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Jon White

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  1. I updated yesterday and my projects opened with audio dropouts. My solution: Start using Sequoia and Nuendo for all of my important DAW projects. And I've been with Cake since 1988. I'm done.
  2. If you have plugins in the master bus that load the system a bit, you'll get this. I tend to have Izotope Ozone in my master bus effects, and unless I deactivate it during monitoring of a VI, I get the latency you are talking about. Same if I have effects in the soft-synth's channel. That's always been the case, though, when monitoring realtime soft-synth input within Cakewalk or Sequoia or Nuendo or ProTools. My reply here does NOT address your point if you truly are experiencing a change that is simply due to software update, of course. I have a Lynx Two audio interface (PC card).
  3. Connect the JUNO directly to the PC. Period. Record MIDI into Cakewalk via this and Cake will play the JUNO directly via this. Your MIDI track will receive MIDI directly from the port and it will play TO that port (just pull down the port/device in your track options tabs and select). Cake will see the JUNO as a MIDI device, so check it as an active device in Settings so it's available. There should be no reason at all to use it as a MIDI device through another intermediate device, in my opinion. Setup a MIDI track in Cake, assign the input to your JUNO, and, when you "monitor" it and play the keyboard, your JUNO will play. There is even a .ini file available with the JUNO patches! They will be selectable in the track menu system! When you record this way and then play back the track, your JUNO will play. How you get that AUDIO saved into Cake will be up to you. I have my keys going to a mixer whose line output goes to my main soundcard. If you want to record the JUNO directly, you can set it up to be a digital audio input. That is, it will be the same as a "soundcard" (an "audio device"). Set it to "VENDOR" driver versus "GENERIC" in its setup menu system, and it will then appear as an audio device in your OS and in Cake. You'd then record audio directly from it, but probably at the sacrifice of your other audio having to be assigned to the JUNO device (if ASIO, which can only use one device per application) instead of your routine sound device. That can be a hassle. I have all my outboard synths going to a mixer, and then have that mixer's output available to my "soundcard". You can capture both the MIDI and the audio this way, and then replay/re-record as needed. What's fun about midi tracks playing your synth is that you can do what I might term "reboard" (assigning a new sound to a MIDI track).
  4. Entirely ditto question for me, and Tonemangler, you're a gem!
  5. A hats off to every great spirit here who helped Mike. I admit here and now that I wanted to say "Mike, you have to do your learning and whatnot on your best level first", but I'm a bit changed now due to seeing the great souls here and their patience. You'll get there, Mike. Cakewalk will be a very intuitive, flowing interface for you once you get the audio stuff right.
  6. Great thread. I complain about CW, but it's been my cruiser for decades. Samplitude/Sequoia is very, very good, too. The Cake workflow is actually great.
  7. Noel, if someone there can rename my topic title, that would be great. I see it as negative and a bit of unnecessary derogation. Jon
  8. I have my TSModel on 2. Noel, I switched to my Line6 Toneport UX2 as my audio device and it was even worse, but that's an old monkey. I also use Sequoia as a DAW, and found the Magix Low Latency driver in my registry and deleted it. No change. Didn't think that would matter. Noel, Lynx writes the following in their notes on the latest driver 24c: Are they correct about setting the thread priority being a no-no?
  9. That's where I'm doing the fade.
  10. When I use the fade tool (top right of end of clip), it fades all the clips in that take (I have several splits). Why? How do I make this just work on the area I'm adjusting?
  11. Hi Noel, and thank you for posting. I've talked to Lynx, and you posted here as well to one of my posts a few months ago regarding this. I had the updated Lynx driver, but was confused as to which one of the "Enable MMCSS" toggles (or both) I should turn off, because both Cakewalk and Lynx offer the on/off option. I called Lynx and asked and they said they did not know that Cakewalk had a toggle. To make short of that story, if I have both of the new codes (yours and Lynx'), do I need to turn it off? It's not a fatal issue like the posting you referenced, just a performance problem. Are you pretty confident I can use it now? I don't want to shut it off it it's supposed to work. If it should be shut off, should I cut both the Cake and the Lynx toggles? Also, again, it's the comparitive issues with Sonar/Cakewalk (to other software) that stands out here.
  12. Bill, thank you. Very diplomatic interaction! Yes, my frustration bubbles a bit. I've also done this for so long that I make the mistake that everyone knows that we veterans do everything right and know what we're doing! Great cooperative spirit in your post, and exemplary of the best in community cooperation in these days of seeing much turmoil between souls.
  13. What a thorough and detailed response. Thank you! I'm always at 48KHz/24-bit/128 samples. I use the Lynx ASIO driver that works with my soundcard. I use two of eight stereo outputs and inputs on that interface. All of my drives are SSDs. My system crackles when the Cake resouce meters show the cores bouncing around 25%, and always fails when higher. I did find that my CD/DVD port was causing latency, so I disable that when using Cakewalk (Latency Mon showed me that), but, again, no issues in any other DAWs. I truly think Cake does something different in some ways that ends up being problematic for the audio engine. Just years of experience with it amidst other products. You make great points, though, as do others.
  14. I record upright bass to jazz quite often, and I do it by having my tone "live", as with all my guitar and analog input -- that being the tone that I present to Cakewalk is from a mixer output and already has my commitment to the final voice. Short statement: I don't reamp. Now, if latency didn't exist, I might record tones with live plugins in the channel. For now, no. SO, I have my preamps and analog boxes dialed in, and then my plugins (two ASIO devices can work at the same time if controlled by different applications) doing the rest. Typical guitar for me is BiasFX2 or SGear via my TonePort UX2 (ASIO, 24-bit, 48KHz) and Cakewalk using my Lynx soundcard at the same specs. The TonePort sends its output to my mixer, which sends an analogue signal to the Lynx inputs, and that is the final track sound, overall (but may take on digital/plugin tweaks later). It takes (pun intended) deliberate commitment and tone planning, but I'm used to that. The bottom line, so to speak, is that I'm so bad at playing that I need the tone of my guitar, bass, sax, piano to be inspiring as I play, and to be what I see as the final voice. Anyway, that sets up EQ fashions in the hardware AND the plugins. I would say that the preamps and stuff prior to plugins shape my EQ stance more than a plugin. Message here is, maybe: have the analog voice be the stuff as much as possible. That will be outboard stuff that you would commit to if gigging, right? Your tone as the "you" being presented to recording efforts. I learned this in the studio, as well.
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