cakewalk

Discussion in 'Sequencing Software' started by winterchild17, Oct 21, 2002.

  1. winterchild17

    winterchild17 New Member

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    hey i was wondering if anyone had some sort of tutorial for cakewalk that i can find online. i dont find the helpfile that comes with the program that helpful for me and i wanted to learn the more sophisticated functions of the program.
    thanks!~
  2. shaft99

    shaft99 New Member

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    I found the manual very helpful. The cakewalk site has various faqs as well.
  3. mooreweststud34

    mooreweststud34 New Member

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    Have u tried searching kazaa? type in cakewalk on Kazaa. Also try searching on search engines.
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    -Mm- New Member

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    ...or if you have any specific questions ask away...
  5. legendcasey

    legendcasey New Member

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    Can you make midifiles from scratch on cakewalk wothout a sound source ?? Am a newbie
  6. theARTiSAN

    theARTiSAN Administrator Staff Member Super Mod

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    Sure you can.
    If you don't have a midi-capable instrument, you can build a midi click by click.
  7. Wantless

    Wantless New Member

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    BTW...
    does anybody know a link to download cakewalk?
    ...
    this may not belong here
  8. Mannakin

    Mannakin New Member

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    check warez>com. you may find a full version there.

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    Don't post direct links for stuf like this - alter it as I did above
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  9. saxmidiman

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    Step recording through Cakewalk is tedious and does not allow for a lot of dynamic. Get a keyboard or other midi capable instrument (I have a GR-1 guitar synth.) and save yourself a lot of headaches.
  10. BlackHawk

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    It may be tedious, but for some, it's the only way to go.
    Besides, just edit your notes, and then draw a slightly wonky line with your mouse in the Velocity panel of the Controllers pane, and you'll get at least some tonal variation. Exactly how wonky you draw the line is up to you - think about what feel you are going for here.
  11. Jobu

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    With Cakewalk I use Groove Quantize to get a basic feel and then go back in and fine tune it. Or sometimes I use the Velocity Control Panel (Midi Effects) set to randomize. I dont find it tedious at all, I rather think its quite versatile.
  12. BlackHawk

    BlackHawk New Member

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    Agreed.

    Because of my hideous keyboard-playing skills, I often find myself having to do the clicky-clicky-clicky thing instead of playing lines into the sequencer.

    However, it is very versatile, and it's like everything else in life. The more you do it, the better and faster you get at it. It really is no big deal to me now to do things the manual way - as I'm as quick at it as I will ever need to be.
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    Errmm... i've tried searching for cakewalk in warez.com... but i still failed to download cakewalk... can anyone please help me?
  14. saxmidiman

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    I agree with the guys above, and take pride in trying desperately to create dynamic midi. I spend an incredible amount of time making sure the events in any of my sequences are just the way I want them. For the people who work with midi in my area of the country, they find this tedious. I find it can be incredibly satisfying and worthwhile. Even with keyboard, I constantly edit (quantize, interpolate etc. etc.) my midifiles.
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    Oops, I forgot to mention that if you use CAL script in cakewalk for the general things you do consistantly with every midifile, you will find that you can releive some of the tedium.
  16. gpercy

    gpercy New Member

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    Online tutorial manual for Cakewalk Metro can be found at Sagan Technologies website
  17. pardesi

    pardesi New Member

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    why dont u ppl use fruityloops? u can also make midi's
  18. Turbo

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    put roncat in your search bar and see what happens. There may be something there which will help you.
  19. jnglboogie

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    cakewalk books by scott garrigus are great
  20. flint

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    Cakewalk is quite easy to use, if you don't know how to use it, go to my site www.flintnt.com and find a tutorial there, there is nothing about midi, but nevertheless, interesting stuff....

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