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    Adjusting playback volume

    I am not very knowledgable about the helix asio driver. I assume it got installed along with the software used to program the helix. That software is used rarely. The zoom mixer is used all of the time including when the helix is being programmed.
  2. dwf2008

    Adjusting playback volume

    Ok, I deleted all Magix references in the registry using regedit. To my surprise the Helix asio driver has replaced it as a problem in the latency settings. Since the Line6 Helix IS part of my setup I really don't want to delete it altogether like I did the Magix. However this is really incidental to the volume problem. To my knowledge there is no operational software for the zoom mixer. Driver settings are also very sparse. I was hoping for a setting in cakewalk where I could set the volume level associated with “unity” on the cakewalk faders.
  3. dwf2008

    Adjusting playback volume

    Greg & John, yes I have the zoom asio driver installed and it all seems to work just fine except for this volume issue. Btw- there are no speakers or other output devices connected. One thing I noticed while running thru John’s video is that on the Sync & Caching tab of the cakewalk preferences, Record Latency Adjustment is defaulting to a Magix driver and will not stick to the Zoom driver when I try to change it. I would delete this Magix driver if I could find it. I believe it is a remnant of some deleted software from long ago.
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    Adjusting playback volume

    My inputs are all provided thru a zoom L-12 mixer via the built in usb interface. Outputs are fed back thru the mixer and PA by the reverse route. Output volumes are always much much louder than the input volumes. I am able to deal with this for most software by setting the win10 mixer volume to 50% and then further adjusting the win10 mixer volume for the individual software. However, when I try this with Cakewalk, the volume is unaffected by the volume slider in the win10 mixer. It works fine with itunes and youtube, but not with cakewalk. Is this a bug? Any thoughts on how to fix this?
  5. I am using cakewalk in combination with a zoom L12 mixer which is connected via usb. Channels 1-10 on the mixer have a gain pot which controls how much signal is sent to cakewalk thus establishing the recording level. Channels 11/12 and 13/14 are stereo channels and do not have a gain control. I have a stereo keyboard inputting via channels 11/12 and it records ok, but the level is very very low. So much so that the waveform does not even show up in the track display. So my question is . . . How do I adjust the record level within the cakewalk software? The faders in the cakewalk mixer don’t seem to have any effect. Thanks
  6. I have a midi project (attached). Track 3 contains the melody or lead for the song. The original patch for the track 3 was a clean guitar. I want to change it to something with a little more body. So I deleted the set patch event in the event list. I then auditioned several patches by setting them in the arranger dropdown. THis seems to work OK during playback. However if I start the track from the beginning, it reverts to the original plinky guitar. How can I make it stick to the patch I set? AND does anyone know of a way to get a better guitar tone out of any of the built in synths or free VSTs? Thanks Every Breath You Take.cwp
  7. dwf2008

    Midi won't play

    Thank you John. I will try it tomorrow. ps - Is there a way to communicate with you privately?
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    Thank you sjoens.
  9. dwf2008

    Midi won't play

    Suppose I import a midi file. I plays and runs just fine. Then I import a different midi file. I SEEMS to play OK but no sound comes out of the speakers. What should I be looking for? No changes to preferences or other settings. instrument is GS Wavetable Synth. Thanks
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    If I search on my username, it only finds posts where my name is in the body of the message or the title. If I click on my name the selection you mention is not among the choices?
  11. Well, let’s see . . . in the preferences dialog, it shows I have 3 output options, the Microsoft GSSynth, a Yamaha synth, and a Roland synth. I would like to explore all three of them and see which has the best tones. Also, I am sometimes using Cakewalk as an intermediate step to porting a file over to another software and I want to get the patches set for general midi compatibility. Do you know the answer to my question?
  12. What do you have to do to make use of the Microsoft GS Wavetable synth? If I open a *.mid file and set the outputs to this instrument, the file will play but there is no sound from the speakers. If I : 1. Open a blank project and add a TTS-1 track 2. Then add an instrument track 3. Then import the same midi file it still will not play with the outputs set for the GS Wavetable Synth 4. BUT if I set the outputs to the TTS-1, THEN it will play. What am I missing? File is attached. gentlywp.mid
  13. Whenever I start the new version of cakewalk, it also opens a signin window for bandlab. Is there a way to stop this? It is VERY annoying. Thanks
  14. Thanks to all of you who have responded. For everyone who doesn’t understand why I recorded the metronome, here is the answer. It was a Learning Exercise. I figured if I could do it with a simple click track, then I could also do it with a more complex recording imported via mp3. Ultimately, I want to be able to align an audio track to the measure markers on the screen and match it to midi tracks that were either there first or were added later. And the entire project follows the tempo established or changed on the toolbar. Sorry if I left out any critical information.
  15. Forgive me for trying to illustrate my point with some outlandish discussion. . . . Hey everybody, I just found some wonderful new software that does everything I always wanted. The only drawback is that it doesn’t follow the usual windows conventions. The X to close a window is now located in the middle of the bottom margin of the frame. Oh, and to make the speakers work you have to click and drag the orange duck from the right side to the lower left side of the screen. And, although the software is free you need to buy a $200 thingamajig that includes a whatchamacallit to make it seem more familiar. . . . My apologies. Sure Cakewalk is feature rich and a wonderful piece of work. If it wasn’t I wouldn’t be using it (since the DOS days, although I did set it aside for about 25 years). People who have been using computers for a long time come to expect things to work in a certain way and when they don’t follow the usual pattern, it becomes very frustrating. The program could be much more pleasing to use if they hired a good interface designer, or as I am suggesting, provide us with the ability to fix it ourselves. And while I’m at it, it would be helpful if they would scrap all the old Sonar documentation that is no longer relevant or even correct. Thanks for listening to my rant.
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