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  1. 30 minutes ago, Kurre said:

    Check out matrix view. I'm not sure but maybe it could be used as pads with the right settings.

    Thank you. I will take a look. I don't spend enough time in Matrix View. I am sure I could get more out of the software if I spent more time in Matrix View.


    Thank you,


  2. 16 hours ago, msmcleod said:

    Take a look at this: https://www.ghacks.net/2012/12/27/remap-your-mouse-buttons-on-windows/

    From what I can tell, it lets you assign hotkeys to load different mouse profiles.

    So you could map (for example) CTRL + ":" set the buttons to left handed, and CTRL + SHIFT +  ":"  to swap them back to right handed.

    Note: There may be better programs out there - this is just one that I found in a Google search.

    Thank you for the suggestion. I will give it a try.

    Thank you,


  3. 5 hours ago, mgustavo said:

    Hi! Does someone else has had this issue - every time I insert or edit chords on Staff View I have to select Guitar, because Group option is set to none on Chord Properties?
    It seems it started on Sonar 2015, because on Sonar X3 it is working fine (Guitar group is set as default, no need to enter Group option to select it).

    I tried to save a project template as well as saving chords on a new group, but it didn't work!

    Thanks in advance!

    Best regards

    I am struggling with this feature as well. I am using Cakewalk Version 2018.11 (Build 31,64)

    One other thing I don't understand is in "Chord Properties" the Finger/Thumb option. When I try to use this feature it does not show a number (1 thru 4) or a (T) for thumb it just shows a black dot when creating a chord. What is the purpose of the Finger/Thumb option if it is only going to place a black dot on the grid? Are you having any luck using this feature?

    Thank you,

  4. 4 hours ago, scook said:

    I was hoping someone with experience with this feature would reply. I do not use the staff view for much but from messing with it today, it appears the Chord Properties dialog writes to %appdata%\Cakewalk\Cakewalk Core\CHORDS.CWC. If this file exists, CbB uses it instead of the default chords.liw in the same folder. Remove or rename CHORDS.CWC and CbB reverts to using chords.liw.

    If the liw files (there are two: chords.liw and chordsnew.liw which appear to be identical) are missing from the folder - hold the SHIFT key, right-click the CbB icon and Open the program to restore the missing files. This works for any of the files installed by CbB that may be missing from your user directory.

    I have all 3 files. I deleted some chords by mistake and I would like to have them back. I don't remember which ones I deleted. Would I rename CHORDS.CWC and then hold SHIFT key, right-click the CbB icon and Open the program and this would put me back to "square one"?

    Also, right now the only group I am showing is Matrix Data Track which contains "no" chords so now I am thinking that maybe not only did I delete chords but chord groups as well.

    One other thing I don't understand is in "Chord Properties" the Finger/Thumb option. When I try to use this feature it does not show a number (1 thru 4) or a (T) for thumb it just shows the black dot.  

    Thank you for looking in to this for me,


  5. Is it possible to restore the predefined guitar chords file in staff view? I deleted some chords by mistake.

    Copied the below from help file. I guess I need to restore the Chords.liw file???

    "SONAR stores its library of chords in the file Chords.liw. The chords in the library are sorted into groups. You can add and remove chords from the library, create new groups (i.e., for alternative guitar tunings), and add chords from a different library file."

    Thank you,


  6. 52 minutes ago, msmcleod said:

    It should do, yes.

    Are you sure they haven't appeared in another track?

    Also, when you say you've placed chords - do you mean the notes of the chords, or just chord markers?

    A chord marker won't create the notes for you.

    Chord markers. 

    Thank you for verifying this for me. I have learned a lot from your replies.

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


  7. 2 hours ago, msmcleod said:

    My recommendation would be to get a dedicated audio interface. Failing that, use WASAPI or ASIO via ASIO4ALL.

    I studied  some old threads related to ASIO via ASIO4ALL and I don't think I want to go down that road. I am going to experiment with WASAPI and I will report back.

    Thank you for taking time to help,



  8. 30 minutes ago, scook said:

    The ASIO specification requires the host to use one I/O driver at a time.

    If the microphone has an ASIO driver and the driver is installed, in order to use the microphone in ASIO driver mode, all audio input and outputs in preferences must be deselected before the microphone may be selected in preferences. Once selected in preferences, the device will appear in audio input and output drop downs.

    To use the Realtek chip for output and the microphone for input requires a different driver mode or ASIO4All which aggregates WDM drivers and presents them to the DAW as a single ASIO driver.

    I deselected > then clicked apply > I don't see the mic if I did everything correctly.



  9. 2 hours ago, Larry Jones said:

    Right off the top I'll say that you'd be far better off with an audio interface designed for this kind of work and a "real" microphone. Your computer is seeing the mic as an audio device. The mic is used as an input, but it can't be an output (for playback/monitoring), so the internal sound card is used for that. Under Edit|Preferences|Audio|Driver Settings you will probably see your internal sound card as the Playback Timing Master and your USB mic as the Record Timing Master. That should screw up your sync right there, but it's the only way it'll work at all. Maybe if you go to Edit|Preferences|Audio|Playback and Recording and change the "Driver Mode" to one of the WASAPI choices you'll get better results. Also, the mic may be a 16-bit only device, so make sure you're not recording at a different bit depth (like 24).

    Cakewalk is designed for use with a single, fast audio interface and if you use one your latency and sync should not be (much of) an issue. You would never, for example, have to slide a recorded track around on the timeline to get it in sync with existing tracks. I'm not an expert on this stuff, but I hope this helps.

    When I try to use ASIO my mic won't work. Do you see anything I am doing wrong?

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  10. 8 hours ago, Larry Jones said:

    Sorry you haven't been getting any help here. Can you tell us what PC you are using, what audio interface (or no audio interface), and how you are going about putting vocals onto your backing tracks?

    Dell desktop - Windows 10 - motherboard sound card - "no" audio interface

    I am running my mic into a usb port.

  11. 2 hours ago, reginaldStjohn said:

    You have to make sure that windows is not using the microphone.  One way that might work is to disable it in the sound manager control panel so that windows will not use it.

    Thank you. I tried your suggestion. It still didn't work but at least that confirms "I think" that I don't have the needed drivers.

    Thank you for taking time to help,


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