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  1. Structure is definitely more CPU friendly. I ran 6 instances, and barely scratched my CPU. If I ever upgrade from SampleTank 4 SE, I’m getting the boxed version. SMD
  2. I agree.., they’ve not really been keeping up with updates for Windows. I’ve already got a workaround for the issue, and that’s just setting up Multitimbral templates with Structure in my DAW. Structure is actually pretty CPU friendly too. I have a feeling that I’ll be able to run multiple instances if necessary. I’ve got quite a few VST’s from AIR and SoniVox. No problems with abt of them. AIR: Mini Grand, Xpand2, DB-33, Velvet, Hybrid 3, and Structure 2. SoniVox: 88 Ensemble, Orchestral Companion Strings and Woodwinds, Big Bang Universal Drums, and the Singles Bundle. All of these run great for me with Windows 10 Pro and Home Edition. SMD
  3. Thx, I saw they review not too long ago. The only issue I have with it right now is that it seems the longer I browse the presets it then doesn’t seem to load them. I’ll select a preset, all is great, about 15 minutes later (after selecting another preset) the text in the loading bar with the sample info will randomly turn red. Then samples won’t load, and I have to restart my DAW. SMD
  4. Well got it working! Do you know off hand how many sound categories there are supposed to be? I keep worrying that I didn’t get them all (I don’t always have the best luck with sample players and sound content.., like SampleTank 4 SE., what a nightmare!) SMD
  5. For Pete’s sake. I just sat and waited for Part 1 to download.., all that time waiting and just at the end of extraction I get a message “insert disk to ect”. Cancelled that pop up and everything in red saying files corrupted. WTF! That was just Part 1...
  6. So would downloading all 5 parts first, then turning off Anti Virus prior to extracting the files be the best route, or are you saying download the parts without Anti Virus running in the background, then extract? SMD
  7. Anyone here have experience with downloading AIR Structure 2 Sampler/Player? I’m downloading it from PluginBotique, and I see it’s a 5 part download. I might be wrong, but I thought it used to be a single download. Has anyone here done that 5 part download, and how did it go? I know it’s over 30 gigs of content (which is why I’m connected directly via Ethernet). SMD
  8. Msmcleod.., I understand your points, but what would explain the VST specific sustain issues? I can record a piano track using one VST that isn’t affected by this (SoniVox 88 Ensemble for example), then record the same thing using a piano from SampleTank or Air Mini Grand, and the problem is present. All would be recorded identical. Controller data for all included VST’s would show “pedal off” information, but only one of those three actually responds to the pedal off when pressing start/stop. SMD
  9. That’s exactly what I’ve been experiencing, but only with a few VST’s. People have said in the past “just press the space bar on a non-sustained part of that track”.., and honestly I wonder how many of those people are actually pianists or keyboardists because that’s an unbelievably frustrating approach to it. Especially when mixing. Seriously, try mixing a 15-20 track composition, and keeping tabs on all the sustain locations on ALL of your tracks . SMD
  10. I’m willing to bet if you check the controller data for the track, you’ll see pedal off messages. It’s an odd bug. SMD
  11. I checked the settings and made adjustments to your suggestions, still hangs. I don’t think it’s my USB cable. I have quite a few, I tried 5 different cables and the same with all (they’re not cheap cables either). SMD
  12. Thx.., that helped getting the setting to save, but the sustain issue is still present. Not sure if you guys have Xpand2 or SampleTank to test with, but I’ve got both showing the issue, and Acoustica’s Pianissimo as well. Again not all of us are experiencing it either. I talked with Simeon over on YouTube, who did his SampleTank 4 videos using Cakewalk. He didn’t have the issue. I do remember a few others on the forum responding they had the issue. My workaround was usually just use another VST, but SampleTank and Xpand2 get used a lot in my work. SMD.
  13. Mine had KEY set to C-0, and CONTROLLER set to 64. I set the CONTROLLER to 0, and it automatically reverted back to 64 after a recording test. I also set it to what your screen shot was and it still reverted back to 64 for CONTROLLER, and that was even after clicking APPLY to keep the change. It’s not saving the change, even after I close and reopen CW. SMD
  14. Anyone else still having the sustain issue with Cakewalk? We’ve discussed it in the past, and still couldn’t really pin it down. I’ve had the issue on several computers from various makers. Out of my VST’s it seems to affect AIR VST’s, and I’m even seeing it with SampleTank. Sustained notes “via a pedal input” just continue on when you toggle start/stop. When you look at the controller data, the sustain off message is recorded, but for whatever reason the VST’s don’t respond to it. SMD
  15. Is the Juno-DS class compliant? I had the previous model (Juno-Di), and that model required a driver to be downloaded. Did Roland change this with the DS line? SMD
  16. I had no issues getting it to work multitimbral. I even set up a template using two instances of it with 8 tracks. All tracks recorded and played back properly. It’s a very underrated program IMO. You can do a lot with it. SMD
  17. When I go through the steps of inserting a “soft synth” to use the TTS-1 with 16 parts Multitimbral, when it opens there are only 4 parts (even though the box is set to 16 in the soft synth set up menu). thx
  18. I must have done a good job optimizing mine. For an older computer it really handles MixCraft 8 Pro very well. I’ll download Cakewalk to it tomorrow, I have a feeling it’ll run fine. SMD
  19. I only do VST recording. It’s shocking how many instances I can run of Xpand2 on it, and numerous effects. MixCraft 8 Pro runs rock solid on it. I don’t use it as my main computer, just pulled it out of storage and thought, hmmmm back up computer with Cakewalk. SMD
  20. I have an older Gateway All in One computer I used to use, and was curious if Cakewalk will run on it. It’s Windows 7 (64 bit), Pentium g620 - 2.6 ghz, and 4 gigs RAM. On this computer it’s already running MixCraft 8 Pro, with several 3rd party VST’s without any issues. I optimized it a long time ago for DAW usage, and it’s very surprising how much it can handle, even though the RAM is only 4 gigs. SMD
  21. If you’re going with a laptop, also consider screen size and ventilation. Laptops notoriously run hot (restricted by design). I’d recommend getting a cooling tray for it. They’re not expensive, and run off USB power. It makes a huge difference with my laptop. In terms of screen size, I say that because you may find the need to add a second screen depending on the size laptop you buy. Mine isn’t very large, so I have a 22” monitor hooked up to it. SMD
  22. It’s a shame really, MAudio’s customer service is pretty poor. I never updated any of my MAudio controllers over the years unless it was necessary. A customer should be able to return to a previous firmware without shipping the keyboard to them. When my MAudio Hammer 88 goes, it’ll be replaced with something better. What are you replacing it with? SMD
  23. I’d look at the MAudio first. Unfortunately MAudio controllers are notorious for developing issues with the pitchbend and modulation wheels. I have an MAudio Hammer 88, and I know it’s just a matter of time before it starts acting up. Again, a common MAudio problem. SMD
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