Yeah, you should understand that Podium puts the destructive editing tools in the audio editor. Non-destructive editing is done from the timeline window.
Well, you can press “play” in Podium, and the Maschine VST will respond. So you can get it working in your project. But to actually do anything, you have to go into Maschine’s editor.
Yes, I’ve found that Maschine doesn’t want to play nice. While you can load it as a VST, it doesn’t want to accept midi from Podium, or interact with it at all. You basically have to use Maschine’s own sequencer to record anything.
Go back to the project page and go to the “Devices – IO, Busses, Plugins”. You can create folders here and sort all your VSTs into folders. That will solve the problem.
But it’s probably just easier to go to your actual VST folder and sort everything into folders there. You don’t need to have your VSTs all together in one big lump.
We’re probably not going to get very far with it, when it’s not on the list.
I went and bought myself a Zoom R16 for field recording. Now everyone’s pissed off with me for the amount of time I spend at the beginning of a session setting up microphones and DIs.
It’s always hard, trying to figure out what’s wrong with a computer that’s not actually in front of you. But I think the first thing to do is make sure you’ve got good recent drivers for whatever audio hardware you’re using.
Then in Podium, you go to the Setup>Audio/MIDI menu at the top of the screen to get Podium working with the proper sound drivers.
Here’s my latest batch of songs. These are all older songs that I’ve rewritten and recorded new demos for. And it’s the first one where I’ve used all the new gear I bought when Allan’s Music was having their closing down sale last year. Of course, I used Zynewave Podium 3.2 for all these.
Thanks, I’ll check it out. I’m right in the middle of installing VSTs to my new computer…
I’ll be getting some money later this week, and when I do, I’m going to the computer shop and asking if they can do me a new Windows 7 system. I just don’t want to deal with Windows 8. I certainly don’t want to have to upgrade my OS every year.
With the way technology is now, I don’t think the yearly upgrades are sustainable. Tech companies will have to come to terms with the fact that Moore’s Law is coming to an end.
I’m not surprised it would turn up on a list of free DAWs. There just aren’t that many free DAWs around that aren’t crippled in some significant way.
I used to have problems like that. It stopped when I created the midi tracks first and recorded to them, rather than having Podium create the midi tracks during recording. Doing midi via USB (as opposed to a 5 pin midi connector) also helped.