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  1. I found this thread while I was trying to fix my arpeggiator (thanks @scook) and thought I'd mention a utility called Link Shell Extension. I've been using it for a long time... makes creating all kinds of links a breeze; you can do it directly in explorer. It might make @Starship Krupa's life easier 😋
  2. The Kronos Editor 3.1 available here is supposed to be able to create .INS files automatically, including any custom patches you've created on your keyboard. I don't have any experience using it, but it might be worth a try. The excerpt below mentions Macintosh software, but the link above is to the Windows version.
  3. Variorum

    Save as SMF?

    Hah! I never knew exporting MIDI would export only the selection. I never actually tried it... learn something new every day 🙂
  4. Variorum

    Save as SMF?

    That should work. You probably don't need to change the extension, just leave it as .mid when you copy it to the SD card. Remember to select MIDI Format 0 under Save as type when you save the file. Also remember that you'll be saving all the tracks in your project to the midi file, so if you just want one track, save a temporary version of the project that contains only that track.
  5. The Studioware panels appear behind the main window when they're loaded. Click the little squares on the inner window (see below) to see the panel after it's loaded, then open the window menu of the Studioware panel (top left button) and click Enable Floating so it will stay on top of the main window when you re-maximize it.
  6. Agreed. With the software (and hardware) protections on modern PC's, the majority of infections are likely caused ultimately by human error; either carelessly downloading software from unverified sources, clicking links or opening attachments in emails, or following the instructions of "Roger" (with a heavy Indian accent) who calls and says he's from "Microsoft Tech Support" and needs to access your machine via a link on "AnyDesk.com". I have an older mother and I've seen all of these first-hand 😬
  7. Or do what I did... Piece together an old Pentium 4 based machine, plug in your old Yamaha SW1000XG card, skirt the edge of legality and download an "official" version of Windows XP, spend hours scrubbing it for viruses and rootkits, install MidiOX and set it up to auto-start with a configuration that forwards midi traffic from the ports to the sound engine, only run it in the winter because it doubles as a space heater, and POOF! A really nice XG/GM sound source. Totally worth it!
  8. You should have the Channel Tools effect that came with X3. Pan controls for each channel are at the bottom right. If you really want two separate left and right mono tracks, from the menu buttons select Tracks->Bounce to track(s) and select Split Mono as the Format.
  9. I saw this here... it may be what's causing the problem. It also suggests a solution. A more permanent fix would require knowing exactly what midi data was being sent by the keyboard. "The VPC1 utilizes a 3-sensor keyboard action that has been developed to recreate the expressive touch of a concert grand piano. However, some virtual instrument hosts and sequencing software may not interpret these triple-sensor key events correctly, potentially resulting in prematurely cut or unintentionally repeated notes, especially when playing non-piano sounds. The VPC1 incorporates a 2-sensor compatibility mode, providing a work-around for such symptoms, albeit at the expense of reduced expression and keyboard responsiveness. To enable the VPC1's 2-sensor compatibility mode (while the VPC1 is turned on): 1. Press and hold the power button. 2. Press the bottommost (bass end) black key (A#0). The 2-sensor mode setting will be applied to all memories globally, and will remain active even after the VPC1 is turned off. To restore 3-sensor mode, repeat the steps above."
  10. RIFF (Wav) files have a chunk limit of 4GB, but other formats such as FLAC don't. FLAC is lossless, and Cakewalk will happily import it. There are command line based methods to automatically convert and concatenate Wav files such as this from here: ffmpeg -f concat -i mylist.txt -c:a flac output-ffmpeg.flac Where mylist.txt is: file '/path/to/file1.wav' file '/path/to/file2.wav' file '/path/to/file3.wav' If this is something you have to do a lot, I might be able to write a little GUI based utility to make it easier...
  11. I didn't know Cakewalk warned when choosing ASIO4ALL... Good! Glad you're working... (That was a flurry of help messages 😁)
  12. Nope... I don't know why you'd get that message. Maybe @scook can help with that. Unless you have ASIO4ALL installed and Cakewalk thinks you're choosing it?
  13. The driver download page is here, but I think the ASIO drivers should already be installed. Check the Preferences page:
  14. Cakewalk should work fine with WASAPI, but the 2i2 has ASIO drivers available. You may want to switch to ASIO if you've already installed them. All DAW's work best with ASIO drivers 😀
  15. Just because I love beating a dead horse 😉 If you change a couple words in this sentence, I think it would apply perfectly to the VST interface: "MIDI is a technical standard that describes a communications protocol, digital interface, and electrical connectors that connect a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers, and related audio devices for playing, editing, and recording music." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIDI I'd like VST to go this route. (No horses were harmed in the writing of this post 😋)
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