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by dbrendon
Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: OT: NUC or laptop?
Replies: 4
Views: 1345

Re: OT: NUC or laptop?

The other advantage of a laptop is the ability to run off of the battery. Years ago when I was using a 'small form factor' PC for gigging, I found that I needed to add a battery backed up power supply to my rig (heavy), in order to handle situations where the power supply wasn't stable - e.g. out do...
by dbrendon
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Create Window shortcuts for different racks
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Re: Create Window shortcuts for different racks

That worked great! Thanks Angel!
by dbrendon
Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Create Window shortcuts for different racks
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Create Window shortcuts for different racks

Is it possible to specify the rack to load on the command line?

I have two different racks that I use depending on which band I am playing with. I would like to create separate shortcuts to load the correct rack when I start Forte.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
- David
by dbrendon
Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Recommended procedure for replacing 32 bit vst with 64 bit vst?
Replies: 2
Views: 1416

Recommended procedure for replacing 32 bit vst with 64 bit vst?

Hello, For many of the VSTs that I use, new 64 bit versions have been released. What is the easiest way to replace the old 32 bit VST in a rack with the newer 64 bit VST? I tried the 'copy/replace module', but it seems that it creates a new module and it doesn't migrate my MIDI settings. Am I missin...
by dbrendon
Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4 Import scenes
Replies: 4
Views: 2194

Re: Forte 4 Import scenes

Hello, Since the release of Forte 4, I have been experiencing issues/crashes when I try to import my Forte 3 rack. I had tested with each new version up to Forte 4.0.11, but with no success. Great news! I just tested with the latest version (4.0.14) and was able to successfully import my Forte 3 rac...
by dbrendon
Wed May 21, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: 32bit / 64bit plugin issue
Replies: 22
Views: 6851

Re: 32bit / 64bit plugin issue

I've had that problem since upgrading to Windows 8. Are you running Windows 8?

Similar to RackedBrain, I usually resize the window or click on the JBridge logo to work-around the issue.
by dbrendon
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Korg Legacy 64 bit
Replies: 15
Views: 5928

Re: Korg Legacy 64 bit

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by dbrendon
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Can Forte send midi program change?
Replies: 6
Views: 2604

Re: Can Forte send midi program change?

I think you need to use Brainspawn's EHCo product to enable Forte to send MIDI. I have never tried EHCo, but that is my understanding.
by dbrendon
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Korg Legacy 64 bit
Replies: 15
Views: 5928

Re: Korg Legacy 64 bit

I don't know if it helps, but here is some info from the file plugins64.xml <Plugin> <CLSID>{EB30D264-9E2D-4FF1-A6D4-6930EC21AB26}</CLSID> <Vendor>KORG</Vendor> <Name>M1</Name> <ShortName>M1</ShortName> <CustomName></CustomName> <FileName>C:\VSTs\Korg\M1\KORG\M1.dll</FileName> <Type>VSTi</Type> <Bit...
by dbrendon
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Korg Legacy 64 bit
Replies: 15
Views: 5928

Re: Korg Legacy 64 bit

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by dbrendon
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Korg Legacy 64 bit
Replies: 15
Views: 5928

Re: Korg Legacy 64 bit

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Hi Mike,

The M1 is continuing to be an intermittent issue. I'm happy to report the issue to Korg, but I hope I can provide them with more details. Can you shed any light on this?

Thanks,
- David
by dbrendon
Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Korg Legacy 64 bit
Replies: 15
Views: 5928

Re: Korg Legacy 64 bit

Hi Mike,

During the Stress Test, it shows the offending plugin - not a crash dump.
by dbrendon
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Korg Legacy 64 bit
Replies: 15
Views: 5928

Re: Korg Legacy 64 bit

Mike, I would like to report the issue to Korg. Is there any more information you can provide to help them isolate the issue?

Thanks,
- David
by dbrendon
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Korg Legacy 64 bit
Replies: 15
Views: 5928

Re: Korg Legacy 64 bit

Hello, I've been getting intermittent crashes when changing scenes. I've run some stress tests and the culprit always seems to be the Korg M1 64 bit. I am running the latest available update from Korg (I don't have the version number here with me). Has anyone else experienced this? I'm running Windo...
by dbrendon
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Rackmount PC advice wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 5373

Re: Rackmount PC advice wanted

In the past I used a rack mount PC, but we often played gigs that were generator powered and found that even fluctuations in power would cause my PC to reboot. Then I started bringing a battery backup UPS with me, but that added considerable weight to my rig. I have been quite happy since investing ...
by dbrendon
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: Forte and Roland AX Synth - How to configure MIDI
Replies: 1
Views: 2236

Re: Forte and Roland AX Synth - How to configure MIDI

Hi Bryan, Given that you are using the same MIDI interface, the most likely situation is that your new synth is transmitting on a different MIDI channel. As a test try enabling all MIDI channels. In Forte 3, there is a new tab under the MIDI tab on the VST that will monitor the MIDI signals. Examine...
by dbrendon
Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Windows 8 Forte-64 slow reading and writing of files. SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 1814

Re: Windows 8 Forte-64 slow reading and writing of files. SO

Hello, I discovered what was causing the issue with slow reading and writing of files within Forte 3 (64) in Windows 8. I had "Compatability Mode for Windows 7" enabled. When I removed this setting the files loaded quickly. Now I need to remember why I ever enabled that check and confirm t...
by dbrendon
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Windows 8 Forte-64 slow reading and writing of files. SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 1814

Windows 8 Forte-64 slow reading and writing of files. SOLVED

Hello, 1. Has anyone noticed that loading and saving of racks in Windows 8 64 bit with Forte-64 is really slow? I have a SSD, but still the process is significantly slower than it was on my Windows 7, 64 bit (but running Forte 32) system. I've run some drive speed software and other than saving rack...
by dbrendon
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: How many instances of a fader plugin do you use?
Replies: 17
Views: 7591

Re: How many instances of a fader plugin do you use?

Hi Dirk,

I also use the BasicStrip on each VST (7 instances) in order to control volume and mute from my Axiom61.

Thank you!!!
by dbrendon
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: All-In_One Computers
Replies: 3
Views: 2615

Re: All-In_One Computers

Hello, I am currently working with Windows 8 64. It is working, but I haven't tested quite enough to consider it gig-ready. I'm hoping to use it for a gig this weekend. As far as an all-in-one, for some time I used to use a 'small form factor' computer and monitor, but I found that at too many gigs ...
by dbrendon
Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Korg Legacy 64 bit
Replies: 15
Views: 5928

Re: Korg Legacy 64 bit

I installed Korg Legacy 64 bit and ran with Forte 3.2.9 (Beta) under Windows 8 and it worked.
by dbrendon
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Global transpose in Forte 3
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Re: Global transpose in Forte 3

Hi Mike, This is one more appeal for an enhancement to the transpose functionality in the current release. Even if it is only to make the transpose setting temporary (see previous comments), that would be an improvement. I am really hoping not to spend time installing and configuring MIDI-OX to hand...
by dbrendon
Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: No copy or replace module for effects?
Replies: 3
Views: 1488

Re: No copy or replace module for effects?

Has there been any update with this functionality?
by dbrendon
Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Possible website problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 2789

Re: Possible website problem?

Interesting - this is happening at the company office. So far I have only noticed the issue on the Brainspawn website. I have tested from multiple machines (one brand new), but they have all been in the same office - which as Dirk has mentioned, points to the router. I will try and check from home t...
by dbrendon
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Possible website problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 2789

Re: Possible website problem?

Hi Mike, I was the one that reported the problem and I'm still seeing it. I tested on IE and chrome and on two different machines. Here is an example of what I am seeing (although a refresh will display different links): Purchase Forte Before purchasing, please download and maumelle payday loan try ...
by dbrendon
Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Windows 8
Replies: 3
Views: 1571

Re: Windows 8

Hello, I just upgraded from Win 7 (64) to Win 8 (64) yesterday. I am still using Forte 2. It's too early for me to give a complete review at this point, but here are some of my initial comments: You need 20 GB free on your primary partition in order to perform the upgrade. This was inconvenient for ...
by dbrendon
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Global transpose in Forte 3
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Re: Global transpose in Forte 3

FYI: Here is a quote of a comment I made in the Beta Test discussion group. Mike has suggested that he will address this in release 4 :( Re: Scenemanager stuff by dbrendon » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:12 am Hi Mike, I appreciate the inclusion of the new 'global' transpose feature. I just tried it with Fort...
by dbrendon
Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Kontakt 4 Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 3224

Re: Kontakt 4 Issues

RE: Regarding the "Midi Program Change" feature within Forte`s "Scene Commands" tab vs. Midi PC to change scenes in Forte: This is probably confusing a bit due to the naming but in fact something which doesn`t affect each other. You can easily change scenes in Forte with program ...
by dbrendon
Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Kontakt 4 Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 3224

Kontakt 4 Issues

This topic began as a 'PM' to hisdudeness in response to the topic: "Using Forte on W7 64bit - general questions" However, we thought the topic may be of interest to others, so we've created this new topic. Here is the discussion so far: ----------------------------------------------------...
by dbrendon
Tue May 03, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Suggestions for live EQ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2320

Re: Suggestions for live EQ?

Good advice, Dirk! I agree 100%.

I'll give BootEQ a try.

Thanks!
by dbrendon
Mon May 02, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Suggestions for live EQ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2320

Re: Suggestions for live EQ?

Is anyone still using Voxengo EQ with Forte? I just tried to load the VST and I get the error:
Ignored because:
VST Module . . . ignored because it has 8 inputs (requires 0,1 - 2)
by dbrendon
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte SDK
Replies: 16
Views: 3791

Re: Forte SDK

Thanks for the stats Mike (yamus)!
by dbrendon
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte SDK
Replies: 16
Views: 3791

Re: Forte SDK

Yes, but for "live" performance - every second counts! I understand and agree with all your arguments - I know the benefits of human-readable formats. If you read my original post, I didn't suggest removing xml files. I only suggested a way of saving the xml as binary for faster loading. T...
by dbrendon
Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte SDK
Replies: 16
Views: 3791

Re: Forte SDK

So, the time to parse the xml is not significant? and most of the loading time is initializing the VSTs? I didn't realize this. Like I said, I have had some experience parsing large xml files and it can be slow - especially using the DOM (which I assume is being used). That is why when bencrossman s...
by dbrendon
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte SDK
Replies: 16
Views: 3791

Re: Forte SDK

This is very interesting!!! I'll try and have a look at it over the weekend. Thanks bencrossman! It coincides with something I was just thinking about - why does Forte store information in xml format? I always surprised how long it takes to load the xml files during the startup process. From experie...
by dbrendon
Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: B4 saves
Replies: 9
Views: 3372

Re: B4 saves

I think Mike is probably right since I recently moved to a new system running Win 7/64 bit (running Forte as 32 bit). Dave, on my system the default presets file is in the Program Files x86 folder under Native Instruments/B4 II/Presets. The file is called def.b4a. I made a backup of that file, then ...
by dbrendon
Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: B4 saves
Replies: 9
Views: 3372

Re: B4 saves

Hello, I just experienced the same problem with the latest release of Forte 2 (I'm not at my system so I can't remember the exact release number). This used to work fine, so I think a bug must have been introduced at some point. I had not edited my B4 II patches for months, but last week just decide...
by dbrendon
Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Erorr - Mixer Start: StartMidiThreads Failed
Replies: 17
Views: 3753

Re: Erorr - Mixer Start: StartMidiThreads Failed

Hi Guys, I also experience the problem of a failure (to varying degrees) when quickly changing scenes. I adpated the same way as Dirk, by sending PC to change scenes. It happened in my old system (SFF, AMD athlon 2.2Ghz, Echo MIA MIDI, Windows XP SP2) and in my new system (MSI notebook, I5, NI Audio...
by dbrendon
Mon May 17, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: USB 2.0 Audio Interfaces (with Win 7, 64 bit drivers)
Replies: 8
Views: 2172

Re: USB 2.0 Audio Interfaces (with Win 7, 64 bit drivers)

Thanks for all the replies! I finally decided upon the NI Audio Kontrol. The main reason is that this unit provides 2 stereo outputs (which eliminates the need for a small mixer in my setup) and I think I will make use of the MIDI control surface. NI has recently released 64 bit drivers which are wo...
by dbrendon
Wed May 12, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Scene switching per controller - two simultaneous scenes?
Replies: 9
Views: 2580

Re: Scene switching per controller - two simultaneous scenes?

Sounds like a great new feature! Relating to the original post, by fab; I use Forte in jam situations all the time. I'm not sure if my setup would work for you, but here's my solution: All my scenes contain all my favorite VSTs (B4, piano, Rhodes, horns, bass guitar rompler and a couple of synths). ...
by dbrendon
Tue May 04, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: USB 2.0 Audio Interfaces (with Win 7, 64 bit drivers)
Replies: 8
Views: 2172

Re: USB 2.0 Audio Interfaces (with Win 7, 64 bit drivers)

Thanks hisdudeness! I had not even heard of ESI in my research. It was nice to see they had the 64 bit drivers too. Unfortunately they don't have MIDI ports - not an absolute requirement, but it would be nice not to require a separate USB MIDI interface. It also seems that they have very little dist...
by dbrendon
Mon May 03, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: USB 2.0 Audio Interfaces (with Win 7, 64 bit drivers)
Replies: 8
Views: 2172

Re: USB 2.0 Audio Interfaces (with Win 7, 64 bit drivers)

Thanks Dirk!

Good to know about the RME, but it is about 4 times the price I have in my budget.

Any other experiences?

Thanks,
- David
by dbrendon
Mon May 03, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: USB 2.0 Audio Interfaces (with Win 7, 64 bit drivers)
Replies: 8
Views: 2172

USB 2.0 Audio Interfaces (with Win 7, 64 bit drivers)

Hello, I've justed upgraded from a SFF rig to a notebook (running Windows 7, 64 bit). I'm now trying to decide on the appropriate audio card. It seems that most new notebooks do not include a FireWire port. The machine I purchased does have an ExpressCard slot, so I can get a FW card if necessary. H...
by dbrendon
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: POLL: Audio Interfaces for Laptops/Notebooks
Replies: 1
Views: 634

POLL: Audio Interfaces for Laptops/Notebooks

Hello, I'm considering moving my live rig from a SFF desktop with PCI audio card to a Laptop/Notebook. I've noticed that very few notebooks come with Firewire anymore. It also appears that the bus card standard has changed. Can anyone using a notebook/laptop for Forte, please let me know what audio ...
by dbrendon
Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: How to replace one VST with another in all scenes?
Replies: 8
Views: 2441

Re: How to replace one VST with another in all scenes?

Thanks for the reply Fab, but I'm still confused. I want to replace the B4 II with the VB3, so when you say "- copy the instrument" - do you mean copy the VB3? I believe that will copy the VB3 to all scenes, but it doesn't replace the B4 II. How do I tell Forte that I want to REPLACE the B...
by dbrendon
Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: How to replace one VST with another in all scenes?
Replies: 8
Views: 2441

Re: How to replace one VST with another in all scenes?

Hello, I tried the copy/replace over the weekend, but I must not be understanding something in this functionality, because it seemed to only copy the 'new' VST to all my other scenes. It didn't replace the existing VST. Specifically I want to replace 'B4 II' with 'VB3' in every one of my scenes. I'm...
by dbrendon
Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: How to replace one VST with another in all scenes?
Replies: 8
Views: 2441

Re: How to replace one VST with another in all scenes?

Thanks guys - I'll try it tonight. You're right I didn't even consider it based on the wording of "copy".

Cheers,
- David
by dbrendon
Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: How to replace one VST with another in all scenes?
Replies: 8
Views: 2441

How to replace one VST with another in all scenes?

I'm considering replacing the Native Instruments B4 with the GSI VB3. Is there an easy way to accompish this replacement in all scenes? I feel comfortable editing the xml files, if that would be faster/easier than editing every scene. Specifically I want to avoid setting all the key range mappings a...
by dbrendon
Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: ManyTone ManyBass - no access to presets (FXB)
Replies: 6
Views: 3561

Re: ManyTone ManyBass - no access to presets (FXB)

Hi Mike,

Not sure If I should have started a new issue for this, but I just noticed that another ManyTone product (ManyOne) has the same problem with the presets not showing up in the list. I'm hoping you can apply whatever fix you did for ManyBas to the ManyOne product.

Thank you,
- David

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