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  1. It's not a dumb question. If you don't know ask, that's what the forum is all about; users helping users. Some effects are designed to sound better in stereo than they do in mono. Chorus is a good example as it can accept a mono input signal but the output is almost invariably stereo. I'm sure others will chime in with their thoughts.
  2. The easiest way is to use the smart tool to perform slip editing. Click on the track pane to move focus to the track. Move the cursor to the top corner of a clip. The cursor changes to a straight line with arrows. Left click and drag and a fade line will be drawn. Right click on the fade line to choose from a selection of fade types. Note: see pages 361 & 362 of the Cakewalk Reference Manual pdf file. That's where the photo was copied from. The reference manual is available for download by selecting the fourth link under the "Cakewalk by BandLab" tab at the top, left of each forum webpage. It's a great resource. I love how easy Audacity makes trimming a track. Cakewalk's about as easy, you just got to get used to it. One way is just like your doing, take one task you always perform in Audacity. Learn how to perform the same task in Cakewalk. Perform the task in Cakewalk until it's second nature.
  3. @abacab Thanks for that. I forgot the utility existed. Once again, thanks.
  4. My music is pretty bland and I'm not a keyboard player so it's all new to me. I just wish Xpand!2 included a standalone program. As a VST I find I'm having to learn using a VSTi in the DAW as well as the VSTi itself. It's been a interesting experience.
  5. Soft synths is kind of a "new" tool I'm exploring. My musical tastes runs to Americana, classic country and soft rock and my main interest is learning audio production, not recording audio. So my heaviest time and money investment has been with PG Music's Band-in-a-Box and the RealTracks content. All that was said to say I really haven't explored soft synths in much detail. But now I want to learn more about using midi. Band-in-a-Box has a lot of midi content but the Coyote WT and Synthfont64 included as their "normal" soft synth and, at different times, SampleTank or Sforzando players to playback the "high quality" patches PG Music provides. I've messed with Sforzando and Synthfont some and I like using Sforzando but I want to branch explore a different interface and Xpand!2 is an inexpensive answer.
  6. Online BandLab uses coding specific to the Chrome browser. I suspect you recently had a Chrome update and may not even realize it. Many times Chrome updates as a background task and the update is not applied until the next time you open the browser. In addition to the BandLab support link scook provided, check out the Google browser forum here: https://support.google.com/chrome/community?hl=en
  7. Excellent photos. You guys look ready to rumble! I hope there is a lot of traffic through the booth. Love the back drop with all the affiliate names. In one photo it looks like there is a large "Cakewalk" sign above the booth?
  8. @arlen2133, do any of us "need" most of what we want? No but I already bought it for $8.39 US before you tried to dissuade me! For me it is a tool I can use to learn how to use a non general midi standard multi-timbrel VSTi. That's my justification and I'm gonna' stick with it. I'm not looking forward to Black Friday. There is going to be too many "I wants" and not enough money. I have the same problem looking at food menus. That's why I love buffet restaurants! 🙌
  9. @Gary Shore, If you're on a budget you may want to take a look at the MT Power Drumkit VST: https://www.powerdrumkit.com/
  10. JRR Shop $9.99 US. Use discount code "GROUP" at checkout for additional discount. https://www.jrrshop.com/air-music-tech-xpand-2
  11. Greg Hendershott ( TwelveTones/Cakewalk founder) blog post: http://www.greghendershott.com/2012/08/ancient-history.html "About Me": https://www.greghendershott.com/About.html 2007 "Cakewalk 20th Anniversary Greh Hendershott interview": https://cdm.link/2007/11/interview-cakewalk-founder-greg-hendershott-20-years-on/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/p_kirn/albums/72157603043717151 Roland Acquires Majority Stake in Cakewalk: https://cdm.link/2008/01/namm-roland-acquires-majority-of-cakewalk-promises-joint-products-in-2008/ Great resource for developing a timeline: http://www.cakewalk.com/Press/2003 1989 Software Review: https://www.jstor.org/stable/3680048?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
  12. Nice list overall. I must say there are more points raised that I agree with than disagree. You obviously put some thought into it and use Cakewalk by BandLab enough to bring comments from different modules together. Good "to do" list @Some Guy
  13. Wow, Xpand!2 is a 1.3 GB download in compressed format. That's a lot of multi-timbrel sounds. I just couldn't resist at $8.39 US. Thanks @Starship Krupa and @filo. Appreciate it guys.
  14. @Starship Krupa I just checked and yes, found it on sale at PlugIn Boutique https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/1-Instruments/64-Virtual-Instrument/1560-Xpand-2/?a_aid=5abf3e9769e18&gclid=CjwKCAjwlovtBRBrEiwAG3XJ-0ZrNyVMHFW_h7qSDX3e3gPWKjNxAmBuMYEhPXdocH-CcF2BwNA7CBoC2OEQAvD_BwE and here is the developer's webpage: https://www.airmusictech.com/product/xpand2#.XaPCSH97nZ5 Thanks for sharing that thought Starship Krupa! That is a great suggestion.
  15. Another good video tutorial Mike. Thank you!
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