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  1. I just heard from another user on this forum, someone new to Meldaproduction products. With the newsletter signup bonus, the new user 20% credit and the BF 50% off everything deal their total outlay came to $11.36 for the FreeFXBundle upgrade, after tax. That's less than half what I paid (and there have been at least half a dozen new plug-ins added to it since then), and I consider it to be one of the most useful plug-in purchases I've ever made.
  2. I kind of assumed that a lot of it was taking out instructions for use of Platinum Edition-only plug-ins. I noticed that Morten S. took out lots of pages from the "getting started" section that dealt with things like setting IRQ jumpers on boards and gameport-to- MIDI cables, outdated information about configuring a computer to be ready for SONAR. I think it went on for at least 50 pages about topics like disabling/enabling ACPI and plug 'n' play and making sure that AOL wasn't set up to automatically dial out with your modem and so forth. It mentioned that one way to get the latest drivers for your sound card might be by dialing up the card maker's BBS. There was no mention of the internet or web. ASIO and WASAPI were not included in the discussion about driver models. By my guess, it looked like most of the information dated back to before 1997. It was removed, the things that it covered are pretty much taken care of by running the manufacturer's installer, then plugging in a USB cable. Done, no IRQ conflicts or any of that. Even less if the person is just using the onboard hardware CODEC. Isn't it amazing the difference from those days? You can now literally go to Best Buy, buy a Windows notebook computer, and as long as it has 6G or more of RAM, there is nothing more that needs to be done if you are doing in-the-box electronic production. Sure, most people want to set up an external interface, but they don't have to. Back then you couldn't get sound of any kind out of the computer without dropping an extra $50-100 on an add-on card.
  3. Where are you seeing this page count? The link at the top of this thread goes to the current manual, which is now down to around 1,700. Still quite a tome, but it's a substantial removal of outdated and redundant material. There is a getting started section. Your best bet, if you are okay with the YouTube format, is to go to the Tutorials Subforum and start browsing. With just the current ones that @Creative Sauce and @Xel Ohh (and others') are putting out, you should find plenty of guidance.
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    ADHD Leveling Tool is my favorite LA/2A workalike, it lets the user set attack, release, ratio, and dry/wet. Also freeware.
  5. XPand!2 is a ROMpler, so what it has under its hood is a collection of sampled waveforms that can be tweaked (with filter and volume envelopes) and layered and effected and arpeggiated to create presets. It comes with 2500+ presets. Each preset can layer 4 of the waveforms. These are more presets, not more waveforms. Whether the folks at Patch Hut have done something interesting with the sounds is the big question. I went to their site and listened to some of the demos, and perhaps to their credit, they tend to leave the reverb out of the patch, which is my strong preference, I like to use my own way better sounding reverbs on synths rather than the ho-hum ones that tend to come built into synths.
  6. Regarding the aforementioned Meldaproduction MFreeFX Bundle, if you don't already have an account with them, make one and sign up for their newsletter (you can cancel at any time, bla bla), and you will receive a voucher for 10 Euros store credit. On top of the 50% off, and the 10% for using an existing user's code credit. 10 Euro comes out to $8.42, which further brings the total down to....$15.58.
  7. This post is kinda outside the parameters of the thread, but also not, because I assume (hope) that many people who watch this thread have and use this free product and might want to upgrade it. It's come to my attention that starting Monday November 23rd, Meldaproduction will be running a 50% off everything sale. Everything, including the bundles. This will also include the MFreeFXBundle upgrade to the Pro versions for $30 (after the discount). There are currently 37 FX and utilities in that bundle, most of which are, IMO, best in their class in the industry regardless of price. MTuner (polyphonic tuner with MIDI out 😲) by itself would be a worthy $30 buy, and that goes for MEQualizer, MCompressor, MComb and others, depending on what you regularly use. Not only FX, the utilities: I use MLoudness Analyzer and MStereoscope on every project. If this is your first purchase at Meldaproduction, you may also use my discount code (or any other Meldaproduction customer's) to get another 20% off, bringing the price down to $24: MELDA1923165. The person whose code you use gets 10% of the price of your order, but that's not why I'm posting this. Ask mibby for his if you like him better than me. 😋 The non-upgraded versions don't leave out much (upsampling, resizing the UI, and saving presets in their native format are the biggies), but it's nice to get rid of the box and give something back and encourage Vojtech to keep adding to the bundle (which, since their bundles are a lifetime license is like belonging to a plug-in club, he adds something new to the FreeFXBundle at least once every 6 months). One caution: exposure to the Meldaverse via the FreeBundle may lead to becoming a Meldamoonie (like me).
  8. Maybe @Xel Ohh would like to chime in. Or at least I'm calling your attention to this thread, because I kind of see you as the flag-bearer for the "Cakewalk Needs A Phrase Sampler" movement. 😃
  9. This will also include the MFreeFXBundle upgrade to the Pro versions. There are currently 37 FX and utilities in that bundle, most of which are, IMO, best in class in the entire industry. MTuner (polyphonic tuner with MIDI out 😲) by itself would be a worthy $30 buy, and that goes for MEQualizer, MCompressor, MComb and others, depending on what you regularly use. The non-upgraded versions don't leave much out, but it's nice to get rid of the box and give something back and encourage Vojtech to keep adding to the bundle (which is like belonging to a plug-in club, he adds something new to it at least once every 6 months).
  10. "Unfortunately, serial numbers are no longer available for this software because the promotion has expired." (Google Translate)
  11. Both Quick Grouping of Gain control and Gain (c hecked by using Drumazon) are working okay over here. Make sure you have the latest Preview build: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l6juXQPYfPsNGupwdEoaV46yu4hC9h4U/view?usp=sharing
  12. Try forcing an explicit re-scan in Cakewalk Plug-In Manager. Run it from the Utilities menu, then click on the Options button under VST Configuration. Make sure the folders are correct, then check Re-Scan existing plug-ins and Re-Scan failed plug-ins and click OK.
  13. I came across this deal at Pluginboutique, 7.99 for 3 expansion packs for our favorite ROMpler, Xpand!2: https://www.pluginboutique.com/products/6717-Xpand-2-Expansion-Multivation-Bundle It's a total of 95 presets. Curious if anyone has tried any of these. I use Xpand!2 often enough that eight bucks for a bunch of new presets seems interesting, but it's a ROMpler with limited controls. I guess it would be the various sounds layered and tweaked. I usually end up using the more "vanilla" presets, like if I want a double bass or drum machine. I don't use it for inspiration like I do with say, Vacuum Pro or Hybrid 3 or Element or my AAS player packs.
  14. Open Windows Task Manager, which you can access by pressing Win+X and selecting Task Manager from the menu, or by right clicking on your Task Bar and selecting it. Once you have Task Manager running, click the Performance tab at the top, then click on Memory. That will give you a graph of how much RAM your computer is using. 17 is a very specific number. Since it happens system-wide, I'm thinking iffy hard drive. Cakewalk does write to the disk for some caching tasks, most notably the picture cache. That folder is usually C:\CAKEWALK PROJECTS\PICTURE CACHE\ by default. You may delete all the .WOV files in it. Check the dates and times and see if there's any relation to your issue.
  15. I'd like to add this, from the email: This is what was promised with the VST3 spec, and it's the first time I've seen a developer implement it. This is potentially huge.
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