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  1. Oh OK, that's simple. Just go to Native Instruments support and download and install the legacy version of FM8 in CbB than you can OPEN YOUR OLD SONAR PROJECT (where your patch & preset settings are stored) in CbB and Have a nice day! ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฃ You CAN have both a Dxi and VST versions of FM 8 installed in the same DAW.
  2. ๐Ÿค”WHY would you even want to do that? What advantages could you possibly achieve by running 32 bit Direct X plugin on a x64 version of Windows? I'm not trying to be a wiseacre or factitious. I'm simply curious.. Today the only DX plugins I have and still use are Cakewalk TTS-1 and the Sonitus bundle which are built into SONAR/CbB and they configure & install with the DAW's automatically with no user input or hassle. I am also unaware of any DX/DXi plugin development in the past 2 decades as VST/VSTi plugin had leapt ahead ENORMOUSLY. I have WITNESSED, felt, and HEARD the differences from VST to VST 3, as well as anyone else who has had the insight to bother to continue do things like keep their Wavesโ„ข VST plugins updated from (old legacy) v9 and under to today's current v13 VST 3. And YES the old legacy Waves VST plugins still work and sound great๐Ÿ‘ , just not NEARLY AS GREAT as their current v3 VST 3 plugins do๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป . I'm also wondering WHY anyone would want to run a x32 bit version of SONAR on an x64 bit computer, as it will run a good deal slower & sluggish, had limited physical RAM memory bandwidth, and DOESN'T SUPPORT multi-core CPU's. ๐Ÿ˜ซ I even noticed improvements in details in sound quality and sharpness in the GRAPHICS. I remember very well how SHOCKED I was at the different in performance, power, and even SOUND of SONAR P was when I switched from x32 bit to x64 with Windows 7 being able to easily access and USE 8GB out of 16GB of memory, and spread the processing work load across all 4 cores of my AMD Phenom 960 CPU I was using at the time. ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿ’ฅ There were no 8 core CPU's released yet to date, but even though there's a considerable boost in raw horsepower, I don't believe the difference between 4 core CPU's and 8 core CPU's is as VAST as the differences between x32 bit and x32 bit computing. I DO BELIEVE the transition from x32 bit to x64 bit computing IS the most significant LEAP of computer TECH UPGRAGING of ALL TIMES I have experienced in over 30+ years.
  3. I don't believe bit depth is an issue with DX (audio plugins) and DXi (instruments) as they run on Windows Direct X runtime component built into every version of Windows. However, it's a serious issue with VST and VSTi plugins because they are "stand alone" apps that don't rely on any one particular OS. Does the x32 bit version of SONAR even recognize VST 3 plugins? What happened most likely depends on what OS version you are running on your computer, and IF the old software/plugins are so outdated that Windows 10 had blocked/tagged them as possible security issues? (Assuming you even are running Win 10?) And or corrupted/ broken "paths" in Windows "registry" and maybe confusion between the different paths of "Program Files" and "x86 Program File" folders? It's generally a BAD idea to keep running x32 bit apps on an x64 bit OS computer. ALL support for 32 bit apps and programs have already been, or are being phased out of Windows 10, and Cakewalk by Bandlab doesn't support an x32 bit version of the DAW at all. But both Splat & CbB DAW's do in fact serve as an excellent "Host" for running x32 FX plugins and instruments. There is no reason to keep running an x32 bit version of SONAR on an x32 bit computer as the x64 version will recognize and run all DX/ DXi and older 32 bit VST/VSTi plugins, and do so MUCH better MORE efficiently. That being said, there is REALLY no good reason to run SONAR at all being CbB is really just a newer ever evolving updated version with continuing support. If Bandlab didn't change the name it would still be SONAR, just v20+ or maybe v30+ or something by now. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Although I do sometimes spark up SPLAT on occasion when opening up very old projects (just in case) The only reason I still have it installed is for licensing purposes for bundled Cakewalk & 3rd party software that isn't included CbB, and I've had little to no problems or surprises either DAW opening projects going back as far as work originally done with SONAR Producer 2 running on Windows 2000 when I couldn't trust Win XP x64 bit computers where nothing more the a distant wet dream.. Ah those were the dayz, when I couldn't trust XP until about it's final year when Microsoft FINNALY got it STABLE about a year before Win "Millenium" was released and then the cycle of crap continued ON & ON and I continued to rely on XP for my SONAR workstation until Win v7 and Microsoft FINALLY figured out how to make a reliable x64 OS. It was so good and reliable for so long, I didn't even hesitate to JUMP on Win 10 and since then I NEVER LOOKED BACK! Yeah, it's been a long and bumpy ride and I DON'T see much to "wax poetic" about NOR do I miss recording to tape either.... ๐Ÿ˜ซ
  4. Ah where would we be without a sense of humor? ๐Ÿ˜œ I've been using Cakewalk DAWs for 3 decades, and while there were certainly occasional problematic updates, 9 out 10 problems I've had with it were MY FAULT. Of course, I could easily blame that on drinking too much or smoking too much weed, but still it was my fault for drinking too much or smoking too much weed, now isn't it? I've tried every major DAW & more than several minor DAWs, and I'll stand firmly on my experiences that the CbB DAW, Support Team, AND forum help is all SECOND TO NONE. Gett'in all pissy and scrapping Cakewalk ain't gonna fix yer rig. That being said, 9 out of 10 times when you get that setup error code it's a "warning sign" that your Windows Registry has so many broken/dead end paths it's attempting to follow thru with it exceeds the limits of the computer's RAM & HD Disc's cache's swap file space, and times out giving you an error message. It has nothing to do with how much open "storage space" is left on your HD or SSD. Just because the 1st time you've seen this error message was with trying to install CbB does NOT mean it's the fault of the DAW. My 1st solution, or most likely educated guess if you will, would be the beginning of a Windows Reg. corruption/meltdown. This could POSSIBLY be fixed with a reg cleaner app for FREE. 2nd beginnings of HD/SSD failure. NOT FREE. 3rd your computer especially if it's a gen 5 Intel or earlier, may be getting bogged down by an exploit. You're SCREWED, you need a NEW COMPUTER. There are very good reasons why Microsoft won't budge on allowing Windows 11 update for any computer WITHOUT an UEFI BIOS & "Secure Boot 2.0" chip (made before 2018). It's a long boring technical story only "GEEKS" can understand..๐Ÿ˜ซ I can go on & on, but I'm only guessing and these guessing only get considerably WORSE & scary from here.
  5. If you have 5 tracks selected/highlighted and "accidently" move/nudge one the other 4 selected tracks will "accidently" move together. Easy fix. Select/Highlight the tracks by holding down the Ctrl button on the keyboard while clicking on the tracks you want to move/nudge with your mouse, then drag them where they belong whilst hold down the mouse button and BAM! problem solved. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  6. Hmm.,,, ๐Ÿค”..... That SURE looks like a REGISTRY ERROR MESSAGE TO ME.
  7. The good people of CbB Support are ignoring you because this isn't a problem with Cakewalk, it's with your WINDOWS REGISTRY. I would highly recommend doing a fresh CLEAN install of Windows and KEEP EVERYTHING up to DATE . Or you can spend several hours trying to fix it yourself, or try to use this utility tool with from the link below which has a 50/50% chance of fixing it, but believe me, if you continue to not keep your software updated it won't fix it for long, and it's a LOT quicker & less painful to perform a CLEAN Windows INSTALL. How to Fix Your PC | Windows Techies
  8. Ah, I had a very similar problem with my HP laptop that was driving me bonkers when I had 24 gigs with 3 SODIM memory sticks installed, and believe the problem may very well be your RAM memory config. My laptop's mainboard wouldn't support running in "Duel Channel" memory mode unless it had an even number "MATCHED PAIR" of physical RAM cards/sticks installed. You'll need to look in the manual to identify which memory slots are paired together, then you can try pulling the 1 out of the slot that the documentation says is paired with the empty slot. And if that does the trick you will also notice a nice little kick in the GAS in overall computer performance. Hope this helps, & good luck!
  9. Yeah me too, and that's why I'm offering up "A Buddy Guy Xmas Jammie" open multi-track jam created in Cakewalk by Bandlab, then published to Bandlab in the spirit of giving and sharing for any & all who would like to jump in, jam, bend, spindle, mutilate, and, and, and, uuUmmm, aaahhh, OWN ITโ‰
  10. Yes. I'm thinking years back I purchased the CA2A for about $100 as an "add on" plugin/module from the SONAR Store, & it compares very favorably to my vintage Teletronix LA2A hardware. More so, because the LA2A is OLD & requires a good deal of maintenance or it gets quirky and or bitchy, & I can only use the Teletronix on one "MONO" track at a time, and that's kind of a PITA all in itself. But being software plugins, they run "in" CbB & processed "thru" my glitch free Focusrite 18i20 audio interface I don't have to worry about all the vintage ( which in reality, is just a 7 letter word for OLD) hardware glitches and I can run as MANY instances of the CA2A's or PC2A's on as many tracks as I want in either 'mono' or "stereo", and even use it as a stereo buss compressor. HowEVER! Do keep in mind that your DAW and FX plugins you use are only as good as the hardware you are running them on. ๐Ÿค” The Cakewalk CA2A can also be used as a standard VST plugin so it can be used in any other DAW that supports VST's. I'm not sure if you can do that with the Bandlab PC2A, but it works the same as a ProChannel module and it is now FREE! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Ain't technology GRAND? ๐Ÿ’ฏ
  11. Just took a shot of whiskey, inhaled a DEEP BREATH, closed my eyes, bit the bullet, clicked my mouse & updated/installed the newest version release of Windows 10 Pro 21H2. It was a nerve wrack 'in 20 or 30 minutes or so............. of...... ant..is...a....pa........tion....๐Ÿ˜ซ......๐Ÿ˜ซ....... ๐Ÿคฌ...... ๐Ÿ˜ซ...... but the agony was all for naught. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ it all blew by without a glitch. FASTEST MOST UNEVENTFUL OS UPDATE EVER & IT ROCKS STEADY WITH CAKEWALK by BANDLAB! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿค ๐Ÿค ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโ˜ฎ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿป NO changes to system configuration. NO having to reregister any 3rd party software or plugins. And SO DOES the new release of CbB 2021.11 running better the ever on my [NOT a laptop] custom built full tower Studio Workstation SMOOTH & EFFICIENTLY as a Hot Rod Lincoln on a silk highway!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคช And the results of this morning's "Bench Test" https://www.bandlab.com/post/85c786ef-b547-ec11-9820-e42aac7a5303
  12. Somehow this got stuck in my head yesterday as I was noodling 'round mindlessly playing piano. I got inspired by the TruePianos VSTi which came bundled with SONAR Platinum years ago that I forgot about or never really explored or messed around much with on my Edirol 48 key PCR 500 MIDI keyboard, but playing it with my much later tech and much more highly advanced MIDI control from my Novation Impulse 61, I really got lost in jamming on TruePiano. And then acu guitar, then guitar, bass, and.............. Then I shut off the metronome, sparked up my Alesis Sample Pad Pro and beat out some simple drums using another GREAT bundled piece of SPLAT software, Addictive Drums 2, than added some strings with Cakewalk Studio Instruments ALL started with rediscovering a a quite beautiful VSTi that I had ignored for YEARS just inspired this flow getting "beamed" to me from outer space? each track, one after the other just seemed intimately familiar, yet I couldn't place where I heard it before, or if I only felt it before. And before I realized I had been at for over an hour or so.......... My coffee had gone cold & I had to PEE LIKE A RACE HORSE!๐Ÿ˜Ž Is it a song I heard before? ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿค” the Things that Drives me CrAzY ๐Ÿคช jammie
  13. Umm, well I'm not one for using "loops", but umm.. ๐Ÿค” howz about that 'lil website called BANDLAB.COM? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Perhaps you can find the drum loops you're looking for there IN THEIR VAST EVER EXPANDING FREE LOOP LIBRARY! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Really can't get much more affordable then that.
  14. and when i die I won't be com'in 'round here no more, I can tell ya that. ๐Ÿฅฑ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ˜ด
  15. OMG, I hope I can still have babies after experiencing this Or umm, maybe I don't, too much Chaos to decide one way or ta otter. All I know is I ๐Ÿ’˜ Jacyn just as much as Laurin! if they really even exist, but you don't care. ๐Ÿ˜
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