I am new to this forum and I'm absolutely new to DAW's. I wanted to start learning and downloaded the MM FREE version to get started with. I'm hoping you guys can help with a couple of things.
Using MM - v22.214.171.124 running Windows 10 64 bit on a Dell inspiron with 256 GB hard drive , 16 GB of RAM (12 Gb available).
After getting the hang of some basics I purchased some of the add on upgrades from the store - Creative Suite, VST support, and Plus affects. My current problems have mostly do with plugins. I've downloaded MT Power Drumkit 2 and Steven Slate SSD5 (both 64 bits) sample to play around with.
1 - When attempting to load the MT drumkit -The track shows in the arrangement view with but with an error to the effect: "The following VST plugin - MT PDK2 - cannot be loaded . There may not be enough RAM available". I click OK on the dialog box (no other options) and the error message goes away and the track disappears from the arrangement view. No idea what's going here - I have plenty of RAM.
2- With the SSD5 plug in it loads tracks in the arrangement view just fine. The "notes" are there and I can open the Midi editor and do most things "Midi". How ever when I hit play I get no sound either from the "play" button or within the Midi editor and when I "hit" the Midi notes in the editor I get no sound even though the sound is enabled and - the notes are "On". I have loaded several other plugins and not have any this issue with the others. I must be missing something. (?)
3. Lastly - is there any way to reduce the size of the icons in the instrument view.? Originally, I was getting 2 on a row in the instrument view but somewhere along the way they double in size and now get only one icon per "row". Would like to get the back to smaller size but have not found the trick. Any ideas?
Sorry for the long post but hopefully the group can offer some insight to help me resolve these concerns.
Thanks, John Herriges