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  1. https://www.prageru.com/video/why-is-modern-art-so-bad/
  2. FYI: "General consensus" is a redundant term. A consensus is a general agreement, so just use the word by itself. I agree with you that I was hoping to see CbB do something with the plugins they acquired. I missed the opportunity 2 or 3 years ago when Rapture had an upgrade with a ton (like 4000?) of presets. I am extremely glad that CbB was saved and the improvements continue. When I watch videos incorporating other DAWs in the demonstration of (x y z) I make a special effort at watching what the person does to do things with the DAW he is using. Sometimes the other DAW seems okay, but there are times where I look at the interface and how to navigate in it and I think to myself, "I just love what Sonar X3 became and where it has come to now." I tried a little bit the BandLab thing when we initially were told that logging into it and having an account was required to be able to download CbB, and long story short I thought BandLab had a way to go. But I have not tampered with it since the first time, 20 months ago? Maybe it's better now. The reason I mention that is with regard to the big picture and expansion. As others in this thread have stated, it would be cool if Meng dropped in and told us some secrets.
  3. Hey Craig, I had 2 problems associated with Native Instruments' Kontakt Player not showing up when it used to (perhaps an update deleted the search string from Preferences, I don't know), but your post here got me on the right track to fix it. But (and sorry to hijack this thread for a different question), but I'm having a problem that I hope you can help me with now. I happen to have 2 MIDI tracks (Piano and Guitar). When I point them both to the the plugin True Pianos, they play in harmony and all is well (both MIDI tracks sharing the same piano plugin). But when I now insert the Kontakt Player Browser Plugin, and select an Orange Tree Samples Evolution guitar, it plays fine from my MIDI Controller, but when I point the 2nd MIDI Track (the Guitar one) to play through the Kontakt instead of True Pianos, it won't play the guitar sound. I don't know what I need to do. Am I missing something? IMHO, NI Software is really unfriendly to use and I'm not sure if there is something I need to adjust in its browser to allow the DAW to play the selected instrument that plays fine via the MIDI Controller. Help please?
  4. I was evaluating Blue3 and GSI VB3 a few months ago, and they both sound fantastic. I think I was leaning toward the GSI V3's, but what's nice is they both have a spin rotary effect that can be used independently (if I recall correctly) with other instruments in your setup. I currently have Arturia's latest B3 which will suffice for the time being. If I need the killer organ sound when I have a project that needs the real thing, then I will lay out the money for one of the better (Blue3 or GSI VB3). Here's the link to the one you're not familiar with: https://www.genuinesoundware.com/?a=showproduct&b=44
  5. Wow. I just discovered by "accident" that TruePianos can be played in Standalone mode. Clicked the Start button on Windows 7 and did a quick glance at the programs listed and I saw the red "4 TruePianos Standalone" in the list. I had no idea. Like a nice early Christmas treat. 🎄
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNH9FYgW8m4 Very interesting video showing the Ryzen beating out the 9900K. Balanced message with good explanation about things.
  7. In my opinion, it would be near impossible to make a suggestion without hearing the rest of the instrumental, which would give it context.
  8. You should check out the AMD Ryzen 3000 series while you're at it. Even though I'm not in the market to build a PC again I like to keep abreast of technology and the guys on this thread have a LOT of benchmarks and reporting from several "geek" sites indicating that the new Ryzen 3000 series is actually better (3700 and up) in some ways or equal to Intel and costs less, too. The results of the benchmarks keep getting better for AMD as they keep coming out with updates to the new series. This link is from music DAW guys who delve into what really makes latency less, as well as the efficiency of cores when running multiple plugins. Very enjoyable reading, especially as you get to page 3 and beyond on this link. https://www.gearslutz.com/board/music-computers/1266481-ryzen-3000-series.html
  9. I bought the complete set of TruePianos about a month ago, and they honored a discount I had, I believe for being a Cakewalk X3 Producer owner. I paid $90.30 for the additional 4 models. I had Amber from X3 Producer, and just added the other 4. I'm glad to have them to play around with. The Amber model tends to be my favorite, but the others (Atlantis, Sapphire, Diamond and Emerald) can be interesting for various reasons. Amber might be a bit too bright. For serious piano recording, I still think my Young Chang Grand from Sweetwater (created for my Kurzweil) remains the best. I just bought Ivory II (American Concert D) and Waves' Grand Rhapsody, too. The Ivory II should be better than it is (I paid $149 for it). Pretty good tone, but my Young Chang that I bought 20 years ago, is just so perfectly recorded/sampled, and it utilizes a DSP block in my Kurzweil algorithm so that I can darken the tone using my Mod Wheel (not just a simple filter), I am so glad I have it.
  10. I cannot remember. I've unzipped the download. Can I run the Setup.exe file now, or do I first need to uninstall the previous version? Also, do I need to clear the license use from the Celemony website first, and then reassign which computer this app is running on?
  11. If you download the Cakewalk by Bandlab Reference Guide (top thread link on the page), starting on page 1399 are the instructions. I've imported instrument definitions (files ending with the extension ".ins") before as well as created my own. It's a bit fun, and tedious.
  12. I bought the HD 650, received it a couple evenings ago and after a bunch of hours comparing them to my existing headphones and earbuds, returned them 15 hours later. Painful, that I might have made the mistake in not getting the HD 600 as the price was additionally reduced to $268 on the 600s a few days ago. From the talk on all the forums, some prefer the 600s and say that the 650's are "warmer". I have to agree with that assessment. All in all, my cheapo AKG K240s, was almost completely equal to the HD 650. At least for my experience. Several hours of going back & forth. Listening to some Steely Dan, STYX, Classical philharmonic orchestra with piano, various pop rock tunes. I thought about the "breaking in period" that is discussed on forums going as far back as 6 to 9 years ago, but finally I just decided that $350 for maybe a slightly better headphone experience could not be justified. One last comment. I used the headphone Out jack on my Mackie CFX-12 mixer and the Sennheiser HD 650 at 300 ohms, was loud enough without an amp. The loudness factor between my 55 ohm AKG's and the 300 ohm Sennheiser was practically identical. One reviewer comparing the differences between the 600 and 650, noted that the 650's Sound Pressure Level (SPL) is 103 dB compared to the 600's at 97 dB. 'Stated that the higher number makes them more sensitive and (if I recall correctly) requiring less power to drive them. So maybe that's a remarkable fact about the 650s sounding as loud as they did with 300 ohms as all those on the Sweetwater wall with ohms in the lower 100.
  13. Yesterday, I called Waves via the # for support, the one in Tennessee, and a guy named Levi took the phone very quickly and helped me with a couple questions regarding installs. https://www.waves.com/contact-us
  14. Thanks, Jim. Fantastic suggestion. Thanks for the links, too! I'll read through the manual when I wake up and give it a good read. Looks like just the thing so far!
  15. I was told that it's possible to route Windows Media Player, or MediaMonkey juke box (PC apps I use to play my CD library converted to digital), through one's DAW. I'm hoping somebody here can tell me the steps to do so. Yesterday I bought the Abbey Roads Studio 3 plugin which is for Headphones to hear on the Master Bus Mix, and I would like to be able to run all my music library on my PC into CbB and be able to listen and take advantage of the plugin, for fun. One suggestion is to setup a Loopback adapter app acting like a Virtual Machine which can route the audio of the Player and it becomes an option within the DAW inputs. I gather the concept, but don't know how to go about it. I found a 1-minute video on Youtube on how to install the MS Loopback Adapter within Network Adapaters, but not even sure if this is relative to the solution. The guy did mention Virtual Machines in his comment under his video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9674zGHxrE Anyone?
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