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Jimbo 88

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. I go thru copy and paste issues often and have for years. I usually don't have to reboot the computer, just exit CbB and open it up again. A thing that use to work in the past (not sure if it still applies) empty/delete all the files in the pic cashe folder. Good luck...
  9. forgive me in advance for this, but.....the reason the monitors are humming is 'cause they don't know the words!
  10. So I'm an American and not sure how you in the UK use the word "Script". Here "script" would be just words and not music. A musical score is simply a piece music with all the instruments available to see. A conductor looks at a score, the oboe player looks at the oboe part. A "score" in music terms can also refer to the total music provided for a picture. "I scored that TV show" or "Hans Zimmer has the best score for a movie this year". "I was hired to score that documentary" means I'm going to compose music to be used throughout the project. I think it has become shortened from "underscore" in which the music is meant to be under the dialogue.
  11. There are a couple of ways to do this. Paul P's link is really good. Something else you might want to try is leave the tempo and just use the drum replacement plugin.
  12. It would really be nice to be able to transpose chords in staff view. So many uses for that. I can live with the rudimentary staff view, but not being able to transpose chords makes for a lot of busy work for me.
  13. WOW 1st preliminary tests of the new up date and it's very good. Time stretch works well, and Melodyne is usable for me for the 1st time in along time. VERY COOL. Thanks to the bakers again.
  14. Not sure if this helps, but there is a place to "undock" the multidock and a place to undock the individual views in the doc. I would start by putting the video back into the Docking and get that all working and settled. Then find the video's own individual tab, undock it and you should be able to drag into the other monitor. If that does not work I think you have a windows problem. Make sure windows sees your monitors correctly by checking display settings...
  15. Yeah so between 1992-2000ish that was my life! I locked my laptop with a 20 meg hard drive to a discarded 3/4" video machine and a broken 13in TV that tuned into only channel 3 (luckily the same channel that came out of the video machine) ....I made enough money composing to picture with that rig I moved into a nice neighborhood and sent two kids to college. That app locked to picture faster than anything at the time. It had the frame rate I needed that was not available on other sequencers. I thought it was all I ever needed. I kinda miss the 100 hour weeks I spent on it.
  16. Cakewalk started as a midi sequencer. It's strength is it's ability to do midi. I've tried other DAWs and will take CbB over any.
  17. I have used the mac version only to record a couple of mono vocal tracks. It worked in a pinch, but getting much more out of it was ruff and I was glad when I was able to get back to my own rig. It works, but not fully capable.
  18. +1 for sweetwater .... I'm thinking it's been 30 years for me. The tech department has saved my life more than once. Paul Lea has been my guy, I hope he is filthy rich, he deserves it!
  19. For what it's worth, I never use drum maps and have survived the world. I use to put the parts on different tracks, but the way PRV works these days that is not even necessary. In fact it is better because you can see how all the parts of the drum kit interact at once. You can pretty much lasso any parts and edit them in mass. It gets a little sticky when trying to edit a kick and not snare and vise versa cause they sit so close to each other on the PRV...or any sounds that are close together. But the world is OK without drum maps and putting drum parts on different tracks.
  20. I have the same issue and it has bothered me for years...what I always do is right click on the fader and assign it to my midi Behringer x-touch mini...then re save the Kontact file. I know you wanted to avoid that. I'm going to look into CosmicDolphin's solution...I did not realize that was an option.
  21. you can change the size of the printed size of the staff view by looking at Print Preview and change "configure". you have to click on next or previous to see the effect of the change
  22. I've always worked doing audio for video so 48k for me. In the old days 48k synced to picture more accurately with less drift. I wonder if that is still true. I use to be able to hear the difference between 44.1 and 48. If I had heard the program a million times, hours on end (while working on the project intently) and with good monitors I was familiar with. I could detect a slight difference. Again that was 20-25+ years ago when digital was getting going and I wonder if it is still possible to hear the difference today. I doubt my ears work any where near as well and I'm not willing to put in the effort to find out. So can anyone hear the difference between 44.1 and 48 these days?
  23. I can not say definitively either way not knowing all your setup, but I have run Cake for years (for hours on end) on a desktop without any issues like you've described. Yet on a laptop that I use for when I'm traveling or doing remote recordings I seem to recall your issue. If I remember correctly it has to do with driver settings. Are you using AISO? You probably need to experiment with those settings to see what works best on your system.
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