16th notes with an extra 16th mashed in between. My question here is if it harder to display those than triplets or eights, or is it just that CW decided to stop where they did for some reason? I am ignorant about how difficult and/or time consuming it would be to expand the visual vocabulary a bit to be more complete. Could be it is a real pain.
  5. Tobias

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    Another vote for staff improvements here! I do realize a DAW and full fledged scoring apps like Finale/Sibelius are somewhat different and it might not be possible or feasible to get to that level at a reasonable amount of work based on the interest for such a thing from the CW community. I have said before that notation is really the only missing link in CW for me. I can manage to work around it either writing by hand or in other programs like mentioned above, but I would obviously prefer to be able to do it all within CW. But I do realize the implications of including scoring to that level, most likely mega effort involved. I hope maybe there could be some updates with more notation options like different tuplets and polyrythms etc. But hey, I am very happy with the product as is, but one can dream, right ?
  6. More focus on staff view, making it a viable option for those of us who write actual notation.
  7. If for some reason w.j doesn't want it I would love it Either way, very generous of you to offer this! Im in Sweden btw
  8. I like the Cakewalk interface. There is nothing about it that is hindering me in any way. I dont even think about it, which is the best comment I can give on a GUI. It just works.
  9. @msmcleod I did a clean install a while back and the gate is there as described.
  10. I think its a nice idea to think about the different areas where selling music might be an option, your list is great for thinking outside the box so to speak.
  11. Best thing is to realize that nobody really cares that much about music these days. There is just WAY too much out there now. Just like movies, music has lost much of its value. Now, that doesn't mean we can't enjoy making it and listening to what is out there, but making money off of it or whatever is pretty much out for the most part. There are like 10 million shitty "songs" for each good one now as there is no filter and "everyone" is a composer. There is actually something like overabundance, even if that is not a word and I would argue that is where we are at. There is just too much content. Anyway, there is enough great music already created to last many lifetimes so I feel rather good about it. People just don't consume music the same way anymore, I have lived through that change. I rarely see people even making it through ONE song now, before going to the next or switch to cats on youtube or facebook. Hell, even at concerts they are looking through their "%#&¤%# phones! Imagine sitting through listening to an entire album like we used to ... lol ... what a foregin concept !
  12. A score can mean many different things based on what they are actually asking for. In many cases people use score/lead sheet interchangeably, meaning they only want the tempo, harmony and melody. Think of Real Book for example. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c0/Myfunnyvalentine.jpg/330px-Myfunnyvalentine.jpg In this case if its a theatre and they plan to play your music with the act, I would assume they want the scores for all the intrsuments, if they want to play it as you wrote it on the CD that is? In that case it would mean writing out the melody, tempo and key for all the instruments with rests and other articulation info like creasendos etc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheet_music#/media/File:Der_100._Psalm_Max_Reger.jpg Cakewalk is really not good at producing a leadsheet or a full score imo. Unless everything is steprecorded the notes will 100% be wrong and impossible to recreate by a musician. At least that is my experience. (which i why I always beg for a new staff implementation ) I would ask them about their expectations to avoid unnecessary work
  13. All you need to do is put together some parts, more like lego than "building" anything. Anyone can do that as long as you get the right parts, and to be honest there are not THAT many variations. That said, I doubt there are huge gains doing it yourself compared to those providing it as a service so if you like that extra safety and experience it might be a good choice. Personally I like to do it myself simply because I have many times and know how I guess, I see no upside in outsourcing that part. Your requirements might need something different with 100 tracks and 200 plugins No idea if my 8700k could handle that, I never write music with 100 tracks and I dont even OWN 200 plugins let alone put them in one project. lol We can always wait for the latest and greatest parts that might be around the corner, and in the process not get any music done. Buying good quality parts in the upper range of spec today will serve you well ... pretty much.
  14. Can you guys enlighten be a bit on RIG profiles and IR's ? IR's seems to me to be things you can buy from otherplaces ? What are some you guys recommend in terms of quality, where to look I mean? I realize it depends on type etc but I would think there are some that delivers good quality in general? I will read up on it abit now and educate myself on it ... but would appreciate any input on the above.
  15. Oh is that right? I have mine on High ( I believe ) but my guitar is all single coil. Maybe that is why many presets are way too "hot", will have to try that.
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