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  1. In my mid-40s, after doing soundtrack work for 12 years, I decided that I didn't want to do any more composing for media. I found an exercise, a Buddhist exercise, that helped me to make a decision about what I wanted to do for the next phase of my life. One lays down on the floor wearing comfortable clothing and flat on their back and relaxes and takes deep breaths and imagines they're 80 or 90 years old at the very end of their life with only a few hours left to live in this world. During this relaxation exercise ask yourself what did you do that you wish you hadn't and what did you not do that you really want to do. This little exercise helps clarify, using the imagined perspective of being an old person, what it is you really want your life to be about and what's going to be most meaningful for you to pursue. I decided that I wanted to write virtual symphonies and that is what I've been doing. I'm now turning 70 tomorrow and I'm still glad I was able to clarify my goals as a composer. Here's the Fourth Movement of my 11th symphony. Scored for VSL Orchestral Cube, software synths Dune and Zebra and Requiem Pro choir. If you give me 10 minutes of your time I'll give you a piece of my world. Thanks for listening, Jerry PLAY
  2. Never mind, I figured it out, problem solved... Thanks, Jerry
  3. Hey there, When I finish a composition I convert the Cakewalk file into a MIDI file type 1 and open it up in Sibelius to create the score. I do this on an office computer, not in my production studio. But I cannot get MIDI to sound using Windows 10 and a built in sound card on the motherboard. For some reason both Cakewalk and Sibelius don't recognize this as a valid sound card. Short of buy an inexpensive internal card, is there a way to get these programs to work with MIDI? Thanks for any help if you've solved this problem! Jerry www.jerrygerber.com
  4. Well, maybe I dreamed this, I hope I am not getting dementia! I remember the faders moving when I used cc7 midi data in the event list. But, according to all the above replies I must be mistaken. I understand the difference between cc7 MIDI data and volume envelopes. The thing is, I am sure I was not using volume envelopes because I only use envelopes on audio tracks not MIDI tracks. In any event, after using the the latest incarnation of Cakewalk while composing my 11th symphony I am convinced that Cakewalk is the best DAW available. Its ergonomics and stability, functionality and flexibility are second to none. It's amazing that it's free and even more amazing that developers are creating new features and fixing bugs. Thank you Cakewalk!!! jerry
  5. Yeah, I understand that. That's wasn't the question. I'm wondering if there's been any changes regarding how faders interact with cc7. I distinctly remember the midi faders responding to cc7 changes that I programmed in the event list (like audio faders react to volume envelopes). But they don't anymore. Did something change in Cakewalk? Thanks, Jerry
  6. Hello? Can anyone explain to me what's going on with the faders and cc7? Thanks, Jerry
  7. I've long used cc11 to control volume changes within a MIDI track and I would set the channel fader's volume default to 96, to allow for headroom. But then, a year or so ago, I discovered that if I used cc7 to make volume changes within the event list either as a series of controllers or a single event, I could see the fader move that corresponds with the cc7 data. Did something change? Now, when I insert a cc7, or a series of cc7s into a track, the fader doesn't move. The only way to get it to move is to use automation, but that doesn't involve cc7. Hmm. I guess I'll go back to cc11 because the only advantage of cc7 was being able to see (and confirm) the data changes visually via the faders. Am I missing something here or did Cakewalk change? Thanks! Jerry www.jerrygerber.com
  8. In Preferences-Customization-Display there is an option called Base Octave for Pitches. I've always set it to -1 as I prefer middle C to be C4. In my DAW, this works as it has always worked. But on my laptop, when I set it to -1 and close Cakewalk, the next time I re-open it the value reverts back to 0. I've never seen this before. It should stick at -1. Anyone around here know anything about this? Thank you, Jerry www.jerrygerber.com
  9. Thanks Bjorn. The piece is indicative of my moods lately...
  10. Thanks for listening wookiee. Jerry
  11. Glad you enjoyed listening Noynekker!
  12. Here's a slow movement from a new larger work I'm currently writing. This adagio is scored for English horn, harp, Dune, chamber string section and solo violin, solo viola and solo cello. I hope you enjoy listening. PLAY Jerry
  13. I upgraded to the Adam S3H's. Yeah, they're expensive but also the best monitors I've ever used. And I'm sure they'll be the last monitors I ever purchase.
  14. I still have these wonderful powered monitors for sale. They are in superb condition, no scratches, marks, etc. I am the original owner and they've only been used in a permanent smoke-free installation. $2500 for the pair. Will only sell locally to the San Francisco Bay Area, must pick up, will not ship. Jerry email: jerry@jerrygerber.com
  15. If there were ever the devil in human form it would be him...
  16. True. Another way to look at it is: When you talk to God we call it prayer. When God talks to you we call it schizophrenia! 😵
  17. jsg

    Opinion Requested!

    Thanks noynekker. I decided to go with Abbie for releasing the single and have Kira's interpretation on my next album. Jerry
  18. jsg

    Opinion Requested!

    Thanks Kevin!
  19. jsg

    Opinion Requested!

    Thanks for listening Kurt and sharing your opinion, much appreciated! Jerry
  20. jsg

    Opinion Requested!

    I am trying to decide which recording I want to release as a single and for my album. I am interested in hearing opinions as to which singer you like best. I know it's subjective and I think both of them are excellent, which is why I am having a hard time deciding. Thanks for responding! Jerry Home & Love
  21. jsg

    Home & Love

    I don't think I would call it through-composed. The music obediently follows the form of the poem. Seems more like 3-part song form.
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