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by dougalex
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Custom name stays same: SOLVED
Replies: 1
Views: 834

Re: Custom name stays same: SOLVED

SOLVED
Needed to install drivers for Oxygen61 (I erroneously thought it was simple plug & play)
by dougalex
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Custom name stays same: SOLVED
Replies: 1
Views: 834

Custom name stays same: SOLVED

I have two midi controllers - both Oxygen61. On my Win7 computer I was able to name them different custom names, but on my new Win10 computer, the names revert to the same no matter how many times I rename.
by dougalex
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Fast recovery from "Stopped responding"
Replies: 4
Views: 1790

Fast recovery from "Stopped responding"

No other windows program, (including programs that use midi and audio interface), MAKE ME WAIT 5 to 10 minutes before I can restart the program after a "Program Not Responding" error has occurred. THIS IS A DEAL BREAKER FOR LIVE USE. I have tried: Unplugging USB cables for both midi and au...
by dougalex
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Volume was pre effect on Instruments
Replies: 2
Views: 1329

Re: Volume was pre effect on Instruments

Why on earth would you use the faders inside a vst host for mixing? You're supposed to set them to track an external controller and use the faders on the controller for mixing. I do not need realtime volume control of instruments during gig. I only need to set/save relative volumes prior to the gig...
by dougalex
Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Fast recovery from "Stopped responding"
Replies: 2
Views: 1159

Fast recovery from "Stopped responding"

THIS IS CRITICAL ISSUE BECAUSE OF IMPACT ON LIVE SHOW How can I get Forte running again quickly after "Program not responding" After closing Forte following "Program not responding", Forte will not restart for about 5 minutes. A killer in a live show (like last night). It seems i...
by dougalex
Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Volume was pre effect on Instruments
Replies: 2
Views: 1329

Volume was pre effect on Instruments

I wish the instrument volume was "pre plugin bin", or at least switchable to "pre plugin bin". Or if there was both an "pre plugin bin" volume control and a "post plugin bin" volume control. Then I could use the Solid Sound Studio effect send and mix using the...
by dougalex
Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Recover quickly from "Not responding"
Replies: 1
Views: 933

Recover quickly from "Not responding"

As with many programs at some point, sometimes Forte gets the windows error "Not responding" in the window title bar. (This can happen when I have stepped through several scene changes too fast, and possibly other situations like during complex editing in older VSTs) But after closing, I c...
by dougalex
Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: [solved] Err mess: Error uncompressing saved program
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Re: [solved] Err mess: Error uncompressing saved program

When I remove Cakewalk Z3TA+2, I no longer get the error.
by dougalex
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: [solved] Err mess: Error uncompressing saved program
Replies: 1
Views: 868

[solved] Err mess: Error uncompressing saved program

Just installed 4.1.25
Now getting new error message upon changing scenes:
"Error uncompressing saved program"
by dougalex
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: trigger midi phrase
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

trigger midi phrase

Rather than trigger a sound on a virtual instrument/sampler from "a midi note" from my keyboard controller, I want to trigger a midi phrase from "a midi note" from my keyboard controller. (Then the triggered midi phrase plays a sound on a virtual instrument/sampler). Currently I ...
by dougalex
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Error 1175
Replies: 1
Views: 1738

Error 1175

I get a series one or more of this error when closing Forte


Not sure if matters but would be nice to get it fixed so I don't get this :P
by dougalex
Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Phishing email?
Replies: 6
Views: 2869

Phishing email?

Dangerous phishing email? I got email from support@brainspawn.com that starts with: You have received a new private message from "WORMIXehbjxc" to your account on "Brainspawn User Community" with the following subject: it is interesting 100% 9 97% of people will not believe7% of ...
by dougalex
Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Add effect sends?
Replies: 7
Views: 2339

Add effect sends?

Feature request:
I know there is a 3rd party plugin for adding sends, but I really would appreciate just having an "effect sends feature" native to Forte.
by dougalex
Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Error saving mcf file
Replies: 0
Views: 16961

Error saving mcf file

I have Forte 4.1.3 64-bit When I exit I get error messages: Error saving mcf file [multiple error messages each one identifies a path to something like "C:\Users\.....Forte4\Midi Configuration Prests\\BREVERB\2_Insert_Oxy-Mid.mcf_LastUsed."] Error:1175 I am not noticing any functional fail...
by dougalex
Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Migrate? when installing updates
Replies: 0
Views: 16746

Migrate? when installing updates

I already installed Verison 4 months ago.
On the update I installed today I unchecked "Migrate from Version 3" when installing updates (because I thought that was necessary since I already did that when I originally upgraded version to version 4).
Was that a good or bad thing?
by dougalex
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Thunderbolt audio interface
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Thunderbolt audio interface

If I have a Thunderbolt audio interface will it work with Forte?
by dougalex
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Incremental updates version 4
Replies: 0
Views: 17006

Incremental updates version 4

When installing incremental updates on version 4, do I check, or uncheck, the checkbox "Migrate presets and plugin cache from Forte 3 ?
by dougalex
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Migration F3 to Forte 4: Scenes using jBridge loading proxy
Replies: 4
Views: 2200

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

You checked all VST paths are included correctly in VST setup, right?
by dougalex
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi phrase player VST?
Replies: 1
Views: 1596

Midi phrase player VST?

In some songs I would like to be able to trigger a phrase of midi notes by hitting a single midi note (or midi button). Is there a VST that I can record (and/or manually enter) a phrase of midi notes, and then allow me to trigger that phrase by hitting a single midi note (or midi button). So far I h...
by dougalex
Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Sound is distorted for 5 sec after scene change
Replies: 1
Views: 953

Re: Sound is distorted for 5 sec after scene change

I removed and re-added Kontakt and the problem went away (so far so good).
by dougalex
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Sound is distorted for 5 sec after scene change
Replies: 1
Views: 953

Sound is distorted for 5 sec after scene change

If I run two instances of Kontakt, and both are unmuted in a scene, when I change to a scene that the two Kontakts are muted, sound is distorted for 5 sec after scene change. Does not happen when changing back to the scene with Kontakt unmuted. Just happens when going from scene with Kontakt unmuted...
by dougalex
Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Scene change from kontakt get distortion for 10 sec
Replies: 0
Views: 9177

Scene change from kontakt get distortion for 10 sec

Any time I change scenes from a scene that had kontakt unmuted , to a scene that has Kontakt muted, I get distortion for 10 sec and CPU goes 100% Is that Kontakt purging samples? Or something? BTW I have always had Kontakt in Scene Options in that list that stops it from reloading. Any setting in Ko...
by dougalex
Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Cores (engine) Option in Kontakt
Replies: 1
Views: 1136

Cores (engine) Option in Kontakt

When using Kontakt in Forte, in Kontakt Options, for the Multiprocessor setting, should set maximum cores, or turn it off?
by dougalex
Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Vsampler Program Change
Replies: 1
Views: 950

Re: Vsampler Program Change

I figured out that it does work The Program numbers you send from Scene Command should match the program number you see in VSampler interface (i.e. starts at 0) However, the Bank numbers you see on the "VSampler interface" starts numbering at 1, but you would use Bank 0 in the Scene Comman...
by dougalex
Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Vsampler Program Change
Replies: 1
Views: 950

Vsampler Program Change

I have used the Scene command to "change Bank/Program" in Kontakt...

however, for me, Vsampler does not seems to respond to "change Bank/Program"

Has anyone had success getting Vsampler to respond to "change Bank/Program"?
by dougalex
Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Plugin Manager dialog
Replies: 1
Views: 1076

Plugin Manager dialog

FYI

Minor programming issue:
I think "Plugin Manager dialog box" should be 'modal'.
i.e. I should not be able to activate other windows while that dialog is open, right?
by dougalex
Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Youtube demos/reviews/tutorials
Replies: 1
Views: 1107

Youtube demos/reviews/tutorials

Just re-emphasizing that: I think just about every every music software worth buying has plenty of youtube demos/reviews/tutorials - both from the manufacturer and users. I think the user base, and the participation on this forum, would increase greatly if there were some decent youtubes out there. ...
by dougalex
Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: dxshell_v1.0.4b.zip
Replies: 1
Views: 1236

dxshell_v1.0.4b.zip

I am trying to get Dreamstation DXi to work in Brainspawn Forte 64bit or Sonar X3 64bit. I am very experienced, and I have followed the readme.txt instructions for dxshell_v1.0.4b.zip, very slowly and carefully, but something in the instructions must must be missing or presumed, because I am not get...
by dougalex
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Trigger midi note phrase/loop
Replies: 3
Views: 2032

Re: Trigger midi note phrase/loop

EnergyXT is a good suggestion, and not sure if it works being used "itself" as a VST plugin (I will look into it further) In the meantime, to clarify further, I am looking for a vst plugin that has: midi phrase/loop creation capability the phrase/loop can be triggered by a midi note the vs...
by dougalex
Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Trigger midi note phrase/loop
Replies: 3
Views: 2032

Trigger midi note phrase/loop

Rather than trigger a sound on a virtual instrument/sampler from "a midi note", I want to trigger a "tempo-synced midi phrase or loop" from "a midi note". Then the "triggered midi phrase/loop" would play a virtual instrument. I currently play phrases/loops usi...
by dougalex
Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Effects Send Bus next version
Replies: 1
Views: 1041

Effects Send Bus next version

I really miss having the ability to add effect send buses (without having to ad 3rd party plugins)

Will that be in next version?
by dougalex
Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Video demo/tutorial
Replies: 6
Views: 2488

Video demo/tutorial

On youtube, there are only a few video demos/tutorials on Forte, and of those, some are not in English, and they are ALL OLD. I encourage everyone who has the ability, please create and post to youtube some kind of "overview" or "tips and tricks" video. I believe that will: 1] He...
by dougalex
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Prevent samples reloading everytime
Replies: 10
Views: 2736

Re: Prevent samples reloading everytime

Hi and thanks for the input. Can you tell where to look in the manual on the program/bank change. I'm not sure of the advantage of always having to figure things out for myself. Thats why I came here - to get help. See manual - starting on page 42, Section 7.2.3 BTW, with VSampler I am using a mult...
by dougalex
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Prevent samples reloading everytime
Replies: 10
Views: 2736

Re: Prevent samples reloading everytime (SOLVED!!))

...you could theoretically have 100 pugins saved in Forte and have 99 muted.. I think I am echoing what evilantal said in his post when I say: I am pretty sure you will eventually figure out how to use no more than one (or certainly no more than a few) instances of a sampler. And you be using a &qu...
by dougalex
Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Kontakt 5?
Replies: 3
Views: 1668

Kontakt 5?

Before I buy Kontakt 5 to use with Forte 3...
Anyone using Kontakt 5 in Forte 3?
Any known issues?
by dougalex
Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Mod Wheel problems in Massive
Replies: 1
Views: 921

Re: Mod Wheel problems in Massive

You may have already done this, but on the massive instrument in Forte, confirm the "Forte midi monitor utility" is showing incoming mod wheel data.
by dougalex
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Aux Bus Sends for effects
Replies: 8
Views: 3552

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 dougalex
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Aux Bus Sends for effects
Replies: 8
Views: 3552

Aux Bus Sends for effects

Is SoildSoundStudios VST the only way to get Aux Bus Sends for effects?

Is anyone doing it another (simpler) way?

Can Aux Sends be included future release?
by dougalex
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Problems saving scenes
Replies: 7
Views: 2785

Re: Problems saving scenes

dougalex, The problem with this "STATUS" idea is that Forte has no idea if you changed a knob setting within a plugin UI - that's why I've deliberately not included it. Mike In rehearsal mode, when scene is changed, couldn't the program do a "dummy save" of the blobs then compar...
by dougalex
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Add feature "user editable name for Instruments"
Replies: 3
Views: 1652

Re: Add feature "user editable name for Instruments"

Just FYI - you can create custom names for the instrument modules (double click in the name of the instrument rack item and edit) - is this not what you are suggesting (partly?) Yes - I guess the only missing part to ad would be give me a text field (e.g. "the final section of the name") ...
by dougalex
Sat May 31, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Satisfied, but please correct the manual!
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

Satisfied, but please correct the manual!

I am a new user Just used Forte on a live gig for the first time and so far I am satisfied enough to make it my choice of "live plugin host software". Most important lesson so far: If you are using samplers (I use VSampler), study your sampler "multi-timbral implementation" and/o...
by dougalex
Tue May 13, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Add feature "user editable name for Instruments"
Replies: 3
Views: 1652

Add feature "user editable name for Instruments"

I know "editable name for Instruments" is a popularly requested feature, but just to clarify: I would suggest that the existing (VST/DXi) name still remains as is, and add a field for the user to create a "User defined alias for the module" ( never changes when scene changes ), a...
by dougalex
Tue May 06, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Scene status and rehearsal mode warning
Replies: 3
Views: 1559

Re: Scene status and rehearsal mode warning

Then, OK yes, I think good to not have a "status feature" if all changes cannot be detected. But please improve workflow by updating the rehearsal mode dialog box with three buttons , something like: [Save] Save any changes and change scenes [Don't Save] Change scene WITHOUT saving changes...
by dougalex
Fri May 02, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Plugin Compatibility page link is broken
Replies: 3
Views: 2114

Re: Plugin Compatibility page link is broken

The link is from the "sticky" (near the the top) posts in this forum (Plugins Subtopic). Try it - does it work for you. I tried Win Explorer and Chrome. Many times overall I have to load a post twice on this forum before seeing it. (I use other forums all the time with no such issue, and y...
by dougalex
Thu May 01, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Scene status and rehearsal mode warning
Replies: 3
Views: 1559

Scene status and rehearsal mode warning

I would much appreciate having the following : 1] a status indicator on the rack, that indicates one of these two STATUSES: STATUS: Scene Saved STATUS: Scene edited, not saved 2] In rehearsal mode, do not warn me unless I have actually edited the scene! (and the waning should give option to proceed ...
by dougalex
Thu May 01, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Problems saving scenes
Replies: 7
Views: 2785

Re: Problems saving scenes

I would much appreciate having the following : 1] a status indicator on the rack, that indicates one of these two STATUSES: STATUS: Scene Saved STATUS: Scene edited, not saved 2] In rehearsal mode, do not warn me unless I have actually edited the scene! (and the waning should give option to proceed ...
by dougalex
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Internal Server Error (forum issues)
Replies: 4
Views: 1808

Internal Server Error (forum issues)

when searching and trying to click link to a post on this forum, I often get this error: Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@brainspawn.com and inform them of th...
by dougalex
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: B4 not saving my exact settings
Replies: 1
Views: 894

Re: B4 not saving my exact settings

Workaround that seems to work: In Forte, go to Midi Routing|Controllers and use "Initial value" to precisely set values for percussion, vibrato depth, etc, etc
by dougalex
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: B4 not saving my exact settings
Replies: 1
Views: 894

B4 not saving my exact settings

In Forte, B4 not saving my exact settings Try turning the B4 percussion volume level all the way down. Save B4 Preset and save Scene. Change scene to something else, then change scene back. Percussion volume is now at "S" (soft), but not all the way down, as was saved. Even you you change ...

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