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  1. Serendipitous playing around in the plugin manager somehow thru various deletions etc the original appeared. Sorry to bother you all. Willard
  2. Hi all, I was attempting to install a new VST (w/o success) and spent too much time in the Plug-in manager. Apparently while shifting things around I screwed up. The Audio FX now shows an backup synth instrument page. How can I (do I) resurrect the Audio FX page into the Brower . I am specifically talking about the FX that appears in the 1st spot next to MIDI FX. Attached is a png the shows the Audio FX filled with an old instrument file rather than the audio files that used to appear there. Any suggestions appreciated Willard
  3. Matthew, As I study your templates more, I realize that you do what I am looking to do when you 'enable' the synth and the instrument. How do I accomplish this? Willard
  4. Thanks for that work on the template. You have all the instruments loaded wihin the "LABS orchestra" am I correct? Is there a way to combine various VST's ie GPO, E/W and spitfire into one templete and then disable loading into ram a particular patch or an entire synth, yet retain the possibilities of adding later? Willard
  5. Thanks for your reply. Just to make sure I'm on the right track. I could have a series of VST folders ie EW; GPO; listed but empty. Then when I open the template simply install what I need. IE 5 GPO tracks, 2 EW etc Thanks Willard
  6. I am developing a template but have been unable to find info on disabling a VST from loading into ram. I use BBC SO, GPO 5, easrwest string orch much more than my other orch Vst's. Generally use a number of articulations and various Vst instruments, but not in every project Is there a way to have a folder w/ eastwest present, but w/o it being loaded into ram? Willard
  7. After a forced ms upgrade this morning, my sound is non-existent. I've done the sound test w/in microsoft, the sound test with my Behringer UMC202 uphoria. I've changed my audio back and forth between 48000 and 44100, checked all connections. My drivers are updated. I don't get anysound when playing youtube videos etc. Any suggestions. I've only a smattering of ignorance w computer technology. Willard
  8. Thanks, That's all I needed. Sonivox's guidance is quite wanting. Willard
  9. I have no understanding of how to route multiple instruments from CbB to the VST. Do I need multiple instances of the VST ie Flutes Sonivox 1, Clar Sonivox 2? Or can I use a single instance of Sonivox and route channel 1 flutes, channel 2 clarinets? I've tried both but I'm missing something. Willard
  10. Somehow, I've found the files all over the place by using the search. I think it has something with the way I'm starting the file. I've been cheating and using the same file project over and over rather than my original template. That is probably where the confusion is coming in. Thanks for your help! Willard
  11. I am confused. Nornally when I save a project a new folder is added "audio". They are labled (entire mix 1 etc). A couple of my recent ptojects have not developed the "audio " folder so I have no idea where the bounced mixes went I have routed the midi thru my Addictive Keys synth. I bounce the file and can't locate any audio file. My preference says D:\cakewalk content\audio library. However I am beginning to believe that has nothing to do with this situation. Any help appreciated.
  12. I have a small SSD of 500Gb and a 900 GB SATA drive. I am going to purchase an East/West library. In order to stretch my SSD space, would it be advisable to run CbB from the SATA dr and leave all my sound libraries on the SSD. If so, can I simply redirect a new download of CbB to the SATA dr? Thanks Willard
  13. Is there anyone who is writing SFZ code using Visual Studio Code? With this stay at home order I see an opportunity to try my hand at this. I kinow NOTHING about coding, but I would like to experiment w/ the many early SFZ and SF2 files I have, but don't use. EMU Proteus 2 etc. OR, a list of places that have tutorials going from simple to complex coding. The latter are sorely missing w/ youtube. The majority I found tend to assume you are a knowledgeable coder. Thanks Willard
  14. Hi all, Really weird problem. I am constructing a project from my q49 kybd. All midi notes are correct. Project in A min. 3/4 's thru and an A double prime (midi key #57?) plays slightly flat. All other A's of the same play correctly. This happens regardless of synth. I've checked midi event list and there are no extra midi cc's in that line. On the other synths ARIA player and Somivox Orchestral companion play correct when I press the appropriate key on the synth property page. Any ideas for trouble shooting? Willard
  15. Problem Solved I set my ARIA instrument up with wrong CbB settings. I was doing some different experiments and then took a break from everything for awhile. When I came back to using the program again I hadn't reset the settings! gettin' old ain't for the faint of heart!
  16. For some reason I can't seem to get a wav file to appear on instruments I never had trouble with. Hooked up as usual Midi: input Q49 kybd output to ARIA (or any other Synth) channel output assigned output to ARIA, echo on Synth: Aria echo on (w/ channel and instru assignment) output to Master A wav form does appear at the master but not w/ the aria Midi cc's are Vel, Modulation and Volume Does not work w/ midi files or directly from the Kybd. What's my 75 yr old mind missing?
  17. The only major problem I have had w/ CWB was a windows crash. Since then working great. With the onset of both 32 and 64 bit plug-ins, I wonder if it is worth some comments about keeping both sets and/or eliminating 32 bit if possible?
  18. I've been using GPO5 since its inception. I have no qualms, but I'm not producing professional quality stuff. For me, a professional musician for 60 yrs, I think it is good stuff. Sorry to learn there's no effort to improve. (another reason to dislike makemusic!??) I used finale way back, but I always had trouble with it. I upgraded to the newest Finale and went back to Print Music 2014. I felt they tried Finale to be all things and it wasn't good at either. I never really liked make music as a software supplier or developer. I stayed w/ it because I wasn't interested in learning a new GUI. There are, I'm sure, better companies and software.
  19. I had a friend tutoring me w/ audio, but unfortunately he has been sidetracked lately. Well, for 6 mos actually. I doubt I'll have access again. I've been on my own just as I was starting to understand a little!?! 1. I remember he'd have me take midi trks and record them as stereo into the audio . Then he would take them back to mono after bouncing them. Never understood that nor was experienced enough to question the process. 2. He would use a process to create silence between inactive sections within the bounced trk, why? Should I? 3. I can understand a mono trk I believe, if using a solo instrument or section. But, I occasionally use ensembles (GPO5, orchestral comp). Why make this mono? I don't remember that he did this or even suggested it (getting foggy at 75). Should or can the two be present in the mix down? 3a Ancillary to that, how does pan fit into the process. For ex, if I use a full string ensemble, does pan influence the balance? I'd say yes intuitively. 4. Is there a concise tutorial suggesting a process after the input portion - ie all midi trks ready to go in terms of balance, EQ, volume etc? I use orch stuff primarily and don't know if there is an actual difference in technique from current pop music mixing ideas. I appreciate any help. Willard
  20. Blogosherianman, I have my setting set to have only one project at a time. I'll bet that was why it didn't work for me. Real good info for others thanks for posting! Willard
  21. Altho the reply by Blogospherianman didn't work for me; I did discover a workaround. I simply went to the MIDI file which had the tempo map adjusted to the way I wanted it, and created a new midi blank trk. I copied the midi trk into the CPW file and the revised tempo map appeared. Once again, thanks to all. From every mistake I make, you guys really help me to understand the program better. Willard
  22. I need to import a midi tempo map from a midi file to a cakewalk file. There are abundant tempo changes. Needless to say, transferring by hand would b a monumental task. I really didn't understand a method I saw in the forum posted to michaelb's same question as answered by Brundlefly. I also tried the PDF, but I couldn't find anything - probably 'cause I wasn't asking the right question. I never use audio snap. I have the file saved as a midi file and CWP. The problems I experienced getting from MIDI to CWP require another comment. Any help appreciated Thanks Willard
  23. I create a click track at the suspected tempo and change the tempo as needed.
  24. Hi friends, I occasionally use midi files that contain meta data. (not that I understand that stuff). I believe that controller 91 and 93 are not present w/in the GPO data, but they are available in the PRV view. Do those have any effect - ie do they negatively effect GPO or the FXs send like reverb or chorus in CbB. Can they be eliminated from the midi file? Thanks
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