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  1. Guys, I appreciate all your help. I've either verified or implemented most of the changes you've suggested along with going through Alexey's recommendations. I've used Latency Mon and gotten validation that the machine is good enough to run as a Daw without dropouts. I've run a project with resource monitor up, and never reached over a 50% CPU load. The downside is that on the test project, I still have the issue with little improvement. So at this point I'll conclude my effort and carry on. Again, thanks for the help. I've learned a lot from you all this week.
  2. Thank you for the information Alexey. I will look over your list this weekend and see if there is anything I've missed. At this point, I suspect that it's related to the multi-cpu configuration I'm running. However, that is purely speculation after trying a multitude of other tweaks. I don't see my hardware configuration changing anytime soon, so the answer at the end may be that I stick with the DAW which can best take advantage of it.
  3. Thanks for the feedback Scook. I'll give these suggestions a go.
  4. There are several of us LA based musicians hanging around here. Grem, I'm looking at you...
  5. All of the power settings are in High Performance mode . Both the minimum and maximum processor states are set to 100%. A question for anyone that knows: Is CW able to utilize multiple CPUs? Is there a setting I should tweak? All 8 cores are showing in the performance meter of CW.
  6. For the past couple of weeks I've been trying to get Cakewalk by Bandlab to run in a good way on my DAW machine. This is after almost a year of using Reaper as my main DAW. Cakewalk appeals to me due to familiarity and some pretty slick features such as Pro Channel, which I always loved. My experience so far hasn't been as good as I'd hoped. I've had issues with crackling audio while using certain plugins, at least one flat out crash, crackling audio on a track that had a section which was copy / pasted. Just a lot of random stuff. I found that Automap (which worked with legacy Cakewalk) no longer seems to work properly. Just a lot of annoying issues. These are issues that I really haven't had with Reaper. Same soundcard, same drivers, same plugins, better performance all the way around. So, I find it hard to believe that the machine has any real issues. Granted, it's not the latest and greatest on all fronts. Some of the components are getting quite old. However, the performance issues between CWbB versus Reaper are pretty eye opening. Now that brings up my question: I know a great number of people are happily using CW on a daily basis with no big issues. What am I missing here? Is is such a trick to properly configure the darned program? I didn't have to jump through hoops like this in the past. I was running SPLAT on a Quad Core Intel machine with 8gb of ram not long ago. I'm running dual Xeons with 32gb and 5.75 freaking tb of HDD spread over 4 drives for pete's sake! I don't understand. For the record, I live and breathe computers on a daily basis, so configuration and programming is my bread and butter. Any ideas are appreciated. Signed, Frustrated in Louisianastan. (I'm a multi core squirrel is a single core world)
  7. Yep, I agree. It's funny though, I spend a lot of time getting my stuff tracked so that it's the highest quality I can produce. I check and double check through my AKG Studio grade headphones. Next I tweak while listening on the BX5a monitors, listen on my Kenwood home studio for a bit and export the file. Then I listen to the results through my cheap earbuds playing while attached to my cellphone, and through the stereo in my funky OLD pickup truck. If the mix can't pass the cheap headphone and funky old pickup truck test, it's back to the drawing board. I realize that somewhere in the world, someone will actually listen to my music under ideal conditions, so it's that possibility that makes me take the time to try and get everything else right I guess.
  8. 24/44.1 here too. All that technology and effort to produce the most pristine sound possible, and the end user pulls out their $19.99 earbuds and listens to the stream on Soundcloud.
  9. Thanks! I'll give that a try. It doesn't sound too dissimilar to Reaper's solution.
  10. When legacy Cakewalk went defunct, I started using Reaper as my new DAW. One of the features I really love is the ability to set a time selection from a set of markers and then create a region from the time selection. Once you have your regions defined (Intro, Verse 1, Chorus, etc) it's very easy to duplicate or rearrange entire sections. I realize that Cakewalk doesn't have the exact same functionality, but I'm wondering how other users handle that within the current program? I'd welcome your tips and tricks. I'm really trying to get back into Cakewalk due to the fact that I have so much time with it.
  11. Thanks for the reply scook. I rebuilt the .ini files as you suggested this morning. As you guessed, I've had CW on this machine for awhile, and the settings may look a little wonky from experimentation the last few days. It didn't completely clear up the issue, but it didn't hurt either. As I said, it's not a showstopper since I have other ways to accomplish what these two plugins do. It's just a minor inconvenience. When the Sonargate thing happened, I began using Reaper, and frankly having good results with it. But after 20+ years as a Cakewalk user, I wanted to get into the Bandlab version. I like it so far. It feels like an old friend. But, there are a few quirky things I'll have to work through. Again, thanks for the help.
  12. Thanks for the advice Scook. Unfortunately, no dice. I started at a setting of 64 and tried multiples up to 512. On the bright side, Cakewalk still ran smoothly at 512 with the soundspot vst removed. The curious thing is that even one Soundspot will cause the glitching. Using the same project in Reaper runs fine with 6 distinct Soundspot vsts. I know I'm missing something, I just don't know what. It's not a showstopper, but it is a nusance.
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