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  1. Skyline_UK

    Summer Daze

    Oddly enough, I had included a vocal response line at the end of one verse: 'California Dreamin' all the way' but I took it out just before final mixdown! ๐Ÿคจ
  2. I can't find a specific place to report a small bug. Do I just post it here and the devs will pick it up?
  3. Skyline_UK

    Summer Daze

    My nostalgic look back to the summer of 1967.
  4. A big breakthrough for me in combatting crackling (I can't recall the thread that enlightened me, sorry) was when I understood that when I have SampleTank3 or 4 running, and say twelve instruments loaded across twelve MIDI tracks and channels, the load on my PC is far less if I load a lot more instances of SampleTank, in this case I would load three, each instance loaded with four instruments, or even four with three instruments each. It still seems daft to me and kind of counter-intuitive, but I guess it's a 'feature' ๐Ÿ˜ก of ST. Other samplers may exhibit the same behaviour, I don't know. Oh, yes, and like Bob Bone said earlier, I have to keep toggling between 64 or 128 samples for tracking, and 1024 or even 2048 for mixing down, etc. Another 'feature' that we non-technical folk understand but find clunky in this day and age. Knowing the technical origins, ins and outs of these things doesn't make them acceptable, sorry! I did once suggest CW had a quick toggle button, e.g. that could be put in the custom command module of the control bar) that users could set the sample parameters for, e.g. 128/1024, but it got short shrift, so I continue to open Prefs, Driver Settings, etc., etc. every time I want to make the change. ๐Ÿ˜’
  5. I probably have the wrong end of the stick here, but do I understand that the pending Cakewalk update means my Melodyne Studio 4 won't then work and I have to shell out ยฃ135 to buy the Melodyne 5 upgrade?
  6. MSoft are certainly having problems with it. A few weeks ago it disappeared as an offering from my 'Windows Update' information. A couple of days ago it reappeared as available so I held my breath and gave it a go on my studio PC. All worked ok, although I haven't done recording for a while so I don't know if it has messed anything up Cakewalk-wise. Time will tell. (So far I haven't seen a single features change that could possibly be of remote interest to me. ) I did get one pop up at the very end about communication with my printers being a possible threat (?) and it asked did I want the PC to communicate with them - so I clicked yes of course. I replaced my studio PC nine months ago, so maybe that's why the update went ok. On my HP laptop, about seven years old, it got all the way and hung at 94% of installation, so I turned it off and on again and it reverted to 1909. Oddly, I updated a very old clunky Toshiba laptop and it was happy to update that although it took about ten hours. Like a lot of people, I Googled the installation hanging problem and there are 'solutions' online, but they are all horrendously complex and I'm not head of a company IT department or have a degree in programming, so I left it. MSoft must be aware that there are millions of computers not going up to 2004, and therefore not going up to whatever comes after that as things get more and more tangled up. They need to better communicate about this and sort it out.
  7. I've had them for a long time, they're high quality in functionality and looks, but I hardly ever use them. Reason: out of all my plugins they impose the heaviest CPU load and it becomes a pain adjusting the project environment to cater for this.
  8. When I want to change my Hammerfall Aio interface's sample rate, say from 128 to 1024 in order to do a mixdown, or the reverse for tracking, I have to open Preferences and press a few keys to do this. Could a button be made available in the control bar, say, that would enable the user to toggle with one click between 'tracking' and 'mixing'? To cater for different user needs and interfaces the button's two states would need to be user configurable.
  9. After that last one they deserve a breather!
  10. Same here, no joy. I tried to install it first on my HP Envy laptop which has absolutely nothing strange on it - just MS Office. The install stalled for ever on 86% so I cold booted and it rolled back to 1903. Tried again a couple of days later, a tantalising 97% then stalled again. I got no error messages during all this waste of time. I can't be bothered with it any more. I won't be attempting to install it on my studio PC until I feel confident it will work. We can't be the only ones with this problems; is Microsoft saying or doing anything?? If not, millions will not only never be able to move on from 1909 but will never be able to move on to anything ever.
  11. https://www.celemony.com/en/melodyne/new-in-melodyne-5 ยฃ133 to upgrade Studio seems a bit pricey to me, having looked through the new features. I'll hold off for now.
  12. Thanks. I'm going to fire up my old PC that I replaced last year and rummage on it to find the earlier downloads. EDIT: Ah! Surprisingly all previous versions are still downloadable from 'My Products'. I deleted the version I'd got installed and can confirm that 1.0.3 does indeed run better in terms of CPU load.
  13. It begs the question in my mind, why did/does IK (not a slouch in their market arena) go to all the trouble of devising and programming sophisticated software products that they want to sell a lot of in what seems a slipshod manner? Surely they would have a clue at design stage that it would be a very good thing if the code took account of the PCs buyers are probably using? ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ™„
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