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    Vocal Take (What Am I Doing Wrong)

    To me, it sounds like it is your technique. I am no pro singer but I am close to what you sound. Face it. We don't have that good a voice. Even when you (and I) are on key, it doesn't sound that good. You sound like you are not singing correctly regarding the breathing and that kind of thing. You also sound like you are slightly straining to hit the notes. But you are on key. However, as I have found out, being on key doesn.t make a singing voice a good one. It is very difficult to listen objectively without the music. Good luck.

    VST Synth Settings Problems

    I was having this problem all the time with my Korg M1 and Roland Cloud vsti. They would reset back every time I closed and re-opened the project and I would have to guess which of the 1000+ patches I chose earlier. Then, I posted my woes on in the VST forum. I got some replies and then when I tried to re-create it, it never happened again. I have no idea why. Maybe you can read my thread from there. It was about a month ago. Good luck.

    CW update just deleted my basic template!

    I found a Projects Templates folder on another drive. I copied it to the folder that is in preferences and everything is back to normal. The only thing I do not understand is that CW still showed the project folder being in the roaming folder, so I do not think I ever moved that one. I should be ok. Did this happen to anyone else?

    CW update just deleted my basic template!

    The templates folder in the preferences is pointing to my AppData\Roaming Cakewalk\Cakewalk Core folder, though the Project templates folder is not in there. I think I see what happened. I just replaced my original Media drive that had many of the cakewalk folders on it. I am in the process of copying the old drive to the new so I will see if it appears when I am done. Will report back in a couple of hours.

    CW update just deleted my basic template!

    I just updated to 2019.05 Build 31 and I also lost all templates. I didn't create any custom templates but I liked the ones that were there (4 track, 16 track, etc). Is there a way to get these back?

    Can I bounce a midi clip into wav?

    If it is a soft synth, Cant you simply solo the midi track and export to wave file? Should take a fre seconds.

    Focusrite 18i20 2nd gen. Any issues in CW?

    I purchased the unit in 2017 and the only drivers I had access to is 3.7.. A few months ago, their support tech remoted in and had me install version 3.7b, which had no real effect. Oddly, most projects play fine. I have one or two projects that I created in the last year that are full of weird sounds like tearing paper. It is possible that the project is messed up.

    Focusrite 18i20 2nd gen. Any issues in CW?

    I just updated BIOS from a Dec 2016 Beta version to one from 2018. Updated motherboard chipset drivers. I seem to have the latest Texas Instrument 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Contoller driver. I have a StarTech 3 Port 2b 1a 1394 PCI Express FireWire Card Adapter PEX1394B3. I cant find any drivers on their site and Update drivers from Device Mgr says I have the latest. I will play around for a while and see.

    Focusrite 18i20 2nd gen. Any issues in CW?

    I would rather keep my firewire because I know that it has better sustained throughput than usb but I think my unit is defective. The mixer interface always shows there is no device (the saffire unit itself) even when it is connected. I still have sound but the faders on the mixer do not function. I would go thunderbolt but I have an Asus ROG motherboard and the Focusrite support guy said they have an issue with Asus TB interfaces.
  10. I hope I am posting in the right area. If not, I apologize and feel free to move it. I am using Cakewalk with my Focusrite Safire Pro 40. Once in a while I get weird tearing or ripping sounds in my audio. My PC is fine. I built T for video editIng and the specs are amazing (i7, 32 GB Ram, all SSDs, etc) so I don’t think it is the machine. I thought the issue could be the FireWire interface but I have had three of them and the most recent wasn’t some cheap Chinese knockoff. I use a more expensive cable, the problem could be with the Safire Pro itself. So, Focusrite offered me a replacement with the Scarlett, which seems identical to me aside from trading in FireWire to USB 2.0. Is anyone one using one of these successfully with Cakewalk? I am reading about midi issues and latency but a lot of that could be from users who have no idea what they are doing. I am concerned with both of the above issues as I use a lot of midi and don’t want to deal with latency. I feel like going from FireWire to Usb is a backward step but with newer technology than the Safire, it may be a more lateral move. Thanks to anyone who can chime in.

    Vsti Patches not saving in projects

    I opened the projects again this morning. The M1 project worked fine, The older project that has the Roland Cloud patch still is wrong. Oddly, the new M1 project has both itself and the Roland Cloud and everything played exactly as I programmed in last night. Korg is VST2 and Roland is VST3. So, this project is mixed but playing fine. I am trying my best to break it. I am disappointed and thrilled at the same time that it works. I will try those settings that msmcleod gave also and get back to everyone.

    Vsti Patches not saving in projects

    O. Good news and bad news. Good news is that it worked. Bad news is that I could not recreate anything. I opened a new project and only used M1 sounds. I added 4 tracks. Saved and closed. Re-opened. Still good. Closed out of Cakewalk and back in. Still good. Changed a few fx settings in the M1 patches to strip away the heavy reverb and chorus. Saved. Closed program and reopened and everything stuck. I then added a few Roland CLoud patches which are vst3, so I mixed 2 and 3 and it all still worked after closing. I don't understand this but I feel good that it works. I then opened another project that I know was giving me a problem with a Roland Cloud patch. It is supposed to play patch #4 called Next Stop NIrvana but instead sounds like a tuba. I searched and found that it plays patch # 1 called Brass Tracks. So, I am having the issue, only it is with the Roland Cloud vst, Saved it using the Save As method above. Closed CW and opened and same results. I viewed the Midi Events and there is only one note played once and sustains, so I cannot see any midi message or instruction to do anything other than play the one note.

    Vsti Patches not saving in projects

    I dont even touch the synth rack. I simply insert instrument tracks until I have what I need. I do not do anything other than that other than adding audio tracks. I do not touch any settings or tweak anything in CW. Im jealous that yours works with the M1. Does it also keep the settings if you alter the M1 effects (reverb or chorus levels?)

    Vsti Patches not saving in projects

    I will create a new project later when I get home and only use my Korg M1 vst instrument. I will save, close and re-open. If it is correct, which I do not plan on, I'll be fine. If not, I will try the SAVE AS method above and open again. I never heard of Replace if Possible on Project Load setting but will look for that too. Will report back later, hopefully with a reproducable problem.

    Vsti Patches not saving in projects

    I only create new projects. I never import any midi files into my projects.