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  1. Sorry it's probably a dumb question. I'm a total noob. There's a YouTube video that tells me how to get Cakewalk going, but once I start up Cakewalk, I lose the sound on YouTube. I did a capture of the video, but Winamp and Windows Media lost their sound as well. I get an error message "audio rendering error" or something like that, telling me to reboot my computer. Rebooting does not help. HELP!!!
  2. Ive ticked my midi device in preferences-midi-devices but when I create a midi track and set the input to my midi device, (selecting simple instrument track) no input is recorded at all. if I tick the midi output box, the keys I press make the green bar on the track light up but no sound comes out. what could I do to make this work?
  3. Hello forum friends, I'm a first-time Cakewalk user attempting to use the software to overdub parts as part of a distance-dispersed multitrack project. I've got a computer running Win 10, a Focusrite Scarlett 4i4, and some instruments connected to the interface's inputs 3 and 4 via a mixer. During installation, CakewalkSetup displays an Audio Driver Error dialog and tells me that "the following driver does not support the current audio format or are in use by another application" and lists "Speakers (Focusrite Usb Audio) as the offending driver. I have the choice of disabling the driver or using it anyway. The dialog suggests visiting www.cakewalk.com/support/hardwaresetup/, but that page doesn't refer to Cakewalk. How do I get Cakewalk and the Scarlett 4i4 working with each other? Thanks, Ben
  4. Made a track and saved it, tried to add more but each time I log back in my last work has gone and I just get the originally saved track. Why is my extra work not saving, and how do I rectify this? Thank you
  5. Hi, I'm just started using Cakewalk last week. Initially I was using a Behringer U Phoria umc22 and gave up after three frustrating days of trying to get the driver to work. Next I bought a Focusrite Scarlett Solo and it was installed and working within 30 minutes. In no time I was able to record some test tracks with my guitar and Fame synth plugged in as an instrument (not as a midi). Spent several fun hours getting accustomed to Cakewalk. I opened Calkwalk this morning (without my interface plugged in) and exported a MP3 of one of my test projects. To my surprise the MP3 didn't have any audio information. I guessed that perhaps it had something to do with the fact that my interface had not been plugged in. So I attempted the MP3 again with the interface plugged in. Same result, no audio. Next I listened to the project (via headphones in my Focusrite.) To my shock and horror, the loops were audible, but my recorded tracks (visible as waveforms) were silent. I checked the preferences and couldn't detect a problem. So I tried recording a bit of piano. It was producing waveforms, but on playback there was still no audio. So I opened a sound loop in a track, it was audible. So audio is getting to my computer and getting back to me via my interface, but not any newly recorded audio. I'm such a newbie I'm probably missing something obvious, here are screens of my preferences: Here is a screen shot of my first test project. On this project I can hear my recorded audio and the loops. Now the drop-down box under the track title no longer offers the option of "Clips", only my Focusrite output. I'm way out of my depth here, I hope someone might be able to spot the problem.
  6. Hi guys , i just bought a bm800 condenser mic,v8 soundcard (plus cables,stand and everything) After doing online reviewing i have seen cakewalk is the best DAW i can go with...(been using bandlab for a while) My question is this guys ... #1Since i wanna use all that equipment,can i produce proffesional music? #2 How do yall double vocal in the chorus to make a fattened bass vocal...especially here on cakewalk...am stuck on this guys. PS: thanks in advance
  7. I just purchased a Roland TD-1 V-drums unit, and I can't figure out how to get it to work. It's connected to my laptop through a USB port, but when I add a MIDI channel and try to select it as the input, it doesn't show up. I've tried setting the track to Channel 10, and I've also added the SI Drum Kit instrument plugin, but that ends up creating its own track and I can't map that to the controller either. I'm sure there's some simple thing that I'm missing, but I've never done this before and I can't figure out how to set it up so that I can play and record drums through Cakewalk. Any tips? If more information is needed, I'm happy to provide whatever I can.
  8. Hey there. I'm a new producer trying to make some music on Cakewalk for the first time. I've been enjoying it so far but I have one issue I don't understand. I am using Komplete Control for some drum plug-ins and it has been pretty simple so far, aside from one issue. When I make multiple tracks for each piece of my drum loop, the playback will overlay each plugin effect even though only 1 effect is selected in that track. I don't know if this is an issue only I have or if I have messed up using my plug-in correctly. I'd love some help on this issue. Thanks!
  9. Evan Thomas

    Extreme UI Latency

    I am completely new to the world of DAWs so apologies in advance for sounding clueless. I have just installed Cakewalk and I essentially cannot use it at all due to extreme lag with the UI. Anytime I click anything or even try to adjust the window, there is a 4-5 second delay before the action is registered. I am not sure how to fix this or even what settings I should begin to look into. To the best of my knowledge, all settings are at default, and my audio drivers are up to date. Does anyone have any idea what I might try to fix this issue? In case it is helpful, here are the relevant specs of my PC: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 RAM: 16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz Like I said before, I am completely new to this stuff so please let me know if there is any other information I can provide to help diagnose the issue.
  10. Hello, I'm Dave So I'm totally new. Got Cakewalk Version 2021.00 Build 018 64 Bit Win11 version installed. I did a basic install. I'm using a behringer U-Phoria UMC204HD usb Audio Interface, input 1 with Instrument level selected and its input level at about 1pm. I can record tracks using Kairatune no bother, all levels seem to be OK However, when I plug a Guitar or Bass in, again all the levels seem OK but on playback the volume of the Guitar/Bass is very low. I have included a screenshot, which I hope Helps
  11. Hello, I need some help. I've never used a DAW before and only have experience with audacity and a few other stuff. I loaded in an mp3 file and hit play to try to listen to it, but instead I got an error message saying "unable to open audio playback device". I'm only using Realtek audio and don't have an audio interface. I'm not a tech person so I'm not sure how to do anything... anyone know how to fix this? I only just downloaded today and am trying to figure things out and tried watching Youtube videos too but nothing worked. Help would be appreciated
  12. I just got started w/ Cakewalk. Here's my gear: Axiom AIR Mini 32 AMD A6-5400K APU w/ Radeon HD Graphics 3.60 GHz 24 GB RAM 64-bit OS, x64-based processor Windows 10 Home Electric guitar Here's what I want to do: Record guitar Use AIR to record drums, bass, keys I can record guitar and play it back, no problem. I can hear the metronome during recording and playback ,too. I record a MIDI track and I see the levels bouncing and the little dashes, but I can't hear anything during recording or playback. I've also tried importing a MIDI track, and I get the same results. I've tried changing the output on the relevant channels to all of the possible options, and all of the channels are solo'd (see pics ). I can get various instruments from the AIR in other software (Melodics and Abelton Live). What am I missing? TIA.
  13. I'm very new at this so please don't attack me for not knowing things. I'm sure it's an easy fix but I've tried and tried and tried to no avail. I can't get cakewalk to record any midi from my yamaha piano. I've got it set up with a USB2Midi cable, the computer's recognising it fine, I've followed all the instructions online to get it set up the way it should be, but for some reason cakewalk still won't recognise when it's being played or record anything. I'm at my absolute wits end, please help!
  14. Hello all, I'm a new user (just downloaded the program today) and I'm hoping to get some guidance on a workflow that will work for me. I compose music for concert band and orchestra. I typically use the program MuseScore to compose the sheet music. In the past, I've simply exported the MP3 audio directly from MuseScore to create audio renderings of my pieces. The audio quality is ... just OK, at best. However, I recently bought the EastWest Hollywood Orchestra VST to improve the sound quality, and I downloaded Cakewalk as a way to play the EastWest sounds I bought. I'm not looking to record audio in Cakewalk at all (either with live instruments or a MIDI keyboard. I don't even have a MIDI keyboard). What I'd really like to do is to be able to export a MIDI file from the notation program MuseScore, import it into Cakewalk, and assign / "plug in" the EastWest instruments to each respective MIDI track in Cakewalk to make a good rendering. I just can't figure out how to do this on my own, and I'm just itching to get started. Thanks in advance for any help! Much obliged.
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  16. I am new to cakewalk and music production as a whole so forgive my poor wording. My speakers cant handle this 808 bass sample resulting in "crackly" sound when it plays. I'm not sure how to fix it, I have tried adjusting the sample rate and nothing seems to work. As I stated I am new to music production so I am using the default audio drivers on my Surface Book 2 laptop(Driver mode:WASAPI Shared Sample Rate:44100 Input and Ouput Devices: Realtek High Definition) If more information is needed let me know. Below I have linked how the audio should sound(lil peep 808 1.wav) and how it sounds when I play it in cakewalk(808 bad). Any help is greatly apperciated. 808 bad.avi lil peep 808 (1).wav
  17. I downloaded Cakewalk today and started trying the features. But my metronome is not working, I open the preferences to see what happend and the place where I should be able to choose the sound I wanted the metronome to play is blank and I can't seem to find a way to work it out. Any ideas? The image is in portuguese but it doesn't change much.
  18. Hi, new user here, hope I'm in the right place in the forum, apologies if not! I imported a MIDI with both right and left hand piano notes separated on different tracks to spiff it up. Editing the right hands notes in the piano roll sounds fine. Left hand notes, however, are off-key (E flat sounds like E). I scoured my track settings and couldn't find anything different between the "right hand" and the "left hand" tracks. There are no FX applied. This makes editing... difficult, due to the left hand notes sounding incorrect, even when the right notes/chords have been input. The problem persists if I move the left hand notes into a brand new track with a new instrument. and out of the original MIDI track. I tried Google, to no avail. Any input is appreciated!
  19. New guy here, bear with me. This is the first time I'm setting up a guitar to use effects in a VST. I create a new audio track, I set the track input to a channel on my USB mixer. Output is set to Master. Plug in my guitar. Turn on input monitoring and I hear reverb, or echo, or something. I can't figure out where it's getting that; I don't have reverb on the channel, nor is it on the master bus I created. If I add a guitar VST, it immediately starts feeding back in a loop. I'm using headphones, so it's not audio feedback. I think something is routing the song back through the input, or something. I can't even get to square one. Any thoughts, suggestions or guidance? Perhaps a link to a tutorial? I've found a few, but none of them address this. Thanks in advance.
  20. Hi there... I have searched the internet, and browsed through the manual. I think the terms I am looking for are not the cakewalk terms (or anyone's) ? Or I'm just really bad at searching. I am not big into audio and don't know much, but I'd like to learn more. I have been using Davinci Resolve's Fairlight page to edit the audio for videos, but it kept crashing. Two things I could do easily in Fairlight are joining the two audio clips from a song that my camera split, and syncing two audio sources together by waveform. There is an audible click when I put the split clips from my camera together in cakewalk. (It could possibly be my camera's fault, but that's never happened before, or I'm doing something wrong in cakewalk.) And if I want to sync external audio to my camera's audio, I can do it with a few mouse clicks in fairlight which analyzes the waveforms and puts the clips in sync. I have no idea how to do that in cakewalk. I'm guessing it has something to do with the audio snap, but when I tried to follow instructions from the manual it didn't help. If that's where it's at, I'd be happy with just a confirmation on that, and I'll try harder. I'm hoping there's something automated in cakewalk, because I suck at doing it manually. Sorry for the probably dumb questions. When I search for things, a lot of the results don't make sense to me when I'm working with a live performance all recorded at the same time with a couple mics. (What would that be called in the audio world?) P.S. I'm not mixing anything, but I'm really curious... How do you lay down live recordings in a mix and have them in sync with everything? I mean, what's the term I should search for to understand how people do this?
  21. To start things off: I'm still fairly new to Cakewalk. The only things I've done in this remake is take the original song I did in the free trial of Ableton Live 10 and redo the song in Cakewalk. I'm still progressing as I go along. What I did was take the intro and turn the synth notes into loops, importing the .wav samples into Cakewalk. Everything else is from scratch and memorization. I hope you like it. I would do all of this on my computer, but my computer has been acting funny and I lost all my stuff, leaving me to reinstall everything. So, there aren't any screenshots or video recordings of me recreating the song. Here is the link to the song: https://soundcloud.com/audiseemusic/mastermind My mastering needs work, so please bare with me. Thank you for listening.
  22. Hello, I have just installed CW curious about music production a hobby. There is no output, all the gauges and so on are showing levels but there's no sound. Other programs and sources and so on play as usual. I haven't changed anything physically. I've played around with all the audio output preferences but nothing seems to get CW playing back. Obviously I've missed something super basic but if anyone could help me get CW to play on an output that would be much appreciated. Many thanks in advance.
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