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How To Use Cakewalk by Bandlab - Tutorial For Beginners

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In this tutorial, I go over what you'll need to know about using Cakewalk by Bandlab. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

One bonus tip I didn't mention in the video; you can use your computer keyboard as a MIDI controller by going to the menu bar at the top > Views > Virtual Keyboard > Computer Keyboard.

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That's a really good video.  It looks as though you put a lot of thought into it.  It's difficult to determine what to cover versus what to leave out, isn't it.

Silly question but inquiring minds want to know    Did you record the audio track separately from the video?

I'm asking because while there is a nice ratio of silence to voice over the speed each word is spoken is quite fast.

 

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Thank you very much @fogle622, it did take a lot of curation of information to get it down to this.

It's funny that you ask, a lot of people say I talk really fast but I don't increase the speed of the audio playback. I do, however, record the voiceover separate from the video and cut out mess-ups, pauses, and other things to keep things straight to the point.

It's quite the tedious process but I don't have an audio interface to allow me to record clean audio as I record so it's really the only way I can make videos as of right now.

Thanks for asking, I'm glad you enjoyed the video.

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@Jake

I have a difficult time assimilating information.  I consider myself a perpetual beginner so I am always looking a videos that reinforce my knowledge.  I like that your video doesn't dwell on installation or setup.  I also like that your focus is more on midi rather than audio recording.

Two slices of information that would help beginners and users new to Cakewalk by BandLab are the availability of the virtual midi keyboard and what steps are required to make the TTS-1 the default midi sound module.

I hope you will consider slowing down the speed words are spoken in your sound track.  Listen to the soundtracks of commercials to get an idea of a speaking cadence that allows the listener to absorb the message.  Here is a useful rule-of-thumb:  one printed page equals about 1 minute of dialogue.  I think you may find that speaking at a cadence doesn't add time to a video but does increase comprehension.

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@fogle622

I genuinely appreciate you for taking the time to give me such honest and constructive feedback. I will definitely try to learn from commercials and find a good speed to speak at. After you made your first reply, I played back one of my videos at 0.75 speed and it really helped me appreciate how going so fast was actually making it hard to fully grasp what I was saying.

Thank you very much, I'm glad you mentioned all of this. I hope to be much more mindful of my cadence because of our conversation.

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