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  1. 1. If a track (or a folder track) is moved underneath another folder, the moved track (or the folder track) ends up inside it. 2. The expand and collapse button inconsistencies. It sometimes shows '+' when the folder track is expanded. 3. Sometimes the tracks inside the folder track disappears and we have to open the track manager to make it visible.
  2. Finally, finished my Cakewalk Tutorial Series geared towards beginners. The series is made in a way that even those who are new to music production as a whole (not just Cakewalk) will be able to understand the concepts. We are in fact producing a piece of music through the series. However, the production should be seen as a tool to help the viewer understand Cakewalk effortlessly. Here are the videos - Video Episodes 1 through 5 deals with the most basic stuff that needs to be understood or set up, before we actually start a project. Without these, Cakewalk is quite blank to even start a project. After we have set all the necessary things up, we can start working in Cakewalk. From Video Episodes 6 through 14, we see the core concepts of Cakewalk and see how they actually fit in the actual production process. 1. How to Install Cakewalk by Bandlab Obviously the first thing to do. The installation process should be done with a bit of care, as we need the files in the appropriate locations. Otherwise we might end up having to fix those later in the future, & can lead to unnecessary confusion.In this video, we go through the installation process step-by-step. In the end, we also go through some initial setting up post-installation. If you installed with a random directory, thinking you could change them in the future, a normal re-installation process will not some of them. You will have to follow the steps listed in this page. 2. How to install VST Plugins If a DAW is a factory, then the plugins are the machinery. Cakewalk does have enough plugins to mix, but seriously lacks in the category of Instrument plugins (plugins that create sound).In this video, we see how we can add plugins (instruments or FX) into Cakewalk. 3. Working with Samples in Cakewalk Samples are pieces of short Audio. This video could have been done later in the series. However, I wouldn't have been able to place it right in the story telling. Besides we do need to understand what samples are before we get into the next video. 4. Working with Sampler Plugins Samplers are plugins into which we can load samples. Some samplers can be used for quite simple purposes like triggering a one-shot sample (short audio sample), while some others can be used in sophisticated ways like a synthesizer. In this video, we look mostly look into the former type. 5. Working with Sample Libraries Several small audio samples combine to form libraries. These libraries can be loaded into plugins that can be categorized as Sample Players (advanced sampler). Sample libraries are the way to go if you want to emulate realistic instruments. 6. Cakewalk Piano Roll View The Piano Roll View is where we can write music inside Cakewalk. We write the melody and the corresponding instrument will generate the corresponding pitch. 7. How to make Drum Beats in Cakewalk We can do this by using samples directly in the Clips Pane (Main Timeline) or, by using a sampler plugin. However, there are some more stuff that should be understood to program drums efficiently. We see those in this video. 8. Cakewalk Step Sequencer Watch the video if you want FL Studio like Step Sequencer. Also, the video is kind of like an extension of the previous video. 9. Cakewalk Console View The Console view is like the imitation of the mixing consoles we see in Studios (or movies 🤭). This is where we mix our project. Mixing is the process by which multiple sounds are combined into one or more channels. The video goes in detail on each module. If you see it from beginning to end, you will be able to translate mixing tutorials on any DAW, into CbB console view. 10. How to Record MIDI In video 6, we saw how we can enter MIDI notes by using the mouse. But, if you do know how to play a keyboard, then you can connect a MIDI keyboard and record your performance. This video involves setting up the MIDI device and all the recording process. 11. How to Record Audio Just like MIDI, we can record audio (vocal, instruments, etc). In this video, we record stuff without using any interface to connect the recording devices. 12. Automation in Cakewalk Automation means to record the movement of a control such that the next time we play, that control plays automatically. Automation is one of the keys to making our project sound good. Not just mixing, they can also give some very interesting musical results. In this video, we go through everything we can do in Cakewalk with respect to automation. 13. Bounce Audio inside Cakewalk We might need to bounce MIDI or audio into the processed output inside the DAW itself. It could be to reduce the load on the CPU, or to implement some creative ideas (like reversing the audio). In this video we go through the two methods to do this. 14. How to Export from Cakewalk Not only in the end of the production, we might have to export the project out of Cakewalk for different reasons (like for collaborating and all). In this video, we go through almost all of them along with the final export to get a streaming ready file. And that is the end of the absolute basic stuff needed to be understood to make music in Cakewalk. I'll still be uploading videos to the same Playlist, but they will not be numbered episodes as they don't need to be seen in order. Regards - AdK (Until I finalise my artist name) ______________________________________ PS - Making Tutorials is not the only thing I do in my channel. My primary goal is to inspire new comers to produce music with Cakewalk & other freeware. Cheers..!
  3. Pretty useful for any level of users
  4. Here is a video on automation in which we start with the "basic" stuff, and end with something thats not quite "basic". Hope you find it useful.
  5. @Starship Krupa I felt like I was going in with too much basic stuff. Thats why I mentioned that, it was "only" for beginners. After reading your reply, I changed the text. & yea, console view can be a bit too intimidating if the flow of signal is not understood. So, I laid it down as clearly as I could 🥸
  6. This is mainly recommended for beginners. But who knows, you might end up finding some new stuff even of you are not a beginner.
  7. @Will_Kaydo That is a clip level option. Not a track level. With that, if we move a clip from one track to another, it won't follow the track color. Correct me, if I'm missing something . And for every new clip, won't we have to set it manually?
  8. Honestly, if this gets implemented everything will look really colorful & easily distinguishable. Especially the MIDI clips. +1
  9. I guess. I have looked up the manual before doing this video. Drum Map can be made using step sequencer, but its not exclusive to it. Step recording will be covered in a future video
  10. @Glenn Stanton Thank you so much! This does help a lot.!
  11. This is me trying to take track outs. Everything is set. Except it won't export until I give a files name. So I entered a single letter "z" and clicked Export. This is what I got. <The text I entered>-<Track Name> - <Track number> When all I wanted was this <Just the track Name> This is the second time I'm requesting this. Its an unnecessary step to rename every track when we need to exchange stems with other producers. I have to always rename in order to keep it clean, while my co-producer doesn't (Cubase). Pleeease fix this !
  12. Why isn't this addressed yet? Also, its unnecessary to create a new MIDI track to be added with the next audio out while appending. We need only the next audio out.
  13. A lot of the Cakewalk EDM producers would be happy if this gets implemented. Adding to the request, it would be cool to route MIDI from instrument tracks too... Not just MIDI. For instance, we have a sampler with a kick sample. If we can direct that same MIDI to LFO Tool, or Kickstart, or Flux Mini, or something like that, we could get the tightest sidechain (better than sidechain compression). Right now, we would have to make a MIDI track, & copy the Kick MIDI to do the same. PS - Linked MIDI clips are a workaround which I personally find 'not so flawless' with the way CbB treats MIDI clips. If I remember correctly, adding a MIDI note that is a bit later in time, might end up in a different MIDI clip which is not part of the linked clip.
  14. Yes please. I have been using CbB for a while. I'm getting almost everything needed through intuition. But when I research something to make a tutorial video, I end up getting so many new info. A lot of them are from the documentation. If a link to them is in CbB, it would be great. I would even say, right clicking something would include an option "what's this?" or "refer guide", of something like that would take us directly to its page.
  15. It only happens with CbB. The other DAWs seems to be working fine with my on board audio. & its not about recording. Thats why I think it can be fixed with some tweaking in the preferences.
  16. I think it can probably be fixed by changing some parameter in preferences, which I don't know. & thanks for the support...!
  17. You are not the only one. I too experience it often. It happens especially when I have stretched audio clip. So I bounce the clip. Then the problem reduces, but never goes away
  18. Yes I have. And I think it is the best Sampler I have ever used. The other one that is close to this would be that of Ableton. & thank you for the support! 😊 Yep. you read me wrong. I don't want an in-built sampler if its going to behave like any other Sampler. However, I actually want the feature, but in the form of a Sampler Track, like in Cubase. It is a heavily integrated sampler. Seeing how similar the UI of Cubase and CbB is, I imagine the sampler UI could be docked in the Multi-Dock. If everyone was implying this level of integration when they said in-built sampler, "take my upvote". 🤑
  19. 1. Fix what we have now In browser pane, when we type in something it quickly searches. When we search something with a long name, or when we mistype something & we wait a bit, it starts the search & CbB becomes unresponsive until the results come up. This can be annoying sometimes, when the collection of samples is huge. So, it would be better if Cakewalk looked for it after hitting the Return/Enter key. 2. Additional Feature It would be good to see the sample waveform somewhere in the browser, like in Ableton, Studio One, Reaper and all. It can quickly give the producer an idea about the sample.
  20. Personally I don't think so. We can just install any samples. However, I would like a sampler track like in Cubase. I don't know the details. But having something like that baked into a DAW is better than having a pre installed sampler
  21. I have been using CbB for almost 2 years now. While making a Piano Roll tutorial for beginners, I figured out a lot of stuff that blew my mind. So, I suggest even the experts to take a look. Cheers!
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