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Larry Jones

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  1. Thank you, Steve! That fixed the jerky cursor. I still have a funny little sound when I stop the transport -- not what I described above, but more like a little squeak. I should also mention that during the time I was not using CbB I had a Microsoft update. I'm now on Window 10, Version 1903 (OS Build 18.362.388). Don't know what I was on before when the transport wasn't squeaking, but this one didn't seem like a huge update from MS.
  2. Just got around to downloading and trying Version 2019.09 (Build 70, 64 bit), and the first thing I have noticed is herky jerky movement of the timeline cursor as it tries to track the song. I'm using a simple template with Addictive Drums, Dimension Pro for bass, True Pianos and a track for direct electric guitar. The jerky motion happens on record and playback, although the sound doesn't seem to be affected. Also, when I stop the transport (either while recording or playing back), there's a little sound out of the monitors, kind of like a footstep on gravel, very short, very low level, but audible. I've only experimented with MIDI piano, so it's not as if I'm overloading anything, and this hasn't happened before that I recall. Anyone have any ideas? What to try? Thanks!
  3. I use a first gen 6i6 with CbB. My projects are not too intense - 30 or 40 tracks, audio and MIDI. Round trip latency is acceptable to me, but I haven't adjusted the buffers in so long I can't remember what the settings are. I think RTL playing guitar through a sim is 10 - 12 msec. I understand the second gen units are faster, and the software mixer is much better. Focusrite MixControl (which comes with the 1st gen) is not user friendly. Overall, though, I'm happy with my 6i6. Best of luck.
  4. I disabled all onboard audio drivers permanently, and switched to asio. I use it both for recording and playback as well as YouTube and other windows sounds. You have to make sure you set the sample rate and bit depth in Windows to the same as you're using in Cakewalk.
  5. The fact that you're concerned about this issue indicates you don't want to release your work with this amount of distortion on the CP-30. Nothing suggested so far in the thread will actually eliminate the distortion. I'd say it's time to fire up whatever synth you still have, play the part again, and consider this a lesson for the future.
  6. I've been trying to do this for the past couple of weeks. I wouldn't say there's no way, but so far I haven't found a good way. I insert Addictive Drums, arm the MIDI track, record kick drum for, let's say, eight bars, RTZ, record snare or hat or something (in sound on sound mode). My goal is to create a 2- or 4-bar pattern and save it as an Acid loop. But, maybe due to my ineptitude at thinking like a drummer (I am not one), so far no love. On edit: But to your original post, @Craig Anderton, I think you might be on the wrong track suggesting Reason as an accessory to CbB (objections appearing elsewhere in this thread), but an article that simply describes how to rewire anything to CbB, with some examples of useful techniques would be interesting to me.
  7. Good to know my vast ignorance might finally come in handy for somebody. @Craig Anderton, feel free to PM me if you'd like to know what else I don't know, about ReWire or... anything.
  8. I have been doing digital recording since before the current millennium, and I have never rewired anything, and don't know how to do it or why I would want to. So I'd be interested in an entry-level explanation of it. Capabilities, gotchas, advantages, reasons for doing it at all. I'm sure I could google this, but I guess my question would be "Why would I want to know?"
  9. I can't read what it says in your images, but if you've got the Focusrite set up correctly, maybe you have not activated input echo ("J" in the image) on the guitar track you are trying to record. If not, you won't hear anything until you start to record.
  10. Larry Jones

    Start Screen Location

    Is there any way for the user to specify where the Start Screen appears? I use two monitors side-by-side, with the Cakewalk GUI spread across both. When the Start Screen pops up in the middle of the dual display, the two bezels form a block right down the middle of the SS and I have to move it before I can use it. Outside of CbB, Windows remembers where things are and puts them back there even after a restart, so it seems as if there might be a way for this same thing to happen inside of CbB. Thanx!
  11. Some time in the next year or two there will be a plugin that is an order of magnitude more "realistic" than what we have now. It's a matter of processing power and "smart" modeling. This stuff just keeps getting more accurate and simple all the time. We'd have one now, probably, if there were a serious demand for it, but -- this is just my guess -- artists still want to sing their own stuff, and in the long run that's cheaper and better.
  12. What's the point of the Trump video? Just trying to show how obnoxious he is? On edit: The link in your post goes to a video montage by conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck, of Donald Trump being rude to people. I find nothing amusing about this racist demagogue. If your post is found acceptable under this forum's terms of service I will consider that I have permission to post political videos of my own.
  13. I've gotten as far as thinking about it. Then I saw myself creating a duplicate vocal track, breaking all the blobs down into individual notes/syllables, and moving them around to the correct harmony notes. It started to seem like too much work, so at that point I set up a microphone and sang the part. 🙃
  14. I guess I've been out of the loop too long. I kept looking for the post that said "NO, YOU CAN'T MIX ON HEADPHONES!!!" This was my training in the 70s and I had no reason to reconsider during the subsequent decades when I worked in studios. I realize that most music these days comes out of earbuds or computer "multimedia" speakers, and so I guess the thinking might be Why waste money on studio monitors when the sound will eventually be coming out of one-inch speakers (or earbuds!)? Everything does sound better on headphones, of course, which is the exact reason I don't use them for mixing. You have to check your work on as many different playback systems as you can, including cans, but in my opinion you shouldn't be doing the primary work in the hyped aural environment of headphones. It's music. It's meant to flow out into a room and envelope the listeners. Or to put it another way, when was the last time you went to a concert and listened on headphones?
  15. I think they're (Bandlab) headed for more and smoother integration between CbB and their online "social music" project. It would be great if they could make it so we could collaborate with others more or less in real time using a set of online tools designed to work seamlessly with CbB. But that's just my guess, and given the current state of technology, who knows how long it would take? FYI, forum users have been grousing at each other and The Man since forever, regarding the direction we are all headed. Toes are sometimes stepped on. Feathers are ruffled. But it's not real -- it's just an online forum. No real harm, right? Don't be so touchy.
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