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Johan Krafft

External audio editor

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As an old Cakewalk and Sonar user, I am wondering if it is possible in this new Bandlab edition of the software to add an external audio editor such as Sound Forge under the "utilities" menu for Quick editing of wave files? I have searched but have not been able to find anything covering this topic.

I cannot find a section in the preferences to set the directory of an external audio editor. Reading the reference manual there is an option in Cakewalk.ini - ToolTempFileDir. But I can't seem to get it to work.

Are there several cakewalk.ini files? Running dir cakewalk.ini /s I see 3 files at different locations. Is the file under c:\ProgramData\Cakewalk\Cakewalk Core  the one that should be edited, or a different one (\all users\cakewalk\cakewalk core or \app data\roaming…)

I am really happy to see that this software is still alive.

Kind regards


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Yes, the process has not changed in years.

It requires modifying the registry.

To make it easier, I wrote Tools Editor to add almost any type of file to the tools section of the utility menu.

The main thread for this is

A link to Tools Editor and other utilities are in the original post.

If you have any questions about its use please post in that thread.

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Thanks Scook!

I realized this as I stumbled upon this:

I manually edited the registry, and while doing so I remembered that this is the way we were doing it back in the days aswell! :)

All the best to you and thanks for your prompt reply. I can't wait diving into the Cakewalk world again, I am really excited.

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