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John David Ross

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  1. Update: The issue is solved! I was using USB 2.0 ports (I think) and switched to the one labeled super speed which I think represents USB 3.0 on this motherboard. I watched a YouTube video that said these drum kits don't usually like USB 2.0 ports and that was the key. I'm okay for now with this. Now I'll try recording and see if I can make that work too.
  2. My Alesis Nitro does not trigger any midi sounds in Cakewalk or any software. I use Addictive Drums but have also tried other drum kit plugins within Cakewalk. My computer recognizes the Nitro and installs the drivers. I've tried different USB cables and mappings. Nothing has helped. It was working awhile back. Not sure when it stopped either. My midi controller keyboard will trigger the drums just fine.
  3. I have an Alesis DM7X electronic drum kit. I cannot get it to produce any sound. It is working according to Device Manager and everything seems mapped properly in Cakewalk and Addictive Drums. I'm not sure what to do. Let me know what info or screenshots would be helpful. Thank you!
  4. Scook, I am so greatful for your response. You (and others on here) have taught me a lot more than I imagined and you don't make me feel like an idiot either. In this instance, I feel like an idiot because my project template had punch enabled and that was the cause. I've been using this template for over a year now and it has stopped me from using midi the entire time. I'm not even sure why it's on because I don't like the way Cakewalk punches (I'm used to the Pro Tools method). THANK YOU AGAIN!
  5. I never got this to work. I'm connecting my M-Audio Keystation via USB to my PC.
  6. I don't need or want the wave. I only want the midi as data like you described. That is what I can't get to come out. It used to be so easy but I haven't done it in so long. Still can't get it to work with all of the above suggestions.
  7. I'm trying to add a Dimension Pro Synth into a project and the MIDI data track doesn't show up when I'm recording. The MIDI sound wave shows up though. I think I have something setup wrong in the Insert Soft Synth Settings. It's been a while since I've used soft synths. Thanks for any suggestions.
  8. Terry, Thank you so much! I can't believe I've been wasting so much time resetting vocals all these years. You are going to save me hours from this one tip.
  9. I have a vocal track that has my plugins set and tweaked to my liking. I have recorded another track without any plugins. Is there a quick way to copy plugin settings from one track and then drop them to another? Right now I'm doing it dirty by copying the original track without audio and then dragging my other audio to it but this is not efficient. Thank you.
  10. Here is an EP that my band recorded in Cakewalk. I'm not sure what was used for the mastering process because we sent it out. This is a link to the music on Spotify but you should be able to find "White Flags" by Sightline on most other streaming services. Thanks for checking it out and hope you enjoy! Spotify Link
  11. Does anyone use any plugins that have decent presets for vocals, instruments, etc...? I struggle with producing decent sounding demos when mixing and mastering individual tracks and then eventually mastering the final cut. I was just hoping to find a good plugin to help me. I'm also trying to learn a little more as I go along but there aren't a lot of Youtube resources for the current Cakewalk. Most everything I find is for SONAR. Thanks for any help!
  12. I am playing a real bass plugged direct to my Focusrite. It is rock music. Scook's link was like reading another language for me to be honest.
  13. I have a recording that so far sounds great until I add the bass to the mix. The bass has a sound and tone that I like when I solo the track but it makes my mix sound like garbage when I unmute it. Please share tips and tricks for bass production and mixing please. Screenshots and details on plugins would be really helpful too! Thanks!
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