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  1. Oh you have NO problems at all. I love Sony CD Architect v5.2 and v6 ๐Ÿ‘Œ. They claimed v6 converted/ rendered to .cda faster than v5.2. Maybe is does being measured in a bench test, but there is actually no humanly detectable difference between the two. You can adjust timeline for silence or fade ins/outs between songs, tweak gain & compression per song. You can even right click on any single song, choose "Open in Sound Editor" and it opens it in Sound Forge Pro for editing without even closing & reopening CD-A. Doesn't matter what audio format you drop in that. It will analyze and warn you if there is any problems or inconsistencies before you burn or save an ISO. You can audition and listen to what the .cda file sounds like before you do, so WILL get exact, precise results for what to be expected, and it doesn't get any easier than that. I had always maintained a 100% Burn Rate with CD-A. Even more amazing is a 100% ISO mastering acceptance rate from Disc Makers Inc. ๐Ÿ˜ต Only reason I didn't mention it is because it's a x32 bit app and I didn't think it was available anymore. But it DOES run on Win 10 Pro, but I'm not sure about Win 11?
  2. Nero Software CD Burner & DVD Burner Software by Roxio
  3. Yes, to ensure your CD with play in a standard CD player it must be formatted for "music" (not "data") & authored 16-bit 44.1 k/Hz. I believe VLC Media Player can be used for authoring CD's. It's free and can read just about any audio/video file & will automatically do all bit depth & sample rate conversions for you. But if you want to customize and get fancy, it'll cost ya. I highly recommend using "Nero" for burning & authoring CD's. It also covers DVD & Blueray discs and eye pop'in artwork insert/sleave design.
  4. Steev

    Zombie WOOF't

    Thanks so much Larry! I have always been a die hard fan from day one since I was a kid in the early/mid 60's and heard him play a bicycle on the Steve Allen Show. NOBODY knew what to make of that, including Steve Allen himself...๐Ÿ˜ I can't say that I like all his music, I can't say that I even like all of my own.. But I was HOOKED! ๐Ÿ˜ And yeah, it is an enormous amount of work, in every aspect of paying attention to detail in sequencing, performing, mixing, and above all hardest.... Saying NO to weeds, drugs, alcohol, soda pop, even coffee, and ANY & ALL DISTRACTIONS whilst working on music and any type of recording equipment and software if you really want to "Know" & understand what the Hell is going on.. Of course, AFTER a recording session is over, all those rules can be suspended, dissolve, and go up in a puff of smoke. I DO HONESTY BELIEVE that it is very important to know and understand the rules.. And once ya do... The you'll know and understand exactly how to survive intact when ya BREAK THEM! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒ
  5. Steev

    Zombie WOOF't

    Thanks all so much, but I can assure you that this was no "overnight sensation". It took me 3 computer/workstation upgrades and literally YEARS of pouring over the score, many hours of finger blistering exercise and all too many times of wanting to 'pitch a fit' and throw my Strat and or MIDI keyboard controllers across the room in frustration and the mind numbing will to finish what I started and NOT GIVE UP.
  6. Steev

    Zombie WOOF't

    One of the top priorities of my #1 "Bucket List" is to complete tribute album to one of my all-time favorite artists & ultimate inspirations Frank Zappa. Yeah I know, his music isn't for everybody and falls smack dab in the fringes in far end edges of the catagory of "acquired tastes", but I simple LOVE IT, and I find the challenges of even coming relatively close to understanding how to play/perform it keeps my "chops" up and helps keep me young and alive. My original goal was to get a band together to play this stuff with me, but I gave up trying to do that over about 20 years ago, because I had such a hard time finding likeminded musicians with the resolve that could, or even willing to even try that weren't already working, without paying them exorbitant sums of money it would take to get them to leave the KILLA BANDS they were already employed in. So, never being one to not finish what I started, instead of giving up, I decided, no matter how long it takes me, I WILL GET IT DONE even if I have to play/perform all the parts and tracks myself. . Sooooo..... 25-30 years later, give or take about 15, I decided to start laying down tracks in SONAR.. And then "Cakewalk by Bandlab", and now.... I've been exporting from CbB and mixing tracks and stems in Bandlab Studio, and getting VERY GOOD results. ๐Ÿ˜ต As in this latest session of ZoMbiE WooF't Over the years I've managed to keep a forward-thinking 'young' attitude towards new technology, learning what it does and why, as well how to use and apply it, and making progress in compiling a growing and an ever expanding and refining collections of my favorite Zappa tunes. But still, not quite up to the highest bar, and not enough for a 2 album set, but still good enough to keep me go'in, keeps my chops up, and "Keep me Young", which is ALWAYS A GOOD THANG considering I believe I'm going to need another 225-to 275 years to complete this "Bucket List" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸคฃโœŒ https://www.bandlab.com/band/band6873043074588134/zombie-woof-94a6338b-fbf68785
  7. Where would we be without a sense of humor? Well I for one would prolly get in less trouble with those that don't, but what's the fun in that?๐Ÿ˜† But on a serious note, I know little to nothing about CCC as I had problems with it years ago straight outta the box from the get-go. I don't like these automatic install and update one size fits all apps. 2sd thing I didn't like is how filled up my HD space with multiple installation versions of software without cleaning up after itself. Bandlab updater does the sme thing. It leaves all older versions of CbB in the folder and just stacks and the latest version on top. I am a fan of storing installation files on very easily accessible library of DVD's and now since they've become so inexpensive, even easier accessibility of dedicated storage SSD's so I don't have to go log in and find and wrestle to download them from the internet. I had a real bitch of a time with an automatic iZotope assisted install of Ozone 10 that seemed to go sour. The installer said it was successful, TWICE but Sound Forge Pro which usually picks up on any new FX added right away when it starts didn't see it, nor could find it after a manual scan. Most times I can figure these problems out myself, but not this time, because I couldn't even FIND Ozone 10 anywhere it should be in Program Files. So after running out of ideas and patience I opted for iZotope's support which resulted in more impatience after about 1/2 hour to 45 min. of reading thru pages and pages of menu's of FAQ's I opted out for tech support via chat, which turned out to be Chat-AI so it took me another 10 min or so to get it to send me email linking me to live chat at it's earliest convenience. Which do to an overwhelming high volume of disgruntled Ozone users, took about a week to COMMUNICATE WITH a HUMAN.. Who, after about one minute said; Oh, Ozone 10 isn't a standalone app anymore, it's no longer in any iZoptope folder in "Program Files", now it's listed in the "Windows Common Users" folder as a VST3 plugin. ๐Ÿคฏ Gee, why didn't Sound Forge Pro or I think of looking there? How come iZotope's Chat AI didn't think of mentioning it after I specfically typed in "WHERE THE FAQ IS OZONE 10 INSTALLED ON MY FAQ'IN WINDOWS PRO 10 FAQ'IN COMPUTER??? ๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿคฎ Well the Chat AI didn't see the humor in that, and so it just replied with a "Goodbye", but the human though it was hilarious and immediately gave me a link to download Ozone 10 for my library collection(s) so I'll never have to go back and bitchslap the FAQ'in Wits out of iZotope's Chat-AI again. Which is really OK by me because it really isn't as fun as it may have seemed here. And as far as Ozone 10's new AI assisted auto mastering tech is concerned, I don't see and hear where it's markedly better or superior to Ozone 9's auto mastering assistant to warrant the price of upgrading. It's like comparing apple's to oranges. They BOTH do a very good job of getting you over the finish line, but there's always room for the improvements and polishing of a human touch. ๐Ÿ‘Œ There are a plethora of things that can cause project glitches caused by both or either hardware, software. And being we all have different computers with different CPU's, memory, software, hardware, and configurations can really gum up the process of giving and asking for advice. All we could really do in that respect here is brainstorm ideas to try to give possible solutions that no one in the thread mentioned that could "generally" cause the problem(s). No answer or solution is ever carved in stone, and when approaching troubleshooting breath in, breath out, clear the brain pan and never start by LOOK FOR ANY ONE SPECIFIC PROBLEM or EVER ASSUME or BELIEVE ANYTHING IS THE PROBLEM until you dive in with research, pen & note pad, and all tools needed to for proceeding in logical steps & don't stop trouble shooting until you stumble upon empirical proof that you NAILED IT!๐Ÿ‘ First easy solution, If you have and are using your favorite most beloved "MIDI Keyboard Controller", especially one with any type of "easy auto mapping software" unplug it's USB cable and see if that solves your glitch. If it does, then you most likely need a software and or Firmware update for your keyboard controller. If you already have the latest versions and the manufacturer dropped support for it 5-10 years ago don't use it, use Cakewalk's ACT instead, and to avoid serious conflicts and weird stuff from happening DON'T EVER try to use BOTH in the same project at the same time. As much as I love my Novation Impulse 61 Keyboard Controller I loath Novation's AutoMap, which has unexpectedly all on it's own reconfigured my MIDI Device Settings order in Cakewalk more than once placing itself at the top of this list and knocking out fader and knob DAW controls my Behringer X Touch.. when Cakewalk revamped and refined Mackie MCU DAW Controller "protocol". It has resigned knobs I manually mapped for Waves, Focusrite, and Universal Audio FX plugins. Thank God I learned decades ago when this weird stuff started happening with my Edirol PCR 500 keyboard controller to store & back up my MIDI Maps in a special folder location(s) in Documents instead of just the DAW. And it's not just Novation and Edirol MIDI Controllers, in fact I've had WORSE problems with the M-Audio Oxygen I replaced the outdated PCR. Novation has been by far the best, the most expensive, advanced machine learning and smartest auto map for Reason, but it still makes mistakes and decisions I don't love at all, and that's why it shall forever be disabled in Cakewalk. Second FREEZE ALL other MIDI synths running in the project that you aren't working on and MUTE all their associated MIDI channels. Third, make sure the Rapture's MIDI track "Input" channel is selected to NONE and "Echo Input" button is OFF. If any of that solves your problem freeze the Rapture before unfreezing any other MIDI SYNTH to make any further edits or adjustments and have a nice day and happy recording session. Being Rapture is playing up to a certain point on the timeline before it craps out is a good "indication" the problem isn't Rapture, but with MIDI communications in 2 basic formats "Format O" has a parameter spec ranging from 0-127 and "Format 1" has a range from 1-128. SO... IF the MIDI TRACK was sequenced and imported from another synth and or DAW..... It is "possible" that simply changing the format of the MIDI track playing the Rapture could be the solution. Not all MIDI synths share and or respond in the same language, parameter values, and codes when it comes to PC (program changes) control the sound of the Voice or Patch, CC (control changes) determine how the synth reacts in terms of volume, velocity, modulation, oscillation, and FX effect and timing, specifically "Defined" as RPN's (registered parameter numbers) typically used by all MIDI synths, and NRPN's ( non-registered parameter numbers) written & defined by the manufacturer for the specific synth. If you like to use multiple synths from multiple vendors always assign them to their respective MIDI CHANNELS 1-16 and avoid using "omni" inputs. So IF YOU OR KNOW WHO played/performed the Rapture track in this Cakewalk project with the Rapture, then you don't need to worry about any of that stuff. But if you originally used a different synth or somebody else's prerecorded/sequenced MIDI track you do. Most of the time, the synth will ignore any PC or CC parameter message it doesn't understand, but not always, especially when the PC or CC parameter numbers are assigned to different tasks or functions. And the only way to know what they are or do is to have the "MIDI Implementation Charts" for the specific synths. All MIDI communications and commands can be found by opening Cakewalk's "MIDI Event List" Window for any track. Have your Rapture MIDI implementation chart handy, scroll out on the timeline to where the problem occurs, and you should easily find a PC or CC message error should you have one. OR do the easiest lazy man's thang and SCRAP THIS TURD and start from scratch. And hope it doesn't happen again. โœŒ
  8. OK User 905133 (if that's even your real name), but did you CHECK to make SURE it's none of those issues or just assuming it isn't because Rapture ran fine on your Windows 98SE laptop? (Assuming you were even born yet?) I've been using Rapture since it came out somewhere around 30 years ago before Cakewalk could even record audio reliably on an Intel P3 powered Dell laptop and never had issues with it. And EVERYTHING I've ever purchased from Cakewalk with the exceptions of the original DOS and Pro Audio versions (since 12 Tones Corp. sold Cakewalk to Roland Corp.) But everything from SONAR 1 to date is listed for download with activation codes for older software released before automatic internet registration, and S/N's. Back in the days before automatic internet registration, users could install Rapture on as many computers as we wanted, and 12 Tones and Roland trusted us not to share the act codes and SN's that were printed on the boxed set it with other users. And when we registered our software by either snail mail or internet we used to "promise" them we wouldn't in the finer print of the users contract. Emphasis on "USER", because we don't actually "OWN" the software, we only own the "right" to use it. Only ONE PERSON can register the activation codes and serial numbers in their name and account. Soooo...... Apparently you are a VERY BUSY guy...... Or Girl...... But.....When ya get some time... Mayhap you should try to track down who registered Rapture and ask him or her if they will download a copy for ya? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Rapture itself doesn't need use a lot of resources, but it can send a tsunami stream of MIDI note/PC/CC messages thru the buss, and depending on how many other synths, audio plugins, and tracks are running, just may be the straw that breaks the DAW's back? Does any CPU core on Cakewalk's Performance Meter spike out & or HD or memory meter glow red when it happens? Or maybe it's Window's Updates or any other virus protection updates uploading in the background, hogging cashe & RAM waiting for you to "Restart". It really doesn't matter how much computer resources you have on hand if something related or not is hogging any one of them in the background, something is gonna glitch and go sideways. And as JnTuneTech pointed out above cause "just a bad unrelated project glitch."
  9. Doesn't crash at the "same point in the song"? Waitaminutenow.. Sounds like Rapture is in fact installed & running. ๐Ÿค” I don't think your problem is with Rapture, I'm thinking you're running out of computer resources, (CPU, buss, system memory) and mayhap you are trying to run a DAW project your computer can't handle?
  10. Steev

    Program Me

    Very COOL Ross! Might I suggest using and trying Bandlab's mastering using the "Clarity" preset or "Fire" preset for the Bandlab stream? It only effects the .MP4 streaming version and is nondestructive editing to the original sound file so it can be changed or switched back to its original state.
  11. Forget about Realtek unless you are trying to record from your Realtek "chipset". It appears your VOX ASIO drivers are corrupted. Try reinstalling them or better yet.. MANUALLY go to & LOGIN & Check for drivers updates directly from the "VOX" website.
  12. Wow that's quite a computer you got there buddy! And 128 GIG OF RAM!๐Ÿ˜ต I have the FirePro W 7100 which has the same GPU & specs as this Radeon Pro WX and LOVE IT! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I believe the only difference is FirePro's ships with a different driver package designed to support tweaking for DCC (digital content creation) and Radeon Pro leans more towards gaming. Both are extremely powerful and extremely quiet, and "vividly" support Cakewalk's enhanced graphics. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป Also I think it's important to note that the AMD "W" series graphics cards were released in 2016 which means it's PCIe v3, so are getting considered "dated" by gamers now that PCIe v4 has been released. However, being it's most likely humanly impossible for us non-gamers to tell the difference, I believe this is a GREAT VALUE @ approx 50% OFF
  13. Steev

    Waves Magma BB Tubes

    Thanks much for kind and insightful words Grem, and yes I agree, the hihat is way too loud, almost annoyingly so, I chalk that off to ear fatigue caused by working too long with closed back headcans.. Sony 7506's to be precise, which have GREAT isolation and nice frequency response for recording/tracking, but so freak'in horrible for mixing I have a personal studio law that prohibits me from doing any mixing on a project on the same day of the recording session. ๐Ÿšซ This is a RAW multi-track recording session and I was using the hihat as my primary meter/click while performing and built all the rest around it. But this project is uploaded into "Bandlab Studio" with each part mixed to stems tracks. Bandlab Studio has a pretty impressive array of FX plugins with plenty of 'presets' which are very much like CbB's ProChannel providing all the basic tools needed for smoothing out a mix, mute/delete/replace/add to, and or correcting things like this. This isn't even close to being finished and early version 1 OPEN JAM that ANYONE with a Bandlab account can join.. Including real "drummers" ๐Ÿฅ and I wouldn't be in the least offended if someone who can perform/record drums better than me deleted and replaced my drums or any other tracks in this jam. In fact, I'd be delighted! I'm actually primarily a guitarist who learned to take advantage of all that MIDI has to offer starting back in the early 80's, starting with a Roland TR-606 drum machine, MC-500 sequencer and Casio CZ 1000 synth for everything else MIDI. These days I use CbB of course, An Alesis Sample Pad Pro as a MIDI controller to play/performances with XLN Audio's Addictive Drums v1 & v2 for drums tracks, and a Novation Impulse 61 MIDI Keyboard Controller to perform/play any and all other synths/samplers. ( and pssst, sometimes I 'cheat' use a Fishman Triple Play MIDI guitar controller to perform heavy riffage and solos for stuff I'm not NEARLY proficient enough to play on piano style keyboard.) Hey, Im a GUITARIST, and I'm not in the least bit ashamed to admit that I can NOT keep up with Chick Corea on a Rhodes piano. ๐Ÿ˜†
  14. Well so much for my New Years Resolution to NOT purchase any more plugins this year. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Silly me, I should have put Wavesโ„ข on my "Block Sender" list, because when I got an email for this new plugin for $29 flash sale my original thought was that it was just more of the same of what I already have, and it kinda is if I stack up a rather complex ProChannel & FX chain, but this makes life so much easier, sooo. But alas, it does MORE and does unexpected things making it more better, with more choices all in one GUI and more easier compare and experiment with things like..... What would my Guild D-25 sound like by adding the sound of a transformer to my beloved Audio Technica AT 4050 lg diaphragm condenser mic? ๐Ÿค” well it's all so easy to find out with the flip of a switch (lower left-hand corner) I think AT 4050 sounds great with a transformer, but I like it better in it's natural state without a transformer๐Ÿ˜‰, but... maybe not always, it's like comparing apples to oranges. As simple as it looks it's extremely flexible, easy on the CPU, and not only works great on tracks & busses, it's so easy to dial in to the sweet spot on ANY source. And I've always found that "New Toys bring New Inspirations" and find that inspiring enough to painfully record to put it thru the paces with work'in on my chops blowing off steam with a playful Tribute to Chick Corea. Chick's Two Kids
  15. Ah HAA! Thanks scook, I could not for the life of me remember if this was bundled with Sound Forge or SONAR. '''๐Ÿ’ก'''
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