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  1. Ah! So I would use "MIDI Transforms" section, and not the "Events" section, over the full range of Notes (0-127), in order to apply to any note played, with the limited range of Velocity for the desired articulation, yes? I will give this a try. Thanks!
  2. Yup, Steve. I do like the way CS lets you map your articulations any which way, and that is how I make it work for now (I use the cc mappings set in CS) I do prefer the velocity mappings, however, and since velocity was mentioned in the new CbB Articulations Map instructions as a viable method for articulations, I wondered if it really is working there at the moment.
  3. ...And I confirm crashes on editing CC lanes with EA2 as well.
  4. I love the new Articulations Map function! I am not finding a way to define an articulation in the Editor by velocity. It is mentioned in the .pdf as one of the methods alongside keyswitches, control changes, and patch changes. However, when I go to edit an articulation Midi event "kind", the pull down does not offer Velocity as a "kind". Many of my instruments in Kontakt (specifically CineSamples string instruments) use note velocity to vary the patches called upon for various articulations (as well as in combination with note duration, pedal, keyswitches, mod wheel changes, etc.) to get a very complex and live playing like, extended technique response in the performance. I have, of course, grown accustomed to authoring these with MIDI changes in the automation lanes and such. BUT I would love to work completely in the new Articulations pane! Is there a way yet to map velocity to these new articulation "clips"?? And I look forward to the possibility of integrating Key Bindings to all Articulation Map functions, including to individual custom articulations (although I'll bet this would be difficult, no?)
  5. In troubleshooting what I thought was a Melodyne problem (a simple drag and drop a small audio clip to MIDI track for conversion brought up the dialog box for conversion, but nothing happens after clicking "OK"), I uninstalled Melodyne from "Add/remove programs" in Windows as suggested in the Bandlab Assitant Add-ons dialog. I also uninstalled the Melodyne Runtime as Administrator. I then went back to Bandlab Assistant in hopes of re-installing Melodyne from the "Install add-ons" window there. However, Melodyne remains greyed out and unavailable to install. Is the included version of Melodyne available for re-installation or does it cease working and cease to be available in any way if not upgraded/licensed/paid for? I am currently running the Early Release version of CW on a Windows 10 machine.
  6. ...Yes, those articles, although a little old, do help refresh my memory on using ReWire. I had gotten Sibelius to work with ReWire/Cakewalk in the past and could not now figure out why it no longer worked. One important thing to remember, and what caught me off guard this time, is that you must untick the setting in Preferences/Audio/Playback and Recording that is called "Suspend Audio Engine When Cakewalk Is Not in Focus" This is a newly worded setting that used to be "Share Drivers with Other Programs" and is still mentioned as such in the CW Knowledge Base article for setting up ReWire. I had been looking for what I remembered as the "Share drivers..." version of the setting and took me a bit to figure out (because I kept overlooking it) that "Suspend Audio..." is just another way of saying the same thing. Anyway, that is what did it for me! I am recording this here in case anyone else stumbles on this thread looking to get ReWire working. This combined with using loopMIDI virtual cables really ups the game for me. Sibelius can then be used as the "Staff view"/Notation page where I can compose in my preferred Sibelius which then drives those MIDI notes into CW where I then assign the sounds and can have MIDI changes and automation and such controlled in the familiar way within CW. The best of both worlds!
  7. Where are these articles by Craig about Cakewalk and ReWire?? I too have been trying to get CbB to work with ReWire and Sibelius (Ultimate) and am having no luck...
  8. winkpain

    Default track template

    Yup. I got all that and that's how I've been doing it, and I'm familiar with workarounds with temporary group changes to ensure all tracks have the same settings after the fact, etc. I was just hoping for a way to have the default be exactly how I wanted it (with preferred module states - specifically the Console module) from the outset whether Inserting new track or drag/drop adding tracks so as to have a "set-and-forget" scenario. No worries, tho. The setting default arrangement from PC context menu got me much closer. Thanks again!
  9. winkpain

    Default track template

    That's it. Thanks! This does not, however, preserve the chosen status of the modules. For example, if I want to have the default Console Emulator always load as an A Type with Tolerance set to On, nor does it preserve the On/Off state of the modules. Is it possible, then, to choose a particular PC preset that will load by default when doing this??
  10. winkpain

    Default track template

    I cannot seem to remember: How do we save our preferred version of the default track template? I'm well familiar with exporting/creating and using my own named templates as described in the User Manual on page 328 (in the downloaded pdf). Here I'm talking about the unnamed default that defines the setup of a (in this case audio) track with an arrangement of chosen ProChannel modules and is the one used for a simple Insert Audio Track or with a drag and drop of an audio file(s) and without having to choose "Insert from Track Template" and then choosing the template. Anyone know? This question was asked a year and a half ago with no answer....
  11. I continue to score to video in CbB. It still continues to work with the basic functionality it has always had through the Sonar versions, 'tho with some quirks. Some discussion of those issues and the inherent problems related to them as explained by Noel are discussed in a thread here. Although I agree that the OP's issue is most likely the video view being "blocked" by the Workspaces set-up as mentioned above. It's almost always the cause of view problems. When I can't find my glasses in the morning, I go to Workspaces, choose None, and boom! there's my glasses. 😉
  12. winkpain

    Staff View

    Agreed, agreed. Happy to join in the conciliatory mood here. Yes, we all continue to agree that Staff View is what it is and isn't what it isn't, 'tho tweaks and fixes would be appreciated.
  13. winkpain

    Staff View

    Agreed. CW, nor any other DAW, is the right tool for the particular job of writing (certainly not publishing) music notation properly, and I don't expect it to be. That's why I shared my Rewire/Sibelius "workaround". It provides the best of both worlds in a way. However, I also agree that it will be a grand day if/when the fantastic folks at CbB have the time to upgrade the Staff View, since there are certainly enough of us who like to work with notation in DAW composition (as this and other threads bear out), or at least like to have it as a viable, full-functioning option. I am deeply and continually impressed over this last year with CbB's staff and their unflagging attention to this product and its broad base of constituent users, and I know you can't please everyone, but I highly doubt it is true that, as I read elsewhere here by someone seeming to say "why bother" fixing Staff View when they said there are "easily 100 or more" times as many people who don't use Staff View as those who do. I wonder where they got their data from! And since it remains as part of the program, it seems worthy as any of the other tools for upgrade consideration. As this is the Feedback Loop, that is my feedback. But as I say, I'm quite happy working with the Rewire option when needed.
  14. winkpain

    Staff View

    Staff View is hardly even a nod to composers who are accustomed to and prefer working in traditional notation and/or need to provided printed sheets for instrumentalists. Cakewalk is simply not the place to attempt it. But chiming in here with the note for Sibelius users (like myself) who want to also have the ability to work with all the wonderful CW tools and workflows: Remember, it can be Rewired into a Cakewalk project fairly functionally. I do this whenever working on scores (much, much preferable to work in Sib. for composing in "dot and line") with soundtracks/sound design that want to include synchronized audio elements worked on in CW. I just think of the Rewired Sibelius instance as my Staff editor in this case, and of the audio output of Sib. as a 2-track mix within CW . Of course, you do not get to edit the sounds of the instrument tracks (staves) individually in CW with any of the controls or tools available in the box there, but if happy working completely in Sibelius for those tracks and then working with additional audio extensively in CW, it keeps everything synced up and is great for the work-in-progress part of your workflow.
  15. Interesting! It is definitely a new thing for me and my set-up which has remained unchanged for years, besides updates of course. But thanks again for chiming in on it. It's always a relief to know an issue is in capable hands.
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