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by mhertzbe
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Guitar Rig 5 loud noise
Replies: 20
Views: 9215

Re: Guitar Rig 5 loud noise

Startup scene having GR5 muted didn't fix the problem for me. It still outputs audio hash on startup maybe 1 time in 10.

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by mhertzbe
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4: Changing scene order in rack editor issue.
Replies: 7
Views: 3768

Re: Forte 4: Changing scene order in rack editor issue.

OK, I'd like to re-open this issue from a few years back because it is still not solved and I'm using the latest build. Here's the facts. I have a rack file with a handful of duplicated scenes. I looked closely at one of the duplicate pairs and found that they were not totally identical, but nearly ...
by mhertzbe
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Guitar Rig 5 loud noise
Replies: 20
Views: 9215

Re: Guitar Rig 5 loud noise

I'm still having this problem also. For me, it happens on startup or following a rack save. If it doesn't happen on startup, it never happens so luckily I don't have to do the "save new rack" workaround trick. I just exit out and re-start. I changed my startup scene to have GR5 muted and w...
by mhertzbe
Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4: Changing scene order in rack editor issue.
Replies: 7
Views: 3768

Re: Forte 4: Changing scene order in rack editor issue.

Can I get a comment on this? Am I not allowed to have more than one scene with the same name? Regardless, the rack editor shouldn't be rearranging scenes for the reason given (screws up people using program changes to directly select scenes).

Should I submit a support ticket?
by mhertzbe
Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4: Changing scene order in rack editor issue.
Replies: 7
Views: 3768

Re: Forte 4: Changing scene order in rack editor issue.

Hi, All. I have an issue with the rack editor that might be related so i thought I'd enter this here. I'm running Forte 4.0 build 15.15. I first experienced this trying to re-order buses and add global tap tempo. But I've found out I don't have to even do anything in the rack editor. I open the rack...
by mhertzbe
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: expression / volume pedal woes!
Replies: 6
Views: 5485

Re: expression / volume pedal woes!

FWIW, Roland FV-500L is a very nice expression pedal. It has an adjustment knob to determine the minimum value, which I keep at 0. Works perfectly plugged into the expression port of an M-Audio Oxygen 88, reliably outputting 0-127 on CC11.
by mhertzbe
Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Guitar Rig 5 loud noise
Replies: 20
Views: 9215

Re: Guitar Rig 5 loud noise

Interesting. I used to see this once in blue moon. Exiting and re-starting Forte always cleared the problem. I recently changed my audio/midi interface to a Steinberg UR44 and everything was fine for a few days. But now this issue is back and seems harder to make go away with restarts and reboots. I...
by mhertzbe
Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: *REQUEST* Forte 4 - Scene Description
Replies: 8
Views: 3468

Re: *REQUEST* Forte 4 - Scene Description

I think Sceneview can display an image on a per-scene basis (although I've never used this feature myself). If so, you could create your text notes as an image file. At least its a workaround...

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by mhertzbe
Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4 (random?) crash when saving rack/updating scene
Replies: 23
Views: 8980

Re: Forte 4 (random?) crash when saving rack/updating scene

I'm seeing what looks like the same thing (also running Kontakt 5, BTW). I was able to save the first Forte 3 rack I opened in Forte 4. Then I added a couple of buses and auxes and was able to save that rack. Haven't been able to save the rack that has the new buses ever since. I uploaded a crash lo...
by mhertzbe
Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Global assign instrument to bus? Global insert enable?
Replies: 2
Views: 1379

Re: Global assign instrument to bus? Global insert enable?

Thanks. That does look like a handy way to uncheck all those "bypass" check boxes for the aux receive. Still lots of manual operations to set the instrument to bus mappings since you can't select multiple scenes. The rack file hack looks pretty surgical... there's a <MixLevels> section for...
by mhertzbe
Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Global assign instrument to bus? Global insert enable?
Replies: 2
Views: 1379

Global assign instrument to bus? Global insert enable?

I'm upgrading my rack to separate keyboard sounds (piano, organ, etc.) from synth sounds (strings, horns, etc.). But I still need a combined mix for my in-ears system because there are no more inputs available on that mixer. So I added two new buses, "KontaktKeys" and "KontaktNonKeys&...
by mhertzbe
Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: USB device management/ hot plug-unplug
Replies: 21
Views: 8132

Re: USB device management/ hot plug-unplug

Hi, all. Is the "re-discover" feature now available to (for example) get back a midi port after an inadvertent cable pull without re-starting Forte? I just tested on 3.2.16 with no success. I tried setting RestartMIDIOnMIDIPanic=1 in the options.ini and still no joy. Please explain how to ...
by mhertzbe
Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Kontakt 5 at startup "randomizes" settings
Replies: 14
Views: 5845

Re: Kontakt 5 at startup "randomizes" settings

This is very interesting as I have a similar problem right now. On my performance rack that has been working great for years, I happened to notice that the tuning on the Vienna Pop Idol piano was slightly off. I believe it was set to -0.12 instead of 0. "Wonder how that happened," I said t...
by mhertzbe
Thu May 23, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: NI Komplete Upgrade Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1842

Re: NI Komplete Upgrade Question

Thanks for your reply, Mike. I actually had already figured this out (upgrade via copy module) and am in the process of testing the new setup. A few things of interest: - When doing this upgrade, first do a "save multi" for every Kontakt 4 instrument in the rack. After the Kontakt 5 instru...
by mhertzbe
Sat May 11, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: NI Komplete Upgrade Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1842

NI Komplete Upgrade Question

I've been running Komplete 7 and am about to upgrade to Komplete 9. This means Kontakt will go from version 4 to version 5. Do I have to do anything (pre or post upgrade) in order for Forte to pick up the change and start using Kontakt 5 with its libraries, matching my existing Kontakt 4 - based sce...
by mhertzbe
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: Windows 7 on stage: scheduled tasks
Replies: 14
Views: 7530

Re: Windows 7 on stage: scheduled tasks

Oops... somehow didn't occur to me that task manager launched from admin panel could be the same "secret" program I launch from the start button. Let's see... how do I use these things... :oops: As for windows sounds ending up in the live show, I'd think this wouldn't be a problem for most...
by mhertzbe
Thu May 31, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: Windows 7 on stage: scheduled tasks
Replies: 14
Views: 7530

Re: Windows 7 on stage: scheduled tasks

Hit the start button and type "task scheduler" in the search box. Then click on the program icon to start it. This allows you to see and control quite a few things that otherwise are mysteries as to how and when they are triggered. Some antivirus suites can be configured to disable themsel...
by mhertzbe
Thu May 31, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Visual Metronome?
Replies: 13
Views: 4822

Re: Visual Metronome?

So did this feature get into Forte 3 by any chance? I think this would be really useful to me, not to try to sync to for a whole song, but just to give me a tempo to count off a song. I've often thought about designing an app or a box that was aware of the set lists and the song tempos and could pro...
by mhertzbe
Thu May 10, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: USB device management/ hot plug-unplug
Replies: 21
Views: 8132

Re: USB device management/ hot plug-unplug

OK, thanks. Good to know we can expect it at some point.

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by mhertzbe
Sat May 05, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: USB device management/ hot plug-unplug
Replies: 21
Views: 8132

Re: USB device management/ hot plug-unplug

Hi HD Forte 3 has (is supposed to.... I didn't actually try this out yet) a "hardware rediscover" feature that will re-initialize audio and midi when executing the "panic" command. Forte2 doesn't have this feature. Dirk I just tested this on my new Forte 3 install and can't get ...
by mhertzbe
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi processing of note values based on last CC value?
Replies: 1
Views: 923

Re: Midi processing of note values based on last CC value?

Figured I should answer my own question in case anybody comes searching out the same info in the future. This type of processing was right in front of my nose all along. Kontakt has a built-in scripting language called KSP. KSP scripts can be inserted in the midi stream before the instrument and do ...
by mhertzbe
Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi processing of note values based on last CC value?
Replies: 1
Views: 923

Midi processing of note values based on last CC value?

Is there a midi processing plug-in that can do the following? 1) For a note on message, translate the note to one of several other notes based on the most recent value of a given CC. 2) Remember the translation long enough to use it in the matching note off message (even if the CC changes between th...
by mhertzbe
Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Using Forte on W7 64bit - general questions
Replies: 10
Views: 3242

Re: Using Forte on W7 64bit - general questions

Sorry to be late to this conversation. Forte is working so well for me I rarely need to check in here. :D But in response to this: I want to use Komplete 7/Kontakt 4 with mainly the Scarbee Rhodes, Akoustik Piano, Alicia`s Keys and the basic Kontakt 4 content. I noticed with my 32bit Win7 that when ...
by mhertzbe
Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: List of live user set up's
Replies: 53
Views: 43399

Re: List of live user set up's

Computer : HP DV8T-1200 Laptop, Core i7-720QM @ 1.6GHz, 6GB RAM, 640GB hard drive, StarTech firewire expresscard (because the laptop's built-in who-knows-what-chipset firewire didn't work properly with the MOTU unit, which likes TI or Lucent chipsets). Software : Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit, Brain...
by mhertzbe
Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: Recover from lost Midi?
Replies: 2
Views: 1702

Recover from lost Midi?

Once in a blue moon my midi connection to the computer is lost. It might be a glitch in my midi controller, maybe a midi or power cable gets unplugged. I can reestablish the midi connection to the computer in seconds by power cycling the controller, replugging the cable, whatever is needed. But Fort...
by mhertzbe
Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Question about MIDI CC behavior
Replies: 1
Views: 793

Question about MIDI CC behavior

Forte can be configured to remap more than one "source" CC to the same "destination." For example, I could have CC16 and CC17 both remapped to volume CC7. I could even scale 16 and 17 individually on the way. How does Forte combine CC16 and CC17 into CC7 in this example? M
by mhertzbe
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Patch change Forte vs Hardware workstation
Replies: 4
Views: 1598

Re: Patch change Forte vs Hardware workstation

Yes, what you want to do is get all your VSTIs loaded info Forte with their samples in memory from the start. This can take a little while when starting Forte (a minute or three) but that's all the sample loading you will do. Then configure forte to not load anything into the VSTIs on scene changes....
by mhertzbe
Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Reset parameters or controllers on scene exit?
Replies: 6
Views: 1765

Re: Reset parameters or controllers on scene exit?

I'm not clear what "copy to all scenes" does. Is the source of the copy operation every setting associated with the selected midi port, including routing (possibly with layering), keyboard range / transpose, and every CC setting? I assume the destination applies to the same midi port, same...
by mhertzbe
Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Reset parameters or controllers on scene exit?
Replies: 6
Views: 1765

Re: Reset parameters or controllers on scene exit?

re: Dirk Yes, I can set the correct value on entering scenes which use the instrument. The thing is I may have 100 scenes that use the instrument and only in one do I need the value to be different than the default. But I'd need to set an init value in the other 99 scenes to reestablish the defult i...
by mhertzbe
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Reset parameters or controllers on scene exit?
Replies: 6
Views: 1765

Reset parameters or controllers on scene exit?

Sorry if this has been answered before, but I didn't see anything after a brief search. In one of my scenes, I'd like to map a CC to reach into a kontakt string ensemble instrument to manipulate the sound knob (which selects one of several filter settings). This is easy enough to configure. But when...
by mhertzbe
Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Disable instrument config update on some scene changes?
Replies: 9
Views: 2627

Re: Disable instrument config update on some scene changes?

OK, maybe I'm being too pessimistic about the prospects of getting every sample loaded at time zero since I haven't tried it. But it seems like there are still scene changes involved to reconfigure the rack so it does different things, which brings us back to the original question. I'm impressed (an...
by mhertzbe
Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Disable instrument config update on some scene changes?
Replies: 9
Views: 2627

Re: Disable instrument config update on some scene changes?

The idea of making the problem go away by never loading samples (except for once) isn't practical for me. I currently use 7 or 8 keyboard instruments and several dozen kontakt multis with samples pulled from all corners of the libraries. So it seems to me I'm going to need scene changes that load sa...
by mhertzbe
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Disable instrument config update on some scene changes?
Replies: 9
Views: 2627

Disable instrument config update on some scene changes?

I have noted that the "do not use per-scene configuration data" checkbox on an instrument's Scene Commands page is a global setting, determining an instrument's config data loading behavior (or lack thereof) for all scenes in the rack. There are cases where I want to create a scene that on...
by mhertzbe
Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: General VST plug-in questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

Re: General VST plug-in questions

Thanks, guys. Lots of good leads. When I said "low price" I was thinking "not Waves, that's for sure." But that Musician 2 bundle does look very attractive especially at the 40% discount currently in effect at their online store. The ilok scares me a little bit, though. I have on...
by mhertzbe
Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: General VST plug-in questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

General VST plug-in questions

As I'm coming up to speed on Forte, I've tried to use some old VST plug-ins. These are Steinberg plug-ins from 5+ years ago (part of various Nuendo, Cubase and Wavelab distributions). Some of the plug-ins are recognized by Forte, others ignored for one reason or another. But I've found that Forte cr...
by mhertzbe
Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Kontakt 4 hang on fast program changes
Replies: 7
Views: 3339

Re: Kontakt 4 hang on fast program changes

On re-reading my post, I realize this isn't a midi sequence that's causing Kontakt to crash... it's some sequence of interactions between Forte as VST host and Kontakt as VSTi that's causing Kontakt to crash. After all, Kontakt can't comlpetely reconfigure itself in response to a midi PC. If it coul...
by mhertzbe
Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Kontakt 4 hang on fast program changes
Replies: 7
Views: 3339

Re: Kontakt 4 hang on fast program changes

re: Angel Good idea, but unfortunately it didn't make any difference at all. Not sure what "disconnect" actually means... description of that check box seems to be missing from the Operation Manual. Thanks for the thought anyway. re: Dirk I think one ought to be able to send any midi seque...
by mhertzbe
Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Kontakt 4 hang on fast program changes
Replies: 7
Views: 3339

Re: Kontakt 4 hang on fast program changes

Thanks for the replies so far. I understand the concept of getting the samples into memory one time and then using various methods to change sounds without reloading samples. But this approach probably isn't going to work for me. There are just too many samples I want to use combined into too many d...
by mhertzbe
Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Kontakt 4 hang on fast program changes
Replies: 7
Views: 3339

Kontakt 4 hang on fast program changes

I can reliably get Kontakt 4 very upset by sending multiple program change commands too quickly. Example behavior is a pop-up window : "Kontakt 4 : ERROR parsing input file at line 92498 <parse error>. The loaded patch might be corrupt." There are multiple kontakt samples loading popup win...
by mhertzbe
Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Guitar Rig 4 does not show up
Replies: 11
Views: 4076

Re: Guitar Rig 4 does not show up

Yes, it's in there. Gut GR4 did not show up as a VSTi until I edited plugins.xml as described.
I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, if that matters.
by mhertzbe
Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Guitar Rig 4 does not show up
Replies: 11
Views: 4076

Re: Guitar Rig 4 does not show up

OK, I seem to have figured this out for myself. In forte, I did a tools->view ini files. This showed me the location of the plugins.xml file which I never would have stumbled on (roaming??) and which, for some reason, windows 7 search didn't know about. The CLSID for guitar rig 4 in plugins.xml matc...
by mhertzbe
Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Guitar Rig 4 does not show up
Replies: 11
Views: 4076

Re: Guitar Rig 4 does not show up

Hi. I'm a new user and I have the same issue (Guitar Rig 4 doesn't show up as a VSTi... only as an effect plug-in. I gather the device compatiblity xml file needs to be edited. It already contains the section about forcing GR4 to be a VSTi, but it isn't working so I think the identifier (long string...

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