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  1. Maybe one of these links will help you out: how to find audio bitsample rate How to stretch audio in CbB Fixing timing problems in audio clips Finding the Tempo of an Audio Clip How do I stop Cakewalk changing the speed/pitch of my samples? How Groove Clips work in Cakewalk Hope this helps!
  2. Exactly, the button lit shows that FX is engaged, the button lit with strike through shows bypass is engaged... Thanks for making this point😁 Well, then it should say so (and not just the tooltip which needs extra mouse action). When I see FX my (and I guess most others) first impression is that it is to enable FX. Why would you not support efforts to improve a standard layout so new users can immediately understand what they are doing? If Tesla had followed this same logic we would still be stuck with a future of gas-guzzling polluting cars🥴. It is normal that older users are used and have adapted to sometimes totally irrational workflows. However, if you want to attract many new (young) users in a fast changing world where many quickly abandon software and look for an alternative if it doesn't work the way they can figure out at first sight, it would be wise to have the courage and guts to change a system in such a way that it makes sense to most people. For me, as a logical (at least trying to...) thinking person, the combination of @Starship Krupa and @Canopus would make the (almost, I'm still trying to figure out whether a red lit button should do it, or that in bypass state the button should just not be lit without a strike through) perfect solution (thanks for that! The more logical buttons are being put in the themes the better CbB becomes!) For the record: I also adapted to an illogical layout over time, having related muscle memory. That will never stop me from improving things and acquiring new muscle memory (nice therapy to combat neurodegeneration 😬) Standard FX and PDC are activated, so having the buttons lit indicates it's working. Bypass on FX and PDC activated: button lit red with strike through means bypass is working. Of course, the tooltips need to be adapted to the state of the button... If you want to make it clear the way the official layout works, the buttons should be renamed "FX Bypass" and "PDC Bypass". This seems to make the most sense to me. I guess that is mainly a bar space issue.
  3. Congrats, certainly one of the better songs I've heard on the forum (to my taste😬), nice composition, well timed, punch, space, nice vocal, great solo... I'm far from a mixing expert, still struggling to master it. Having said that, when listening to your song, my ears get tired quickly, I think has to do with a slight lack of warmth, and a bit too much mid?/high on average, especially on the cymbals. Maybe also a bit too much reverb (maybe slightly less turned in, a shorter tail and/or some EQ on the high reverb frequencies?). Have to confess that while listening I noticed that hay fever is slightly blocking my ears🥴, so it probably will already sound better when that's over...
  4. I have the same card and amount of memory. No issues seen like this. Does not seem like a performance issue (your PC is more than capable for a few tracks), sounds like something else is not in order. Weird that 256 does works, however, do you have an AMD processor? The first generations suffer from internal latency issues (I have a first generation Threadripper and ran into this problem once in a while, however extensive tweaking and a little overclocking especially memory has mostly eliminated my problems). I would also use latencymon to see if any specific process is responsible for problems. It has helped me a lot finetune my PC in the past. The things below I wrote in first instance, but considering that you have no problems at 256 they probably are not applicable to your problem. I leave them here, just in case... I can't see it very well on your video, but it looks like your audio signal on the track itself is way to high. Maybe just a case of gain staging (reduce the gain on the track)? Did you check your cables, connectors and pots on external hardware? I once found out that a jack was hardly making any connection after many year of use. It took me hours of checking everything I could think of before I find the culprit. Just cleaning it did the trick. Below some things that are probably not related to your current problem, but worth knowing anyway: Windows updates also reverses certain settings once in a while, so it doesn't hurt checking if all tweaked AudioPC settings have changed in the mean time... With GPU driver updates I also found that at moments when I did not pay enough attention new audio drivers were installed, messing up my preferred settings. I just found out that my latest network driver update also had restored power management (which needs to be off...) Also, regularly make sure your runtimes are up to date : up to date Runtimes all in one package
  5. I don't use this function, but someone who might be able to help you out is Mike from Creative Sause (he's also a forum member). He has an Arturia keyboard as well as extensive knowledge about CbB. Here's a video he did on his keyboard: Arturia KeyLab 88 MKII. I assume that Arturia uses the same way of interacting with a DAW on their different types of keyboards. Hope this helps.
  6. Just watched your tutorials. I like the way you explain things and the fact that you also show some less known options for use and other ways of using CbB with other soft/hardware like connecting to Zoom, using Leimma Global Tuning system for exotic scales and modes etc. Very useful info if you want to use those. As for the folder locations I think @Starship Krupa has a good point. @Ricebug, no clue what's on your HD but If you need more space I think it is better to move other things like documents, photos, movies etc. to make space. If you can afford it try to opt for a larger C drive preferably a PCIe SSD. I recently updated to a 1 TB SSD which gives me plenty of room for projects which also load very fast. Most of the instrument libraries are on two other build-in 2 TB SATA SSDs. Prices seem to go down again at the moment. For documents, finished songs, movies and primary C-backup I use an 8 TB HDD.
  7. I do get what you're saying, you've also pointed at this in other related topics before, but did you study all recent info about their technology? Apart from VST3 plugins they talk about delays caused by DAW architecture. A few years ago I've seen an early development video where they showed a DAW running a project only on a GPU, the entire CPU was offloaded to the graphics card at a maximum latency of 1 ms. They specifically ask DAW developers to contact them to fully unlock the GPU potential for the specific DAW. Why not just contact them and ask what the benefits for CbB could be and how to achieve them? Maybe there's a huge benefit waiting for us all... No, it means that with your current hardware, your DAW might be capable of offloading CPU processes to the GPU, this means less DAW processing related latency in general and many more tracks all running at low latency with the same PC (providing your GPU meets certain specs, but it doesn't mean you need a more powerful graphics card, just one that fits their requirements). Your current PC setup might just become much more powerful and capable. Next to that, plugin developers can write new versions of their VST3 software with this technology implemented making them much more capable. This is not related to the potential integration of the GPU Audio technology in a DAW itself. So the two independent benefits are: DAW integration, making a current DAW more efficient VST3 integration making plugins much better Question is whether the CbB bakers see a possibility to implement it or not. Other DAWs are already jumping the bandwagon, so why not our favourite DAW?
  8. I’ve been following this development for many years, hoping it would come to DAWs. It finally has arrived… GPU Audio introduces their technology with their own plugins and the option to work with developers to implement their GPU audio technology in DAWs and plugins and provide insane performance! They are looking to cooperate with DAW developers to significantly increase the power of DAWs. Reaper is implementing it already. Some key points: 1 ms buffer standardize for VST3 use - regardless of instance count 150 microseconds buffer for custom software Thousands of GPU cores render your audio in real-time Here is an interview from last week where the GPU audio guys give some very interesting info about the current status, development and possibilities for the (near) future. They offer their FIR Convolution Reverb Plugin beta version for free: https://earlyaccess.gpu.audio/ @Noel Borthwick any chance you could work with these guys to make CbB a real powerhouse?
  9. Instead of asking the obvious (yes, depending on what you do and your system configuration, other DAWs can have the same if not more problems. CbB is actually very stable since the last few years the development has strongly focussed on ironing out bugs instead of introducing new potential bug introducing new features), and assuming that you did watch the right, essential tutorials in order to be able to start well, ... why don't you provide your hardware and software specs and describe what you're trying to do and point out your exact problems? There are plentiful of very skilled users on the forum that are more than welcome to help you out when you encounter a specific problem! Just for the record: CbB is a fully featured professional DAW that finds its right place among the top DAWs with a support team that actually listens to feedback and quickly implements bug fixes and improvements whenever possible. I have not seen this kind of interaction with any of the other DAWs.
  10. I was writing a reply and was interupted for one hour. After posting I noticed you already had several posts with some good info. Anyway, hope you succeed!
  11. Just a warning: anything you do on your PC increases the chance you won't be able to recover your files... Windows system restore is made to protect and repair the computer software. System Restore takes a "snapshot" of the some system files and the Windows registry and saves them as Restore Points. When an install failure or data corruption occurs, System Restore can return a system to working condition without you having to reinstall the operating system. It repairs the Windows environment by reverting back to the files and settings that were saved in the restore point. See: what is system restore So, that doesn't work for files that you need to backup. There is also Windows Backup and Restore, which lets you backup files, but you will always need another drive to backup your files safely... I prefer to use Acronis true image (there are several others free and paid) to do this instead of Windows and make a complete drive image of my C drive which also contains my CbB projects (for speed, since it is a fast SSD). You can also set things up to automatically backup files that have just changed. I use GoodSync for this, any file I change is immediately backed up to another HD (not the one where I backup my C-drive image, so I always have at least two backups, except that the drive image is set to once a week). For the backup drive you can use a standard HD (cheaper and more space). Once every 6 months I also make backups of the backup drives on other HDs, but that's just me being overly cautious... Assuming you haven't done this and have been using the PC there's a big chance that files have been irrecoverably overwritten. If you are lucky there might still be some files left that can be recovered. You can try to do that with this free program: Recuva . Here's a list with several other options + explanations: free data recovery software tools (updated 2022) Hope you can get something back!
  12. Hi John, Extremely valuable to have someone provide a continuously updated series of tutorials (which are very clear). I admire your productivity! Hope you'll be able to keep this up for a long time to come (especially for newcomers to CbB...)
  13. I found this video and the accompanying discussion to be quite helpful: F**K SECRECY: Hearing Loss and Music Production. Let's talk. It covers the problems of mixing with imperfect hearing, and it provides tools and techniques to make sure that the final mix is tailored to the public and not to the sound engineer with impaired hearing.
  14. That's what I was referring to and what I find a suboptimal solution...
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