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  1. I understand your reluctance to reinstall Windows, but I doubt you can rely on the fact that your Windows installation used to work fine to rule out any Windows issue. A possible kludge that might work with less extreme effort would be to create a new user account and try to do a fresh install of Bandlab on that account. Another would be to image your existing installation then do a repair install over the original. https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html
  2. The price listed at that link site is $22. 00. Do you have some kind of credit or coupon code that is giving you that price? Never mind...Just like you said price of $11.00 magically appears in the cart.
  3. Before I would replace the liquid cooler I would try testing it. The most common not fan related problem, aside from all the fluid leaking out which should be obvious from minor flooding in the vicinity, would be an air/vapor lock in the system. Bleeding off the air would fix that--the computer cooling equivalent of bleeding your brakes. If you have an air cooler lying around, you might see if that will work. If it works better than the liquid cooler that would certainly suggest the liquid unit is screwed up.
  4. The driver rollback is a Windows process, and would be expected to only affect the driver--it does not affect applications directly. You could be a lot more precise about whether it might help if you knew the current driver was not correct or if you knew the current version of Windows. Unfortunately when you allow Windows Update to update your Windows installation, it does not invariably bring it up all the way to the then current version. Some updates depend on an earlier version already having been installed, and unless you repeatedly run updates you often end up at some intermediate version especially if it has been a while since the last update. I realize that it can be difficult to provide any granular level of help to a naive user by telephone--so the advice may not be anything you can use. Besides, I have no confidence that your problem has been correctly diagnosed at this point.
  5. If your friend can get connected, it would probably be best to update Win 10 to the current version. The problem described in my first link above (which may or may not be your problem) was specific to version 1703 and was fixed by subsequent updates. The driver rollback, if it is available, should not require and internet connection.
  6. Of course we have no idea how much your other programs stress the CPU. It would not be surprising that Cakewalk provides an exceptional load compared to normal usage. It is also not clear what the significance of your computer being liquid cooled is, in a case where you are concerned that it is overheating. A liquid cooler can fail just like an air driving fan, but it is simpler to detect fan failure than other issues. Have you dismantled the system to see if it has coolant left, or run it outside the computer with a fluid source to check that it is pumping, or checked the thermal connection to the cpu and adequacy of the thermal paste? If you are having a cooling problem it is probably best to start with troubleshooting the cooling system rather than imagining that some update in a program is producing a large demand change.
  7. It might even be possible to just roll back the driver: To roll back your audio driver In the search box on the taskbar, type device manager, then select it from the results. Select the arrow next to Sound, video and game controllers to expand it. Right-click the listing for your sound card or audio device, then select Properties. Select the Driver tab, then select Roll Back Driver. Read and follow the instructions and then select Yes if you want to roll back your audio driver.
  8. It is possible that the windows update has substituted a device specific driver that would normally be installed via USB on first connection with a new USB audio generic driver. If that were the case I would expect a complete failure to communicate rather than this odd behavior. In any case it might be worth trying to force windows to recognize the device specific driver and install it. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4021854/windows-10-doesn-t-install-specific-drivers-for-usb-audio-devices-on-t https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/audio/usb-2-0-audio-drivers https://www.minitool.com/news/fix-usb-audio-drivers-wont-install-win-10.html https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-hardware-winpc/usb-audio-codec-for-profx8-does-not-work-for/64aed282-141e-484e-adf9-c51b2cb7a3fc
  9. According to the FAQ this unit should send a stereo out (two tracks) from the Main Mix of the board to the computer via USB. Since it is a mixing board, I would assume that microphone inputs would be controlled/turned on/mixed by use of the physical controls on the board. Once however many inputs are mixed to the board's Main Mix that should be what is received by the computer. It does not use an installable driver.
  10. I am certain that someone will be along to either 1) swear on his virgin mother's grave that he can hear the difference in effects applied at a minimally higher sampling rate or B) demonstrate mathematically that it is indubitably possible that the difference would be discernible over a car radio. I, on the other hand, doubt it is worth any effort at all to resample the project.
  11. IO errors that come and go can well indicate problems with the physical connection of the drive. Dirty connectors and the like can work or not depending on the temperature, vibration or the whims of the gods. It is certainly worth cleaning and re-seating the drive data and power connectors, and maybe switching which connectors you use. You can try to find out if there are logical errors using chkdsk, or surface errors using some third party utilities or the disk diagnostic software available for download from the drive manufacturer, but if you continue to have doubts it might be time to convert the disk to a backup disk for non-critical data and order a new drive.
  12. The title seems to indicate that your organs are "vintage"--and therein lies your problem. Organs, once removed from a living or recently deceased host, can only survive for a very limited time. To be able to work properly they must be reconnected to a recipient within a matter of hours, a time that can be extended by transport under refrigeration, and there is promising work being done on extra-corporeal circulation that may provide an even longer window, but in general it is clearly best to work with fresh organs.
  13. To be clear are you saying that Cakewalk program crashes or that you get a "blue screen" aka Windows Stop Error and have to restart Windows?
  14. The batch file issue may be adding an unnecessary complication. It just executes the two commands and the file can be named anything.bat and placed anywhere so long as you can find it and right click it and choose run as administrator to execute. It might be simpler just to open an elevated command prompt and type the two commands one at a time followed by enter to get the same result. https://appuals.com/how-to-open-an-elevated-command-prompt-on-windows-10/
  15. The "administrator" accounts that you set up in Windows are actually accounts that are members of the "administrator group." Members of that group can be granted ownership and permissions as a group, but they can also function as separate accounts with their own permissions. In any case they do not automatically get to do everything on the system. There is a true "administrator"--similar to the godlike account in early versions of the OS, but because it has so much unfettered access to the computer MS decided to make it difficult to access. It will show up if you inadvertently delete every account that is a member of the administrator group so that you can create a new member account of the administrators group. It can also be activated by the user with the caveat that when open, anyone can sign in with root access. Best advice: unless you have a very definite reason to do so--leave it hidden. You can almost always manage ownership/permissions issues without it. https://www.ghacks.net/2014/11/12/how-to-enable-the-hidden-windows-10-administrator-account/ The basic rule is that a program running in Windows gets the same privileges as the account that opened it. So when a program is running it is treated like a user as far as its ability to access resources. Different installers can sometimes put their resources in locations to which other programs do not have permissions, which might make them inaccessible to another program. Running programs or installers as administrator is a kludge to try to get around this issue that sometimes has unwanted consequences. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/identity-protection/access-control/access-control
  16. So try to run it as the same user that you normally log in as i.e. do not run as administrator. Cakewalk run as administrator has a different set of permissions than Cakewalk run as an ordinary user. Likely your removable drive is owned by your ordinary user account, as is your desktop so that files there are able to be copied back and forth. When running as administrator you are not running under the same account, and even though the program is running under an account that is an "administrator," that account does not necessarily have access to resources owned or limited to a particular account. If you need to have Cakewalk run as administrator (that is usually only needed if you have some unresolved ownership/permissions issue already) then try changing ownership/permissions on the removable drive to match the owner of Cakewalk when run as administrator. https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-change-ownership-of-files-and-folders-in-windows-10/
  17. If you do not need to edit the MIDI data simultaneously with the rest of the project, a simple kludge would be to open a new project in Cakewalk at the native tempo of the MIDI clip, sort out your drum voicing and then render that drum only project to audio. If you import the rendered audio drums into your existing project, it should play at the tempo as it was saved to MIDI. Tempo maps might be useful. Or a MIDI editor (or hex editor if you know how to use it) can be used to change the tempo on the original MIDI file to match the project prior to import. Try https://www.midieditor.org/index.php?category=intro
  18. I am not clear on what you mean by Eurorack modular. That is a brand, but also a sort of standard for connecting feestanding analog devices to each other. In any case it is not an analog synth to my understanding but a group of "modules" that perform typically limited functions--you would need several modules to assemble anything like an analog synth. Unlike a some "modular" or "semimodular" synths that incorporate the various circuits in one cabinet linked by patch cords or switches/knobs these are freestanding units that each typically does only one thing. Very expensive and not very intuitive. Take a look at Voltage Nucleus (currently FREE) to see one software emulation of a Eurorack modular system. I think it is pretty unlikely that you will be able to get a true analog synth of any quality for less than $200 unless you buy used.
  19. Disable the onboard audio in BIOS/UEFI if possible or in Windows device manager if not. Uninstall the Focusrite interface drivers, restart (not shut down) the computer then re-install the latest Focusrite driver (Focusrite Control) for your version of the 2i2
  20. Do you mean flamming? : a drumbeat of two strokes of which the first is a very quick grace note
  21. http://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?product=Cakewalk&language=3&help=Arranging.64.html#1471881
  22. As the recent spate of closures of meat packing plants has demonstrated there need to be clear and effective guidelines requiring changes to the workplace in many industries. Although most of us are cognizant of the risk of customers becoming infected by a clerk or service worker or by another shopper in a store, the risk of worker to worker transmission in the course of business as usual where customers have no direct contact is serious. The workplace represents a location where employees are often expected to gather in potentially dangerous numbers and proximity. Standard workplace regulations were never intended to deal with an epidemic, few organizations have anyone with the expertise to design effective countermeasures, and regulatory agencies do not have anything like the personnel needed to assure that workplaces are in compliance even with the broad general advice given to the public. It makes little sense to ban people from gathering at restaurants if you force them to get together along a closely packed assembly line. So absent a clear demonstration of effective worker to worker isolation it is absolutely appropriate to avoid having people work together in business activity that is not essential to society. I am eagerly waiting for my order, but I would not want anyone to suffer illness just to get it to me sooner.
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