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Kalle Rantaaho

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  1. Isn't everything you do with MIDI always presented as sheet music as well? Audio is another story. I've printed sheet music from SONAR already ages ago. Although the staff functions were not very good.
  2. It's unclear to me whether the audio/clips are audible or silent in your case? Clips missing waveform image can still play back normally.
  3. I'm not sure if this applies to your case, but during the years I have more than once accidentally moved the tracks volume slider before I've switched from "Write" mode to "Read" mode of the track, thus causing a node chaos. This usually happened when the volume envelope was not visible. When I do volume automation I most often do it with the slider of my MIDI controller in real time with the track playing back, not with my mouse. That produces lots of nodes.
  4. I usually "comfort" frustrated new users with...: You have there a program with more capabilities than the Beatles and Rolling Stones had in the 60's and 70's in worlds leading superstudios. Isn't it obvious that it has quite a learning curve and requires a good amount of work to get aquainted ? If you want to start from the basics, reading the 1800 page manual alone is a demanding job. And the number of pages tells that it's not something you can learn overnight. I do know most users don't have the patience, though. Four hours of strugling is nothing, if you haven't used DAWs before. After four weeks you're somewhere, but you keep learning new things for years and years. As mentioned above, the basic tasks are done in a very similar way in different DAWs.
  5. The standard answer to that used to be emptying the picture cache folder or use " Rebuild waveforms" (or what was the command exactly?) . Maybe it still is, I'm not sure. Importing anything should not be necessary.
  6. I don't know about the present situation, but I remember reading lots of posts about high performance gaming video cards causing problems in DAW work. IIRC that's due to them having their own sound circuits and all kinds of accelerators and whatever.
  7. I don't think that's accurate. If it was, you could not use bundles as a practical way of sending projects to co-workers without mailing the project+audio. In the olden times it was normal to use bundle files. Now their vulnerability is rather well known. One thing to notice is, that ( IIRC) a project including Groove clips can not be saved as a bundle. Maybe there are some other limitations, too? What puzzles me in the OP is that there was no message to give a heads up for possible problems. It's also a good routine to launch the bundle file after saving it - just to see that everything works ok (and having the cwp saved first).
  8. The Shift-open-technique is for opening cwp-files in safe mode. I don't think it's meant to have any effect on bundle files (?).
  9. I don't recall anyone reporting a corrupted bundle file being fixed by anyone, unfortunately. There's been sooo many desperate posts about them during the years, but I don't think I've ever heard of one being rescue'd. My memory may fail, of course. I wish you luck.
  10. I changed from Firefox to Chrome a few years ago, because Firefox behaved differently in several situations particularily on SONAR's site. No idea what was going on, and I don't remember the details anymore. I've experienced behaviour when one browser can't do something (normal everyday stuff) that the other one can on some particular site.
  11. The fact that you're not getting "Missing audio" message when loading the project does indicate, that the audio is not saved with the project, ie. you actually have deleted them. But what I don't understand is where did the audio disappear from the audio folder. It would require specific actions to delete them, you can't do it via the track view in CbB. Do you mess with the project audio folders as a routine deleting individual takes or such? That would be very risky. A looooong shot: are there dotted lines on the empty tracks? The dotted line indicates there's data somewhere far right.
  12. Please confirm: Are the tracks totally blank, or are the clips there, but without waveform images? Did you audition the project to make sure the actual audio is missing, not only the waveform image?
  13. Does SONAR recognize your Behringer (does it show in the input list)? If Behringer offers real ASIO driver for download, that would be recommendable, as ASIO4ALL is not actually an ASIO driver. Can you hear other computer sounds through the Behringer (Youtube or such)? If you insert a soft synth or import audio to SONAR, can you audition them?
  14. Would you elaborate a little, please. I don't understand the question. Malformed how? Random forms which don't match the audio?
  15. Well, if you have an M-Audio interface with updated drivers, why would you need to buy another one? That is a soundcard. You don't need the onboard soundcard for the DAW activities. Unless I'm missing something, you only need to install Cakewalk by Bandlab and start making music. You don't mention how powerfull your PC is, so it's impossible to say, if you need a new one. 16 Gb of RAM indicates you probably have enough horsepowers. Of course you'll need to look for some VSTs according to your needs etc. but that's another story. And also, a MIDI control keyboard is a very, very useful purchase. With that y creating drum or string sequencies is much easier than with a mouse or something. Good luck with your "re-entry" !
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