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by bigalminal
Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi scene change after 127
Replies: 17
Views: 4364

Re: Midi scene change after 127

I'm not sure why answers are hard to get on this forum. Can someone please tell me how to set up Forte to receive a bank change then a program change within the new bank.
by bigalminal
Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi scene change after 127
Replies: 17
Views: 4364

Re: Midi scene change after 127

Well, I was wrong. Its not working at all. I have added scene 128 which should be Bank 1 prog 0. but Forte keeps jumping to scene 4 on bank 1. And if I add scene 5, Forte will jump to that even though the program change was left at 4. Forte always jumps to the last song in the list no matter how man...
by bigalminal
Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi scene change after 127
Replies: 17
Views: 4364

Re: Midi scene change after 127

I just got it sorted. Nothing to do in Forte. I just set the bank to 1 in the sender and went back to program zero to start the whole process all over again. Then I had to go back and set the bank to zero for the previous 128 scenes. Working well now.
by bigalminal
Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:37 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi scene change after 127
Replies: 17
Views: 4364

Re: Midi scene change after 127

Gert,
I've been trying without much success. I can select the bank on the device that sends and it will select the 129th scene, but then I cant change back to previous scenes. Why would this be? Are there any setting changes I need to make in Forte for scene 129?
by bigalminal
Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi scene change after 127
Replies: 17
Views: 4364

Re: Midi scene change after 127

Hey Gert,
Thanks so much for your help. This is the best response I've had to any of my posts on this forum. And the most helpful:). I'll try it out over the weekend.
by bigalminal
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi scene change after 127
Replies: 17
Views: 4364

Re: Midi scene change after 127

Each scene is a song. I have 12 sampled guitars and the scene is one or more guitars loaded to suit the style of song. I'm using it for live performance as I sing. The song "Four strong winds" for example uses a nylon finger picked guitar, whilst "Folsom prison blues" uses a left...
by bigalminal
Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi scene change after 127
Replies: 17
Views: 4364

Re: Midi scene change after 127

Hello - 17 views but no answer. Can someone help me here? I have looked in the manual and experimented. Cant get consistent results.
by bigalminal
Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi scene change after 127
Replies: 17
Views: 4364

Midi scene change after 127

I've arrived at scene 127 in Forte and need to go past that via midi. How to I set the bank number so that my lyrics program can send the correct bank and program change?
by bigalminal
Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte on Surface Pro 3 display problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2838

Re: Forte on Surface Pro 3 display problems

The Surface Pro 3 has a 3 x 2 screen aspect ratio. I tried mucking about with the resolution but it didnt make any difference. With the Surface Pro 2 I previously had, it did make a difference but its screen ration was 16 x 9 so it worked better for some reason. Forte's interface is really small on ...
by bigalminal
Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte on Surface Pro 3 display problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2838

Re: Forte on Surface Pro 3 display problems

Well, I had a look at the instructions. Gasp! I'm just an amateur user. Looks like geek stuff me. How are ordinary folk supposed to understand the lingo let alone attempt to make a new skin. Can someone do it for me?
by bigalminal
Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte on Surface Pro 3 display problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2838

Re: Forte on Surface Pro 3 display problems

Just spotted your dimensions question. Full screen would be good:)
by bigalminal
Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte on Surface Pro 3 display problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2838

Re: Forte on Surface Pro 3 display problems

Hi Mike, thanks for the reply. Scene view is as good as before and brilliant to work with. The problem is the main interface where volumes are balanced and new plugins added. This has turned out smaller than on the Surface Pro 2. Would a new skin fix this problem? The Surface Pro line make very good...
by bigalminal
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte on Surface Pro 3 display problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2838

Forte on Surface Pro 3 display problems

I have just upgraded from a Surface Pro 2 to a Surface Pro 3. Due to the SP3's higher resolution (2160x1440), Forte does not display very well at all with edit pages over-lapping and text hard to read. Previously I was able to set the display to a much lower resolution and upscale to 150% and Forte'...
by bigalminal
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:45 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Prevent samples reloading everytime
Replies: 10
Views: 2691

Re: Prevent samples reloading everytime

Hi and thanks for the input. Can you tell where to look in the manual on the program/bank change. I'm not sure of the advantage of always having to figure things out for myself. Thats why I came here - to get help.
by bigalminal
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Prevent samples reloading everytime
Replies: 10
Views: 2691

Re: Prevent samples reloading everytime (SOLVED!!))

Yes!! It's solved! And the answer was so dumbly simple that I didn't think of it! Here it is. Of the 12 guitar samples that I have Forte loading with each scene, only four are needed at any one time, and that on only 3 or 4 occasions. So I called up the first scene and it uses just one guitar and th...
by bigalminal
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Prevent samples reloading everytime
Replies: 10
Views: 2691

Re: Prevent samples reloading everytime

Hi and thanks for sticking with me. I got all excited and tried "Do not set plugin configuration when changing to this scene" Well the scene changed instantly because it did not reload the samples. But it still had the guitar picking data from the previous scene when I wanted it to change ...
by bigalminal
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Prevent samples reloading everytime
Replies: 10
Views: 2691

Re: Prevent samples reloading everytime

I found the list - sorry I didn't look hard enough the first time. I loaded my VSTs into the list and it certainly stopped Forte loading samples alright. Unfortunately, it also stopped the VST from changing within the scene eg from guitar picking to guitar strumming. All that changed were the mutes ...
by bigalminal
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Prevent samples reloading everytime
Replies: 10
Views: 2691

Re: Prevent samples reloading everytime

Thank you for replying. In General Options, I saw "Autoload rack when Forte starts". I tried ticked and unticked. but Forte still loaded the samples taking several seconds. Then I saw "Check to load default rack. Uncheck to load last used rack". I tried ticked and unticked and on...
by bigalminal
Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Prevent samples reloading everytime
Replies: 10
Views: 2691

Prevent samples reloading everytime

Ok, I have asked this before, but with a new update in the wings, thought I'd bring it up again. I have 12 samples loaded into one instance of Forte and I have 100 scenes (named as songs) saved within. Forte insists on reloading the samples every time when I change songs (scenes), when all I want to...
by bigalminal
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Use Real Guitar to play Cakewlk TTS ukelele through Forte
Replies: 0
Views: 8966

Use Real Guitar to play Cakewlk TTS ukelele through Forte

I need some help please with the following setup. I have Music Labs Real Guitar running fine in Forte, but it has its own set of guitar sounds. Because Real Guitar has special strumming alogorithms that work with a PS3 Guitar Hero controller, I would like to use it to play a ukelele sound that I fou...
by bigalminal
Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: What does this error message mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 4502

Re: What does this error message mean?

Is this post too hard to respond to?
by bigalminal
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: What does this error message mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 4502

Re: What does this error message mean?

The thing about this error is that Forte seems to choose to fault a setting that was fine a few minutes before. For instance, I save scene "A" and no error message appears. Then I edit scene "B" sometime later and then get the fault message referring back to scene "A". ...
by bigalminal
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: What does this error message mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 4502

Re: What does this error message mean?

Yes, it says ""RG Steel Stereo" (RG = Real Guitar) then the rest of the message. I have discovered the data that is being corrupted. It is the whammy bar being changed from pitch down to pitch up. The default is pitch up but I have set it to pitch down. However, when I change from a p...
by bigalminal
Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: What does this error message mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 4502

Re: What does this error message mean?

Ok, I bit the bullet and started to rebuild my rack again for the third time. Each time before I save, I trim the rack and don't save if the error message comes up. I have the original called "Blank" which was basically scene 1 when I started. So I call up "Blank" and re-save as ...
by bigalminal
Fri May 30, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: What does this error message mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 4502

Re: What does this error message mean?

Re: "I've only ever seen this error when using Kontakt and to be honest have done just as you did and not had a problem. There are other posts on this - see here for example: http://brainspawn.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=4581" So I am not the only one with this problem. I would like...
by bigalminal
Fri May 30, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: What does this error message mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 4502

Re: What does this error message mean?

Well thanks guys for the responses. The plugins I am using are MusicLabs Real Guitar, Real Strat and Real Les Paul. I have 10 instances loaded (8 acoustics inc nylon, 12 string, steel pick etc and two electrics). I am using 32bit. The thing is I have already had two goes at building up nearly 70 sce...
by bigalminal
Mon May 26, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: What does this error message mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 4502

Re: What does this error message mean?

This forum worries me a bit. No one seems to respond to new users problems. Even the moderator is silent. Many posts go unanswered. What is a forum for if nobody responds to a request for help? Even a referral to a previous post would be helpful. Or a response that indicates the problem is known and...
by bigalminal
Sat May 17, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: What does this error message mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 4502

What does this error message mean?

I ran a trim rack on Forte today and I got this message; "XXX (name of plugin) generated an exception when asked for the size of its data. This rack file may be corrupted if you save" I just cancelled and the rack saved ok and seems to play ok.The message appears each time I run the trim r...
by bigalminal
Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: After a few scene changes, Forte hangs
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

Re: After a few scene changes, Forte hangs

I fixed this. What I did was to start from scratch and rebuild the whole rack. But this time, I added all the plugins I needed at the start. Seems much more stable now.
by bigalminal
Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: After a few scene changes, Forte hangs
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

Re: After a few scene changes, Forte hangs

No answers/suggestions/fixes from anyone?
by bigalminal
Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: After a few scene changes, Forte hangs
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

After a few scene changes, Forte hangs

The title says it. Could be any scene, and any number of scene changes up to 6 or 8. Forte just hangs with the hour glass cycling. I have to exit Forte and then start again. I am using 6 guitar plugins. Is there a fix for this please?
by bigalminal
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Audio/MIDI Hardware Issues
Topic: Surface Pro 2 and Forte
Replies: 2
Views: 2339

Re: Surface Pro 2 and Forte

I'm using a Surface pro 2. I am using it to run Music Labs Real Guitar. I have a PS3 guitar controller that uses Music Labs Strumminator technology. Very authentic and playable in real time. I am using Asio4All (no other sound card required) and there is no lag or latency that I can tell. Its a grea...
by bigalminal
Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: How to prevent guitar samples loading
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Re: How to prevent guitar samples loading

Hi Mike. Thanks for responding. No, I cannot change within the program, although the developers say this could happen in a future update. Is there any possibility of adding to Forte a 5th option in the rack view "Yes set configuration but do not load samples?"
by bigalminal
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: How to prevent guitar samples loading
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

How to prevent guitar samples loading

I have two instances of the same guitar loaded into two scenes in Forte. One scene is set to pick and the scene is set to strum. When I flick from the strum scene to the pick scene, Forte loads the samples again even though I've set the rack config to "Set plugin configuration if it is differen...
by bigalminal
Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Can Forte send midi program change?
Replies: 6
Views: 2522

Re: Can Forte send midi program change?

Ok, I've had a real break through. I tried the camera connection kit and it didn't work. So I poked around on the internet and stumbled across a free program called rtpMIDI (http://www.tobias-erichsen.de/software/rtpmidi.html). I followed the instructions for installation on my Win 8 tablet includin...
by bigalminal
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Can Forte send midi program change?
Replies: 6
Views: 2522

Re: Can Forte send midi program change?

[quote]"What in fact should make Forte send a program change?" I don't know - that's why I asked [quote]"If it's a scene change, how do you initiate the scene change ? And is it really desirable to send always the same program change for the change to a specific scene?" Sorry but...
by bigalminal
Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Can Forte send midi program change?
Replies: 6
Views: 2522

Can Forte send midi program change?

I am using Forte on my Surface Pro 2 with Music Labs Real Guitar for live performance. I want to send a program change message to my iPad which is running a lyrics and chords app called OnSong. OnSong can receive midi program change but I don't know how to set Forte up to send the required program c...
by bigalminal
Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte on MS Surface 2?
Replies: 8
Views: 2395

Re: Forte on MS Surface 2?

I want to appologise for the three posts. The first two were delayed for some reason and now suddenly all three have appeared at once.
by bigalminal
Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte on MS Surface 2?
Replies: 8
Views: 2395

Re: Forte on MS Surface 2?

I am using a Surface Pro 2 with Forte. It is quick and convenient ie it has a small foot print. I am running Music Labs Real Guitar as a live instrument using a Logitech guitar controller which is wireless. I have managed to get 10 meters away and a wall in between before it will drop out. The Surfa...
by bigalminal
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte on MS Surface 2?
Replies: 8
Views: 2395

Re: Forte on MS Surface 2?

I just bought a Surface Pro 2 with the express purpose of running VST's live. It works very well, but is a model after yours unfortunatley.
by bigalminal
Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte on MS Surface 2?
Replies: 8
Views: 2395

Re: Forte on MS Surface 2?

Hi. I've just bought a Surface Pro 2 specifically for use with Forte. I'm running Music Labs Real Guitar and have a Logitech Guitar Hero controller to drive it all. It's working really well and I'm in process of learning fret positions with the idea of live performance. I have also bought TC Helicon...
by bigalminal
Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte on MS Surface 2?
Replies: 8
Views: 2395

Re: Forte on MS Surface 2?

I just bought a Surface Pro 2 with the express purpose of using Forte to play vsts in a live situation. I have Music Labs Real Guitar, Real Strat and Real Les Paul. I bought a Logitech Guitar Hero controller which is also wireless so I'm on my way with a vengeance.The Surface Pro 2 used with Forte i...

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