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The Cakewalk Reference Guide PDF can be accessed directly from this forum. To view and download the PDF, click the Cakewalk by BandLab forum menu and select Reference Guide PDF, or download the PDF directly from here.

 

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This is a great idea, a most wonderful thing, thank you so much.

It will be of so much help to new users who are starting with CbB and never had access to this before.

Note to new users: the Reference Guide is not merely the HTML documentation in PDF form, it's a much more detailed 2,600 page book on how to use Cakewalk.

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17 hours ago, Morten Saether said:

The Cakewalk Reference Guide PDF can be accessed directly from this forum. To view and download the PDF, click the Cakewalk by BandLab forum menu and select Reference Guide PDF, or download the PDF directly from here.

 

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Wow! It is true that Bandlab is listening to the community 😄 Can this manual be accesible from the DAW help menu? Thanks!

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Thank you for providing this pdf file to new Cakewalk by BandLab users.

Wow!  First look reaction.  From a quick look there has been a lot of revisions and updates from the last edition of the Sonar Reference Manual.  Congratulations to whoever has been working on the project.

I am impressed.

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On 4/5/2019 at 2:52 PM, Morten Saether said:

The Cakewalk Reference Guide PDF can be accessed directly from this forum. To view and download the PDF, click the Cakewalk by BandLab forum menu and select Reference Guide PDF, or download the PDF directly from here.

 

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So, happy to see it. I moved it to OneDrive so I can access from anywhere. The online documentation is very hard to read on my phone which I routinely use for technical reading when I have downtime (doctor's office, waiting for planes, etc.) Hope it can be kept reasonably current.

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On 4/6/2019 at 5:08 AM, Feral State Sound said:

Can this manual be accessible from the DAW help menu?

Our own @scook created a handy utility for adding items to the Utilities menu, and I found that it works a treat for adding an entry to launch the Cakewalk Reference Guide.

http://forum.cakewalk.com/Adding-programs-to-the-SONAR-Utilities-Menu-a-new-tool-Updated-for-CbB-m3237117.aspx

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Congratulations to Cakewalk by Bandlab and Morten Saether for the absolute hands down "BEST" music composition software I have ever had the pleasure of using.  I have been in the producing/directing segment of music for 40 years and I can say unequivocally that Cakewalk by Bandlab  cannot even be compared to any other music production software.   It is so far superior in every regard that I don't even know where to begin my accolades.  THANK YOU BANDLAB for coming up with the very best top notch software in the business.  I only hope that others become aware of your excellent products early on in their careers.  Very best to Bandlab and wishes for you to totally RULE in this exciting music production business...…...respectfully Archie Newton...……….San Diego Ca. 

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gulp....2,600 pages.  is there a pdf handy guide as in "import something, record a couple of tracks on top and get the basics".  thanks

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10 hours ago, jon bees said:

gulp....2,600 pages.  is there a pdf handy guide as in "import something, record a couple of tracks on top and get the basics".  thanks

@jon bees,

2600 pages is the size of the final Sonar Reference Guide pdf file.  The April, 2020 Cakewalk Reference Guide pdf file was 1704 pages while the November, 2020 Reference Guide pdf file is 1802 pages.

While that is still huge it is current by including information about all the updates from Sonar to 2020.11

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On 11/19/2020 at 6:59 AM, jon bees said:

gulp....2,600 pages.  is there a pdf handy guide as in "import something, record a couple of tracks on top and get the basics".  thanks

Where are you seeing this page count? The link at the top of this thread goes to the current manual, which is now down to around 1,700. Still quite a tome, but it's a substantial removal of outdated and redundant material. There is a getting started section.

Your best bet, if you are okay with the YouTube format, is to go to the Tutorials Subforum and start browsing. With just the current ones that @Creative Sauce and @Xel Ohh (and others') are putting out, you should find plenty of guidance.

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55 minutes ago, Starship Krupa said:

. . . it's a substantial removal of outdated and redundant material.

I do recall that at one point there was a dramatic drop in number of pages which was due in large part to an increase in page size/more content per page. ** I recall doing a brief comparison of several sections and concluded it was not reduced to there being less content.  Not sure if substantial sections were removed since then.  One comparison of two versions was enough for me!!!! 

**"The version I downloaded 7-12-2019 (25.05.00) was 2188 pages.  The . . . 25.07.00 version . . . was 1724 pages."  [I did the comparison because a user expressed concern about having the correct version since the number of pages was so different.]

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edits; to add a link referencing page number reduction

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