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  1. I had found this thread when I was looking for a solution to hanging notes. After I just now solved this very frequent and annoying problem, I was looking for where this thread was. Luckily I had copied some of the things that I believe Mark McLeod had said, so I was finally able to find it when I searched on that whole paragraph. I hadn't realized it was a Cakewalk thread, which is the DAW I use. I too had a MIDISport 4x4. I realized that even though I had thought I had updated the drivers in the past year or two, I went back to their site after reading this thread. The only Driver choice on their site that came close to my model was the MIDISport 4x4 Anniversary edition. I had been reluctant to get another MIDI interface for fear it would not solve the problem. However, when I realized that my hanging notes would even occur in a new project, with no other MIDI information challenging the device, I finally made my move. I bought an 8x8 MOTU Express 128. Though it's only been a couple of days, I've had no hanging whatsoever, and I used to hear it at least every few minutes. Thanks for helping me with this. LNovik
  2. I DO believe my hanging notes problem is solved. I had been using a MIDISport 4x4 MIDI interface, bought many years ago. I had tried to update my drivers a year or two ago. While the M-Audio site did not list the MIDISport 4x4 as a supported device, it did list the MIDISport 4x4 Anniversary edition. I guess I hoped that the updated driver for that device would be similar enough for my interface. The problem is that this was a while ago, so I had forgotten that I had downloaded this possibly ineffective driver. On another site, I recently saw someone's post about hanging notes and outdated drivers on the MIDISport, which was solved by him buying a new interface. I had not wanted to do this for fear that it might not solve the problem. However, I just bought a MOTU MIDI express 128 8x8. I no longer hear any hanging, though it had just been a day. It used to happen every few minutes. So, I guess an outdated driver is another reason for note hanging. LNovik
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    change vst path

    Thanks billp. I was having a similar problem when I tried to free up my SSD, C drive and put as many files as I could onto my D drive. They had simply been automatically installed on my C drive when I first downloaded them. When I opened a Cakewalk project, a message popped up and said it couldn't find the files that I had already used in that same song. I now know what to do. LNovik
  4. I've been working for awhile on a project/song. I recently moved some audio data over (to the left or right); perhaps I "stretched" it instead of moving it. Now when I try to save the file as a Bundle file, I get this error message: Projects containing AudioSnap markers or time stretched data cannot be saved in the bundle file format. For archival purposes you may save as a per-project audio file. Alternatively, please "bounce to clip" all relevant AudioSnap clips before saving as a bundle. SO..., for the past hour, I've been bouncing (to clips) everything in site. I've even expanded the clip to see if I've missed anything, but I can't find anything---not that I really completely know what the hell I'm looking for. Can anyone tell me how I can find and then bounce the problem that's blocking me from saving this. The file does have MIDI and AUDIO. I'd be happy to save in another format, if I won't lose any data. Thanks for taking the time to read this. I'd be happy to copy perhaps just the audio data and post it if someone might be able to examine it more intelligently than I can do myself. LNovik
  5. Yes, John V--I did say I had tried the "Zero Controllers When Play stops" option. I think I'll just go with the MIDI reset in the controller bar. That's quick and easy. Thank you all. LNovik (OP)
  6. When I am working on a song and have to stop in the middle, I often get a continuation of a note from one of my hardware synths--in this case, a Roland Integra. I did go to the Preferences tabs and made sure that I clicked on the box next to "zero controllers when play stops." That was already clicked on. However, I do realize that perhaps it's not just the sustain that continues when I stop mid song, but prob just a note-in this case, strings-that is being played for a few measures. So perhaps, if I stop in between those measures, the note keeps playing. So perhaps I'm looking for a "note off" type of message to be sent when I hit the stop button. Just wondering if there is any work around for this. It's VERY irritating to be trying to work on something with a loud note playing. It's not as easy as just lowering the fader for that instrument, since I have several instruments playing thru that synth. Thanks. LNovik
  7. Wow, that's simple. Thank you very much. LNovik
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    Finding wav files

    Having viewed the excellent video about mastering in CBL for beginners, I realize that one of the earlier steps he suggests is to import a Wav file similar to the one I would be working on to use as a reference. While I do have some Wav files that I have made myself, I can't seem to be able to download commercial wav files from CD's. I guess I would even buy one if needed, though I would think many of the downloadable songs are MP3. Is there a way to download a wav file from a CD right onto my hard drive, as opposed to "ripping" it into some music playing software. Now, when I try to copy it from the CD and paste it to a folder in my hard drive, I get a 1 kb file. Thanks. LNovik
  9. Very sorry. I meant to say it's a Dell Desktop. Would you say the same problem occurs with Dell Desktops? Thanks for your patience. LNovik
  10. My computer is a Dell laptop with a 256GB SSD (and a standard bigger hard drive.) It is currently less than 1/2 full. It has16 GB RAM. So, perhaps the slowing and stuttering that I' m currently experiencing is NOT due to the computer's capabilities? LNovik
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    Computer overload

    I have a 1 year old, pretty good PC, with decent RAM. However, it seems that whenever I do a project, I invariably reach that threshold where things seems to block up. For instance, I tried recording some simple keyboard chords yesterday onto a MIDI track, and even that was causing a disjointed sound on the rest of my tracks. My question: what types of things can lighten the load for my computer, esp when recording, so that I'm not taxing it as much. I tried disabling some of the effects, though I'm not sure when I simply turn them off, rather than deleting them, if it really DOES free up space. I guess on the couple of tracks which I have an effect on ( as opposed to the 3 that I have on the BUS), I could try to just record the song with the effects and then delete the effects. NOt even sure, for the latter, if I could just hit the "bounce to clips" item on my audio track to effect this change, or if I would have to re-record it onto a fresh audio track before I was able to get rid of that one FX. Lastly, what if I were to "archive" certain tracks for the time being. Would that make things less taxing? Thanks for your time and attention. LNovik
  12. I don't go into Melodyne every day, but now that I've checked in again, it does not look like the reason Melodyne stops scrolling is because I've highlighted (chosen) a particular blob. WHen I made sure to un-highlight any, the scrolling of the Melodyne screen still does not move as the song progresses. Or, to put it more exactly, when the cursor on Melodyne got to the end, or right side of the screen, the Melodyne screen did not scroll or shift so that I could still see the cursor moving on the current time on the Melodyne screen. However, during this time, the scrolling DID continue on the Cakewalk Tracks view above the Melodyne view. Hope that's clear and that someone has the solution. I'm pretty sure that the screen MUST be able to scroll along with the song. Thanks. LNovik
  13. When I went back in, Melodyne DID in fact look like it WAS scrolling--that is, moving with the song. I had not yet selected a blob, so I think you are correct. Thank you, ProMIDI IF you find any switch, RBH, I'd like to know. I had looked several times, but could not find anything. I even found something like "turn on automatic scrolling," but when I did this, it still didn't scroll with the song. Perhaps it was because I had a blob selected, as ProMIDI mentioned. Thanks again. LNovik
  14. I was doing some pitch editing today. Usually when I listen to 10-20 bars of music while Melodyne is docked on the lower part of my screen, the Melodyne view scrolls or moves along with the track view marker on my regular Cakewalk screen. I tried to find out what I could hit in order to get Melodyne to automatically scroll, and since I'm here,,asking this question, you can imagine that I was unsuccessful. Thanks. LNovik
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    fatal error

    OK. I know there's an abbreviation for the "original asked of the current thread's question," but I seem to have forgotten it. I am that person. I DID try PROMIDI's suggestion. While holding down the shift key, it took me to a new field which asked me if I wanted to open up each of the multiple effects that I had been including in my current project. When I only chose a few of them, the song file has now opened. Thanks PROMIDI. I guess I'll now try to get by with fewer effects. Is there any way I can tell when I'm nearing this limit, other than getting the dreaded, "Fatal error, you may never enter here ever, ever again" message? Thanks. LNovik
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