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Todd Groemling

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  1. I don't understand why the following happens... too frequently: I have the latest version of Cakewalk (, which is from January 2021, but this issue has been occurring for years: I right click on a MIDI clip, but the option to convert it to a Step Sequencer clip is grayed out. I will bounce the clip, I will apply Trim to the clip, then see if I get the option to convert the clip. None of that helps. I then copy the MIDI clip into a new project and I am given the option to converted the clip to a step sequencer clip. This has happened in dozens of project files that I have, so it's hard me to believe all these project files are somehow or partially corrupted.
  2. Too many times I will add a node to an existing envelope and get it where I want it, yet Cakewalk gives me a hard time when I want to change the level (value) of a later node to match the new node's level. Often Cakewalk only lets me get the new node's level to be 0.1 from where I want it. I don't want pretty close. I want the the later node's level to be the same as the new node! So, let me right click on a node and enter the exact value I want. Please.
  3. First, I am able to create step sequencer clips, but sometimes I have a section of a step sequencer clip that I want to work on separately from the original step sequencer clip. So I split the step sequencer clip and bounce the part I want to work on to to be a MIDI clip. Then I want to convert just that new, smaller clip back into a step sequencer clip . But guess what, Cakewalk does not give me the option to do that! It's grayed out. So what do I do? I copy the MIDI clip into a new project and I can convert it to a step sequencer clip there, I copy that newly-created step sequencer clip and paste it back into where I had been working. I shouldn't have to do this. Why is this happening? Is there something I can do in the original project so that I don't have to take these extra steps? This does not happen all the time, but occurs enough to where I want to shine a light on this. It really feels like a software glitch to me.
  4. Make the track manager a click a drag menu so track order can quickly be rearranged. Or let a user right click a track there and type in a number to move the track from one location to another. Like from track 10 to track 3.
  5. The Track Manager has a smaller footprint, so that makes it easier to see MIDI channel information together in one area.
  6. Hmmm... @Nigel Mackay While the sends/Bank/Patch alone doesn't seem to solve my need, I do see now that also enabling Modules In/Out does result in MIDI channels appearing on the Console strips. So thank you for moving me in the right direction.
  7. It would be nice if that were listed in the Console view...
  8. So, it's awesome that we users are given a forum to offer suggestions. But: How many people suggest the same thing and don't even know it? Wouldn't it be great to not re-submit someone else's idea because we'd see that person already did that? Wouldn't it be great if we could have a way to second someone else's suggestion to build more support for it...and we could see that in one location? Wouldn't it be more fulfilling for the ones offering a suggestion to see whether the idea is being pursued and a penciled-in timeframe when the feature might be released? Most importantly, it would be great to have a resource that says, 'Actually, dude, that feature is already IN the DAW and here is where to find it.'
  9. SOLVED. Inadvertent user error. Thank you to Klaus for identifying the real reason I had this issue.
  10. So say my project is at measure 40, and that measure and what is after it appears onscreen in the track view. Meanwhile, off screen is measure 30, due to how zoomed in I am. Now say I click a marker that is at measure 30. The Now time does show 30, but the onscreen view of the Track View does not refresh to go to measure 30. I don't know if this is truly an issue with this release or it has always been this way, but the bottom line is it would be nice if the GUI would move to the new location. Instead, what is happening is the app is correctly going to measure 30, but the user has to scroll over to measure 30 to see where the marker now resides. This essens the effectiveness of having the Markers feature. In other words, it is not intuitive nor user-friendly.
  11. Way back before Bandlab acquired Cakewalk, there was company-created hoopla about the Skylight interface that allowed users to customize what they saw where. However, one aspect of this customization remains a glaring omission: Allowing users to determine custom font sizes of certain tools w/o impacting the whole display. Currently, Cakewalk offers only a Big Time option, but doesn't do this for other frequently-used viewed items like Clip Properties to see a clip's start time. Nor does it do this for user-input values in pop-up menus like Transpose. What about giving us the option to temporarily hide part of an on-screen menu like Clip Properties by pushing up on it to show what is currently partially obscured? (the Console faders for the current track and the Master? So, how about offering true customization of font size for anything that can be seen onscreen?
  12. Unfortunately, what you point out does not always work for me when I try to paste a group. That's why I'm frustrated.
  13. Dang. I think I've not been clear. Let's say a clip where I want the now time to be starts at 3:01:240 , but I don't know the exact start time without clicking on the clip. And the project is stopped at measure 5:03. If I click at approximately 3:02, then the cursor stops there. It doesn't go to 3:01:240. If I click at 2:04, well, that's where the start time goes. So, I'd like a setting that allows me to just hover over a clip and have Cakewalk show its start time. That way, if I want, Cakewalk could let me left me left click to have the start time moved to the clip's start time. To me, that's intuitive workflow which I don't see offered yet. Meanwhile, keep in mind that there are times when I'm ultra zoomed in or zoomed out, due to what I'm working in AND not having the best eyesight. Therefore, being able to determine a place to click on that is close enough to the start time of a clip is not always possible. Also, I shouldn't have to be that accurate where I click if what I request is offered.
  14. Thank you, tecknot for trying to assist. I see now that I wasn't clear. Your example shows a set-up with 12 beats having 5 steps. I want to be able to insert a beat in between what already is showing without messing with the timing of what occurs before my insertion. So, using your example screenshot, let's say I have notes playing on steps 1, 3 and 4 of beat 1 and steps 2 and 4 of beat 2. But I want to move beat 2 to beat 3, so I have a selection of 5 blank steps to work with without losing what I'd already input for beat 2 that has been moved to beat 3. Essentially I am trying to lengthen a musical phrase and retain existing musical phrases all within the step sequencer.
  15. I think I understand what you're saying and that works, so, thank you. However, this points to another issue: Having to make one extra click to see this info. My ideal scenario would be to click on the 1st clip of a group and see the start time in the Clip Properties menu OR for the Select menu on the control bar to be 'popped' out, so I don't have to click on that menu to see the start time. Having to make an extra click every time I want to see the start time of a group adds up...to mouse fatigue and just slows me down. So, if Cakewalk can't or won't let me click on a group and show the group's start time in the Clip Properties menu, then how do I get the Control Bar modified to have the information in the Select menu be displayed by default, so I don't have to click it?
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