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    Work It Out

    Like it. Once it kicks in following the intro, the riff reminds me of early Def Leppard. And that's a good thing.
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    Let Me Go

    Nice work. Great guitar sound and nice riff, the guitar part in the verse reminds me of "Gimme All Your Lovin'" by ZZ Top. I like how much the snare cuts through it as well without overpowering everything.
  3. My first new song in quite a while. All about my favourite character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you haven't seen the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, none of the references in the lyrics will make any sense to you at all, But, the song may get stuck in your head as badly as it got stuck in mine whilst I was mixing it, so please give it a listen! Youtube link
  4. For people to help, they'll need to know your setup - computer, interface, which drivers etc.
  5. I'd be inclined to the your last version of SONAR if you still have it to see if the issues persist. That's what I intend to do next time I'm at my PC with my gear set up. Then if the issues persist, I'll know its something with my set up. But if the last version of SONAR Pro works without dropouts, but I'm getting them constantly in CbB, that to me would be a clear indication that Cakewalk is the issue.
  6. Have you tried opening something in the standalone Melodyne client to see if that works correctly? If it doesn't, it may be a case of either reaching out to Celemony support, or trying to uninstall and reinstall Melodyne. Last time I used Melodyne, which was probably a week and a half ago, it worked as expected for me. Although I'm using Assistant edition.
  7. Yes. Track 1 - Karaoke backing track (.wav format), no plugins loaded. Track 2 - vocal track, Sonitus reverb loaded and nothing else. No Plugins loaded on master channel, no buses etc.
  8. Just to check, have you ensured all tracks are highlighted when rendering the final audio file? Cakewalk will only render the selected tracks.
  9. I've had audio dropouts when recording a vocal take over a karaoke track, when the only plugin loaded at all was the Sonitus reverb on the vocal track - done simply to test a very undemanding situation. Other than that, I can't say currently as I'm away from home at the moment and not with the laptop that Cakewalk is installed on.
  10. I will give it a try - the only thing I will say is I'm unlikely to get a chance to do it before the weekend due to things I have happening, but I will definitely give it a try as soon as I can. If this is the issue, I hope it can be fixed. The sonitus reverb and compressor are my go-to for these tasks and the Sonitus compressor won't work in any other DAW, at least of the ones I own. Although this is helping me get to grips with Reaper and Mixbus lol. I am liking the mixing workflow with Mixbus.
  11. I need to test some things, but I'm having dropout issues as well, and having seen some other posts here I'm starting to think the dropouts may possibly be linked to using 32 bit plugins within Cakewalk. I don't get any dropouts in Reaper or Harrison Mixbus 32c, but I'd still prefer to use Cakewalk as it's what I'm used to.
  12. I'm not trying to suggest that I have learnt everything, or even close. But to suggest that this should be a reason to not launch new plugins is ridiculous. And that includes stuff which is paid. I have no issue paying for good quality stuff, just as I paid for SONAR whilst it was still paid software.
  13. Speak for yourself. I think many of use would be happy to see more plugins and virtual synths, especially if they're of the sort of quality that we had from Z3TA and the Sonitus plugins etc.
  14. I'm now starting to wonder if using 32-bit plugs is the cause of my audio dropouts?
  15. I use Windows Defender, and I wasn't aware of this. So, I will try this and see how I get on. And thank you!
  16. Hi, my issues seem quite different from yours in that I have no issue loading projects, however the audio engine is dropping out when recording. However, the first thing I would ask is what your setup is - are you using some kind of audio interface? And are you using ASIO drivers specifically for that interface? If you are, maybe try ASIO4ALL and see if you can load projects with that instead of your device's default drivers. Also, not everyone is having the issues I'm having which suggests the problem may not be widespread. I'm certainly not the only person experience the issue, however some people are seemingly not having the problem.
  17. That is of course possible, and may explain why I get this issue with Cakewalk, but can use Reaper and Mixbus without issue. Which I guess means I am going to have to seriously think about just switching to Reaper. Not ideal, but buying a new computer isn't an option at this point.
  18. I have now done the test. Apparently my system should be suitable for handling real time audio and other tasks without dropouts.
  19. I downloaded it, but I didn't get back to my PC until quite late last night so I've not done the test as yet.
  20. Thanks for tip - this is the first thing I do every time I power on a new laptop for the first time, as I always have it plugged in anyway.
  21. I'm just glad to have an alternative I can go to. I will try the suggestions people have provided when I'm at my computer but it is frustrating to deal with this issue.
  22. That said, the link provided in David's post is something I was not aware of and could be a useful tool. However, given I could import the same stems into Reaper, stick the same plugins on and would not get dropouts. I've also done the same with Harrison Mixbus 32c, which has EQ's, compressors etc running by default all the time due to the way that is set up and also not get dropouts, so I can't help but think that the issue very much lies with Cakewalk. I should also point out that I am not trying to claim Cakewalk is bad, seeing how some people have been very quick to leap to its defence and assume it must be user error. I repeat, I want to use Cakewalk - I was a SONAR user for a good few years before Gibson binned it off and have always been very happy with the workflow. However, these issues are currently making Cakewalk unusable for me. I cannot complete a 4 minute vocal take or guitar take without getting a dropout.
  23. I won't be able to try until much later. I won't be at my computer for at least another 6 hours or so.
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