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Posts posted by scook

  1. Each DAW has its own

    • Cakewalk Content, Program,  ProgramData and User folders
    • area in the registry (except for a couple of shared entries)

    They all use the same "Shared" folders containing DX plug-ins, PC modules and utilities such as the control surface dlls, program manager and scanner.

    The shared bits are the reason why 

    • all Cakewalk DAWs and CbB must be installed on the same drive and
    • CbB must be installed last.


  2. Yes, in order to use content bundled with SONAR Platinum, it must be installed prior to installing CbB.

    If you don't plan on using any of the old Cakewalk content, skip installing Platinum.

    If you have older Cakewalk plug-ins here is more info about installing Cakewalk products

    Here is the list of plug-ins bundled with CbB http://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?product=Cakewalk&language=3&help=Plug-ins.1.html

    Here is the list of plug-ins bundled with SONAR Platinum http://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?product=SONAR&language=3&help=Plug-ins.1.html

    SONAR also included audio and MIDI loops not in CbB.

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  3. CbB was created from SONAR Platinum code.

    Since that time the DAW has received numerous fixes and enhancements.

    CbB does not include many of the plug-ins and other content bundled with SONAR Platinum, however; it will take advantage of the plug-ins and content bundled with any 64bit versions of SONAR installed on the PC.

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  4. Yes, the ASIO Panel button has been part of the DAW for decades before it became CbB.

    Prior to CbB 2019.11, it was the only way to access manufacturer supplied ASIO configuration tools from inside the DAW.

    Starting with CbB 2019.11, the Buffer Size slider above the ASIO Panel button allows users to change buffer size without opening the manufacture's software, for drivers supporting the feature.

    In your case, this slider is disabled.

    This is why @Noel Borthwick and I wrote that implementing the feature request likely would not benefit your current setup. 

    The method of connecting the audio interface to the PC does not matter. The driver's ability to accept buffer size requests from the DAW matters and it appears the Creative Driver lacks this function.


    Opening preferences, launching the ASIO tool and changing buffer sizes is well within AHK's capabilities though.



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  5. One problem as @Noel Borthwick noted above is not all ASIO drivers respond to buffer change requests from the DAW.

    In fact, you are using is one of the those drivers.

    This is why the buffer size slider is disabled in the images you posted.

    So even if the feature was added, your current setup would not benefit from the change.

    The best solution for now is scripting. Using Autohotkey or similar should be able to automate the process of changing buffer size.

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  6. Here are the paid PC modules http://www.cakewalk.com/Products/By-Category/ProChannel-Modules

    Softube broke all their PC modules over a year ago and have no plans to fix them.

    The Overloud VKFX modules while still available from Overload do not contain the PC modules. The version containing the PC modules was only available at the Cakewalk store.

    Boz Digital still supply the PC modules for their +db and Hoser XT plug-ins.

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