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Nigel Mackay

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  1. You do not want to set the levels to 0dB. When you add them together you get a lot more than 0dB - ie clipping. Go to the tutorials section of the forum and look for gain staging. Audio and instrument tracks have built-in VU meters. Audi and instrument tracks have gain knobs to adjust the levels.
  2. The MIDI out MUST be greyed out because the vocoder has no MIDI output to enable. If the tick doesn't appear try reinstalling the VST.
  3. You don't need MIDI Out. You only need MIDI In.
  4. Presume you are using Sine Player, even though you say nothing about it. Click the Browse button. In the Orchestra row click on the tiny arrow on the right. Double-click on Chords Major Sustain. On the far right you will see a blue progress bar. Full Orchestra Chords Major Sustain will appear in the Articulations list. You will see a keyboard. Click and hold any white key. You will hear sound. Click on any of the brown keys to select different articulations. In the Piano Roll the lowest note that plays is C3, the highest is B8. Make sure the MIDI is routed to the Sine Player.
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    Go to Tutorials section and watch tutorials about MIDI. There it will teach you how to route your MIDI tracks to the instrument you wish to use.
  6. Make the chord last 1 measure. Loop that measure.
  7. Top left corner of the instrument's GUI.
  8. I suspect it is only you. Been some time since its release. Uninstall and reinstall. The link to the unnistaller is in the EAP post.
  9. Hmm. Compared it to stuff on YT. Samples sound the same. Don't know enough to say more than that.
  10. Did you try using the Force String articulations?
  11. Of course, it may not be the samples that are the problem. It could be that you choose inappropriate moments for the castanets, or that your rhythms are wrong, or that there is too much or too little reverb. Or even that no human could achieve what you are making the castanets do. 😀 Post a bit of the music here and maybe someone who knows about castanets could give you there opinion. Not me, I know nothing.
  12. For a start, upgrade to Cakewalk by Bandlab. Free. A thousand times better. Will load all your old projects.
  13. Try using the keyswitches G2 to C3, and see if string forcing works.
  14. It just tries to play without moving your hand up and down the fretboard. If you want to force it to play a specific note on a specific string/fret, you must force string selection by playing the correct articulation keyswitch with the note. Using Cakewalks numbering, to force string x play note y with the note: 1 G2 2 G#2 3 A2 4 A#2 5 B2 6 C3 The VST will select the correct fret. Not sure if available on free version. Probably not. I suspect @abacab is clicking on the fretboard, as opposed to the keyboard.
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    Edit -> Preferences.
  16. They were Sonar plugins. Uninstall Cakewalk. Install Sonar. If you can, install only the plugins you want. Use default folders. Re-install Cakewalk. It will now find the missing files.
  17. Think maybe you just missed a "grab and drag" spot while expanded. Give it another go. Schlepp having to collapse and expand.
  18. A huge percentage of VSTs have the lowest note possible as C-2. Cakewalk calls that note C0. That is 2 less than the VSTs. So if the video says C1 you must add 2, which means use C3 ob the piano roll.
  19. Otherwise, just install again, and keep an eye out for what it says about the location.
  20. @henkejs Would you like to look at @Promidi's script and have a go yourself?
  21. In the Tutorials section have a look at especially Creative Sauce and Xel Ohh videos. They are both very good at saying what is great about Cakewalk.
  22. Try using English site. With Early Access, alternative languages are only done later.
  23. It was mentioned in a post that you are correct. Apart from those 2 differences they are exactly the same.
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