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  1. This was a tune I wrote and recorded in late November and early December (on Sonar Platinum), and mixed down last weekend, built around a bunch of guitars: Electric on left channel is a 1983 Fender ’57 Strat reissue. Electric on right channel is the 2000 Les Paul R9 in my avatar. Acoustic on left channel is a 2006 Gibson Everly Brothers. Acoustic on right channel is a 2019 Taylor GS Mini in high-strung Nashville tuning. Bass is a 1983 Fender P-Bass. Lead Guitar is a 1983 Gibson Les Paul Custom. Way in the background is a synth pad played on a Roland-Ready Strat into the Roland VG-88 guitar modeling rig. All of electrics were run through the Eventide H9000 Crush Station fuzz effect into the Strymon Iridium amp and cab modeling pedal. Vocals were recorded through a Neumann U67 reissue mic, into a Chandler Ltd. Redd.47 preamp, into an Universal 1176 reissue FET compressor into a Warm Audio WA-2A tube compressor. Drums are Superior Drummer 3; and I overdubbed an assortment of hand percussion (cowbell, tambourine, and triangle) into a Shure KSM-313 ribbon mic into a Cloudlifter pre-amp. Incidentally, how do I embed a playable SoundCloud clip?
  2. I've been trying to update to the latest version of Windows (1909) for last month and it usually goes to 99% on the update, and then says it 'cannot complete the update, undoing changes'. This morning I updated/rebooted and for some reason, it actually successfully updated (Feature Updates).....at least that's what it show in the Update History. Checking the System/About: still shows Version 1903 (installed on 8/29/2019) ?? Anyway, my problem is my HDD Projects drive (F:) shows it needs to be formatted although it's an old drive that's been in the system for years and hasn't been disconnected or done anything to it. I checked in Device Manager/Properties/Events and it shows this: Device SCSI\Disk&Ven_TOSHIBA&Prod_DT01ACA300\4&1a58a66f&0&000000 was not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match. Checked windows to update the driver and says I have the latest....also wanted to try 'Roll Back Driver' option, but that's greyed out can't roll back. I really need to get access to this drive as CbB takes awhile to load up (although I've temporarily redirected it to another drive for projects), and would like to know how to fix this? All of this started after I tried to update Win10 🤦‍♂️ Thanks all! Mesh
  3. Introduction The 2020.05 release introduces dynamic waveform scaling when changing clip automation, offline activation, enhancements to mono plug-in support, improved mouse wheel handling, lots of automation enhancements, smoother UI transitions, engine/UI optimizations, and over 60 bug fixes, all in keeping with our goal of making CbB as reliable and enjoyable as possible. The following highlights are intended to provide an overview of the more significant changes. Please also refer to the new features section of our documentation for more detailed information on the features. Please give us feedback on this release. We hope you like it! 2020.05 Highlights Dynamic waveform scaling when changing clip automation When Display Clip Fade/Envelope Attenuation is enabled in Edit > Preferences > Customization - Display, Cakewalk dynamically updates the waveform amplitude when changing clip fades, clip gain automation and clip pan automation. The waveform display is pre clip FX Rack and only applies to clip automation, not track automation. Additionally, clip gain and pan envelopes are not applied to active Region FX clips. i.e. If you have a clip gain envelope on a Region FX clip, it will be ignored unless the effect is bypassed. The Display Clip Fade/Envelope Attenuation option is now also available as a key binding in Edit > Preferences > Customization - Keyboard Shortcuts (under Area: Track View). Offline activation Activation is the process by which Cakewalk validates that your software is genuine and being used in accordance with the license agreement. Cakewalk can now be activated by an online or offline process. Cakewalk will operate in Demo mode until it is activated, and saving and exporting will be disabled. A toast notification appears at the bottom of the screen to inform you if Cakewalk has not been activated yet. If your computer is connected to the internet, click the toast notification to open BandLab Assistant and activate Cakewalk. If Cakewalk is installed on a computer that is not connected to the internet, you can use offline activation as long as you have access to another computer that is connected to the internet. To use offline activation In Cakewalk, go to Help > Offline Activation > Export Activation Request to open the Save activation request dialog box. Select the folder you want to save the activation request file to, then click Save. Cakewalk saves a Activation request.crq file. This file is encrypted and machine-specific, and can only be used to activate Cakewalk on the machine that was originally used to create the Activation request.crq file. By default, Cakewalk appends a timestamp to the file name, using the following format: <Month><Day><Year>_<Hour><Minute>. For example: 052120_1157Activation request.crq. Copy the Activation request.crq file to removable media, such as a USB flash drive, that you can transfer to another computer that is connected to the internet. Using an online computer, open BandLab Assistant and sign in with your BandLab ID and password. Click the Apps tab. Under Cakewalk by BandLab, click the drop-down arrow next to the Open button, then click Process Offline Activation Request. If activation is granted, BandLab Assistant generates an Activation response.dat file. Copy the Activation response.dat file to removable media that you can transfer back to your offline Cakewalk computer. In Cakewalk, go to Help > Offline Activation > Import Activation Response to open the Import activation response dialog box. Select the Activation response.dat file and click Open. If the response file is valid, Cakewalk is activated. Early Access toast notification Early Access availability is checked whenever normal updates are checked, and a toast notification appears if an Early Access build is available. The Early Access Program provides pre-release versions of Cakewalk to the public for general testing and issue reporting. We provide Early Access builds to help us get better real world test coverage from users, which is useful to improve the reliability and quality of our releases. Participation is 100% voluntary. Please read this topic to learn more about the program. Enhancements Mono plug-in support changes This release greatly improves the FX Rack handling with respect to mixing and matching mono/stereo plug-ins. These improvements are across the board and work in track/bus/clip FX Racks, FX chains and the ProChannel. These changes apply primarily to compatibility with pure mono plug-ins (mono-in, mono-out). Mono in stereo out plugin compatibility will be addressed in a future update. Bypassing or removing plug-ins in an FX Rack, Rack bypass or global FX bypass operations will now revert any mono/stereo interleave changes caused by the plug-in, and recalculate delay compensation properly. Changing the mono/stereo interleave from the track strip button now updates the FX Rack routing correctly (Note: this is dependent on whether the ProChannel bin is pre FX Rack and if it contains mono plug-ins). Pitch shifted audio and distortion were symptoms of issues that are fixed in this release. This could occur under multiple scenarios, such as moving plug-ins, bypassing, deleting or undoing. Improved mouse wheel handling Console view vertical scrolling via mouse wheel is less prone to inadvertently adjusting parameter values if there is a brief pause during the scroll gesture (for example, while vertically scrolling with the mouse wheel, suddenly it starts scrolling the volume slider instead). The internal timer that waits for inactivity before treating the next mouse wheel movement as a new operation has been increased from 500ms to 1,000ms. This ensures that the current scroll operation doesn't change mid-gesture. In the Console view, tooltips dynamically show values when changing parameters via mouse wheel. FX Racks for tracks, buses and clips can be scrolled via mouse wheel. Increased contrast of ghosted envelopes The color contrast of ghosted automation envelopes has been increased, making them easier to see against the dark Clips pane background when Automation Lanes are collapsed. Clicking on the bus pane now automatically sets the bus focus strip This facilitates copying and pasting bus envelopes by clicking and pasting. Scrollable Clip FX Rack in Inspector Clip FX Racks in Inspector now display up to 10 plug-ins and are scrollable using both mouse wheel and the scroll bar. Improved support for recording automation via numeric input When recording automation, envelope nodes can now be recorded by typing a value in the pop-up edit controls in the Inspector, Console view, Track view, ProChannel EQ, and EQ fly-out module. The numeric input will be recorded as a Jump during automation recording. To show the numeric input pop-up, give focus to a control or its value display, then press F2, or double-click the value display. Improved recording automation of synth parameters Multiple synth parameters can be recorded in a single record pass and all envelopes are now retained. While loop recording, in order to avoid clutter the automation preview only shows the last loop record pass. All recording envelopes will be displayed when you stop playback. Improved support for copying and pasting automation envelopes Automation envelopes can now be easily copied and pasted from tracks to buses and vice versa. To copy track automation to a bus, first select and copy the envelope from the track, then click on the target bus or lane and paste. You can also copy and paste bus automation to tracks the same way. Moving or copying arrangement sections now properly manages copying and pasting the associated bus and synth automation envelopes. Bus delete stability improvements Bus deletion can now be performed while the transport is rolling without stopping the audio engine. Also an intermittent crash and app shutdown on undoing bus deletion was solved. Rename Clip key binding The Rename Clip command is now available as a key binding in Edit > Preferences > Customization - Keyboard Shortcuts (under Area: Track View). Support for .midi MIDI File extension In addition to .mid, the .midi file extension is now supported for reading. Track view's View and Options menu settings persist globally The Track View’s View and Options menu items now persist globally instead of being stored within screensets. Build numbers uses 3 digits Due to how BandLab Assistant compares versions, the Cakewalk installer now uses three digits for the build number to allow updates to work correctly. Update toast notifications throttled by a period of one day Automatic display of update toast notifications now only appears once daily. Optimizations Flicker free UI transitions when opening projects or switching between projects. Reduced excessive messaging load in the UI. This speeds up operations like scrolling and zooming in larger projects with console view and track view visible. Meters have better general performance while scrolling When using workspaces, projects now open with the correct initial UI layout, rather than opening with the project layout and then visibly switching to the workspace layout. This is faster and prevents unwanted flicker. Many improvements and optimizations for editing mono effects in FX Racks Improvements to drag and drop between clip and track FX racks Solved multithreading race condition leading to latency when using Aggressive thread scheduling model Meters to have better general performance while scrolling Latest release notes are here. See prior release notes. Check out all new features released to date. Previous release: 2020.04 Feature Overview 2020.01 Feature Overview 2019.11/12 Feature Overview 2019.09 Feature Overview 2019.07 Feature Overview
  4. My System: Windows 7 Home 64-bit, 2.4GHz i7, 6GB DDR4 RAM. Cakewalk v2020.04 My Interface: Line 6 TonePort UX8 (Newest ASIO drivers from Line 6 website, 2019 I believe) Hello, So, I've experienced the Blue Screen of Death twice now - every time I try to go lower than 512 samples, which was giving me a 11.6s latency. 512 is the default buffer size for my interface in the ASIO Driver Control Panel. The interface is a Line 6 UX8 which connects via USB 2. Normally this latency wouldn't be too bad but the music I plan to record is quite fast fusiony type stuff so even the slightest slap-back is quite disturbing for the performers. Screenshots of the Preferences Menu below: It first happened when I tried to change the buffer size (Preferences > Device Settings > Mixing Latency) with the slider all the way to the left, I think this was 128 samples. But stupidly, I had channels armed and monitoring at the time, so when the BSoD happened I figured that was my mistake and probably what caused it. After the first attempt, this time I unarmed every track and did a global FX bypass in the mix module too in-case any plugins were causing the problem. I attempted to change the Buffer Size down to 256 samples (not all the way to the left "fast" but second notch to the left) and after a few seconds loading - BAM, I got the Blue Screen again. The Blue Screen was as follows: Aside from this I have to say the program runs beautifully, even with this interface albiet at 512 samples. I haven't tried increasing the buffer size to see what affect that has, but before I put my system through another blue screen I figured I'd ask on here first. I also haven't tried a different interface yet and I understand that it could very well be the interface that's causing the problem. Would really appreciate some input! Does anyone know of a fix for this? Thanks Everyone!
  5. I've packaged up my starter template for the BBCSO sample library https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/bbc-symphony-orchestra/ It's not exactly a clone of their Logic template, more like a starter version with all the hard coloring/naming/icon setup work done. It's something you can start with though. Download it here https://drive.google.com/open?id=1l6By35cP4b4rvejEab6WdbESi5mGX-iE Here's the readme for the template BBC Symphony Orchestra template for Cakewalk by Bandlab 11/21/2019 This is my take on a template for CbB for Spitfire Audio's BBC Symphony Orchestra. It's based on the templates they provide for Logic and the Cubase conversions done by Alex Watson. You can find all of their templates at The Page https://www.spitfireaudiothepage.com/ To use this template with CbB you need to have installed the BBC plugin as well as the library. You will need to copy the track icons (which are mainly from the Cubase version, which seem to be slightly altered versions of the Logic version) into your Cakewalk Track Icons folder. You can find this by opening the CbB preferences and selecting File->Folder Locations. The default is usually your Cakewalk content directory then Cakewalk Core\Track Icons. But it's best to just check the preferences to get the correct path. Copy the whole BBCSO folder included in this zip to that directory. On that same folder preferences panel is a Templates entry. Copy the "BBCSO Basic.cwt" file to that directory. Now when you do a new in CbB you should have the BBCSO Basic as a project template choice. The template is created using single instrument tracks of the VST3 version of the plugin. All the instrument tracks are disconnected synths. This allows CbB to load the entire template nearly instantly. With a disconnected synth you must first find the instrument in the Synth Rack, select it and at the top of the Synth Rack click the small drop arrow and choose "Synth Connected". This will cause the instrument to load. All the instruments are setup with all the articulations loaded and the Mix 1 mic set to full volume. Pretty much the default settings on the plugin for any instrument you load. Feel free to load the template and alter those settings to whatever you'd like. I don't believe there is any way to go directly from the instrument track in the trackview to the entry in the Synth Rack nor is there anyway to do the "Synth Connected" operation from the track itself. If I find some better solution to this I'll update this readme. There are a number of differences between this basic template and the templates Spitfire is providing. The big ones are: Only one basic, all articulations, template -- not the 4 Spitfire is planning. No sync plop, Pre roll, Count and Cue Start markers (so no pre-created offset to start on bar 5) No effect tracks, effect sends, or extra stem tracks The basic structure of the template is as follows. Each major group (Woodwinds, Brass, Keys, Perc, Strings) has a color coded track folder. The percussion has two track folders, since CbB doesn't support nested track folders. One percussion folder is for tuned percussion and the other is each of the single hit articulations (like Bass Drum 1, etc) This Untuned Percussion folder also has a track at the top with all the articulations loaded as well as separate tracks for each separate untuned percussion articulation. This is the only articulation breakout in the template. All of these tracks have a synth tied to them in the Synth Rack. The output of each of these is sent to a Aux Track in the STEMS track folder at the bottom of the template. These aux tracks are then routed into a FULL MIX aux track which is sent to the Master audio bus. At the bottom of the template is an additional PRINT track folder which contains clones of the STEMS aux tracks that are setup to be armed for recording and would allow you to save the resulting audio. If you don't print raw stems you can delete this entire folder with no effect. There are a number of ways you can setup this "after the track" routing to support all sorts of mixing and effect chains. I've built none of that into this starter template but there is nothing stopping you from adding another set of Aux tracks to receive effect versions of the stems and or bus tracks for feeding headphones and applying whole project level effects. Starting with this should save you a bit of time naming synths and tracks, loading icons, coloring tracks. Feel free to contact me if you find issues, the easiest way is via email or on the Cakewalk forum. Changelog 11/21/2019 First public release
  6. Introduction The 2020.04 release is our biggest release to date, and introduces an exciting non-linear Arranger Track feature that is very useful for song creation and creative experimentation. Also included are many other significant feature improvements such as ProChannel module presets, instrument track improvements and many bug fixes, all in keeping with our goal of making CbB as reliable and enjoyable as possible. The following highlights are intended to provide an overview of the more significant changes. Please also refer to the new features section of our documentation for more detailed information on the features. Please give us feedback on this release. We hope you like it! 2020.04 Features & Enhancements Behavior changes Add Track menu behavior change: The behavior of the Track(s) counter has changed when inserting a multi-timbral soft synth via the Add Track menu. When Instrument Track Per Output or Split Instrument Track is selected, the Track(s) counter now specifies how many Instrument output tracks to create instead of how many unique instances of the synth to create. Changes to Delete Track: CTRL+DELETE deletes tracks. Delete Track only deletes the focused track if the focused track is not also selected. When a combination of tracks and track folders are selected, the context menu displays Delete Selected Tracks and Folders. Enable/Disable Enhanced Keyboard Editing Mode shortcut is unassigned by default. The default keyboard shortcut (0 on the numeric keypad) to enable/disable Enhanced Keyboard Editing Mode has been removed. To enable/disable Enhanced Keyboard Editing Mode, go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Keyboard Shortcuts and assign Enhanced Keyboard Editing to an unused keyboard shortcut. Bypass All Audio Effects shortcut is unassigned by default. The default keyboard shortcut (E) to bypass all audio effects has been removed. To bypass all audio effect, do one of the following: Go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Keyboard Shortcuts and assign Bypass All Audio Effects to an unused keyboard shortcut. Click the Bypass all Effects button in the Control Bar’s Mix module. Horizontal zooming no longer centers Now Time. When zooming with the mouse wheel or CTRL+LEFT/RIGHT ARROW shortcuts, if the Now Time is currently within view, its position will be retained while zooming. If the Now Time is not present in the view, the zoom behavior is unchanged. CTRL+ALT+SPACEBAR is assigned to Preview current arrangement from the Now Time, and no longer plays the next event in the Event List view. Arranger Track Overview The Arranger track is an arrangement tool that provides several workflow benefits: Easily rearrange sections of the entire project as one unit instead of moving individual clips. For example, instantly swap the positions of the first and second chorus for all tracks, or copy the first verse in order to double its duration. Experiment with different song structures in a non-destructive and non-linear manner. For example, does your song work best in AABA, ABAB, or ABAC song form? Define time range sections and sequence them in any order without destructively moving any clip data. You can even save multiple arrangements within each project. Create a color coded overview of the song structure, and use the Arranger Inspector to quickly navigate around the project and jump to song sections. Create arbitrary song sections anywhere on the project timeline, then later string them together for seamless playback. Sections provide an additional way to perform time based selections and edits of the project. Create an unlimited number of arrangements per project, which can all be exported simultaneously. Arranger functionality is distributed across two views: Arranger track. To show or hide the Arranger track, click the Track view View menu and choose Arranger Track Show/Hide, or press A. The Arranger track timeline shows all defined sections. You can drag to create and rearrange sections, then freely move them along the timeline. Any changes in the Arranger timeline are immediately reflected in the Arranger Inspector’s Sections list, and vice versa. Arranger Inspector. To show/hide the Arranger Inspector, click the Show/Hide Arranger button at the top of the Inspector pane, or press ALT+SHIFT+I. An arrangement is comprised of Sections, each spanning a unique time range. Other section properties include name and color, to clearly delineate regions of time and track content by musical function. Important: By default, clicking an Arranger section also selects underlying track events. Clicking again deselects track events, while retaining selection of the section. This behavior allows you to easily determine whether or not track events are included in section edit operations. Note that the selection highlight in the Clips pane indicates selected track events. To disable automatic selection of track events when selecting sections, click the Track view Options menu and disable Select Events with Sections. Arranger Inspector Sections are the building blocks that make up the song. Each section defines a time range in the project, such as Intro, Verse, Chorus, etc. An arrangement is an ordered set of sections. You can sort the sections in any order to define the playback order. To do so, drag the sections from the Sections area down to the Arrangements area in the Arranger Inspector. The Sections area lists all the arranger sections defined in the project’s timeline, from which a custom arrangement can be built. The order of the sections reflect the order in which they appear in the timeline. The Sections list provides an additional way to edit time based selections of the project. Any operation performed in the Sections list is immediately reflected in the project/timeline, and vice versa. To copy all sections to the current arrangement, click the Add All Sections to Arrangement button . If one or more sections are selected, only the selected sections will be copied. The Arrangements area allows you to sequence sections in a non-linear manner without destructively moving any clip data, regardless of which order they appear in the project’s timeline. Defining sections of your song To use the Arranger track, you must first define time range sections such as Intro, Verse, Chorus, etc. Sections can be of any duration, but it is common to start/end them at measure boundaries. New sections can be created by any of the following means: Draw a range within the Arranger track timeline (below the time ruler). Double-click a blank area in the Arranger track. The new section duration is inherited from the last clicked section. Right-click in the Arranger track timeline and select Insert Section Here, Insert Section at Now Time, Span Sections, or From Selection. Click the Add Section button in the Arranger Inspector or Arranger track. Editing sections Drag sections to move them around on the timeline. Drag a section edge to resize the section. Right-click a section to access edit options. Converting markers to sections To convert markers to sections, make a time selection in the time ruler that spans the text markers, then right-click in the time ruler and select Create Sections from Markers. Creating a custom arrangement Sections can be sequenced in any order to create arrangements, without affecting project data. The sections don’t have to live on the project timeline in any specific location or order, because the arrangement determines in which order they are played back. To define the section playback order, drag sections from the Sections list down to the Arrangements list. You can also drag sections directly from the Arranger track. Previewing an arrangement To play the current arrangement, click the Preview button or press ALT+SPACEBAR. During Arranger preview, the main transport Play button shows a small “A” icon to indicate it is playing back an arrangement instead of following the project’s linear timeline, and the active section shows a progress indicator. Committing an arrangement To (destructively) render the current arrangement to the project’s timeline, click the Commit Arrangement to Project button . Exporting arrangements You can export one or more arrangements without first having to render it to the timeline. To do so, click the Arrangements menu and select Export as Audio. ProChannel module presets In addition to saving presets of the entire ProChannel chain (all modules), you can also save and load presets of individual modules. The per module preset controls are located on the left side of each module header bar. To select a module preset Click the module’s category type icon to open the preset menu, then select the desired preset. The category type icon tooltip shows the name of the selected preset. To save a module preset Adjust the ProChannel module controls to the desired settings. Click the module’s category type icon to open the preset menu, then select Save Preset. Type a name in the Save Preset dialog box, then click OK. To select the next preset To select the next preset, do one of the following: Click the Next Preset button . Hold down the CTRL key and click the module’s category type icon. To select the previous preset To select the previous preset, do one of the following: Click the Previous Preset button . Hold down CTRL+SHIFT and click the module’s category type icon. To delete a module preset Click the module’s category type icon to open the preset menu, then select the preset you want to delete. Click the module’s category type icon to open the preset menu again, then select Delete Preset. Copy/paste settings between ProChannel modules You can copy settings from any ProChannel module and paste the settings to any other instance of the same module. on any track or bus. There are two ways to copy/paste settings between identical modules: Drag and drop In the Console view, show the ProChannel for both the track/bus you want to copy from, and the track/bus you want to paste into. Hold down the CTRL key, and drag from the source module’s header bar (i.e., the module title) to the target module. The source and target ProChannel modules must be identical. Note: If the target module has not been enabled/initialized yet, it will automatically become enabled after pasting. However, if the target modules has been manually disabled, then it will remain disabled after pasting. Copy/Paste menu commands Click the source module’s category type icon to open its preset menu, then select Copy Settings. Click the target module’s category type icon to open its preset menu, then select Paste Settings. Append per-output Instrument tracks When you insert a multi-timbral soft synth, you can specify how many Instrument output tracks to create, up to the maximum supported by the synth. If you do not initially create the maximum number of available output tracks, you can later add additional tracks on demand from the Synth Rack view. To do so, do one of the following: Right-click the instrument in the Synth Rack (Views > Synth Rack View) and select Append Instrument Track. Right-click the instrument track strip in the Track view and select Append Instrument Track. Note: If you originally created used per-output Instrument tracks for that synth, then Cakewalk will create another per-output instrument track. If originally created split instrument tracks, then Cakewalk will create another split instrument track. Misc. enhancements App has been updated for all languages. The Display Clip Fade Attenuation option in Edit > Preferences > Customization - Display is now available as a key binding. Audio Driver Mode in Preferences now changes immediately without needing to click the Apply button. Updated to latest VST3 SDK, which includes VST bug fixes. Latest release notes are here. See prior release notes. Check out all new features released to date. Previous release: 2020.01 Feature Overview 2019.11/12 Feature Overview 2019.09 Feature Overview 2019.07 Feature Overview
  7. Yes, Xtra PAKs are fully mixed tracks. When you play with them a lot you discover that they just shuffle around the various Realtracks in different ways. That's why you can't get a PAK that came out after the version of BIAB you own. Each new one takes advantage of the new RealTracks. Lately they come out with a new Xtra Styles PAK at the same time as the release of BIAB and another one in the middle. So, for example, BIAB for Windows 2020 came out in December 2019 with Xtra Styles PAK 8 and now we have 9 in June. There's usually only one between updates, but there's no reason why they couldn't bring another one out in the fall. The way BIAB works you usually get two different styles of music in a Style. But you can actually have many more if you roll your own. Essentially you can make your own presets combining as many styles as you want and mixing them different ways. You can add BIAB loops to them if you want, which might make sense with certain kinds of hand percussion. And you can also take any loop style and turn it into a track with all RealStyles, if that makes sense. There are so damned many now.... You have to filter them to get anything done. When I'm working on something I also have to favorite the styles I like or it is impossible to pick my favorite. One tip: A lot of people don't know that there are two ways to start a BIAB song. You can just replay the current version or you can regenerate a new track. If you have something you like you better be careful not to do the second thing, or the algorithm may create something you don't like as much.
  8. Note that the video is for V 1.5, and they are selling V 2.0. I think it has more features, like microtuning. Also, Aviram Dayan has announced V.5.0. As he's jumping from V2 all the way to V5, I assume this will add a lot of features. On the site, he says that V5 will be available for $50 more. Aviram Dayan confirmed to me that this APD purchase makes you eligible for the upgrade. @pseudopop What makes this "arabic" is the style of play. Western string musicians do not play this way. It's a very different culture. In the same way an orchestral violinist doesn't play the same way as an Appalachian fiddler. It's also good for Klezmer music. There aren't many libraries like this out there, which is why he's been able to sell it for so much $$$. The lowest I have ever seen it sold for is $169. EDIT: The lowest was $90.99 in March 2019. It lists for $259, This is not a loop library it's a playable instrument. I don't remember it being said in the video, but there are the same number of key switches on the left as there are articulation buttons. So you should be able to switch between articulations in real time or during editing. If you use a lot of middle eastern percussion, or other instruments like the Oud or Santur, this can give you more of the sound of middle eastern pop. These are sampled players, but ME pop players often use synths. As you can notice in the video, they have 3 varieties of Korg. In order to get this sound in the past, I've had to make do with loop libraries. There is also a 35% off sale on all Aviram Dayan products on his site right. Get it HERE. If you're looking for something that would work perfectly with this, there is the Eastern Percussion Module from Zero-G. It doesn't have the greatest sounds on a per instrument basis, but it has a ton of ensemble MIDI patterns in all kinds of Middle Eastern music. When you play them all together I think it sounds great, and there's nothing like it, really. I really like it, particularly when I layer in better percussion in front. Zero-G often discounts it a lot. Get it HERE. And of course, there is the NI Discovery Middle East.
  9. Have you tried reinstalling Visual C++ Redistributable 2015-2019 (x64, x86), not repair?
  10. Hi altogether, since I started with Cakewalk by BandLab in last fall I have an annoying hang everytime after I start the program. I start it, the search for plugins goes through and I for example insert a new VST instrument or start to play the previously recorded tracks. Right after that (from 5s to 1min), both the Cakewalk interface and the VST interface hang for about 10-30 seconds, where no input is accepted. But I can still play the instrument (see nothing but hear the sounds) or hear what I recently started to playback. In that case, I cannot stop the playback because the interface and the transport buttons are not responding. My Behringer X-Touch cannot stop the playback either, the faders in Cakewalk do not do anything and the ones on the X-Touch are pulled back up right after I pull them down. After a few seconds, Windows says that Cakewalk is not responding. Sometimes sth. appears in the Windows taskbar named "HUDNowTime". But not always. After that freeze, everything behaves normal again and all commands done while it hang are executed now. For example the faders go down now and the playback is stopped. Has anyone seen that before? The problem exists since fall 2019 and made it hrough every update till the 2020.04. It happens, if I use MIDI or if there are just recordings and no MIDI instrument loaded. In fall I used Windows 10 1903, problem remained the same after update to 1909. The following components are connected: M-Audio AIR 192|14; M-Audio Keystation 88 Mk2; Akai MPD218, Behringer X-Touch Any suggestions?
  11. Someone got me started on this today and did most the of the heavy lifting so I completed the file today by cleaning out the illegal characters and adding Juno Di drum kits to the file. Here is what seems to be a good, working INS file for the Roland Juno DS complete with patches and drum kits. Thanks to those who worked on this before me and please post any improvements you might make in this thread. Gary ;) Roland-Juno-DS-200-ins.zip
  12. Hi all, I just wanna present my side project: Where Orchids Goes To Die https://whereorchidsgoestodie.bandcamp.com/ Founded in late 2019 by the sardinian electronic musician Mebitek and the mapuche artist Mariana Millapan. As the Ancients' stories, the project "Where Orchids Goes To Die" sings the pantomimes of life's tragedy. Multiform, fragile, inescapable, these perdition and redemption stories are like a mirror and a labyrinth of the human being. the track has been made with maschine, including vocals feedback and comments are welcome regards from Sardinia
  13. Exactly the same happened to me today.... twice.... a complete waste of 3 hours. The first time it failed with a driver issue. So I downloaded the Windows Upgrade utility, shut down and removed all my PCI cards, unplugged all USB devices and tried again. Failed again with the same driver issue. Never did find out what driver was the issue. It rolled me back to 2019.09, but I've just finished restoring my backup , as I don't fully trust the uninstall.
  14. I thought I was going a bit strange but now I understand the following 'fix' was implemented late last year. Hotfix Build 25.09.0.68 9-Oct-2019 "Quick grouping should be disabled if there is no track selection" So what about those of us who would use Quick Groups on their busses ? I thought I had forgotten how it worked ( old age ) but it's not me. I used to use it especially if my mix was getting too hot and I could trim all the input gains together, or gang together a bunch of similar busses .ie I may have 3 drum busses.
  15. Leones

    Melodyne 5 released!

    Did you see that? From Melodyne: Cakewalk by Bandlab Cakewalk, thanks to its support for our ARA Audio Random Access technology, integrates Melodyne in a way that is particularly user friendly. We have tested the latest versions of Melodyne 5 with the following configurations: Cakewalk 2019.05 (Build 31) under Windows 10 Pro 🥵 In the Help Center, you will find detailed information and tips on the use of Melodyne in Cakewalk.
  16. Hi folks, Like we did last year at NAMM we'd like to showcase a few projects featuring the diverse work that you all do. At the booth, we like to have a playlist of projects that show the breadth of work done by our users with Cakewalk by BandLab. If you would like to have one of your projects considered for our showcase please post a link to the music in this thread with maybe a screenshot of the loaded project if possible. If you have a great sounding project that were produced primarily in CbB and showcases the application please post a link to the music in this thread with a screenshot of the loaded project. An easy way to audition mixes is to publish a mix of your project to BandLab and embed the BandLab link. (click the bandlab icon on the toolbar in the post editor to embed) The ones we picked last year should give you some guidelines on stuff that could work as a demo. NAMM can be noisy! Guidelines: We need a project file for a submission so please don't list songs that you cannot submit as a project file. All projects will be played from a Surface Book 2. We have some pretty heavy projects that play fine on the SB but freezing tracks might be required if the load is too much. Plug-ins. We normally have a suite of all Cakewalk plugins as well as some of the more popular third party plugins installed (Waves, NI, Melodyne, Slate Digital, FabFilter, ..) Please indicate what 3rd party plug-ins are used in every submission. If accepted we'll try and accommodate installing the plugins used if resources are available. We're looking for some diverse material so things like modern electronic music, film scores, jazz, metal, rock, etc are all viable candidates. Project's that showcase heavy use of certain features or production techniques are also viable candidates. e.g vocal comping, multi tracked drums, vocalsync, melodyne, advanced mixing, parallel compression, sidechaining, etc. We can also accommodate video files if the project has a video to accompany it. Video projects are attractive for demos. If you do have a video preferably submit a MPEG file or a format compatible for playback within CbB . The video must be synced to the audio. You must have rights to share the music and may need to sign a release form Accepted projects will need to be uploaded to a shared folder or a download link will need to be provided by you Time is short so we'll need these by end of next week to get prepped. Thanks!
  17. 2019.11 Hotfix Release Candidate (HFRC) installer now available! Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the official 2019.11 release! This hotfix addresses all problems reported and reproduced since then based on field reports and user feedback. We have also made some improvements to WASAPI mode and fixed some long standing issues to improve device compatibility. Please continue to report any issues in the 2019.11 feedback thread. We plan to officially release this hotfix very soon, so any early testing would be appreciated. Note: The HFRC installer will either update the original 2019.11 release or the prior early access HFEA1 build 59. Please choose the appropriate installer based on the version you are running. Download Hotfix RC for original 2019.11 release Download Hotfix RC for prior early access HFEA1 build 59 What's New WASAPI Shared mode now supports all audio sample rates. This is independent of an audio device's supported native sample rates. All other sample rates will be sample rate converted to the native format. This provides a convenient mechanism to to open even a 384K project on a laptop and play it through its onboard audio device. Full Screen mode now persists globally instead of per project i.e. you can only toggle Full Screen mode via the Full Screen mode button or by pressing F11. Closing or opening projects or switching workspaces will no longer exit Full Screen mode. Track icons are now shown by default in the Console view when using the Basic and Record workspaces. Note: Factory workspaces are always overwritten when installing a new release. If you need to customize a factory workspace, please save your workspace as a new name to prevent it from getting overwritten by a future Cakewalk release. MIDI playback buffer size default value has been raised to 200 milliseconds to accommodate system timing variations and prevent dropped notes on some systems. If you ran the prior .11 release you will have to manually change it to 200 (if you are experiencing dropped notes or noticeable dropouts) Fixes Glitchy audio playback with WASAPI on some devices - particularly with onboard audio since updating to 2019.11 Crash if an ASIO device was disconnected while in use by the application Glitches in WASAPI audio playback since updating to 2019.11 Application could freeze when recording or playing back MIDI under certain buffer settings Onboarding dialog opens unexpectedly after updating to 2019.11 Intermittent Control Bar Transport module progress bar related crash Recording in WASAPI and WDM could record audio at wrong speed depending on selected order of devices in Preferences dialog box Latency slider value was not displayed in WASAPI Shared mode Closing the application with toast notification showing could cause a crash Help > Get Started menu option missing from localized versions of Cakewalk Switching driver modes crashes during playback Melodyne opens without blobs focused in 2019.11 Audio devices fail to open in WASAPI Shared mode at non default sample rates
  18. OK - so I have seen many posts, over the years, and several currently unresolved threads, where folks are having issues with what looks to me like either missing Windows Update optional maintenance, (which require explicit user clicking on the Install Updates in Windows Updates, for them to be applied), OR, they appear to likely be missing one or more of the Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Redistributable versions, so I thought I would dig up the download links from Microsoft, for all available versions of those redistributables, for folks to download and install, if needed. For a given version, with separate links for x86 and x64 versions, both should be installed, along with any additional ones for that version. You can go into Control Panel > Uninstall a Program (lists installed programs), to see which versions of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables are installed already. Just scroll down, and you will see the installed ones all in a group, alphabetically. These are supplied assuming running on a 64-bit Windows version 10, as I do not know what might be different on prior Windows versions: Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2005 (x86) Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2005 (x64) Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2008 (x86) Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2008 (x64) Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2008 ( Also) Please note - there is also a Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Redistributable downoad for the 2012 version, HOWEVER, for some reason, this particular one requires a sign in using a Microsoft Account, so I have downloaded this one file to my Google Drive, and created a shareable link which is: Bob Bone's Google Drive - Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Redistributable 2012 (all versions and languages) Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2013 (x86 and x64) Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2015 (x86 x64) Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2015 (Update) Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2017 (x86) Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2017 (x64) Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2019 (x86) Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2019 (x64) Bob Bone
  19. Our flagship modular synth, Phase Plant, was released on the 30th of May 2019. That means that in a few days it will be Phase Plant's 1st birthday! To mark the occasion, we are offering discounts on Phase Plant as well as all bundles and upgrades that Phase Plant is included in. Phase Plant for $99 ($70 off!) Phase Plant + Toolbox STARTER for $129 ($70 off!) Phase Plant + Toolbox PROFESSIONAL for $249 ($100 off!) Toolbox ULTIMATE for $349 ($150 off!) Remember that plugins you already own will contribute to further discounts on the bundles, so make sure you log in to see your personal upgrade prices. Promotions and coupons cannot be combined. This first year has flown by and we have been blown away by the support and creativity of thousands of new Phase Plant users. We have continued to develop our software along the way, adding new features and introducing new effects... and we've got lots more planned for the future. Thank you for joining us on this journey! Check out the deals on Phase Plant, Bundles and Upgrades!
  20. Same here. For people in our situation it was $59 at the sale taking place at the end of 2019 - didn’t bite then either.
  21. I received a message that there was a New CbB update while opening CbB . I selected Update, closed out of CbB the update went smooth. I then re-opened CbB and it opened in Full Screen in Track View!!. NOOO!! I have Dual Monitors so my Console is on the right screen and the Track View is on the Left screen, however it opened in one large Track View across both screens. Here's the disappointing part. No matter how many times I try to save my Normal Mix.cwt to what I had it before with the Dual Monitor View, it will not save. As soon as the Cakewalk Start Screen opens and I select New Project > Normal Mix.cwt, I get this long track view across both screens again. YUCK. CbB what did you do???? Not only that, but all of my previous projects that have been saved for years are now opening across both screens in the track view. LAWD Have Mercy !!!!!
  22. Happy July 4th, folks. I'd been using a theme called "Polar Blue (SteveC)" originally created for SONAR Platinum and posted on the old forums by Steve Cocchi. I liked it very much, apart from one or two minor things that I have altered. It also needed one or two changes to bring it up to date for Cakewalk By Bandlab, mostly logos and performance meters. I reached out to Steve, and with his blessing I am making the 2019 version of "Polar Blue" available to the forum. Please note that everything that is good about this theme was put there by Steve Cocchi. There are quite a few subtle things in the theme that you might not notice at first, but I think are an improvement. Enjoy! Updated 2020-04-11 Changes: Support for Inspector Tabs and Arrangement Play for 2020.04 release Polar Blue 2020.zip Earlier versions: Updated 2019-09-08 Changes: Improved contrast in Export control module; subtle color tweaks for clarity; consistent track header icons; tweaked Show Take Lanes icons; simplified "edit" icons in Piano Roll View track list; miscellaneous other minor fixes and adjustments. Updated 2019-07-22 Changes: Now with support for Export control module; New transport buttons; improved icons for zoom; new icons for audio engine and MIDI panic; ruler background color. Polar Blue 2019.zip (this older version may be removed at a later date)
  23. It's the most wonderful time of the year. NAMM is right around the corner and all IK forces are headed to Anaheim, California for the world's largest music trade show. To celebrate with us, we are offering you up to 50% off our most popular software from January 9th through February 3rd. With a little bit of everything on sale, all kinds of music makers can find something to suit their needs. Included items listed below. NAMM Slam 2020 AmpliTube Brian May $/€99.99 $/€79.99 Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection $/€99.99 $/€69.99 AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix Anniversary Edition $/€99.99 $/€59.99 AmpliTube Slash $/€99.99 $/€59.99 AmpliTube 4 MAX $/€499.99 $/€299.99 AmpliTube 4 MAX (boxed) $/€529.99 $/€319.99 AmpliTube 4 MAX Crossgrade $/€299.99 $/€179.99 AmpliTube 4 MAX Crossgrade (boxed) $/€329.99 $/€199.99 Miroslav Philharmonik 2 $/€499.99 $/€299.99 Miroslav Philharmonik 2 (boxed) $/€529.99 $/€319.99 Miroslav Philharmonik 2 Crossgrade $/€299.99 $/€179.99 Miroslav Philharmonik 2 Crossgrade (boxed) $/€329.99 $/€199.99 Syntronik Deluxe $/€399.99 $/€249.99 Syntronik Deluxe (boxed) $/€429.99 $/€269.99 Syntronik Deluxe Crossgrade $/€269.99 $/€159.99 Syntronik Deluxe Crossgrade (boxed) $/€299.99 $/€179.99 Syntronik Deluxe Upgrade $/€99.99 $/€59.99 Lurssen Mastering Console $/€159.99 $/€99.99 T-RackS Tape Machine 24 $/€99.99 $/€49.99 T-RackS Tape Machine 440 $/€99.99 $/€49.99 T-RackS Tape Machine 80 $/€99.99 $/€49.99 T-RackS Tape Machine 99 $/€99.99 $/€49.99 T-RackS Stealth Limiter $/€124.99 $/€64.99 T-RackS Saturator X $/€79.99 $/€49.99 T-RackS One $/€79.99 $/€49.99 T-RackS 5 MAX $/€499.99 $/€299.99 T-RackS 5 MAX Crossgrade $/€299.99 $/€179.99 Not sure what version you're eligible for? Upgrade, Crossgrade, Maxgrade have you confused? Click here to check your eligibility. Be sure to check in on all of the NAMM fun including new product announcements, artist demonstrations, and more by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. All purchases from the IK online store are subject to VAT in the EU and may vary by country. Although IK strives to provide accurate product and pricing information, unintentional pricing or typographical errors may occur. IK reserves the right to correct, change or update information such as pricing, availability and product descriptions, at any time without notice. Sale through February 3rd, 2020.
  24. Hi all, For feedback that is specific to 2019.07, it would be helpful to the team if you use this topic to share your feedback and issues. Similar to the Early Access topics, we want to focus discussions related to the new release in this topic. 2019.07 is definitely one of the biggest updates we've done in a while - we really appreciate all the great feedback and participation in the Early Access Program that led us here! 2019.07 Highlights 2019.07 Release Notes Online doc covering new features Thanks for your participation!
  25. The "release dates" so far...........Q3 2019........Q4 2019.......will be launched at NAMM.......FEB 20.......MAR 20.......definitely by end April 20......Now May 27th 20. Forgive me if I refuse to get too excited just yet.
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