I useually create main containers, like intro, verse, bridge, chorus, and nest additional containers inside each main container for each type of instrument, like all drum instuments in one, all strings in another, all woodwinds in another and so on.
Is there a way to select a container and mute everything playing in it, or do I need to use my instrument busses in my DAW instead?
Mon, 2013-04-29 - 10:51 Permalink
Muting containers is already on the wishlist: https://users.cognitone.com/de/content/mute-command
But of course you can mute/demute instrument individually. This works per container (using the mute buttons of the instruments) or for specific sections of a musical figure (draw a vector at the "Pause" parameter).
Mon, 2013-04-29 - 15:17 Permalink
Great it's on the agenda, I'll just assign a couple buttons on my Novation Launchpad to mute the instrument busses in my DAW until/if it's implemented. I already have strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion etc.. routed into individual busses in my DAW, so I can just assign buttons to mute the buss tracks.
I know I can mute/solo individual tracks, but you know sometimes you just need to mute a whole section of instruments to work on something that's not quite right, like mute all the strings to fix something that's bugging you with the woodwinds, and then muting 10-15 instruments takes a lot of time.
Mon, 2013-04-29 - 18:53 Permalink
Ken,Your approach seems very interesting about the structure of your containers :
I useually create main containers, like intro, verse, bridge, chorus, "AND NEST ADDITIONAL CONTAINERS INSIDE EACH MAIN CONTAINER FOR EACH TYPE OF INSTRUMENTS", like ALL DRUM INSTRUMENTS IN ONE, ALL STRINGS IN ANOTHER, ALL WOODWINDS IN ANOTHER and so on
I dont understand how you do to ADDITIONAL CONTAINERS INSIDE EACH MAIN CONTAINER FOR EACH TYPE OF INSTRUMENTS
Please can you upload a .cognac with this structure of containers that you describe,of course,not a song (notes) of yours,only the structure to learn us,with main containers,additional containers and its instruments (tracks) within them
Mon, 2013-04-29 - 19:40 Permalink
I'm not at my Synfire machine right now, but it's easy to explain:
Open a new arrangement.
Create 3 new containers, they will be called A, B and C
Now drag the one named B on top of the one called A, and also drag the one called B on top of A.
Double click on A now, and you will see it folds so you only see A.
B and C are now nested inside A.
Now you could rename A to "Intro" and B to Drums, and C to Strings and create the instruments inside each, very easy to find things now.
It's great, because if you move or copy A, you move or copy everything inside it. And you can fold the ones you are not using at the moment, makes your arrangement very clean.
Hope it's easy to understand, if not I'll upload an arrangement tomorrow.
Mon, 2013-04-29 - 20:58 Permalink
I think that i have understood it but i am not sure.
If you do not mind tomorrow,after tomorrow or when you like upload the .cognac to contrast if i am doing well
Tue, 2013-04-30 - 10:36 Permalink
Hmm I'm trying to upload an arrangement, but when I attach the arrangement file and post the message my browser just displayes a bunch of gibberish html.
Anyone else have problems uploading? Should I zip the files first? It says I can upload the .cognac file directly but maybe the mime types haven't been setup on the server?
Tue, 2013-04-30 - 14:18 Permalink
I have never uploaded a .cognac
We hope someone who has done give you the directions to get it right
Tue, 2013-04-30 - 17:31 Permalink
I have uploaded .cognac and .coglib files. I'm sure Supertonic will be by shortly and answer more fully. You do not have to zip or compress the files.. Perhaps try another browser program?.
Sometimes I use Firefox (on MacPro), cause Safari won't work 100% at all sites I visit.
Tue, 2013-04-30 - 18:05 Permalink
If I understood correctly, the issue is with download, not upload. The mime type of cognac is set so some binary file format, so your web browser should pop up a file download prompt when you click on the link.
Also try using the right-click menu of your browser over the link to save the file.
Sometimes flushing the browser's cache also helps.