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Feature Request: Have CAL script midi functionality included as part of the main interface

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I feel as if cakewalk is lacking compared to other DAW's with the ability to apply midi functions right from the interface instead of having to run outdated CAL scripts (which usually require editing), midi fx, or manually editing midi data. Some of the functions I would like to see are legato, split channel to tracks, selecting bass notes (selecting by frequency), chord function, strum, humanize etc. These types functions are available in studio one. It would be nice to have these easily available in the interface for cakewalk users.

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I totally agree with that. In 2020 a modern daw should have such functions for midi and audio available in a menu or by a right-click.

I hope Cakewalk by Bandlab will have those possibilities in the near future. CAL-scripts are old and need to be integrated in a modern way.

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It would be glad to hear something from the bakers if there are plans to implement/develop the old cal-scripts in a modern way.
In this point, Cakewalk by Bandlab really lacks comparing to other daws in 2020.

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Last I heard CAL scripts are no longer really supported. They are still there for those that know about them, well because some folks still use them and they still work. But the feature is no longer under active development, and it's been that way for a long, long  time.

A modern scripting language would be nice, though.

But perhaps if it is too ambitious for the current development resources to implement a full new scripting tool, then I would agree it would be nice to have the most important  MIDI functions that CAL supports built directly into the DAW.

 

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Yes, if CAL is a deprecated feature, any of its common uses should be implemented directly.

I've seen plenty of questions here on the forum answered with "run this CAL script," which shouldn't really be happening any more.

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3 hours ago, Starship Krupa said:

I've seen plenty of questions here on the forum answered with "run this CAL script," which shouldn't really be happening any more.

There are many things, however, that can only really be accomplished with CAL scripts (or much more efficiently anyway)

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On 9/14/2020 at 8:56 PM, Promidi said:

There are many things, however, that can only really be accomplished with CAL scripts

Hmm. How do other DAW's perform these tasks? Cakewalk is the only one I've used that even has a scripting language.

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32 minutes ago, Starship Krupa said:

Hmm. How do other DAW's perform these tasks? Cakewalk is the only one I've used that even has a scripting language.

What I would love the ability to do is assign CAL scripts to menu items and toolbar buttons.  At the moment, we have to use Studioware panels.

It's really a shame that, officially, CAL scripts (and Studioware panels) were depreciated...  Modernising CAL scripts and being able edit Studioware panels within CbB would take CbB to a whole different level.  Nothing, and I mean nothing, would be able to touch CbB for versatility if they did.

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