UVI Engine Error??

Discussion in 'cakewalk.audio' started by Neil Rutman, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. Neil Rutman

    Neil Rutman Guest

    Anyone see this error before "UVI Engine Error. Could not load DAT file.
    Error code 2?" It shows up as I load this one particular song. I imagine
    it's related to missing plugs but I could use some advice.

    Neil R
    Neil Rutman, Oct 27, 2004
    #1
  2. Neil Rutman

    turing test Guest

    Unfortunately that is not quite enough info to go on as a number of plugs
    use the UVI engine.

    turing test

    "Neil Rutman" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Anyone see this error before "UVI Engine Error. Could not load DAT file.
    > Error code 2?" It shows up as I load this one particular song. I imagine
    > it's related to missing plugs but I could use some advice.
    >
    > Neil R
    >
    turing test, Oct 28, 2004
    #2
  3. Neil Rutman

    Neil Rutman Guest

    What more info can I provide to help diagnose this error message?

    Neil R

    "turing test" <> wrote in message
    news:eek:...
    > Unfortunately that is not quite enough info to go on as a number of plugs
    > use the UVI engine.
    >
    > turing test
    >
    > "Neil Rutman" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Anyone see this error before "UVI Engine Error. Could not load DAT file.
    >> Error code 2?" It shows up as I load this one particular song. I imagine
    >> it's related to missing plugs but I could use some advice.
    >>
    >> Neil R
    >>

    >
    >
    Neil Rutman, Oct 28, 2004
    #3
  4. Neil Rutman

    turing test Guest

    If you have access to a hex editor, a programmer's tool, you can open the
    Cakewalk file into it and examine the list of plug-ins the author of the
    file used. They appear as a series of strings in the middle of the file.

    There may well be a simpler way to do it now that Sonar keeps the plug-in
    information even when it can't find the plug-ins, but I am not aware of it
    off the top of my head and don't have immediate access to my DAW.

    If others don't chime in, I will take a more detailed look tomorrow.


    turing test



    "Neil Rutman" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > What more info can I provide to help diagnose this error message?
    >
    > Neil R
    >
    > "turing test" <> wrote in message
    > news:eek:...
    >> Unfortunately that is not quite enough info to go on as a number of plugs
    >> use the UVI engine.
    >>
    >> turing test
    >>
    >> "Neil Rutman" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Anyone see this error before "UVI Engine Error. Could not load DAT file.
    >>> Error code 2?" It shows up as I load this one particular song. I
    >>> imagine it's related to missing plugs but I could use some advice.
    >>>
    >>> Neil R
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    turing test, Oct 28, 2004
    #4
  5. Neil Rutman

    Sue Morton Guest

    I don't have access to Sonar at the moment, but IIRC you can hold down SHIFT
    while opening a project, it's a kind of safe mode open that will step you
    through the loading of plugins, etc. Perhaps that will help you find out
    which plugin is causing the problem.
    --
    Sue Morton

    "turing test" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > If you have access to a hex editor, a programmer's tool, you can open the
    > Cakewalk file into it and examine the list of plug-ins the author of the
    > file used. They appear as a series of strings in the middle of the file.
    >
    > There may well be a simpler way to do it now that Sonar keeps the plug-in
    > information even when it can't find the plug-ins, but I am not aware of it
    > off the top of my head and don't have immediate access to my DAW.
    >
    > If others don't chime in, I will take a more detailed look tomorrow.
    >
    >
    > turing test
    >
    >
    >
    > "Neil Rutman" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> What more info can I provide to help diagnose this error message?
    >>
    >> Neil R
    >>
    >> "turing test" <> wrote in message
    >> news:eek:...
    >>> Unfortunately that is not quite enough info to go on as a number of
    >>> plugs use the UVI engine.
    >>>
    >>> turing test
    >>>
    >>> "Neil Rutman" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> Anyone see this error before "UVI Engine Error. Could not load DAT
    >>>> file. Error code 2?" It shows up as I load this one particular song. I
    >>>> imagine it's related to missing plugs but I could use some advice.
    >>>>
    >>>> Neil R
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    Sue Morton, Oct 28, 2004
    #5
  6. Neil Rutman

    Rick Paul Guest

    "Neil Rutman" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    : Anyone see this error before "UVI Engine Error. Could not load DAT file.
    : Error code 2?" It shows up as I load this one particular song. I imagine
    : it's related to missing plugs but I could use some advice.

    Sounds like some plug-in you use that uses the UVI engine is not being able
    to find the DAT file that holds the actual samples and sample programming,
    or possibly the DAT file is corrupt (I don't know what Error Code 2 is, so
    am just going by the "could not load DAT file" portion of the message).
    Some plug-ins I know of that use UVI include Spectrasonics' Trilogy,
    Atmosphere, and Stylus (not the new Stylus RMX, though), and pretty much
    anything from PlugSound. I'm sure there are others, as well.

    Could it be that you relocated the DAT file for one of these softsynths
    since the last time you worked on the project in question, and perhaps
    whatever parameters get saved for the softsynth in the SONAR project include
    hardcoded references to the DAT file? If so, perhaps deleting the plug-in
    instance and adding it and connecting it again to the track could get things
    back in order. You might also try adding the same plugin to a new SONAR
    project to see if it gets the same message.

    Last thing I can think of is that, with the PlugSound modules I have (the
    Global and Keyboards modules), I have seen errors loading a few specific
    patches. I don't recall which ones, but I remember getting error message
    boxes popping up with them. I never did look into the cause because I
    haven't used those modules much anyway, and it was confined to a few
    specific patches. I think this one would be unlikely for your case, though,
    as you'd likely have gotten the same message the first time you worked on
    the project to insert the plug-in and select the patch, not just on loading
    a song you'd already worked on that had worked previously.

    Rick

    --
    ==========================================
    Rick Paul
    Closet Cowboy Music (ASCAP)
    Lake Forest, California
    E-mail:
    Web: http://home.earthlink.net/~rickpaul
    MP3s: http://www.soundclick.com/rickpaul
    More MP3s: http://rickpaul.iuma.com
    ==========================================
    Rick Paul, Oct 28, 2004
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  7. Neil Rutman

    Neil Rutman Guest

    You guys were right. I did the shift thing before opening my project and
    stepped through the loaded plug ins. This song used to have plugsound but I
    deleted the tracks, yet I still get the error message. I wonder why it still
    makes reference to it?

    Neil R

    "Rick Paul" <> wrote in message
    news:in1gd.4635$...
    > "Neil Rutman" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > : Anyone see this error before "UVI Engine Error. Could not load DAT file.
    > : Error code 2?" It shows up as I load this one particular song. I
    > imagine
    > : it's related to missing plugs but I could use some advice.
    >
    > Sounds like some plug-in you use that uses the UVI engine is not being
    > able
    > to find the DAT file that holds the actual samples and sample programming,
    > or possibly the DAT file is corrupt (I don't know what Error Code 2 is, so
    > am just going by the "could not load DAT file" portion of the message).
    > Some plug-ins I know of that use UVI include Spectrasonics' Trilogy,
    > Atmosphere, and Stylus (not the new Stylus RMX, though), and pretty much
    > anything from PlugSound. I'm sure there are others, as well.
    >
    > Could it be that you relocated the DAT file for one of these softsynths
    > since the last time you worked on the project in question, and perhaps
    > whatever parameters get saved for the softsynth in the SONAR project
    > include
    > hardcoded references to the DAT file? If so, perhaps deleting the plug-in
    > instance and adding it and connecting it again to the track could get
    > things
    > back in order. You might also try adding the same plugin to a new SONAR
    > project to see if it gets the same message.
    >
    > Last thing I can think of is that, with the PlugSound modules I have (the
    > Global and Keyboards modules), I have seen errors loading a few specific
    > patches. I don't recall which ones, but I remember getting error message
    > boxes popping up with them. I never did look into the cause because I
    > haven't used those modules much anyway, and it was confined to a few
    > specific patches. I think this one would be unlikely for your case,
    > though,
    > as you'd likely have gotten the same message the first time you worked on
    > the project to insert the plug-in and select the patch, not just on
    > loading
    > a song you'd already worked on that had worked previously.
    >
    > Rick
    >
    > --
    > ==========================================
    > Rick Paul
    > Closet Cowboy Music (ASCAP)
    > Lake Forest, California
    > E-mail:
    > Web: http://home.earthlink.net/~rickpaul
    > MP3s: http://www.soundclick.com/rickpaul
    > More MP3s: http://rickpaul.iuma.com
    > ==========================================
    >
    >
    Neil Rutman, Oct 28, 2004
    #7
  8. Neil Rutman

    Rick Paul Guest

    "Neil Rutman" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    : You guys were right. I did the shift thing before opening my project and
    : stepped through the loaded plug ins. This song used to have plugsound but
    I
    : deleted the tracks, yet I still get the error message. I wonder why it
    still
    : makes reference to it?

    Just deleting the tracks won't delete Plugsound from the project. You also
    need to delete Plugsound from the DXi rack (i.e. assuming you inserted it
    there, rather than in a track FX bin).

    Rick

    --
    ==========================================
    Rick Paul
    Closet Cowboy Music (ASCAP)
    Lake Forest, California
    E-mail:
    Web: http://home.earthlink.net/~rickpaul
    MP3s: http://www.soundclick.com/rickpaul
    More MP3s: http://rickpaul.iuma.com
    ==========================================
    Rick Paul, Oct 29, 2004
    #8

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