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  1. I have added a few vst synths recently and they just appeared as asked. However I have just dl'd and extracted OB-xd64bit.dll to both c:\program files\cakewalk\vst plugins and c:\program files\cakewalk\vst plugins\discodsp folders. OB-xd does not appear in my synth lists if I ask to insert new synth. So with some trepidation (I have been there before) I opened the Plug-in Manager. I found some online instruction by Bandlab that seemed to have little with what I was seeing, but anyway.... EDIT: It appeared after I closed and reopened CW I(for about the fourth time) - I checked my scan paths and found that c:\program files\cakewalk\vst plugins was indeed included. -I ran the scan and could then see OB-xd in the centre column when I selected VST Instruments (VSTi) in the Left column. -I opened "uncategorised" in the Right column and asked to add OB-xd. OB-xd appeared in that segment of the Right hand column. -I asked to Close and was asked to save the new layout. I saved it as "nl", with the display name "nl". - I then tried to insert OB-xd. It does not show. I went back into the Mangler and "nl" was ticked as the current layout. One of us is doing something wrong....help? Any help appreciated
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    1/2-1 sec delay with Rapture

    Regarding the not getting SF2 files to work, I was just muttering about my other thread on that subject and not talking of Rupture. So I understand your confusion. Yeah the Synths that did not work in Reaper did not include Rupture, as I had not even tried it. I did quite recently try it, and all was fine.
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    SF2 files not working

    You know, I am getting an impression here that SF files are just flung about all over the place, including those in Dimentia's folders that are SF2, although unreadable to the parent DimPro. SForzando does produce a log if there is a failure...for the one I just tried, it said....nope...I have taken away focus from that window and it has disappeared. Whatever it said file not available or not found for everything....this is from and SF2 that Sforzando has converted. I refuse to just sit here and write mucus using vanilla....if you get my drift. While I can do the basic melodies, riffs, chords and measures, in the end I want control over the sound as well. I now feel I had it more with the primitive stuff than I can get now. It feels as if each system is jealous of its sounds and does not want it touched.
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    SF2 files not working

    Thanks for the input. Yes, I have tried SForzando. It did at least start to tell me something about some of the fonts, but only that wavs were invalid. Then suddenly it would import one and convert, but still no sound. The fact that I can load, say Dimentia and get a result, both in the signal path and audibly, means that (AFAICS) something is failing at the Font level. I am flummoxed! Even though the SoundBalster was cheesy until you searched for fonts, it was reasonably reliable....you only had SFZ (GM compatible or not was about the worst thing you came up against)and we all knew where we stood. Surely, either I am doing something wrong, or others are having this trouble.
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    Any other way with Dim Pro/Rapture?

    OK OK I crumble and will try Kontakt Yeah I like Dimentia and Rupture, but they are certainly OOD, mainly because (IME and AFAIK) they can only handle SFZ format and not SF2, when it comes to using soundfonts and not just wav fiels.
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    1/2-1 sec delay with Rapture

    Well that was s short quote! I pm'd kitekrazy and they said that in other DAWs Rupture would not work, or did not appear; only Express. I found a similar problem, in that although I could see certain synths and load them, I could not get them to do anything. I was wondering if there may be a compatibility or proprietary reason. However, having just posted a message asking why I can't get many SF2 files to work, I am now wondering if there may be an entirely different problem
  7. I am trying to get sf2 files to play in a couple of sf2 players that I have: sfz (not 32) and DSK SF2 V2 I can find heaps of SF2 files scattered around my PC, but only one or two of the many I have tried have actually made any sounds. One thing that puzzles me is that many of these sf2 files are a Cakewalk /Dimension Pro subfolder, and I am pretty darn sure that DimPro does not allow SF2 files....so I might understand why they may not play. However I have tried SF2 files from other locations, but am getting very little joy. My symptom is that if I enter a note in the PRV, the MIDI meter shows activity, but there is no signal going though to the actual signal track of my synth, and the Master/Buss does not show activity...and of course there is no audible result. That matched my experience of a SFZ file that does not have a pointer to its sample location and will therefore not play even when loaded. But....I though SF2 files contained their own samples. If an SF2 file that I had made/modified did not work, I would look to my work. But these are 90% files bundled with various VST instruments and players, and presumably pro-written. Anyone any ideas? If so they would be much appreciated.
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    Any other way with Dim Pro/Rapture?

    Wow! OK. (1) I will have to say that I will store this info for a while. I am back into composing electronic music, after a looong hiatus. So I have enough knowledge to know what I _want_, but I am really rusty on how. :>(. So I take on board all the new stuff, but ....seriously...will look to it in the future. (2) Maybe I mis-stated my case (more than one reply tells me this๐Ÿ˜) . It was not a sampler I was really after, and I plead sad loos (British for lavatories....an interesting typo...for brains!) of memory by asking about a sampler and what that actually means. It was more about a sample _player_ (Dim Pro etc) and my frustration with its UI. A lot of that issue has been dealt with. HOWEVER....all the input from you guys has me storing it locally for future investigation....when I stop grinding my teeth to just get music in a new system, I have always been MORE than willing to check alternatives. I have always preached (and as with so many preachers, tried to practise) that when you are learning a new system (DAW, Programming language, spray painting etc) you need to learn on things that do not matter and accept the "wasted" time as valuable. My trouble now is that having done so much in Cakewalk, I feel that I should "know all of this" and get fraught when I find how much I have lost, or things have clanged. So....impatient.
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    1/2-1 sec delay with Rapture

    I was not using a preset. I was just trying the Env Generators and mucking about with the routing through the DSPs etc, as well as having the "main" filters altered to get results from the Envelopes and LFOs. When the lag started, I gradually worked my way back from the Envelopes to the top right hand corner, setting everything Off. When I turned the routing off, the lag stopped, but then I started turning everything back on again and the lag did not reappear ...yet....
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    1/2-1 sec delay with Rapture

    Thanks Jim. Trouble is, Rupture was the only thing in the entire project: no other synths or FX. Something went screwy AFAICS. I was wondering if anyone else had seen it do this.
  11. I started a new project just to try Rapture. I finally sorted out a few things abut the EGs (different from DimPro ina few ways) and had it working. But then I noticed that 1/2-1 sec delay was occurring between the scroll in PRV and the notes sounding. I tried resetting the sound drivers from ASIO to WDM, which forced a re-calibration of my sound card, then back to ASIO. No go. I then saved and closed the project, and opened DImPro one. No delay. So I reopened the Rapture one and started switching off any FX in the Rapture interface, working from the bottom of the Rapture UI and going up.. In the end I got back to actually switching off the DSP routing and suddenly the delay went away. But now I am gradually re-introducing the DSP routing and other FX, I am not seeing the delay. I hope it was just a glitch and it won't happen again. But has anyone any idea about what may have happened? Thanks for any help.
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    Any other way with Dim Pro/Rapture?

    Hey people. Just in case I have not said this, I really appreciate all your replies and the forum is really great to work with. I have had a couple of bad experiences with forums recently, after the programme I was working with was taken over by a Corporate Firm.
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    Any other way with Dim Pro/Rapture?

    Ironically, it was the Synth side that was annoying me..or to be fair, a certain aspect of it! I was not specifically looking for a sampler. In my mind they are aimed at using sounds that I or somebody else, have sampled for the job, to create a new SF, rather then taking existing sounds from the web and making SFs. But TX16Wx looks as if it may suit some ideas have for manipulating various aspects of existing stuff, for expressiveness. By chance I dl'd T16Wx yesterday and I looked at it and quailed ๐Ÿ™„, given the re-learning curve I am already subjecting my self to. But I am going to have a look when I have settled a bit. Everything seems to show that it is very powerful (which can be good or bad.....if I want to write my music score, starting to manipulate SFs is not getting it done....but my mind is easily distracted by delving)
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    Any other way with Dim Pro/Rapture?

    OK! I will check that out. I cut my teeth on Dim Pro and always had an idea that Rapture was far more aimed at electronica than DPro (not sure why...probably laziness!). I admit I have never really tried it But yeah if it has that feature, then I will give it a good workout.
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    Any other way with Dim Pro/Rapture?

    Thanks for that! I did actually read help about this and missed that. Seems illogical to have the more useful option as the secondary one, but anyway, thanks again.
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