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  1. Starship Krupa, thank you for asking. Here is the SoundCloud link: https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/MkPz8Jnc9GLkBbv78 We also have a Christmas album that is streamed on YouTube, Amazon, Spotify, etc., under The Road Home for Christmas by the Curtin Richards Project. Here is the YouTube link: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mJUq1Zptd48txKYuuGrXRLK7I1PbVqZvg
  2. Hi Philip, I am in the final stages of finishing a new song. I have to mix and master (not my strong suit) the whole shebang. I am a bit afraid to roll back the update until I am finished. I have been very fortunate, lately. I have several radio stations that play my music every day, one being WBXO Radio in New York who also stream. In the past year they have aired 8 of my songs. I am working on number 9. My computer is old and has died on me many times, but when it is stable, it is a thing of beauty. This Spitfire issue is crushing me right now, but I am working around it by freezing synths. I have also noticed a couple of very strange new issues. The cursor doesn’t always go where it is supposed to go and I have been having the strangest doubling of midi notes in my 2 Spitfire tracks. I sometimes use the CAL function Undupe (I think that’s the name) and it helps most of the time. That’s annoying, but several times it reappears like bad magic. Besides the Cakewalk update I did one wrong thing. I updated AAS Swatches. Bad on my part, it requires Win 10. I’m still using 7. I have to see about rolling that back. I see someone mentioned they had an issue with something from AAS. We’ll get to the bottom of this. I also need a new, powerful computer.
  3. Thank you, all. I appreciate your detailed answers. It looks like I should get 2 computers, a desktop for Cakewalk and a laptop and monitor for the photography. I go back and forth during the day and think I will tire connecting, disconnecting, and reconnecting. Even though some of you do this, I am sure I will get frustrated going back and forth, even though I’m a patient person.
  4. For all the people that use laptops with Cakewalk, I would like to know how you get along with connecting and disconnecting your laptop. I am thinking of buying a Dell XPS 17” laptop to replace my old Win 7 desktop computer. I use this computer in my music studio with Cakewalk at least 5 hours everyday. My concern is that I am also heavily involved in photography and want to move my photography scanners and printers into another area, so I would be moving the laptop each day. Disconnecting from the audio interface and large monitor to another place that also involves connecting different items and a different color calibrated monitor. I think that might be a hassle not worth venturing into. To make matters worse, I need to be able to use this laptop offsite using Cakewalk. Is this to much to ask from one laptop? Thank you, Michael
  5. I am having the exact problem Philip is having. It just started with the 2021.04 update. I have an old computer with only 12 gb of ram. Never had this issue. Now I can only use 2 Spitfire instruments, and I use many of them in each project. Please look into this. This may only happen on lesser gifted computers, but it never happened before. ‘Thank you, Michael
  6. I’ve asked this before and I’m surprised we don’t have this feature. I would like to be able to repeat my last function. If I’m working on a midi track and change any note’s length, velocity or pitch, it would be great to highlight another note and hit the repeat button to change the next note’s value. If I nudge a take lane, sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error to get the clip where it needs to be. Once I figure that out I can hit the repeat button and move other take lanes to that position. That would save a good deal of time. There is an endless list of procedures a repeat function can perform. Thanks, ‘Michael
  7. I was a CorelDraw beta tester for many versions before Adobe sucked me into their crack-like orbit. And now I can’t get out.
  8. I think it does. I’m using 2x 1920x1200 monitors that are old but color corrected for my photography work. I am far from happy with this configuration. I am working on building a new system and would like only one monitor. I am totally lost with this decision since the monitor must be: 1) color calibrated for photography; 2) 4k resolution for photography and my need to see more Cakewalk real estate; 3) about 32” (on this point I may be wrong) because my eyes need something bigger; 4) decent in the text size category. So, this is important.
  9. Jesse, big thanks. That did the trick. The only strange thing is that Bandlab Assistant doesn't completely update. It just sort of dies before it hits 50%. Nothing hangs up, no error messages. I even checked in appdata\local\programs and there wasn't a new file in \bandlab-assistant. Right now it isn't very important. I know I need to build a new Win 10 computer. Maybe these issues are a result of Win 7.
  10. Thank you, Jesse. I’m on an iPad now, I will try this tomorrow.
  11. I am still running Win 7. Unfortunately, the Microsoft installer created a new problem. When I try to sign in no letters appear in either field box. I closed and started Cakewalk different ways. Sometimes I open a project from Win Explorer, especially when a project crashes, which has been happening more frequently. When I open this way I cannot put any text in either box. When I open the normal way and the Cakewalk Start Screen appears the Sign In page also appears and I can input letters, but still not the letter C, lower or upper case. Now I have 12 days to reactivate. I feel confident this issue can be solved, but I will need Noel's and Jesse's help.
  12. When I insert the letter C it does not appear, but the Control Bar does.
  13. Me again. When I press the letter c the Control Bar appears at the top of the page, even though I am not yet in a project. Still, the letter c is not accepted.
  14. I cannot activate Cakewalk because the field box does not accept the letter c. The letter c, as I just demonstrated, but not in the User or Email field. Please help. This is odd.
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