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  1. Oh, just realised that I have my Event List in the "Docker." It is also possible to have the Event List in its own floating window. So it depends on how you have CbB set up.
  2. Okay, in the studio now... I had to find a suitable MIDI file, one which I downloaded off the interwebs and that has a patch change. I dragged the MIDI file into an existing project. I then selected the track which was created, in this case, Track 6. I brought up the Event List by right clicking on the MIDI clip and selected View > Event List. Or, while the track is selected you can select the Event List by going to the Views menu at the top of the main window. Here is that Event List view:- I have highlighted the "Patch" change with the red arrow, but in the Event List view a Patch change event is a yellowy orange colour. Under the heading "Kind" it is called "Patch," All the other events on this track are "Note." What you can do at this point is either edit the patch in the Event List by double clicking on it and changing it in the dialogue box that pops up, or you could simply delete the event by selecting it and hitting the delete button, and this will allow you to set the patch change within the VST or, if you wish, change the patch in the track properties. In the case of using VST instruments I prefer to leave the patch selection in the track properties blank and selecting the desired patch within the VST. If you are doing lots of MIDI stuff then it is well worth getting into the habit of using the Event List, sometimes just to see what is in there, but also to edit stuff a bit quicker/easier. I hope that helps. cheers andy PS, I have no idea why I have two images in this post. I originally inserted the image from my hard disk but it was too small so I uploaded it to my FTP site so that I could link it full size. But now I don't seem to be able to delete the smaller image...
  3. Hi I am not at my PC at the moment so if no one else has shown you what to look for by the time I make it into my studio I will do what I can to help. cheers andy
  4. But, if there ARE program changes within the imported MIDI file it overrides any program selection made as part of the track properties.
  5. This is exactly what I was referring to in my post above. Event list is what you need to use...
  6. I use LUFS now and rarely do I need to worry much about peak levels. All my releases in the last twelve months or so don't go over -1.0 dB Then again, I only release on streaming services. Haven't burned an audio CD for over fifteen years... So perhaps my input here is irrelevant.
  7. Hope you don't mind me chipping in here. I would be tempted to check event list view just in case the downloaded MIDI file has a patch change message in there. Cheers andy
  8. This is why this forum is in need of a hardware section. A good post like this, that may not necessarily be posted in regularly, but will always be of interest to peeps from time to time will get lost in the usual Coffee House stuff. And that is not a side swipe at the Coffee House by the way. Just expressing my opinion... Back in my cave now...
  9. I used to love Breverb. Upgraded to the full version shortly after SONAR introduced it as an effect. But then FabFilter released Pro-R and that is all I use now. Software wise anyway. I also have a couple of outboard effects that I use from time to time...
  10. Thanks for your large post there, @Starship Krupa, you make some good points. But if you are "tired of going over it again and again," why bother? Just stick me on "ignore" and stress not.
  11. So, the bottom line is, I should not be concerned that CbB is not a flash in the pan and despite being free is a good, solid DAW (SONAR) and I should simply embrace it (assuming it is able to cope with my hardware/software issues)?
  12. But for how long, and I ain't so bothered about the free thing. In fact, perhaps it is the free thing that is bothering me...
  13. I jumped ship, (which surprised me, being a Twelve Tone Systems fan boy for many years) to Studio One. Then when I bought a laptop with a hi res monitor, and Studio One couldn't handle that I jumped to REAPER, which I had purchased a license for about four or five years ago. But I am having trouble with sync'ing my hardware and software now and so am on the move again. Hence my visits to this forum...
  14. Blimey! Posted this, went to the dentist, went to visit my lad and bring him back here for a takeaway, watched a bit of telly, and we're now up to page two! So, if CbB is free, is it crap? I've downloaded and installed... I've now got to get my head back into SONAR mode having been using Studio One and Reaper since Gibson did the dirty. Looking pretty much like SONAR but I am very rusty. Got to update and add some MIDI instrument definitions. Got to remind myself of how to set up outboard effects sends/returns. Going to be a slow process, but needs must as the devil drives, or something like that (REAPER and MIDI hardware sync has let me down and Studio One has turned out to be a VST only DAW...) I'll try to catch up with some of the ramblings here...
  15. Yeah, why is CbB free? Is it just while it is in "development?" cheers andy
  16. It is highly likely that peeps who buy DG's guitars will not even play them...
  17. Hi I have been using eM Client for a few years now:- https://www.emclient.com/ It is worth doing some further research. I did some, but I found the amount of stuff available a bit overwhelming. At the end of the day I wanted something which was not connected to google, microsoft, mozilla, all that stuff and I think eM Client is not related to any of the "big providers." eM Client is free for non-commercial use and for up to two accounts. I paid the £30 one of payment just for the "VIP Support," although I haven't needed it yet. It is worth noting that although I use a client I do not have it downloading all my e-mails from my e-mail provider. This is an option, IMAP vs POP3. This means that if I have to I can still access my incoming e-mails via a web browser. My e-mails are only removed from my provider server when I delete them or move them from the inbox to a folder on my computer. cheers andy
  18. I'm still using a client because I like to be able to save a backup of certain emails to my hard drive. And there have been a couple of times when I needed access to an email when the internet was down. But that is a rare occurrence, I have to admit. My lad thinks I'm a bit daft for doing so and he is webmail all the way. I put it down to our age ...
  19. Same here. I rear ended a Chelsea Tractor on my motorbike. Comical really... Scrubbed most of my speed off and cracked the light cluster on the car. I apologised... Told that insurance that I was responsible and they told me off. That's how I know...
  20. yeah, can't stop laughing Thing, is, though, you are instructed by your insurance providers NOT to apologise at the scene of an accident. But Mr. Windsor did, according to the guy interviewed that pulled him out if his Chelsea Tractor, express concern for the other party. And if the guy who put me in hospital for six weeks, after knocking me off my motorbike in 2009, had turned up to say "sorry," my missus would probably have told him to feck off. You will also find that the police, in such a situation, strongly advise against contacting the third party. Anyway, Mr. Windsor wasn't driving:-
  21. An interesting video, albeit for REAPER:- And one about Gain Staging, which, for me, was quite an eye opener:-
  22. I gave up on thinking about physical releases quite a while ago. Can't remember the last time I burned a CD with my own stuff on it, probably early 2K. I upload all my stuff to Bandcamp as 24 bit wav and it is up to the downloader as to whether they download the WAV file or the 320kbps MP3 file. Bandcamp does the conversion to all the other file types, I just upload the WAV. Also, when I download stuff from Bandcamp I download 320kbps MP3 files because my hearing is fecked and lossless file types are lost on me. Regarding gain staging:- I don't worry so much about that any more, since moving to 24bit. The "noise floor" is so low, apparently, using 24bit that you can record much lower signals that what you would have done using 16bit. For 16bit recordings, gain staging, and faffing with that level to get it as hot as possible without clipping was quite important. So, that's why I would never, ever record in 16bit again. cheers andy
  23. Well, Christophe Frank was a third part of Tangerine Dream back when I first ventured into that sort of stuff. I try hard to emulate that but the reality is that my stuff is my own 🙂
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