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  1. Hi all! I have been having an intermittent problem with Cakewalk (and maybe Sonar?) for a long time, but unfortunately I can't really reproduce it reliably. I preview a lot of wav files using the browser, and sometimes certain files "bypass" the preview bus and somehow play back anyway, often REALLY LOUDLY, making me jump in my chair. No meter in Cakewalk moves, but I can see the sound card mixer software reacting. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does it seems to affect a specific file: that file always has the same problem every time I play it during that session. I just had the issue with a wav loop, but after restarting Cakewalk, the same file played back normally through the preview bus. 😕 So I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this? I just had the problem on Cakewalk 2019.09 build 70. I don't know how to troubleshoot or to properly report it...
  2. With regards to markers, I kind of like ProTools' solution of a separate marker "section" (or "track" maybe, but it doesn't look like a track really). It makes markers very easy to distinguish, albeit by sacrificing some vertical space: Image from recordingrevolution.com: https://www.recordingrevolution.com/optimize-pro-tools-marker-colors/ Something for Cakewalk to be inspired by, perhaps?
  3. Or maybe @Benjamin Hudson meant drag & drop of plugins between categories? That would be "within the browser", as he expressed it...
  4. I haven't had time to install 2019.09 yet, but I am interested about this possibility as well. My workflow is to use W like you all the time, expecting playback to stop. From the Feature Overview thread: "Go to Start and Go to End buttons (?) now accurately seek to project beginning and end, and do not stop playback." Does the stopping only concern the buttons and not the actual keybindable actions? Or was it just an unfortunate choice of words...? Maybe we could have two different keybindable actions: Go to Start (and stop) Go to Start (and keep playing) Then it would be easy for the user to select.
  5. So if I install 2019.09 right now, I won't be able to use projects that use U-he Satin? I am SO psyched about the Duplicate Clips feature, it's something I have requested a couple of times in the past.
  6. Thanks @Tenfoot, cool! Had no idea it existed, but I'm sure it can be very useful ! My first thought was that project loading times might be annoying, and then I read your post above... 😛
  7. I don't mean to sound ignorant, but what is the Playlist feature in Cakewalk? Has it been around for a long time?😏
  8. Good idea! It's focus on these kind of small workflow enhancement that Cakewalk needs, in my opinion. Also, maybe a way to use the keyboard to switch between the tabs in the Browser (Audio FX / Midi FX / Instruments / ReWire), unless it's already there and I missed it?
  9. Great suggestions! Also, "Archive track" has never been available for key binding... I would love to be able to do that!
  10. Thanks a lot for your extensive reply, @JoseC! And really smart ways of using it, including the SysEx trick, I will remember that!
  11. Simple, easy and brilliant! Such an obvious feature I wonder why it hasn't been implemented 20 years ago...
  12. Yes, I've used step probabilities a little when programming hi-hat patterns, I think I'll investigate it a bit more... How is Matrix best put to use, if you're only doing studio work? I suppose it's a Live-style pattern trigger feature? I've never really investigated it...
  13. Sorry to bump, but the more I think about #2 above, the weirder I find it: Step sequences are by their nature meant for looping, but when you do that in Cakewalk, it is impossible to follow the playback position. 🤔 @Jesse Jost Any chance the step sequencer might get some more love soon?
  14. Unfortunately no (as others already said) and the step sequencer does also not follow playback position if you have extended your step sequencer clip using groove clip looping (CTRL+L). Step sequencers in general are probably most used for drum programming for electronic dance music and hiphop, but I recently got a great melodic sequence out of it for a techno track, with some great happy accidents when clicking and removing notes. It would benefit from some more polishing though...
  15. Thanks for your input @MusicMan11712 (aka Dr. Steve)! Haha, as you say, positioning isn't that straightforward to verify, with variables such as multiple monitors, screensets, lenses... 🤔 Maybe it's just something in my configuration? Oh, isn't there also a setting somewhere concerning what happens when you double-click a clip? That's also a variable, I suppose.
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