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  1. Hi there, I am a total newbie to DAWs and Cakewalk, and I'm having trouble in which I cannot hear the notes I play using my MIDI controller, but only when I am utilizing the different instruments that come with the DAW. When I just add a new MIDI track, I can hear the basic grand piano just fine, but the moment I change instruments, no audio. This is especially strange, because the visualizer shows that input is being detected. I tried linking the sampling rate of my windows speakers to the sampling rate of the project (this was a previously discovered fix for this issue), however it still has no audible output. If anyone can help me out here, that would be awesome. This program seems great, just gotta put in the work to learn it. (I added the tag bug report, just in the case it is a bug, but I understand it is of course more likely user error)
  2. Hey What's up? So I exported a midi file from a music notation software. I went to Cakewalk, opened Spitfire's Soft Piano VST and imported that same midi file to it. When I started listening to it I noticed that whole notes were always cut earlier than they were supposed to... I also noticed that when I had chords the different notes would end in a sequence and not together... Ex: I've a chord with 3 notes that is supposed to last for 4 measures. The first note ends in half a measure the other one in 1 measure and the other one in 1 measure and a half... Can someone Help Me? It's happening with other vsts to I think It's something with the DAW itself... I checked again and in the end there is a part where there is a whole note and it played correctly... I 'm starting to get confused here...
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  4. I was having no issues until I had to rebuild my computer from scratch. After reinstalling Windows and then CbB, I am now getting severe latency when playing softsynths. I tried changing the ASIO buffer size on my Audient ID 14 to the smallest and largest settings and everything in the middle, and still the same. Is there anything in CbB I can check? I am running at 44.1/24. Thank You!
  5. Jim Fogle

    Does CbB Support MPE?

    Does Cakewalk by Bandlab support Midi Polyphonic Expression or MPE as it is sometimes called? MPE is a method of using MIDI which enables multidimensional controllers to control multiple parameters of every note within MPE-compatible software. In normal MIDI, Channel-wide messages (such as Pitch Bend) are applied to all notes being played on a single MIDI Channel. In MPE, each note is assigned its own MIDI Channel so that those messages can be applied to each note individually. +++ This article +++ indicates the upcoming release of Ableton Live 11 will support MPE. I don't have any hardware that supports the feature but, what got me curious was this statement:
  6. In many sample libraries it requires a "negative delay" to the midi track (e.g. -100ms). But it seems that the "time +" in Cakewalk's midi tracks is by "midi time" (ticks), not by ms. I know it's okay to manually convert ms to ticks according to the tempo, but if I have tempo changes in the project, the absolute time offset would not be consistent. So, is there a way to delay midi tracks by absolute time in Cakewalk?
  7. New user to Cakewalk. Anyone have the steps on how to turn an audio file into MIDI? Watched to separate methods on YouTube, the functionality worked but the file didn’t load into the second track. Thank you,
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  9. So there are at least 2 ways I know of to control VST synth parameters. 1. Synth automation lane in track view 2. MIDI CC programming in either PRV or event list view. (am I missing any?) What are the pros/cons of each?
  10. Hello, how would I go about programming these so that every time I use the portamento parameter, every time it is the EXACT same values and shapes? I know copying and pasting the notes (selecting controllers along with notes) would work, but it's not always the same note, so that would be ultra annoying. Is there a way to just manipulate/edit the controller information post recording? Thank You!
  11. I use midi keyboard, and the certain notes are just louder than others. My keys are totally fine (cause for example when I use PianoMarvel the velocity works perfectly ). I also had this problem with FL Studio but there I found the velocity adjustor, and I adjusted it horizontally (initially it was diagonally), so that my keys would sound with the same volume, but the volume wouldn't change no matter how hard I pressed. So my question is: can I do the same with Cakewalk as I did with Fl? Or even better, can I make my keys sound with the same volume but with the keeping of the function"when I press harder it's louder"? ( if I didn't make myself clear please tell me to give more details)
  12. I have a problem that I cannot solve, when I create an instrument track, the whole mix starts to play on one instrument (the drum part, etc. is played, for example, on the piano) If I go into the settings and disable the Always Echo Current MIDI track option, then the problem disappears, but I need to manually press the Input Echo button all the time for the instrument to start playing. PLEASE, who knows how to solve this problem, write !!! Thank you in advance
  13. I have a 100% quantized midi track. I want to create a tempo variation, based on a manual tap of my keyboard. Apparently Fit Improvisation does the opposite, that is, if I had a midi track that is NOT quantized and I wanted to make it quantized using a reference track with the beat. How can I do this?
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  15. Hello, please tell me how to make MIDI and AUDIO clips transparent in Cakewalk
  16. I don't understand why the following happens... too frequently: I have the latest version of Cakewalk (, which is from January 2021, but this issue has been occurring for years: I right click on a MIDI clip, but the option to convert it to a Step Sequencer clip is grayed out. I will bounce the clip, I will apply Trim to the clip, then see if I get the option to convert the clip. None of that helps. I then copy the MIDI clip into a new project and I am given the option to converted the clip to a step sequencer clip. This has happened in dozens of project files that I have, so it's hard me to believe all these project files are somehow or partially corrupted.
  17. Hi everyone. Quick question for those more knowledgeable than me. I have a simple midi controller, m-audio keystation 49 mk3. I have it mapped out to my liking, but I would like to map the fader to the faders in the daw. I had this setup with this exact keyboard when I previously owned it in my sonar days, but I can't for the life of me remember what I did different. I used to be able to ride the individual track fader of the track selected no problem. Now no matter how, even act learn, nothing seems to work. Anyone else have this setup could point me in the right direction? Thanks.
  18. I cut/pasted a bunch of midi note events from 2 to track 3. I mistakenly moved sustain pedal control events along with the notes. I've made a lot of edits to the moved note events before discovering the problem with pedal controls. I thought I'd just go into event view and change the track 3 sustain events to track 2, but Event List won't let me change track numbers. There must be an easy way to do this. How?
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  21. Hi ! I'm really sorry to ask this silly question, but I've been trying to solve this problem for hours and nothing has worked. When I import a midi file (from my Roland FP30 with USB stick), the software speeds up the whole song for no reason. Is this a settings error? Thank you very much for your valuable answers! Anikz
  22. Hi! I'm new to Cakewalk and not an English speaker. I have issues with Xpand!2 and Ripchord. Cakewalk recognizes them, but when a press a key in the midi controller, there's no sound. What happens? Can anybody help me, please? I'd really like to use those plugins. Maria
  23. Hi is there any chance that use could add plugin preset loading from within the browser window as well as 3rd party plugins presets loading into Cakewalk by BandLab. What i mean by this is when you mouse wheel click on a fxp preset or fxb bank in BandLab browser window it loads the preset or bank into the plugin you have open. Fl Studio and Studio One and some other DAWS have this integrated into their browser and they can also load midi files this way into the channels racks , while some 3rd party plugins have their own way of loading and sorting presets and their own presets format like u-he and native instruments others synths like Sylenth and Dune and from what i know most other instruments and effects also use fxp and with the added into the browser it would speed up the users workflow considerable. All the best 😃
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