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by bigalminal
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Panning VST plugin
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Panning VST plugin

I have several instruments in one rack with panning VST plugins engaged. I'm not getting very good separation and wondered if someone can suggest one that works well.
by bigalminal
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Improve Forte's reliability
Replies: 2
Views: 2161

Re: Improve Forte's reliability

Hi Mike, I think you gave me the answer I was expecting but did not want to receive, namely that Real Guitar is the culprit. I have to admit that my keytar rack is stable and that the the problems only occur when using the RG rack. Thanks for that, but I'm not sure what I can do about it now that I ...
by bigalminal
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Improve Forte's reliability
Replies: 2
Views: 2161

Improve Forte's reliability

I'm still having problems with the dreaded "Forte has stopped working" message and wondered how much effect the following will have on how I'm using Forte: 1. I have my VST's stored on a 200gig San Disc Ulta XC1 micro SD card in my Surace Pro 4. Should the VST's be on the SSD? 2. I have th...
by bigalminal
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Build two racks with different plugins.
Replies: 13
Views: 3303

Re: Build two racks with different plugins.

Hi evalantal, Thanks for replying. I uploaded the the two racks to Mike but I seem to have dropped off the radar, hence reposting here. What can I do? I have a replacement Surface Pro 4 (new about a month ago under warranty) with a new Win 10 install etc etc. Forte is a new install and I have the Su...
by bigalminal
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Build two racks with different plugins.
Replies: 13
Views: 3303

Re: Build two racks with different plugins.

Ok this seems to have stalled. I experimented with the keytar rack by selecting a few plugins in the VST Manager window and then actioning the command "Ignore selected plugins". However, when I loaded the Guitar rack, those same plugins were ignored there also. This begs the question - &qu...
by bigalminal
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Build two racks with different plugins.
Replies: 13
Views: 3303

Re: Build two racks with different plugins.

Guitar and Keytar racks both uploaded Mike.
by bigalminal
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Build two racks with different plugins.
Replies: 13
Views: 3303

Re: Build two racks with different plugins.

They are two different files - one is for a wireless guitar controller and the other is for a wireless keytar. I'd like to install Kontact in the keytar rack, but my worry is that Kontact will also be available in the guitar controller rack thus considerably increasing load times. Or bogging it down...
by bigalminal
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Build two racks with different plugins.
Replies: 13
Views: 3303

Re: Build two racks with different plugins.

If I remove a plugin from one rack, it disappears from the other one too. Does this happen as a normal occurrence?
by bigalminal
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Build two racks with different plugins.
Replies: 13
Views: 3303

Re: Build two racks with different plugins.

Ahh, so it can be done. Does the list of scanned VSTs differ from rack to rack? I haven't got my laptop at the moment as it's away under warranty, but I was pretty sure that the VSTs list was common to both racks. However, I may be missing something, so how do I go about doing what I want to do?
by bigalminal
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Build two racks with different plugins.
Replies: 13
Views: 3303

Build two racks with different plugins.

The title says it all - how can I build two different racks with different plugins? I started with Rack 1 and loaded the minimum number of plugins needed. Then I buillt Rack 2 with a completely different set of VST's. When I came back to Rack 1, the plugins from Rack 2 were in there as well. Would i...
by bigalminal
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Rack configuration print out
Replies: 2
Views: 1574

Re: Rack configuration print out

Thanks Mike. Do I just change the .rcf file type to .xml? If that's correct, it certainly is not pretty. Doesn't even show the scene name which is a pain as I have 200 scenes.
by bigalminal
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Rack configuration print out
Replies: 2
Views: 1574

Rack configuration print out

I have decided to rebuild my main Forte rack which contains over 200 scenes using 12 sound producing VSTS. Forte only allows one instance at a time to be run, so I cannot copy from the old to the new. Is there a way to print out in text form the entire rack configuration which would enable me to reb...
by bigalminal
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: "Forte has stopped working" update
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Re: "Forte has stopped working" update

OK, I managed to solve this. Turns out I don't need a virtual router at all, but I figured out that I could just use the Apple Airport Express I take with me to all the gigs. Its a bit soon to say if bypassing Apple Bonjour prevents the dreaded "Forte has stopped working" but Bonjour has r...
by bigalminal
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: "Forte has stopped working" update
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Re: "Forte has stopped working" update

I downloaded the Connectify trial and set up the Surface Pro 4 and iPad Pro and both found each other ok. However, in rtpMIDI where it used to say Bonjour (now uninstalled) it says "Lightweight mDNS". In the directory panel of rtpMIDI, the iPad used to show automatically when Bonjour was i...
by bigalminal
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: "Forte has stopped working" update
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

"Forte has stopped working" update

I had a great response from Mike on this, and we worked through some issues. However, the problem has just risen again and I'm beginning to suspect Bonjour having read on the net that it can cause some problems with Windows. I'd like to eliminate Bonjour (it's needed so that rtpMIDI can transmit wir...
by bigalminal
Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: OT: NUC or laptop?
Replies: 4
Views: 1372

Re: OT: NUC or laptop?

I started using Forte with a Surface Pro 2. Then I upgraded to a Surface Pro 3, but it developed a screen yellow stripe (known problem) so it was replaced under warranty with a Surface Pro 4. All three Sp's had the same configuration namely 8gig ram, i5processor and 256 gig SD. All performed well dr...
by bigalminal
Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Any help for "Forte has stopped working"
Replies: 9
Views: 2281

Re: Any help for "Forte has stopped working"

Mike, the file is over 600 mb and even zipped is nearly 300. I cant email it. How else can I get it to you?
by bigalminal
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Any help for "Forte has stopped working"
Replies: 9
Views: 2281

Re: Any help for "Forte has stopped working"

Mike, I have a dump file. How do I get it to you please?
by bigalminal
Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Any help for "Forte has stopped working"
Replies: 9
Views: 2281

Re: Any help for "Forte has stopped working"

No I haven't posted a report because I guess I thought they'd just disappear into the ether and never be heard from again. If I get the message "Forte has stopped working" but without the crash report appearing (which does happen), can I still send one to you the next time Forte loads? Wil...
by bigalminal
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Any help for "Forte has stopped working"
Replies: 9
Views: 2281

Re: Any help for "Forte has stopped working"

Hi Mike. Forte gave me the message "Forte has stopped working" again today but I couldn't see where to save a crash report. How do I do this please? Also, whenever I try to access the ASIO driver from within Forte on the audio page, I get the following message - "ASIO driver error. Co...
by bigalminal
Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Any help for "Forte has stopped working"
Replies: 9
Views: 2281

Re: Any help for "Forte has stopped working"

Thanks Mike. I had two crashes at my gig yesterday the first coming after two hours and the second about 3/4 hour later. I had to reboot Windows both times. Next time it happens, I'll send the crash report.
by bigalminal
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Any help for "Forte has stopped working"
Replies: 9
Views: 2281

Any help for "Forte has stopped working"

I've been getting the "Forte has stopped working" message a bit lately so I decided to start afresh by reinstalling Windows 10, re-installing Forte and generally rebuilding my set up from scratch. I'm still getting the message from time to time and at the moment looks like I may not get th...
by bigalminal
Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Select scene x via prg-change message x
Replies: 2
Views: 1801

Re: Select scene x via prg-change message x

I use program change extensively with Forte. I have my songs on an iPad which will send any midi message under the sun including program change. I also use a wireless network and a free PC program called FTpMidi which will send the program change to Forte on my Surface Pro 4 without cords. Speed is ...
by bigalminal
Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Signal indicators show activity, but no sound comes out.
Replies: 7
Views: 2165

Re: Signal indicators show activity, but no sound comes out.

Yes , I did mute the other two guitars to find the remaining one silent despite the sound bar moving. There is no expression pedal in the system as volume control comes from the tilt accellerometer of the Guitar Hero controller. I did think of creating a new scene but would have to do it nearly 200 ...
by bigalminal
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Signal indicators show activity, but no sound comes out.
Replies: 7
Views: 2165

Re: Signal indicators show activity, but no sound comes out.

[quote="yamus"]More info on your setup would be helpful. What version of Real Guitar? V3 set on Joystick with a wireless GH5 controller. I have Real Guitar, Real LP, Real Strat and Real Rick Are they all using the same midi channel Yes Are you triggering all with the same controller? Yes. ...
by bigalminal
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Signal indicators show activity, but no sound comes out.
Replies: 7
Views: 2165

Re: Signal indicators show activity, but no sound comes out.

Lots of looks but no replies. No thoughts on why anyone?
by bigalminal
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Signal indicators show activity, but no sound comes out.
Replies: 7
Views: 2165

Signal indicators show activity, but no sound comes out.

I'm using Music Labs Real Guitar and running 11 instances set to different string types in one rack.
For one particular song that uses 3 guitars, all 3 guitars indicate signal activity but only 2 sound at the audio output.
I've enabled all 3 but cannot get the 3rd one sounding. Any thoughts please?
by bigalminal
Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Request for Windows 10 Experiences with Forte 4.1
Replies: 20
Views: 7266

Re: Request for Windows 10 Experiences with Forte 4.1

Regarding Windows Defender having to be turned off. I searched the archives but could not find any reference to this. I have been using Forte 4 with Win 10 and would like to know more about turning Defender off. Where will I find any info on this please?
by bigalminal
Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Why can't I run Forte 4 32 bit alongside Forte 64 bit?
Replies: 7
Views: 3091

Re: Why can't I run Forte 4 32 bit alongside Forte 64 bit?

Hi Yamus, I tried what you suggested, but it just doesn't work. 64 bit always opens. I have other programs that allow me to run both 32 and 64 together. I'm just trying to upgrade to what should be the most efficient and best performing edition of Forte. I spent many hours carefully crafting my 160 ...
by bigalminal
Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Quicker scene changes options in Kontact 5
Replies: 6
Views: 2223

Re: Quicker scene changes options in Kontact 5

The Ytube vid shows how to use the installed libraries. But I'm a bit stuck trying to get a Chris Hein harmonica into the bank. You have to load the harmonica in individually but then how to drop that into the bank is the problem. Any suggestions?
by bigalminal
Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: What happened to the pictures in Forte 4 scene view?
Replies: 2
Views: 1523

What happened to the pictures in Forte 4 scene view?

In Forte 3, I could replace the black background for each scene with a picture. For an organ say, I would place a pic of a B3 so I could see from a distance what the instrument was instead of having to read the words. Has this been removed from Forte 4, as I can't seem to find it? Or has the functio...
by bigalminal
Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Quicker scene changes options in Kontact 5
Replies: 6
Views: 2223

Re: Quicker scene changes options in Kontact 5

Thanks evilantal. That's a brilliant vid and I learnt heaps.
by bigalminal
Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Why can't I run Forte 4 32 bit alongside Forte 64 bit?
Replies: 7
Views: 3091

Re: Why can't I run Forte 4 32 bit alongside Forte 64 bit?

Hi Yamus, Thanks to your suggestion, I opened the 32bit Forte 4 ok, but to get the rack file into it, I had to use the files>open menu. If I then save that file with a new name and then click on it to open, it boots up the 64 bit version again leaving out half my plugins. I cant seem to set it to au...
by bigalminal
Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Why can't I run Forte 4 32 bit alongside Forte 64 bit?
Replies: 7
Views: 3091

Why can't I run Forte 4 32 bit alongside Forte 64 bit?

I have spent ages re-setting scenes from Forte 3 to Forte 4 32bit. For very good reasons, I would like to build a new rack using 64 bit Forte 4 and have it run alongside 32 bit. When I install 64 bit, it takes over and I can no longer run my 32bit rack which has some great plugins that will just not...
by bigalminal
Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Quicker scene changes options in Kontact 5
Replies: 6
Views: 2223

Re: Quicker scene changes options in Kontact 5

Thanks Burton. I thought that might be the case.
by bigalminal
Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Quicker scene changes options in Kontact 5
Replies: 6
Views: 2223

Quicker scene changes options in Kontact 5

I have just bought Kontact 5 along with Chris Hein Compact horns and Christ Hein harmonica. To get the fastest possible scene changes in Kontact 5, am I best to load say 6 instances of K5 and set each one to a different sound, or is it best to load just one K5 and have it change to a new sound on ea...
by bigalminal
Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: How to set recovered .rcf file to xml format?
Replies: 13
Views: 4191

Re: How to set recovered .rcf file to xml format?

I just had to reinstall Forte and now the DBox backup wont work. Is the path:
C:\Users\User Name\Dropbox.
by bigalminal
Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: How to set recovered .rcf file to xml format?
Replies: 13
Views: 4191

Re: How to set recovered .rcf file to xml format?

Thanks for that. Its backing up to DropBox just fine. This is the best piece of advice I've had for years.
by bigalminal
Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: How to set recovered .rcf file to xml format?
Replies: 13
Views: 4191

Re: How to set recovered .rcf file to xml format?

I like that idea of saving to DropBox. I use it extensively but cant find an option with Forte to make DB the back up location. How can I make this happen please?
by bigalminal
Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: How to set recovered .rcf file to xml format?
Replies: 13
Views: 4191

Re: How to set recovered .rcf file to xml format?

Hi Angel. I think I'll have to call it quits. I'm not nerdy enough to fully understand what to do. In reality, I'm just a musician trying to understand enough about the technology to make music. I never expected to lose the files as they were stored on an SD card reserved just for data. When formatt...
by bigalminal
Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: How to set recovered .rcf file to xml format?
Replies: 13
Views: 4191

Re: How to set recovered .rcf file to xml format?

Ok, I understand what you are saying. But my latest scan using a program call Disc Digger actually found the XML files. They seem to be OK, as I was able to look at the contents in Disc Digger and saw all the plugins listed. They are possibly in good condition - I dont know. So my question remains -...
by bigalminal
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: How to set recovered .rcf file to xml format?
Replies: 13
Views: 4191

Re: How to set recovered .rcf file to xml format?

Ok, thanks for that. I searched for XML files and found a few. Is it possible to turn these into RCF files?
by bigalminal
Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: How to set recovered .rcf file to xml format?
Replies: 13
Views: 4191

How to set recovered .rcf file to xml format?

I had a crash on the drive holding my Forte files (no back up - sorry). I have managed to recover them but they will not load and Forte says "not in XML format". They have the .rcf file extension, so how do I change them to XML format please?
by bigalminal
Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Can EHCo make VST controls work effectively?
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Re: Can EHCo make VST controls work effectively?

Thats really helpful advice.. Haven't seen those mapping pages before. I'll work on it.
by bigalminal
Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Can EHCo make VST controls work effectively?
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Can EHCo make VST controls work effectively?

I have just bought an Alesis Vortex wireless keytar. On some plugins in Forte, the controls work well. For instance, when using a Hammond clone called VB3, the Vortex pitch bend wheel does not bend the pitch but turns the rotary from fast to slow which is ideal and was in the software to start with....
by bigalminal
Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4 has the same small rack view interface
Replies: 1
Views: 1143

Forte 4 has the same small rack view interface

I asked about the user interface (rack view) in Forte 3 some time ago. I see that Forte 4 still has the same quite small rack view interface in the middle of the screen. On my Surface Pro 3 its just not large enough and quite hard to see with my old eyes. Scene view takes up the whole screen - why o...
by bigalminal
Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi scene change after 127
Replies: 17
Views: 4790

Re: Midi scene change after 127

OH thanks so much.
by bigalminal
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi scene change after 127
Replies: 17
Views: 4790

Re: Midi scene change after 127

Thanks Mike. It was quite a relief getting it working correctly. Now can you help me out on my latest post "Setting Forte to receive on one channel only"
by bigalminal
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Send to Forte on midi channel 1 only
Replies: 0
Views: 17125

Send to Forte on midi channel 1 only

Up to now, I've been sending midi program changes to Forte on all channels. Now I want to send to just channel 1 only. How do I set up Forte to receive on channel 1 but no others?
by bigalminal
Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi scene change after 127
Replies: 17
Views: 4790

Re: Midi scene change after 127

Thanks for the replies. Yes I also now have Forte changing scenes correctly. There is nothing to set in Forte. My mistake has been setting the sending controller bank msb and bank lsb to both send when it should have been just bank lsb.

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