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by DarkKman
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: blue cat remote implementation
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

Re: blue cat remote implementation

I know this is something close to a dead thread (by age only) but I use Blue Cat Remote by adding as an insert to a Bus. Not sure if this is the "correct" method but I guess it doesn't really matter as you just want to feed into it via its VMI (when activated). Works a treat (just a shame ...
by DarkKman
Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4 (random?) crash when saving rack/updating scene
Replies: 23
Views: 8417

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

Seconded! The initial issue posted appears resolved! Great work, Mike! Thank you...!
by DarkKman
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4 (random?) crash when saving rack/updating scene
Replies: 23
Views: 8417

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

I'm experiencing this crash dialog as well, but my rack is actually not crashing. Thus I'm just ignoring it and try to resave it. It will mostly work after switching to another scene or toggle power off/on. Are you able to do this in Forte 4 too? Alas, I used to do the same in Forte 3 but the issue...
by DarkKman
Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Toggle range problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2130

Re: Toggle range problem

Sorry - not had any access to Forte for a while but I have previously used the toggle with FaderG using a max of 64 (0db on FaderG - I only wanted attenuation/mute) and this worked fine. This was Forte 3 mind you and not strictly a "toggle". I haven't tried the same in Forte 4. Which versi...
by DarkKman
Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Starting a Facebook Forte presence
Replies: 2
Views: 1623

Re: Starting a Facebook Forte presence

Done! :) I think it's a good idea to get as much internet presence as possible and with tools like IFTTT and Zapier, it's actually fairly simple to make one update and automate posts across most social media. I know you have a Twitter feed already but it might be worthwhile setting up Instagram and ...
by DarkKman
Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4 Change Log / Release Notes page
Replies: 2
Views: 1586

Re: Forte 4 Change Log / Release Notes page

Much obliged... Thank you :)
by DarkKman
Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4 Change Log / Release Notes page
Replies: 2
Views: 1586

Forte 4 Change Log / Release Notes page

Hi all, There used to be a changelog page where you could see the latest release notes for each patch (including beta). Does this still exist and include Forte 4? It would be useful to check to see if a) I have the latest version and b) if any fixes might resolve any issues in my setup (I usually do...
by DarkKman
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4 demo just crashes [fixed with 4.0.11.11]
Replies: 6
Views: 2280

Re: Forte 4 demo just crashes [fixed with 4.0.11.11]

Good news!:D I think I'll be trying the update myself and see if it's ironed out any of the little bugs I was having too...!
by DarkKman
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4 demo just crashes [fixed with 4.0.11.11]
Replies: 6
Views: 2280

Re: Forte 4 demo just crashes :(

Hi there, Most of the folks here are just users, some with a little more technical/development expertise than others. Certainly no need to purchase to get what support can be offered here. It may be worthwhile contacting Mike via a private message or email (I think you can do this from Forte directl...
by DarkKman
Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4 and NI Pro-53
Replies: 9
Views: 3687

Re: Forte 4 and NI Pro-53

I have Pro-53 in my rack setup in Forte 4 (x64) and it scanned and loaded fine (jBridged of course). However I had some real issues when scanning and loading using the new jBridge behaviour and had to update the OPTIONS.INI file to make the jBridge behaviour work like in Forte 3: "CreateSeparat...
by DarkKman
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Migration F3 to Forte 4: Scenes using jBridge loading proxy
Replies: 4
Views: 2248

Re: Migration F3 to Forte 4: Scenes using jBridge loading pr

Hey there - and thanks... Yep. When I moved from F2 to F3 I took the time to reorganise my VSTs so I had just one folder for x64 and one for x86 so keep things simple so the VST paths are exactly the same as I had before. When I reverted to the jBridge checkbox behaviour from F3 all was fine, but ju...
by DarkKman
Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Manage VST Plugins??
Replies: 2
Views: 2147

Re: Manage VST Plugins??

Its not a "Run as System Administrator" type issue is it? Just a wild guess I'm afraid... Maybe try running it as Admin and see if this helps (i.e. right click forte -> "Run As Administrator"?
by DarkKman
Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4 / Kontakt issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1866

Re: Forte 4 / Kontakt issue

I believe this may be the cause of some of the issues I've been having in F4 too: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4870

I'll try some of the steps pchanez suggested in your workaround and see if that helps... Thanks.
by DarkKman
Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4 (random?) crash when saving rack/updating scene
Replies: 23
Views: 8417

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

Hi, As MIke may have seen (lots of logs sent) Forte 4 is crashing on me when I'm trying to save a rack or, on occasion, when updating a scene - the same changes to the same rack in Forte 3 are fine. It happens more often than not but occasionally I HAVE been able to update a scene/save rack - 1 time...
by DarkKman
Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Migration F3 to Forte 4: Scenes using jBridge loading proxy
Replies: 4
Views: 2248

Re: Migration F3 to Forte 4: Scenes using jBridge loading pr

OK - Just an FYI... I tore the manual apart looking for solutions and stumbled across an OPTIONS.ini option to change the behaviour when using the jBridge checkbox back to F3. "CreateSeparateJBridgedVSTs=1 (0 by default)" So I've lost a little of the features but the WAVES Shell is read co...
by DarkKman
Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Migration F3 to Forte 4: Scenes using jBridge loading proxy
Replies: 4
Views: 2248

Migration F3 to Forte 4: Scenes using jBridge loading proxy

Hi folks (Mike in particular I guess), I have purchased Forte 4 and started the process of testing my scenes but the big issue I have is that any scenes which used jBridged VSTs are not being found and loading proxies instead. I think this is because of the way Forte 4 is structuring the VSTs (previ...
by DarkKman
Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4 is now released!
Replies: 17
Views: 7141

Re: Forte 4 is now released!

Thanks Mike...! SOLD! 8)
by DarkKman
Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4 is now released!
Replies: 17
Views: 7141

Re: Forte 4 is now released!

Liking the new interface and definitely seems to facilitate workflow much better... And Like the new SceneView too! Still trying out demo until I'm ready to migrate as I have a few upcoming shows so will treat myself for Christmas! Only thing I'd mention is that the online manual on the website is f...
by DarkKman
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: KONTAKT forgets to load the instrument
Replies: 3
Views: 2307

Re: KONTAKT forgets to load the instrument

I'm afraid I don't have a solution however I do have a similar problem with one of my Kontakt Instruments: AOEN Melodic. Now matter what configuration I use when I change scenes and return to a scene with that instrument I can see the GUI, the MIDI config is all correct, but no sound. I need to manu...
by DarkKman
Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Aux Bus Sends for effects
Replies: 8
Views: 3686

Re: Aux Bus Sends for effects

All the last links were posted here (think they all still work):

by DarkKman
Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:10 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Getting click track to drummer
Replies: 19
Views: 5289

Re: Getting click track to drummer

Hey there, I know this was directed at Dirk but I use a pedal for triggering loops while my hands are free to play keys (Using Line 6 FBV Express MkII) which outputs CC. I use MIDIOX (MIDI Data Mapping option) to translate this to a MIDI Note using Virtual MIDI Cable - I, personally, have found loop...
by DarkKman
Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:06 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: 32bit / 64bit plugin issue
Replies: 22
Views: 6826

Re: 32bit / 64bit plugin issue

Did you try the suggestion from 'lancaster6'? I think he's refering to the following from jBridge webpage; 9 - “My plugin’s GUI is not displayed or only partially displayed with the integrated GUI mode.” - Click the jBridge icon on the bottom, it will issue a window refresh command. From v1.14 onwar...
by DarkKman
Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: *REQUEST* Forte 4 - Scene Description
Replies: 8
Views: 3260

*REQUEST* Forte 4 - Scene Description

I'm hoping this is a simple change to make which could possibly be implemented for Forte 4. I may be alone in using this but hopefully won't impact any other users. I use description to hold some basic notes (key changes for Verses, Choruses, Mixing notes) at present I have to use a very VERY shorth...
by DarkKman
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Energy XT only plays from song start (not song pointer)
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Re: Energy XT only plays from song start (not song pointer)

Fantastic News - Thanks Mike! Is there any news on release date (or if there's Beta I'm happy to help test)?
by DarkKman
Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Energy XT only plays from song start (not song pointer)
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Re: Energy XT only plays from song start (not song pointer)

Just giving this a wee bump... Are there any other eXT users that could test this out? Any suggestions on whether this is a Forte or eXT issue?
by DarkKman
Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Trigger midi note phrase/loop
Replies: 3
Views: 2083

Re: Trigger midi note phrase/loop

I do something similar but not sure exactly what you are trying to do when you say MIDI Phrase/Loop - do you mean a MIDI Pattern Sequencer (Programmable Arpeggiator kind of thing)? If so there's a Free (I think) VST called BlueARP which you can read about here: http://www.graywolf2004.net/my-project...
by DarkKman
Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: What does this error message mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 4739

Re: What does this error message mean?

As I mentioned above - I too opted for option a) from your list and have not had any issues (the Kontakt bank is saved and loads correctly etc with each scene). Not any help with the error per se but, in my opinion, not an issue!
by DarkKman
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Send Midi Sync
Replies: 3
Views: 1850

Re: Send Midi Sync

I'm noticing this too... Alas the only reason I got ECHO was to sync MIDI BPM (Clock?) to external systems (and even Applications on laptop but outside Forte). It seems stable in x64 but in x86 not so... e.g. 120 in Forte reading as 105-107 (switching quickly) 160 in Forte reading as 122-125 80 as 7...
by DarkKman
Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:06 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Energy XT only plays from song start (not song pointer)
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Energy XT only plays from song start (not song pointer)

Hi chaps and chappettes... I have a curious issue I have just noticed in my new setup when using energyXT (which I use to run a MIDI CLick Track and Audio Backing Tracks). Previously, when rehearsing, I would need to turn off "External Sync" within energyXT to allow me to playback from som...
by DarkKman
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: is there a 16 intrument limit?
Replies: 3
Views: 1722

Re: is there a 16 intrument limit?

MRU is just "most recently used" - e.g. like "Recently Opened DOcuments" in MS Word. It is my understanding that this has no effect on the number of Instruments you can actually add; only the amount of instruments, inserts that appear in the bottom of your list of VST folders whe...
by DarkKman
Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Both 32-bit and 64-bit Forte 3 on same host?
Replies: 3
Views: 1563

Re: Both 32-bit and 64-bit Forte 3 on same host?

When I first installed Forte 3 the installer auto-detected the platform so would only install the 64bit version (I needed to downloaded the 32bit version as a separate installer), however I believe Mike has updated this now so you can choose in which case, yes, you can just run the installer twice. ...
by DarkKman
Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Both 32-bit and 64-bit Forte 3 on same host?
Replies: 3
Views: 1563

Re: Both 32-bit and 64-bit Forte 3 on same host?

Hi, I migrated from Forte 2 to 3 and used both instances of Forte 3 (i.e. one instance of 32bit one 64 bit) and for a long period of time was running some racks in each. Both will run completely independently of each other. My reason was simliar as I had a few issues with some of my 32bit VSTs mis-b...
by DarkKman
Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Output MIDI Clock - only with ECHO?
Replies: 2
Views: 1420

Re: Output MIDI Clock - only with ECHO?

Thanks for the confirmation :)
by DarkKman
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Aux Bus Sends for effects
Replies: 8
Views: 3686

Re: Aux Bus Sends for effects

I must admit I don't know of any other aux bus type vst's but then again I never bothered looking as Dirk's AuxBusSet does the job perfectly. I don't find it particularly complex though. I have a few Forte Busses with Reverb, Delay, Looper each with Aux Bus 1, 2, 3 set as RETURN then which ever VST ...
by DarkKman
Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Waves Plugins MRU and Search buggy?
Replies: 0
Views: 6391

Waves Plugins MRU and Search buggy?

Hi, I believe this is a Forte issue rather than a plugin but feel free to move the post if need be... I have been rebuilding my laptop and previously have always "unpacked" my WavesShell into seperate VST dlls (which helped fix a lot of issues in several hosts but leaves them un-organised....
by DarkKman
Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:05 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Output MIDI Clock - only with ECHO?
Replies: 2
Views: 1420

Output MIDI Clock - only with ECHO?

Hi chaps, I'm just looking for confirmation that in order for me to output the MIDI Clock from Forte (when using Transport controls/Tempo) I can only do this with ECHO? The only reason I ask is this is the only reason I'd need to use ECHO and just seems a little steep as the only function I'll use i...
by DarkKman
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Rack Size over 2GB!
Replies: 3
Views: 1797

Re: Rack Size over 2GB!

Thanks for the responses guys. I did actually try trimming the rack (it actually made it a tiny bit bigger). But I do have a few MIDI inputs in total a fair amount of VST instances (including inserts). I have rebuilt the rack and its all working fine (a little bigger than before ~10MB) but nowhere n...
by DarkKman
Fri May 30, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Rack Size over 2GB!
Replies: 3
Views: 1797

Rack Size over 2GB!

Hi, I have just eaten up all my HDD and seen that this is due to the rack I have been updating go from 1MB to 2.5GB (several versions being saved). The initial rack setup was fairly simple but due to moving to a new laptop had to do a lot of reconfiguration. Setup was; BUS1: Main Out; Insert: L1 Lim...
by DarkKman
Thu May 29, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: What does this error message mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 4739

Re: What does this error message mean?

Hi there,

I've only ever seen this error when using Kontakt and to be honest have done just as you did and not had a problem. There are other posts on this - see here for example:
by DarkKman
Thu May 15, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte changes scenes upon numberical input from keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

Re: Forte changes scenes upon numberical input from keyboard

Hi... Sorry - been away for a while so just catching up. The numbers are default shortcuts for Scene selection (as you've noticed already) so you can either remove these or, as I choose to do, you can disable shortcuts altogether when a VST console is open; Open Forte -> Options -> Preferences Open ...
by DarkKman
Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: Audio interface recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 3948

Re: Audio interface recommendation

If you check out the GearSlutz database you'll see RME is pretty much leading the latency board and certainly utterly stable. Presonus generally doesn't fair too well; http://www.gearslutz.com/board/music-computers/618474-audio-interface-low-latency-performance-data-base.html I put a little list tog...
by DarkKman
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: aux bus set 64 bit
Replies: 1
Views: 1776

Re: aux bus set 64 bit

PM Sent :)

*edit* The links seem to work for me; are you using the links in this page -
by DarkKman
Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Latency
Replies: 13
Views: 5373

Re: Latency

That is one I DID try out (excellent piece of kit) and only opted for the Babyface in the end for the expansion possibilities... Good choice ;)
by DarkKman
Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Latency
Replies: 13
Views: 5373

Re: Latency

Hmm... During my analysis - see also my post here - for audio interfaces I discovered (via the link above) that focusrite didn't perform too well, but didn't actually get my hands on one...!
by DarkKman
Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Latency
Replies: 13
Views: 5373

Re: Latency

This is a fairly comprehensive database of many audio interfaces latency:
by DarkKman
Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Looking for a sample player vsti
Replies: 1
Views: 1338

Re: Looking for a sample player vsti

Well the only VSTi that I use that will do this are Kontakt (you can set MIDI Latch in the scripts) so each time a key is pressed (and released) it will remain pressed (NOTE-ON) until pressed and released again. Stylus RMX does something similar (I think)... I use this feature a lot but I use the ha...
by DarkKman
Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Windows Midi and Audio Routing
Replies: 7
Views: 2782

Re: Windows Midi and Audio Routing

ASIO4ALL is fantastic is you your just using your laptop line/headphone out as clearly better latency than WDM driver (also useful to link audio interfaces via one virtual device) but if you have hardware with decent drivers it will probably always be better than ASIO4ALL...
by DarkKman
Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: Focusrite 6i6 & plugIn insert
Replies: 6
Views: 3843

Re: Focusrite 6i6 & plugIn insert

Can't help with the issue per se but try using ASIO4ALL as a workaround if the show is pressing and see if the problem persists then (at least that will help rule out/rule in Forte or Focusrite drivers).
by DarkKman
Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Important: Crash with latest Kontakt 5
Replies: 21
Views: 9845

Re: Important: Crash with latest Kontakt 5

Yay - I can upgrade now ;)

Thanks for the patch, Mike and for confirming its working Burtan! (Y)
by DarkKman
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Looking for a driver
Replies: 14
Views: 3814

Re: Looking for a driver

This may seem like a silly question but just trying to figure out why your are trying to do this routing for live playing. You mentioned recording too you see. You mention about seeing the levels initially (do you mean like a live mixer "view"?) - is this the reason you want to route to SA...

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