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  1. Depending on how old one is it is highly unlikely one past 20 or so has hearing that does come close to 20 to 20 KHz. Our hearing over time degrades. This is normal. The older you are the less chance you can hear very high frequencies. Most humans cut off around 15K when older. This becomes more pronounced the older we get. If one hasn't been very careful with protecting ones ears from very loud sound that in and of itself can damage hearing greatly. Saying that it becomes hard for me to believe anyone over middle age has hearing acute enough to make any definitive statement regarding the merits of high sample rates through listening. I am 70 and though I hear well for my age I also know people that are younger than me that can't hear music that I have no trouble hearing. Still I would never put my ears up against a 20 year old or younger when it comes to acuity. Also it is true we have learned to hear what we remember even though actually we are no longer able to hear what we think we hear. A simple test is using flat frequency headphones and use a sine wave generator and sweep it up to where no sound is heard. Check what that cutoff is. I'll bet most can't get beyond 15K. BTW it is a very complicated subject and I have only touched on the most basic points here. There are a slew of variables that impact all sorts of points regarding human hearing.
  2. No, though it could if one is willing to write the dll to do it. Mackie had a C4 version that did that.
  3. Its not often we see this sort of thing in the new Coffee House. Sorry but because we have had complaints this thread is now locked.
  4. It could be the 16 audio outs are for 16 MIDI channels that is part of the MIDI spec. That also implies it is a multi-timbral synth.
  5. Marry Christmas to all and to all a Happy New year.
  6. If by chance you pressed Pause it is possible what you are seeing is a feature in CW to maximize CPU. From the Cakewalk Manual "Like the Scroll Lock key, the Pause key now works as a special GUI throttle toggle key. When the Pause key is pressed, Cakewalk runs in a CPU conservation mode by reducing the frequency of GUI updates. For example, VU meter updates, Now position pointer and progress updates will appear to update less frequently."
  7. John

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    I finally got it activated! I like this reverb, worth every penny. 😀 It really does sound good.
  8. One of the cool things about Cakewalk and Sonar before it is the ability to use a bus for auxiliary and groups as one wishes. To Cakewalk they are all the same but very versatile.
  9. Good point. One can set a bus as the default bus. This will automatically route any new track to that bus. I like to have more than one buss for different instruments . Like drums go to a drum bus and GTs to another but all outputing to the master bus.
  10. A master bus is created by the user. In the mixer just right click on somewhere to the right and it will give the option to add a buss. You can name it anyway you want.
  11. This could be a problem with the VST loader for Cakewalk. The Sonitus plugins are DX and don't use VST style loading. I suggest a reinstall of Cakewalk from a new DL.
  12. Its their best complete version. It features polyphony pitch correction among other features.
  13. I don't know if a child window is going to show up that way.
  14. Looking at you video it looks to me that Cakewalk is not the current app on your desktop. There may be another window hidden by Cakewalk that needs a response from you. Minimize CW and check what is under under it. Or move it out of the way.
  15. No . I have Cubase 10 and though it implies it can, actually once the audio input hits the analog to digital converter it is too late to adjust levels. This has always been the case with Sonar and now Cakewalk. To get a true meter level have everything set to unity gain then adjust the input level at the source.
  16. Do you have any plugins active on that track?
  17. Think of a plugin as a tool you use to do to the sound what you think it needs. I am often amazed at how many plugins a person will use in a project. Unless you have a real issue to work on and you can define it then by all means use a plugin if not don't. Many things can be done with a little EQ and perhaps compression used with care. There is no reason to throw plugins at a mix hoping somehow it will sound better. Know what you want then figure out how to achieve it. This often means listening very carefully to the mix as is and individual tracks soloed. Add as little reverb as you can get away with. As a real help listen to songs that you believe are mixed well. Listen closely. Use the best gear you can for listening. Try to identify how they got the sound you hear. Question the song and then question your own song.
  18. This forum is not for general sales. At least it should be related to digital audio in some more direct way. Therefore I will lock the thread.
  19. I remember those days well. It was difficult for me. Not because of the new version but how so many were so upset with it. My very first impression was not a favorable one for X1. However, at the time I was able to get the manual and read it fully. That helped greatly with how I could make the transition. I also had a bit of an insight as to what Cakewalk was trying to do. With that and the manual I could see where they were going with Skylight. It also meant that Sonar was now a very unique DAW in that with the Pro Channel one could potentially configure it in ways that had a impact on the sound of it. True one could use normal VSTs for this but to me the difference was the lower CPU usage the PC offered. An important issue with me. At times it was a lonely place to be in favor of X1. In the end it proved to many it was a good move on CW's part. An interesting point about users that were use to a particular workflow never was an issue for me. I had long ago moved from one DAW to another without much trouble thus workflow was not an important consideration for me. Heck, I learned Logic without a manual. It took them 3 months to send me the manual for it. In those days manuals needed to be printed and mailed. Mine for Logic Platinum 4 came with a 3 ring binder in a separate bundle. BTW, that manual was awful. Logic did not have a Help menu or help popups at that time. Later, I went with Cubase SX 1. To me it all was much the same as long as it did MIDI and audio I could figure it out. Sonar was a Cakewalk for me with Sonar X1 because I already knew Cakewalk's terms for things. Plus Cakewalks manuals were always top notch. Now we are in a new era with Bandlab taking good care of this great DAW. I can't see any reason for not embracing it as now it is the best it has ever been.
  20. Also what happens with a control surface that separates tracks and buses as a Mackie Control does? If your buses are all over the track view how can a surface consolidate them to adjust them in a bus pane? An MCU has a button to access the buses to control. Further, when I setup a multi out VSTi all the outputs are in a folder as a default. Many of those tracks would naturally goto a bus that maybe be different for other tracks in that folder. An example maybe a guitar and horns or strings and so on. As it stands now an Aux track is treated like any other track on an MCU.
  21. John


    I am for most of the items on the list.
  22. We do have the bus pane at the the bottom of the track view. That will give one a ton of information.
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