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Everything posted by scook

  1. There is a setting in preferences but chances are you won't need to mess with it. The BitBridge server runs automatically when scanning 32bit plug-ins and when 32bit plug-ins are loaded into a project.
  2. Yes, BandLab bought the BitBridge code too. CbB includes it.
  3. Starting with 2017-11 if running the previous release, BA downloads an update installer instead of the full CbB installer. This is a much smaller file and may only be applied to the previous release. BA downloads the full installer only on the initial install and if the installed version is not the previous release.
  4. http://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?product=Cakewalk&language=3&help=NewFeatures.03.html
  5. Video tutorials can help. There are quite a few tutorials on SONAR and Music Creator which are relevant to CbB. The first release of CbB was the unreleased last version of SONAR with a few tweaks. There are quite a few tutorials on the older Cakewalk products on the old company website here For a more in depth tutorial on an older product (SONAR X2) have a look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR1DLE2UIfM&list=PLKRYWdEpbc5PgUgvrNuSvVyfv5qkll0qj and the X3 update https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX09_s9wsDI&list=PLKRYWdEpbc5MtPslyvpY_tkunB34cvU75
  6. Don't ignore free plug-ins. FabFilter products are excellent but price is not necessarily a good indicator of quality or utility. There are hundreds of useful free plug-ins. One could spend quite a bit of time at the kvr products pages. Here are two examples: The Melda Production MFreeFXBundle. Completely usable as is and the license which unlocks extra features is a bargain when on sale. Melda routinely puts plug-ins on sale at 50% off. Their product bundles go on sale a couple times a year Blue Cat Audio has a collection of free plug-ins worth a look
  7. If the tracks play normally on the other machine have the clips rendered there and get a new bundle with rendered clips. If committing changes is a problem, work on a copy of the track and archive the original.
  8. Use the channel drop down on the instrument track inspector MIDI tab or MIDI track header.
  9. https://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?product=Cakewalk&language=3&help=Arranging.06.html
  10. It is not a theory. Under certain conditions a higher sample rate will result in lower latency. Whether those conditions are desirable and the resultant lower latency is beneficial are unknowns.
  11. It is not possible to claim without reservation, high sample rates result in lower latency. If the driver buffer settings are the same, latency is lower using a higher sample rate because it takes less time to fill the buffers. Higher sample rates make the CPU work harder so it may not be possible to run an interface at the same buffer setting as a lower sample rate.
  12. for archiving projects. Collaboration is one of the few areas where bundle files are still considered as a reasonable solution for sharing. They have been around for decades and there are reports of corrupted bundles. Project and audio files get corrupted too. It is not clear if the incidence of corrupted bundles is particularly higher than any other file type. What is true about a corrupted bundle is they are, for the most part, unrecoverable. This can be a disaster if the bundle is the only copy of a project. This is why one should not use bundles for archiving but when collaborating the original project should be on one of the collaborator's machines. Usually when a bundle or an audio clip is corrupted, CbB will display an error. If no errors were displayed when unpacking the bundle or loading the project there is something else going on. It is hard to say without inspecting the project what the problem is. Could it be as simple as a muted clip or take lane? As to alternatives to full project bundles: 1) One user maintains the project sending a submix or stems to collaborators. Collaborators send back their contributions to be integrated into the project. Single files are the easiest to manage but multiple files can be handled either by zip or bundle. 2) All collaborators have a copy of the project. Make sure all users use per-project audio folders. This is the Cakewalk default so, should not be a problem. Instead of bundling the project, use "Save As" with "Copy all audio with project" enabled to a new folder. Then zip up the new folder. This is the bundle replacement. All users work on local copies of the same "Save As" zip. Working on "Save As" projects preserves snapshots of the project over time making it easy to recover should a problem arise. I would avoid emailing projects and use a file sharing service instead. Google Drive is fine.
  13. There are links in my post to the documentation. Things to keep in mind when using clip FX racks. The number of plug-ins in a project can easily get out of hand when adding them to clips. The effects start and stop at the clip boundaries.
  14. FabFilter makes fine plug-ins. They have demos. Try them out but don't discount the EQs bundled with CbB. Every track has a QuadCurve EQ in the ProChannel. For addition EQ duties there is the Sonitus EQ.
  15. There is no ONE way. The method you describe would work OK. Another is use a send to a bus or aux track with the FX on the bus/aux track 100% wet and automate the send to the bus. Or add the FX to the track and automate the appropriate parameters for the plug-in. Some have an on/off or bypass and mix parameters which may be automated. Depending on the effect you are trying to achieve chopping up the track and using the clip FX Racks works too. The delay stops immediately at the end of the clip.
  16. Which release of TX16Wx and plug-in format? I checked free versions 3.0.14b (VST2 and VST3) and 3.0.16b VST3. They all only add a single stereo output when selecting "All Synth Audio Outputs: Stereo" in CbB 2019.01.
  17. I am sure if the developers of TX 16Wx wanted to, they could contact Noel and find out what they need to do for multi-audio out (and sample recording).
  18. I do not believe there is a forum set up like this one for BandLab. They are on Facebook. There is always support@bandlab.com and I am sure the CbB and BA developers talk to each other.
  19. The toggle you are looking for is on the Track View Options Menu. It is called On Stop, Rewind to Now
  20. Lenses were added some time back for this purpose. Even without a custom lens - Views open by default in the Multidock but may be configured to float. The browser may be either collapsed or completely removed by default. The inspector works the same.
  21. It is really not about what the browser does today that the plug-in manager cannot do. The plug-in manager functions are moving into the main program. For some time now the recommended place to maintain scanner settings and run manual scans is in Preferences. The plug-in browser started out as a tool similar to the plug-in menus for the FX Racks. The plug-in manager cannot do this. The plug-in browser supports search something plug-in menus cannot do. The plug-in browser also provides a tree view of FX Chain presets. Unlike the custom layouts built in the plug-in manager, the three default browser layouts are updated automatically. VST3 plug-ins with a vendor supplied category tag are automatically added to the suggested category folder.
  22. The old forum user brundlefly is the poster immediately above my first post in this thread. I agree, he is great. I owe any positive reputation I have on this forum to the posters that came before me including brundlefly. Most of my posts are echoes of the real masters of the software.
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