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  1. 20 minutes ago, InstrEd said:

    But what if it is Free :D

    I also thought the same thing.

    Hey maybe if AMD's new chip is great they can use that cartoon but have the CPU kicking butt of the software LOL

    Haha Yes lol

    I have bandlab which I really love and use it daily plus I have mixbus < which I want to use for mastering and studio one < not the full version its like the 2nd one up or something it was like a deal upgrade or something bought it a few years ago  and I never use it. Thought  I would.  Plus DAW's bundles in things I bought through the years so ya I really dont need a new one lol oh and I bought Reason a couple years ago which I use from time to time.  

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  2. 18 hours ago, Starship Krupa said:

    I was just taking a browse back through our very own Freeware Instruments Thread and saw that someone posted a link to this:


    I haven't tried it, but from the description, it sounds purpose-built for what we've been talking about.

    Oh wow thank you for sharing that. I think it might work. Downloading now. Plus its free! :)

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  3. 2 hours ago, User 905133 said:

    This "implied feature request" intrigues me as it is something I could see using to help make more efficient use of "sketches" [aka undeveloped musical ideas].  Not sure how much this fits under the Q&A category and the OP's question, but I am wondering if you envision this as possibly being related to Browser functionality.  

    For example:

    • with Instruments, we presently have the ability to assign categories (via Right Click > Set Properties and either select a category or add a new one).
    • with Media, we presently have the ability to tag mp3 files (via Right Click > Properties > Details [not sure about oggs, flacs, etc.--whatever is allowed via Windows' File Properties.
    • with Media we can create our own file hierarchy, make copies, and drop & drag--though a file properties/comments parser and filter might make it easier.

    Just some thoughts on your hint of a suggestion.

    If an admin wants to move my question or if someone wants to start a thread there Im ok with it :) Id love if bandlab ran with it to help solve this problem. Im sure most of us have vast amounts of unused music and if we can easily do something with it that would be amazing.  Thank you for all your ideas and input so far.

  4. 11 hours ago, Starship Krupa said:

    Some good ideas here. Good on ya Morris for bringing up something that a lot of solo producer/composer/recordists struggle with. I'm sure that film/TV scorers must keep their own libraries of musical ideas around for when they need something.

    Kinda has me wondering whether there would be a use for a dedicated app to manage these snippets and sketches, it could have some analysis built in for BPM and key, and of course a way to add one's own tags and notes. A composers' sketch manager, like there are photo managers? You could import things from anywhere, say the voice recorder app on your phone, etc. Hmm.

    I was recently feeling blocked and opened up a project that I had done to demonstrate a bug to the Cakewalk developers. Just me playing drums to a 90BPM click for about 8 minutes, but there were a few measures in there where I hit some nice smooth chilly grooves. Because of course, no pressure.

    Since it was all to a grid, I cut out a few of the best ones and looped them and played around. Thanks to Pluginboutique, my collection of synths with sync'd arpeggiators is many, so it's a great excuse to explore presets....and I came up with a cool chillout piece.

    As far as actually getting a finished piece finished? I think it's a real issue for people who are solo producer/composer/players. In a band, you have peer pressure and deadlines, it's good enough, we need to have a recording we can use to get gigs/sell on Bandcamp/iTunes/whatever. And back in the day, due to financial constraints, we had only a matter of hours to go in to a studio, record multiple tunes, mix them, master them, and go home with a 2-track DAT.

    I don't have an answer, I wish I did. I have half a dozen songs that are one lap from the finish line, and they're good songs, best stuff I've ever done, even a topical political novelty song that I should get out there while it's still topical.

    But sitting here in my home studio, every time I turn the DAW on I get better at being a mix engineer, I get better at singing, better at songwriting, whatever, so it's really hard to stop myself from endlessly applying my newly-acquired skills to works in progress. It's like learning carpentry by building a house starting at one end. By the time I get 1/4 of the way done, the first stuff I did looks like hell, so I want to tear it all out and start it over, and then when I'm done with that, the stuff I did earlier.... Why should I settle for it sounding all 2-dimensional when I just found a reverb like Phoenix that is playing in a different league than anything I ever used before? When I've started to explore artists like Dave Tipper and the insane holographic sound sculptures he creates?

    (Two of my biggest musical heroes are Brian Wilson and Kevin Shields, but I missed the part where I influenced a generation with my early work before I barricaded in the studio for decades. 🤣)

    Taken out to its worst conclusion, people with infinite time, control and resources can wind up second-guessing themselves so badly that they decide that what really happened was that Greedo shot first.

    An app almost like that xo thing from xln would work great. I just love playing with music its kinda like a science project or experiment with me.  Ive never tried to make a living from it. Ive been in out of bands written tons of stuff and its always fun. Most of my music is really weird Im never really trying to write hits although I have analyzed the billboard charts every now and then and tried to bring Influence into my own music. Even though Im not a mumble rap fan theres neat metal riffs tucked in that style of music. I often go over to ultimate guitar and check tabs and play around or I just riff to drum beats or I write melodies then riff to them. Which is how I ended up with tons of unfinished stuff because I experiment to much lol

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  5. 14 hours ago, msmcleod said:

    This is exactly how I work too. I've got well over 200 unfinished songs now - mostly 8 to 32 bar sections.

    What I've started doing is every time I save a project, I export it as an MP3 giving it the same name as my project. I copy the MP3 to a PREVIEWS folder, which I've added to the media browser.  I don't bother with individual stems - just the whole export:

    When I'm stuck for a chorus for my verse (or vice versa), I go to the media browser and click through them so see if any might work.

    If they might, I'll drag the mp3 on to an audio track, cut it up / speed it up etc... if it sounds good, I'll open up the original project and copy the tracks over.

    For MIDI, it's easy enough to work with... audio I'll re-record if the key is wrong.

    Brilliant Thank you!

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  6. I tend to start songs and never finish them. I have tons of riffs and partial songs and almost complete ones. Instead of finishing I start fresh and the song is exciting for a couple days then I start another. Been doing this for a lot of years. Different keys and different tempos. I use addictive drums so could easily look at the midi name and also render the stems etc. Im just wondering if anyone else does this and what do you guys do. I know Metallica stitches riffs together to make songs. Not sure how they do it. Would love any suggestions thanks.

  7. Music is 100% Cakewalk its my DAW! Video is adobe Elements 2018 Would love any and all input. Like anything that stands out that isnt working in the track or just any helpful criticism Id love it.  Im super nice so feel free to say whatever. I will only learn and get better from it. Video is stock from YT and pexels but Im more into music input not the mini film but anything will be awesome. Thanks everyone and be safe.



  8. Anyone know if they are working on new kits. I grabbed the last few and they were going in a great direction. I love XLN and use addictive drums on everything and am craving a new kit.  I have some older ones I guess I shouldnt be asking to I have them all lol Id still love to know though :)

  9. Would love to know any extreme differences between this and bandlab. Ive tried other DAWs and usually get frustrated with them then come home to bandlab but if it does something different it would be great as a 2nd DAW for me. Please let me know and stay safe :)

  10. 4 hours ago, Bapu said:

    There was a technique that was touted a couple of years ago about using Reaper and routing it to Mixbus and back into Reaper IIRC. I've not used it nor have I ever heard if it could be done with CbB or Studio One for that matter.

    Bigger brains than mine would need to weigh in on the technique.


    I wonder if its like a Rewire thing? http://www.cakewalk.com/Support/Knowledge-Base/2007013042/The-Complete-Guide-to-Using-Rewire-Part-1


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