Calling on my fellow VS-700 users,
I have tried the driver hack that others have been using. I was able to install the drivers in Win10 but they didn't actually work.. they showed up in the preferences, but did not work with the vs700c for me, then there were some added bugs/popups too. I went back to windows 8.1, and back to Sonar, and it works perfectly, with full functionality.
Is anyone using the vs700 with bandlab with actually full functionality with all it's features and no bugs? As in not just the faders, but everything?
There were some functions lost with Sonar x1 and x2 from what I've read, so I went back to Producer 8.5, as that was when Roland had everything fully tuned to work seamlessly with Sonar. It seems there has been a decline in some of the advanced features since then.
For instance, I want to be able to use the video mixing and surround sound capabilities, and make use of a lot of the original features when the vs700 came out. From what I can tell the greatest/smoothest/seamless integration only really happened at producer 8.5.. and then at Sonar x1/x2 it started to lose a bit of functionality. Then now there is the driver hack, that doesn't properly work for me at all (yet), but seems to be working fine for some others, but not all. Am I missing something here? Is anyone running Cakewalk Bandlab on Windows 10 with FULL VS700 functionality with all it's features? Or are people running earlier versions of Sonar in Windows 10?
For seamless integration and functionality I've had to go all the way back to Sonar/Cakewalk Producer 8.5 on Windows 8.1.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've read so many past threads and spent days and days trying to solve this.
And just for my own two cents worth- Roland should look after their customers better. To sell a premium studio product with a high price tag, and then just dump everyone who bought the gear is shameful. It's like selling a car that no longer drives due to a minor software issue. It's enough to make me want to dump Roland after years of being a loyal customer. The fact that Cakewalk changed hands is no excuse IMO.
If Bandlab are able to sort out a new driver that enables a fully functional vs700 with Cakewalk/Bandlab, with all of it's original features, they will certainly have a very loyal customer in me- but not until then.
It's such a shame because the VS700c is such an amazing controller. I want to be using all it's features! But I have to go back in time to do so.