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  1. Thanks for the explanation. It sounds like a project whose time has come. May it be personally rewarding for you and may you pick up many more supporters on the journey and with the results. BTW, I like the title!! (Makes me want to know more already!!)
  2. The OP wrote: I took this to mean sending and receiving a synth's/sound module's patch/preset bulk data / sets of parameters understood by the synth / sound module, not switching bank numbers and program numbers. Maybe I misunderstood and the OP meant, "Is it possible to send patch change commands to and receive them from my synth (an Ensoniq SQ-80)?" The reference to not having a good way "to archive patches on my computer" sounded similar to what I have done with many sound modules over the years: preserve patches and patch banks by sending them from my gear and storing in Cakewalk sysex banks in *.wrk/*.cwp files so I can send them to my modules. For example, the back up battery in one of my Casio VZ-8m modules died. So to restore my custom patches, I found the banks in my old Cakewalk files and sysexed it back to the VZ-8m. Apologies if the OP just meant bank/program switching.
  3. 👍🏽 +2,000 for your charts!!!!
  4. In all this time (that is, since the '60s), I never thought of how the amazing Beach Boys vocal sound grew out of doo-wop, but now that you mention it, it makes sense. I had a Beach Boys listening binge within the past year (lots of behind-the-scenes documentary videos among other), but the next time I will be listening with new ears. 🙂 Yup!!! Listening to this now (just one of many he did):
  5. This has been a feature of Cakewalk that dates back to the days when it was a MIDI Sequencer. Are the MIDI In and MIDI Out connected to your PC (and Cakewalk) with some sort of MIDI interface? I took a very quick look at the SQ-80 manual and if does have a midi implementation section. Do you have experience with sending and receiving sysex data? Perhaps some of the following resources will help. https://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?product=Cakewalk&language=4&help=SYSX.01.html https://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?product=Cakewalk&language=4&help=SYSX.07.html http://www.buchty.net/ensoniq/files/manuals/SQ80.pdf
  6. Check your e-mail for a link that has your S/N.
  7. Another rocker (and other genres) passes. Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen were an American country rock band founded in 1967. The group's founder was keyboardist / vocalist George Frayne IV (alias Commander Cody, born July 19, 1944, in Boise, Idaho; died September 26, 2021 in Saratoga Springs, New York).
  8. Doo-Wop reminds me of that legendary acapella group, The Persuasions. So I started listening to this:
  9. Nothing pedantic about using yyyy-mm-dd format; its purely pragmatic esp. in terms of date-sorting. On the other hand maybe pragmatism and pedantry have a high correlation.
  10. No. Sorry if I wasn't clear. After a Win 10 update a year ago (+ or -), the only thing that worked on the E-Mu PCI Card was the firewire port/driver. The ability to use audio via E-Mu's Patchmix DSP routing/mixing software was the first thing ruined by a Windows update. I could still use it for ADAT/Clock functions. Not sure but s/pdif clock might have also worked. Later on, another Win 10 update killed my ability to use the E-Mu's ADAT port for clock/sync. So, the only thing I use the E-Mu card for is to drive a firewire audio/midi interface/mixer (FW-1884). Knock on wood, Windows hasn't killed the firewire pass-through functionality (yet).
  11. Under Win 10 I found that the only thing that has worked on my E-Mu 1010 PCI Card was the firewire port. IIRC Win 10 version 1909 was either the last version that supported PatchMix DSP or it was the first one that killed it. There is a KVR thread that documents how to hack later updates, but I was unable to get it to work. Not sure there are hacks for Win 11--if you can find a Win 11 PC that can handle the E-Mu system. (Let me know if you find one.) BTW, I still have an E-Mu 1010/1820 Audio Dock system working on an XP SP3 PC. If your XP's mobo hasn't been fried by the power supply issue, perhaps you could find a no cost/low cost power supply and use the E-Mu Digital Audio System to feed audio to any new PC upgrade you might get. On the other hand, if you find a newer, reasonably priced audio/midi interface that comes close to the flexibility of the E-Mu's Patchmix DSP with comparable audio quality (esp. to the 1820M Dock), let me know.
  12. Anyone in the US who was around then must surely remember Pictures of Matchstick Men--it was a mega-hit over here. For decades I never heard of them again until I was playing "Whatever happened to . . . " [groups/artists I remember from back then] and stumbled onto some Status Quo concerts/videos on YouTube. I was amazed to learn they were still rocking all those decades later and definitely enjoyed what I heard in the videos. RIP
  13. Yeah--sometimes its a better use of time to move on. Glad to hear its working for you now.
  14. I tried it with an old midi project I was listening to yesterday. I got the same results: PC's delete reset the selected sections to unselected. Your alternative deletion method worked for me, too.
  15. I just tested my delete key by: recording an audio and a midi track selecting the clip in the midi track selecting the clip in the audio track selecting a section of notes in the staff view selecting a section of notes in the PRV My PC's delete key successfully deleted each of the selected areas one at a time. Evidently on my PC it worked for the four things I tried. Make that five: created a minimal sysex bank [F0 F7]. My PC's delete button brought up the "Delete sysx bank?" warning / challenge.
  16. I have a customized file that gives me peaceful, meditative sayings I get from a relative which work well in the blue/green toaster. Not sure they would be as tranquil in a hot red/orange toaster.
  17. Update from within Cakewalk was flawless!!! 🙂
  18. @jono grant Not sure if you were waiting for the non-Early Access release of 2021.09 to get the version of the VST list with the border, but its available now.
  19. From what I have seen the range of uses for Modulation (CC01) early on was rather small--Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) to something like volume for a tremolo effect where the mod wheel controlled the amount [or depth]. But the range of uses has greatly expanded over the past few decades. I have a number of soft synths that use mw (mod wheel) to affect timbre in any of a number of ways, especially brightness / cutoff frequency. Often in contemporary soft synths, different presets will use the wheel to control different effects. In many cases its really up to the individual sound / patch / preset designer. See scook's reply. Hardware and Software Documentation will give you more ideas as to how the mod wheel can be used. BTW, even if a piece of hardware is coded to output CC01 from the wheel, it can be remapped via software.
  20. All the keyboards I have ever had output CC01** from the modulation wheel as per the MIDI Spec. So, whatever I have mapped to CC01 happens when I move the wheel. In terms of MIDI data, it goes from 0 to 127. If you have your keyboard going into Cakewalk, most likely the keyboard sends a string of MIDI commands for CC01. If you record something from the keyboard into Cakewalk and use the mod wheel, when you play it back under most circumstances, Cakewalk will send CC01 back to the keyboard's sound section. Without more details, it is difficult to say why "the keyboard went crazy." ADDENDUM: **CC stands for Continuous Controller. CC01 is a shorthand way of referring to "the parameter that has been assigned the CC value of 1." For decades the MIDI Spec has had some standard values for certain parameters. CC07 almost always is used for Volume (or at least it was before some manufacturers went rogue). CC10 almost always is used for Pan Position. Pitch Bend is its own data type (i.e., not a CC).
  21. Post removed voluntarily because the OP started another thread on the same issue.
  22. Post removed voluntarily because the OP started another thread on the same issue.
  23. I have used MIDI Learn in different software for years. It varies from program to program. The Sound Center's implementation looks pretty standard (sort of). Resetting the virtual knobs in Cakewalk's Sound Center depends on how you use the knobs (mouse only or MIDI CCs) and how you changed it (forgotten or reassigned to a different CC). Mouse only usage: I was able to reset the knob position changed by the mouse by double clicking the knob. For MIDI assignment changes, one solution is to use MIDI Learn to assign the virtual knobs to CC 10 and CC 07, respectively. Another solution is to use Add MIDI Control and choose from the list of CCs. ===================================================================== If you don't want to use MIDI Learn or if you understand the basics already, no need to read the following. As for using MIDI Learn, I often use it to assign knobs, sliders, or buttons (such as those found on keyboard and other controllers) to virtual knobs. sliders, or buttons in software synths and FX plug-ins. Let's say a specific slider on a specific midi device is setup to send CC93 [CC = Continuous Controller, a type of midi data]. And let's say I want that slider to control cutoff frequency (just using that vas an example). Usually I just have to press MIDI Learn in the software and then move that slider. In most software that have MIDI Learn these days, once I move the hardware slider, the virtual control will move and the plug-in will respond the way I set it up--in this case changing Cutoff Frequency. But let's say I just want the external controller's range changed. If there is a min and max setting, I can change the range. So I c an make all the way down on the controller correspond with (for example) a value of 60% and all the way up correspond with 95%. But let's say I want the range to be reversed--all the way down = 95% and all the way up = 60%. If the program (or plug-in) has a reverse switch, I'd use that. That's the basics of MIDI Learn, though depending on how you want to use it and depending on the specific implementation, there might be more possibilities. For example, we can also use CC automation within a DAW or send CCs / control parameters from one program or plug-in to another. UPDATE: Just tested MIDI Learn in Cakewalk's Sound Center on my PC. It shows up as a 32-bit application and uses the "Teleport" program to work with the 64-bit CbB. You might have a different utility for this function. Cakewalk's Sound Center "Add Control" can also be used to assign CCs to the plug-in's parameters, but instead of moving a knob, slider, button, etc., you choose from a list. Sound Center's "Remove Control," can be used to remove a CC assignment. Also, evidently we switch between ten sets of MIDI CC assignments (MIDI Configurations). I am surprised this is not documented. Maybe someone knows where it is. In the meantime, I hope the above helps.
  24. @Starship Krupa Thanks for your detailed explanation and additional details. I didn't have time to explore the blue border / blue tint issue further (way too much on the to-do list and way too little time); so, thanks for saving me time that I don't have! I think that for anyone getting into tweaking or creating themes, your explanations of what goes on to make the icons change (the "under the hood" stuff) complement the theming guide!! Clearly (at least to me), @Billy86's blue tinted instrument icon issue is different than the hover issue I mentioned. Thanks for the clarifying image showing multiple blue tinted icons. Thanks also @Colin Nicholls and @sjoens for identifying and pointing to the details about the color changes related to frozen track icons.
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