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Hi there!

I'm new to the software and the forum, please forgive me if this might not be the right place for my thread. 

I came to cakewalk by searching for a Windows10 Software that I could record with using my touch screen. You see, in creative process, I am really anoyed in using the mouse trackpad whatsoever. I went a while with FL for android, which was fine for my purpose, but latency correction was really bad and my phone's touch screen is honestly not big enough. 

So here I am with my convertible, and I found Cakewalk should be fully customizeable in terms of GUI. So I wonder: Does anyone ever optimized a workspace for touch? What I need, is basically just simple functions, record, play, metronome , move, cut and split tracks. It would be wonderful if I could enlarge Play/Rec/Stop buttons for that. 

Is this possible in Cakewalk? Because if yes, I could really feel to love it, it would be wounderfull If i could switch from simple Demo-Recording mode into Sounddesign-Mixing mode using as a conventional DAW just by changign workspace. 

Thanks for your help,

Johannes

 

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On 6/2/2020 at 4:25 PM, Johannes Hinze said:

Hi there!

I'm new to the software and the forum, please forgive me if this might not be the right place for my thread. 

I came to cakewalk by searching for a Windows10 Software that I could record with using my touch screen. You see, in creative process, I am really anoyed in using the mouse trackpad whatsoever. I went a while with FL for android, which was fine for my purpose, but latency correction was really bad and my phone's touch screen is honestly not big enough. 

So here I am with my convertible, and I found Cakewalk should be fully customizeable in terms of GUI. So I wonder: Does anyone ever optimized a workspace for touch? What I need, is basically just simple functions, record, play, metronome , move, cut and split tracks. It would be wonderful if I could enlarge Play/Rec/Stop buttons for that. 

Is this possible in Cakewalk? Because if yes, I could really feel to love it, it would be wounderfull If i could switch from simple Demo-Recording mode into Sounddesign-Mixing mode using as a conventional DAW just by changign workspace. 

Thanks for your help,

Johannes

 

The GUI is not fully customizable.

Essentially you can only change the colors and graphics/textures.  

The size of objects is fixed.

I'd suggest learning some keyboard shortcusts (i..e play and stop is just hitting your space bar)

YOu could also setup a midi controler to potentially have those large buttons you want, but that might be beyond your computer comfort level.

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In spite of the lack of full customization, Cakewalk's touch screen capabilities are pretty cool. 

If you want further customization and a faster workflow I recommend you look into Elgato Stream Deck. You can set it up with any DAW including Cakewalk

This guy is using it in FL Studio.

 

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You could also look at TouchDAW as an alternative touch controller.

It'll work on any Android device ( a cheap €50 from Amazon does the job ), and it basically turns it into a Mackie Control, but with some extra customisation.

Mike at @Creative Sauce did a great video on how to set it up with an Android phone:
 

 

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If you don't have a touch screen this is great, or maybe if you can't be close to the computer. Looks interesting! 

FWIW Elgato has a free phone app as well.

Stream Deck Mobile

In addition to carrying hot keys over I especially like the multi functions that are capable of combining multiple actions together that will all happen with one touch of a button. This goes way deeper than DAW control since it can tie into just about any other controls system. 

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Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, Brian Walton said:

The size of objects is fixed.

Well... there is this, which may or may not work for the OP. 🙂

Edited by sjoens

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