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  1. Yes, here is the documentation about instrument definitions.

    All the instrument definitions used by the DAW are stored in "%appdata%\Cakewalk\Cakewalk Core\master.ins."

    Additional instrument definition files are installed with the DAW. Their default path is "C:\Cakewalk Content\Cakewalk Core\Instruments"

    There is a section of this forum dedicated to instrument definitions https://discuss.cakewalk.com/index.php?/forum/46-instrument-definitions-new/

  2. Assuming both mics use the same interface, phantom power does not add latency.

    The largest contributors to latency (and the two a user has control over) are audio interface buffer settings and plug-in delay compensation.

    For many interfaces, the interface buffer setting may be adjusted in preferences. Others use software supplied by the interface manufacturer.

    A quick test to see if plug-in delay compensation is an issue is the FX button in the Mix module. When enabled, this will bypass all effects. If the delay goes away, one or more plug-ins somewhere in the project are causing the delay.

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  3. The plug-ins are not part of CbB,

    There were bundled with SONAR Platinum in separate installers.

    IIRC, the installers check for the presence of a valid SONAR Platnium install.

    Before installing CbB, I completely installed SONAR Platinum along with the two LP installers.

    The plug-ins load OK on my PC.

    The folders in Cakewalk Content do not contain the plug-in binaries.

    By default the VST2 format plug-ins are in

    • C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\Vstplugins\LP EQ
    • C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\Vstplugins\LP MB

    and the VST3 format plug-ins are in "C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3"


    If you need to install Platinum again, make sure re-install CbB after Platinum.

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  4. After bypassing all effects using the FX button in the Mix module, re-enable the track FX rack by clicking on its power button or right-click in the FX rack and deselect "Bypass FX Rack"

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  5. The alternate note names are stored in

    %appdata%\Cakewalk\Cakewalk Core\master.ins

    Copy this file to the same location on the other machine.


    It is possible to created individual instrument definition files from the data in master.ins using the export function in the Define Instrument and Names dialog in preferences too. 

    These files may be imported on other machines using the same tool.


    The instrument definitions in Cakewalk Content are not read by the DAW. To use them, they must be imported using the "Define Instrument and Names" dialog in preferences.

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  6. 1 hour ago, Mike Davies said:

    OK, I think I have found it :  I need to apply an <Insert Effect> instead of <Process Effect> in the above chain as follows :

    <Right-click on track to select MIDI data><Insert Effect><MIDI Effects...><Uncategorised><Transpose> and set <Offset> to <3>

    That leaves the notes in the Staff view unchanged while lowering the pitch of the produced sound.

    Thanks again for all the help and replies,

    As @Kevin Perry mentioned, the plug-in should be added to the track MIDI FX rack.

    I added more detail in


  7. 47 minutes ago, Mike Davies said:

    As I posted on the thread in the Feedback Loop forum I think I have found it :


    OK, I think I have found it :  I need to apply an <Insert Effect> instead of <Process Effect> in the above chain as follows :

    <Right-click on track to select MIDI data><Insert Effect><MIDI Effects...><Uncategorised><Transpose> and set <Offset> to <3>

    That leaves the notes in the Staff view unchanged while lowering the pitch of the produced sound...

    Thanks to all who contributed to helping me out,

    Try adding the plug-in to the MIDI FX rack. This applies the plug-in to the whole track, The "Insert Effect" in the clip context menu adds the plug-in to the clip FX rack.

    Just like audio FX racks, every track has one. Every clip has an FX rack too but, the OP a track level application.

    Instrument tracks do not show the MIDI FX rack in the track view, it is on the MIDI tab in the inspector.

  8. 4 minutes ago, John Vere said:

    The conversation of a monophonic audio track, example bass, can be done with Cakewalk. You do not need a Melodyne license, it’s built in to the core program. 

    It is not built into the DAW, it relies on the Melodyne VST3 plug-in.

    CbB includes a time limited trial version of Melodyne as an Add-on. When the trial expires, the plug-in still works for monophonic drag and drop audio-to-midi and tempo map.

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  10. 4 minutes ago, Promidi said:

    If it's a monophonic source , then you can drag the audio clip to the timeline (This is assuming you have Melodyne Essentials installed)

    This will produce a tempo map

    To extract MIDI note data, the clip must be dragged to an instrument or MIDI track.

  11. Not sure what you expect.

    The Vocoder is not in the project.

    It must be added to the audio track FX rack, the plug-in must have "Enable MIDI Input" set in the VST drop down above the plug-in UI and the MIDI track output must be set to the plug-in. 

    The project has none of this.

    I modified the project to include the VST2 TAL-Vocoder [link removed]

    Download and open it in the DAW.

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  12. 14 minutes ago, Leighton Cooper said:

    OK I am setting up to categorize my plugins but I find no categories in Cakewalk bandlab.  where the hell are they.  I have fixed this for other versions of the software, but why is it missing.  Not everyone has exposure to understanding what categories vst's should be placed in.  Cakewalk please make this easier so users don't have to fuss over every single instrument.


    This thread is not about plug-in layouts.

    I answered in the thread you created


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