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  1. Can it be assumed you're getting sound when you play a Youtube video. Have you installed the latest drivers for your on board sound card. Is your OS fully patched? Try increasing your buffer size in Preferences | Audio | driver settings. Have in your future plans a USB audio interface.
  2. Have you checked the event list view (might have to select all tracks)?
  3. Things to try: ­· Make sure you're using the latest Cakewalk by Bandlab. · Update your Windows 7 drivers for all of your hardware - pay particular attention to your audio interface and graphic card. · Update the Vdist runtimes - available from here https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads · With Cakewalk closed, rename your AUD.ini file, and restart Cakewalk. This file will be rebuilt. Your AUD.ini is located here: (Make sure "Hide extensions for known file types is deselected in explorer Folder options" %appdata%\Cakewalk\Cakewalk Core
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    You "activate Cakewalk via BandLab Assistant" Download Bandlab Assistant from here and install if necessary. https://www.bandlab.com/download/assistant/windows Open up BandLab Assistant, log on with your Bandlab credentials. Head over to the "Apps" tab. Then open Cakewalk from there (The second "Open" button). If Cakewalk still says "Not Activated" , on the drop down arrow to the right of that "open" button, select "Refresh Activation"
  5. Maybe try increasing the MIDI prepare buffer. This is found in Preferences | MIDI | Playback and Recording > playback
  6. I downloaded the trial of IK MODO Bass and gave it a bit of a play using a MIDI controller. I inserted it as a simple instrument. I used different patches, etc and I had no issues here. My MIDI prepare buffer is 200 milliseconds.
  7. I have done this for quite a while converting commercial tracks to MIDI files - using a yamaha MU series module as the playback synth. To do this, you gave to listen intently to each instrument to get the right sound. Of course, it helps if you have deep knowledge of the synths that your using to reproduce the track. If you are using hardware synths, as well as getting to know the patch list, be prepared to scrutinise the SYXEX commands and controllers available for that synth. What I try to include is, obviously the correct sound - but you may need to apply LP or HP filters to get the sound even closer. This can include individual drum sounds (If the synth is capable of that) I have noticed that most commercial tracks track have subtle tempo changes throughout - so be sure to include these. I have a program that grabs a tempo of a section of a commercial track at a time. By the the I have completed the track, it includes a tempo map that pretty much matches the original. Also, layers can help get that fuller sound. Then there are effects - reverb would play a prominent role here. Note: I usually do not put much reverb on the base track. Also, if you have a strong base drum - lose the reverb on that as well - otherwise the track can get a bit muddy. One last thing I can suggest is never quantise anything 100% (Unless the genre calls for it - like most EDM)
  8. Not unless you can get an app for the phone that knows what to do with the note, sound and controller data that the MIDI file would contain.
  9. Do you have an antivirus program installed that might be interfering with the install. If so, temporarily disable your antivirus program and then try again. Also, the Cakewalk installer may still be in the following folder: %appdata%\bandlab-assistant\Downloads (Note: If you do happen to find the Cakewalk installers in that folder, you may wish to copy the installers to another folder as a backup)
  10. Did you run Bandlab Assistant and then download and run Cakewalk by Bandlab from within Bandlab Assistant? That is the correct method of installing and activating Cakewalk by Bandlab.
  11. Would logging off, rather than the full restart, be enough?
  12. Promidi

    Cakewalk Not Working

    Which version of Cakewalk? (Numerically, don't just say "The latest") Install all Windows updates (That are possible for Windows 7) Update all hardware drivers (Manually from manufacturer's websites, not Windows update) Update the Vdist Runtimes https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads Perform a full scan for viruses and malware using a reputable antivirus program
  13. More info needed. Recording pure audio or MIDI data? Is "sound on sound" enabled? Preferences | Project | Record > "Recording Mode" What are your PC specs. CPU, ram, audio interface. What driver mode? (ASIO or WASAPI)
  14. Check to make sure the MIDI track's inputs are set to omni. This is probably a channel setting.
  15. Even though it looks similar to Sonar Professional, Cakewalk by Bandlab actually contains heaps of under the bonnet fixes and enhancements. See: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aFOe_zJrd3x2EnaZ_Jc3iSbZPG2WANiCD4_RP83OjlA
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