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  1. 18 minutes ago, Anubis aka Maito Makusu Senpai said:

    ... Or you could try using a free vst plugin like Chordz https://freevsts.com/chordz/

    I am always looking for the fastest way to input chords into PRV. I have looked at Chordz before and as I far as I can tell it just helps someone play chords by just using a single key press. I play guitar so currently when entering chords into PRV I am clicking the individual chord notes one by one. Something like the picture I posted above would be very helpful. 

    I am not complaining though. Once I have the chord in PRV I can copy and paste throughout the song so it is not too bad.

    Thank you for all your help,


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  2. On 1/7/2020 at 5:32 PM, Anubis aka Maito Makusu Senpai said:

    No, but from the inspector you can lock to a midi scale, and it will highlight those notes in the PRV, making it easy to build chords from a scale.

    Can this be done with an instrument track? I have googled but cannot find a page that instructs how to do this. This is something I would really like to learn how to do.


    *** I just found this:

    https://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?product=SONAR X2&language=3&help=EditingMIDI.40.html

  3. Is it possible to delete a project track without opening the project? Earlier when I tried to open a project I got the below error code. I had to finally end up uninstalling the Ample Sound plugin before I could open the project. I then deleted the Ample Sound track and the project now opens with no problem. In the future, if this happens again, I would like to be able to delete the track without having to uninstall the Ample Sound software.


    Error - Unhandled Exception
    A fatal error has occcurred in plugin ' .'
    Module: c:/program files\ample sound\AGLP.dll
    Exception code c0000005
    As a result of this error Cakewalk is about to exit abnormally, Should Cakewalk attempt to save a recovery copy of your work?

  4. 3 hours ago, marled said:

    @yetoThe problem is that there is no proper way to define what is C3! There are different opinions about that, especially for guitar or male voices.

    The default for CbB for displaying the octaves is that it starts from 0 (I guess they made it like that to avoid negative octave values). But you can configure in 'Preferences > Customization > Display' the value 'Base Octave for Pitches', and if you set it to -2 it matches most definitions for Vst instruments, also for Ample Sound! I think it would be better if the Bakers would use this as default value, because many people have/had trouble with the current default value! 😡

    Thank you. This is good information that will be very helpful. Thank you for taking time out of your day to share.


  5. 47 minutes ago, Anubis aka Maito Makusu Senpai said:

    No, but from the inspector you can lock to a midi scale, and it will highlight those notes in the PRV, making it easy to build chords from a scale.

    The other alternative would be to use a CAL script. There is one for natural minor iirc in the CAL library. You enter the root note and then run the script. It will build the chords for you.

    I Googled "midi daw cal library" but I didn't see any related results. What is a CAL library?

  6. Is there a piano roll view chord tool available? I posted a photo of the one in DAW LMMS. Basically, the way it works is that you select the chord type and when you add a note in PRV the chord tool adds the additional notes to complete the chord.

    I was just wondering if CbB has this already or if an add-on might be available?

    chord tool.JPG

  7. 10 hours ago, User 905133 said:

    Good question.  All my Workspaces come up with [Workspace].  So, I unchecked "Track Control Manager" from the "Load from Workspaces" column.

    That seems to work for me. It keeps the Workspace from changing what you have. So if you have "Custom" as the previous Track Control configuration, when you switch Workspaces, it should stay as "Custom."

    BTW, it looks like the Track Control setting can be saved with Screensets.  

    Thank you for asking!! I have wondered how to do that myself, but never allowed myself the time to explore it.  You gave me the perfect opportunity to move it to the top of my "to-do" list.


    So, if I shut down Cakewalk with (1) my "==> MIDI" set of track widgets on the Track Control drop down button and (2) my "TEST" Workspace as my last Workspace before shutting down, "==> MIDI" is there when I load a new project.


    PS: I am not sure if we can force a specific set of Track Controls from a Workspace. 

    Thank you. That helped.


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  8. 8 hours ago, stillmakingmusic said:

    Yeto, if you haven't done the recent update...that is no longer there.

    I am using Version: 2019.09 (Build 70, 64 bit) and I "am" seeing the rewind arrow.  

    Your post is a little confusing. Are you saying that if I do the latest update the rewind arrow disappears?


  9. I can't get changes to the Custom Module to stick. After I make the changes I click save but when I close CbB and then reopen and then reopen the song the Custom Module has reverted back to the previous settings. I have studied the below link and I don't see where I am doing anything incorrectly. Would anyone have any suggestions as to what I could be doing wrong? 


    Thank you in advance for any help,

  10. 40 minutes ago, Starship Krupa said:

    Right. When you're playing it back in Cakewalk, and you have your reverb on there, a little compression to bring it up front, you've EQ'd out the "honks," everything sounding good and deep and fat and present and with some air, then you can stop and go to File/Export/Audio.

    What you export from that dialog should sound just like what you hear on the playback.

    Sometimes people have trouble with the Export process. I did for a while. It's one of those things with Cakewalk where so many options led to confusion on my part. I didn't know which ones to choose and picked the wrong ones. But if you have any questions when you get there, we can answer them. Me especially because I had some confusion of my own to sort out.😊

    One recommendation about exporting is that you consider what you're going to use the file for. If it's just a rough mix to listen to in the truck or give to your band so they can learn the song, MP3 is great. Doesn't take up space on your phone. But if it's to give to a radio station or something where better sound quality is important, a lossless format like FLAC (compressed) or WAV (uncompressed) might be better.

    Thank you for taking time out of your day to share. All of this has been very helpful. 

    Thank you,


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  11. 11 minutes ago, Starship Krupa said:

    (1) Then when you tell it to export (or "mix down" or "bounce") the finished piece, it applies all of these things that you've done and spits out a finished audio file in whatever format you tell it to.

    (2)For this reason, it's hard for some DAW users to truly "finish" a mix, because we're always learning how to make it sound better. I'm not kidding. I wish I were.

    (1)So when I export audio to mp3 the reverb "sticks" to the dry vocal track?

    (2)I know what you mean. It took me years and "to me" a lot of money to find the right guitar, amp and pickups combination that worked for me.

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