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Cakewalk 2022 Owners Manual Tutorials

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Here is the list of all my Cakewalk Tutorials. As I produce new ones they will be added to this list and posted at the bottom of the thread. This is a Course Style Tutorial Series. Watch in sequential order for best results. Otherwise you might have missed a lesson that will leave a hole in your knowledge of Cakewalk.

These are made to be easily  understood by people who have never used a DAW or audio equipment before. I try and cover every detail  and I do a lot of background research to make these as up to date and accurate as possible. If anyone finds an error or if I miss important information, please let me know. I'm always learning myself and often will find better workflows as time moves on. So as I do, I will make new videos. If you have any requests for topics please post them here. 

 I really do appreciate any feedback as it always helps me improve what I’m doing. 

My use of Cakewalk is focused on writing and recording Original Songs as well as creating backing tracks of Cover Tunes for live performance. I don't use Audio or Midi loops. I'm a musician so I play all my parts. Therefore this series will be of the most interest to people with a similar workflow. There are plenty of great tutorials on how to use loops like by  @Xel Ohh

my wed site: https://sites.google.com/view/cactus-studios/cakewalk-tutorials 

My You Tube Channel:    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIImmMf5qdvYsgRLQvlZlFA

Here are the links you can easily copy and paste into threads. List updated June 6th 2022

1-Audio Set up    https://youtu.be/JM8rKHQ9GIo
2-Midi Set up      https://youtu.be/AcDcCmjPaWg
3-Skylight interface     https://youtu.be/ZTGL5hiEOmc
4-Files+backups    https://youtu.be/RvW0JO0_w4c
5-Control Bar      https://youtu.be/hOSQEz-G7B0
6-Inspector        https://youtu.be/cD5z8uWgjeU
7-Browser          https://youtu.be/e8dJXydMj_M
8-Multi Dock       https://youtu.be/dKIs8bUZl2E
9-Workspaces       https://youtu.be/tzUtfEl4sps
10-Track View      https://youtu.be/1ctdDrGn7yI
11-Audio Tracks    https://youtu.be/iNPqNyoX4iU
12-Midi Tracks     https://youtu.be/ua8yq5z-e_M
13-Instrument Tracks     https://youtu.be/PXn5vVaJhcw
14-Midi Editing PVR   https://youtu.be/nOVjbk2nHqI                

15- Mixing a Song   https://youtu.be/Uc41XMPGQXk

16- Converting Audio to Midi  https://youtu.be/zpgEo1yZSwM

17-Metronome  https://youtu.be/fRkb5cUHs1A

18-Basic Audio Editing     https://youtu.be/TaXJJAT3758

19-Changing tempo of Audio    https://youtu.be/G0sm8cWrjIw

20-How to set up an Audio Interface    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2pnDOC7HEk        

21- Using Drum Replacer                     https://youtu.be/OnR0b8OPve8

22- Mixing a Song using my latest workflow   https://youtu.be/bGb0sLkgLts

23- Re making a song from the original- https://youtu.be/HuPc1RjBRbc

24- Mastering an Album  https://youtu.be/th5OuK1jEVE

25-Audio Track Advanced    https://youtu.be/mFlyxgTZj-c

26- Recording Narration   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99GLZBiMHdQ

27- Using Melodyne Basics     https://youtu.be/W0xsfLUtYM4

28- Export Features Part I - Overview     https://youtu.be/ETBGFp_YRrE

29- Export Features Part II What to Export and Tasks      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWG9k6mDVzs

30- Saving your Project as a Midi FIle    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDxjXBVmM4M

31- Transfer a Cakewalk Project to another DAW https://youtu.be/pXy0g2UtJ88

32-How to make a live multitrack recording-  https://youtu.be/CMeOd3yFTw4

33- How to split a multi track, multi song project into seperate projects https://youtu.be/9pZSmUaMHH0

 Other topics

101-Loud Max           https://youtu.be/w24ZQIkY4fw

102-Video Louder         https://youtu.be/fPbTJIhiDPI

103-Audio Interface      https://youtu.be/QUss7jzNB0A

104-Changing Sample Rate of Project  https://youtu.be/ZVBNf-jyuzI

105- Importing MIDI files  https://youtu.be/lKDfq-hTb7U

106- Why ASIO is important  https://youtu.be/liJqHlL8WA0

107 Fixing a Digital Piano   https://youtu.be/nVz2v2CJ6vc

 

The New 10 part series on Recording an Original Song

201- Preparing Project    https://youtu.be/oOJgZG0UhFM

202-Recording MIDI drums     https://youtu.be/0aCfiZJAymU

203-Recording Bass       https://youtu.be/aRkLxyCj2Qc

204-Recording MIDI piano   https://youtu.be/ukChpwDHXdY

205-Recording Guitars   https://youtu.be/IYjqAUbgFT8

206- Recording Vocals  https://youtu.be/KNqxWGE2ZJw

207- Recording Harmonies  https://youtu.be/vOq_dDnnGZg

208- Adding Interest  https://youtu.be/kleguHPahik

209- Adding effects  https://youtu.be/aT8rKkf8EZU

210- Mastering  your song   https://youtu.be/8MQptgvPrXg

 

 

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Update list June 13, 2022
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Thanks @Jacques Boileau I appreciate the feedback. 
 

Just posted “the Inspector “ tutorial today. You can see I’m in the process of totally revamping my Channel with a new look and I even figured out how to change the name to Cactus Studios BC instead of what it was.

Steep learning curve for not only digging deep into Cakewalk but learning how to become advanced on Movie Studio, OBS and You Tube. 

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Good stuff here John, this is a "must" for all new (and "old"; I've been on board since Cakewalk Professional 3.0) users!

Thanks for taking the time and putting in the effort!

t

hey, and thanks for all the wrk files you've shared...

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John

Your videos are great and it is so kind of you to do this. As you probably know, I have been here (CW user) for a long time. Back in the days of the old forums, Glennbo and the rest.

I still find your videos helpful and very well done

Thank You

Pathfinder, Stratman68 aka Frank   🙂 

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Hey thanks for the positive feedback, I need it. And Now I recognize your handle as the former Stratman68! Good to see you’re still around. This community goes way back for many of us, doesn't it.

  My views count is pretty slow to grow . I've been watching dozens of videos about how to improve things and I’m optimistic that at some point these will catch on. This one here is for a different series so therefor it's number 101 and right away its growing faster. This series will  bring  new users to Cakewalk as I demonstrate gear and plug ins but using Cakewalk. I’m even making how to improve audio for video tutorials  

 

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These are the Extras that are not part of the Owners Guide Series. I call these the 100 Series. 

101-Loud Max            

 


102-Video Louder        


103-Audio Interface     

      


105 Import Midi        

 

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On 12/3/2021 at 11:07 AM, John Vere said:

My views count is pretty slow to grow

Well the forum could help with that. Subscribe, Like and leave a comment over at YouTube once in awhile gang.

This means YOU, or as the French like to say, VOUS; meaning all youse guys!

Thanks again John!

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John, I love that your videos are so easy to follow.  Thank you for the tutorials and Happy New Year.  Stay Safe!

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Hi John,

Extremely valuable to have someone provide a continuously updated series of tutorials (which are very clear).

I admire your productivity! Hope you'll be able to keep this up for a long time to come (especially for newcomers to CbB...)

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Cheers John, new subscriber here.

I look forward to working my way through these. I've been using Cakewalk all the way back to Home Studio XL but still have so many gaps in my knowledge.

Andy

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Thanks for the positive feedback guys. It makes a difference. 
And please feel free to make requests and if I feel qualified to teach the topic I’ll do my best to create them. 

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