All you want to do is scan that bill, invoice, w2 statement but now your stupid printer isn’t being recognized and you’re getting this red x and an error message that says wfs.exe is missing or “wfs.exe is not found.” The first thing you should try is this: install Windows Fax and Scan via Optional features. Open Settings → Apps → Optional features. Click “View features” Type “fax”. Select ̶...

There are various actions you can use: Track properties: Fixed item lanes (convert takes to lanes) Take: Explode takes on selected tracks to fixed lanes Take: Explode takes on selected tracks to fixed lanes and add comp areas from active takes “Be aware that although exploding takes to lanes should be reliable, the inverse action to implode lanes back to takes is best efforts only. Lanes can represent a lot more information than takes, so t...

I had a pretty mission-critical shoot this week after owning my Insta360 ONE RS 1-Inch for only a couple of weeks, and these are the settings and workflow I used to ensure everything came out well. The setting may vary for you, but I hope it helps if you’re looking for some good starting points. Camera Setting Set Sharpen to Low Set color to Standard Set shooting resolution to 6K Frame rate: 30fps Notes: It heats up pretty fast. You can red...

Learn how to customize Reaper's interface with dark windows backgrounds and high contrast modes for comfortable use. Follow these tips to optimize your experience with this highly customizable software....

Get a head start with Da Vinci Resolve with these essential tips and keyboard shortcuts for video editing success. Learn how to import media, navigate the interface, and use editing tools to trim, cut, and rearrange clips in the timeline....

LUTs, or Look-Up Tables, are a powerful tool for enhancing the colors and tones of digital images and videos. These sets of data can be used to transform the colors of an image in a predetermined way, allowing photographers and videographers to achieve a desired visual look in post-production. The proliferation of LUTs on digital marketplaces has made them more accessible than ever. This article explores the basics of LUTs, including when and whe...

Thanks to TheBadwrench for solving what 5 HP virtual servants, printer diagnosers and other apps could not: The problem – you try to print color but the print keeps defaulting to monochrome. This is especially frustrating when you are on their pay as you go plan and burn through a print job that needed color but came out black and white. Click Start Menu Type then click on “devices and printers” Contrary to what the support peop...

DIGITAL ROUTING FOR LIVE MUSIC STREAM BROADCAST I swear getting to the answer of the goal in the title can make you wish you were never born. I am going to forego all the flavor text and get to the point. After watching many different videos and reading forums on the subject, this guy’s video nailed the solution in the fewest steps which I hope to further assist with and eventually spare you all the watch time with a step-by-step list. Unti...

Tip 1: How to Record Live from One Track To Another Say you are doing a live performance pass and tweaking random parameters on the fly that you don’t want to record as automation. Here is how you do it: Make a Send from the Source Track to a New Track by dragging from the track’s Send button to the Destination track you wish to Record on. Arm the destination track for recording. Right-click on the arm record button and set it to Reco...

It’s surprisingly easy to upmix and create a totally pro surround mix from you regular stereo track, but only if you know the steps. In the WAVES Audio documentation, there was no instructions for Cockos Reaper or Adobe Premiere Pro. So I asked a WAVES rep to create the guide for me, and here is what I got, along with some of my own notes. I am sure this will help someone, and with the world of WebXR looming, and more and more 3D audio appl...

Suburban Magical Realism – A Study In A Genre
Uncategorized / June 8, 2022

When I was a child in the 1970s I grew up in a neighborhood with three Vanessas within a house or two from our duplex – including my sister – a Polish Ecuadorian, the Jamaican Vanessa around the corner and the Mexican Vanessa in the house behind ours, just across the yard before they built fences between all the houses. Before they did that (built the fences, that is) we just roamed free among all the backyards of the develo...

How To Stream Reaper Audio to Twitch via OBS
Tutorials / August 18, 2021

DIGITAL ROUTING FOR LIVE MUSIC STREAM BROADCAST I swear getting to the answer of the goal in the title can make you wish you were never born. I am going to forego all the flavor text and get to the point. After watching many different videos and reading forums on the subject, this guy’s video nailed the solution in the fewest steps which I hope to further assist with and eventually spare you all the watch time with a step-by-step ...

Cockos Reaper Power Tips – Live Record Output From One Track to Another, Hotkey A Track Template
Tutorials / August 13, 2021

Tip 1: How to Record Live from One Track To Another Say you are doing a live performance pass and tweaking random parameters on the fly that you don’t want to record as automation. Here is how you do it: Make a Send from the Source Track to a New Track by dragging from the track’s Send button to the Destination track you wish to Record on. Arm the destination track for recording. Right-click on the arm record button and set ...

How To Create a Surround Mix from A Stereo Mix in Reaper and Premiere Pro with Waves UM226
Tutorials / February 9, 2021

It’s surprisingly easy to upmix and create a totally pro surround mix from you regular stereo track, but only if you know the steps. In the WAVES Audio documentation, there was no instructions for Cockos Reaper or Adobe Premiere Pro. So I asked a WAVES rep to create the guide for me, and here is what I got, along with some of my own notes. I am sure this will help someone, and with the world of WebXR looming, and more and more 3D ...

Tips, Tricks and Hacks for Scoring With Cockos Reaper
Tutorials / March 25, 2020

Here are some things I discovered while switching to Reaper from Cubase after I landed a job scoring a TV show. 1. Get A Free MIDI Orchestra and Template for Reaper Download this awesome guide/template for reaper that also show you some free libraries that are already plugged into the template and ready for use. If you need to compose something today, and have no cash to spend, here is your solution! Reaper Orchestral Scoring Template v...

A Primer on Audio for Games and Interactive Environments in Unreal Engine 4+
Gaming / January 31, 2020

Unreal Engine has incredible tools for spatialized audio and sound design. It is deep, it is robust, it is complex, but also astoundingly easy to implement and deploy once you have a basic hang of things, using Blueprints or even C++. To get started with your interactive sound design adventure, and assuming you don’t already own an expensive DAW like ProTools, Cubase Pro, Logic or Performmer, then you can use Audacity which is fre...

Five Semi-Obscure Workflow Tips for Premiere Pro That Will Make Life Better
Tutorials / December 25, 2019

There are many video editing tools out in the world today – and though many share some basic conventions, most are quite different from one another in their approach and layout. In my series of interesting little tips and hacks I have learned the hard way, I made a quick video for people getting started with Adobe’s video editor Premiere Pro. For seasoned editors, this will be obvious stuff, but for the (8 billion-seasoned e...

My Top Ten Board Games in 2019
Uncategorized / December 4, 2019

Not necessarily games that were released in 2019 – but that I played and enjoyed the most (and most of which can be played solo – denoted with a *): *Everdell – this gloriously animated anthropomorphic worker placement, tableau/engine building game is quickly becoming one of BGG’s highest rated games of all time. *Renegade – Richard Wilkinson’s absolutely brilliant cyberpunk hacker game.* *Villagers &...