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  1. I have the AKG 702's for mixing\mastering have a similar curve to the 712's but less pricey.


    I have recently bought a pair of status cb1's specifically for tracking as they are closed back (less bleed)and not expensive. plus they are good to sense check mixes without calibration as they have a bass end boost.

  2. 5 hours ago, RSMcGuitar said:

    So did anyone get this and actually have systemwide allow you to open a headphone profile? I still can't get it to work. Sent a support ticket in last week but I haven't heard back.

    Working here on Win 10 20H2. I still have both 4 and 5 running. As Kevin mentioned, I imported the speaker profile from ref4 directory but the headphone profiles I picked up from 5. I am assuming you have tried a reinstall of 5? I know the first time I installed I hit an issue so reinstalled and all was fine.

  3. 6 hours ago, Max Arwood said:

    I’m doing the demo now. Why is there a 8.4 db reduction in volume on the plug-in?! I also can’t get cakewalk to load because system version takes over the drivers. 

    have you got safe headroom enabled? If so this is most likely the reason for the drop in level

    The system version uses windows drivers as opposed to ASIO I have no issue with mine so perhaps you are using windows audio with CbB and this is the cause

    this may also help


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  4. You can try dragging the imported track up to the timeline to map the tempo but this can be a bit hit and miss with full tracks.

    I find if you google a bpm website, there are some which give you a tap tempo option. Play the track in CbB and tap along on the web page to work out the song tempo then change the project tempo in CbB to match. If you want to check the metronome is in time, you can switch the metronome to play on playback. via the button on the control bar

  5. Seems they have revised the prices. Good to know they listen to opinions.

    How much does the upgrade cost?
    Upgrade for Headphones is $39 / €39, for Speakers and Headphones $89 / €89. For those who upgraded for a higher price until today, you will get an automatic refund. For information about other upgrade paths and prices visit sonarworks.com


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  6. Having used Sonarworks for years, I think what they are doing is having another crack at an end to end solution.

    They tried a while back to launch a mobile app which would translate sound at the consumer end and I think the idea is to have SoundID as the branding for the studio software and the mobile app. I agree though that the translations for different environments was available before but they cut it back due to copyright issues. I assume they have now done a deal with Yamaha to use the NS10 name and so on. The big add ons with this version is the customisable eq translations and the ability to filter which parts of the sound spectrum you want to be affected by the translation which they didn't have in previous versions.

    As an aside, that issue with coming out of the daw using ASIO and into Windows audio for YouTube etc. Is usually down to windows sound settings not matching and from memory you have to have the sample rate\bit depth set to the same value as ASIO for all enabled audio devices

  7. Considering a class action lawsuit. One more click to get to the deals forum (or should I say sub sub sub forum). I reckon I will get RSI from all those additional mouse clicks.😀

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  8. Good to hear you had a crack at solving it yourself. Without knowing how much you know about midi I can provide a bit of info which hopefully you won't find too simplistic or condescending. So Midi volume is based on a scale of 1-127 with 127 being the highest and it is known as note velocity. You should find that the harder you hit the keys on your keyboard, the louder the sound, as in theory (if your keyboard supports note velocity) if you hit the key hard it can hit 127, if you hit it softer it will be less.  So the keyboard itself has no effect on volume other than hitting the keys harder.  In order to hear what you are playing, louder through the software, look for a volume knob on the virtual instrument you are using. Most have an output volume knob. If that is not an option all you can do is turn the track volume up. Note that in Cakewalk you have a choice of one simple instrument track which combines audio and midi or you can have split instrument tracks which separates the audio and midi into two (or more) tracks. You can then turn the fader up to get more volume on the audio track.

    You do need input echo enabled to hear what you are playing if you are playing along to another track.

    The other option is to route the keyboard to one bus and the backing to another bus (or busses) and manage the volume balance from the busses

  9. @jonathan hanemann yes you always have to deal with compromises. Guy from Disclosure has a twitch channel which is really good. He has a top of the range Macbook Pro and UAD interface and he still has to have a different side chain click track for the UAD because it is always slightly later than the DAW click track.

    Firewire and Thunderbolt interfaces will be faster than USB but even then, once you have a number of tracks with a load of plugins enabled it will slow things down if you are recording as opposed to mixing.

    You will often see tips on these forums where it is recommended to record at lower buffer values but mix at higher values. i.e. record at 256 but mix at 512. The best thing to do is record everything you can first with the minimal amount of processing then once you have finished the recording phase then mix to your hearts content with as many plugins and processing as your system will handle. With mine which is not particularly high end (time for an upgrade methinks) I can still manage around 60 tracks+12 busses with all the effects (eq, compression, delays, reverbs, amp sims, limiters and  vst instruments) running before it starts stuttering on playback, providing I have nothing else running such as browsers, email clients or anything else adding to network traffic.

  10. I agree with those replies above. In fact I often get the sound I want with the amp sim, then when I record I use the global fx bypass. You do lose a bit of mojo but your part will be in time, it is always a trade off if you add lots of sims and fx and then record as each one will add latency (some more than others)

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