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  1. I'd forgotten about the old picture cache issue. You naturally assume that a disk-write error would involve the saving of audio data, but that's not the only writing to disk that occurs. You're also saving pictures of the waveforms for your audio tracks. Over time, these can end up consuming a lot of disk space. That's why CW lets you specify where they're stored (the "picture cache") and to set a maximum amount of disk space for them. Corrupt files in the cache or insufficient disk space in the cache location can result in an error. That's why you'll often get the advice to delete everything in the cache folder as a possible resolution. You've already done that, so that's not your problem, but I just wanted to clear that up.
  2. While some applications, e.g. disk diagnostics, are able to tell you exactly why a disk write failed, a speed-optimized program such as a DAW isn't going to perform a detailed analysis. It's only going to report the failure and assume the most common explanation, insufficient space. What's actually going on is that you may have a failing disk drive, one with unmapped dead spots, a flaky cable or even some bad RAM. Try copying the entire project and then renaming the original and target so that the files are physically moved to another location on the drive. If these messages persist, start shopping for a new drive.
  3. I don't have a ***** account. Can you elaborate? Are these contacts via this forum?
  4. Short answer to your not-silly question: yes, you can record any automatable parameter in real time. It's not an uncommon practice. It's called "automation recording". You'll find it much more ergonomic to use a hardware control surface, but that's optional. You can do it with just a mouse, it's just a little awkward. Here's one reference to get you started.
  5. Jim's right - the version on baselines.com sounds much better. Like comparing flac to 128 kb/s MP3.
  6. Power Pan Pro is probably the most sophisticated panner around. A bit pricey, though. Then again, if you're among the elite who can afford VSL in the first place, then I'm gonna guess you're probably not too concerned about that. No jealousy here. Much.
  7. Yes, but pan laws only apply to mono panning. Unless, of course, you're using something like Boz's panner, which implements pan laws internally.
  8. bvideo raises a good point, especially in the context of classical orchestration: there's more going on in there than just panning. Sometimes, you have to also take into account reverb. That might be natural room reverberation baked into the samples, or added via a reverb effect plugin. In the case of the former, that reverb is also going to shift along with the instrument, possibly sounding unnatural. In the latter case, you may want to use a "true stereo" reverb plugin and pan the sends. Or not. Sorry, I know any discussion of "true stereo reverb" could derail this thread even further. But it's been awhile since the topic was batted around here, so what the heck. After all, reverb (and delays in general) are very much a part of the whole stereophonic conversation.
  9. Damn, this is so good, Jerry! Jeez, I wish I knew how to make brass that expressive.
  10. WOW. You even nailed the vocal EQ to capture that 60's U47 tone with just a touch of tube grit. Please consider tackling some of the lesser-covered tracks from that album, such as You Won't See Me or Wait.
  11. You have to reassign those 4 tracks to 4 of the new tracks. Check out the Cakewalk Reference Guide, page 1225. If you don't have a copy, download it here.
  12. Yes. Yes indeed! That's really what a stereo panner is doing, since a stereo track is just two mono streams interleaved together. You can avoid the whole problem by recording your stereo guitars into two mono tracks rather than a single stereo track. The downside to that method is it makes automation, compression and EQ more complicated because everything's duplicated.
  13. bitflipper

    Free choir

    This fellow made a choir library with his wife and kids while stuck at home during the pandemic. The result is pretty novel, most likely unlike any other choir library you already have. And it sounds surprisingly good. It's free (requires full Kontakt) for getting on his mailing list. It would appear that his ambition is to start a commercial Kontakt library business. The Meyer Choir
  14. Imagine a true stereo source on stage, such as a drum kit. I call it true stereo because sound emanates from more than one place. Now imagine scooting the whole kit over to one side of the stage. You still want it to be stereo, just moved over. The floor tom that had been panned 10% right might now be in the center, and the kick that had been centered is now 10% left. That's true stereo panning.
  15. I spend a lot of time with my head cocked like a curious German Shepherd, visualizing the notes as if I was looking at a keyboard. Still, the standard orientation is much less confusing to users. Think of it this way: the vast majority of graphs show time in the x-axis and amplitude in the y-axis. Imagine how confusing it would be the other way around, e.g. looking at interest rates plotted over time, but with time as the vertical axis.
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