[Solved] Session drummer and Windows 10

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[Solved] Session drummer and Windows 10

Hi there.
Can anyone help?
I have just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 64bit.
I am running Sonar Platinum and I cant open session drums.
I get an error message, failed to load c:\programfiles\cakewalk\vstplugins\Session Drummer 3\Sessiondrummer x64bit.dll
 
Any ideas?.
Alan.
 
 
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    scook
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2015/09/21 12:00:34 (permalink)
    May want to call tech support.
    Have you tried reinstalling the Artist Instrument Collection from the Command Center?
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2015/09/21 12:58:38 (permalink)
    HI there thanx for the reply.
    Will try to reinstall.
     
    Cheers
    Alan.
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2015/09/21 14:29:45 (permalink)
    If that does not work do a reset:
    https://www.cakewalk.com/...ommended-for-Upgraders

    Also check your VST file paths under Sonar preferences. Same also with CCC settings.
    post edited by Doktor Avalanche - 2015/09/21 14:39:08

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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2015/09/21 14:39:27 (permalink)
    Hi there,
     
    Success yepiii.
    Thanx for the heads-up reinstalled and its all fine.
     
    Cheers
    Alan.
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2015/09/21 14:50:56 (permalink)
    Glad it worked. I will mark the thread solved.
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2016/01/14 01:51:32 (permalink)
    wish I had the same success. I've reinstalled it several times and still no session drummer 3
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2016/01/14 01:58:50 (permalink)
    ok, now I feel better. I did the reset on the link above, and now I have session drummer 3 again!!!!
     
     
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2016/10/08 18:09:56 (permalink)
    Missing SD3 also  :(    I am using X3 Studio on win7 32 bit.  I have checked the scan path and it looks fine.   There was an article about windows dll redistribution file being the problem. There is a microsoft fix which i downloaded but no joy.  i tried the reset option as per the link above.  No good.    I dont know what the Artist Instrumentation is so i haven't tried that.   
    When i go to insert my SD3 under insert > soft synths  there is just no SD there at all. 
    Should i change to a different virtual drum system?  Some of them are very expensive such as EZ Drummer (about 150)       I'd rather try get my SD3 back if possible.    Thanks all. 

     Southern kin y'all 
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2016/10/08 18:52:12 (permalink)
    Agentcalm
    Missing SD3 also  :(    I am using X3 Studio on win7 32 bit.  I have checked the scan path and it looks fine.   There was an article about windows dll redistribution file being the problem. There is a microsoft fix which i downloaded but no joy.  i tried the reset option as per the link above.  No good.    I dont know what the Artist Instrumentation is so i haven't tried that.   
    When i go to insert my SD3 under insert > soft synths  there is just no SD there at all. 
    Should i change to a different virtual drum system?  Some of them are very expensive such as EZ Drummer (about 150)       I'd rather try get my SD3 back if possible.    Thanks all. 


     
    Assuming you did install the update as described in this knowledgebase article and then performed a full VST reset/rescan, I would just try it again after performing a clean boot of Windows 7.
     
    Of course, as a last resort, you can perform a clean installation of Sonar X3.
    https://www.cakewalk.com/Support/Knowledge-Base/2007013371/SONAR-X3-Clean-Install-Instructions
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2016/10/09 08:18:07 (permalink)
    Yep thats the update I was referring to.  Did the rescan and reboot.    I think last option is to clean reinstall of X3 as you suggest. 

     Southern kin y'all 
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2016/10/09 13:52:03 (permalink)
    Looks like a complete reinstall of X3 did the trick.  

     Southern kin y'all 
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2016/10/09 15:52:13 (permalink)
    Agentcalm
    Looks like a complete reinstall of X3 did the trick.  




    Glad you got it sorted, albeit with some hassle.
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2016/10/09 18:32:47 (permalink)
    Thanks for the help Tele.    But yeah....it was a messy fix.   Wonder if buying something like EZ drummer would be less hassle going forward.    I like SD and it suits my needs but i have heard that EZ is a really good drum program. 

     Southern kin y'all 
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2016/10/09 19:42:27 (permalink)
    Yes, I have EZ drummer, and it's great. I like Toontrack in general.
     
    I would also check out SI Drums that come with Sonar. They still hold up really well.
    http://www.cakewalk.com/Products/Studio-Instruments/Drums
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2016/10/11 04:33:43 (permalink)
    I might have that DLL file somewhere.   I did remove SD1 as i got so used to using SD3.    But if I have the DLL still on the hard drive I can add it back into the VST folder and rescan.    I came across something similar the other evening which was a free download.   I'll post the link later.  I'm in work right now.   The only problem with some of those drum systems is that they put all drums on one track.  Meaning you cant adjust levels etc of individual drums.   But I guess they would work fine for the purposes of getting a rough demo down.  If they come with good loops it cant really help your song writing.    Is the advantage EZ and Toon track the different kits you can choose from?  Or is it their ease of use?    i use a midi keyboard to trigger the drums and its dis advantage is when trying to do drum rolls.   I'd certainly invest in either of those products if their strong point was the ability to create those realistic drum rolls and fills.  

     Southern kin y'all 
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2016/10/11 11:04:31 (permalink)
    It looks like there might be some confusion. The drums I linked to are Studio Instruments Drums, not Session Drummer.
     
    As far as EZ drummer, it's all of those things, plus sound quality and MIDI packs (with rolls and fills).
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2016/10/11 13:27:27 (permalink)
    Ah gotcha.    Well the studio instruments are not expensive at all so I might try them out.
    Cheers for that. 

     Southern kin y'all 
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2016/10/11 23:45:50 (permalink)
    Agentcalm
    Ah gotcha.    Well the studio instruments are not expensive at all so I might try them out.
    Cheers for that. 




    I hope I'm not too late, but you don't need to buy it. You already own it. See page 3.
     
    http://www.samash.com/wcsstore/SamAsh/root/Product_Manuals/Cakewalk/SONAR%20X3%20Comparison%20Chart.pdf
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2016/10/12 02:59:43 (permalink)
    Dang...might need to try the install again.  I dont see anything for instruments under the Soft synth menu .      dont even see anything in the plug in manager console.

     Southern kin y'all 
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2016/10/12 03:26:01 (permalink)
    Agentcalm
    Dang...might need to try the install again.  I dont see anything for instruments under the Soft synth menu .      dont even see anything in the plug in manager console.




    That shouldn't be necessary. I think they're in there somewhere. Trying bringing up your Browser in Sonar by pressing "B" to toggle it on/off. Make sure you're on your instruments tab where you can see your other instruments. There's a search box up top. Try searching for "drums."
     
    I don't have a Sonar installation to reference so I'm working from memory. You should also have SI Bass, SI Strings, and SI Piano (EP).
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2016/10/12 12:28:05 (permalink)
    Good spot Tel .... found it.   Well , I found it on my old laptop.  Im putting sonar on a newer laptop and the plan is not to install any other apps and use it just for recording.   But the point being, you are correct.  Those SI items are on the old laptop so I've obviously done something wrong on the new install.    But the good news is,  if i cant find them on the new laptop a simple reinstall will sort it.  I've nothing on the laptop so I dont loads of data to backup.   This is other advantage I guess of keeping this only for recording.     Thanks again for all the help.   Sorry to have been pain.  

     Southern kin y'all 
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    Re: Session drummer and Windows 10 2016/10/12 15:54:19 (permalink)
    Agentcalm
    Thanks again for all the help.   Sorry to have been pain.  




    Don't be silly. Happy to help.
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