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Tim Flannagin

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  1. Hello Heinz, This seems to be workable, however is a departure from what I'm used to. I will give it a try. Thank you for your effort!
  2. Can't wait to see what you've come up with. Danke!
  3. That would be fantastic! That is the missing piece for me.
  4. Obviously the best solution would be for Nektar to offer deep integration with CbB. In lieu of that however, I've had to build my own using a combination ot P6 Macros and AZ Controller.
  5. I have finally set up my Nektar P6 to run Cakewalk in a good way. However, there is one exception that would be immensely helpful for us ITB guys. I would like to see a shortcut (key binding, alt + key, don't care) to open the Instrument VST on a selected Instrument Track. It would really make the world a better place. Currently the only way I can find to do this is by clicking the mouse over the Instrument Icon. This means that it's one of the few things I can't assign to a controller function.
  6. I just wanted to thank the Bakers and Noel for all the hard work. About a year ago, I gave up on Cakewalk. After working with all the usual helpers on this forum including a great list of suggestions from Alexey, I was unable to get CW to run in a stable way. As happens about yearly (as far as I can tell) I got the urge to try CW again. I installed the latest version (2020.01 at that time) and without much trouble, I was able to begin working in a stable environment. I have updated as they became available and have been continually amazed at the quality and improvements being rolled out. I did notice on the latest update that it was necessary to tweak the buffer settings on my Delta 1010LT initially to stop the program from experiencing Audio Dropouts, but interestingly enough, returning it to the original settings later seemed to work as well. Not sure what was going on there. Bottom line is that CW is working well on a 2011 vintage Dell T5400 2 X Xeon Windows 10 system that couldn't run it reliably before. On another note, thanks for the Arranger function! This is very similar to the "Regions" functionality in Reaper and one of by favorite things to use. Keep up the good work and thanks again!
  7. Drivers for the V Studio 20 can be found here: https://www.roland.com/us/support/by_product/v-studio_20/updates_drivers/ How to hack the Windows 8 driver to work in Windows 10 http://forum.cakewalk.com/How-to-use-V700-win-8-driver-in-win-10-also-applies-to-some-other-Roland-drivers-m3206046.aspx I'm using mine with Cakewalk by Bandlab on a Windows 10 laptop, and it works great.
  8. +1 on this statement. There are so many configurations out there that one man's fix might be another's downfall. I agree with the "proceed with caution" sentiment. In my case, the DAW machine in question is a hodgepodge of parts accumulated over several years. Most are obsolete in one way or another. That's just how I roll. So to the noob, proceed with caution and most of all, make sure you understand what was said. Perception is a funny thing with reading these suggestions! Make sure you know what was being suggested, but perhaps even more than that, consider the context of the suggestion.
  9. Good thread. I wasn't aware of the Microsoft real time scanning thing. Changes shall be made this afternoon. While on the subject of Anti-Virus / Malware scanning programs, if you are running McAffee or Nortons, just get it off your machine NOW. You don't need it. These programs are worse on a DAW machine than an actual virus! I had issues all last year with audio dropouts and the machine bogging so badly that the screens would stop updating. I made 4 changes that completely changed the stability of my machine when running CW. Removed ALL McAffee products and started using the build in Windows anti-virus solution. Removed ALL Nvidia drivers from my machine and reverted to using the stock Windows display drivers. This includes removing that pesky high definition audio driver that Nvidia installs. I was running a wireless NIC in my machine because I was too lazy to run a hard wire to my building NIC. I removed the wireless card along with all of the drivers and reverted to using the built in NIC on a wired connection. I swapped out the system drive for an SSD and rearranged my files so that the CW audio has its on dedicated drive. Bottom line is that I never have an issue now. After swearing that I'd never go back to CW, here I am. My changes along with the improvements made to the program by the Bakers in the last year have completely changed my mind. My specs are in my signature and you can see that I'm not exactly running a state of the art rig, but it's back to being rock solid with these few changes.
  10. Hello. Just adding my name to the list if you still have it.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Thanks for the feedback Scook. I'll give these suggestions a go.
  14. There are several of us LA based musicians hanging around here. Grem, I'm looking at you...
  15. 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.
  16. 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)
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Thanks! I'll give that a try. It doesn't sound too dissimilar to Reaper's solution.
  20. 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.
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