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Step Recording in Cakewalk by Bandlab can be a great way to lay down tracks if you’re not keyboard savvy. Step recording is a method of recording MIDI notes one note or chord at a time. It’s a very easy and precise way to record, but can sound mechanical if used in the wrong situation. You use step recording in its typical form by choosing a step size, such as a quarter note, and then playing a note on your MIDI keyboard. Here’s some shortcuts to help: http://bit.ly/Step_Record_Shortcuts
I'm having a little trouble with these features and I've finally kind of wrapped my head around it. In short, i'd like to request a feature in the step-seq and record modules where you can select the midi channel it listens on. Currently, both modules appear to listen to all devices omni. I know this because regardless of which device I enter a note from or which channel, it'll be recorded. This causes an issue for me because i have 6 different midi instruments and various merging and routing configured. The end result is steps that I enter are being echoed elsewhere in the midi chain, and this causes the modules to either not record the steps at all, or record them erroneously and inconsistently. I know the midi data is getting to the modules, because they will proceed to the next step when i press a key, but often will fail in recording the data. I think a simple channel routing option for the modules would suffice to fix the problem for me. If i remove or mute all other midi devices than my master controller, the modules work fine, but this is not a tenable solution going forward and just leads to me wasting precious time on twiddling settings rather than creating music. Thanks!