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  1. 6 hours ago, bjornpdx said:

    Thanks for that link. Lately I've been interested in making spacey type videos for my music and I see there's some discussion at that site about software I could try. Gonna check it out.

    Hiya Bjorn, I look forward to hearing you do some spacey stuff, and when you do, join up there and post a link. I am not going to be active in the songs forum here as, at this moment in time, I am not using any Bandlab software.



    andy 🙂

  2. 4 hours ago, James G said:

    ^ This

    I can't log in there anymore... Forgot my password but the e-mail address I used to register there, one I had for over fifteen years, was compromised and so I can't reset... I suppose I could pester Ed or Bob but I feel like I'm being a bit of a PITA...


    Place I hang out the most nowadays is https://www.ambientonline.org/ but I can't see anyone here being interested in that, you mostly being rock/pop/country peeps.

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  3. 20 minutes ago, daryl1968 said:

    Instead of having a ton of splintered forums, tell people exactly what you want from your post. 

    If you want criticism to the subatomic level, say that in your post and I'm sure you'd get it. 

    +1 to that...

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  4. Well, it arrived...

    A lot of time spent head scratching but I think they are working together now.

    I connect my Roland MMP-2 to my O-C to give me two more analogue inputs but it gave me a bit of a problem. With just the one O-C I could connect it with the O-C turned on but now when I do that it screws everything up, so I have to remember to turn the MMP-2 on first and then turn on the O-C's.

    Still having to compromise my inputs it seems... I thought 18 inputs would have been okay but I was wrong. 

    Funny thing is the manual says that when you have two O-C's connected you get a total of 24 inputs and 20 outputs but I cannot see those as physical connections on the units so I am going to have to contact someone at Roland.





  5. 3 hours ago, rebel007 said:

    Hi synkrotron.

     I have two Octocaptures. One for my desktop, and one for my laptop. I remember hooking them together once as an experiment and they worked just fine together. It didn’t take too long, but as I said, I only tried it as a test so it’s not something I do on a regular basis.

    Thanks for that :)

    I am waiting patiently for my package to arrive... Due in the next couple of hours.

    In the meantime I've been digging through my extensive supply of cables and seeing what I can do to improve and set up my studio.


    Kind of exciting! 😀

  6. On 1/2/2019 at 9:44 PM, Toddskins said:

    Perhaps my solution applies to your problem.

    I have a fantastic desktop PC and cannot imagine it needing more power or RAM for my needs for many years.  i7 4790K, 32GB RAM, SSD drives, PCIe semi-pro sound card (ESI Juli-Xte), etc.  The only thing I never got around to getting was a discrete GPU card (too expensive at the time and now 3x more expensive!  haha - bit miners).

    Anyway, last month I purchased Arturia Collection V v.6 (21 software synths) that I could not pass up for $249.  When I installed them, each and everyone of them had graphic problems when loaded for themselves, but not affecting anything else running on my system (i.e. DAW, other VSTi's, desktop images and program)  Only the Arturia programs alone.  You can follow the unfolding of the story and see images I had uploaded to the Gearslutz forums here, if you are so inclined, starting with my post #458: https://www.gearslutz.com/board/electronic-music-instruments-and-electronic-music-production/1191378-arturia-v-collection-6-a-16.html#post13655738

    The solution ended up being to simply update my Intel 4600 graphics driver from the Device Manager.  Not intuitive at all.  But Arturia had me do an uninstall and re-install all to no avail.  A suggestion from the Sonar Cakewalk forums put me on the right track and his suggestion had me going looking, and I stumbled upon the solution.

    The updated driver for the internal graphics of the Intel cpu fixed my issue.  Your image is a resemblance to what mine were.

    Thanks for taking the time to reply Todd.

    As I use a Surface Pro laptop I am not even sure I would be able to update the graphics driver.

    Also, as Presonus totally ignored my plight I have decided that I won't be bothering with Studio One again, even if they fixed the issue. Great software, crap support, IMO.


    cheers, and thanks again,



  7. 1 hour ago, Logan_4600 said:

    Nowadays, mostly for Gaming. I've been struggling with a creative block from some years now. So, whenever I do use  it as a DAW is to revisit old tracks (own or friend's trakcs). Yeah, I know, kinda sad.

    Have a go at creating some mind numbing ambient drone stuff... Worked for me 😀

  8. 14 hours ago, Kuusniemi said:

    This is actually very good information. Would be fantastic to see screenshots of the graphics.

    BTW, Absynth looks like like crap on anything... :D Great synth, horrible GUI.

    Ah, sorry, but I didn't bother with screenshots of Absynth at the time and I have now uninstalled Studio One from my Surface Pro.

    I did, however, take a screenshot of Sandman Pro which is a VST delay effect. This one was totally bizarre in that although you could seemingly change the size of the GUI, the widgets were all out of scale, meaning that if you tried to adjust something with your mouse the widget that you tried to click on wasn't actually where the graphic was saying it was. Totally unusable.

    I posted on the PreSonus forum about this issue and got absolutely no feedback whatsoever, another nail in the SO3 coffin as far as I was concerned. I also messaged Plugin Alliance and got zero response from them too.

    Here's a link to the PreSonus post:-


    And here's a larger picture of the screenshot:-


    In the image, where there appears to be a popup help box, that is where my mouse if hovering. It's the "Width" control which is in the bottom right hand side of the GUI and visible in the middle of the picture.


    Totally useless...

  9. Hiya Peeps,

    No hardware sub-forum yet so I thought I'd ask here.

    I want to increase my number of inputs.

    I could get a new fit for purpose interface but I know that you can link two OCTA-CAPTURE interfaces. I am pretty happy with my OCTA-CAPTURE so I can't see the point in going down a new interface.

    Unless, of course, linking is a PITA, in which case I would love to hear your thoughts.


    Also, while I am here, I know I could have asked on other forums but over the years I have found the Cakewalk community the most helpful and best to get on with. 





  10. FWIW I am now using REAPER.

    I had bought into Studio One when they offered the crossgrade deal and I really got into it. Quite easy to pick up and I really liked the GUI. However, I have since bought a nifty little Microsoft Surface Pro and Studio One doesn't handle the high resolution graphics well at all. I mean, the main DAW is fine but some of the VST like Absynth looks awful. I posted about this on the PreSonus forum and got no help whatsoever.

    I almost installed and tried CbB on the Surface but didn't bother. I felt that REAPER was doing such a good job with things graphics related and also with CPU usage that I stuck with it.


    Apologies to Bandlab I guess for not giving CbB a go but I guess that my reticence is also down to still feeling a bit sore about the demise of SONAR.

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