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by piert
Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: Windows 7 on stage: scheduled tasks
Replies: 14
Views: 7156

Re: Windows 7 on stage: scheduled tasks

That is good (and reassuring) to know.

Thanks
Perry
by piert
Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:40 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Trigger backtracks in Forte3
Replies: 12
Views: 4607

Re: Trigger backtracks in Forte3

That is supercool!
Thank you very much for you patience in explaining.

Best regards,
Perry
by piert
Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: Windows 7 on stage: scheduled tasks
Replies: 14
Views: 7156

Re: Windows 7 on stage: scheduled tasks

but when I'm in "beta-testing mode" I connect the live-PC to the "home-office" network and switch virus protection back on. So at that point the live-PC would be connected to the internet, right? Do you then update your virus protection prior to connecting to the internet (i.e. ...
by piert
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Trigger backtracks in Forte3
Replies: 12
Views: 4607

Re: Trigger backtracks in Forte3

I am still confused. Scenario: I assume you have several band members when you have 8 audio inputs. You arrive at a new venue and set up all the stuff. Then all bandmembers plugin and play several songs in such a way that all instruments that will be needed that night get a chance to be recorded by ...
by piert
Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Trigger backtracks in Forte3
Replies: 12
Views: 4607

Re: Trigger backtracks in Forte3

I may have drunk too many beers, but I can't understand your last post, Dirk.

Are you saying you are recording your performance live and are using it as a backing track, so you can do a soundcheck yourself???

If you can provide some more explanation I would be grateful.
Thanks,
Perry
by piert
Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: Windows 7 on stage: scheduled tasks
Replies: 14
Views: 7156

Re: Windows 7 on stage: scheduled tasks

Hi Dirk, Interesting thread. I am interested to learn how you have managed to blcok your music PC from internet and yet get all the updates for the software on your music PC? Do you download all update stuff on an 'internet-connected (and virus protected)-PC' and then store on a (virus scanned) USB ...
by piert
Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Tip: setting up a centralized control system
Replies: 8
Views: 4150

Re: Tip: setting up a centralized control system

Hi Dirk, As usual, I am very intrigued by your post. I always feel that, when you express such enthusiasm, it must be something REALLY good. It is just a bit hard for me to understand what the exact benefits are and if they would also apply to our band. My case can be compared somewhat to yours, alt...
by piert
Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Simple (?) question: best place for gain/volume boost
Replies: 5
Views: 1687

Re: Simple (?) question: best place for gain/volume boost

Thank you for this very clear reply, Dirk! I have read all you said several times and I will be reading it several times again in the future, when I will be fine-tuning my set-up. But you guessed right: I am indeed looking for a quick fix for an upcoming gig, so I will be going for your 'quick fix s...
by piert
Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Simple (?) question: best place for gain/volume boost
Replies: 5
Views: 1687

Simple (?) question: best place for gain/volume boost

Considering there are so many places where volume gets controlled, I would appreciate it if you could offer me your views on where to best place a 'volume booster' for performing (lead guitar) solo's in the chain of a Forte rig. My setup currently includes a guitar (with obviously has a volume knob)...
by piert
Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: No MIDI CC automation for effect plugins
Replies: 9
Views: 1748

Re: No MIDI CC automation for effect plugins

"Dirk
Life would be much easier if I had the source code"

And even easier if we all had just a fraction of your knowledge :wink:
by piert
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: How-to: Novation Automap as a control surface for Forte
Replies: 33
Views: 23514

Re: How-to: Novation Automap as a control surface for Forte

This is very interesting information indeed, although I must say it is at the outer limits of my IT skills. I am wondering, though: would this also work for my BCF 2000 motorized fader MIDI control surface by Behringer? If so, is there any more tutorial-stuff on how to apply it to that equipment? Th...
by piert
Mon May 24, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: AuxBus Set v2.0 last call for testers
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: AuxBus Set v2.0 last call for testers

Hi Dirk, I would really like to do some testing, but I am so stretched for time that even playing music becomes a problem these days, let alone testing new software. I am really sorry about that. A couple of years ago, I spent a lot of time setting up some 6 of your aux buses to allow efficient use ...
by piert
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 2 - Guitar Rig 3
Replies: 14
Views: 5471

Re: Forte 2 - Guitar Rig 3

Finally another Guitar player onboard! Well.... I am really a jack of all trades but truly a master of none. PS I'm looking for some Knopfler - early years type of patches, if ever you have a link you'd be willing to share.. The above also means I spend not enough time tweaking my guitar sounds. So...
by piert
Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 2 - Guitar Rig 3
Replies: 14
Views: 5471

Re: Forte 2 - Guitar Rig 3

I have to start by saying THANK YOU MIKE!!!!!!!!! for providing us with the fix that allows us to use GR3 as an instrument. I have everything up and running again in Forte 2 and I can directly select GR3 patches from my effect pedal board again. I am very happy! :D :D :D The only reason I upgraded t...
by piert
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 2 - Guitar Rig 3
Replies: 14
Views: 5471

Re: Forte 2 - Guitar Rig 3

I have just looked at the uservoice forum and found this entry marked as completed? # 3 votes Program Change for Inserts completed implement the same Program Change functionality for inserts as for instruments or (maybe more simple) allow PC commands to be sent to inserts admin response This will be...
by piert
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 2 - Guitar Rig 3
Replies: 14
Views: 5471

Re: Forte 2 - Guitar Rig 3

by piert
Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 2 - Guitar Rig 3
Replies: 14
Views: 5471

Forte 2 - Guitar Rig 3

Mmmmmm, that was a bit disappointing. I had hoped to get Guitar Rig 3 working as an effect insert in Forte 2 in combination with an external (third party) pedal board (i.e. not the hardware Guitar Rig foot controller), but it appears to be not that easy (or not possible at all). Before I start pulli...
by piert
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 2 - What is recommended procedure for upgrade?
Replies: 7
Views: 1974

Re: Forte 2 - What is recommended procedure for upgrade?

First of all, Brainspawn serves professionals who need a specialized product that works. I doubt they would care about selling your contact information. They have proven that they're here to support the product and its users. I wouldn't worry about privacy here. I am not talking about Brainspawn he...
by piert
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 2 - What is recommended procedure for upgrade?
Replies: 7
Views: 1974

Re: Forte 2 - What is recommended procedure for upgrade?

Oh, and another question: is there a new Forte 2.0 user manual in the making or are the changed features so obvious none is needed?

Thanks,
Perry
by piert
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 2 - What is recommended procedure for upgrade?
Replies: 7
Views: 1974

Forte 2 - What is recommended procedure for upgrade?

Hello all, I have purchased and downloaded the upgrade for 'performer edition' of Forte (I was not so pleased with me having to provide contact details to yet another company unknown to me, who will most likely be selling my email and address details as soon as they can...... their privacy policy is...
by piert
Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:41 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: 71-key controller, light on the weight
Replies: 21
Views: 6997

Hi Umd, Could you post your experience with this controller once you have it? I have been looking around for a (semi?) weighted controller as well. I remember there was something with this keyboard i.r.o. my specific requirements, though. If I remember correctly, it does not allow for a MIDI in or M...
by piert
Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Editing Racks
Replies: 8
Views: 3390

by piert
Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Can I use more then one keyboard in Forte?
Replies: 1
Views: 1717

Yes, anything that can send MIDI program changes to the PC will do the trick. However, I don't think the Korg 25 SWITCH pedal can send program changes, see page 14 of the manual: http://www.korg.com/downloads/pdf/KSeries_OM_EFG2.pdf It does CC's instead. However, I think Forte can be programmed to u...
by piert
Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Audio interface with a maximum inputs
Replies: 14
Views: 5792

Yet another post! After the two optical cables 'solution', the dreaded pops returned the other day. It seemed to have something to do with the order in which the ADAT and MOTU and laptop were started up, but I could not get reliable test results. I think I have it now solved (touch wood) after I bou...
by piert
Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: forte with FM7 & FM8 is popping on key release
Replies: 1
Views: 2069

I too have experienced these problems, especially when using FM7. I also had some problems with sync issues from ADAT to Motu, so it might not be exactly related. I finally solved the sync issues by using a Word clock cable between the Motu and the ADAT unit. I haven't used FM7 lately, but I will gi...
by piert
Mon May 21, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: MIDI Control of Instrument moduls
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

check out Dirks' fantastic Aux bus plugins and explanatory page: http://www.solidsoundstudio.net/html/monitor_mix.html You may forget the stuff he mentions about the XML Mod as I think that applied to the previous version of Forte. You probably do have to install Microsoft .NET Framework as mentione...
by piert
Mon May 21, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Can we expect feedback of MIDI parameters in Forte?
Replies: 23
Views: 6244

Mike, Thanks for your honest answer and, yes, I understand your position. It does give me enough confidence to focus my master keyboard search on motorized fader type(s?). And don't worry, I won't sue you should the parameter feedback feature not materialize in Forte ;-) I'll keep you posted on my s...
by piert
Sun May 20, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: MIDI Control of Instrument moduls
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

by piert
Fri May 18, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Can we expect feedback of MIDI parameters in Forte?
Replies: 23
Views: 6244

Can we expect feedback of MIDI parameters in Forte?

This is really a question to the people of Brainspawn. I am looking for a new controller keyboard and I have got my eyes on the CME VX keyboards, which have motorized faders. However, these cost significantly more than the ones without motorized faders. In the current Forte versions, motorized fader...
by piert
Fri May 18, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: A few quick questions about Forte...
Replies: 6
Views: 3020

by piert
Fri May 18, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: A few quick questions about Forte...
Replies: 6
Views: 3020

I assume you have the manual? http://www.korg.com/downloads/pdf/SP200_E1.pdf From page 29: "Control Change When you operate the damper pedal, adjust the balance in Layer mode, or make other adjustments on the control panel, a Control Change message is sent to a connected external MIDI device. &...
by piert
Wed May 16, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: A few quick questions about Forte...
Replies: 6
Views: 3020

I do not think there is anything wrong with the approach. As for your patch selection problem; you could try to set Forte to ignore program changes in all instances and use CC's instead (I think you can set this in the scene manager). That way, the patch selection for the keyboard itself can be done...
by piert
Tue May 15, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: long scene change times - audio stops briefly
Replies: 8
Views: 5907

Thanks for your replies, I will investigate in accordance with Dirks' suggestion (after we play our first gig with the new all-Forte-set-up tomorrow; fingers crossed). In the meantime, I have found a compromise: I am now selecting GR2 patches by means of program changes sent from my old Boss GT-5. T...
by piert
Fri May 04, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Audio interface with a maximum inputs
Replies: 14
Views: 5792

Just to wrap-up this topic: 1. Using only one optical cable: for good sync I had to set the Motu to Adat optical clock (in the Motu FW Panel or Audio Panel in the most recent driver version) and the Behringer to slave. Unfortunately, no matter what I tried, the MOTU kept defaulting to internal clock...
by piert
Thu May 03, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: long scene change times - audio stops briefly
Replies: 8
Views: 5907

long scene change times - audio stops briefly

I am having pauses of up to 1 seconds between scene changes with audio being stopped during that time. I read somewhere, that scene changes really could/should be 'seamless. I am using a new duo core laptop 2.0 Gz, 2 Gig RAM and 120 Gig 7200 RPM hard disk, a MOTO 828 MKII interface, an ADAT 8000 Beh...
by piert
Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Audio interface with a maximum inputs
Replies: 14
Views: 5792

Mmmmm, I wish I could give you an answer, but I recently ran into problems regarding sync and I don't know why. I explained above how it should (could) be done. But every now and then, the ADAT Optical option in the Audio Firewire panel (I think it is now named differently if you have installed the ...
by piert
Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Vista - survey of users
Replies: 20
Views: 9574

by piert
Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Question for Dirk Offringa
Replies: 7
Views: 3553

Fab and Dirk, thanks for your replies. I will try both suggestions, as they both seem to make sense!

Best regards,
Perry
by piert
Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Audio interface with a maximum inputs
Replies: 14
Views: 5792

I'm glad it works! Again: don't forget to set the sync. It's in the Motu FireWire Audio panel, (which I think you should activate from within Forte in order to maintain the settings..) under 'General' tab choose clock source 'Adat Optical'. If you do not do this, you are most likely to experience cl...
by piert
Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Is there a limitation in the amount of available controls?
Replies: 1
Views: 1473

Is there a limitation in the amount of available controls?

I have been playing around with a new rack and found that I was unwillingly controlling the amount of reverb of an effect insert with my volume pedal that I use for controlling the volume of all my VST's. After a bit of reading I found out that MIDI CC's for effect inserts are not MIDI channel-speci...
by piert
Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Audio interface with a maximum inputs
Replies: 14
Views: 5792

I noticed today (after just having transferred all stuff to a new laptop) that you should not forget to synchronise the AD/DA converter with the MOTU. My Behringer is in slave mode (adjustable on the backside of the unit) at 44.1 KHz, the MOTU should be master and send the sync signal on ADAT Optica...
by piert
Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Question for Dirk Offringa
Replies: 7
Views: 3553

Dirk and fab thanks both for your replies. I think both of your suggested alternatives have a drawback that I will try to explain: programming by means of a pedal means (as far as I understand) that you can only adjust levels to pre-programmed conditions when using the pedal. For instance, you switc...
by piert
Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Audio interface with a maximum inputs
Replies: 14
Views: 5792

No, each of the 8 Behringer inputs is available in Forte as a separate input (all inputs of the Behringer go through a single optical cable and are split back into separate inputs within the MOTU). I think it is exactly what you need. Depending on the quality you need you may look for better convert...
by piert
Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Stop playing
Replies: 7
Views: 3245

After a full day/evening of playing around with my new laptop and the Behringer BCF2000 Midi controller connected via USB, I can gladly report that the USB/Midi connection stays connected. I am not sure what device you originally were talking about, but here are some suggestions: Update USB/midi dri...
by piert
Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Question for Dirk Offringa
Replies: 7
Views: 3553

Question for Dirk Offringa

Hi Dirk, After purchasing a new laptop, I took the opportunity of rebuilding my vst rack and using your AUX send/receive insert plugins to achieve mixing in of reverb and delay for our three vocal inputs. It is a lot of work, but worth it, and I can now individually add reverb to the vocals via my B...
by piert
Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Audio interface with a maximum inputs
Replies: 14
Views: 5792

Or do like I do: get yourself a AD/DA converter, connect to the Motu via optical cable and voila: an extra 8 XLR inputs!

http://www.zzounds.com/item--BEHADA8000

Best regards,
Perry
by piert
Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte with Behringer BCF 2000 Motor Fader Controller
Replies: 8
Views: 3856

YES Please!!! I also have the BCF2000 and I'm sure lots of others too, considering it is a relatively cheap controller with a lot of features.

Thanks
Perry
by piert
Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:12 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte with Behringer BCF 2000 Motor Fader Controller
Replies: 8
Views: 3856

Could EHCo do this by any chance?
by piert
Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Stop playing
Replies: 7
Views: 3245

I am not sure if it's truly related, but I have had problems with frequently loosing my connection to my Behringer MIDI controller. However, this device was, at the time, connected to my laptop (Toshiba Satellite 1950-801) through USB. After loosing the connection (which could at any time and often ...
by piert
Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: B4 B4D Controller Question
Replies: 4
Views: 3491


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