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  1. I just tried this several ways, including closing and reopening CbB and the project and also cannot duplicate your issue. All hidden tracks STAY hidden as set. Even when changing to any other view.
  2. Accidental notes outside of a scale are used all the time in composition in passing to create tension, but generally not as a resolving part of a chord structure. IE; glissando, or grace notes.
  3. I found that I was so disgusted with the Win10 Metro start menu that I installed the Classic Shell so that I didn't have to re-train my brain from Win7.🤣
  4. And on the opposite end of the spectrum is a film like "Pieces of a Woman" where the soundtrack is all but nonexistent. I actually dubbed several scenes out of that just to practice on.
  5. It is possible that you have a lost or incompatible plugin that was saved into your FX Chain. Try to build a new FX chain from known good Plugin EFX, save as FX Chain (or FX Chain Preset) and then close/reopen/reload session. Insert the new built FX Chain first into the FX bin and see if it works. If so, insert it into the ProChannel bin as an FX Chain preset and see if that works. Maybe try to do this in a new empty session first also.
  6. Along those lines; the first projects that I re-opened after the 2022.02 update were all a semitone sharp. Close, reboot, re-opened again... all fine. The 2022.06 update wiped out all of my hardware (stereo x2 & surround) outputs from my default custom project templates. Rebuilt them and all is fine again. I just chalk it up to the electron gods, or Murphy. Stuff happens.
  7. I don't deal with crappy vocal tracks. I just hire a better vocalist! 😁 And if I ever need to really screw up an instrument... well that's what sound design is all about, and I have the tools and skill set for that.😉
  8. What is the deal with instrument manufacturers thinking that their debut demo track to introduce a product is cooler when it's buried in an heavily orchestrated track? Maybe they don't want anyone to hear how weak it actually is? Meh... let me hear the instrument in solo performance mode or don't waste my time.
  9. I have used the video window for composing to ever since it was first introduced in Sonar; using WMV, MPEG-4, and AVI files, and have NEVER ONCE had any glitches, black screens, or other anomaly occur. So, yeah... it would seem that it IS system dependent.
  10. Shift+F will fit entire project to the window. If there are more tracks than will fit, they all collapse to minimum height.
  11. I know that Cubase and Nuendo can sort active tracks to the top, and then delete what is left, but since I started way back in the analog tape days, I'm used to doing a little "housekeeping" before mixing LOL!
  12. Sorry, man. Not that I know of in an 'automated' way. I have large scoring templates, but when I'm down to the point of exporting stems and everything in the composition is in audio format, I just delete the completely empty tracks and save a copy of the session as filename_MIX.
  13. Yes. Use the Track Manager (preset shortcut key = H), or available from the [Track Pane/Tracks Menu/Track Manager]. UNCHECK those types that you DON'T want to see in the track pane or Console view, but you know that. As for finding only tracks that contain audio or midi data, still use the same technique, but would require a little more work. There is no preset way to filter that I know of. If you use folders for sub-types of instruments, but don't use those instruments in the composition, that may be easier. Otherwise, just delete the empty tracks after completion and before mixing. It won't have any effect on your opening template.
  14. That is a loop marker. Hit "L" on the querty keyboard to remove, "shift+L" to enable. Also can use the loop module in the control bar.
  15. I use a KK S61 Mk1 all the time as a second control surface (to my Promix) set up as an MCU and everything works in the transport section except for the Loop button (don't really care). I thought about adding a Nano control, but opted to build midi editor setups where pitch & mod touch strips become CC3 and CC11, or a couple of other expression controls, and changing to the general midi is a two button press on the keyboard. If I could get it to change track focus in CbB, I'd be in Val Halla.
  16. You are evidently not building enough time into your contract bids. I always plan for at least 4 round trips to layback audio into the directors cut on my video sled and bill accordingly. And I'm faster on that than in CbB by long shot. I have no need to export dailies for Director approval from Cakewalk, but... as @Jeremy Oakes said, YMMV.
  17. CbB is not a video edit sled (yet!) so all you can do is to check this post reply from Mark McLeod for a workaround: I tested this method and it does work, but it's not elegant or sleek. Usually when I have my audio exported into stems, I just load them into my Video edit platform and sync.
  18. Ok. That is definitely weird. I know someone with that keyboard as Midi input AND controller, with a MOTU audio I/O that works swimmingly. Have you trashed the ACT control and just tried it as a MIDI keyboard input device (not control surface)? If that is successful, then try to add just a Mackie Control surface for the Novation to see if that forces the issue. Again... maybe screenshot your prefs pages for us? There are several of the sales folks at Sweetwater that are tech savvy, especially with CbB. I believe a chat session with them may be in order too while we put on our thinking caps.
  19. The Novation Launchkey is only a usb midi interface, there is no reason why it should even show up under <preferences/audio devices>, and thereby "steal" away from your Tascam audio I/O. Check in your prefs that the Tascam is your audio device, and in midi devices, the keyboard is selected. Maybe a screenshot of those two dialogs would help us to help you.
  20. Windows 10 introduced the snipping tool: WINDOWS KEY+SHIFT+S Unfortunately, in most applications with context menus, they close before capture due to the interrupt from the low ASCII key stroke. Print Screen is a dedicated key, and therefore doesn't send an interrupt. Probably still your best option.😕
  21. Jesse; "I should have been more specific. I would not be sending signals. I will only be needing power for the laptop, speakers, focusrite solo, and midi keyboard" I must have completely bypassed the word "extension" in your OP. My bad...
  22. Exactly what signals are you sending? MIDI DIN is a 5 volt line and can degrade quickly in all but the best quality shielded conductors. USB loses too much level (from 3.3 volts) over about 30 feet, and your computer speakers are likely only pushing 500 milliwatts to maybe 5 watts, so 30 to 50 feet is about the limit. I've built many professional studios where the MIDI DIN lines were never more than 50 feet, and even they got sketchy with the best Canare 5 conductor wire. Good luck.
  23. On Export, when you get to the MP3 Export Options dialog, in the "Comments" section (where the notes are transferred) just put the cursor in that box, CTRL-A (select all) and Delete. Works every time.
  24. Not that I'm aware of. Create new folder, then duplicate the tracks that you need and drag them into it.
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