Melodyne 5 is VST3 only.
Quick guess: you are running Hydrogen at 48KHz and Podium at 44,1.
I had the same problem a few weeks ago.
In my case, I was using both the 3.3 beta and 3.2.7.
I deleted something (a project or an arrangement or something else, I don’t remember exactly) in one of them, and when I went back to the other version it kept crashing right after the logo just like you described.
I think I fixed it by creating a new project (or whatever it was) with the same name and save location as the deleted one.
In Podium: SETUP – AUDIO/MIDI – Audio driver type.
Changing to a windows driver instead of ASIO will let you play sound from several sources at once, but you pay for it with increased latency.
Which drum machine is it? I have regroover essential, which also uses WAV drum loops. If I put a MIDI clip on its podium track, the audio from the VST can be bounced or exported to sound file, and the recording will be as long as the MIDI clip.
If that doesn’t work, then it’s too complicated for me. Good luck.
Hello Mark. I’m a novice myself, but here’s what I know:
Don’t use your laptop mic.
If the drum pattern you’re trying to record is on a Podium track played by your drum VST, just click [file -> export to sound file].
If the drum pattern is inside the drum VST itself, some drum VSTs lets you drag-and-drop their drum patterns as MIDI notes straight onto the podium track. Then click file -> export etc.
Both these solutions work fine with MT-PowerDrumKit which is free, easy to use and good for guitar-driven rock music.
Hope that helps.
Dead Duck Software (deadducksoftware.blogspot.se) has released an updated version of the mda VST bundle, including the JX10 and DX10 synthesizers and two pianos.
Available for both x86 and x64, with new skins that make them easier to use than the bundle on sourceforge.
zPitch plugin tuned to -32 cents?