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The cakewalk pyro program will not write the tracks . its a new e machine . the program is 4 years old but worked perfectly in my old computer. can you help me ??

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Check the system requirenments of the old program- if made for an earlier version of windows do this:
uninstall it. then reinstall using the program compatability wizard found by hitting start-programs- accessories- program compatability wizrd- this will walk you throught the install and ask what operating system the program was originally intented for and aid you through and incompatability issues.

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Whats the best way to transfer my infomation and programs to a newer computer


For content, if you don't want to transfer it all to a flash drive and then transfer it to the new machine, register for an account at any (or all, your choice) of the following sites:
Dropbox (2GB free)
https://drive.google.com/ (15GB free)
Welcome to OneDrive (15-23GB free)
Once the programs of your choice are downloaded and installed, use them to back up your personal files to the internet. Then, on the new computer, install the programs and allow them to sync. This will download them from the internet. Move the files out of the folders to free up space, wait for the removal to sync to the old computer, and go back to the old computer to move more in to be moved over. Repeat this as much as needed to have all of your files moved over.
For programs, transfer any installation files you still have (the program you download and then click to install) through the cloud storage programs from above that you choose, then use these .exe files to install to the new laptop. If you don't have the .exe files lying around, then you can either hunt them down individually on the new computer (in which case, make a list from your old computer) or use a service like
Ninite Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once (it's free, by the way) to mass download/install most common programs so that you don't have to go hunting for them.
For programs that were installed via disc, you're probably just going to have to install those on the new machine the old fashioned way. You cannot just copy/paste program folders (though it's tempting) because installing programs writes values to your computer's registry, which cannot be transferred and certainly don't tag along with the program files installed on the computer. These registry values are what tell the computer how to handle that installation, so while some programs MIGHT work, most will not work well or at all without.
Hope this helped!

Aug 15, 2014 | PC Desktops

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PC Tools- Maintaining Your Computer's Performance


<span style="font-weight: bold;">Maintenance Tips for Maximum Performance</span><br />With the amount of information available for download on the internet, it's easy to quickly fill up your valuable hard drive space and turn your computer into a sluggish, unresponsive monster. Keeping your hard drive clean is essential to the high performance that the latest computers can achieve. Fortunately, it's a simple process; one that can easily be performed on a regular basis and, with some organization, keep your computer running like a well-oiled machine.<br /><br />You can discover how much hard drive space is available on your computer by accessing the DriveSpace program in your System Tools. A pie graph will show you the amount of used and unused space for each of your drives. Check this often to keep an idea of how much space you are using.<br /><br />There are six simple steps to clearing up your hard drive:<br /><br />1. Uninstall unused programs.<br /><br />Many times a new program will come along that looks fun to have or play with, but after a week or two you simply stop using it. These programs clutter up your drive and take up valuable space. You might be tempted to delete these programs from your drive, but doing so will cause problems. You must use the uninstall function of Windows for the program to be removed safely and completely.<br /><br />2. Clean out temporary files.<br /><br />When your computer is not shut down properly, it will pass information from memory into fragmented files. Also, while you are running programs, your computer will write information that it does not immediately need into temporary files. Installation files will also expand themselves into the temporary folder and will not always clean up after themselves. You can delete these temporary files safely by using the Disk Cleanup option in your System Tools.<br /><br />3. Empty your internet cache.<br /><br />As you surf the internet your computer stores web pages and images into a temporary internet cache so that it can quickly recall and access information when you move back and forth between pages. This backup information can quickly add up and eat hard drive space.<br /><br />Whether you use Internet Explorer, Netscape, or one of the many other browsers available, emptying out your cache is quick and easy. Simply follow the instructions in the Help files located within those programs. You may also wish to set a specific maximum file size for your cache folder, so that it is not allowed to run rampant.<br /><br />4. Empty your mail programs of clutter.<br /><br />It's easy to browse through your email and leave old messages there, promising yourself you'll sort them out later. One or two messages don't take up much space, but hundreds certainly do. Take the time to sort through these old emails now and delete what is not important. Create folders and organize what is left. Make it a habit that when new emails come in, they are either filed immediately or thrown away. Set your email program to empty your deleted items folder each time you close your mail program.<br /><br />5. Empty your recycle bin.<br /><br />Once you've emptied your drive of cluttering, unecessary programs; empty your recycle bin to remove what has been placed there in the process.<br /><br />6. Scandisk and Defrag.<br /><br />When Windows installs programs, it will put the files it needs anywhere that it finds free space, and not directly after the last program installed. As a result, your hard drive has patches of empty space on it that are not big enough to fit a full program, and will result in a drive space error if you attempt to install something new. Scandisk your drive to check for lost file fragments and to fix any errors it finds, then Defrag to pack all of the program files together at the beginning of your drive. This will clear out those empty patches and move all of the free space you've just created to the end of your drive.<br /><br />Now that you've got it clean, keep it that way. Perform this quick maintenance routine every week. For your work computer, Friday afternoon before you leave for the weekend is the perfect time. When you return to work on Monday, you'll have a computer that is clutter-free and as responsive as it should be.<br /><br />Organize your surfing habits. Direct all of your downloads to the same folder, so that you can easily find them and delete them when necessary, or move them to zip disks for storage. Keep track of the programs that you install. For trial versions, note the date that they will expire on a calendar. This will remind you to uninstall the programs that you can no longer use rather than allowing them to clutter up your drive. Also, if you run into problems, keeping track of new downloaded and installed programs and the date they were installed can help you track down the cause of problems.<br /><br />Remember that the cleaner your hard drive is, the better your machine will respond! In order for your computer to be user friendly, it must have a friendly user. Be your computer's best friend and clean out the cobwebs regularly.

on Apr 25, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Make your own music


Make music with basic software

Long before Zoy Nicoles became the frontman for the popular Canadian rock band, Mudmen, the 30-year-old singer/songwriter would log countless nights in recording studios fleshing out ideas for new songs.


"I don't want to think about how much time and money I spent on studio time," recalls Nicoles. "Today, I can do virtually everything on my computer at home—and if I can learn how to do it, anyone can," adds the musician.

Nicoles is one of thousands of people around the world who have turned to computers to write, record, and edit music using one of many new software packages available today. Programs now exist for all ages and skill levels—from interactive music lessons to toying with pre-made dance loops to virtual recording studios.

Nicoles, who uses ACID Pro, says today's software packages are powerful, easy to use, and fun. For example, he says, "I can slide a bar up and down to change the beats per minute—without altering the pitch of my voice—so I can see what a fast song would sound like as a ballad."

Kids can also benefit from these music programs, says Jodi Weiner, a school teacher. "I use music as a tool for teaching—it teaches kids to express themselves; it lets them explore their personal space in a creative way," says Weiner, the mother of two-year-old twins. "Music is also ideal for shy kids or for those with low self-esteem, and for ESL [English as a Second Language] students."

Computers make music a fun, interactive, and convenient activity for students, says Weiner. "It's an accessible vehicle for kids in a medium that they understand and enjoy. With a click of the mouse, you can have kids play something on the computer and then have them write what they feel about the music."

Let's take a look at three popular PC music programs—one for beginners, one for intermediate users, and some more advanced tools for professional applications.

Beginners: Morton Subotnick's Making Music

Kids can unleash their inner composer with this fun and educational music program designed for children old enough to use a mouse effectively. For those under three, parents may opt to take control of the navigation while a child sits on their lap. Award-winning composer Morton Subotnick, a pioneer in creating interactive computer music systems, built Making Music to let children experience what it is like to compose music by using their ears and eyes.

The emphasis here is on learning through fun. For example, kids can toy around with animal "building blocks" to create unique melodies. Players can then change the pitch and rhythm by lining up birds on a wire, which resemble musical notes. In another area of the program, you can choose from 16 instruments on the screen to hear what they sound like and then create melodies and rhythms individually or together. Kids can use the mouse to "draw" music on a blank canvas and save their creations for playback at a later time.

What's more, four different computer games challenge kids to listen to hear if two or more melodies are similar or different. Correct answers reveal new puzzle pieces.

Intermediate: MAGIX Music Maker or Songsmith

Already a hit in Europe, MAGIX's music creation software helps musicians make music, regardless of their prior knowledge..

In particular, Music Maker lets users select from thousands of pre-made loops and samples from various instruments. Alternatively, it's possible to import new music clips from real instruments, CDs, or digital music files (as well as original vocal tracks). Users can preview loops and samples and then drag and drop them onto the screen. The program allows for 96 separate music tracks.

Among the features in this edition is a sophisticated drum machine, enhanced editing tools, and a vocal tuner that automatically corrects recorded vocals (and can create an entire choir from a single recorded voice). Saved performances can be played inside the program or can be exported to a file playable via Windows Media Player.

Microsoft Songsmith helps users create songs using just their voices, by choosing musical accompaniments to match whatever they sing. First, users choose a general style for a song and set a tempo. Then they sing whatever song is in their heads into a microphone, while listening to a percussive beat. When they’ve finished recording, Songsmith detects the key, selects the chords and plays the song back with accompaniment. Users can edit the score, export the music to disk and share it with others.

Advanced: Cubase or Music Creator Pro

Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP users have many choices when it comes to high-end music creation and editing software packages. Both Cubase and Cakewalk Music Creator Pro are sophisticated PC tools, each of which can be used with a PC keyboard (virtual instruments) or by attaching instruments to a compatible sound card (such as a MIDI keyboard).

These programs offer more advanced audio-mixing options compared to other products, while including more standard loop- and pattern-based arranging found elsewhere.

This latest version of Cubase adds "audio warp" effects such as real-time time stretching and pitch shifting, and support for ACID files. It is Nicoles' program of choice. "I never thought computers could be used to write and record a song, and so easily, too," he says. "It's fantastic. This is the future."

on Jan 26, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I would like to know how to transfer data and software from a old computer to a new one I am considering to buy.


There are a couple of simple and fast ways to do this. They both depend on the systems. If you have two systems that both have network interfaces on them, the simplest way to trasnfer the data would be to connect the two computers together using a router (Linksys WRT54G about 60.00 at Staples). You can then share the drive on your old machine, and copy your data to the new machine using your network.

The second, which is slower but cheaper, is to buy a USB flash drive. 4 GB should cost about $25.00. When this device is inserted into a USB slot, it acts as a second hard drive. You can copy data from the old machine, to this and then move it to the new machine.


Good Luck

May 23, 2009 | HP PC Desktops

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Programme memory loss - INIT


Hi.
Yes, the machine will have been sitting unplugged for a while and the old battery can't support the RAM data any longer. It will need to go to a dealer as this machine has a large amount of system programming that will have been lost. There is no simple way to transfer the programming on such an old machine.

Mark

Mar 19, 2009 | Casio Parts Cash Register PC Desktop

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Recording guitar tracks on my computer are out of sync help


Most recording programs have a some way to keep tracks in sync. It is usually some type of begining and end marker. When you press record for the second track it starts the begining marker. What is the program your using?

Mar 14, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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How do unlock the encoder.? For MP3. Do I have to buy Pyro. There is no Pyro included with my Sonar cakewalk product?


Most Cakewalk products include a trial version of MP3 encoding technology. For unlimited MP3 export in your product, you must purchase the Cakewalk MP3 activator

Aug 30, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Installed Cakewalk - no sound


Can I work on your computer from my end? If you want to do this you can e-mail me at 4077mashunit@gmail.com If you don't just tell me and I will try to walk you through the steps of solveing your problem.

Hope This Helps,
All The Best,
RCF

May 29, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Audio Recording


There are many streaming audio recorder. But I prefer Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder,It can download streaming video offline,you can download aol radio,myspace music and so on.

http://www.download-streaming-video.com/streaming-audio-recoder/#137
You can have a try.

Mar 28, 2008 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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Desktop Clone Computer


try check the buswire of your floppy, it maybe has loose connection..try to reconnect it but it the light still stays on, I suggest that you replaced it with a new one.

Goodluck!!!

Feb 05, 2008 | PC Desktops

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