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7 minutes ago, abacab said:

SampleTank 3 has a Bandoneon imported from ST2 XL.

What I said to Alan.

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Native Instruments has a uninstall tool that will remove and clean up all sorts of install/authorization issues.  Of course after using it you will need to re-install everything (though you can usually keep the libraries/data files).  I consider the tool a weapon of last resort, but it has fixed a bunch of issues for me:

https://support.native-instruments.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003509269-Fixing-Software-Update-Installation-Issues-Windows-

(download link is at the bottom of the page)

As for getting TTS-1 to run, I suspect the answer might involve soemthing like update Windows, update your video card driver and re-install all the Microsoft C++ Runtime libraries. 

I've used these two before:

https://www.techpowerup.com/download/visual-c-redistributable-runtime-package-all-in-one/

https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/visual_c_runtime_installer.html

The one in this review might be decent (but I haven't tried it):
https://www.ghacks.net/2018/01/02/visual-c-installer-uninstaller-review/

Or you can do it the hard way using direct downloads:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads

Also don't skip the rebooting steps.  In fact after you have installed everything reboot one more time.  Then you may want to reinstall Cakewalk.

 

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2 hours ago, mdiemer said:

Thanks, I'll check it out. Thanks also for responding to the actual topic of this thread, which is about Bandoneon VST's,  not reinstalling Windows. And thanks too for not being insulting. 

You are very welcome.  We all have to help each other!  I just ordered an update for the Motu Ethno. Unfortunately, I could not find their instrument list on line.  As soon as I get the update, which they actual mail to me, I will let you know if it is on the list.   Cheers!

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3 hours ago, Matthew Sorrels said:

Native Instruments has a uninstall tool that will remove and clean up all sorts of install/authorization issues.  Of course after using it you will need to re-install everything (though you can usually keep the libraries/data files).  I consider the tool a weapon of last resort, but it has fixed a bunch of issues for me:

https://support.native-instruments.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003509269-Fixing-Software-Update-Installation-Issues-Windows-

(download link is at the bottom of the page)

As for getting TTS-1 to run, I suspect the answer might involve soemthing like update Windows, update your video card driver and re-install all the Microsoft C++ Runtime libraries. 

I've used these two before:

https://www.techpowerup.com/download/visual-c-redistributable-runtime-package-all-in-one/

https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/visual_c_runtime_installer.html

The one in this review might be decent (but I haven't tried it):
https://www.ghacks.net/2018/01/02/visual-c-installer-uninstaller-review/

Or you can do it the hard way using direct downloads:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads

Also don't skip the rebooting steps.  In fact after you have installed everything reboot one more time.  Then you may want to reinstall Cakewalk.

 

Thank you Matthew, this is great info. I suspect that the problem with Bandstand is that there is stuff on my computer from previous installs that may be causing the problem. I will definitely do the steps you kindly outlined.

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6 hours ago, Jim Fogle said:

If your computer has Windows 10, then the "Start Fresh" feature may interest you. Microsoft Start Fresh Feature

I am still on Windows 7. God, I hope that statement doesn't lead to a comment on how stupid it is to be on windows 7....you never know on this forum....

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2 hours ago, Alan Bachman said:

You are very welcome.  We all have to help each other!  I just ordered an update for the Motu Ethno. Unfortunately, I could not find their instrument list on line.  As soon as I get the update, which they actual mail to me, I will let you know if it is on the list.   Cheers!

I did find it online, looks very impressive. Another interesting library like this is East West's Gypsy. don't know if they have a Bandoneon though. Thing is, I probably wouldn't have much use, it's only now and then I feel the need for something exotic. but it would be nice to know I already have it. Something to consider.

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Evil Dragon of NI forum may have figured out why Bandstand won't work for me except in demo mode. I only have the free Kontakt player, not the full version. So, I can spend 1.000.00, get Bandstand working again, and have all the stuff that the full version opens up to me (which also involves spending more money). Or, buy the roland VSC for 150.00, and have a great GM/GS set. Or continue searching for a free or cheap Bandoneon VST. Or,  just use Dim. Pro's Accordion 2, which involves spending nothing. 

I'll probably try using the DP Accordion 2. The more I listen to it, the more it sounds like the same instrument. Just a bit less responsive, but DP has ways to tweak things somewhat. If that isn't good enough, I may spring for the VSC. It would come in handy in many situations.  I've never felt the need for the Full version of Kontakt. My orchestral libraries have most of what I need.

Thanks to everyone who helped out here, I have many great suggestions to ponder, and have learned a lot. We all need a little help from our friends now and then.

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13 hours ago, mdiemer said:

I am still on Windows 7. God, I hope that statement doesn't lead to a comment on how stupid it is to be on windows 7....you never know on this forum....

It's not stupid, but it is a choice that could result in difficulties.  The long term effect will be shutting you out of new products and updates.  The mainstream media might also make a big deal about making you open to malware, but that's mostly over hyped and not really true.  You may also enjoy not being able to buy new software/instruments/plugins.

I'd definitely recommend demoing the Roland VSC.  I was all set to buy it but (smartly) decided to try the month trial of the whole cloud thing.  After playing with it for a while I decided it wasn't worth it at full price.  If they put the permanent license on sale I might consider it again, but not for $150.  Honestly it hasn't aged well. 

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53 minutes ago, Matthew Sorrels said:

It's not stupid, but it is a choice that could result in difficulties.  The long term effect will be shutting you out of new products and updates.  The mainstream media might also make a big deal about making you open to malware, but that's mostly over hyped and not really true.  You may also enjoy not being able to buy new software/instruments/plugins.

I'd definitely recommend demoing the Roland VSC.  I was all set to buy it but (smartly) decided to try the month trial of the whole cloud thing.  After playing with it for a while I decided it wasn't worth it at full price.  If they put the permanent license on sale I might consider it again, but not for $150.  Honestly it hasn't aged well. 

I only use my music rig for music. I stay offline by default on it, and run Malwarebytes Premium on it. I will upgrade if I have to, so far I haven't felt the need. It's possible that it will be sufficient to get me by for the duration (the rest of my life, or however long I am able to keep doing this).

I was just searching on roland, and I can't even find it for sale, just the rental option. You may be right as to it being worth it. Occasionally I go back to my Windows 98 rig, and I always check out the version I have there, which came with Cakewalk 2000. And it isn't as good as I thought. I still think Bandstand is the best GM set I have heard. Although the one on my Ensoniq soundcard on that computer was pretty good too. In fact, their harp is the same one on Bandstand. NI hand-picked the best GM sounds from various sets. Maybe GS too, not sure about that. TTS-1 is decent. But not quite up to the level of Bandstand IMO, sound for sound.

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@mdiemer, No need to beat you up over your computer using Windows 7.  This laptop computer started with Windows Vista, then Windows 7 and was not updated to Windows 10 until February.  I was leery of Windows 10 for a long time myself.  Having finally bit the bullet I will say I like Windows 10 better than Windows 7 and I'm glad I updated.

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