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Matthew Simon Fletcher

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  1. Yes - not sure what the epected behaviour is here but I noticed that yesterday. I've got a number of Vienna Pro instances and i'm trying to reduce processing power by freezing - but it was a bit unfortunate and more time consuming that it was bouncing 16 tracks to audio each time. Cakewalk team - anything that can be improved there? Edit: Sorry - didn't quote the person above correctly and accidentally double posted
  2. Hi guys! Thanks as always for a great update. With regards to the improvements to VST loading - how is it better to load the plugin and sample seperately? e.g is this quicker/more stable or just better in that you can more clearly see where the load is up-to? I'm getting a strange crash which happens if load a track template, make some changes, save these as a new track template and then close cakewalk. Would you like a the dump log? I believe this was happening before hand but just wanted to draw attention to it because it's strange... the track template update does save correctly and it seems weird to crash when attempting to close the program normally. Limited impact but potentially an indicator of something not quite right. Best wishes, Matthew
  3. Hi all, Hope you're well. I've started encountering a bug whereby if I try and save track templates, Cakewalk will crash. If I then try and import these track templates it will give an error message about truncation. It doesn't seem to make any difference whether i'm saving a single track or several - it will just take varying lengths of time before it closes. The project template itself has a fair few buses and is approximately 250 tracks in total, but I don't think there's anything ridiculously complicated in it. On an older version of my project I was able to save track templates of various sizes - so this appears to be a new bug or there is some sort of inherent corruption in the project file. Any idea how I can troubleshoot this further or should I just raise a support case directly with Bandlab? Many thanks for your time. Matthew
  4. Hi guys, Another bug - although might not be specific to this release. When I save track templates I experience a significant spike in both CPU and memory utilisation (~4GB) and the save can take up-to a minute, locking up the PC. Whilst the projects that i'm running are large - the individual tracks may only be a single audio track routed to a few busses and so shouldn't be that intensive. I've seen the Kontakt module come up whilst doing this which leads me to believe that it's trying to preemptively save the VST's, which aren't related to the actual track. It also is worsened within projects with a larger number of VST's. Loading these tracks into a different project is quick and doesn't bring in anything it shouldn't. Best wishes, Matthew
  5. Improving the multi-process loading of VST's during opening would deliver huge value to me also - so really supportive and grateful for any efforts in this area!
  6. Hi Noel, Thanks for your comments. When I get some time i'll do some further testing for you and provide more detailed feedback. I was testing the model 3 scheduling at one point but I believe I swapped back as it wasn't performing quite as well - will double check. Best wishes, Matthew
  7. Thank you for listening! I am very glad that you enjoyed it. Yes the bonus track is very different from the rest of the EP - so hopefully you'll get your metal fix of 8 string guitars and double kick from the others - particularly Divergence and Warring Elements Any other feedback on the tracks and production is gratefully appreciated. At the moment i'm learning to mix and master myself and we're going a lot heavier on the VST's as opposed to performed keys parts. We've got track plans for an album but it might take awhile given current pandemic. Best wishes, Matthew
  8. Hi guys! I wanted to take the time to introduce you to my musical project Disconnected Souls which i'm really proud of. Our goal is to blend metal, electronic and classical influences to achieve something eclectic whilst still remaining catchy and of interest to people. Cakewalk has been a fantastic tool to help bring these ideas to life. Our Debut EP is available at the following locations and has been getting some great reviews - we hope you enjoy and please let me know if you have feedback. Bandcamp Facebook Spotify Reverb Nation Youtube Instagram All the best! ~Fletch~
  9. Thanks very much for the feedback mate. Upon your advice I've swapped over to JBridge - although it took a little while to cross reference 32 bit plugins and change them to load. It definitely feels like this has had a positive impact - Cakewalk now shows a consistent decrease in memory utilisation and gradually jbridge instances are closed. I'd say it now takes a minute to remove itself from task manager. Is there any difference in latency and resource utilisation (CPU/Memory) between these in your experience? I noticed that Cakewalk was up-to 25GB of RAM usage whilst closing! Although I do have some pretty big projects - 200 tracks with 4 instances of superior drummer and a few other VST's. I don't recall it previously getting quite that high although i've certainly gone up to 16GB. Would you say this is expected behaviour given project size and resource usage? Best wishes, Matthew
  10. Fantastic update guys - thank you so much again for all you do for this product! In the patch notes it talks about resolution of a hang on project close - I'm still experiencing this though. Admitedly a large project but it's strange to see this remaining in task manager for 2-3mins or so after close - with the same high level of memory utilisastion. There are two bitbridge processes that also remain open so I wonder if something there isn't terminating? - I can end these but the cakewalk process will say I don't have permission. If I attempt to end this a few times it will eventually do so and then let me open up a new project. Best wishes, Matthew
  11. Good afternoon all, Hope you're well. Are there any programs to allow for distributed loading/streaming of plugins for Cakewalk? I have some large projects files and i'm beginning to reach the limits with my laptop and so I'd like to offload some of the processing requirements to another computer. I've investigated FX Teleport but this looks quite old now so wondering whether there's a more modern and affective way of achieving this. I've also found DAW Connect but this appears to be focussed more on cloud-services and relies on integration with plugin providers as opposed to being a local user solution. Thanks guys, Matthew
  12. Hi guys - I've submitted a crash dump as suggested. Many thanks. Best wishes, Matthew
  13. Okay thanks for clarifying that - I may re-ask for that feature.
  14. Good afternoon, Hope you're well. I've been using Cakewalk for the last two years on a laptop which I use for music production and a family computer. As of a few days ago however my Cakewalk install crashes when opening the program (no specific file). I believe that this may have coincided with an incomplete update, however reinstalling this does not fix the problem. I performed an uninstall before reinstalling and this did not help either. Any advice on further troubleshooting steps? Best wishes, Matthew
  15. Hi both, Apologies for my lack of clarity in terminology - I appreciate the messages. My first PRV is showing the area shown as C on your diagram. I have a separate PRV docked in the multi view that, where I have right clicked on the piano and selected to use different names, that align to my drum map. It is this that then resets itself to the standard piano view. It may be that this is not preserved and may be related to a feature request. If so please link me and i'll upvote this and provide request feedback. Best wishes, Matthew
  16. Hi Scook, Thanks for your comment. I've tried saving the different piano roll views with both screensets and workspaces. They will always go back to being piano notation upon changing screenset or re-opening the project. Best wishes, Matthew
  17. Hi guys - thanks for all the feedback. I've got a few different piano roll views set up looking at different tracks which is great. I can then set these to different forms of notation - even better. However loading a different screenset or re-opening the project will always default all of the PRV's back to a piano view. I've tried to lock this with both the multidock and screensets and it just doesn't seem to hold onto it. As I change between screensets regularly, this is the key thing that would save me time. Best wishes, Matthew
  18. Hi guys, Hope you're well. Is it possible to have a separate piano roll set up per track? For example I have a midi bass track that i'd like to see the piano notes but an EZ Drummer track that i've set up custom kit list on. Currently the same view persists across all tracks until changed - but interestingly if I use a different screenset it resorts back to the piano note view. Best wishes, Matthew
  19. Fab Thanks very much for your help. Best wishes, Matthew
  20. Good evening, Does anyone know where the plugin custom category information is stored? I.e. I save a VST into a folder called Analog Synth, which is available to all projects using the computer. I have two computers which I do music on and i'd like to find a way of synchronizing this if possible. Best wishes, Matthew
  21. I investigated using the alphabetical sort using number prefixes on the track titles to "simulate" an alternative track order. Unfortunately this didn't work because it kept the instruments in their individual track folders and there was no way of reverting back to the old sort order. One of the following would solve this issue for me: 1. Track order is held persistently by screensets, i.e. if the order is changed on one view it it is not reflected in the other. This would allow me to setup my usual grouping of tracks for recording and a different order for mixing. 2. Custom tags/sort options that allow you to use bring up elements that match criteria, i.e. bass and then revert to the original sort order. The current sort order needs to be saved as its a preference order that doesn't currently correspond to another type, such as alphabetical.
  22. Hi Kurre, Thanks for your reply. I've reinvestigatedf lens, screensets and mix recalls but can't find a way of achieving the desired outcome. There doesn't appear to be a way of sorting tracks based on a custom filter and then storing that result. Best wishes, Matthew
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