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  1. Jesse Jost has a 30 min interview about cakewalk by Bandlab. Check it out. https://sonicstate.com/news/2020/09/17/presentation-cakewalk-a-free-daw-for-pc/
  2. Yea, that is it. Great reverb that was fun to use. And educational!
  3. Cakewalk used to have an early do reverb that showed a box shaped and the size of the room.. it was not only their best sounding reverb at the time but was highly educational.. I forget the name but I remember it.
  4. Windows 7 works fine with the cakewalk by bandlab, the latest iteration of sonar.
  5. Or you can pay hundreds of dollars for another capable DAW. It is easy to skip the social media. Ive got Bandlab and cakewalk on an old w7 machine that connects to the internet every 6 months to update bandlab and whatever else needs upgrading. It is my main mixing rig. Otherwise, I ignore bandlab and it seems to leave me alone except for updating.
  6. I’ve used The TAscam us series , they share the same drivers so should be good to go for years. Good drivers and hardware. Audient would be my fav sub $1000 line. I use the 44 and find it a hair better sounding than most the other interfaces, so I would go with one of theirs. And 4 is the # of I/o I need.
  7. I once emailed with microtech geffel About repair and even their front desk said check the cable. I had just used it the day before so I didn’t think.. I had barely uncoupled the mic, but sure enough, the cable died overnight w one simple twist. Saved me hundreds and terminal embarrassment, almost tripping the thing back to Germany. @
  8. Be sure that the headphone plug is seated, and then reseat it. That has got me before.
  9. Freeze the track. Copy the resultant audio to an open audio track. Unfreeze the original track and archive it until needed again.
  10. It doesn’t matter, mastering will do that I the end. But At one point many proS wouldn’t track or mix without slamming the ssl buss comp on the master. I don’t use a master buss comp or anything, but I’d be happy to use cakewalks ssl buss comp if I did. Really nice job on that one.
  11. I use cakewalk bandlab on a win7 rig and it works fine. and it won’t overwrite your old cake version already o your hard drive.
  12. CJ, yea, forgot the decimal. - .3 thanks for the catch.
  13. I usually leave -3 dB headroom for conversion to mp3 and other formats. Conversion can redline a 0 dB track.
  14. Yea, MUDGEL, the iPad doesn’t lend itself to accents and such, and the autocorrect is murder. All that makes proper writing hard to correct. Much like a “free vst list” 🙂
  15. Rene, but with an accent. He wrote and ended up selling zeta and then working for /with cakewalk on it and the original dimension for p5. That was a big selling point for p5 And outlasted the daw. Dimension became dimension pro, a stand alone rompler, followed by rapture, with a smalll sample set geared for electronics. Rene left somewhere in there but before rapture pro was released. All this is from memory, but the sequence is Correct. there are plenty of free synths out there but no evergreened list I know of. Any list will quickly be outdated and the best bet is ask it on a site like this and whichever other music sites you are registered at: NI, gearslutz, kvr, magazines, etc.
  16. Some of the time the different formats can confuse an audio I nterface, which is designed to stream high quality in and out of your computer, not switch seamlessly between audio and video formats. So yes, disabling your onboard card is the easiest thing to do, but can mess with audio function of your interface when switching between games and online audio. 10 years or so ago I always got a kick on the tc forum where people bought $1700 interfaces but were disappointed that they didn’t handle porno sound as well as their onboard card.
  17. As pointed out, there are lots of good, free synths available in the wild. An evergreened list at bandlab would be nice for those without good synths. Perhaps a way for banal users to download, with suggestions from users. Another thing would be including dimpro sampler, tho the samples are a large file. But that on my makes sense as a plug for a new bandlab synth like a new rapture doubleplus good. however, nothing suggests bandlab wants to upgrade rapture or invest in a new synth, which is an expensive proposition. They have provided a top notch daw for free, they don’t seem to have a pay model or site, and yet users want more free stuff. Sometimes you get more than you pay for like bandlab. But it doesn’t mean you get everything for free. A dimension style synth costs $100-200 or more. A complete library of synth engines + $500, like NI (god, how much have I spent on NI over the years?). I’d pay more for a pc alchemy, my fav synth.
  18. It would be great if cake would redo rapture pro. As is it it is a good substitute for both dimension and rapture, but didn’t follow thru with new libraries, and it didn’t didn’t bring enough new synthesis tricks. When you can get Synthmaster with lib, wave table, fm and granular for around $100, there might not be enough demand for rap pro II at a price bandlab needs to charge. ps, I still use at least one cake synth on most songs. Love them.
  19. And you will hear others not listed . As well as hardware synths. And non virtual instruments, too.
  20. I habitually turn midi to audio, copy and paste the audio to another track, then archive the midi only track. That works for me. also, NI does sales twice a year. Wait for the summer sale around the 4th of July. Worth the savings. And some of the NI synth packages are well worth the price, esp. if your soft synth collection isn’t great. You can hear massive x all over movies etc. if you listen.
  21. You might want to add solved to the thread title so others will know.
  22. As above, Kontakt is about about as necessary as any soft synth. And the full version really ups the usefulness. It is a bear to program, but the libraries are great. Wait until the middle of summer or their winter sale around Christmas. If you can, pick up one of the NI packs, when it is easy to get kontakt for $200 or their packs with it and other synths for $400. A great investment if you don’t have a lot of softsythns.
  23. It depends upon how much you want to spend. Lynx is a great unit but expensive. I’m using an audient id44 now, which is everything you’d want, except is a 4x4 adda unit with digital expansion. The only modern 8 adds unit I’ve used is the Roland. It is a solid, good sounding unit.
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