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  1. Nicely done!! I know my front lawn garden attracts all sorts of pollinators, including many different types of bees. Not sure if any of them are honey bees, though. Different types of bees (and wasps, too) seem to prefer different flowers. Your video has inspired me to do some research to try to find which flowers are favored by honey bees!!! UPDATE: That was easy! It seems that they like Echinacea, Black-Eyed Susans, Sunflowers (all of which I do have).
  2. There may be other methods, but one way is to use Workspaces. For example, here are the Console View Modules for the same project using different custom Workspaces: Another option might be to select "None" as your Workspace. There are probably other alternatives.
  3. Just a footnote in case you are ever interested in more than using IRs to simulate the acoustics of an amp/cabinet. A few years ago simulated IRs were used live in a performance space to reproduce as much as possible the acoustic space of the legendary Cistern in the State of Washington. Yes, I know its beyond the scope of a primer, but some people interested in using IRs might find it interesting. There's a basic, non-technical description of how it was done in the press release for Pauline Oliveros' 80th Birthday Celebration.
  4. Yesterday I started sketching some ideas for a new tune. As I have done before, one-by-one I inserted a new software synth and immediately split the track so I could input some midi data (via a usb keyboard). I didn't notice any new issues, but am willing to give it a try if I have some steps that don't work the way they used to. Having started out with Cakewalk for MS-DOS and having used MIDI tracks routed to hardware synth modules, I find that having separate midi tracks and routing them to soft synths is about as basic as you can get. However, I can understand with all the changes over the years it can be a proverbial thorn in side to keep the original functionality and at the same time integrate new complexities. If you want to get rid of split tracks, can you please do it in such a way that preserves the ability to create MIDI tracks (just as we have always been able to do), the ability to route them to (a) hardware, (b) software, and (c) both hardware and software, the ability to have MIDI data play and record software and hardware synths that generate audio, the ability to control audio FX and MIDI FX, etc. Thanks.
  5. I have used the Install Now option, it works for me, and it works consistently for me. There are many things in Cakewalk that can be a problem if people don't pay attention to what they are doing (e.g., pressing buttons with hands on auto pilot--brain not engaged). If the goal is to make Cakewalk "newbie-proof," maybe instead of getting rid of the "Install Now" option, there could be an overt warning that the project has been changed instead of relying users' keen power of observations (the asterisk).
  6. First of all, there are several distinct processes here. None of my observations pertain to the Open Folder option. As for the Download Now / Install Now option, FWIW I ran through a number of partial in-app update cycles on my laptop this morning. I got consistent results. When a project was not changed and I used the in-app update process, after after doing download and then install from the blue toaster message dialog, Cakewalk closed itself and started to update. (Note: to do several test runs, I said "No," to the UAC dialog.) However, when a project was changed,** Cakewalk did not close itself, but instead gave me the "close app" dialog. [**for this test, I added an audio track] I can see where there can be some confusion though if users don't pay attention to what they are doing. I only did it twice, but when I switched Workspaces, that did not cause the project to change (i.e., no asterisk denoting a change after the name of the file) and I did not get the "close app" dialog. Since the Workspace currently used when Cakewalk closes gets saved (but not as part of the project), that could confuse someone into thinking that a project was messed up. Again, I am not claiming any of this is a bug. The choices made by what I consider to be a smart algorithm make sense to me. However, it might not be "newbie proof."
  7. If this is a response to my comment, I am not prepared to say it is bug or not. I would leave that up to the devs. I just reported my observations. It is possible there are some set of circumstances that trigger the dialog and some circumstances that don't trigger it. I did not do my usual testing of various scenarios to be able to narrow down the conditions. It might be that some of the times I got the "close the app" dialog were with the in-app update function AND I had a project loaded. At least two times I did not have the dialog when I updated from a fresh boot of Cakewalk. I do not doubt that your first experience with the in-app update happened and it caused you issues, and that you learned a lesson. BTW, there was a point where it seemed all my in-app/toaster message update efforts were met with the "close the app" dialog. Personally, if the developers have built-in some smarts (enough to know whether or not it is safe to just close, install, update, and restart when I choose "Install now," I wouldn't not consider that a flaw, though I understand the two different paths can be confusing. I have had plenty of hardware and some software that "knows" if some state exists and either proceeds or gives a dialog/warning based on that state. To be clear, if you had a project loaded and had changed it in some way, and the in-app updater did not detect the change, that would certainly indicate a flaw to me.
  8. Footnote: Sometimes the download/update process will close Cakewalk and Cakewalk will install/restart. Other times it will give a "close the app" dialog prompt. I assume that this can be confusing to some people. But I inferred (rightly or wrongly) that the process was smart and detected whether or not it was safe to update/reboot.
  9. @Noel Borthwick Thanks for the improvements. Looking forward to going back to my own system of friendly names but now with the L|R|L+R feature. BUT: See addendum. Thanks also to @John T for starting this thread and to everyone who addressed these issues both here and in the Early Access thread. ADDENDUM (2021-07-14): Unfortunately there is no going back--Cakewalk insists on not allowing users to use the port names of their choice. In case its not obvious, although the automatic port numbering as a prefix is gone, there's now an automatic suffix added.
  10. Until the element in the base theme is fixed, can you tweak it? ** I seem to recall The lines are part of the image where I painted the colors here: Here: I doubt you can get the data perfectly centered this way, but maybe the off-centeredness of the BPM can be minimized with an optical illusion. **On second thought (based on some tests), the placement of the data seems to be so far off, no amount of custom editing can create the illusion of being centered.
  11. I did not think it came across in any sort of negative way. From all the posts I have read, you come across to me as very respectful of others. So, this: was also intended as being respectful (not sarcastic or negative in any way).
  12. Hmmmmm. The way you worded it, the OP makes sense (what the request is for, that is). Since the record meters show what is coming into Cakewalk, a post-gain record meter wouldn't change the recording. So, I assume the concern is about Mixing. If so, wouldn't placing any metering plug-in as the first plug-in in the FX Rack reflect the results of the gain fader but not the volume fader? (I just tested it with Boost 11 (as an example) and the input meter is post gain even with the Boost 11 Power Button set to Off. )
  13. You had to mention The Mothers!!! Now "Status Back Baby" is stuck in my head. ||: Doo dooo, doo dooo, doo dooo, doo dooo, doo dit' dih doooooooo :|| etc.
  14. User 905133

    Quarter-tone piano

    I have zero experience with EW Play sounds, but if they don't have a way to detune the pianos, but they do respond to MIDI PB, perhaps you can insert a small PB at the start of the 1/4-tuned track (assuming you don't use PB within the music itself). Never mind, I just found a manual for EW Pianos on line. Not only do they not use scale files, they do not have "control codes" for PB. Its a long shot, but a 2008 article at Sweetwater mentions an Advanced Properties window. Also, an online Play 6 Manual references a Tune Knob. Not sure if you can do that with your version of Play and those specific pianos, but maybe. BTW, the manual I found does reference PB in a section on "Different MIDI Modes." Good luck with that.
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