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  1. Someone I know killed his computer with compressed air. Static electricity? Overspeeding fans?
  2. This is the exact symptom of how Cakewalk and Sonar have frequently misjudged the number of beats when promoting an audio clip to a loop, as rsinger said in the first reply.
  3. My detailed reply is waiting to be approved. Bottom line, Korg M1 and Triton vstis are multitimbral. If the extreme is different, that's a shame. This word just in: the Korg Collection TRITON extreme owner's manual has the same words about setting the MIDI channel for each timbre.
  4. The Korg M1 vsti is definitely multitimbral, as is the original synth. In combi mode, click on the puke green MIDI widget (in between "performance" and "master fx" and just right of the vertical divider is the selector for MIDI channel for each slot. I don't have the Korg triton vsti, but the "Korg Collection Triton Workstation Music Workstation Owner's Manual" for the vsti clearly states there is a setting for MIDI channel for each slot (timbre). See the MIDI section of the "Combi" chapter. The MIDI button is between the Setting and Zone buttons. The first column of that page selects the MIDI channel per zone as from the manual: Most likely all the Combi presets are monotimbral. You need to roll your own. Here's the M1:
  5. Another way to approach the Korg is just go ahead and set up a template with 16 simple instrument tracks, one each for every MIDI channel, each track with its own instance of the Korg. Then your project has the same layout as you would with the TTS1, namely one track for each channel, with an individually assignable program per track. You can select any program from any bank into any track, so you can assign the GM voices as you please. The workflow might not be much different from what you might do with the TTS1. Note: having multiple instances of a VST does not use significantly more memory than a multitimbral single instance, and the CPU multithreading might be better. The TTS1 does have a kind of special status in Cakewalk, though, in that opening a standard MIDI file on an empty project automatically deploys TTS1. Hard to beat in terms of simple workflow.
  6. Korg typically provides the combi mode as a multitimbral form for using one instance to perform up to 8 separate instruments. So you load programs not banks into combi slots. And it's typical to be able to load any program into any of the 8 slots. So you could create an empty combi and select programs from a general midi bank into the slots, giving you a multitimbral GM synth. You could look at it this way: the TTS1 supplies exactly one "combi"; it has slots for up to 16 programs, selected from the on-board GM programs. A Korg combi supplies only 8 slots; you can load up to 8 programs, all of them GM, if that's what you want to hear. (I leave out all the other possibilities offered by the Korg.) There are differences, obviously, in the way MIDI channels and audio outputs are assigned and these could be important to you.
  7. Raw sysex can certainly be on a track (any track), and you can see it in that track's event list. But another scheme is that sysex banks can be stored in the sysex view and called by a sysex bank event on a track, which can also be seen in the event list for the track. Yet another scheme is that a sysex block can be stored in the sysex view and can be marked to be sent when the project is opened. Then it won't appear in any track's event list. Sysex events (raw or bank references) on a track will be played and replayed whenever the play head crosses them (as can be seen when watching an event list). Sysex banks sent on project open don't get replayed. When cakewalk opens a midi file, events like bank/patch, volume, and pan that are seen at the beginning of tracks can get stored in the widgets of track headers, so they won't be seen in event lists. I don't know about sysex events; could be interesting. Of course when cakewalk writes a midi file from such a project, all events need to be written out to the tracks they belong to. Sysex banks that are marked to be sent on project open need to be put somewhere in the file. Does an extra track get created? I don't know.
  8. Depending on the version of Sonar you have, there may be a zooming widget between track headers and track data. Check the manual, and see if your zoom is way down low.
  9. Perhaps you are thinking of processing the plugins in parallel while streaming audio data through the chain. Maybe a good name for it would be "plug-in load balancing". That name is already in use, however, in Cakewalk. It's the name of a feature that processes the plug-ins in parallel to distribute the load across multiple cores when possible.😄
  10. There are differing degrees of multiprocessing. One special case is "plug-in load balancing", where the chain of plugins on a single track is handled by multiple processors, one per plugin. I was wondering if you tried disabling that. I'm sure one of my projects had a problem with it, but only with certain plugins and certain settings thereof. I asked you about buffer size because plug-in load balancing is disabled when the buffer is smaller than 256 (by default). So I am still curious if you have tried those things. Aside from plugins and audio drivers, the core of Cakewalk & Sonar is shared by dozens (hundreds? Thousands? ???) of users, not many reporting playback or rendering corruption. That's why I'm asking you these questions about a corner case I believe is there, and has been there since plug-in load balancing was introduced. (My early report).
  11. Hi Henrizzle, "... disabled multiprocessing ..." How exactly? Did you do that in the BIOS? Did you disable "plug-in load balancing"? Did you set CPU affinity to just one processor? Something else? (I ask with curiosity because of a prior experience of mine.) Also, do you have "64-bit Double Precision Engine" disabled or enabled? Do you use an audio buffer size of 256 or greater or smaller? Do either of these changes make a difference? Does Sonar after September 2016 do the same? To reach Cakewalk support directly, see "How do I report a problem with a Cakewalk product?". It says "please contact us at support@cakewalk.com."
  12. If it's onedrive, your network connection is important. Wifi? Some wifi hardware can need too much CPU at times. The latency monitor tool might be able to help zero in on the problem.
  13. Also try enabling 64-bit double precision. Also, an audio buffer size below 256 will disable plugin load balancing.
  14. That "server busy" comes from drag and drop, so if you dragged from the desktop to the program icon (about double-clicking the icon, not sure, maybe the same), it indicates that the program has not yet accepted the handoff after some time period. It may eventually. So a question is, does Cakewalk normally take a long time to start up on your system? Or maybe is your system especially busy, or just restarting, when you try to open that way?
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