[Solved] No Sound Issue

Official support for: musicdevelopments.com
DreamTrance
KVRist
174 posts since 27 Jan, 2012

Post Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:59 am

Hi there,

Nowadays i try the software Rapid Composer with Cubase Pro 8.5

Everything was fine.

I don't know the reason but while clicking a chord on palette or builder, i can't hear sound anymore.

As you can see on attached image, there are several chords.

When i click them, i can't hear anything and sometimes i come across this warning " there is no track active. The first track is used for preview "

Imageupload a picture

I can hear the sound only when i click on chord generator.

Image

I already made the setting as " Preview : Chord Bass" .

Image

I reinstalled software, but no luck.

-Preview Chord Bass doesn't work

-Preview Chord Phrase browser selection work, but i don't want to use it while selecting chords.
Last edited by DreamTrance on Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:36 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
musicdevelopments
KVRAF
3573 posts since 9 Jan, 2010

Re: No Sound Issue

Post Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:31 am

Do you use 2 RC plug-ins in Cubase? I can see "Plug-in #2" as the track label...
If you use only one RC plug-in instance, does chord preview work?
I have just tried chord preview and there is no reason it should not work. Your settings are OK. If using the current track instrument does not work for some reason, have you tried to set up "Chord Preview Instrument"? Make sure you check that under Settings / Preview.

Thanks,
Attila
http://www.musicdevelopments.com
Innovative music software for creative musicians - home of RapidComposer and Syne

DreamTrance
KVRist
174 posts since 27 Jan, 2012

Re: No Sound Issue

Post Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:13 am

musicdevelopments wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:31 am
Do you use 2 RC plug-ins in Cubase? I can see "Plug-in #2" as the track label...
If you use only one RC plug-in instance, does chord preview work?
I have just tried chord preview and there is no reason it should not work. Your settings are OK. If using the current track instrument does not work for some reason, have you tried to set up "Chord Preview Instrument"? Make sure you check that under Settings / Preview.

Thanks,
Attila
Atilla, thanks for the response.

Yes, it is the plug-ins in Cubase

Image
I have just tried chord preview and there is no reason it should not work.
It was working for me too, but it suddenly stopped working. I really can't find out a solution.
I made a clean install (uninstalling, deleting all files from documents folder, reinstall) .

But it is still same. I already created plenty of projects, but same .

As you can see the image below, i click a chord and i can't hear the preview anymore and i get the warning .

Image
have you tried to set up "Chord Preview Instrument"?
I already tried this option before writing the post, but no luck.

Preview Phrase Browser Selection
Preview Selected Phrase in composation
Preview Chord Bass ×

User avatar
musicdevelopments
KVRAF
3573 posts since 9 Jan, 2010

Re: No Sound Issue

Post Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:24 am

This is very strange. What concerns me is why there is "Plug-in #2" when you use only one instance of RapidComposer? It should be "Plug-in #1". I have a feeling that this is the key to the solution. Is it possible Cubase made another RC instance?

You can ignore the warning message, because preview should work regardless of that, assuming you have a valid track.
http://www.musicdevelopments.com
Innovative music software for creative musicians - home of RapidComposer and Syne

DreamTrance
KVRist
174 posts since 27 Jan, 2012

Re: No Sound Issue

Post Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:06 am

musicdevelopments wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:24 am
This is very strange. What concerns me is why there is "Plug-in #2" when you use only one instance of RapidComposer? It should be "Plug-in #1". I have a feeling that this is the key to the solution. Is it possible Cubase made another RC instance?

You can ignore the warning message, because preview should work regardless of that, assuming you have a valid track.
Atilla, i'm afraid that the issue is not related to " Plug-in #1 , #2 "

still same..
Last edited by DreamTrance on Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:42 am, edited 1 time in total.

DreamTrance
KVRist
174 posts since 27 Jan, 2012

Re: No Sound Issue

Post Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:11 pm

musicdevelopments wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:31 am
Do you use 2 RC plug-ins in Cubase? I can see "Plug-in #2" as the track label...
If you use only one RC plug-in instance, does chord preview work?
I have just tried chord preview and there is no reason it should not work. Your settings are OK. If using the current track instrument does not work for some reason, have you tried to set up "Chord Preview Instrument"? Make sure you check that under Settings / Preview.

Thanks,
Attila
In addition to all , chord preview instrument settings

Image

DreamTrance
KVRist
174 posts since 27 Jan, 2012

Re: No Sound Issue

Post Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:24 am

Atilla, i don't know why but it started to work again :)

I just created new project (all day) and now it works .

But i don't have any idea how i solved the issue.

I've created the RC channel firstly than a random VST Channel and assigned it to RC channel.
Last edited by DreamTrance on Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:37 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
musicdevelopments
KVRAF
3573 posts since 9 Jan, 2010

Re: [Solved] No Sound Issue

Post Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:58 am

Very strange. But I am happy that you solved this in the end.
So, thanks! :)

Maybe the different plug-in instances were confused in RC. Recently I collected some experience and knowledge about different plug-in formats, which means I will rework the RC plug-in to be a normal plug-in with a UI and without bridging. Also VST3 and AU plug-ins will be included.
I'll release my first virtual instrument very soon. (I am way behind all deadlines that I set for myself... :( )

Thanks,
Attila
http://www.musicdevelopments.com
Innovative music software for creative musicians - home of RapidComposer and Syne

DreamTrance
KVRist
174 posts since 27 Jan, 2012

Re: [Solved] No Sound Issue

Post Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:52 am

musicdevelopments wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:58 am
Very strange. But I am happy that you solved this in the end.
So, thanks! :)

Maybe the different plug-in instances were confused in RC. Recently I collected some experience and knowledge about different plug-in formats, which means I will rework the RC plug-in to be a normal plug-in with a UI and without bridging. Also VST3 and AU plug-ins will be included.
I'll release my first virtual instrument very soon. (I am way behind all deadlines that I set for myself... :( )

Thanks,
Attila
I've checked the settings.

I would like to share the solution with you and maybe it will be helpful in the future for your customers using Cubase.

First i opened the Standalone version without Cubase and choosed the options " Preview Using Preview Chord Instrument ' and ' Preview Chord + Bass '

Then i applied same settings in RC for plug-in version.

As far as i understand settings should be same in standlone version and plug-in version.

P.S : I'm looking forward for your VSTi . I'm sure that it will be a great stuff.

DreamTrance
KVRist
174 posts since 27 Jan, 2012

Re: [Solved] No Sound Issue

Post Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:08 am

musicdevelopments wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:58 am
Very strange. But I am happy that you solved this in the end.
So, thanks! :)

Maybe the different plug-in instances were confused in RC. Recently I collected some experience and knowledge about different plug-in formats, which means I will rework the RC plug-in to be a normal plug-in with a UI and without bridging. Also VST3 and AU plug-ins will be included.
I'll release my first virtual instrument very soon. (I am way behind all deadlines that I set for myself... :( )

Thanks,
Attila
Atilla, i already figured out the main problem causing the issue, since i came across it today over and over.

It is really strange what you will hear right now.

I downloaded SmallToes custom progression packs and put them into DB folder.

The problem appeared because of new added custom progression packs.

I already deleted them from RC folder and chord preview works like a charm.

User avatar
musicdevelopments
KVRAF
3573 posts since 9 Jan, 2010

Re: [Solved] No Sound Issue

Post Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:04 am

That is interesting. Do you think the preview stops working also in Reaper, because I have no access to Cubase?
http://www.musicdevelopments.com
Innovative music software for creative musicians - home of RapidComposer and Syne

DreamTrance
KVRist
174 posts since 27 Jan, 2012

Re: [Solved] No Sound Issue

Post Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:28 am

musicdevelopments wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:04 am
That is interesting. Do you think the preview stops working also in Reaper, because I have no access to Cubase?
I don't have any idea about Reaper, since i only use Cubase Pro 8.5.

What folder should we put custom progressions into?

As i mentioned above i put them into DB folder.

User avatar
musicdevelopments
KVRAF
3573 posts since 9 Jan, 2010

Re: [Solved] No Sound Issue

Post Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:51 am

Yes, the DB folder is the right place.
You should copy the progressions to your Documents/RapidComposerV3/DB folder.

If you copy the "SmallToes Progression..." folder, you'll have a separate folder in the progressions browser, but you can choose to copy the sub-folders only.

Image
http://www.musicdevelopments.com
Innovative music software for creative musicians - home of RapidComposer and Syne

DreamTrance
KVRist
174 posts since 27 Jan, 2012

Re: [Solved] No Sound Issue

Post Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:35 am

musicdevelopments wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:51 am
Yes, the DB folder is the right place.
You should copy the progressions to your Documents/RapidComposerV3/DB folder.

If you copy the "SmallToes Progression..." folder, you'll have a separate folder in the progressions browser, but you can choose to copy the sub-folders only.

Image
I have good news, Atilla.

I only copied subfolders and it works now :)

As far as i realised if you copy the same progression twice, it causes the problem in Cubase.

Image

BluGenes
KVRian
581 posts since 15 May, 2017

Re: [Solved] No Sound Issue

Post Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:17 am

chord + bass again.. I see a pattern.

Return to “MusicDevelopments”