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  1. Maybe I'm just lucky (or not so much so depending on your perspective), but this doesn't seem to be that unusual with specialty products like this. The forums for both the notation software and sheet music scanning and recognition (to get playable midi files) software I've been using for years before I ever started recording with Samplitude 9SE years ago seem to be going through the same thing. Very little, if any support from the companies themselves, and in one case, a seemingly completely abandoned support and development attitude. In all three cases, knowledgable concerned users provide the lion's share of the day to day support activity. I'm still a rank beginner with Samplitude, but I've made tremendous strides using it for the meager purposes that prompted me to jump in. So I don't have much to offer here.But I was, and am to a much more limited extent, quite active in the other two arenas. This forum is very much in that spirit, and I am most appreciative of the dedicated people, like Kraz, and the generally open, welcoming nature of the whole group. We all have a lot to be thankful for!

  2. Kraz, you are truly a blessing for us here. In more than one topic you come to just about everyone's aid. I filled a somewhat similar role in my company before I retired for all sorts of "engineering automation" applications, some procured from outside sources, others developed internally by one or another of the internal divisions of the company. So I have an idea of what it takes, and I think most of here certainly appreciate how much you do for us, practically every day.

    Thanks again!

  3. I'm far from being any sort of expert in the way Samplitude functions, but keep in mind that the fundamental objective of the software is that all editing is virtual: the underlying WAV files are not changed. It is my impression (from a couple of decades using this software) that these files are the containers for all those changes. This allows you a tremendous degree in flexibility for creating multiple versions, for  exploration of different textures, including bits of one track with different versions of others, etc, with each separate version always editable back to the original without effect on others. It's one of the most powerful features IMHO.

  4. 3 hours ago, Wyoming said:

    That's precisely the thing I have noticed. After several tries to start SF I found out that it crashed loading the independence VST. But when I took that out of my MAGIX VST folder it ran perfectly (Yes, I have a seperate VST folder for Samplitude and SF, because like that I could create a helpful folder structure like in Sonar)!

    This makes perfect sense. Some of the other topics here address how the Independence license within ProX3 does not include its use within other hosts, only within ProX3. To do that you'd have to get a standalone license for Independence Pro. So if SF is scanning Indie during its startup, Indie will fail to start. I haven't yet used Sound Forge for anything other than just a quick look, but it started fine. Is there some setting in SF that dictates which folders it scans for VSTs that might be pointing to the Magix Synths folder? I'd doubt that any of the VSTs there would work with third party hosts.

  5. RE: Garritan Libraries for jazz

    I haven't done much of anything with midi for quite a while now, but my first foray into libraries years ago involved Garritan; "Personal Orchestra" and "Jazz and Big Band". At that time JaBB had quite a reputation for the brass articulations, making significant use of "key switching". Like I said, it's been a while, and I'm not sure what they're charging now, but at least for the brass JaBB may be worth looking at.


  6. I'm glad someone else responded here. I almost always record live inputs as mono tracks, although occasionally do record stereo sources: but in those cases I wouldn't be muting one of the inputs.

    The one thing that confused me about Bob's description was that when he muted the channel in the Roland software he not only didn't hear the channel but that it also didn't record.

    In my limited experience with all of the audio interfaces I've had the interface's "mixer application" only controls the signal to the interface's monitor (or selected) audio output, and doesn't affect the raw channel input to Samplitude, or any other audio software. So if using hardware monitoring (which I usually do), if you mute a single channel (say input1) in the interface's mixer, you don't hear it, but it shows on the Samp track input meter, and if the track is armed, records as well.

    I'm ascribing the difference to the Roland interface software, which I have no way to verify or disprove. But if the interface is indeed actually muting the input, then I've no explanation for why the track meter indicates a signal for that input.

  7. Are your loops audio or midi? If they're midi, although it may be getting too "granular" you could also try making the chord an object (cut right before it), then opening it in the midi editor and "stretch" the duration of the notes.

    If they're audio, and you have the Suite version, you try out the Melodyne audio to midi function first.

    I've actually bought the ProX2Suite-to-ProX3Suite upgrade right near the end of the last promotion (10/27), but it literally just arrived in today's post, and honestly I don't have anywhere near the time to even fiddle with installing it right now. Just what I need: new toys.

    Just thought of what might be another possibility along the one key chord approach. Quite a while back (I think I was only using Samp 11Pro at the time) I tried out a VSTi demo called Harmony Improvisator. That may still be out there, as well as other similar offerings. I really considered buying it, but I'm not much of a composer, and it really didn't fill a real need in the typical audio work I was doing at the time.

  8. Not sure this will be much help, and I don't have Sequoia, so I can't give specific instructions. Also, the exact way of doing it depends on your operating system. What you're looking for though is the way to change the programs associated with the filename extension for the file type you want to open. I'm assuming that's .ENF. In Windows these are known as a "file associations". Try doing a search for that term. You'll be looking for something like "change file associations".

    If you tell us your OS, I'll bet someone can give you the exact commands to get there.

  9. hey hey we're the Monos

    I got a kick outta that, too!

    I wonder, though, just now many people "get it". Maybe more of this group, but I can think a few other places I've visited, and then abandoned, where it would just sail over the heads of most of the participants. Sure made my evening (it's been a LONG day). Thanks for that.

  10. I just got around to seeing this!! I'm still laughing! Helps me realize my weekend wasn't nearly as bad as I'd been thinking. Thanks for posting.

    PS I have some red-face memories from the year I spent in Chile on a "3-month" transition for a mining project a fair number of years ago. Didn't know any Spanish when I went down, and hadn't picked up much by the time I finally got to leave. Most of the time was dealing with process control computer-code, so the work effort didn't suffer, just my personal life. But my co-workers got a lot of entertainment out of my continuing, but ultimately unsuccessful attempts to come to grips with the language (to say I am linguistically incompetent is being very, very kind) and especially the idioms. My incompetency is well know (think high school french class: ouch just that memory is painful), and I never took any of the ribbing personally, which worked to my advantage. Made some good friends the time I was there because of it.

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