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YouTube Channels for Cakewalk

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I'd like to start a topic where we can post Cakewalk-centric YouTube channels.

My latest find is Bongonzo, who is into beat making and EDM-related topics: https://www.youtube.com/c/Bongonzo

I discovered him by way of a new video about automation by Lorene "Produce Aisle." https://www.youtube.com/c/TheProduceAisleMusic

Here are some more, if I forget anyone, my apologies.

@John Vere's Cactus Studios: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIImmMf5qdvYsgRLQvlZlFA

@Xel Ohhhttps://www.youtube.com/c/XELOhh1

@Creative Saucehttps://www.youtube.com/c/CreativeSauce (who just did a "Fix My Mix" with Lorene)

@Robert McClellan's Home Studio Simplified

JustDaNorm: https://www.youtube.com/c/JustDaNorm/

@AdK Studioshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC92yvXuf5WO5KG11V8MWtbw

 

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The odd thing about you tube and where your most hits come from is it’s generally just Google search. My second most hits come from Facebook which has at least 6 different Cakewalk/Sonar pages. My lowest hit count actually comes from this forum because it’s really becoming a thing from the past. I think this is sad in a way because people get way better help here than on Facebook. I totally hate trying to follow threads on Facebook. 
It’s pretty rare someone will get bad advice from here, but it’s totally opposite on Facebook.

I had a lot of fun making the tutorials but I’m at the end of having any spare time for that stuff. Finally there are live shows to play again so time to change my strings and dust off the old PA system. 

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5 hours ago, John Vere said:

My lowest hit count actually comes from this forum because it’s really becoming a thing from the past. I think this is sad in a way because people get way better help here than on Facebook. I totally hate trying to follow threads on Facebook. 
It’s pretty rare someone will get bad advice from here, but it’s totally opposite on Facebook.

Well, until the Rolling Stones started taking him on tour with them, B.B. King was a thing of the past, too, so I will be keeping the forum flame alive until something actually better, and by that I mean "better at conveying information and fostering a sense of community" rather than "better at attracting people with the attention span of a cocker spaniel puppy" comes along to replace forums.

I think the issues with Facebook are at least twofold, maybe more. First, information posted there is really ephemeral. It scrolls away, it's gone, no searching topics or thread titles. I eventually get bummed about answering the same questions over and over. Second, some answers really need to be long, and Facebook doesn't lend itself to that, big blocks of text in smaller type. Third, due to its structure and culture, Facebook encourages people to try to be "helpful" when they really have no idea what they're talking about.

Forums have the advantage that they are communities, and as such, reputation has a certain amount of value, both for people holding the opinion and for the person hoping to get and maintain a good reputation. If I think someone is being a little rough on a n00b, I'll try to pop in and encourage civility because I have something invested in helping the community be a welcoming and friendly place. Facebook, and especially YouTube, encourage a more "hit and run" style.

Lord knows, I just saw a YouTube Cakewalk user who asked his viewers for help with a crackling and dropout issue he was having with Cakewalk on a powerful new computer (turned out to be a plug-in, surprise!). There were 2 or 3 valuable responses, and the rest were suggestions to switch to whatever DAW the person typing favored. One person suggested he try ASIO4ALL (rather than the driver supplied for his RME PCIe interface).

5 hours ago, John Vere said:

I had a lot of fun making the tutorials but I’m at the end of having any spare time for that stuff. Finally there are live shows to play again so time to change my strings and dust off the old PA system.

Great use of the downtime, John! Your collection is a great set of tutorials on the basics.

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9 hours ago, Jim Fogle said:

Chernobyl Studios

I tend to forget about his (actually quite good, especially given that he does metal, an underserved genre in the world of tutorials) series due to the amount of bitterness I've seen him express toward BandLab and to this forum. Apparently early on he approached them about getting them to finance his efforts. BandLab, with their "attraction rather than promotion" policy toward marketing Cakewalk, could offer him nothing but encouragement.

It's regrettable, because from what I've seen of his tutorials, he's really skilled with SONAR/Cakewalk. Sure it would be great if Cakewalk could get a bit of marketing push, but given the choice between funding that and funding development, I'll have to go with development. The attraction rather than promotion strategy pays off when someone like Lorene discovers the software and goes nuts about how capable it is.

If I want all my friends to use it, all I have to do is tell them about it and let them go with it if they choose.

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I initially read that first line as 'undeserved' rather than 'underserved'. Thought that was a bit harsh about metal 😉

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I dunno, I'm a metal producer and there's a LOT of crap out there (some of it is mine 😒)

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Streamworks Audio's SWA Complete SONAR X2 is old, but covers 90%+ of what Cakewalk does:

@abacab has kindly listed a description and links to each chapter in this post:
 

 

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5 hours ago, Lord Tim said:

I dunno, I'm a metal producer and there's a LOT of crap out there (some of it is mine 😒)

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Sturgeon's Law says that 90% of everything is crap, so what can we do but endeavor to rise above? It takes a lot more to put together a metal track than it does my arpeggiator-and-drum machine opuses. As ever, trying for the magic Sturgeon's 10% is where the rabbit meets the road.

One of those things: stick around in the wide world of music long enough and you'll wind up with odd kinds of cred. Long decades before I was an electronic bunny making trippity-bloopity music for dozens to shake their body and drift off into space to, I played somewhat "harder" styles, including what would later fall under the umbrella of "grunge." Music by former teenage punks who had stuck with it long enough to acquire music skills and turn to the music of their childhoods (classic hard rock and funk) for inspiration.

In one of my SF bands I was half of a rhythm section with Jef "Wrest" Whitehead, who later became known as American Black Metal pioneers Leviathan. That's gotta afford at least some metal cred upon my head? I hope so. If not, well, it sure was musical fun playing bass with that guy. He tore it the fsck UP on the skins. We locked in like Fred and Ginger. I checked out what he's done as Leviathan, and typically for him, it's pretty excellent.

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Latest find, CBBTV by @RexRed.

He seems to favor longer streams that demonstrate his own use of the software as opposed to shorter tutorials. I find it instructive to watch other people use Cakewalk, as we each seem to have our own workflows and tricks.

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Cakewalk by Bandlab Tutorials for Beginners by Audio Tech TV.    This playlist has 17 video tutorials.  Audio Tech TV's YouTube channel has 86,100 subscribers at this point in time.

Cakewalk by Bandlab Tutorials by Audio Sorcerer, Dan Spencer.  This playlist has 23 videos.  Dan Spencer's Audio Sorcerer YouTube channel presently has 11,700 subscribers.  His videos keep on subject  and are short,

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