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  1. I can't get HS gold vr of strings to respond to midi messages CC 1; CC7 and CC11 are the ones I've tried. After talking to their support (Thomas) he made some suggestions about changing in Preferences midi project setting. His suggestions didn't help. He also stated that they are no longer supporting CbB. That issue I guess has something to due w/ their OPUS engine. Don't understand what that means. Be that as it may, the OPUS problem really has nothing to do with my problem using the the above midi channels. I'm in the current version of CbB. Re there enough uses of E/W to have the code experts look into this? Any suggestions
  2. Go the Cakewalk Core file/artmaps and eliminated it from the folder. I do it all the time since my programming skills are terrible! <;(
  3. E/W Gold and CbB refuse to talk to each other. I used the info passed on by E/W and that which snook offered, but, alas the problem persists. Specifically, neither the velocity or modulation input makes a difference during playback. I can write it in the PRV but there is no E/W response. I have tried various write enabl on both programs. If additional info is needed from me PLEASE ask, ie snapshots etc Willard
  4. I just received this today. "The Hollywood series especially requires midi CC data for playback. Not sure why cakewalk/sonar does this but their default setting is to have controller information zero on playback. You can turn this off by going to Project >> MIDI >> Preferences and turning off "Zero controllers when play stops" and "Patch/Controller Searchback Before Play Starts" (that later option changed terms at some point in Sonar - I believe in Platinum - to now be "MIDI Event Chase on Play". Additionally, we do not support Cakewalk anymore since the release of the Opus Edition collection and Opus engine, but if it's an issue with the Play engine in there, we can assist as much as we're able to. Not sure how to fix that problem - see related post to understand if we're in the same boat. Willard
  5. Hollywood Strings is not allowing the midi controller events to sound on playback. I was given the following advice from their suppor team. "Ok, then it's likely an operational issue of some kind in Cakewalk itself. Check to make sure it isn't the MIDI data "zeroing out" by looking at the following below - "The Hollywood series especially requires midi CC data for playback. Not sure why cakewalk/sonar does this but their default setting is to have controller information zero on playback. You can turn this off by going to Project >> MIDI >> Preferences and turning off "Zero controllers when play stops" and "Patch/Controller Searchback Before Play Starts" (that later option changed terms at some point in Sonar - I believe in Platinum - to now be "MIDI Event Chase on Play" That information in not in my "project" dropdown. Is it located somewhere else? Ancillary to that - I can get the info to respond by moving the slider -BUT, not the mod wheel. However the slider is not as sensitive as the mod wheel, so the results are unsatisfactory. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks Willard
  6. I've got ver 2021.06 and my program says ALT + T. Have things changed in the newest version?
  7. Steve, I have tried to use SINE in CbB. I've downloaded the player. It is not 'recognized' in the Plug-in manager, and never appears when the synth rack view. I've deleted and tried a new install. The only thing I've installed is the SINE Player. I downloaded a number of the free instruments, but they 'sound' in the stand alone. But, I need it as a VST. I've written to Orchestral Tools, but have received no reply. Have I missed something? Willard
  8. It is a shame that American Hubris is still active. It is a well known fact we are a 2nd language poor nation. IMHO, If you can reply then do so. If the language is out of your league, don't respond. Too many of the repsonses had negative connotations. If the original was in Russian, do you really expect the individual to understand. If he did, I'm sure he would be offended. Frankly, Americans need to be more responsible. This is a global community, the world is a global community and too me, the "Write in English" reminds me of the personage in the "Ugly American".
  9. Hi all. I'm working w/ Hollywood Strings Gold - (cheap version). I am using midi entry, but I can't get the above controllers (cc 1 or cc 11) to effect a change in sound. The draw or wheel will put in the changes but they do not effect playback and in some instances erase the spot even though I'm using Sound on Sound. The composition is for string orchestra. I have five instances of Play -Vln 1, 2, viola, celli and Cbassi each one containing the same (7) articulations w/ the exception of the CBassi. I hope someone has an interest in pointing me in the right direction. I have spent hours researching tutorials and reading the manuals - EWQL HS Gold and Play 6. Willard
  10. Hello all. I recently bought London Solo Strings from Bigfishaudio ($99). It is a very basic set of solo strings with only four articulations - however, for some this may be perfect. There are many additional articulations available. You'd need to add each independently. (I think?) (Kontakt is not intuitive for me.) Arco Marcato Spiccato Pizz I've attached the Artmap File: London Solo Strings.artmap
  11. It has taken me 7 months to achieve a smattering of ignorance about EASTWEST (Hollywood Strings) and their Play engine. Everything that has been said here is true. I used youtube, EW support, CbB forum and anything else I could find. Finally ended up tripping into some solutions. Willard
  12. Jerry, Very nice. I enjoyed the finale's energy and dynamics. Willard
  13. Hey all, Still struggling with EastWest strings. I've got the articulation map configuration - thanks to scook and Steve Harder and the many others who asked questions in the new articulation section. However, there DOES NOT seem to be a forum on or about EASTWEST that matches the quality of this forum. Support is spartan as I fumble thru the NET. Specifically, it is my inability to get the Play engine to recognize any CC 1 modulation data. My work flow is to create a midi file; build articulations, phrasing etc, pass thru my 5 instances of the Play engine and bounce to tracks. Questions and/or comments appreciated! Willard
  14. Steve, I don't have OPUS but have Hollywood Strings (cheap version). All of my articulation maps now work with the exception of the bass. I chose to use C2 as the starting point. I've tried both moving the entire starting point for each map from C2 both up and down. However, there appears to be something that triggers the Bass map even if I have only one articulation. For ex - I have the bass set to legato but it plays stac marc MOD. I even tried using only the keyswitch set and that didn't work either. I noticed you did state there was a possibility of some articulations interferring with the bass. One shows the Articulations I chose Two shows the upper four instruments and the chosen articulations three shows my effort to put the bassi in a different starting position All the channels are sequential as you can see in One Any help appreciated. Willard
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