15 Free FX Chains - bit how to install???????

Author
Skyline_UK
Max Output Level: -59 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 1630
  • Joined: 2004/04/15 17:55:09
  • Location: Midlands, UK
  • Status: offline
2013/03/22 14:47:52 (permalink)

15 Free FX Chains - bit how to install???????

Many thanks Cakewalk for the email I just received about the 15 free FX chains.
The installation instructions don't work.  They tell me to drag the folder in the unzipped download over the shortcut in the same folder.  When I do that my screen offers to copy it whereas your instructions show it being moved.  Also, I always download stuff to a special Download directory elsewhere on a different drive.  How is Sonar going to know where that is?
 
More and better instructions please!


My stuff
 
Intel Sandy Bridge i7 2600 @ 3.4GHz, 4 cores, 8 threads, 16GB RAM.  
OS & Programs drive: 240GB SSD
Data drive: 1 x 1TB drive RAID mirrored
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Sonar X3e 64 bit. Build: 278
1 Lava Lamp
 
#1

16 Replies Related Threads

    Audiosynth
    Max Output Level: -89 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 60
    • Joined: 2009/07/27 11:11:05
    • Location: Northern California
    • Status: offline
    Re:15 Free FX Chains - bit how to install??????? 2013/03/22 15:01:13 (permalink)
    If you right click then you can Move a file.

    I am having a similar problem with finding the right path to these FX files. The Shortcut shown in the installation file does not get picked up by Sonar X2 on my system.

    How do we tell Sonar where to find the files?

    The VST Plugin Manager does not seem to have an FX scanning option or did I miss something?



    Sonar X2 Pro, i7 3820, 16GB DDR3, ASUS P9X79 mobo, Behringer X32, Korg Kronos, Roland Integra, Komplete 7

    #2
    Audiosynth
    Max Output Level: -89 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 60
    • Joined: 2009/07/27 11:11:05
    • Location: Northern California
    • Status: offline
    Re:15 Free FX Chains - bit how to install??????? 2013/03/22 15:10:04 (permalink)
    Went through Media / Views / Folders and found the relevant file area (under Sonar X2) and then copied the Odyssey folder onto the main FX folder.

    This does not show up properly until you go back into the Media area in Sonar X2 though.

    Not sure if that is a glitch but I thought there was something wrong until I saw it did show up under Media after all.

    Skyline_UK


    Many thanks Cakewalk for the email I just received about the 15 free FX chains.
    The installation instructions don't work.  They tell me to drag the folder in the unzipped download over the shortcut in the same folder.  When I do that my screen offers to copy it whereas your instructions show it being moved.  Also, I always download stuff to a special Download directory elsewhere on a different drive.  How is Sonar going to know where that is?
     
    More and better instructions please!





    Sonar X2 Pro, i7 3820, 16GB DDR3, ASUS P9X79 mobo, Behringer X32, Korg Kronos, Roland Integra, Komplete 7

    #3
    TheSteven
    Max Output Level: -73 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 862
    • Joined: 2005/03/05 01:17:06
    • Location: Southern California
    • Status: offline
    Re:15 Free FX Chains - bit how to install??????? 2013/03/22 15:49:14 (permalink)

    You need to extract the files from the zip first.
    Then if you drag n drop the "Odyssey (Bonus FX Chains)" onto the "FX Chain Presets - Shortcut' shortcut - the "Odyssey (Bonus FX Chains)" folder will get copied to the folder "C:\Cakewalk Content\SONAR X2 Producer\FX Chain Presets" 

    If, like me, you have your Cakewalk Content folder on another drive or in a differently named folder the drag'n'drop method of installation will not work.  All it will do is copy the material to the wrong location.  In this case you have to copy the  "Odyssey (Bonus FX Chains)" folder to the proper location yourself.

    If you don't know where that location is - open Sonar and check Preferences (under the Edit menu) then look under "Folder Locations" at the last item on the list "FX Chain Presets".

    Edited to improve clarity...



    post edited by TheSteven - 2013/03/22 16:26:21

    "Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils" Loius-Hector Berlioz

    www.AgitatedState.com MenuMagic - plug-in management powertools!
    #4
    Paul P
    Max Output Level: -69 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 1091
    • Joined: 2012/12/08 17:15:47
    • Location: Montreal
    • Status: offline
    Re:15 Free FX Chains - bit how to install??????? 2013/03/22 16:07:39 (permalink)

    What do we do if we never receive emails from Cakewalk even though we've signed up countless times ?









    X3e Producer x64, Win7U x64 sp1, Xeon E5-1620 3.6 GHz, Asus P9X79WS, 16 GB ECC, HD7950, Mackie Blackjack
    #5
    meh
    Max Output Level: -85 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 271
    • Joined: 2005/06/11 13:01:57
    • Location: Tempe, Az
    • Status: offline
    Re:15 Free FX Chains - bit how to install??????? 2013/03/22 16:20:16 (permalink)
    TheSteven has it
     
    I just opened the zip (built-in windows zip program) copied the folder  "Odyssey (Bonus FX Chains)" to the "C:\Cakewalk Content\SONAR X2 Producer\FX Chain Presets".
    Works like a top.
     
    I think the issue about getting the email should be addressed in a different post....
     
     
    meh

    meh
    Sonar X3e Producer
    HP Z-400 Workstation
    Intel Xeon W3680 @3.33ghz
    2tb disk space
    8g memory
    Win2008 Server R2 64-bit
    TASCAM US-1641 interface
    #6
    TheSteven
    Max Output Level: -73 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 862
    • Joined: 2005/03/05 01:17:06
    • Location: Southern California
    • Status: offline
    Re:15 Free FX Chains - bit how to install??????? 2013/03/22 16:22:07 (permalink)
    s ?
    Paul P


    What do we do if we never receive emails from Cakewalk even though we've signed up countless times ?

    Check your account at the Cakewalk Store, it should be an item listed under your account near the top.

    "Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils" Loius-Hector Berlioz

    www.AgitatedState.com MenuMagic - plug-in management powertools!
    #7
    Paul P
    Max Output Level: -69 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 1091
    • Joined: 2012/12/08 17:15:47
    • Location: Montreal
    • Status: offline
    Re:15 Free FX Chains - bit how to install??????? 2013/03/22 16:59:44 (permalink)

    Thanks TheSteven, I see it. Next time I'll look first.

    I'd never be aware of new content if others didn't bring the subject up in threads like this one.






    X3e Producer x64, Win7U x64 sp1, Xeon E5-1620 3.6 GHz, Asus P9X79WS, 16 GB ECC, HD7950, Mackie Blackjack
    #8
    chefmike8888
    Max Output Level: -6 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 6903
    • Joined: 2006/11/29 18:06:40
    • Location: The arm-pit of the good 'ol US...New Jersey
    • Status: offline
    Re:15 Free FX Chains - bit how to install??????? 2013/03/22 19:24:43 (permalink)
    Paul P


    What do we do if we never receive emails from Cakewalk even though we've signed up countless times ?

    Good question.
    If it wasn't for these forums I'd never hear of such things.


    Mike

    Sonar X3 ~ Scarlett 18i6 ~ Home Build DAW  
    GA-Z77X-UD5H
    Intel i7 3770k 4.2GHz
    32GB RAM Crucial Ballistix Elite (4x8) 
    2x Samsung 250GB SSD 
    1TB WD Black HDD @ 7200RPM 6Gb/s 64MB 
    Corsair H80i Liquid cooler 
    Noctua Silent Fans ~ 3x120mm ~ 1x140mm 
    Seasonic Platinum 760w PSU 
    Windows 7 Pro 64Bit.

    #9
    jbow
    Max Output Level: -17 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 5823
    • Joined: 2003/11/26 19:14:18
    • Status: offline
    Re:15 Free FX Chains - bit how to install??????? 2013/03/22 20:39:12 (permalink)
    "C:\Cakewalk Content\SONAR X2 Producer\FX Chain Presets"

     
    Thanks, I followed the directions from the blog, I looked where you said and they are there! 
     
    Thank you!
     
    Julien

    Studiocat Pro 16G RAM (some bells and whistles)
    HP Pavilion dm4 1165-dx (i5)-8G RAM
    Octa-Capture
    KRK Rokit-8s
    MIDI keyboards...
    Control Pad
    mics. 
    I HATE THIS CMPUTER KEYBARD!
    #10
    MachineClaw
    Max Output Level: -81 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 475
    • Joined: 2012/10/08 00:15:28
    • Status: offline
    Re:15 Free FX Chains - bit how to install??????? 2013/03/22 21:25:08 (permalink)
    I know these FX chains are for X2 which I have (just not installed yet), but I'm still using X1.  Any chance these work with X1 with tweaking maybe?

    Or is this a new X2 thing and I haven't yet experienced it?

    (haven't installed X2 due to the many troubles some are experiencing and know that I will have some of these problems, waiting on next patch - plus I don't ant to learn take lanes yet.)
    #11
    Paul P
    Max Output Level: -69 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 1091
    • Joined: 2012/12/08 17:15:47
    • Location: Montreal
    • Status: offline
    Re:15 Free FX Chains - bit how to install??????? 2013/03/23 09:01:23 (permalink)
    Ok, now that I have these things, what do I do with them ? :-)

    I've just read up on FX chains in the manual so I know how they work
    but how are you supposed to make use of the one's that were already there and these new ones ?

    Is it just a matter of dropping one in the fx bin and listening to what it sounds like ?

    How is that better than just setting up the fx's that you need to get the sound you want ?



    X3e Producer x64, Win7U x64 sp1, Xeon E5-1620 3.6 GHz, Asus P9X79WS, 16 GB ECC, HD7950, Mackie Blackjack
    #12
    FCCfirstclass
    Max Output Level: -83 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 386
    • Joined: 2003/11/15 15:02:42
    • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Status: offline
    Re:15 Free FX Chains - bit how to install??????? 2013/03/23 09:40:45 (permalink)
    Many thanks to Cakewalk for the free chains.  I have 5 chains that I use for different projects, but these will be welcome to give me a few new ideas. 

    "Custom" is a top 5 description for Sonar X2a!
    #13
    Bristol_Jonesey
    Max Output Level: 0 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 12484
    • Joined: 2007/10/08 15:41:17
    • Location: Bristol, UK
    • Status: offline
    Re:15 Free FX Chains - bit how to install??????? 2013/03/23 10:08:29 (permalink)
    MachineClaw


    I know these FX chains are for X2 which I have (just not installed yet), but I'm still using X1.  Any chance these work with X1 with tweaking maybe?

    Or is this a new X2 thing and I haven't yet experienced it?

    (haven't installed X2 due to the many troubles some are experiencing and know that I will have some of these problems, waiting on next patch - plus I don't ant to learn take lanes yet.)

    No, you should be ok - I seem to remember X1 actually introduced Fx chains (or was it Expanded?)


    The point is, all the chains I've looked at only use the stock plugs that come with Sonar - no Pro Channel or 3rd party (obviously) modules

    i7 3930, 32Gb RAM, 3 x 1Tb Internal, 3Tb External HDD's, Win 7 64 Bit, Saffire Pro 26, Saffire 6 USB, ISA One, Adam P11A, Mackie 1642VLZ, Pod Pro XT, Behringer Bass V-Amp, AT4033, Sm58's, Sm57's, SE R1 Ribbons, 
    Sonar X3c, BFD2, EWQLSO Platinum Plus, T-Racks Singles, Various guitars/phones/keyboards

    #14
    FCCfirstclass
    Max Output Level: -83 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 386
    • Joined: 2003/11/15 15:02:42
    • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Status: offline
    Re:15 Free FX Chains - bit how to install??????? 2013/03/23 10:36:10 (permalink)
    MachineClaw


    I know these FX chains are for X2 which I have (just not installed yet), but I'm still using X1.  Any chance these work with X1 with tweaking maybe?

    Or is this a new X2 thing and I haven't yet experienced it?

    (haven't installed X2 due to the many troubles some are experiencing and know that I will have some of these problems, waiting on next patch - plus I don't ant to learn take lanes yet.)


    The chains were first introduced in X1 Expanded.  So you should be able to use them.
    #15
    MachineClaw
    Max Output Level: -81 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 475
    • Joined: 2012/10/08 00:15:28
    • Status: offline
    Re:15 Free FX Chains - bit how to install??????? 2013/03/23 16:21:24 (permalink)
    Cool.  Thanks.

    I have X1 Producer installed and running , just haven't done the X2 producer yet.  The FX Chains download is in my store account.

    I'll go play and see what effect (haha) they have on X1.
    #16
    IRock
    Max Output Level: -90 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 14
    • Joined: 2012/02/24 20:18:15
    • Location: Ontario, Canada
    • Status: offline
    Re:15 Free FX Chains - bit how to install??????? 2014/01/18 14:53:39 (permalink)
    Does anyone know where to get the Odyssey (Bonus FX Chains) pack now ? I don't see it in my account and must have missed it when it was offered. I came across this when I saw Craig Anderton's new CA Power Chord FX Chain.
     
    Cheers,
     
    Alex
    #17
    Jump to:
    © 2014 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.1