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Panu Pentikäinen

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  1. That would work! The setting "0" (Use playback buffer size) is another not so obvious thing to understand. I bet most people think 0 = No buffer. It could be stated more clearly in the Export Audio window.
  2. I was not comparing hobbyists and home studio guys to big studios but rather tried to point out that nowadays users should not be required to learn things like how buffer size affects performance: it's complicated subject and most musicians are not interested in that kind of things. Programmers are but musicians without coding experience may feel setting buffer size difficult. Same applies to any big studio, too. Ability to modify buffer size is great but I was wondering if it was possible to do this automatically. Noel already explained why it may now work that great.
  3. Export Audio Toast message is on the top of other programs and it won't disappear automatically. Suggestion: make it disappear automatically and at least keep it on the top of other Cakewalk windows but not on the top of other programs.
  4. Is the memory consumption that big deal? Today it should not be an issue except in older laptops. I would like to see Cakewalk optimizing buffer size automatically behind the scenes. Now there are a dozen buffer size combobox items available but nobody knows which setting is the best and why. From end user's point of view buffer size is too technical and does not fit in Cakewalk's modern UI design principles which clearly tries to target Cakewalk for beginners and home studios. Those folks do not need understand why some buffer setting is faster and other is slower. Audio Export module could test the best buffer setting while user is setting filename and other options. On a laptop: less memory usage, on high-end PC: use as much RAM as needed.
  5. Cakewalk is professional DAW. How do I know? -I have used it exclusively for the past 16 years to record, mix and produe music - professionally. Back in days some clients asked why I don't have Mac and why does that Pro Tools look so strange. Most musicians don't care - I could mix their songs with Notepad or hex editor and they'd be happy. Once when Windows crashed during recording session I was told to get Mac. Still no Macs here. I have lost one or maybe two mixing sessions in the past 20 years because I did not have Pro Tools HD. PC+Win10+Cakewalk gives you 2x performance with 0,5x money compared to Mac.
  6. Hi guys, I am developer of Duckbar. I have not maintained it for a while because Cakewalk has finally got many of Duckbar's essential features natively (Theme Editor, automatic waveform cache management, Tap Tempo, etc. And there are other utils available for the Tools menu editing. QuadEQ solo button is yet to come but that's not big enough feature for me to invest a week full working days to make updated Duckbar version. So currently the Duckbar project is on hold... -Panu
  7. It looks nice (to some). It don't have to be optional.
  8. > I want to be able to toggle the metronome off and on with a keyboard key instead of having to mute and unmute the metronome buss. Just assign keyboard shortcuts for Metronome during playback and Metronome during recording. I've used these custom shortcuts for 15 years and they've become integral part of my daily workflow. Also if you add keyboard shortcuts for "go to beginning of selection" and "go to end of selection", you will soon navigate faster than ever in the timeline. My setup: F5 = Toggle metronome / Playback F6 = Toggle metronome / Record F7 = Go to beginning of selection F8 = Go to end of selection
  9. Note that Cakewalk has built-in automatic plugin delay compensation and normally you don't need to adjust MIDI tracks manually for sync purposes. You can turn plugin delay compensation off by clicking down the PDC button found in control panel.
  10. Have you used multiple displays? Often windows open in the last used location. If you make changes in display settings then the location may go out of the visible area. For example, switching secondary display 2 to be primary could cause this. Also using dual display system from remote desktop connection may mess things up.
  11. It'not "complicated" at all. There is only one wire coming from audio interface to PC. It's normal to use ADAT interfaces to add I/O and to provide clock sync. I have been doing this with Cakewalk & SONAR over 15 years. I have seen similar looping related sync offset issue many times. More probable cause for this particular problem is high latency plug-ins that messing Cakewalk's internal buffers in loop mode (or similar).
  12. That file is related to Direct3D 11 Runtime I think. Check if you can update DirectDraw / Direct3D drivers. Also be aware that officially Cakewalk does not support WIn7 anymore.
  13. Well, after 13 months it's not brand new system anymore but see my signature for specs.
  14. Did Cakewalk create audio file in the project audio folder? Check if you can find the recorded data there.
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