Using Dimension Pro with SONAR X1 Essential

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2016/04/30 06:50:22 (permalink)

Using Dimension Pro with SONAR X1 Essential

I have recently downloaded and installed Dimension Pro, having followed, as far as I am aware, all the installation instructions carefully.  However I cannot make it appear in the soft synth drop down menu in SONAR X1.  I've even de-installed and re-installed it and can see it in my files under c:Program Files (x86)\Cakewalk\Vstplugins where all the other soft synths are located.  I'm sure it's something simple and I expect a 'D'oh - of course' moment, but it's driving me nuts that all the other soft synths (e.g.Dimension LE) are usable from the insert synth drop down, but Dimension Pro isn't there.  Any help appreciated.  Thanks.
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    Re: Using Dimension Pro with SONAR X1 Essential 2016/04/30 13:10:08 (permalink)
    Have you tried doing a reset and rescan of your VSTi plugs.
    Are you sure that the dll is installed in your VSTi scan path.

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    Re: Using Dimension Pro with SONAR X1 Essential 2016/05/01 08:36:19 (permalink)
    Thanks for the response Wookiee.  Yes I did reset and re-scan my VST plug ins, however didn't have the dll in the correct path.  I have moved it into this path but Pro is still not showing in SONAR X1.  Any other ideas please?
     
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    Re: Using Dimension Pro with SONAR X1 Essential 2016/05/01 13:48:06 (permalink)
    Does it Work Standalone?

    Did you do another reset and rescan after you moved the dll?

    On my machine the Multi-samples etc appear to be installed here C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\Dimension Pro


    The Dll and the exe are installed here C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\Vstplugins\Dimension Pro

    I would also check the registry to see if it has register properly and is installed where the machine thinks it is.
    May be better to just add the path in the plugin manager then to move the dll.

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    Re: Using Dimension Pro with SONAR X1 Essential 2016/05/03 10:14:25 (permalink)
    Thanks.  I've de-installed and re-installed to the same paths as you have given (which is what the install defaults to anyway), but when I look at the properties of the plug ins I already have via Cakewalk Sound Centre inX1 (e.g. Rapture) they seem to be in Program Files (X86).  Anyway, re-installing them doesn't seem to have resolved the issue.  In your setup, does Dimension Pro appear under Cakewalk Sound Centre in the Insert Synth dropdown, or does it appear as a separate option?  Afraid I'm not particularly technical and really just want the Garritan Pocket  Orchestra module from Dim Pro.  Thanks.
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    Re: Using Dimension Pro with SONAR X1 Essential 2016/05/07 09:00:13 (permalink)
    Sorry been away yesterday.

    Are you running a 32 bit system? and what OS are you using?

    I use a custom list for my vst's so I can not say regarding order in the list.

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    Re: Using Dimension Pro with SONAR X1 Essential 2016/05/09 05:54:11 (permalink)
    Hi Wookiee - no problem and thanks for responding.  I'm running a 64 bit system on Windows 10, but using four year old SONAR X1 Essential software.  Perhaps I need to consider an upgrade to Professional or Platinum
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    Re: Using Dimension Pro with SONAR X1 Essential 2016/05/10 13:15:45 (permalink)
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    Hi Wookiee - no problem and thanks for responding.  I'm running a 64 bit system on Windows 10, but using four year old SONAR X1 Essential software.  Perhaps I need to consider an upgrade to Professional or Platinum


    Well I have to say an upgrade would probably blow your mind.  I have used all of the X series releases, X1 was not the most stable of versions, X2 made some improvements, X3 was a huge step forward and Sonar 2015/16 is just another big step with some great new toys.

    Why not download the trial version this link gets you a page that lets you download the Cakewalk Command Centre and you can pick what version you wish to try.

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    Re: Using Dimension Pro with SONAR X1 Essential 2016/05/11 10:24:05 (permalink)
    This seems to have solved the problem - I downloaded the demo version of Platinum and Dim Pro is right there where I expected it to be.  Also Miroslav Philharmonik2 which I was also unable to link to SONAR X1 is available and usable with Platinum, so I will now invest in an upgrade.  Many thanks for your help.
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    Re: Using Dimension Pro with SONAR X1 Essential 2016/05/13 06:03:22 (permalink)
    Pity we could not solve the problem in X1 but if you do upgrade I think you will be impressed.

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    Re: Using Dimension Pro with SONAR X1 Essential 2016/05/13 06:37:13 (permalink)
    Hmm - just when I thought it was all resolved there seems to be a new issue.  When I first loaded the Platinum demo, I was able to add different sounds from Philharmonik 2 across several tracks under the VST2 option - brilliant.  However when I went in the next day, although I can still load the sounds to tracks, I can no longer hear them.  I haven't changed any settings (of course you can't save any changes in demo mode anyway).  I am using a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, and Platinum is recognising it.  Miroslav Philharmonik 2 is also recognising it and plays OK as a standalone.  It looks like SONAR is somehow disabling the sound interface in Philharmonik 2, although, as I say, when I first launched the demo version it worked perfectly so very puzzling.  Any ideas please?
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    Re: Using Dimension Pro with SONAR X1 Essential 2016/05/13 13:49:11 (permalink)
    If you load a wave file into an audio track does it play back?

    Are any other of your VSTi's affected the same i.e. Dim Pro, Z3ta+?

    Do you have power management disabled on your USB ports?

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    Re: Using Dimension Pro with SONAR X1 Essential 2016/05/17 06:17:03 (permalink)
    Thanks Wookiee (been offline for a few days).  I loaded a WAV demo file but got an error message saying 'Missing Plug-Ins'.  The following plug in - Cakewalk Analyst (Bus: 'Master') could not be found.  Of course the file did not play, but it does play in X1 Essential.  I'll do a comparison between them and see if I can find the issue.
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    Re: Using Dimension Pro with SONAR X1 Essential 2016/05/17 13:44:20 (permalink)
    No problem some people have a life

    I would check that all your audio is configured and selected in SONAR preferences.

    Did you use a supplied template?

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    Re: Using Dimension Pro with SONAR X1 Essential 2016/05/18 10:12:38 (permalink)
    I think the audio is configured correctly.  The device driver and device settings are correctly showing Focusrite, and I have set it to scan all the folders I previously used for X1 Essential, but I still keep getting the 'Bus Master Missing' error message when I load a WAV file.  I don't recall there being a template with the demo download, and I'm reluctant to invest in the full upgrade while this issue is outstanding.  Perhaps I can uninstall and re-install Platinum demo.
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    Re: Using Dimension Pro with SONAR X1 Essential 2016/05/24 12:48:26 (permalink)
    Missed your response, what Focusrite interface are you using?
     
    I ask as I use a Pro 40 and previously a 26 i/o which both happily work with SONAR

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    Re: Using Dimension Pro with SONAR X1 Essential 2016/05/31 08:21:38 (permalink)
    Thanks - I'm using a Focusrite 2i2.  I did uninstall and re-install the Platinum trial version but it made no difference- still no sound. However I also installed a trial version of Professional and it works perfectly each time I use it, and meets my requirements, so I have now upgraded to Professional.  It look as though there may have been a bug in the Platinum trial download.  Thanks for all your help and advice with this.
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    Re: Using Dimension Pro with SONAR X1 Essential 2016/06/01 06:37:21 (permalink)
    Glad to hear you have it sorted, sometimes AUD.ini needs to be deleted.  This contains the configuration details for the audio side of SONAR, it gets rebuilt on startup if it is missing.  Deleting it and allowing it to be rebuilt removes any historic data that is no longer applicable. 

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