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by MikeG
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4 (random?) crash when saving rack/updating scene
Replies: 23
Views: 8407

Re: Forte 4 (random?) crash when saving rack/updating scene

I've seen a number of submitted crash reports concerning Kontakt 5 and saving a rack file with Forte. I'll have a better feel for this issue once I can reproduce it myself. My simple attempts have not reproduced it so it may have to so with the specific instruments loaded.
by MikeG
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4 Import scenes
Replies: 4
Views: 2185

Re: Forte 4 Import scenes

I have a fix for a crash with importing scenes in Forte 4 upcoming.
by MikeG
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Why does Guitar Rig 5 sound like Crap in Forte 3 but ok in Forte 4?
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

Re: Why does Guitar Rig 5 sound like Crap in Forte 3 but ok in Forte 4?

A number of people have reported the crash with Kontakt 5 and that is my highest priority issue now.

GR5's buzziness seems to be very intermittent - I've heard it buzz but not consistently enough to get anything useful. I'm pretty sure the buzz is being generated inside GR5 and not by Forte itself.
by MikeG
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: MikeG Unavailable from March 5th - March 17
Replies: 0
Views: 16850

MikeG Unavailable from March 5th - March 17

Hi All,

Just letting you know that I will be out of the country during the above dates with limited to no access to the Internet. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Mike
by MikeG
Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: *REQUEST* Forte 4 - Scene Description
Replies: 8
Views: 3256

Re: *REQUEST* Forte 4 - Scene Description

implemented for next release
by MikeG
Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: *REQUEST* Forte 4 - Scene Description
Replies: 8
Views: 3256

Re: *REQUEST* Forte 4 - Scene Description

This is for sceneview right? The cue notes is really a "scene rename" when used within the context of a song. For instance you might have a scene called Mellotron (named after a sound) but then reuse it in various songs, and use cue notes for it indicating "bridge" or "solo&...
by MikeG
Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4 (random?) crash when saving rack/updating scene
Replies: 23
Views: 8407

Re: Forte 4 (random?) crash when saving rack/updating scene

A quick experiment is not reproducing this. Is there a specific rack file you can email to support that I can use to try to repro this?
by MikeG
Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Toggle range problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2128

Re: Toggle range problem

Fixed in just-published build
by MikeG
Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Bound to revert to V3 but there is good news
Replies: 4
Views: 1727

Re: Bound to revert to V3 but there is good news

Here is the XSD Schema for Forte 3 Racks: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brai ... /rcfv3.xsd

Code away :)

I've been considering some sort of Python based rack scripting system for awhile.
by MikeG
Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 3.2 : changing Scenes with one click on controller
Replies: 4
Views: 1613

Re: Forte 3.2 : changing Scenes with one click on controller

No. I think Forte will react to each CC = 127 to trigger the automation to next or previous scene. It sounds more like the plugins are causing slow scene changes. Are they also slow if you manually change scenes?
by MikeG
Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 3.2 / Transpose on The fly / Decrease all plugins instruments volume in one click / Free Audio Effects to try
Replies: 1
Views: 890

Re: Forte 3.2 / Transpose on The fly / Decrease all plugins instruments volume in one click / Free Audio Effects to try

Instrument volumes are properties within each scene. Forte 4 has the ability to globally adjust bus volumes across all scenes in SceneView and also has mouse click transpose up/down (and MIDI automation). When doing something to a single plugin across all scenes, check out the "Rack Editor"...
by MikeG
Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Toggle range problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2128

Re: Toggle range problem

I've confirmed this as a bug and will queue it for a fix. Thanks,

Mike
by MikeG
Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Bound to revert to V3 but there is good news
Replies: 4
Views: 1727

Re: Bound to revert to V3 but there is good news

Hi, I'm sorry you are having problems with Forte 4. Loading Forte 4 racks into 3 is not a supported operation, BUT.... if you open the rack file (its XML) into a text editor, look at the 2nd like that says "<Rack Schema="8"....change that to a 7. You do run the risk that if you were u...
by MikeG
Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Starting a Facebook Forte presence
Replies: 2
Views: 1623

Starting a Facebook Forte presence

All, I'm creating a Facebook page for Forte and need some help. If you are on Facebook and wish to do so, can you like the Brainspawn Forte page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brainspawn-Forte/786333404771079 I need 25 likes to create a vanity URL for it. I don't actually like multiple web presen...
by MikeG
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Board Style Temporary Change
Replies: 0
Views: 17036

Board Style Temporary Change

Hi all,

I've updated this board to the latest phpBB3 (3.1) which (naturally) renders some extensions and styles inoperative. I'm going to restyle the board soon when I can find or adapt a good style. There doesn't seem to be many 3.1 styles available yet.
by MikeG
Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Board Response
Replies: 0
Views: 16769

Board Response

Hi folks, Mike here...I'm sorry if there's any topics here that you believe required urgent attention from me that I have not responded to yet. Although forums are great for users to interact, they are very difficult for moderators to use for any sort of triage and support. There's no tools for figu...
by MikeG
Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4: Changing scene order in rack editor issue.
Replies: 7
Views: 3503

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

Hi,

Can you provide more details and send it through the main support page? I need a specific follow able example.

Thanks,

Mike
by MikeG
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4 is now released!
Replies: 17
Views: 7136

Re: Forte 4 is now released!

Yes, Thanks. I will get a producer upgrade path posted.

Mike
by MikeG
Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4 is now released!
Replies: 17
Views: 7136

Re: Forte 4 is now released!

Thanks guys.

The pointer to the online help is now fixed.

Also, I have added a standing Forte 3 upgrade discount.

Mike
by MikeG
Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Updated Web Site
Replies: 3
Views: 1743

Re: Updated Web Site

Thank you guys for the kind words! I've been working like crazy to get this together. Sorry I've been so MIA around here.

The even bigger news is this...Forte 4 is now available.

Mike
by MikeG
Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi scene change after 127
Replies: 17
Views: 4705

Re: Midi scene change after 127

Awesome - glad you figured out the issue.
by MikeG
Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: forte in Action
Replies: 5
Views: 2182

Re: forte in Action

You have a photo on your site playing in what looks like that little outdoor theater in Dillon. Is that it? I was there a couple of Summers ago and enjoyed a great evening listening to fun music at that scenic theater.
by MikeG
Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: forte in Action
Replies: 5
Views: 2182

Re: forte in Action

Mike,

Thank you much for posting this. This is great to see and I really appreciate your enthusiastic support of Forte. That band is awesome. Looks like everyone is having so much fun.

Mike
by MikeG
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi scene change after 127
Replies: 17
Views: 4705

Re: Midi scene change after 127

Confirmed Forte is working correctly. You just have to make sure your MIDI controller is transmitting the right CC values for bank select. I suggest you load MIDI OX and look at the MIDI input coming from your controller. I created a rack with 200 scenes in it and when CC 32/0 = 0/0, I PC change fro...
by MikeG
Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi scene change after 127
Replies: 17
Views: 4705

Re: Midi scene change after 127

Sorry replies are so delayed - there's simply so much to do. Working on Forte 4 and a new web site.

I'll set up a rack file with > 128 scenes in it and check it out.

Mike
by MikeG
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: feature request: Supporting vst-automation and midi-feedback
Replies: 1
Views: 1385

Re: feature request: Supporting vst-automation and midi-feed

Thank you for your feature request. I'm going to add this to our Uservoice site at http://forte.uservoice.com/forums/6682-forte-and-ehco.

Thanks,

Mike
by MikeG
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Can't Create Error Log on Crash
Replies: 3
Views: 1684

Re: Can't Create Error Log on Crash

I'm sorry but I don't know what causes that issue. One possibility to try is to turn off the automatic crash handler. In your OPTIONS.INI file, see [Troubleshooting] UseExceptionHandler=1 Change this value to 0 and the after a restart, the next time you see a crash it will not use the Forte crash ha...
by MikeG
Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Aux Bus Sends for effects
Replies: 8
Views: 3678

Re: Aux Bus Sends for effects

Hey Dirk!
by MikeG
Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Main GUI Volume Slider(s) Question ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3798

Re: Main GUI Volume Slider(s) Question ?

You are correct. Forte's GUI sliders are audio faders that alter the mix of audio through the virtual plugins. They do not affect outboard hardware running separate outs. A control surface is designed to affect Forte's master MIDI automation, but I suspect what you are trying to do here is convert i...
by MikeG
Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:09 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

Re: Forte 4 ?

I would like to release pretty soon. It seems pretty stable. Most of the issues seen are holdovers from forte 3
by MikeG
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte on Surface Pro 3 display problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2942

Re: Forte on Surface Pro 3 display problems

Skins can affect the display size because they define the bitmaps used for ui elements and forte uses the bitmap sizes to govern ui size.
by MikeG
Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4
Replies: 2
Views: 1505

Re: Forte 4

I've looked into this. Its a good idea but I'm afraid it won't be in Forte 4, at least initially. As you might suspect, its alot more complex than it sounds because we have to figure out an optimal behavior for it. We already have 8 Quick Scenes and would a program change enhance that, or switch to ...
by MikeG
Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: VST3 plugins (still) not supported in Forte?
Replies: 19
Views: 7778

Re: VST3 plugins (still) not supported in Forte?

But only if it shows how forte is better :)
by MikeG
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte 4
Replies: 2
Views: 1505

Re: Forte 4

Hi Gert. I'm looking at the feasibility of #1 but #2 won't make F4.

Mike
by MikeG
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Cores (engine) Option in Kontakt
Replies: 1
Views: 1168

Re: Cores (engine) Option in Kontakt

I didn't even know that option existed. Can you tell if it makes a difference?

Mike
by MikeG
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: *REQUEST* Forte 4 - Scene Description
Replies: 8
Views: 3256

Re: *REQUEST* Forte 4 - Scene Description

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll look into it.

Mike
by MikeG
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Plugin Manager dialog
Replies: 1
Views: 1107

Re: Plugin Manager dialog

My intention is that it is model but its actually running in a separate process (.EXE) so its probably not a bulletproof implementation of model. I do force PM to pop up if its open if Forte gets focus.

Mike
by MikeG
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Youtube demos/reviews/tutorials
Replies: 1
Views: 1136

Re: Youtube demos/reviews/tutorials

These are great points. I will start thinking about some tutorial videos I can put up there.

Mike
by MikeG
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte on Surface Pro 3 display problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2942

Re: Forte on Surface Pro 3 display problems

I don't think I'm going to get to a skin in the near term. Do you want to try your hand at it? Here's an article on it: https://brainspawn.fogbugz.com/default.asp?W9

Mike
by MikeG
Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: TouchOSC templates for Forte
Replies: 3
Views: 1767

Re: TouchOSC templates for Forte

What kind of sharing/collaboration software do you think would be appropriate for this?

Mike
by MikeG
Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: VST3 plugins (still) not supported in Forte?
Replies: 19
Views: 7778

Re: VST3 plugins (still) not supported in Forte?

Hi Bernardo,

Thank you for our comments. I appreciate your advocacy of Forte. I have downloaded the VST3 SDK and am looking at it but it won't make Forte 4.

If anyone ever gets around to a comparison of Forte and Mainstage I would love to see it.

Mike
by MikeG
Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: Forte + Omnisphere - Scene-Changes and MIDI Routing
Replies: 2
Views: 2341

Re: Forte + Omnisphere - Scene-Changes and MIDI Routing

Hi Katzeraltul and welcome to the forum. Please see this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4nLSJoB9ro Although it was made for Kontakt it generically explains how to avoid sample reloading and using MIDI program changes instead. The specifics for Omnisphere would be different but the Forte par...
by MikeG
Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: two controllers in Forte
Replies: 6
Views: 3027

Re: two controllers in Forte

By default all MIDI inputs get routed to all plugins. The next step is to open the MIDI filter for each plugin and limit MIDI input to that plugin to one input device. You do that in this interface: http://brainspawn.com/documents/forte3help/midi_filtering_and_automation.htm Right click on a midi po...
by MikeG
Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: MIDI Input not recognized by Forte 3
Replies: 2
Views: 2141

Re: MIDI Input not recognized by Forte 3

Thank you for following up with your findings.

Mike
by MikeG
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: dxshell_v1.0.4b.zip
Replies: 1
Views: 1281

Re: dxshell_v1.0.4b.zip

I've never heard of dxshell. I assume its a 32 to 64 bit bridge for DX?
by MikeG
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte on Surface Pro 3 display problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2942

Re: Forte on Surface Pro 3 display problems

Is it just the rack view that is too small? How is SceneView and Scene Manager?

Perhaps we should do a S3 optimized skin.

What dimensions would you suggest?

Mike
by MikeG
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: VST3 plugins (still) not supported in Forte?
Replies: 19
Views: 7778

Re: VST3 plugins (still) not supported in Forte?

VST3 is on the list. However for Forte 4 it still fell below the cut line. I have a high priority list (this time of UI things) that I think are badly in need of attention. The basic strategy is "get the house in order" before extending to new stuff. I'll keep my eye on VST3. I agree Forte...

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