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Beat Wizard has yet to work for me


elliottohara
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Hello all. Sorry if this has been asked already, but I've searched and can't find it. I've yet to get the Beat Wizard to work for me. I've tried with MP3, WAV, converted wav to 128KBS constant with Audacity - but every time I get this error message.

"The media file for this sequence could not be converted to the internal LOR wav format. While the media file will work, advanced features such as Beat Wizard, VU Wizard and view waveform will not work".

This is why I bought the more expensive version of the software, and I'm about to pull my hair out. Can anyone give me a hand?

Thanks so much!

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This is going to sound silly .. but.

 

Run it through Audacity again (and maybe even again)

When creating a new musical sequence do NOT choose the Internal Media option. You'll see it on the new musical sequence screen. If you have been turning it off, then turn it on.

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I know this is obvious (probably) but something isn't right with either Audacity or the LOR Install. 

 

If it's any piece of audio that won't work with the Beat Wizard, then I'd lean toward the LOR Install. Have you tried removing/re-installing LOR yet?

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I'm with Don that you may have a problem with an install.

But something I was doing wrong was making it to difficult and trying to save audacity files.

They kept saving in incorrect formats.

Not saying you are doing what I was, but since I quit this over thinking it, it's working every time for me now.

 

Open audacity.

open your music selection.

after it loads, don't save it or do anything else - just export as blahblah.mp3

open SE

open your sequence

click on - edit - media file

double click blahblah.mp3

 

Good luck

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Yeah, I've changed the audio formats, even hand edited the sequence file to make sure I'm actually picking up the new version.

I'm on a Mac using Parallels, everything has been working fine (even controlling lights), so I didn't even think of that as a problem, but I wonder if that has something to do with it. 

It is VERY VERY frustrating.

I really don't wanna do a re-install, but I guess that's my next step. 

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Maybe your best bet is to pick up a cheapo PC and quit chasing ghosts and getting all frustrated. In 7 years, through probably six different PCs, through regular use in every release and beta since S2 came out I've never once had the Beat Wizard not work.

Macs might be good for some things, but I don't think running light shows is one of them. There's enough things that need to work together as it is, and throwing a whole different language into the mix isn't going to make things any easier. Just saying ...

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Of course, that's kinda an obvious answer. :) 

It's not what I wanna do though, since I carry my macbook pro around with me everywhere, and I like sequencing when I have some free time. 

I had an old preview version of windows 8 on my parallels VM, so I'm upgrading that to a full retail version now. I'm betting ($119 to be exact) that that's what the problem was. If not, yeah, I guess I'll have to go with the obvious and put a PC at my house and keep it connected and remote it every time I wanna sequence when I'm not sitting in front of it.

 

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You can copy sequences from one computer to another... no need to remote in to anything. Just sequence on you laptop and only copy the sequence over to the Win box when you want to run it with your real lights.

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Thanks everyone. I got it working! 

Issue was indeed that I was using a preview version of windows. I'm guessing some of the internal libraries LOR uses for audio processing wasn't as expected. 

The fix was to upgrade to a retail version of windows. I can now do anything on my mac (through parallels) that can be done on a pc. That makes me very happy!
 

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Yeah, it's working awesome. I've had no problems since I got it set up on a good retail version of windows. It's awesome. I still gotta get myself a little windows box, because I don't wanna drive shows from my laptop (even though I did as a test yesterday). But I want to spend most of my time on my mac, and, sadly sequencing takes a bit longer than driving shows. :)

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