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  1. Thanks for responding Yes , thank you that was it! Its one or the other not both. I guess Cakewalk assumes that if you've displayed the track its to operate manually. I was caught in a strange loop, the more trouble I had the more likely I was to open the automation track to see what was happening. The line is created simply by displaying the track. Its hard to believe that in over 20 years of Cakewalk I have never had the automation track open at the same time I was mixing... but there you go! I believe the "clear all " command removes the nodes and the "delete envelope" removes the line ( but notice it closes the display also becasue opening it creates the line!!!) thanks
  2. Hello, I have no idea what triggered this. I was smooth sailing up until this morning automating levels yesterday. At first I thought I couldn't delete automation because deleting the envelope maintained an automated control which I couldn't override by re-writing. But the problem exists on all tracks in all projects. Its not the previous automation that’s controlling the level its more like a lock at the initial position. Whatever the track volume level is set at when I delete the envelope will create a new automation at that level that cant be removed, so as I write the track whatever changes I make immediately rebound back to the initial level. I ‘m hoping this is just a configuration error, some box unchecked or checked that shouldn't be, but this may be a symptom of a larger issue. I just as suddenly started experiencing insufficient memory for midi ports which standard remedies have not solved. To keep this simple I wont detail that problem here but it feels like cakewalk is having trouble with its memory. Here is a screen capture Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you.
  3. Ok , so this isn't a problem just an inconvenient limitation, laptop is far too small to load the sound banks and with the number of takes I need to bring back its a bit tedious dragging them in individually. I'll have to do more field editing. thanks to all
  4. Usually lack of response means its a local anomaly, probably something obvious I'm overlooking. I discovered the transferred project file is still functioning properly for any new tracks , but the VST and player interfaces of tracks that existed while open on the laptop remain inactive. I can restore the tracks by duplicating them once they are back on the original machine oddly enough, but rather than duplicate dozens of tracks its more simple to export the audio from the vocal session into the master project file. Thanks for your help at least this is a problem i can live with.
  5. Thanks for responding, I don't think the problem is specific to Kontakt since it is also affecting the Play , Aria, and Ample players, and AVOX plugins, but what you are saying may be be true with all players. So, what you're suggesting is that having opened the project on a computer that is not licensed for the VST library or audio plugins the project file is somehow permanently tagged and plugins and VST banks will never function in the project again. That is hard to accept, especially since the Cakewalk missing plugin message indicates that the plugins will be restored "if you save the project and subsequently load it on a system where the plugins are properly installed" ( see attached)
  6. Hello When I add vocal tracks I transfer the entire project to my laptop to take it to a small sound insulated room. The laptop does not have my VST banks loaded on it, so I bounce the project to a stereo audio track to hear while recording. The project switches with no difficulty between the 2 different sound cards but when I "save as" and transfer the project back to the original computer the the midi tracks have no audio. The plugins all load successfully while opening . The synth rack seems to indicate the banks are loaded but when I click on the player interface either I get a "this sample is not initiated" message ( Kontakt) or the interface is inactive ( Aria) . This problem is project specific, the original project still functions properly. So it is not about finding the libraries. Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you
  7. I think I 've run through the whole list of algorithms with various polyphonic and monophonic audio tracks. I've also done what John Vere tried, making an audio clap track that follows the beat and dragging it up, and midi track ( I used the percussive tapping of the Ample upright) converted to audio and dragged up. Also as John Vere states, I abandoned any hope , both in Cakewalk and in Melodyn of AI understanding of 6 /8 ( unless you speed the tempo and lengthen the bars to include 4 triplets) I got it to play 6/8 @ 60bpm as 12/ 4 @ 120bpm , but the real beat is an off beat of the metronome. At any rate I cant get this to work in 4/4 either.
  8. Great thanks! NB Measures and beats don't line up without a click track. I am afraid I was never able to get the Melodyne Studio "drag to click-track" function to work with any of the offered algorithms ( default, automatic, universal, percussive, polyphonic etc.) not only does it not interpret the meter and tempo correctly but it also modifies the audio ??? which is perplexing since that is exactly the opposite of how I would expect it to work. and I'm too lazy to manually adjust all the transients.
  9. Thanks for the precision, when you say "extend the audio clip" do you mean select using a "snap to event " like a marker, midi note or audio transient?
  10. Hi This is a simple rudimentary question, I'm surprised I couldn't find the answer in the manual. I thought there was a keystroke to drag a selection from one track to another without any movement on the timeline but I cant find it. Am I confusing this with another program? , if so any suggestions? I am trying to splice together pieces from different takes all synced to human tempo. Appreciate any help or suggestions Thanks
  11. I'm not an expert but I dont think SSHD is tech terminology. I think its a marketing term ( scam) which appears to be exclusive to Seagate. In my view its tarnishing Seagates reputation more than any money it might be making them. Truth is if I had never upgraded to these "Solid State "drives and kept my original HD drives I would never have had this problem. My HD drives in the SATA III ports of the z390A are reading at 170mbs. SO, yes the Z390A remains "rock solid" if you avoid weak link components. ( My wife always tells me " respect yourself and your tools, don't buy the cheapest!) Best Regards and thanks for your help
  12. SOLVED! Ok I'm back after more than a month of trial and error. I wanted to update this post in case anyone in the future finds themselves where I was. Imagine my surprise when the dropout problem survived , stripping the system of video cards and all non relevant drives , then a clean re-install of Windows followed by days of re-installation of ILOK, and other security software as well as 650 GB of virtual instruments. The culprit was, what I thought were SSD drives ( Seagate Firecuda 2TB SSHD). I have since learned the difference between SSHD and SSD, even though both are billed as "Solid state" drives and ( in the case of the Firecuda) pretend speeds of 5 times that of traditional drives. These drives may start out at 125 mbs ( which is actually lower than my traditional HDD ) but they degenerate over time, such that 6 months after formatting they were read / writing at 70 mbs, ( which despite Seagate's claim is actually less than half the speed of traditional drives). As soon as I replaced these "hybrid" drives with real SSD drives the problem disappeared. This was probably a mistake not many of you would have made which is why it wasn't considered. Thanks for all your help , very happy to get out of computer tech and back to music after many months.
  13. OK , Thanks for the suggestion, I,ll pull out the video cards and test, I'd have to pull the cards to activate the on-board video, I haven't done that yet. I have disabled all nonessential devices to no avail. So am I understanding that as far as you know this has to be a device /software problem? Sparks in my headphones is a red herring?
  14. Hi Tecknot, thanks for your response. Sound card sample rate is set to 4800 Mhz, buffer size is 256, Cakewalk is set the to the same sample rate, using ASIO Mode my understanding is that the bit rate is fixed at 24. Usually when there is a conflict I hear a tick as the project opens and realize that Cakewalk has reset my sound card to match the project configuration. I'm not sure how to set sample rate in Windows, my Windows sound settings defer to the device selected. Drop out and static occurs also with brand new project files with nothing more than a single audio track, but the more severe blue screen drop outs are from heavily packed projects with many virtual instruments. In such cases I have gone through the project deleting track by track to observe changes, for a while I was thinking there was a problem with one of the libraries. There could very well be more than one thing going on here. But I've never found a clear identifiable culprit. Regards Heb
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