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  1. I'm still having trouble with this, and support was unable to replicate, but another user was able to replicate the issue. CD/DVD drives do not appear to behave correctly in the Media Browser. I am getting the behavior that either the drive does not show up. It MAY shows up if you do a View all files, but not always. If you put a disk in, then the drive disappears from the Media Browser all together, and does not update with the title of the DVD/CD. All in all, it's very wonky behavior, and I can't get it to consistently to As mentioned above, it works fine in Windows File Manager, and showing the drive, as well as Sound Forge and Sonar X3. Something has changed in the behavior of how CD/DVD drives are handled now. This is a big issue for me, because in order to be able to use my sample CDs/DVD (I have a lot of them) I will be forced to copy files over to hard drives before I can even try using them. I'd like it to work how it worked in X3, if possible. If there was a change, then why? Remember, if you do try testing this, you will need test with actually inserting a disk to see the issue. I'm hoping one of the Baker's can look into this
  2. Having had an issue with Preview on certain files, and currently working with support on another issue with the Media Browser, I feel your pain! I haven't had the same issue that you have, but had an issue that involved certain WAV files not previewing correctly as well. Please consider the following if you haven't tried already: 1) When the issue happens with the same file, you said you can replicate it until you restart Cakewalk. So, does it still happen if you mute the Preview Bus? Also, what happens if you mute ALL busses? Then mute the Master bus only? Is there still output on the Hardware interface meters? This might help track down where the errant audio is coming in from, and which bus. 2) One of my issues with Media Browser came from the fact that some of the WAV files had a wav file header that caused a playback problem. It looks like you're using a sample pack from a company. Is the issue always caused by the same company's files? Do you have an issue with other samples, from other companies? If you have any REX (.rx2) files, see if you run into the issue with REX file playback as well. 3) When you get this issue, what happens if you do a reset of the audio engine, does it still happen? Also, if you have another audio interface (like an on-board Soundblaster or RealTek sound chip) when the issue happens again, switch to one of these sources and see if you can replicate the issue. Also, if you have other audio driver types besides ASIO, try switching to those like WDM or WASAPI if you have those as choices, and see if you can replicate the issue there. 3) My issue was fixed in 2021.01, 2019.09 is a bit far back. Is there a reason why you don't go to 2021.01? What version of OS are you running? How old are the Hammerfall drivers? All of these suggestions are designed to try to pinpoint if some kind of issue is happening on certain files, and if the issue lies with Cakewalk, or the audio driver. Hope this helps!
  3. Thanks for your help and confirmation, Royarn. I guess I'm off to file a bug report. I haven't tried them in a while. I've heard about the COD. I'll see if I can get some time and haul them out and see if they even still work.
  4. Hey, would you mind letting me know a few things that might help me track down this issue? 1) Did you actually try putting a CD/DVD in the drive, and then trying to look at the files in the Media Browser? Cause mine will show up UNTIL you put a disc in it. 2) Who is the manufacturer of your DVD Drive, if you know? Thanks!
  5. Ha ha, no. I don't -- but I have a BIOS that unless you tell it to disable it, it so kindly gives you one, even though it's not really there. I actually thought that this could be the issue as well, so I cut off the BIOS option, and the A: drive went away. However, the issue remains -- my DVD drive does not show up. I did a little bit more investigating -- I noticed that if don't put a CD/DVD in the drive, then it shows up in the Media Browser. But as soon as you do, it then disappears. You take it out -- and then it shows up in the Media Browser. However, again, it works fine with CDs/DVD's in Sonar X3, can read them fine, no problem. I looked at making sure the driver was updated, and it was the latest (really, no changes have been made with DVD drivers) I really don't know what to do at this point. I guess I can try to put it into an external case and hook it up via USB. which I'll probably try to pick up cheap on Ebay since the the local Microcenter now wants a fortune for such 'vintage' hardware. I'm kinda still hoping that the Baker's have a look at it. PS: @Kevin Perry and @msmcleod: I really do have a floppy -- but a USB one. I also have a ZIP and JAZ drive, a 5-1/4 inch floppy too.
  6. Thanks man. I guess I'll have to keep on investigating what could be the issue.
  7. Has Cakewalk stopped support for CD/DVD drives in the Media Browser? My D : (DVD Drive) shows up in Windows like this: But in CBB: It no longer shows up in the Media Browser: However, I tested Sonar X3, and it shows up there. It also showed up in Studio One 4, and SoundForge. I know I'm old school, but I have *many* sample CDs/DVDs that I have collected and like to get samples from. I wonder if anybody else is having this same issue?
  8. Automate the Volume of the Metronome Bus on the last 2-3 measures, or Automate it's mute is probably even better.
  9. No, don't get me wrong, I agree with you and Xel Ohh and countless others on this, and many other additions that I would like to see added to CBB that would facilitate making producing easier for genres like Hip-Hop, EDM, Pop etc. I primarily replied because of scook suggestion of Elastique. Elastique is a good plugin, but it's $200.00. I wanted to give a very low-cost, but high-quality solution for folks who need pitch shifting as well. I will also say that (in my opinion), that Cakewalk focus does not seem to be on adding such features, and I feel that's both a detriment and a shame. So, I think the best thing to do right now is to do the best workaround I can, and continue to request the features be added.
  10. I like to use Pitch Shifter from Kilohearts. You can get it for $19.00 from Kilohearts.com, or if you buy Computer Music #261 from PocketMags (https://pocketmags.com/us/computer-music-magazine/autumn-2018) for $3.99, then as part of the Monthly Bundle you can get it and 2 other Kilohearts effects. I like it because it's very simple and light, and it uses granular, but it sounds great.
  11. I like the new Insert track enhancement, but it's a bit disconcerting to me, because it does the insert BEFORE the selected track. My preference would be AFTER the selected track. I'll do a FR to have this as a user-settable preference if possible. It is better than sticking it at the end, though.
  12. 1) Ok, cool. From @Jonathan Sasor reply above, it implies that maybe some templates MIGHT have this set. Apparently, the Basic one (which I used) does not. Is it documented/known which ones might? Also, as some have pointed out, it's not apparent knowing if "Preview samples at Tempo" is set, and it would be nice to be able to see it and toggle it on/off as an indicator button rather than the somewhat obscure current method. I'll write a FR for this. 2) Yes, I believe it's an authoring problem, and I will get with the vendor to see if they decide to fix it (probably not). I think another feature would be nice would be to color-code one shots in a different font color, something similar to the Instruments/Effects menu that lets you know which are DirectX and VST2/VST3 based on font color. Also, the little message window at the bottom of the browser you can't see the full info about the sample, would be nice if we could get the full info shown with maybe something like a expanded tooltip when 'hovering' over that line. Thank you very much for the fixes so far.
  13. I'm an experienced software developer with extensive background on testing methods and embedded systems development and support and I build all of my own Windows boxes from scratch. As a matter of fact, not too long ago I upgraded my CPU, RAM and moved my system to an SSD, and of course I updated all my motherboard and other drivers at that time. I don't use on-board audio as well. I don't say this to brag or that I don't make mistakes (because I do!), but 'checking drivers ' and such are part of the professional checklist that I run through when I am debugging a system. It never hurts to be reminded to do that however, so I do thank you for the suggestion. I still don't believe it's an issue with my audio driver, given what I have stated above, but I could be wrong. I've posted info that I think the Bakers can use to look into the issues. That's all I can do and hope for at this point in time.
  14. Yes, to clarify: I was only saying 32-bit because all the 32-bit files that I had from that vendor had that ACIDized-wav header info. Also, as I mentioned to CBB support and in my reply to the testing that I did above, you guys can use the same file that I sent in the original bug report. It exhibits the 1st measure static issue. I can also report that other files that have this same ACIDized-wave header issue seem to have the same issue on 1st measure start. Edit: Also, as I mentioned above, it appears that these types of files do not sync to project tempo, even if the "Preview at Project Tempo" is set. I observed that this header information in the files has been set to "One-Shot", and wondered if that was the reason why they are not synching.
  15. Because, when I was asked to help debug the issue that I reported, it was pointed out to me by CBB support that if you are running Windows 10, that either WASAPI shared or WASAPI Exclusive might be/are better than ASIO, since they are the new Windows 10 driver modes. Here is what the documentation says: On my system, I need to use a shared one because I often run either Chrome Browser or LoopCloud outside of CBB and so I need shared access to audio output. However, you are right, generally ASIO works fine, and I might go back to it if it does not exhibit any issues. In my case, as you said, this does not apply. It's not actually a loop, just straight sample drag-and-drop then play. Yeah, I know about zero crossing, and from what I can tell looking at the file in a wave editor, the sample is starting at zero, it still has static 1st measure. And again, this does not seem to happen if it is running in ASIO mode.
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