I've had this cakewalk for about 3 years, still haven't been able to do anything with it. I think I'm going to donate this to the salvation army and buy a different software. I have read ALL of the documents.
I have a Yamaha PSR 320, I adapt a midi cable to my sound card, Roxio, and I get nothing.
I need help, I have to start my projects. Please someone Help me or send me to a site where documents are correct.
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Re: Connecting Yamaha to cakewalk.
Check this out and see if it solves your problem. http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/KnowledgeBase/KnowledgeBaseDetail/0,,CNTID%25253D10150%252526CTID%25253D,00.html Also, Cakewalk has a forum and here is the hardware section: http://forum.cakewalk.com/tt.asp?forumid=8
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Think of MIDI like the old time player pianos where you put a roll into it and the punches on the paper roll told the piano what notes to play. MIDI is a way for computers and musical instruments to communicate what is being played. When you plug your keyboard into your computer and enable it in Cakewalk, then Cakewalk records what notes you are playing on your keyboard (makes a piano roll file). Then when you tell Cakewalk to play this file back it communicates to your keyboard and says play these notes just like a person was sitting there playing these notes. The distinction here is you are recording and playing back your performance (which keys you pressed, how hard you struck the keys, how long you held the keys for sustain, etc...). No sound is actually being recorded, just the PERFORMANCE. When you play it back, the keyboard regenerates the sounds on the fly just as if you were actually sitting there performing the music again. Same thing applies to other MIDI enabled instruments (drums, guitar, saxaphone, etc...). This opens up all kinds of possibilities, you can redirect the recorded MIDI file to a completely different sound or instrument. Example... you record MIDI of you playing piano song, then you have Cakewalk play this MIDI back to your keyboard but you change the sound on your keyboard to guitar, it will play the same song, but now you will hear guitar instead of piano. Get it?
oooooooooooh Aardvark is old now, but i think it should still work. U've got to find out what kind of drivers it uses, and then go to Options >audio>advanced and choose them (MME or WDM or ASIO) accept that and go bk to optons>audio>general and run the wave profiler to make the changes take effect. Def check the forums at the Cake site as there are alot of folks that still use Aardvarks.....
Sounds like you have a latency problem. This can be for a variety of reasons, something Cakewalk admits. The reason for that could be everything from processor limitations, not enough RAM, your soundcard, or simply that you need to change the latency configuration in the audio settings menu of the program. Considering that that is the cheapest fix, try changing settings first. Be sure to follor the help information in Cakewalk - they can be a little confusing for Cakewalk (I have no idea why they can't seem to explain their programs after all these years) but you will be able to figure out what settings are right for you.
My guess is that when you record, you are listening to the previously recorded track, and playing to it. Then when you play it all back as a mix, they are not in sync as when you were recording them.
If that is not the problem, plesae explain further. You are able to monitor your previously recorded tracks, right? Not just playing each track "blind" and trying to have them match? Hope not. That is rarely possible - if at all.
If you are monitoring your prerecorded tracks while recording on top of them and it sounds different when you play it back, it's definitely latency.