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  1. Hi there, I made this Symphony completely in Cakewalk. Symphony Composed by Enrique Lacárcel. I had the privilege of personally consulting with Enrique for this piece. He himself was inspired by the work of John Williams "Across The Stars" Samples used from Chris Hein. I really like this program, after using several other programs I keep coming back to Cakewalk. My thumbs up to the developers. However, I am missing one important part and that is "Expression Maps". Me and many others would be grateful for this. For now I draw in all the key switching notes. Hope you like it and thanks for listening. Frank DB Or here https://www.bandlab.com/aboutjay/unscripted-suite-ii-love-theme-82bd9758?revId=4710f038-c90b-eb11-96f5-501ac5b31de6
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  3. I've been doing a lot more score work and I'm having a few difficulties with Cakewalk that could be resolved with this feature. Right now, Cakewalk is very much designed for a single "works" project and although the projects can handle tempo mapping and time signature changes fairly easily for a song, the work flow is very challenging from a scoring context (Visual Sync). I need to experiment a lot with tempo especially, but also time signatures, in order to figure out what belongs where in context to the film. If I already have the musical piece "figured out", I might set a section to the tempo, say 120bpm for example. But as I'm reworking the mood, I might need to change it to 121 bpm. This is fine if I'm working in a linear fashion from start to end, but I'm not. I'm jumping all over the place. See my screen shot here: = I started with Jett's theme (as marked by the arranger bar). This has a set time signature and bpm. Now I'm working on the Main theme. Any changes I make to the main theme, completely screw up where jett's theme starts, because Cakewalk is all about the musical time instead of the absolute time. Every change in the main theme area affects all other music further along. My current workaround to this is to set ALL of my clips in Jett's theme to "Absolute time", instead of "musical time". This at least allows me to make changes to the other prior sections. And then when I'm done, I have to re-setup jett's theme area with the previous tempo and signature at the start of the first clip in Jett's theme and then change all of my clips to be "musical" instead of absolute (so if I need to move things around or change jett's tempo, the clips all stay relative and correct). As you can imagine, this is incredibly painstaking. The good news is that Cakewalk over the years has been leading up to the functionality I need. First came Ripple Editing. Then came Arranger, with movable arrangements (basically advanced ripple editing) Now we need the Film score arranger! What I'm proposing is that there be an option to make it so the Arranger sections essentially become their own tempo / signature scenes that are locked to "absolute time". This would have major benefits: You could easily make changes to earlier sections and NOT affect the later sections, because the later section is locked to an absolute time and no changes to the previous section affect it. IE: I can change the main theme BPM and at the beginning of "creepy atmosphere 2", the tempo / bpm for "creepy atmosphere 2" take over. If I decided to move "creepy atmosphere 2" later in time, Cakewalk just automatically extends the previous "scene" boundary to the new point. This would allows for EASY realignment during film edits. It's VERY common that a score writer doesn't get a locked film. They may add a few seconds or even frames here and there and I need to EASILY re-align the score to the new time. If the scene is locked to absolute time, I just find the new start and slide the film score arranger scene to the new start and BAM. Done. No tedius resetting of the tempo to get the start point re-done. Today, I have to do a lot of "set measure / beat at now time" in order to get the "scene" to start where I want it. Tedious. I have a suggestion to make this as simple as possible. Have a "default project tempo / time signature". This will set the project frame of reference. Using my screenshot example, we'll say 100 bpm 4/4. Any part of the project that DOESN'T have a film score arrange scene assigned, gets this bpm / tempo. All arranger sections have their own assigned tempo / bpms. So in my example case: Main theme (purple) : 145bpm 4/5 Start: 00:00:08:07 (absolute time) Finish: 00:00:35:28 (absolute time) Creepy atmosphere 2 : 111 bpm 4/4 Start: 00:00:53:23 (absolute time) Finish: 00:01:21:16 (absolute time) Jett's Theme : 113 bpm 4/4 Start: 00:01:37:11 (absolute time) Finish: 00:02:43:15 (absolute time) Everything else without a arranger assigned: 100bpm 4/4 I would legitimately pay $300 of my own money to see this implemented. I'd get the money back incredibly fast with the streamlined flow from scoring money. Please Please Please consider this. I've been using Sonar since v1 and I'd like to keep using it. I've found that for most aspects of film (ADR, dialogue editing, sound editing), it works just fine. But scoring is a real pita. Thank you for your consideration.
  4. I'm in a bind. I'm working on scoring a film and I've already created a few clips of music parts 1/2 way through the video. In order to write the whole thing, I need to make changes to temp and time signatures (no problem), but I want everything I've already created, to lock to the exact same HMSF time they they are already placed at. Meaning that these elements are already synced to the film visuals. Not that it matters, but I've already synced some creepy horror risers and what not. I went down the rabbit hole if clip lock position, but it appears that the only thing it does is prevent the user from moving a clip. It doesn't lock it to any particular position. I've tried clip locks, I've tried ripple edit on / off. Doesn't matter. If I change the BPM, my clips stay on the same measure context, but not HMSF (loss of visual sync from the film) If I change the time signature, my clips DO stay at the same HMSF, they just change what measure context they are. How should I be doing this? The only workaround I have come up with is to bounce all my existing clips and drag out the handle on the left so they "start" at the project start and then stay in their HMSF positions, but that is a horrible workaround because I'll have to lose all my soft edits, like xfades, slip edit, fades and clip gain automation, because I'll have to bounce all the clips on a track into a single track first. I'm at a total loss. I was hoping to really get some score work done tonight, but with this issue, I'm stuck. I asked on a FB group and someone mentioned they had to manually change the clip name to be the HMSF start so they could re-align the clips after a change. That's crazy talk. I have no idea how many changes to tempo and signature I'm going to have to make for this project. If I'm gonna have to keep cat and mousing these clips starts that's going to make Cakewalk extremely cumbersome.
  5. Hi, I am not entirely new to Cakewalk, as I had home studio 2002 as well as a more recent version. It was quite easy importing and playing video in those older software programs, For some reason, I am having great difficulty trying to figure out how to play the actual video I have imported in Cakewalk by Bandlab. I need a DAW that works with video, where you can play the video file, and record in real time with music. When I try to import a video, I see a track that basically says VIdeo Thumbnails are Currently Hidden. When I click show thumbnails, that is exactly what I get. Thumbnails. When I play the file, the time marker simply scrolls to the right over the video thumbnails. But no video plays. Then I noticed where it said to hold Alt Shift 2 to open the Video View, but when I do this absolutely nothing happens. I've tried both ways - right clicking on the video thumbnails and clicking Video View, as well as holding down Alt Shift 2. Neither way works. I've tried both with .MOV quicktime files as well as AVI and MP4. All the videos load in as thumbnails, so I don't see why it should be such a problem to actually play the video. Can anyone think of a reason why Video View would not be showing up in my software? My computer is sort of old, but I've had no problems importing videos into FL Studio, so I don't see why it should be so difficult with Cakewalk. It's probably something really simple and stupid, but for the life of me, I can't figure it out. Please help if you can. Thanks!
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