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Posts posted by scook

  1. The Host Bypass feature attached to the button on the left side of the standard VST header is specifically for VST3 plug-ins that support the feature.

    The plug-in bypass function supplied by the DAW does not depend on plug-in implementation.

    The state of individual plug-ins in an FX rack has no bearing on the status of the FX rack itself.


    FWIW, the color assignments may be modified as desired by the user.


  2. If Cakewalk by BandLab is installed, there is no reason to mess with Cakewalk Installer.

    Almost all questions regarding BandLab Assistant involve installing CbB and not the ancillary processes.

    BandLab Assistant is not necessary for day-to-day use of CbB.

    If you are having trouble logging into BandLab Assistant to access the audio loops or BandLab Mix editor contact support@bandlab.com

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  3. 3 minutes ago, alan933 said:

    Another one called Guitar Rig, can't get anything out of it

    This is a guitar amp simulator NOT a guitar synth plug-in. IOW, this is an audio FX plug-in (there is a standalone version too) made to simulate the effects, amplifiers and speaker cabinets in a typical electric guitar setup. The plug-in is not a synth and does not make sounds on its own.


    Track 25 is an instrument track setup to use Kontakt 7 but all I can tell from the image provided is "Always Echo Current MIDI Track" is enabled. The track I/O assignments are hidden. You may want to review these assignments in the track inspector or change the workspace setting to None to reveal all the controls in the track view.

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  4. 8 minutes ago, alan933 said:

    But when I drag them to a track and select an instrument in them. Nothing plays.

    Could you be dragging the plug-ins to an audio FX rack? While this can work, it is not recommended for most synth plug-ins.


    Instead of dragging the plug-in to a track, try inserting the plug-in using the add track menu (review the "To create instrument tracks" section) or dragging the plug-in to an empty part of the track view below the existing tracks and above the bus section.

  5. 59 minutes ago, Glenn Stanton said:

    maybe @scook posted an updated version?

    The Inventory Tool was folded into CbB Tools for v2 released in 2021. The current release of CbB Tools is available from this post

    The latest v1 versions of all the tools including the Inventory Tools are still available from my Google page (the same link as in the post above). I just downloaded the zip for the old v1 of the Inventory Tool from my Google page. It appears to be v1.4 from 2018.

  6. The "Generic Low Latency Driver" is an optional driver installed by Cubase. It should not be installed when audio interfaces come with an ASIO driver. Removal is recommended. Removing the registry entry effectively hides the driver from CbB.

    The RealTek ASIO driver is not suitable for DAW use. It is not a generic driver and should be a problem unless you try to use ASIO driver mode with the RealTek chip. It does not matter if this is left in the registry or not just remember to use WASAPI driver modes when using the RealTek chips.

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  7. 3 minutes ago, Michael Talada said:

    I tried unchecking the input one yesterday, but I guess it only works if you do it in BOTH sections.

    That's right. ASIO is restricted to one driver at a time. In order to insure only one ASIO driver is in use, the DAW disables all other ASIO drivers in preferences while any selection exists.

  8. Remove and forget about generic ASIO drivers regardless of where they come from.

    All a generic driver is doing is adding another layer of software between the actual audio driver (MME, WGM or WASAPI) and the DAW causing the DAW to believe it is communicating with an ASIO driver. This is completely unnecessary with CbB.


    WRT, ASIO drivers being disabled in CbB preferences. Only one ASIO driver may be used at a time. To change ASIO drivers, deselect both input and output before making a new selection.


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  9. Projects get their sample rate one of two ways:

    1. if the project contains no audio clips, the sample rate is read from the Sampling Rate entry in Preferences > Audio > Driver Settings 
    2. If the project contains audio, the sample rate is read from one of the audio clip headers.

    Here are the instructions on how to change the sample rate of a project containing audio clips.

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  10. 14 minutes ago, jerrydf said:

    Does anyone know what happens at the 90 day mark?

    Re-run the license manager to renew the activation.

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  11. 4 minutes ago, Sal Sorice said:

    Thanks msmcleod. I'm worried about installing Platinum since CbB is already installed. I read that Platinum should be installed first. Don't want to mess things up.

    If CbB is installed, after installing an older Cakewalk DAW, rollback (or perform a simple uninstall) and re-install CbB. This makes sure the latest shared files are installed. It's not that difficult.

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