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  1. I have been making this argument for years...Cakewalk needs to update notation. I just spoke with a couple of teachers, one an Orchestra and the other a Band director. Since the ensembles can not meet and all the kids are connecting thru lap tops, the two are focusing on music theory and production. They stumbled across this free app called "Cakewalk" by Band Lab and wanted to know if I knew anything about it!! Technology is going to change often and drastically, but notation will not. Notation is the common thread to move forward. Get the notation end up to be more usable midi input and workable as a visual aid. Schools will eat it up and you will have users for life.
  2. I remember having this problem a long time ago. I only had the problem on certain projects. Seems to me empting the Pic Cashe folder use to solve many issues. Also if I had too many clips that I used audio quantization on. The solution to that was bouncing all the audio clips or freezing audio tracks.
  3. I have found a way to work with notation and Cakewalk that is a little clunky, but I really like it. I rewire Sibelius into Cake and sketch the piece into Cake. I can't seem to get Sibelius to sync perfectly with any DAW or software. so I just mute the Sibelius output and just use Sibelius as a visual aid...it follows close but not exact. I either export (save copy as) a midi file out of cake or manually input the score into Sibelius. When I feel I'm done with the composition I export a midi file out of Sibelius and open that midi file as a 2nd project in Cake, copy and past the tracks from Sibelius into the proper Cake file. Cubase actually has a nice function of allowing tracks to be imported from other projects, so many times I use Cubase to marry the 2 projects (Cakewalk and Sibelius.) Cake seems to be so much easier editing and composing than Cubase so I complete the project in Cake. I have become an expert at bouncing projects between software apps. I know that sounds crazy, but I've been very happy seeing good notation as I work. And I'm liking the results.
  4. If you had "auto save" on it might be in the auto save version. Or if you enabled "versions" it might be in one of the versions. You can turn both these features on by going to Preferences (hot key "P"). At the very bottom you can choose Basic or Advanced. Enable the Advanced setting and look under File. The last option is Advanced. Click on that at set your auto save and option features. I auto save every 12 minutes or 20 edits...and allow for 6 versions. Good luck!
  5. gotta hand it to Scook...he is the Best Of All Time (boat)
  6. JERRY! This piece is so good! You've really improved your sound over the years. I love the mix of orch and synths you've got going here. Glad your back.
  7. Dimension Pro has some out of tune patches...I think Acoustic Bass is one
  8. I work constantly going back and forth with video editors and what I get back from the video editor is always 1 frame off.
  9. So I vote for take lanes. Also I think a refresher course on basic midi and transport features might be a good thing due to the recent updates. I'm stumbling a little on those once in a while and probably not taking advantage of all the features.
  10. Yes, I find shakers one of the easiest things to record and place in a track. I have a bunch of kids toys laying around for just that reason. It can be pretty amazing how adding one live part added can make the whole thing sound live. Even a bad recording of it. If I can do it I always will use a real sleigh bell, or shaker or clav sticks.
  11. If you are really worried I would backup everything by creating a OMF and a midi file of your projects. That way you'd be able to pretty easily port over to any DAW.
  12. Hey so we are getting updates faster than the Bakers can post about them. Which has all been fine by me. I keep a working version of Platinum on my computer in case anything crazy might come up. So I'm wondering, am I on the Early Release program? I don't recall signing up for it. I DO want to getting updates as soon as they are available.
  13. I love this thread...kinda cool to know a little about all the people I see here so often. Elmhurst, Illinois...a suburb of Chicago
  14. oh boy, you have to give us more to go on. What did you put into Cakewalk? Where you recording audio or programing midi? Did you set up your audio outs in preferences? You'd probably be better off watching a tutorial on getting started. Then if you get stuck on something people here will be more than glad to help you out.
  15. I've been rewire-ing Sibelius with CbB a lot lately. Just to double check scores that I create in Sibelius from the compositions I create and and eventually mix in CbB. I just look at Sibelius, I do not use the audio from it. Two frustrating things for me...if I fine and error I have to fix the problem twice. The other is I like to start my CbB file in measure 3 and Sibelius needs to start in measure 1 or a pick-up. So the "Now Time" is always in different places in the programs.
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