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  1. Okay, sorry about the confusion. I was told by someone I know that the link I had posted didn’t appear to be read-only, but one that allowed anyone with access to the link to update the zip file’s content. Of course, if that was the case it wasn’t good. I was in a great hurry and hadn’t time to check it out, so the only quick fix I saw was to remove the file altogether and make a short post here that the link had been removed. Now that I’m back I have uploaded a new copy of the icon file and updated the OP with a link that I’ve double-checked should be read-only.
  2. For anyone interested, I have added another 40+ icons to this bundle. Perhaps most importantly are the additional instruments that came with Arturia V Collection 9, UVI Vintage Vault 4 and Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate 14. I have also added some older libraries from Kontakt’s Play Series which were previously missing, as well as some odd bits and pieces from 8dio, Ujam, Wedge Force and Xfer. A few examples can be seen below. For instructions on how to download and where to extract, see the opening post. The zip file contains the whole 550+ icon bundle.
  3. This BF I didn’t think I would buy anything, but managed to find an old boxed version of Steinberg Groove Agent 4 at a local reseller for around $30. It got automatically upgraded to the current version Groove Agent 5 when activated (MRP: $179). If this sounds familiar, I had a similar experience BF 2021 buying a boxed version of Steinberg HALion Sonic 2 for around $30 (at the same reseller) which upon activation was automatically upgraded to HALion Sonic 3 (MRP: $249). Hell Yeah! An important bonus to me is that they both run under Cakewalk, whereas Grove Agent SE and HALion Sonic SE, which both came included with Cubase Pro, apart from being meager in comparison are restricted to Cubase.
  4. Might be a write permission issue. Do you have a file called do_trace.txt in your folder C:\Users\[username]\Documents\Addictive Drums 2\[somenumber]\Settings? Unless you are investigating something related to AD2, probably on request by XLN Audio, you should not (as it will always slow things down). If you do have such a file, rename it dont_trace.txt (no apostrophe) and no log will be written. Similar steps should be taken with the corresponding file in the Addictive Keys path, if present.
  5. It was quite some time ago, but if I remember it correctly I was pretty much back to normal in a month. I suppose age can affect the speed of recovery and at that time I was still in my forties. I also had this very experienced hand surgeon both times (I’ve kept his business card just in case). Although three fingers were targeted the second time, the surgeon managed to perform the operation by only making two small cuts in my right hand as he could reach the sheaths of the ring finger as well as the middle finger through the same opening. The little finger unfortunately needed its own. And once the bandages could be removed I stretched and contracted my fingers on a regular basis in an attempt to speed up the recovery so I could go back to my keyboard. Pain is temporary, music is forever.
  6. I’ve had this problem with both my hands. At first it was only one finger in my left hand. I got a local cortisone injection which at first seemed to fix the problem, but after about a year the issue had reappeared. By then I got a twenty minute surgery which permanently took care of the problem. A couple of years later I got a similar problem with three fingers in my right hand so I got surgery there as well. All this happened about fifteen years ago and I haven’t had any problem with my fingers since then. I’m only an amateur keyboard player so to me it wasn’t such a big deal having to wait while the scars healed and until the dexterity went back to normal. For me it took less than a month, but I guess it’s quite individual. In my experience, once you begin to have a trigger-finger it won't get better over time, only worse. In my case the cause was diabetes and surgery was the only permanent solution.
  7. Rigid Audio. When you’ve got more disk space than money.
  8. Coldplay - Paradise (feat. Maple)
  9. I haven’t seen that happen in a year or two despite a couple of Windows 10 revisions, so I guess they have changed the program logic.
  10. Wayback Machine is your friend. Here's a demo version of Corel Painter 2022 that should work for 15 days: https://www.corel.com/akdlm/6763/downloads/free/trials/Painter/2022/Q27hdmS46/CorelPainter2022.exe
  11. The original image on page 1 in this thread (the one where everybody still have their heads attached to their bodies) is quite easy to geolocate; it’s shot at the amusement park Gröna Lund in Stockholm, about a kilometer from the XLN Audio head office. Although I’m only guessing, I’m pretty sure that the reason for the event was to have a 5-kamp (pentathlon) for the purpose of team-building. I’m also pretty sure that the evening ended with a beer or two at some local pub. They usually do.
  12. That’s extraordinary! They all seem to elevate at least a feet above the ground! And the tall guy in the back to the left has no throat. So that's what they are doing? Anti-gravity and invisibility plugins? The mystery deepens.
  13. Signed, sealed and delivered (or at least in my ASC) . You can thank me later.
  14. It’s €149 including VAT for me as well and I’ve only got V Collection 5 (and Pigments, if that matters). Hm, at that price maybe I should go ahead and hit the Checkout button? It would normally not go on sale for as low as €99 on BF, but of course, if I buy it now, it will.
  15. Thanks! I’ve downloaded the new version and will soon check it out. The reason I asked for the possibility to have multiple file arguments was that I assumed it would be more efficient during a batch conversion not having to call CakeArp.exe for each file to be processed, but as you say it might very well be that the utility is so lean that it wouldn't have made any noticeable difference. Still, many thanks for the addition! Edit: As for the reason why SONAR was unable to save PTN files; of course, I’m only guessing here, but I can’t help wonder if the reason might have been that the ability to save PTN files could have been regarded as a unique selling point of Project5. Adding that ability to SONAR as well might have been regarded as product cannibalizing.
  16. I made some small initial tests where I took a very simple pattern-like MIDI file and had it processed by your converter. I was then able to run the resulting PTN file through the CbB arpeggiator without any problems. I will make some more tests but as for the above use-case it worked very well. Great! Question: would it be possible to have the program optionally accept more than one file argument? That way I could write my own Windows GUI frontend and through your utility have it make a batch conversion of multiple MIDI files in one single operation?
  17. I thought I’d never buy another effect plugin again, but of course I couldn’t resist FET Compressor at this price, as it will make a nice addition to my ProChannel. Let’s hope that Softube in the future will have a similar 90 % discount for the remaining four ProChannel effects that once was part of the now defunct Softube Mix Bundle. When it was still available I think the regular price for the whole bundle was $299 and never got below $179 during sales. You can currently buy the TSAR-1R reverb for $39 and the three EQ’s in the Passive-Active pack for $149. A 90 % discount would make them pretty irresistible for anyone suffering from PC-OCD (like me).
  18. I’m pretty happy with what I've got. As I’m not going to buy mostly the same libraries over and over again, I’ll be waiting a fair number of releases before I’m even going to consider an upgrade. NI wants me to pay €499 for an upgrade from K12U CE to K14U CE, which to me is pretty ridiculous; Brainworx stuff I don't really care for and when it's time for me to upgrade my MPS 3.1 I'll turn to iZotope directly.
  19. I updated the FX, PDC and 2x buttons in my themes Lead, Gran Vista and Carbon in November last year in such a way. The picture below shows the first two buttons in themes Gran Vista and Lead respectively before and after the change. The 2x button was changed in a similar way (not shown in this image). As for the default PDC button being confusing, Noel actually agreed that it was in a recent post.
  20. Yes, I noticed a couple of days ago that there actually is a P5 Pattern filter available when selecting File > Import > MIDI. The pattern will be displayed as MIDI in Cakewalk and thus be available for modification, but the problem is of course that there is no way of saving MIDI as a pattern file. I can't really understand why that function was omitted in SONAR as the Bakers at that time definitely had access to the P5 program code. But who knows, maybe they still have it stored in some long-forgotten repository and quite easily can dust it off and integrate it into CbB? Or, otherwise, that "Magic Fingers" azslow3 might find it an interesting challenge to write an external MID > PTN converter?
  21. Sorry, I don’t have Project5 and know nothing about it, but if it's of any help there is a 378 page pdf manual for Project5 version 2 online. Edit: Updated the url slightly.
  22. Didn’t you notice that scook supplied a link to that file in his post? I have previously also been looking for that zip all over the internet and the Wayback Machine but always hit a dead end, but thanks to Steve it's now downloaded.
  23. My personal experience is that any mouse with buttons near my thumb is a potential problem. Why? Because there will be so many unintended clicks/actions I will then have to undo. Maybe I’ve got a restless thumb, I don’t know, but my first criteria when buying a mouse is that there should be no left-side buttons.
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