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  1. 6 hours ago, Chuck E Baby said:

    When Cakewalk was first revived by Bandlab one of their first updates was to make a darker PRV. I didn't really like it. I enjoy cakewalks dark stock theme but not the dark PRV so I created one using the stock theme but changed the PRV back to white. I can share it with you if you wish.

    Thank you. I like the dark PRV view. I just wanted to make a few tweaks. I am okay for now but again thank you for the offer. Everyone in this forum is soooooo helpful. I wish all forums could be like this one.

    Again thank you,



  2. 41 minutes ago, Chuck E Baby said:

    do a search in the preferences/colors and look for NowTime. The PRV lines are called "Justify" lines I believe. It will take some experimenting.

    I found that the vertical grid beat lines are labeled "Beat Rules". As far as the NowTime line you can change the color of the triangle marker but not the line itself. I used a color picker and got the color of the line then I went into preferences/all colors and checked all similar colors and could not find a matching color so I don't think it is listed. Oh well, not the end of the world.

    Thank you for taking time to help,


  3. 8 hours ago, msmcleod said:

    How about importing by dragging in from the browser?

    I decided to keep Rapid Composer and Cakewalk separate so I don't think dragging will work for me. I want to keep everything as simple as possible. I am a guitar player/songwriter and all I need are simple keyboard, bass and drums backing tracks. I use piano roll view to input notes and beats. This process is just a little easier with Rapid Composer.

    Again, thank you for all your help,

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  4. 9 hours ago, msmcleod said:

    Does it not just import at the current Now time? 

    Maybe just press "W" before you do the import.


    You are right. That is what is happening. If I set the Now time to 0 it works fine.

    I am sorry for all the elementary questions. Thank you for taking time to help.

    Kind regards,

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  5. 14 minutes ago, msmcleod said:

    I don't use it often inside Cakewalk, but when I do I normally just insert it as a simple instrument.

    You then insert the other instruments of your choice into Cakewalk, setting their MIDI inputs to "Rapid Composer "->MIDI Ch. 1 (for first track), "Rapid Composer "->MIDI Ch. 2 (for second track) etc. 

    You also want input echo on for all the tracks being controlled by Rapid Composer.


    Rapid Composer is not showing up in instruments for me. How do I get it to show in instruments? Also, why would I want input echo on for all the tracks being controlled by RC. Would this be so that i can hear the tracks on playback?

    Thank you for taking time to reply. Your replies are always very detailed which is very helpful.

    Still learning,

  6. 10 hours ago, scook said:


    Studio Instrument are sfz engine synths. The prog files contain UI settings for the synths along with pointers to the sfz files used. The sfz files may be played in other synths that support the sfz format. The individual wavs referenced in the sfz files are available for use as well.

    I don't know if you are familiar with Rapid Composer http://www.musicdevelopments.com/ but what I would like to do is combine Rapid Composer with Cakewalk. I need Cakewalk to add vocals to what I compose in Rapid Composer and I also like the sounds that SI-Electric Piano and SI-Bass Guitar offer versus what Rapid Composer has built in. I want to use the piano roll feature of Rapid Composer but everything else I would like to do in Cakewalk. Can you point me in the right direction to make this happen if it is even possible?

    Thank you in advance for any help,


  7. I am new at this and I have tried Studio One, MuLab, Tracktion 6, LMMS, Audacity, BandLab and CakeWalk.

    I found BandLab to be the easiest (almost too easy) to use but had to move over to CakeWalk (2nd easiest) as I couldn't find a way to do triplets with BandLab and I couldn't get a good bass guitar sound with BandLab's built in instruments. I know there are work arounds for both problems but Cakewalk takes care of both issues without going outside of the program.

    Three updates I would like to see in BandLab would be:

    1) SI-Bass Guitar instrument
    2) ability to do triplets
    3) when using piano roll view I would like for the notes to show on the keyboard and by the cursor.

    Until these changes are made I will stick with CakeWalk as I am now making music with the help of this great forum which I think is another plus for CakeWalk. I don't think BandLab has a forum. 

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  8. I have 2 separate tracks (piano and bass line). I want to copy portions of those tracks and paste. To save time, is it possible in piano roll view, to copy and paste the piano part and accompanying bass line at the same time to save time or do I have to copy the piano part and paste and then the bass line part and paste?

    Thank you,


  9. 56 minutes ago, mettelus said:

    Yes. When you open the PRV, it lives in the Multidock, which can then be undocked and moved to a second screen. 

    The link above explains how to undock it.

    Thank you. This will help me set up the different modules to make CakeWalk more user friendly.

    I Googled but I was using the wrong keywords. I should have been searching for docking or undocking instead of coupling or uncoupling. Thank you for providing the link.

    Still learning,


  10. 2 hours ago, scook said:

    The only view that may be not be moved from the main program area is the track view. The multidock, browser, inspector along with all the other views may be detached from the main program area and moved elsewhere.

    Thank you...this is helpful.

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