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  1. Hello fellow Cakewalk users,

    Just like to ask some advice pls as I am about to use the Piano roll in a regular basis from now on for my sound production.

    Basically,  just like to find out which areas will you put the bass notes, chords, and melody notes (arp patterns). In short, what areas will be the low, mid and octave areas.

    Hope that makes sense as I don't have any clue how many keys there are supposedly in a standard piano.

    Many thanks.



  2. My Cakewalk also keeps crashing after updating to the new version and also turns out, it is somehow not compatible with the new VIsual C+ from Microsoft. I had to delete the new Visual C+ and install it again numerous times to make Cakewalk running as I am in the middle of a project and this is getting frustrating.

    Any suggestions pls to go back from the previous version without losing my Cakewalk current setups as I fear I have to install every plugins and VSTs all over again.

    Many thanks.

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  3. Hi,

    Would anyone got any ideas why my piano roll is not showing any note names even though from the Notes tab, it is clearly selected "Show Note names"?

    I created the notes using the mouse and not from a midi controller.

    Many thanks.

    Piano roll without note names.jpg

  4. 4 minutes ago, bdickens said:

    There's a lot more to mixing than just hardware.

    You need a real audio interface for sure, but one with a proper ASIO driver. The UMC22 ain't that.

    Yes. And room treatment is even more important. Especially bass traps.

    Actually, I don't understand. First of all, you shouldn't be "blasting" your speakers. Secondly, your family should be supportive and encouraging of your hobby. If they aren't, I am truly sad for you

    Many thanks for the suggestions mate.

    Just exaggerating on the last part but it is also respecting their "quiet time" as well :)

  5. Hi,

    I just like to ask if I purchase an audio interface to use for mixing, like a Behringer UMC22,  will that help me hear the "real mix" before I export it as an audio file?

    I've noticed that my mix doesn't translate well by the time I mastered it and I end up making some adjustments again which is I find it time consuming now, after learning how to mix after 8 months, so still a noob.

    I know most of you will say that I be better off with a studio monitor, but sadly I don't have that luxury as I work during the days, and evenings are only my free time to work on my craft. I'm sure you can understand that blasting those speakers late in the evening will me end up in a naughty corner with my family. So only option for me is to use headphones and that is connected to my normal PC sound card.

    Not aiming to be a professional mixer but at least hoping I can make my mix not sound bit amateurish.

    Many thanks for your replies and suggestions.

  6. Thank you very much for everyone's reply here. It is nice to know that I have a supportive community that I can go to when I am stuck with something.

    More power to you guys and keep safe always.


  7. 11 hours ago, Michael Vogel said:

    Bear in mind that like playing any musical instrument there are the mechanics of playing and then the extra bits that add feel/emotion into the music.

    That is the real art in writing music as MIDI. 
    It’s important to have an appreciation for how an instrument is played, and how good the MIDI synth can replicate the sound of the chosen instrument and how well the composer can manipulate the MIDI to play like a real performance of that instrument. 
    Example. You can write the notes (with MIDI) for a saxophone synth to play but how  close to a real saxophone being played will it sound. 

    Many thanks for the advice Michael. That is what really in my mind as I am more interested to add classical instruments in my future projects to give it some more character :)

  8. 17 hours ago, John Vere said:

    There are 1,000 of free midi files spread across the internet. This site I think has the most. https://www.midiworld.com/

    I generally google a song and see if it's out there Example -" Sweet Child of Mine midi file" 

    Just avoid any site that tell you you have to download anything else. The good sites it's very straight forward no strings attached. 

    If you go to preferences and un check all the output boxes under MIDSI/Devices, Cakewalk will play these files using the TTS_1 sounds.  They will play as GM ( General MIDI ) sounds.  You have to OPEN the midi file. If you set Cakewalk as the default software for midi files in Windows settings they should automatically open cakewalk and play if you double click the file.   Otherwise you can preview them in Media player. 

    Wow thank you very much for your help. Really appreciate for the link and the tips above :)

  9. Hello community,

    First of all, completely noob about MIDI and hoping to learn MIDI with it's vast potential to create audio files from all kinds of instruments :)

    I've been watching some Youtube guides about using MIDI in Cakewalk and it is really interesting to learn after my 20+ years of guitar playing and how much info and potential skills I am missing out on what it can offer to make my audio recordings move to the next level.

    I just like to ask if someone would know where I can download some midipack files where I can see how a composer/writer wrote a midi for those instruments and how those notes relates to one another.

    It's like listening to a song where you have no clue how certain riffs or melodies are played until you've seen it from a guitar tab / piano lead sheet and only then you will understand how/why certain notes/chords works for that particular song.

    Thought this will help me accelerate my knowledge how to use MIDI for my future recordings.

    Hope that makes sense.

    Many thanks.

  10. Hi peepz,

    Any idea how I can re arrange the track folders I created? 

    As you can see from the screenshot, I want to move the track folder "Guides" where the "Instruments" folder is but it is not letting me to do so.

    Many thanks.

    Re arrange track folders.jpg

  11. On 2/2/2021 at 5:05 AM, bvideo said:

    Audiosnap & Groove/Loop are mutually exclusive. You could bounce it then loop it -or- just loop the original. A groove clip has usually been created such that enabling looping will get it to the project tempo as well as enabling the feature of dragging it for loop purposes.

    Do you have a pic/video example that you can share to me as I tried Youtube but most contents are not what I am looking for?

    Many thanks.

  12. Hello fellow Cakewalk users,

    Noob here and want some help pls with looping a groove clip.

    I set my project tempo at 115bpm 4/4 time signature and I got a bass drum loop that has got 128bpm.

    I've tried using audiosnap to match the project tempo but it is way off so had to adjust the audio transients to make sure it follows the tempo.

    Want to loop it, but when it I tried it via Loop construction, everything is grayed out☹️.

    Any advice pls what I am doing wrong. Many thanks.

  13. Hello peepz,

    Just like to ask your advice pls on how can I create a loop with a one shot wave file (see screenshot)

    I'm planning to match it with my current project tempo and time signature but no such luck using Audio snaps and Loop construction :(

    Tempo is 51bpm with time 6/8 time signature.

    Many thanks.

    loop one shot shaker.JPG

  14. Hi,

    Not sure if this topic has already been discussed before here in forum.

    My question, is there a function in Cakewalk that I can transpose an audio file to a key that suits my audio mix? 

    I was browsing on some loop packs in the Bandlab websites (see attached pic) and thought if there will be a way I can change the key of a sample loop which I will be able to fit it on the music project.

    Or perhaps other software you can recommend (free preferably).

    Many thanks.

    Transpose audio.JPG

  15. Thank you very much for all of your wonderful support here.

    I wouldn't have learned it if it wasn't from all your suggestions and advice.

    Really appreciate for your time helping out a newbie like me.

    Many thanks all :)

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