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Kalle Rantaaho

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  1. Over thirty years with CW/Sonar and still learning things I've never heard of...!! I've participated many dozens of threads about corrupt bundle files and such, but can't remember ever hearing of that possibility. Even though it seems like a logical thing to try when salvaging the content of a corrupt bundle. How is a " wave-bundle- file" played back? All audio tracks after one another? MIDI not handled, I presume?
  2. However, it's very recommendable that you save the project as cwp instead on bun or cwb-file. Bundle files are vulnerable. When it gets corrupt, it's gone. Bundles are not recommended for long time storage, but only for sending files back and forth when co-operating.
  3. In the last post the OP writes he's now using a Focusrite and a condenser mic.
  4. You just need to activate the motherboard soundchip (Often Realtek High Definition or something). It should be listed in the same place as you interface. That may require switching to other driver, like Wasapi, assuming you are normally using ASIO.
  5. Does the level meter show activity when you try to record or set levels? Do you have any signs of a signal moving anywhere? That sounds like a very strange issue. Have you checked if the Task Manager shows anything abnormal running in the background?
  6. What are the symptoms? Does everything act normally, just resulting an empty track? Is the level meter moving or is the track "dead"?? Anything? Check that you don't have autopunch active. The way I understand the peak indicator is that it's the loudest signal that has come through, so somewhere is a slider set to nearly zero (??) I'm still in SONAR so I may interpret the CbB view wrong.
  7. The classical explanation to this would be an imported clip or two reaching to x thousand measures.
  8. Is it stereo or mono? Where does the output go - to a mono or stereo bus or directly to main out?
  9. Same here. I didn't understand the question at all at first. Had to read the answers to understand.
  10. I do ctrl+Z after every failed take, so nothing gets saved. Of course it often happens I keep several potential candidates to choose from later.
  11. One always learns more here... I thought the sample rate/tempo(speed) issue only goes with wav-audio files, and doesn't concern mp3-data files.
  12. My suspect #1 is the mouse as well.
  13. One way to make good unisons is bounce the track to audio to create the second (or third, fourth..) instrument, and edit the audio track with Melodyne. Pitch a little up and down here and there, minor timing changes, and maybe even a very gentle formant change to add a little depth. That is also one way of handling phase issues.
  14. I wonder, how much unsaved actions do you have there when " the number of clips get to a certain point" and the issue occurs? Would it slow you down or have other unwanted side effects, if you simply bounced to clips and saved more often? Not necessarily the the whole track length, but a nice, appropriate number of clips a time. Maybe you have tried already. How often do you normally save while you edit? In operations like that I'd recommend saving everytime a clip is edited, at least.
  15. Unless the OP is in the same situation as I am :o/ My music PC is so old that I'd have to get a whole new PC, audio interface and all the VSTs . I'm looking forward to it as I look forward to a costly nightmare. I just hold my breath and hope it works one more year. As it is, it does everything I need it to do.
  16. This has been discussed again and again in the past. I would welcome negative bars warmly. A small thing, but quite useful.
  17. That's what I thought, too. I think the OP has somehow misunderstood the idea of the use of EZDrummer , but I'm not sure.
  18. What defines the order / timeline position of these clips that are drag-dropped in one go? The order in which they've been selected? Unless they are Broadcast waves with a time stamp. Or do you have to move them oe by one after dragging?
  19. Often the blank space in the beginning is left there to allow smooth MIDI playback start or for a similar reason. So one might want to leave it there for future sessions of the project. If you simply select the desired portion of the project in the Time Ruler, then only that part gets exported - doesn't it? Or does my memory fail?
  20. That's what I thought, too. The length of a cymbal MIDI-note should be irrelevant. There is a separate note for muting the cymbal, IIRC, isn't there?
  21. A mono track can be panned anywhere in the stereo field. Wherever you position it, you will hear the whole signal. (the following at least used to be true in SONAR, someone will correct if I'm giving you old info) Pan knob on stereo tracks is actually a balance knob. If you simply pan a stereo track, say 100 % left, what happens is, the right side gets simply muted. If you have a piano recording with left hand parts on the left channel and right hand parts on the right, you don't hear the right hand parts at all, unless you do the panning with a channel tool VST which allows you to position each channel to your liking.
  22. "...with everything else" meaning..? With other DAWs? MP3s? Windows Music Player? So you do get something recorded, but only output is the problem? What is the sound you're trying to hear? Something you imported into CbB or something you recorded yourself? Do you see activity and waveforms on the tracks, but nothing's audible? What kind of a setup do you have? Mobo soundcard or an external one? How are things connected?
  23. Exactly. And knowing what version of SONAR it is would be equally important. The OPs posts don't show any hints of him knowing where we are now (?). Otherwise, I assume, he would somehow refer to using old software or something.
  24. I've never recorded a female voice, but I assume I wouldn't cut it any harder than a male voice (?). Cutting at around 50 Hz cleans the accidental proximity booms of my baritone voice, I don't want to cut anything more than just problem frequencies which add to volume but can't be heard. But as mentioned, I've never faced those of a female voice. I'm an amateur, not so high goals. Such tricks often help you out if you have lacking monitoring equipment or environment. Trying to fit together something like piano, bass guitar or contra bass, and a male vocal (maybe a cello,too) makes one really sweat with what to roll off and what to emphasize. All the most loudness creating low frequencies more or less overlap. I remember how I struggled with my first rock song which included a piano. I ended up wiping out practically all left hand piano parts, cause I couldn't make it work with the bass guitar.
  25. Vocals are very vulnerable in tracking, small changes in mic distance, face direction, sibilants, etc. can make a big difference. Not knowing what type of vocals we're talking about, what I would try is volume automation on the vocal track pulling the loudest peaks a little down, then EQ cut the low end somewhere around 50 Hz (depending how low your voice is, is there strong proximity effect etc.). After that try again, with the backing tracks a little lower, and maybe gently compressing the vocals. A very common thing to do is also pulling the backing tracks a bit down only when there is vocal on top, but not drums and bass.
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