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I’m still on SPLAT. What will I loose by updating?

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I am thinking of installing CbB but unsure if it’s wise. I paid for platinum because I wanted all the features I can get. If I add CbB to the mix what of anything will I lose?

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You lose nothing.

CbB installs as an upgrade to Platinum.

Both CbB and Platinum are available after installing CbB.

All plug-ins bundled with 64bit Platinum and other content will be available to both.

CbB overwrites shared folders including better performing VST Scanner and Plug-in Manager utilities.

 

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When you first install CbB, you may need to edit the paths where CbB scans for plugins in order to get all the ones you use in SPLAT.

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You have nothing to lose, but more to gain with bug fixes and feature updates.  It's a no brainer.

Kind regards,

tecknot

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I remember with SPLAT installs that it would overwrite custom content like track icons I made. I don't recall if CbB does the same thing, but you might want to make sure that anything you created is backed up. 

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+1. The trick is to NOT uninstall your existing SPLAT. Everything will still be there if you don't and I haven't seen any plugins yet that don't fire up as expected.  If you have the VS-700 you either get to hack the driver to use it on Win10, or stay in Win 7.  CbB will still install and update on Win7 but it will complain about it.  

I haven't found a downside yet, and, with the Rise of the COVIDs, I am actually going to embrace a remote collaboration workflow  via Bandlab and see how that goes as well....so I am evangelizing CbB and Bandlab to my friends across the county.   

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12 minutes ago, Craig Anderton said:

I remember with SPLAT installs that it would overwrite custom content like track icons I made. I don't recall if CbB does the same thing, but you might want to make sure that anything you created is backed up. 

Track Icons like a lot of content are under product folders in Cakewalk Content so the CbB track icons by default are under "Cakewalk Core" like the Platinum icons are under SONAR Platinum.

For custom content where the folder is not exposed in Preferences like Track Icons, I create a folder under my customizations folder and create a directory junction in the default folder. This insures my custom stuff is never overwritten and simplifies syncing up machines because most of my customized content is in one directory tree.

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On 3/30/2020 at 12:55 AM, scook said:

CbB installs as an upgrade to Platinum.

er, unless it's changed, cbb installs as a seperate app, but still using a bunch of "shared" stuff? they made some fuss about that in the beginning

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but general advice is to keep sonar installed, and cbb will pick up all its goodies

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9 minutes ago, pwalpwal said:
On 3/29/2020 at 10:55 PM, scook said:

CbB installs as an upgrade to Platinum.

er, unless it's changed, cbb installs as a seperate app, but still using a bunch of "shared" stuff? they made some fuss about that in the beginning

Yes, that is how upgrades install (think upgrade from X2 to X3). Updates overwrite the existing DAW.

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21 minutes ago, scook said:

Yes, that is how upgrades install (think upgrade from X2 to X3). Updates overwrite the existing DAW.

i suppose it comes down to nomenclature, i deleted the rest of this reply

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