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by Mr Beverage
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Bug report
Replies: 1
Views: 525

Bug report

Hi Mike, Not sure where you want this posted, so here it is: Forte 4.5.0 64-bit (running on Windows 10) is clearing all instruments (pianos, clavs, organs, etc.) out of the Kontakt 5 instrument rack, when performing a re-order of the instruments of the rack file, from the rack editor page. After re-...
by Mr Beverage
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Set plugin knobs to linear?
Replies: 1
Views: 709

Set plugin knobs to linear?

Hi, Does anyone know if it's possible to have Forte set Vsti's knobs to LINEAR control (instead of circular). It's just a major pain to work with some plugins that don't offer the option to set knobs to linear. I've read that some hosts offer the setting to force all knobs to be linear. I checked al...
by Mr Beverage
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Does a "Save As" also trim the rack at the same time?
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Does a "Save As" also trim the rack at the same time?

Just a question for Mike.
Does doing a "Save As" also perform a "Trim Rack" at the same time (as long as it's rewriting the file anyway)?
I've wondered about this for a while now.
Thanks,
Mr B.
by Mr Beverage
Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Prophet-V2 unique Compatibility problem
Replies: 1
Views: 3028

Prophet-V2 unique Compatibility problem

Hi, I'm having a problem with the Arturia Prophet-V2 plugin that the Device Compatibility file doesn't seem to fix. When I switch to the scene, all notes hold as if the "HOLD" button is on. I can get it to stop by cycling the "HOLD" button on the VST (on/off), but the next time I...
by Mr Beverage
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Error Saving Rack File
Replies: 11
Views: 2277

Re: Error Saving Rack File

Okay, Just to be clear though, it was the BACKUP file folder that didn't exist on mine that was causing the problems.
Good luck solving this problem.
Mr. B.
by Mr Beverage
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Error Saving Rack File
Replies: 11
Views: 2277

Re: Error Saving Rack File

Here's my original post from last year:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5077&p=24805&hilit=save+error#p24805

(Simple problem with a very confusing error message)

Mr. B.
by Mr Beverage
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Error Saving Rack File
Replies: 11
Views: 2277

Re: Error Saving Rack File

I had that problem last year and discovered that my "Default Save Rack location" and/or "Default Backup Save Rack location" DID NOT EXIST! (Because I forgot to create them when I decided to change their names) Solution: MAKE SURE THAT THOSE SUB DIRECTORIES EXIST ON YOUR COMPUTER....
by Mr Beverage
Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: New Controller
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

Re: New Controller

I've been "window shopping" the web for a controller to replace my QS8 (used only as a controller) for some time now. I love the action of my QS8 but I'm getting too old to haul that thing around. Anyway, for what it's worth, I think my replacement may be the StudioLogic SL88 Studio, weigh...
by Mr Beverage
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Plugin-Manager shows plugins under "ignored files" which don't exist anymore or have a different path than vst folder
Replies: 14
Views: 4184

Re: Plugin-Manager shows plugins under "ignored files" which don't exist anymore or have a different path than vst folde

Forte Plugin Manager has a tab called "VST Scan Folders" where you define the path for Forte to find your plugins. You'll want to check that screen and remove any search paths that you no longer want Plugin Manager to use before you rescan.
Hope this helps,
Mr. B.
by Mr Beverage
Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Who has / is using Bome's Midi Translator along with Forte?
Replies: 6
Views: 2385

Re: Who has / is using Bome's Midi Translator along with Forte?

Me too. All fine. What I do: I have programmed a switching of MIDI channels of the note-on messages by a MIDI controller in Bome MT. Important thing is not to switch but always duplicate note-off messages to avoid hanging notes. Thus, I can switch sounds in Forte easily by pressing a controller swi...
by Mr Beverage
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Request for Windows 10 Experiences with Forte 4.1
Replies: 20
Views: 7156

Re: Request for Windows 10 Experiences with Forte 4.1

Hi Mike, I'm running Win 10 - 64 bit with 8 gig of memory and so far I'm loving it! The only issue I've found so far is sometimes, when I quit Forte, I get a pop-up window that says Forte has stopped running. It seems to happen after Forte has been running for long time. This is a very minor issue. ...
by Mr Beverage
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Issues with Arturia Vox Continental
Replies: 6
Views: 2740

Re: Issues with Arturia Vox Continental

I had that same problem with many of the Arturia V Collection instruments. (Continental V, Wurliter V, etc...) My "go-to" fix is to try adding the following lines to the Device Compatibility file for each instrument that gives me trouble: <Device Name="Vsti Name Here"> <saveFXB b...
by Mr Beverage
Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Phishing email?
Replies: 6
Views: 2944

Re: Phishing email?

I got the same email and it also showed up as a reply to one of my posts.
I think Mike may want to delete WORMIXehbjxc user account???
by Mr Beverage
Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Any performance issues if choosing NOT to use scene view page?
Replies: 2
Views: 1154

Any performance issues if choosing NOT to use scene view page?

Hi All, This may be a dumb question but I'm wondering if I choose NOT to use Scene View page while gigging, would there be any cpu/memory performance degradation or issues? (I don't use the song or set features. Just 1 scene per song.) Also, how much more memory IS used by the song/set features? Tha...
by Mr Beverage
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Cannot save rack files after copying from my mirror system
Replies: 3
Views: 1527

Re: Cannot save rack files after copying from my mirror system

I just wanted to give a status update here. The short story is: I'm a knucklehead and the problem if fixed. The more detailed story is: The dedicated directory that I assigned Forte to use for backup files did not exist. Instead of the system giving me an error of "Directory does not exist"...
by Mr Beverage
Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: Using integrated motherboard sound?
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

Re: Using integrated motherboard sound?

Ah, I see. So any dedicated sound card (PCI or USB) has a dedicated processor. The integrated sound chips still must use the main CPU for processing sounds (digital to analog converting)? That makes sense.
Thanks much.
B.
by Mr Beverage
Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: Using integrated motherboard sound?
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

Using integrated motherboard sound?

Hi All, I'm thinking of upgrading my system and was wondering if anyone has tried using the integrated sound that comes on a high end gaming motherboard? I think the sound quality on the latest gaming boards has come a long way. Has anyone tried it? How did it sound compared to dedicated sound cards...
by Mr Beverage
Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Disabling Aftertouch in MIDI Routing
Replies: 2
Views: 1138

Disabling Aftertouch in MIDI Routing

Hi, Does anyone know how to disable aftertouch with midi filtering/routing?
I would think a great place for it would be another check box next to the "Enable MIDI Notes" check box.
Thanks,
Mr. B.
by Mr Beverage
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Hot (ready-to-go) Backup (spare) System and the Preset Manager
Replies: 2
Views: 1342

Re: Hot (ready-to-go) Backup (spare) System and the Preset Manager

Oh, okay, so if I do all of my rack development and sound design on system "A", I can copy finished rack files to system "B", adapt, point to sample directories, re-save rack, and all should be gig ready? Great! Although I am wondering why I got a message saying something about &...
by Mr Beverage
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Cannot save rack files after copying from my mirror system
Replies: 3
Views: 1527

Re: Cannot save rack files after copying from my mirror system

Hmmm, all I did was copy rack files from system A to system B.
I guess I'll ponder it for a while.
I'll check back here once in a while in case you think of anything to suggest.
Thanks.
by Mr Beverage
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Replace an instrument with another one
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Re: Replace an instrument with another one

Cool, thanks much.
by Mr Beverage
Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Cannot save rack files after copying from my mirror system
Replies: 3
Views: 1527

Cannot save rack files after copying from my mirror system

Hello again, I copied all my rack files as well as the 3 directories in "...forte 4" from my gig system to my spare backup system and adapted the racks. The problem I encountered is when I changed a setting and tried to save the rack, I got an error message saying I didn't have authorizati...
by Mr Beverage
Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Replace an instrument with another one
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Replace an instrument with another one

Hi everybody,
Does anyone know if there is a way to replace an instrument with a different instrument?
Also, how to use an existing instrument to replace a proxy?
(and have it use the same instrument module with all the same midi settings etc.)
Thanks for any info or suggestions.
Mr B.
by Mr Beverage
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Hot (ready-to-go) Backup (spare) System and the Preset Manager
Replies: 2
Views: 1342

Hot (ready-to-go) Backup (spare) System and the Preset Manager

I maintain a backup (mirror) system, always ready to go, in case my main giging system fails. Can anyone please tell me where I can get information on the files in the 3 directories under "AppData/Roaming/...forte 4/" named "Dx User Presets", "MIDI Configuration Presets"...
by Mr Beverage
Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Does anyone the correct settings for superwave plugins and op-x pro and op-x pro II in Devicecompatibility.xml ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

Re: Does anyone the correct settings for superwave plugins and op-x pro and op-x pro II in Devicecompatibility.xml ?

(I know this is too late to help your immediate situation but, I hope this friendly advice isn't "too little") My advice is to be sure to make and keep back-ups of any and all "work" files, or files that you have edited (or that the system edits), such as the Device Compatibility...
by Mr Beverage
Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Erroneous initialization of plugins
Replies: 8
Views: 3442

Re: Erroneous initialization of plugins

I'm also interested in getting to a conclusion on this. I think this probably has something to do with how DeviceCompatibility settings work for Kontakt 5. I only recently added K5 settings and they apply on scene capture, not scene apply. I may try to add some options to determine how scenes are a...
by Mr Beverage
Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte hangs hours on plugin scan
Replies: 14
Views: 4009

Re: Forte hangs hours on plugin scan

by Mr Beverage
Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Kontakt 5 at startup "randomizes" settings
Replies: 14
Views: 5433

Re: Kontakt 5 at startup "randomizes" settings

I seemed to have the same problem (described in my post from Jul 6th) http://www.brainspawn.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=4974 I THINK that I MAY have solved this problem by adding the following lines to the Device Compatibility file: <Device Name="Kontakt 5"> <saveFXB bool="1&qu...
by Mr Beverage
Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Erroneous initialization of plugins
Replies: 8
Views: 3442

Re: Erroneous initialization of plugins

Have you seen this? http://feedback.brainspawn.com/knowledgebase/articles/461935-plugin-problems especially the device compatibility file stuff? Mike Thanks Mike, I didn't know about that page. At first glance I see that I tried a couple of those bits of advice, but I'll certainly investigate them ...
by Mr Beverage
Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Questions related to plugin initialization
Replies: 0
Views: 17081

Questions related to plugin initialization

My observation is that when an instrument bus is un-muted (for the first time ONLY after a rack file is opened) or Forte loads a rack to it's first scene, Forte "talks" to that plugin and somehow adjusts/re-adjusts parameter settings. That "message" sent by Forte and recieved by ...
by Mr Beverage
Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Erroneous initialization of plugins
Replies: 8
Views: 3442

Erroneous initialization of plugins

There seems to be something causing plugin preset settings to be changed (to lowest values?) upon loading a rack, or moving to certain scenes for the first time after loading a rack. (what I mean by "low" values is, all the synth controls are turned to the left, resulting in no sound at al...
by Mr Beverage
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: MIDI receive notes On/Off feature
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

Re: MIDI receive notes On/Off feature

Thaks much evilantal, I will work with that.
by Mr Beverage
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: What happened to the pictures in Forte 4 scene view?
Replies: 2
Views: 1509

Re: What happened to the pictures in Forte 4 scene view?

Navigation: User Interface Control Module ==> Rack Editor (takes you to the Setlist and Scenes Editor page) On the Setlist and Scenes Editor page there are "Image Cue" ADD/REMOVE for both the song and scene pools. Select a song or scene and click on ADD image cue. Navigate and select you d...
by Mr Beverage
Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Trying to understand difference between 2 settings
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Trying to understand difference between 2 settings

Can someone please explain the difference between: "Do not set per-Scene plugin configuration data" vs "No: Do not set plugin configuration when changing to this scene" on the Scene Command page? Why might I want to use one setting choice over the other choice? etc... Thank you.
by Mr Beverage
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Kontakt Vintage Organs
Replies: 2
Views: 2002

Kontakt Vintage Organs

Organ settings (draw bars, or Upper/Lower selection knob) seem to randomly change when performing scene change. I have the Scene Command page set to "Do not load..." blah blah... Is anyone else experiencing this? Thanks in advance for any input, Mr.B. UPDATE: I have verified the problem to...
by Mr Beverage
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Scene Command page
Replies: 1
Views: 829

Scene Command page

Can anyone please explain to me what checking the box "Disconnect this instrument while loading configuration data" does exactly?
And, why would this be useful?
Thanks much.
by Mr Beverage
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4: Changing scene order in rack editor issue.
Replies: 7
Views: 3521

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? I'm not an expert on B...
by Mr Beverage
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: MIDI receive notes On/Off feature
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

Re: MIDI receive notes On/Off feature

That's what switching to the next scene is for, I think... I guess I could try and experiment with switching to next scene, but scene changes don't seem to be as "instantaneous" as I need. Sometimes I notice a slight and random "hesitation" while changing scenes. Scene changes a...
by Mr Beverage
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Import scene question
Replies: 0
Views: 16927

Import scene question

Hi,
Is there a way to import a scene without having the whole rack of instrument modules imported with it?
In other words: Importing a song with ONLY the un-muted modules coming with it?
Thanks,
Mr.B.
by Mr Beverage
Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: MIDI receive notes On/Off feature
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

MIDI receive notes On/Off feature

To whom this may interest, Is there any way to automate a "MIDI Receive Notes" toggle switch function? I am currently using the Automated Fader to swap instruments on a keyboard by setting up Automated Faders 180 degrees "out of phase" with each other. The problem is when I make ...
by Mr Beverage
Sat May 23, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Automated fader problems
Replies: 1
Views: 850

Re: Automated fader problems

I solved this problem by adhering to a VERY SPECIFIC ORDER of implementation. STEP #1: Change the CC you are using on the Controls page to TOGGLE 0 - 127. STEP #2: Remap that CC to Attenuation. I found this by trial and error, just trying different things and found that if I didn't change my CC peda...
by Mr Beverage
Sat May 23, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Automated fader problems
Replies: 1
Views: 850

Automated fader problems

I'm using Automated Faders on three instruments. Piano is set to: Attenuation Toggle 0 127 <== when cc=127 piano fader goes to 0 Synth is set to: Attenuation Toggle 127 0 <==when cc=127 synth fader goes to 127 (reverse logic) All is well with these two plugins effectively toggles between piano and s...
by Mr Beverage
Fri May 22, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Is there any way to rename or label bus and/or instrument modules?
Replies: 2
Views: 1048

Re: Is there any way to rename or label bus and/or instrument modules?

Thank you, I didn't think to try and double click the name. That helps a lot because I always rout my pianos, organs, pads, strings, leads, etc.. to the same output bus for consistency. And I use the same piano throughout a set and organs in different modules anyway so that also will work for me. I ...
by Mr Beverage
Thu May 21, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Just a small "wish list" item.
Replies: 0
Views: 16525

Just a small "wish list" item.

It would be nice to have an option to show the system time clock on the Scene View page.
I don't wear a watch and would love the convenience to check the time while the guitarist is soloing over my organ chords and I'm day dreaming about the burger and beer I'll have during the break. :)
by Mr Beverage
Thu May 21, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Is there any way to rename or label bus and/or instrument modules?
Replies: 2
Views: 1048

Is there any way to rename or label bus and/or instrument modules?

It would be nice to be able to attach a label or rename the bus/instrument modules. I'd like to see "Pianos Out" and "Organs Out" and "Synths Out" and "Vocal In" and "Vocal Out" on the buses. And I'd like to see "Firth Flute" and "In T...
by Mr Beverage
Thu May 21, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Preset Manager and MIDI Program Map
Replies: 1
Views: 927

Preset Manager and MIDI Program Map

I recently created a "new" rack without copying from and old rack and without using the "save as..." from an old rack. My new rack was created from scratch. When I added an instrument to the empty rack and opened the Plugin Console I discovered that the Preset Manager user preset...
by Mr Beverage
Sun May 17, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Control Bus Volume - Pedal
Replies: 4
Views: 1905

Re: Control Bus Volume - Pedal

So once you have added an instrument (which will also create the first bus); ⋅ Right Click on the insert channel and add the automated fader (I am using Dirk's Basic Strip which you can find here - http://brainspawn.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4119 ) ⋅ Double click the ins...
by Mr Beverage
Mon May 04, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Update to latest version?
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

Re: Update to latest version?

Thanks much.
by Mr Beverage
Sun May 03, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: OP-X II plugin doesn't load sound in scene in Forte 4
Replies: 2
Views: 1796

Re: OP-X II plugin doesn't load sound in scene in Forte 4

I experienced similar issue with a DX7 vsti. Every time I advanced to the scene the DX7 was loaded with it's "initial" preset, NOT the one I saved with the scene. I solved the problem by entering bank and program number in the Enter Bank/Program dialog box: Using Plugins > Plugin Console >...

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