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  1. 8 minutes ago, Jakub said:

    And let's assume that I have some pre recorded audio files in 16 bit as clips in a project and the target master should be red book 44/16 as well. If I plan to add to this pre recorded files some audio tracks rendered from vst instrument is it better to change the default render depth to 16 or leave it at 32 and dither when exporting the whole thing to single track for mastering to be done?

    As a rule,

    • Bring clips in to a project at their original bit depth.
    • Set record and driver bit depth to the same bit depth.
    • Use 32 or 64bit render depth.
    • Dither once on export when exporting to 16bit. Do not dither when exporting at the current render bit depth.


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  2. 20 minutes ago, Jakub said:

    With my interface (using its native asio driver) the driver bit depth is set to 24 and cannot be changed. Is it normal?

    Yes this is pretty common for ASIO drivers.

    20 minutes ago, Jakub said:

    What can be the problems if I record with different bith depth (either lower or higher)?

    None really.

    Should clips be created at a higher bit depth than the render depth, the default dither will be used during rendering. 



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  3. 10 minutes ago, Eki said:

    I wrestled with problem havin no sounds in windows, when CbB was active.  The solution was to put the loopback switch  on in the interface (like  John Vere referred), and in CW preferences check the "Suspend  Audio Engine when Cakewalk is not in focus".

    Earlier I had Steinberg UR22 Mk II with no loopback knob. The loopback was executable in the driver software.

    Btw, in recording the loopback must be off if you don't want everything  what you hear to the track.

    It's pretty interface and driver specific.

    Some interfaces have multi-client ASIO drivers although most Windows apps do not use ASIO and those that can often do not really need it.

    While my RME can loopback, I never have to mess with it when playing audio any number of program while the DAW is running.

  4. Using the Cakewalk Web Installer for the first time and updating CbB 2021.04 or older leaves the full installer in the download directory.

    Updating from CbB 2020.09 through 2021.04 leaves the full  installer in the download directory.

    If running CbB 2021.09 roll back to 2021.06 then again to 2021.04.

    If running CbB 2021.06 roll back to 2021.04


    IOW, the full installer is downloaded when installing the first time or updating from 2+ versions ago.

  5. 11 minutes ago, Kevin Perry said:

    you need to bounce the track and then chop up the audio.  Not great.

    Bounce To Track(s) does not have to bounce the entire track, however; it will create a single clip in a new track based on what is selected in the source track.

  6. The most recent version of CbB is 2021.09 but the importing into a year old version of CbB is no different.

    The same version of CbB may look different depending on how the user sets up the DAW.

    I mostly run with workspaces set to None and the default layout and a user theme I created on a single monitor.


    If you need to preview the clips before importing it may be faster to use the media browser instead of the import dialog.

    • Navigate to the clip folder in the media browser.
    • Click on a clip to preview.
    • Drag clip(s) into an existing track or create a track by dropping a clip to the blank space in the clip pane.

  7. 1 hour ago, Misha said:

    Project: 6 muted tracks without plugins in their "bins". One unmuted track.

    Muted tracks in CbB load the DAW as much as unmuted tracks because tracks may be unmuted any time even while the transport is running.

    Archived tracks are ignored by the DAW.

    If the tracks use synths, archived tracks should also have the synths disconnected to completely free up the resources used by the synths.

    To disconnect synths use the power button in the synth rack when floated or docked in the multidock, otherwise; use the synth rack settings menu "D" in the image below


    26 minutes ago, Misha said:

    I do not think it is related to "tweaks".  One daw works with same combination of files /VSTs , one coughs. Using same hardware... without any operating system tweaks specifically made to benefit one over another. That should be the focus of discussion in my opinion.

    It would be nice if it were that simple.

  8. Just download and installed TB ProAudio MvMeter 2.

    Tested both VST2 and VST3 formats dropping the plug-ins in a track FX rack and ProChannel in CbB 2021.09 build 145 on Win10 Pro  21H1 build  19043.1237 .

    Both formats worked OK.


    If there is no dump in %appdata%\Cakewalk\Cakewalk Core\MiniDumps try setting ExceptionHandlingSeverity to 7. For info about this setting see the Improved plug-in exception handling / crash reporting section of http://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?product=Cakewalk&language=3&help=NewFeatures.023.html

    This feature was adding in CbB 2021.04.


    Compress and forward the dump to support@cakewalk.com

    For more info about handling crashes see


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  9. If it is really a mono plug-in change the track interleave to mono.


    The interleave button is at the bottom left of the track header and the left most button on the first row of buttons above the pan knob in the track inspector and console view strips.

  10. BandLab Technologies has two DAWs

    • BandLab - a web-base application
    • Cakewalk by BandLab - a Windows program based on SONAR Platinum


    There is little risk to trying CbB.

    It installs as an upgrade to SONAR.

    IOW, the DAW installs in a separate folder with the shared folders updated to support both SONAR and CbB.

    Even if you decide not to use CbB, SONAR will benefit from bug fixes and enhancements to the shared folders.

    CbB can use all the content included with 64bit SONAR.

    BandLab Technologies did not start with a new team of developers, they hired a small group of Cakewalk staff including @Noel Borthwick  the Cakewalk CTO to develop, maintain and support CbB.

    Since then they have added a few new people to the team.

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  11. "Ripple edit all" should move markers unless Lock to SMPTE time is enabled for the markers.

    Another way to trim silence is export a time-based selection.

    Here are a couple of ways to create a time-based selection for the entire project

    • Click-drag on the timeline
    • From the menu Edit > Select > All, then set the start time using either
      • the Select Module or 
      • click in the timeline to set the Now time position and from the menu Edit > Select > From Now


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