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  1. Hi - so I have been trying out the Spitfire BBC orchestra, and it seems to be a one-synth-per-voice, and the voice is set from the synth (i.e. not from the Channel/Bank/Program. For an orchestral mock-up it therefore means multiple synths of very similar sounding names. I notice that by double clicking at the space int the bottom left (see picture) it brings up the related SoftSynth instance (which is a good thing). I am wondering if there is any way of achieving the same thing from the track view (see second arrow with question mark)? Thanks, Wei Liang
  2. Hi, don't know if grantobrien (http://forum.cakewalk.com/Instrument-definition-for-Roland-RD2000-m3788479.aspx) or anyone else is interested, but here is an instrument definition file for the RD-2000 https://github.com/yapweiliang/RD-2000.INS
  3. Although there are various places to annotate, it would be nice to have an Index or TOC page that could summarise and hyperlink to the respective clip or folder or track marker or etc etc that has text. Sorry i appreciate this is a bit different to what the OP is asking. (DOI: i have no current need for this facility but i think it would be nice to have a means to keep track of multiple small things which could get buried. E.g. Effects on a single small clip.) Wei Liang
  4. OK thanks I'll stop here for now. Having a different midi device as the first device then changes the order of the rest of my MIDI devices which is inconvenient when re-opening previous projects. However having a loopback device permanantly installed and 'looped' to the Control Surface will work, but it shifts the problem to the loopback device to remember to re-connect to the Control Surface. Hopefully at some stage there will be a way for CbB to 'remember' disconnected USB MIDI devices Thanks for your time Mark. Wei Liang
  5. Hello, I've been tinkering, and it does seem no matter what I do, that when the control surface (Zoom R16) is unplugged, that CbB goes for the first rather than the last device. Any other suggestions? Below is the equivalent snippet from my TTSSEQ.INI. I also deleted and re-created the TTSSEQ (the [MIDI In Device Map] /[MIDI Out Device Map] does not seem relevant.) [MIDI Input Devices] 0=Port 1 on Micro 1=Port 2 on Micro 2=Port 3 on Micro 3=Port 4 on Micro 4=ZOOM R16_R24 Audio Interface MaxInPort=4 [MIDI Output Devices] 0=Port 3 on Micro 1=Port 6 on Micro 2=Port 5 on Micro 3=Port 2 on Micro 4=Port 4 on Micro 5=ZOOM R16_R24 Audio Interface MaxOutPort=5 Thanks in advance, Wei Liang
  6. I think most audio interfaces are set up as Stereo Pairs. So Zoom Channel 1 = 1 Left Zoom Channel 2 = 1 Right 3 = 2 Left 4 = 2 Right 5 = 3 Left etc. On CbB track if you make a mono track, you can assign either left or right input (e.g. Zoom 1 Left). But that is just the name of the input channel, and on the mixing console the mono track would normally be Pan in the Centre by default. What you can also do is rename the Input Drivers. At the bottom of your first picture, you can tick Use Friendly Names to Represent Audio Drivers. Then you can rename "Zoom R16... 1" (sorry your picture is out of focus I cannot read exactly) into "Zoom Ch 1/2" and the next one into "Zoom Ch 3/4" etc to help you to remember. You should probably also try the ASIO mode (Audio > Playback and Recording > Driver Mode) to see if it works better for you. Hope this helps Wei Liang
  7. Thank you for your thoughts. In my situation, when the control surface device (the Zoom) is unplugged, the control surface thingmy on CbB defaults to the first rather than the last device. (And when it is plugged in, it is already set as the last device). Your post has also prompted me to try the following, unfortunately didn't work 1 - with Zoom unplugged, set the output device to a 'spare' device (i.e. not my digital piano) 2 - save settings 3 - quit CbB 4 - plug in Zoom 5 - start CbB 6 - set output device to Zoom 7 - save settings 8 - quit CbB 9 - unplug Zoom 10 - start CbB ..... unfortunately same problem as initially described. (I was hoping it would remember a 'plan b' setup) I notice that my TTSSEQ.INI also has a [MIDI Out Device Map] heading which may or may not be in your TTSSEQ.INI. I'm not sure what this headings are for (MIDI In Device Map, and MIDI Out Device Map) these headings do not include my Zoom; however the [MIDI Output Devices] and [MIDI Input Devices] do include the Zoom. I'm going off on holiday soon, so probably will do the tinkering when I return, and try to learn what the Device Map is for. If you have any further thoughts it will be appreciated. Thanks, Wei Liang
  8. (I am new to control surfaces, but in any case I have a Zoom R16, and it works as a control surface once set-up) (I think the Zoom/Driver combination presents a USB MIDI Port for CbB to use) What I have noticed however, is, when the Zoom is not plugged in, CbB then chooses another available MIDI Port (in my case, it chooses the digital piano). What this means is that on starting up CbB, it sends a loud MIDI note to the piano (which duly produces the sound, a high 'A' note). It only happens on starting up CbB, and not subsequently (e.g. when open/close project files). What I am asking is whether - CbB can remember the Control Surface device, and, disable the control surface if the device is not plugged in, rather than choosing another MIDI port? (It does remember the correct MIDI port, when the Zoom is subsequently plugged in). Thank you (Using latest Zoom driver, latest (not Early Release) CbB, Windows 10, MOTU micro express, MOTU 828 mkII USB)
  9. I use a wireless computer keyboard. The sequence i press to achieve the same thing are: Space (stop) Ctrl z (undo recording) W (rewind to start) R (start recording) Much faster than doing the same with mouse. And no need to focus on the computer screen. Make sure the options are set such that "stop" stops at the time rather than stop and rewind to initial location (unless that is what you intend). Wei Liang
  10. I looked at it again - it appears that Bandlab (assistant) only exports audio, not MIDI; However if you open Bandlab Editor then you can export a region as MIDI (see https://help.bandlab.com/hc/en-us/articles/360019607454-How-do-I-export-my-MIDI-files-) Hopefully if Noel or Meng are reading this they could comment on whether there are plans to integrate import/export of MIDI 'stems' together with the audio stems? To me, the value of Bandlab is in collaboration. If I wanted to work on a project on my own whilst 'on the go' I would use my own laptop with my familiar tools (Cakewalk), or, I would use Bandlab (mobile phone app) to make a rough outline, but work on it properly in my home. Wei Liang PS: best of luck : I hope you write a winning song for Eurovision or any other competition 😊
  11. @florinkoin my opinion : i do not think that Bandlab is the correct tool to edit a complex MIDI song 'on the road'. It may be better to bring your laptop with Cakewalk instead. As far as I know the MIDI sound module (virtual instruments) for Bandlab is different from the ones bundled with Cakewalk. Wei Liang
  12. I note you have already found your solution. Another thought is to use a 1U line mixer (no tone controls, just for the synths) plus a 3U rack mixer (e.g. RX1202FX) or 2u (IMG Stageline MPX-622/SW 6-Channel Stereo Audio Mixer) for submix plus vocals The above 2 examples are just from Google search. I don't know how heavy duty they are. Wei Liang
  13. I'll need to figure out how to get Chrome to use ASIO.
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