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TL;DR: Do not trust the web version with a project with more than two or three tracks or you will likely end up where I am now - hours wasted and virtually nothing to show for it... I regret trying to use Cakewalk in Chrome. It stutters a lot while recording, for example, guitar. Further, volume settings do not stick and that makes it impossible to produce anything. Whether I freeze or not freeze all tracks but the one I'm trying to adjust, random tracks jump around in volume from inaudible to speaker-shattering. Sometimes volume changes I make to a track survive playback, but mostly they randomly change. Don't think you can make a MIDI drum track with separate objects for each measure - the stuttering is incredible and makes it mandatory to freeze the drum track, which takes several minutes. The drums also go out of sync randomly when not frozen. I wrote a new song I was excited to record and I foolishly tried to use the current versions of Cakewalk. Alas, the desktop version simply does not work at all (it launches but I get a spinning blue 'wait' mouse pointer circle that never changes) and the web version is too buggy to use. It makes me sad because I put ten or twelve hours into this project already and the best I can hope for is to export the individual tracks and try to get them into a separate project with my old copy of Sony Music Creator, which does everything right and has never let me down. For the record, the problem is not that my computer can't handle it - it has a 9700K and 32GB of memory. I never thought I'd use that much RAM until Bandlab assistant used almost 22GB after I had tried to close it and I had to use Task Manager to stop it. Seriously bad and dangerous programs; I wish I had not tried them.
I recently uninstalled the program and made a fresh download and install. The program works well enough but will crash at random points, sometime with a virtual instrument in use, sometime not. Sometime I can finish recording a section, walk away from the machine only to return and see that it has rebooted. I have searched for the crashdump in the directory((ies) listed in other threads but have not found a file. My machine is a Surface Pro 4 i7 with 8g of ram and I use a Line 6 Pod HD500X as the interface. Everything works, audio, playback, recording but there is ALWAYS the catch where Cakewalk crashes and takes the entire machine down with it. Are there any other locations to look for the crash dump file? Or is there a possibility that I need to configure it to create the file? Thanks