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  1. Hello ! Thanks fo the response. When I did try to open KBN files into my text editor or coding apps like VS CODE, I only could see a couple of lines (Please refer to my attached screenshot)... So... I really do not understand why my system here is not behaving the same as yours when attempting to open a KBN file
  2. Hello. I'm trying and failing to wrap my head around about VIEWING and EDITING our KeyBoard Shortcuts assignment files. Can any computer gurus suggest a "how to " guide? I've read that we could view / read KBN files in text editors... When I try this, my files are only about 4-7 lines long. I do not know how to manage this. I've tried to open a KBN file in a web browser... no good either... Same thing when I'm trying to open the file in VS CODE. See attached picture as an example A post in our forum seemed to suggest that some data about this ends up in the registry (accessed via REGEDIT, of course)... I'm close to useless when i'm trying to work with REGEDIT. There's got to be a better way... Is there some kind of standard file type for keyboard shortcuts that is used by many different apps? Should I consider a file type like an XML or whatever ?? I'M clueless... ... now... WHY am I asking? (Even if I can realise that my goal here might really just be "overkill"...) Well, my work and my "hobbies" are causing me to test different apps (don't we all...?) and of course my workflow "speed" is greatly impacted every time i'm evaluating / presenting different DAWS and NLEs... Currently, I'm tying to "view" , in a quick and dirty way, keyboard assignments from these applications... hoping I can then put together some kind of my favorite "shortcuts" that could be configured the same for most (if not all) of these. Adobe Audition (That I COULD export to a spreadsheet... yeah) Adobe Premiere DaVinci Resolve Pro-Tools CWBBL... of course... Now I know that some of these apps already have presets to assign Shortcuts like "another app" (the most frequent ones I can see are for PREMIERE and PRO-TOOLS...) I just wanted to see if a super-brain could figure out a better way to address this kind of topic regarding cross-app workflows... ... Because now I just kinda think that the only way for me to go about this right now is to open all of these apps' PDF manuals and just manually copy-paste the listed shortcuts into a spreadsheet (or just export / convert from Acrobat pro... I know... hehe...) ...and that is the end of my "quaterly" topic... I did ask something like this a couple of years ago... could not manage to actually make any progress on this subject up until today... so asking again, sorry. 😊
  3. Yep! Re-evaluating this with Guitar Rig 5's one. (Had completely forgot about them).
  4. Indeed MSuperLooper looks interesting. Does it have multiple audio outputs or is it a stereo out plugin? Have not yet found the info. I'll also have a look at the Augustus. I'm also kind of interested by the ENSO looper. After watching a couple of tutorial vids I'll install a demo of one of them.
  5. Hello group. Some time ago I tested a vst looper called MOBIUS , but for some reason I ran into problems that (I think) other people did not have using other DAWs... (OR, again, I am the source of all my problems...) I am now attempting again to look into VST loopers (as I do not have the budget for Ableton LIVE for now... nothing more than the LITE version of it anyway... so...) A quick search found a couple of loopers. Your opinions / suggestions? - Mobius - Enso Looper - MSuperLooper - ????? Thanks and my 2021 be a LOT better than 2020....
  6. Hello guys. I'm trying the latest release and here the QUICK GROUPS (CTRL+"Parameter click") are behaving kind of weird for me. Here are some of the problems I can see (have not been able yet to reproduce 100% of the time, but still... ) I've seen these "problems" while testing ADDICTIVE DRUMS2. I've inserted 2 instances in my project. One using the "old" multi-out instrument insert method and the other using the "newer" INSTRUMENT PER TRACK OUTPUT method. (So, both instances are MULTI-OUT PRE FADER from the instrument). I'm playing the VM using only its internal pattern play button. So far, I thought I could notice a different behaviour based on how I inserted the 2 instruments. Not so sure now. Here what is happening on my end CONSOLE VIEW - Input gain knobs Parameters not always updating accordingly After some other tweaks with other parameters (not grouped), Input gain knobs values seems to changes randomly. Also, I'm even starting to wonder if there is not some kind of bug with the input gain know itself. Sometimes, my tracks / Buses in Cakewalk are clipping. So, I'm tweaking to correct using the GAIN knobs... Sometimes I am cutting as much as -18 DB and the readings on the meters are just slightly impacted. (Both for tracks and buses)... I'm going crazy or what? Project on my OneDrive: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AomdelJR9b9HjGbELCZm5J5v9plJ?e=rV8JN8
  7. Ahhh... when will I learn to duplicate tracks more? (or copy the same audio on 2 lanes.... it is not as if I've never read any tips that needs a duplicated clip / track to work....) 😉 Brilliant workflow... i'll try it now. Thanks
  8. Hello BandLabers. I'm goofing around with the REMOVE SILCENCE function and I thought we had a way to just had it SPLIT CLIPS (retaining audio data in order to adjust the clip's borders and fades afterwards...). But is seems that it is not the case. When trying to "roll out" clip borders, there is just ... silence... Is there something I am missing here? The only work-around I can think of currently, is to set some kind of "forgiving" strip silence parameters first (still keeping some "to cut out" stuff) and afterwards complete the cleaning process manually... I also tried apply a EXP / GATE prior to removing silence, but I have not been able to set it up correctly in a way that I would not need to edit like hell anyway afterwards yet... so no proper "improvement" here... Regards.
  9. THRU ? God d***n it! Why haven't I thought of this word before? 😆 😳😳 Thanks! (Sorry 'bout that... my bad...)
  10. Hello Bandlab-ers. If I remember correctly, i'm pretty sure there was a GO TO SELECTION END shortcut in Sonar a couple of years ago. But now, looking at the documentation or the keyboard shortcuts editor, I cannot find any reference to it yet.... So now, I am even doubting there ever was that feature... lol... Can someone help me to find it back? (Or maybe there is a newer feature / workflow enhancement that I overlooked that kind of make this "go to selection end" irrelevant currently)? Regards.
  11. Just a quick comment here to thank the developers for the RIPPLE EDIT mode feature. I, for one, was always a bit scared of the RIPPLE EDITING modes and was not using it that much in ANY software I used... (in my defense, that mode was not available in SONAR when I was using it more frequently...) But now, in my current AUDIOBOOK session, I've been using this mode a lot and it has proven to be solid! It helps a lot cleaning out the out-takes and other house-cleaning tasks prior to actual audio processing.
  12. OK, tried it again after deleting all my FXs in the session and making sure that all my gain knobs / faders were all at default... Same problem. Afterwards, I tried a "regular" export (master bus) and the rendered file has the same loudness as the original one in the session. So, I think there is something wrong with the EXPORT feature regarding ARRANGEMENTS. Looks like the exported files are louder than the source ones... Therefore, back to the old editing style for my AudioBook session for now... as this issue is making my noise floor exceeding the -60dbfs requirement.... Side note: I would also think that it would be interesting to be able to select ARRANGEMENTS as a source for the BOUNCE TO TRACK feature, don't you think? Right now, it does not seems to be possible.
  13. Hum... so, I think I just might have discovered a bug. Using the EXPORT AUDIO feature and selecting the desired arrangement, I can notice that the FX bins might always be processed. On my first export, I had kept my Fx bins (tracks and buses) active while exporting. Obviously, the "loudness" of my rendered track was not similar to my "source track". (Remember, I am using the arrangement feature just to do an edited version of the narration... audio processing will come later...) So, I did the export again. This time i De-activated all of my FX bins / ProChannels (tracks and buses) prior to it. I also UNCHECKED all the fx-related options in the export window (see capture). But STILL, the loudness of my rendered track is significantly higher. Seems to me that the Fx's are always processed, regardless of the export settings AND of the session's FX ON/OFF toggles... NOTE: All my tracks and buses in my session are MONO...
  14. Hello people! ... message in a bottle here... Allow me to write down here my "in progress" reflection on editing VO / Narrations best practices / workflows. I am currently working on my first audio book (getting back from an 80% DAW-ACTIVITY STOP that lasted for the last decade... so be forgiving... building back my chops here...) Sometimes, trying to sort out some thoughts might be helpful for me and others and even trigger a discussion about better workflows? Maybe not... anyway... bombs away. ... SO... being the lazy a**h*** that I am, i'm trying to re-invent the wheel on day one of working on a new project... sooooo me.... (but i'll call it "process optimization attempt" officially) 😉 CONTEXT / OBJECTIVES Working on a audio book with a session that lasts about 3 hrs and should be edited back to about 90-120 minutes. Working with, of course, TIME RULER MARKERS Trying to evaluate scenarios to help share time-ruler markers between other software tools... Testing the new ARRANGEMENT feature to edit out the outtakes and render correctly-edited files (no audio process yet...) Evaluating alternative workflows... QUESTIONS Is there anything like clip-based time markers/rulers? (to comment at the "original recording" time period, in order to keep the "session / project time ruler" fully avail for the editing process). Is there anything like a VST "time marker ruler" (in order to share time-based production notes between programs...)? According to KVR in 2018, there is no such thing... Is there a way to better take notes of the "out-takes" WHILE RECORDING? Like, I do not know... be able to use the mute tool to mute out portions you already know you won't be keeping? I was tempted to use a midi track with clips... Next time i'll try the ARRANGEMENT FEATURE to mark... (I just was afraid to use it while mission-critical recording). Should some time-marking capabilities be avail at the TRACK FOLDER level? Should 2 more "marker types" be made avail? Like a "cut start" and a "cut end" marker type? (I know i can just mark "I" and "O" in the comments, but to have a specific type could be more easily connected to other editing tools / workflow... or even to CAL? I dunno...) ACTUAL ATTEMPTS Tried to use the new ARRANGEMENT feature in CwbBl (like some kind of a CUTLIST like in sound forge... but here, of course, I identified what needed to be KEPT). So far so good... it is really scary though to look at the time-line shift around when rendering... makes me feel like an audio region in the latter portion of my timeline will be deleted... The "markers to arrangements" feature worked as expected. Render proceeded as expected. Proceeding now to listen to this render to see if clips and pops can be heard (of course, the "reading flow" might not be the best at that point... but I did try to evaluate what was the narrator's current flow at the time of the edits, to minimize further editing down the road... I guess I am about to know if I succeeded or not... 😉 WORKFLOW PROPOSITIONS Since the ARRANGER feature scared me a little, I might try to use VOLUME AUTOMATION (or other type of automation that could be "shared" between softwares) to cut out the bad takes of my recordings, and then render the file to a new track and complete the file using the strip silence feature... I am kind of hoping that if I needed to also work in another program for specific reasons (like SoundForge or spectraLayers) I could manage to export the file combined with the automation envelope in order for me to have some kind of time markers shared between programs somehow... PROS : would be "movable" with my original recorded clips, leaving my time ruler markers / arrangements sections free to be used for the "finished" files... CONS: navigation would not be as easy as moving between markers using shortcuts... I'll keep you posted... maybe... Do find this post interesting somewhat? Or should I just stop it right here? Regards.
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