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  1. How I do it: I select the track(s) I want in track view with (CTRL pressed if multiple) and press ALT + 3 to open the PRV with just those track(s). (You need to have some PRV settings that I don't remember the names of right now, to always just show the selected tracks.) Edit: Or obviously simply double-clicking on a midi clip, to see just that single track.
  2. For MIDI tracks, I refer to the "Vel+" parameter, which offsets the velocity for the entire MIDI track (track 26 in the screenshot below). For audio tracks, I refer to the "Volume" parameter, which of course is the main volume for the audio track (track 27 below). I mainly use those two parameters when mixing, so being able to use the keyboard for those would be amazing... πŸ˜ƒ
  3. Wow, cool! Thanks a lot! Just tried the velocity scripts (they raise/lower the velocity of selected midi notes). Your suggested shortcut with CTRL and +/- is superb! Thanks! While these are very useful, what I was after originally is a way to adjust channel velocity or channel volume using the keyboard. Maybe that's not possible using CAL?
  4. Hi all! It is not currently possible to bind keyboard shortcuts for raising/lowering volume or velocity, right? I don't think it is... but I just realized it would be awesome! A bit like the nudging keys, but for volume (audio tracks) or velocity (midi tracks). Less mouse use is always nice.
  5. I agree! I've been wanting this kind of simplified sidechain-selection for a long time. Logic has had a similar GUI option as Sequioa for many, many years. It would be a great workflow enhancer!
  6. Have a look in the download folder Bandlab Assistant is using, see below. Do you see any temporary files created there? C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\bandlab-assistant\Downloads I copy setup files from there and keep as a backup.
  7. I'm really happy to hear it's working as expected now! πŸ˜€
  8. Weird... can you isolate this behavior to one or more specific synths? Do any of your synths ever get deleted automatically when you delete all associated tracks?
  9. Dave G got a lot to chew on here. I never have to delete my synths from the rack, Cakewalk actually deletes the synth for you when you delete the corresponding tracks. For example: if your synth has 1 audio track and 1 midi track and you delete them both, Cakewalk automatically deletes the synth from the project (and the Synth Rack, obviously). I don't remember the exact behavior, like if you have to delete them at the same time... I can't find the correct place in the online manual. I know this was added to Sonar/Cakewalk some years ago so that people would not end up with your scenario of "leftover" synths in the rack.
  10. Has it "always" been like this or is the bug new? I can try to verify on 2020.01 tomorrow!
  11. Thanks for verifying, I thought I was going crazy... 😡 @msmcleod Is this something as easily added as Rename Clip, that was added in 2020.05?
  12. There are many sampler VSTs out there already. But an integrated sampler track, like in Cubase, could do things GUI-wise that a regular VST instrument cannot. Like implementing its controls directly into the DAW, which to me is the whole point in requesting a built-in sampler. It should be quick and have an interface that's integrated.
  13. There are numerous chord assistance VST plugins nowadays that basically do just that: they assist you in creating a chord sequence within the plugin, that you can easily drag and drop into your DAW. Check out Plugin Boutique Scaler, for example. Here's the Sound On Sound review.
  14. A customizable button bar - brilliant idea! (You're on a roll, Josh! πŸ˜ƒ ) It's like the Quick Access Toolbar in the Microsoft Office applications, where you can select what actions you want to show icons for. Buttons require less clicks than menus and they can also display the current state of the command. I also really missed all the icons that were lost (and put into menus) when the current "Skylight" GUI was introduced. Especially working in the Browser got a lot slower.
  15. Hi all! Is it possible to set a keybinding for the "Transform Tool" in the piano roll view? I can't seem to find it... πŸ€” Thanks!
  16. I will upgrade to 2020.05 soon, after finishing an important project and will check again then. Regional settings in Windows should not affect saving in applications, right?
  17. Yes, Windows 10 (version 1909). And so are you, judging by the blue mouse cursor "loading ring" in the animation? πŸ™‚ So then it's probably the newer Cakewalk version that fixes it?
  18. @msmcleod Thanks for your test! Oh, I'm sorry I'm still on 2020.01! I have been following the changes ever since closely and didn't recall seeing any changes about character encoding, but you guys surely must have done some improvements there. Sorry to have wasted your time! πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ™‚
  19. This is in fact a brilliant request! I love keyboard shortcuts but hadn't even thought of requesting this. +1 πŸ˜€
  20. Hi all! To improve support for international characters, it would be really nice if Cakewalk supported UTF-8 character encoding of all text fields. That way, non-English characters could be used by the user in text fields in the application. Fields that I have found troublesome: Track names Take lane description Track description in Inspector Browser Notes Below is an example of using Swedish characters "Γ₯ Γ€ ΓΆ" in Cakewalk. You can type them and save... But after re-opening, they are turned to Klingon: πŸ˜‰ Keep up the great work!
  21. Hi all! VST2 instruments are in a grey font in the browser, which kind of makes them look "disabled" or "not usable" or such. Sure, VST3 is undoubtedly a newer standard, but VST2 is still going strong and in some cases still actually going stronger than VST3. It's misleading that VST2 instruments are outgreyed. πŸ€” I don't believe it's possible to adjust this font color in the Colors section? If a clear visual indicator between VST2 and VST3 is wanted (and it's probably a good idea), maybe make the icons a bit clearer and/or bigger instead?
  22. Maybe it was the 'aggressive' ForumPostSchedulingModel = 3 that was enabled by mistake in AUD.INI by the OP? I'm not saying things can't be improved, but manners could. πŸ˜‰
  23. Hi @E-Wolf Music! I love the Duplicate Clip feature and was a very vocal promoter for it to be implemented, so I love when people have opinions about it. To get what you're looking for in Cakewalk, you have to enable "Use Current Snap Settings on Duplicate Selected Clip(s)" in the Preferences / Customization / Editing. Then the Duplicate Clip feature follows your snap settings. I believe what most people usually want when duplicating clips is what you get with snap set to Snap By Whole. That way, empty space in the beginning and in the end of clips is retained. Check out the documentation here. I'm a bit torn by Duplicate using snap. It makes Duplicating both flexible and... slow. I think duplicating is supposed to be super fast and something you can do without thinking, and without adjusting a lot of snap settings. "Oh, I had it set to 16ths. Dang, it was set to To. Ah, now it works." Good find! I had not tried this myself, but Duplicating while playing does not work as expected at all. It would be really nice if it would work! πŸ‘ I can see why you're frustrated. In Cakewalk, deleting notes has actually never automatically trimmed the end (or beginning) of the midi clip the note is in. The Bounce to clip(s) command (keyboard shortcut CTRL + B for me, I'm not sure if that's default) is therefore something I press all the time, almost without thinking. Until this behavior has changed, I think it's what you need to do as well... 😬 All that said, Duplicate Clip has been giving me some unexpected behavior for me at times, but I haven't yet had the time to investigate it more. But all in all, for me, this small command is one of the biggest additions to Cakewalk for the past 5 years!
  24. + 1 for this idea! Live has this exact feature, called "Simplify envelope" which looks really nice, check it out below (video is linked to start at the correct location the feature is used):
  25. I appreciate that different tools are good at different things, but surely the process itself of switching DAWs one or several times is also a pretty time-consuming one? (Especially as there is no universal DAW project format.) But maybe it's worth it if you're very fluent in several applications and can utilize the individual strengths of each app? Let us know if we have to move this discussion to a separate thread. 😁
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