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  1. In the old days I liked the idea of mixing midi instruments without putting them on tape first. So I had a tape deck with vocals, drums, and the like synced to the computer, with the midi instruments triggered by Master Tracks Pro. The mixdown deck was originally tape, but then changed to DAT, and now a computer. Anyway, when I wanted a DAW, I still had this idea in mind (i.e. not recording the midi instruments into tracks), and Cakewalk seems like the most obvious choice because it was so great with Midi. Anyway, I can still open up Cakewalk files from a couple of decades ago, with the latest revision (and earler revisions as well.) Now that DAWs can handle so many tracks, perhaps it is wise to record all those midi instruments into tracks. And I have tried other DAWs throughout the years, and Cakewalk is the winner by a longshot for me. And this forum helps as well!
  2. Thank you. I wonder which one I used by default! Guess I will have to check because it did sound good. Here is the nice listing of choices in the documentation link you provided above: Offline. This drop-down menu lets you choose the algorithm that is used when you export or freeze stretched audio. The choices in the drop-down menu are as follows: Radius Mix. Better for clips containing polyphonic, stereo data. Radius Mix Advanced. Similar to Radius Mix, but exposes Radius Pitch Coherence and Radius Phase Coherence sliders in Edit > Preferences > Audio - Playback and Recording. Radius Solo. Better for clips containing monophonic, solo instruments. Radius Solo (Bass). Better for clips containing solo bass instruments. Radius Solo (Vocal). Better for clips containing solo vocals. Elastique Pro. Elastique Pro is a general purpose high quality time-stretching engine that fulfills the demands of professional productions and broadcast applications. It minimizes stretching artifacts, offers stable timing, inter-channel phase coherence and sample accurate stretching which allows for sharp transients and crystal clear vocals. Elastique Efficient. Elastique Efficient gives you similar time-stretching quality as Elastique Pro, but with a lower CPU hit. The algorithm is targeted at complex polyphonic signals like complete mixes and offers the same transient preservation as Elastique Pro. Same as Online. Uses the same choice as the Online field.
  3. They are working on it. It will be significant. It is covered in another thread.
  4. I wonder if I have not phrased the question well. Otherwise, if someone knows what Cakewalk uses to change the audio when the audio changes to follow a new tempo using the clips follow tempo setting, please let me know. Thank you!
  5. Greetings: I arranged to have my clips follow the project. I changed the tempo of the project a little bit slower. The clips exhibited the tempo change within very little audio quality loss. But this worked a lot quicker than when I change duration by applying Elastique Pro, for instance, which ends up changing the tempo by stretching or reducing the clips with that. So, I am wondering, what does Cakewalk use when the methods of having clips follow the project, changing the tempo map, and the clips exhibit that change? Is it Elastique or something else? Thank you!
  6. I received Emotional Cello through them and everything seems good.
  7. rayray - Wishing you great success! As to the bass part that has a problem but not in another section. Is the tempo identical in both parts? Are both parts identical except for the bass flaw? Sometimes the great part can be copied and pasted into the bad part. There are other variables though that can affect this, including what is before and after the part so it does not stick out as some abrupt action, and there are ways around that too! Of course if the bass is on a totally separate track, cutting and pasting a good bass note in the song over the bad bass note, works as well.
  8. I usually put in a date with the song name. For instance, I may have a version from years ago, then maybe some work later, and then some work later than that. But even if it is not years apart, and just days or weeks, I have found it beneficial for way I do to have a date on the file name. So for the folder, e.g.: _______(Song name) 3-11-23. I know sometimes you can tell the date from the properties information but I find it a lot easier to have the date in the name.
  9. Here is an example that just happened to me: I had a song recorded. Then I realized I would like a slow introduction to it and then have it "kick in." Well I had to insert measures at the begining for that slow introduction. Cheers!
  10. The nice think about Sound Forge Pro, which I recently bought for $99, is that it also includes other plugins that are useful in Cakewalk. So, even if one does not use the editing in Sound Forge, the plugins I find are worth it.
  11. I would not want a metronome to sound too beautiful so that it stands out from the beautiful music!
  12. If you try the TDR Molot GE, please let me know what you think. For $10, it is an amazing bargain. I have the Slick as well, and I agree with you!
  13. I really did not think plugins could really sound like hardware, but the TDR Molot Ge changed that for me. Nice color. And easy to use. It is on sale now for about $10 here: https://www.audiodeluxe.com/products/audio-plugins/tokyo-dawn-labs-tdr-molot-ge I did not list this under deals because this also relates to some threads about limiters and comps. By the way, the TDR Kotelnikov is also amazing. Enjoy!
  14. Some friendly advice from an old guy - seriously - don't have levels to loud in headphones or room - or there will likely be hearing loss, let alone tinnitus which is no fun at all. It is more common than many might think. Good luck to you and may you enjoy your tracking and final product!
  15. I hear you. I need to do that with my external midi instruments too!
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