Search found 315 matches

by evilantal
Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: No info on CPU load?
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

No info on CPU load?

I'm seeing nothing reported on CPU load in the main interface. The space where a CPU load percentage is supposed to be is just empty. What could be causing this? System: Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Intel i7 3632QM @2.2GHz 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM 2 Samsung SSDs Steinberg UR22 audio interface Windows 7 Ultimate ...
by evilantal
Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Displaying current song on a Arturia KeyLab LCD screen
Replies: 3
Views: 1334

Re: Displaying current song on a Arturia KeyLab LCD screen

Awesome work Ben!

How are you finding the KeyLab as a controller? I've heard several stories of broken keys and much lateral movement in the keys.

(I'm using a Novation X-Station / SL MkI myself)
by evilantal
Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Share your SceneView 2 CSS's?
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Re: Share your SceneView 2 CSS's?

Thanks Andy,

It'll at least be handy to see where you've altered things and what the result is. Might help me get some pointers on where to look.
by evilantal
Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Share your SceneView 2 CSS's?
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Share your SceneView 2 CSS's?

Is anyone here using altered SceneView CSS templates?

I'm particularly interested in how to make text responsive and wrap around. At the moment, when I pull up the mixer busses, the scene titles become unreadable.

Ayone willing to share their custom CSS?
by evilantal
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Metronome VST-Plugin for Forte 4 - Searching for...
Replies: 1
Views: 1559

Re: Metronome VST-Plugin for Forte 4 - Searching for...

I have used a metronome live on stage with forte before. My problem, then, was that EHCo's MIDI clock out didn't work correctly in my setup. I ended up using a quite complex method of running REAPER outside of forte with different songs/tempos on each tab and switching between those tabs by sending ...
by evilantal
Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Question: Effect of muting instrument module on inserted FX
Replies: 0
Views: 16828

Question: Effect of muting instrument module on inserted FX

I know that if I mute an instrument module it will keep the plugin from using CPU.
But will muting the instrument also stop any inserted effect plugins from using CPU cycles or would I also have to set those effects to bypass to achieve this?
by evilantal
Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Possible bug: "Set Plugin Data" in Rack Editor not working properly
Replies: 4
Views: 5892

Possible bug: "Set Plugin Data" in Rack Editor not working properly

When using the Rack Editor to set the option for "Set Plugin Data" for individual modules to "No", the state is not correctly saved upon exiting the Rack Editor. Every time I do this, the option gets reset to "Auto". If I set this option in the Scene Commands tab of ind...
by evilantal
Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Bug: Sending PCs not working in Offline mode
Replies: 0
Views: 16998

Bug: Sending PCs not working in Offline mode

I ran into this when testing my rack in Offline mode without my audio interface connected. It seems the MIDI Programs Changes that get sent during scene change as defined in the Scene Commands tab of instrument modules doesn't work when working in offline mode. I'm using these with Kontakt to switch...
by evilantal
Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Ignored vst: why?
Replies: 2
Views: 1689

Re: Ignored vst: why?

...or to little or too many inputs or outputs
by evilantal
Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Will saving racks in "Use offline" mode retain audio/MIDI preferences
Replies: 3
Views: 1868

Re: Will saving racks in "Use offline" mode retain audio/MIDI preferences

Thanks everyone, that's reassuring.
Going to start using it (with backups).

EDIT: Confirmed that it works as expected
by evilantal
Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Best practices of routing effects
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

Re: Best practices of routing effects

Thanks for chiming in Angel.
That's an interesting option to add a channel strip to each instrument module. Doesn't that tax your system a lot? I seem to remember you use a lot of plugins (as do I)...

Would you mind sharing your FX choices?
by evilantal
Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Best practices of routing effects
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

Best practices of routing effects

What are the peoples' experiences with routing effects in forte? I'd like to find some best practices... I currently use only a few insert effects on individual instrument modules (Rotary sim on VB3 for instance) and several effects busses. Main output bus > Gain > Console Emulation > Compressor > H...
by evilantal
Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Will saving racks in "Use offline" mode retain audio/MIDI preferences
Replies: 3
Views: 1868

Will saving racks in "Use offline" mode retain audio/MIDI preferences

I'm using the Producer Edition of forte 4 (latest version) and have a question about working with hardware profiles. If I use my laptop without my MIDI controllers and audio interface attached, I can choose to open a rack with an existing hardware config in "offline mode". If I then edit a...
by evilantal
Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: Is it possible to change the bus-volume with Midi-Controller from my Masterkeyboard?
Replies: 2
Views: 1754

Re: Is it possible to change the bus-volume with Midi-Controller from my Masterkeyboard?

Yes of course! There's two options: 1. Use a Control Surface Definition. See here http://www.brainspawn.com/documents/forte4help/ under "Control Surfaces and Automation". 2. Insert a gain/fader plugin in an effects slot (for instance the included Automated Fader or Dirk Offringa's Basic St...
by evilantal
Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4.1 BETA now available
Replies: 10
Views: 3796

Re: Forte 4.1 BETA now available

Where did the beta downloads go?
by evilantal
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Controlling multiple sets of instruments independently
Replies: 7
Views: 2804

Re: Controlling multiple sets of instruments independently

Hmmm...ok I see...

Would controlling instrument mutes via a Control Surface Definition be an option?
by evilantal
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Quicker scene changes options in Kontact 5
Replies: 6
Views: 2190

Re: Quicker scene changes options in Kontact 5

Just drag and drop the nki from Kontakt's browser pane into a free bank slot
by evilantal
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Controlling multiple sets of instruments independently
Replies: 7
Views: 2804

Re: Controlling multiple sets of instruments independently

I'm having some trouble understanding what it is you're trying to achieve. Could you maybe give some usage examples? PS: I *think* forte supports running multiple instances of the program. But that will obviously only work if your soundcard releases unused ASIO ports to be used by other pograms. (kn...
by evilantal
Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4: Changing scene order in rack editor issue.
Replies: 7
Views: 3504

Re: Forte 4: Changing scene order in rack editor issue.

Perhaps this is also related to the "cloning scenes" issue that was fixed recently.
The latest betas contain several fixes for the rack editor and scene rearranging if I'm not mistaken.

Perhaps try the latest beta
by evilantal
Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Scene Command page
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Re: Scene Command page

This is only to be used with plugins that misbehave when changing scenes using normal methods. The plugin is temporarily disconnected when changing to the next scene and reconnected again when the change is complete. Almost guaranteed to screw up seamless, gapless scene changing, but sometimes neede...
by evilantal
Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: MIDI receive notes On/Off feature
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

Re: MIDI receive notes On/Off feature

That is caused by (small) changes in plugin configurations between scenes. Changing MIDI filters is instantaneous. In that case, you could try the approach I use... I only change plugin configuration between songs, not within songs. So, say a song is built up of three scenes Song1|Scene1, Song1|Scen...
by evilantal
Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Trying to understand difference between 2 settings
Replies: 1
Views: 784

Re: Trying to understand difference between 2 settings

The first one is global. This plugin will never change it's configuration in any scene in this rack. Normally used for samplers (Kontakt) or slow loaders (Omnisphere).

The second one is per scene. So, this instrument will not change it's configuration when changing to THIS scene.
by evilantal
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Quicker scene changes options in Kontact 5
Replies: 6
Views: 2190

Re: Quicker scene changes options in Kontact 5

There's a YouTube video on how to do this with Kontakt banks on the brainspawn YouTube channel...
by evilantal
Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: MIDI receive notes On/Off feature
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

Re: MIDI receive notes On/Off feature

That's what switching to the next scene is for, I think...
by evilantal
Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Velcity layers
Replies: 16
Views: 5177

Re: Velcity layers

Well....it is in the user voice requests, but hasn't had much press time so to speak.

Mike?
by evilantal
Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: How to set recovered .rcf file to xml format?
Replies: 13
Views: 4125

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

I just choose the dropbox folder on my HDD as the location that forte saves it's racks to ;)
You need to install the dropbox desktop application for the folder to appear
by evilantal
Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: How to set recovered .rcf file to xml format?
Replies: 13
Views: 4125

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

Ouch, that's a hard lesson.....

I save rack, fxp and ini files to a Dropbox shared folder.
So everything I do is immediately updated and backed up in the cloud for download in emergencies.

Also helps me synchronise forte setups over different systems (live rig and desktop DAW).
by evilantal
Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: New user with questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2253

Re: New user with questions

I use a similar setup to Angel. Hardware boards only to send messages to forte with all sounds coming from the laptop. I use a Steinberg UR22 interface, because it has low latency for the cost and I don't need many audio ins and outs. RME Babyface would be top of the line for this application, I wou...
by evilantal
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: New user with questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2253

Re: New user with questions

Welcome to the forum.... 1) is there a PDF of manual for the latest version? I don't know about a pdf version, but theres the online manual http://www.brainspawn.com/documents/forte4help/ 2) So I set up my setlist and scenes and want to send them to my USB controllers for the gig. Do I need EHco to ...
by evilantal
Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: Great confusion about Forte and Automap
Replies: 8
Views: 3114

Re: Great confusion about Forte and Automap

- Define one or two buttons on the MIDI-Controller to navigate throught the different scenes I'm not 100% certain about this one when using Automap, I used the sustain jack only for this. I could try it out with my SL over the weekend if that helps... - Control the loaded VST-plugin at the same tim...
by evilantal
Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4.1 BETA now available
Replies: 10
Views: 3796

Re: Forte 4.1 BETA now available

Thanks, Mike!
by evilantal
Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: Great confusion about Forte and Automap
Replies: 8
Views: 3114

Re: Great confusion about Forte and Automap

Personally, I love the Novations... Build quality is good enough for plastic controllers. Before the Novations I used a CME UF series keyboard, which has a metal body but is much heavier. Knobs and faders are great and I love the XY Pad (big bonus with controlling Zebra and Alchemy). Keybed is respo...
by evilantal
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:50 am
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: Great confusion about Forte and Automap
Replies: 8
Views: 3114

Re: Great confusion about Forte and Automap

No problem, happy to help... At this point you indeed need middle-man software as forte doesn't support parameter feedback from plugins, only for the control surface part. Automap works around this by using a shell around the plugin that does the communicating. For an alternative to work, it would n...
by evilantal
Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: Great confusion about Forte and Automap
Replies: 8
Views: 3114

Re: Great confusion about Forte and Automap

Hey there, I have some experience with Automap and forte... - Is it possible to control an opened VST-plugin via the controller and at the same time define buttons for e.g. the next scene in "Forte"? So that I can control VST-plugins and also global MIDI-messages (scene change, general vol...
by evilantal
Fri May 22, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Is there any way to rename or label bus and/or instrument modules?
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

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

Yes you can do that on a per rack basis by double clicking on the module or bus name, but I suspect you're wanting these to be variable per scene (?).
That isn't possible unfortunately.
by evilantal
Mon May 18, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Send Insstrument (VST) to Two Buses ?
Replies: 1
Views: 892

Re: Send Insstrument (VST) to Two Buses ?

This is not possible out-of-the-box at the moment, but you can't create a workaround using Dirk Offringa's AuxBusSet. You can isert these as a send effect on the instrument module and send the audio to additional busses by inserting the receiving end of the plugin there. http://www.brainspawn.com/fo...
by evilantal
Thu May 07, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: 3 general questions about "Forte 4 Performer" - I want to buy it :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 1162

Re: 3 general questions about "Forte 4 Performer" - I want to buy it :-)

Hey there and welcome! Forte is indeed a fantastic tool for live performing. Flexible, stable and easy to work with (once you get the hang of it ;) ). I'll try to answer your questions. 1) I understand what I need a controller-keyboard for: Change parameters of the loaded instruments. Do I need any ...
by evilantal
Sun May 03, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Update to latest version?
Replies: 2
Views: 1203

Re: Update to latest version?

Changelog is here :

The cloning when moving scenes issue was fixed in forte 4.0.14 :)
by evilantal
Fri May 01, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: advice on adding android tablet to rig to use as midi touchpad mixer
Replies: 13
Views: 5012

Re: advice on adding windows tablet to rig to use as midi touchpad mixer

Great!

Let us know how it goes.

Did you end up using just Control Surface controls in Lemur for bidirectional support?
by evilantal
Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: advice on adding android tablet to rig to use as midi touchpad mixer
Replies: 13
Views: 5012

Re: advice on adding windows tablet to rig to use as midi touchpad mixer

Good you got it working so far! Bidertional only works with Control Surfaces, not with plugin parameters as forte doesn't offer MIDI feedback from plugins. Ideally, forte would send out the state of all controllers of all plugins through MIDI out upon scene change. One way of working around this is ...
by evilantal
Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: advice on adding android tablet to rig to use as midi touchpad mixer
Replies: 13
Views: 5012

Re: advice on adding windows tablet to rig to use as midi touchpad mixer

I think it works 2 way if you use a ControlSurfaceDefinition to control only forte's mix (bus and module volumes, transport, effect bypass, etc.). But I'm not 100% sure as I use it to control synth parameters and those don't have 2way feedback for sure. I can check... The tablet does indeed charge v...
by evilantal
Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Configuration Manifest?
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Re: Configuration Manifest?

In the online help under Confidence Building Tools > Configuration Manifest

by evilantal
Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: The faders on the bus meter bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 1423

Re: The faders on the bus meter bridge

I think is the same as automating the bus volume controls via Control Surface Definitions...
by evilantal
Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Anyone using Held Notes over Scene Changes
Replies: 12
Views: 3091

Re: Anyone using Held Notes over Scene Changes

Hey Matteo, I tried it out on my setup using Kontakt 5 loaded with 8Dio 1969 Legacy and an instance of Alchemy and had it working without a hitch. This is the configuration I used... Scene 1: Kontakt 5: set to "Auto", midi port enabled, all checkmarks off (all notes off, reset controllers,...
by evilantal
Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Anyone using Held Notes over Scene Changes
Replies: 12
Views: 3091

Re: Anyone using Held Notes over Scene Changes

Ah, that is indeed strange...and it only happens with Kontakt?

As I also use Kontakt, I'll try and reproduce it and see if I can figure something out...
What piano are you using in Kontakt?
by evilantal
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:26 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Alchemy Preset Browser
Replies: 3
Views: 1738

Re: Alchemy Preset Browser

No problem...

I also replied to your Synth1 post ;)
by evilantal
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:24 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Daichi Synth1 Presets
Replies: 3
Views: 2484

Re: Daichi Synth1 Presets

For Synth1 put your prest banks zipped up in the folder "zipbanks" in your Synth1 filepatch. Then you can navigate the presets from the plugins own interface. Quoted from a KVR thread: I always go for the simplest route and copy all my ZIP files of Synth 1 banks in the Synth 1 "zipban...
by evilantal
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Anyone using Held Notes over Scene Changes
Replies: 12
Views: 3091

Re: Anyone using Held Notes over Scene Changes

See my reply above...that should work as you suggest when you disable the MIDI port for the strings instrument in the second scene and enable the port for the piano instrument (or channel) The trick is to set all instrument and effect modules in the second scene to "No" in the Scene Comman...
by evilantal
Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:32 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Alchemy Preset Browser
Replies: 3
Views: 1738

Re: Alchemy Preset Browser

Hi there,

This should be done in Alchemy itself (File menu). First try "Rescan presets".
If that doesn't work, maybe this thread will help....

Go to advanced search