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  1. What audio interface are you using, and what Driver Mode are you using in Cakewalk? (ASIO? ) Please also detail the nature of your project - how many tracks, how many soft synths, which ones, how many effects plugins, the nature of them (such as convultion reverb, linear phase, etc.). And, just for a test - what happens to render time when you temporarily first Bypass All Audio Effects processing? (just click on the FX button to the right of the metronome icon, and it will toggle Off/On the bypassing of all audio effects - once your test is complete, clicking again on the FX button will engage all audio effects again). Some effects require huge ASIO Buffer Size settings, and some are just CPU hogs - some soft synths are also CPU hogs. Also, some plugins, like Native Instruments Kontakt, Battery 4, and I believe some other plugins of theirs, have settings where I could enter how many cores I have in my CPU, and those plugins distribute processing among the available cores, per the values I entered for the cores my CPU has. Here is a screenshot of the settings for this, in Kontakt. (The parameter is the 'Multiprocessor Support', etc., under Engine:
  2. Quite happy that you were able to 'fix it', though I do not for the life of me understand the original issue, or the 'fix'. (I understand you moved a folder, and that things started behaving strangely, for Kontakt, and that you did something with VST3 and Native Instruments, and now things are working again, however that does not make sense to me. (It doesn't have to make sense to me, as you seem to be happy with how things are once again working, I am just expressing my confusion with the details of the original issue, and the details of whatever fix you applied). Bob Bone
  3. I just started a new project, then clicked on Insert > Soft Synth > Sampler > Kontakt, with the following Insert Soft Synth Options dialog box options, and it worked perfectly, inserting a stereo audio track, a MIDI track, assigned to Kontakt, an instance of Kontakt into the Synth Rack, and opened up the Kontakt user interface - and once I understand what your steps were with the Cakewalk folder, I will try to duplicate your steps and see what happens on my system:
  4. I am not understanding what you meant, by "removed my Cakewalk folder into documents", or when you said you "removed it back". Can you please explain the above? I will try to help you figure out what happened, once I understand exactly what you did, before Kontakt began behaving strangely. Bob Bone
  5. If you find that temporarily bypassing all effects makes a noticable difference with latency, that means that one or more of the effects loaded into the project, are introducing enough latency to produce noticable lag between playing a note and hearing it. (the FX button on the right of the Transport Module, acts like a toggle, to have all effects either engaged or bypassed). There are some types of effects that are meant for mixing, rather than use in tracking/recording. Linear-Phase effects, which were noted in an earlier post above, and also convolution reverb effects are both notorious for this. A couple of quick and dirty workarounds are to either: Bypass the effects until done with recording and moving on to mixing, or temporarily swap out the effect(s) that need larger buffer sizes to process properly (convolution reverb and linear-phase types), with less resource hungry equivalent effects (different reverb plugin or non linear phase effect), until done with tracking, and then swap the other effects back in, where you can mix with a giant ASIO Buffer Size without needing to worry about the lag in playback, because you are no longer trying to play notes when the lag is present. I hope the above makes sense, and that it helps. Bob Bone
  6. It looks like each program 'slot' has a volume control. I just searched the manual for 'Master' and came up empty. I will keep looking for it, and will post back, should I find it. Also, I suppose you could turn down the Cakewalk MIDI track volume fader, instead of the audio track volume fader. Here is a screen shot of a page from the manual, describing 'Volume' for a loaded program:
  7. You can try changing the ThreadSchedulingModel to 2, which would be ideal for most newer processors. If you find that it doesn't help, you can always change it back to 1. Just avoid setting it to 3, as that value, last I knew, was advised to avoid, by Noel, because it was a work in progress, so stick with a setting of 1, or 2, with 2 being the likely better choice. It will not hurt anything to switch back and forth from 1 to 2, to figure out which seems to work better for you. I just caught the tail end of the thread, and will circle back to earlier posts in it, in case I see anything else that might make sense to comment on. Bob Bone
  8. I got an email from Guitar Center, regarding some sort of fire hazard for a Line 6 product here is the link to the Line 6 recall page: https://line6.com/g10recall/ Bob Bone
  9. I have multiple HDTV's to pick from - I generally use a massive 65" HDTV for my main computer display, but also have a 55", 40", and 32" available. Most of what I do is MIDI-based, and I record guitars or basses using my laptop, I typically track my keyboards using the 40", and use the larger 55" or the 65" when editing or mixing. I used to run as many as 3 monitors, but just don't bother with that anymore - a single screen works fine for most stuff I work on. Certainly, actual real computer monitors tend to give a more precise picture, but I don't mind the quality of the picture on any of my HDTV's, for Cakewalk. Bob Bone
  10. Thanks - it was a labor of love - and a one-shot type of project. I completely agree on the notion of not wanting to pour a bunch of money into a mix, for a cover song, and I could have skipped the studio mix and done it in the box at home - just chose to do that for the outboard gear that particular studio had. To do that, was like my gift to myself, and my friend. I mix most everything in the box, at home, so outside of that one song, the issue will likely not repeat itself, unless I feel like treating myself again, at some point. Bob Bone
  11. I had no idea, and never thought about it, as we weren't trying to do anything but measure our music performance and production skills, celebrating a beautiful song by a fantastic band. The Copyright Claim on our cover version did not ask/require us to take the video down - it only indicates that we would not be eligible to make any money through YouTube views (which we never sought to do - quite the opposite, as booking the time in one of the largest studios in Chicago, for the mixing (they have insane outboard gear), was not cheap - I sprung several thousand dollars on the mix/master process, trying to bring the best gear available to bear on the project. To date, we have around 1,400 views, and quite a few of those are from Mike and I, just circling back to hear it, and to look for and respond to any posted comments (there haven't been many, but we want to make sure we are timely in replying to anybody who took the time to listen to the song, and also took the time to comment on it. We also included text and links in the video description, encouraging folks to support the recording band, the Dixie Dregs, by purchasing their albums and songs, with direct links to where folks could do just that. Here is a screenshot of the relevant text from our video description: Bob Bone
  12. Howdy - I did a cover of a Dixie Dregs tune, called Night Meets Light, and several years ago, posted it to YouTube. In my video, I scrolled through a bunch of public domain pictures of the various Dregs band members, changing the pictures every 5 seconds as the song played. SOOOO - either Steve Morse or his management/label put a copyright claim against my video, and that has me wondering - if I record myself playing someone's song, like I did here, why would that be considered a copyright violation? I used ZERO part of the original recording by the Dregs - every last note in my cover, was played by me, for most of the tracks, and a friend of mine, who played only the guitar tracks. (I covered drums, bass, keys, and violin, using soft synths). If I perform someone's song, where I am not pursuing making any money off of it, am I still violating copyright laws? I hope someone can give me a good response on this. Here is the link to the cover of Night Meets Light, in case anyone wants to listen to it. It is quite a complex song, due to numerous, and sneaky, meter changes). The song is beautiful, and there is a bass and guitar unison section in the middle, that is flat out brilliant. Thanks, Bob Bone
  13. It may be possible that you moved the port the A-300 was connected to, and that can confuse Cakewalk, which will look like everything is fine, but really the internal identification of it has gotten whacky, and it won't respond to MIDI, but only in Cakewalk, meaning it will work fine in other programs, such as in stand-alone synths or a different DAW. I wish I could explain this potential cause better, but it has been several years since I have had this happen, because I never ever change which USB ports my keyboards are connected to. I am hopeful that someone else can weigh in on this issue for you - I would have to dig through stuff to go back and figure out what I did to fix it, from 3 years ago, and I have a pretty adventure-filled day today. If nobody else has helped you out by late afternoon or early evening, I will try to circle back to dig into my prior experiences with it. Bob Bone
  14. Sorry - I do not know - I have no familiarity with the nanoKontrol2, and all I did for my earlier post, was to pull up the blurb I posted - from the manual. Did you read the earlier post(s) with steps to follow? The only other thing I can think of is for you to contact Native-Instruments support. In the past, I had called them on 2-3 occasions, and they helped me right out. I called the main tech support in Germany, but there was one time where I called Native-Instruments in the states - might have been California, but the info for contacting them is on their web site - or at least it used to be. Bob Bone
  15. No trouble at all. All I did was to clean up things a bit. (still room for improvement). I uploaded what I have for CAL to Dropbox, in a compressed folder less than 6 MB in size, that contains CAL documentation and examples. an editor, and a bunch of CAL scripts. The download link is: CAL Documentation, scripts. and editor
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