Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Gswitz last won the day on March 8

Gswitz had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

167 Excellent

Recent Profile Visitors

352 profile views
  1. Yeah... Not a great solution. Sorry... Best i got.
  2. My kid said with such disdain, 'this isn't a gaming pc.' But she runs origin with lots of games on my daw. Madden 2020... Fps games i don't know the names of, Sims. My wife and kid can both log in to my daw. I have oracle express and visual studio installed. I don't know what messaging apps people use. We might be short on those. We use r studio to oracle. I use atom for working in text files like sql, xml, json, ts. I run git bash. Daws are cakewalk, mixbus, and rme tools. I don't dual boot. I watch college games with my dad on it, using the internet connection to stream and my alpha track as volume control. In the end my kid has been quite happy using my daw. She still prefers her Switch and that is just fine with me. For my wife, my daw is a printer.
  3. I've got no great way to do this, but this is the best I've found... Select all in the event viewer (showing only notes)... CTRL+CLICK every other one. You can then shift to Piano Roll View and have every other note selected.
  4. Maybe there's a way to do it in Event Viewer? I don't know.
  5. I'd love to see a live unedited recording of his actual gigs.
  6. Keep your head. I'm sure we can get it working for you. I love mine.
  7. Length is more important than price. Shorter is better. I like cables that have some difference between them so I can keep them straight. Some variance in colors or ends helps there. I wouldn't want 16 identical cables b/c I'd have to mark them myself. I've acquired my cables over decades so they look different. It has been decades since I've had one that went bad. They do sometimes go bad, but not that often if you treat them lovingly. Don't walk on your cables. Definitely don't bounce on them as you jump to the beat. I was running sound for some band in the Boulder band shell when some guy did this. haha. Nothing I could do to help that! I got a 25 ft snake this year and it has been handy. A nice thing to be able to have the DAW a nice distance from the amps. Previously, I've linked two mic cables when necessary. Guitar output is actually kinda strong (electrics). I didn't know that when I started. Phantom Powered mics do ok with distances up to 100 ft too. Be cautious with the ribbons. They have a very faint signal. Jerry Garcia said once that the longer your cable the more it's like turning down your tone nob on your guitar. When he first found himself on enormous stages, he got really really long cables for fun and was like, 'What happened?' 🙂 At 12:31 he says get cables that won't break. I totally agree with that. If you ever have a bad experience with a cable, mark it like a bad climbing rope.
  8. In cakewalk there is a virtual controller you can open up. Can you get it working with that? If it works with the virtual controller, then I would agree that the next step is to ensure that the signal is coming in properly. When things weren't working for me once where I was having a hard time figuring it out, I needed to go into Preferences (hit P) > Midi > Control Surfaces and delete a surface I use sometimes but didn't have plugged in at the moment. That surface was steeling my midi input. Beyond that, things usually work by the book for me. If I add a midi track and step on the FCB 1010 I can see the midi jump on the channel (after hitting the record enable)... next, route it to the input on the VST (which has to be enabled as we've talked about). Other than that, there isn't much left. Does the midi meter jump when you step on the stomps for the FCB 1010? Are you sure your in/out cables are plugged in correctly? have you flipped them to see? I can't read that small print and always go trial and error to get that right.
  9. You are missing the step to enable midi input or the routing of the midi track to the input. Make sure your midi input is not assigned to a controller in preferences. https://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?product=SONAR X3&language=3&help=Mixing.37.html
  10. The output for the midi track should be set to the input of the amp simulator. This will be available only after you open the vst window for the amp sim and enable midi input.
  11. I don't know if these videos may help but many of them involve me using my FCB 1010 with TH3/THU.
  12. I don't use Act with my FCB 1010... I just bring it in on a midi channel and output it to the input on the THU/TH3 amp sim. You ask if you need to configure your FCB 1010... the answer is maybe. I have no idea how you have it set up. You can make any stomp or expression pedal act however your like. You have 10 banks with 10 stomps and 2 expressions on every bank. If you wanted, you could set every stomp to the same midi note... alternatively you could set them to ascending notes... or controls... you have to decide. I'm sharing a link to directions for importing my settings to your fcb 1010 if you want. You can also back up your settings first if you want. Basically, I have every stomp on my FCB 1010 trigger a different midi note. That gives me access to 100 stomps and 20 expression pedals to use within THU. Pretty awesome!! I just have to remember how they are assigned (or not... I could have 1 bank for 10 different rigs). Anyway... here's that info... https://discuss.cakewalk.com/index.php?/topic/3590-custom-midi-foot-peal/&do=findComment&comment=31040 So, We can't answer for you how your FCB 1010 is set up b/c you are in control of that. We can help you figure out how to set it up and that's what the above link is useful for. I think it's an awesome tool. You don't have to use it with ACT or set it up as a controller if you are going to use it with your Amp Sim. HTH
  13. It sounds to me like woes related to the Windows update. I know that you reported no issues in latency monitor. I presume you left it running for hours, but if not, try that. I suggest restarting you pc, not sleeping and checking for Windows updates to make sure you have them all. Also, make sure your power settings indicate not to suspend USB. Check your network cards in device manager and uncheck power related settings so your pc doesn't power them off. I'm guessing you might have tracks with input monitor checked and that would be like streaming audio. If there is a timer from the last time you used your network card to the time it powers it down due to idleness that could cause this. Anther thing to check is usb hubs. Look for power settings on those too and disable. Keep a list of the things you change. Once cakewalk starts working properly, you can undo steps until you discover what was causing the problem.
  14. For live band vocals, i find use of expanders more valuable than compressors or limiters. When the singer isn't singing, don't send the room sound to the mains. This is especially important when the band stops.
  • Create New...