Hi, I'm just started using Cakewalk last week. Initially I was using a Behringer U Phoria umc22 and gave up after three frustrating days of trying to get the driver to work. Next I bought a Focusrite Scarlett Solo and it was installed and working within 30 minutes. In no time I was able to record some test tracks with my guitar and Fame synth plugged in as an instrument (not as a midi). Spent several fun hours getting accustomed to Cakewalk.
I opened Calkwalk this morning (without my interface plugged in) and exported a MP3 of one of my test projects. To my surprise the MP3 didn't have any audio information. I guessed that perhaps it had something to do with the fact that my interface had not been plugged in. So I attempted the MP3 again with the interface plugged in. Same result, no audio.
Next I listened to the project (via headphones in my Focusrite.) To my shock and horror, the loops were audible, but my recorded tracks (visible as waveforms) were silent.
I checked the preferences and couldn't detect a problem. So I tried recording a bit of piano. It was producing waveforms, but on playback there was still no audio. So I opened a sound loop in a track, it was audible. So audio is getting to my computer and getting back to me via my interface, but not any newly recorded audio.
I'm such a newbie I'm probably missing something obvious, here are screens of my preferences:
Here is a screen shot of my first test project. On this project I can hear my recorded audio and the loops.
Now the drop-down box under the track title no longer offers the option of "Clips", only my Focusrite output. I'm way out of my depth here, I hope someone might be able to spot the problem.