Hi there. I’m new here and I don’t know if this has already been discussed.
I use H4 to play loops, and sometimes (randomly) they stop playing before the loop ends.
I’ve tried to use different interfaces/ASIO drivers, multiple midi keyboards, and have all the updates installed, still it happens.
I run H4 on Cubase 5.5
Windows 7 64bit
PC: ACER aspire 5741
Intel core i3-350M (2.26GHz, 3Mb L3 cache)
4Gb Ram DDR3
Could you save a preset with that problem and share it with us? So we can check.
I had problems of loops not looping, due to incorrect sample end or loop end values, but I don’t know if it’s your case.
Strangely, in Halion 4 you can specify an end of sample value bigger than the sample itself, and the same about the loop end value. This if done by error could cause not sounding sounds upon reloading the preset.
IMHO this could also be a potential cause of memory corruption and crash.
As for the loop end values, I didn’t, but these are all “drag and droped” wav files, and most of the time they play all the way through, so there should be no problem there.
It just seems that they recieve a Note off command when there is none…
I already tried with M-Audio fast track pro, and fast track Usb. Also used an old roland midi keyboard vs a keyrig usb midi keyboard, both with and without a sustain pedal, just in case…
Also I uninstalled a vst called uHe Tyrell (free vst synth)… but haven’t tested it yet…
Can you try without (turn off) streaming/preload? I have never played with the streaming parameters myself (never had any need to do so) so I am not sure if this is even possible. I do recall seeing something about it somewhere in HALion, but I don’t remember where, sorry.
Since this is the first I even read about this, I would presume that is not a HALion 4 issue. I could of course be wrong.
I cannot download the program from your dropbox anymore to check.
But as I read here, it’s said that the playback-mode is “One Shot”.
One Shot does not allow to loop material in any way. You have to set
the playback mode to normal, then go to the sample editor and define
a sustain or release loop (when you want to repeat the whole sample just
leave the loop markers at the start and end).
But I guess this is not the problem… It’s just that it sounds strange when
the topic is called that a loop stops for no reason, when I read that the samples
are played in One Shot-Mode.
I see. That’s also a part of the options menu (Max CPU, Disk/RAM Balance, Max Preload plus you see e.g. the used and the available memory, so it’s the right menu to check that out and take further settings).
I just looped a sample in H4 and everything works fine. No problems here.
Can you upload the program one more time? I’d really like to have a look at it.
They’re not loops, just one shots, sorry. What happens is that sometimes some samples stop, apparently after the preloaded part.
I’ve set it to 100%ram/ 0% CPU but still no improvement.
here are a couple of programs… https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6081389/Samples%20and%20vsts.rar
Could this be because I’m using all 16 midi channels??
My cpu/ram meter doesnt go past 50% so I suppose it’s not a PC issue.
Last year I was using Sx2 with H2 (cracked versions) before I bought C5 and H4 and everything was ok…