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  1. 8 hours ago, sjoens said:

    Instrument track clips behave like MIDI clips until frozen, then they behave like audio clips. So you have 3 choices.

    1. Add volume cc's in PRV (MIDI clip) (works only if softsynth responds to cc data)

    2. Add a volume envelope (MIDI & Audio clips)

    3. Real time fade (Audio/Frozen clips) (link above) - This one can be permanently applied to the clip by bouncing it.

    Thank you. You have given me a lot of great information. Looks like I have some more studying to do. Thank you for taking time to reply.

  2. 8 hours ago, HIBI said:

    Ok... that note in the piano roll is MIDI note. So you are talking about MIDI clips, right? The Process menu is not for MIDI tracks (Clips). So you should add Automation lane for Volume Envelope on that instrument's output track (not MIDI track) or Master Bus (or Sub-mix Bus) to realize "fade out".

    You can expand and collapse Automation lanes for each track and bus with clicking the button "A" in below pic. If you expand Automation lane for the first time, there should be Volume Envelope in default.
    Anyway I think using Volume automation on Master Bus is easiest way to realize fade out at the end of song.

    Thank you. That worked.

  3. 12 hours ago, HIBI said:

    Is that track Audio track? The Process menu is for Audio tracks.
    If "last note" which you are saying is MIDI note, add Volume Envelope on that synth output track or Master Bus. (or Sub-mix Bus)

    It is an instrument track. I created the note using piano roll.

  4. On 3/30/2019 at 4:44 AM, sjoens said:

    +1 for Bouncing. Highlight the entire track so all clips are selected, then right-click and choose Bounce to Clip(s). They will all become one clip so that you only have one full length clip and one righthand icon.

    There is usually no reason to have multiple MIDI clips floating around on a track unless you're comparing takes.

    I am finding out the hard way how important this is. 

  5. 10 minutes ago, Chuck E Baby said:

    This was happening to me once in a while and I figured out it had something to do with the way I copy/paste clips. I typically drag a selection and then hold CNTRL and drag/paste that to a new section. However if you grab a clip in the wrong section while holding CNTRL you activate the gain automation (I believe). What ever it was, took me a while to figure it out, hope that helps someone else down the road.

    I bet that is what happened to me. Thanks for the heads up.


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  6. 43 minutes ago, Kurre said:

    I did a test and assigned midinotes to the columns and used the step sequenser to play the notes that in turn played the columns. It worked.

    But as mentioned there's no way to get an indication that says when a sample/sound is done playing.

    Thank you for checking. I will at least use it to hold chords as I build a song.

  7. 7 hours ago, scook said:

    The suggestion to use an external virtual keyboard and MIDI cable was for driving the Matrix view. It could work as a virtual controller for soft synth like SI-Electric-Piano but the built-in virtual controller in CbB works too. Unfortunately, the built-in controller does not work with the Matrix view.

    As a rule, the keyboards on synths like SI-Electric Piano are intended to audition the synth. It is not possible to record MIDI data from the SI-Electric Piano using its keyboard but it is possible to record the synths audio. To do so instrument tracks must be split into their audio and MIDI tracks.

    The built-in virtual controller in CbB is just what I am looking for. It will work perfectly. I didn't even know something like this existed inside Cakewalk. I am learning something new every day.

    Thank you for taking time out of your day to help,

  8. On 3/22/2019 at 11:43 PM, scook said:

    If one does not own a MIDI input device, a virtual keyboard and MIDI cable will transform the PC keyboard into one. Unfortunately, the virtual controller included with CbB does not work with the Matrix view but PC 73 Virtual Piano Keyboard and either LoopBe1 or LoopMIDI work just fine as a controller for the matrix view.

    If I understand correctly I can't use the SI-Electric-Piano "keyboard" to record an instrument track using my computer keyboard but I could use the PC 73 to record an instrument track using my computer keyboard? Am I understanding all of this correctly? I am a guitar player so I really don't what to purchase a keyboard. I just need "one" piano key that I can tap and record an instrument track so that I can create a pattern that can be edited in piano roll. So would the PC 73 be what I am looking for?

    Thank you,


  9. 1 hour ago, Chuck E Baby said:

    There are many times we want to keep smaller clips. Its because of tails and/or Slip edit data beyond the point of the clips boundary's.

    But generally for midi, its less of a necessity. Once you have 2 or 3 clips (take note to ones on top of each other) that's when to use Bounce to clips. This will Heal your 2 or 3 clips in to 1 whole clip. it is also imperative for "future fool proof use".

    I will definitely study "bounce to clips". Thank you for taking time to help.


  10. 4 hours ago, scook said:

    The image is too small and the Event list does not show clip boundaries.

    Try opening the track lanes. Its the button in the lower left of track 2's header.

    The clips are in different lanes slightly overlapping.

    Can you tell anything from this photo? If not I can try to snip at a higher resolution. If I do have overlap is that necessarily a bad thing?

    Thank you,


  11. 4 hours ago, synkrotron said:

    I don't know the official answer because I haven't poured over the manual, but I am guessing that your C9 clip overlaps the Gm7 clip.

    I just tried this and it certainly appear to be the case.

    Hmmmmm, I had not thought of that. I am new to CbB and I am using snap to grid so I didn't think there would be overlap. I will check.

    Thank you for helping,


  12. 12 hours ago, RBH said:

    If you bounce to clips - this should merge and note and controller data from different clips. There are a few CAL routines that remove duplicate data in the event you have exact note conditions at the same time stamp. You can also look at the  " event viewer " to see if you have duplicate notes at the same time stamp.


    I think in the Piano roll -you would have to grab the note and pull it up or down to see for sure - hold shift while you do it to keep the time locked, it would be a good visual tool if over lapped or covered notes would light up a different way. Maybe a bright red splash color.


    Thank you for helping. The event viewer will solve my concern.

    Thank you,


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