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Dialog box referencePreferences dialog ► Project - Record

Figure 548. The Record section.
The Record section lets you specify how Cakewalk records clips into tracks that already contain other clips. If you use loop recording, you can also specify whether to record takes in sequential tracks or stacked in a single track.
The Record section contains the following settings:
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Comping. Choose this option to create Take lanes and add sound to any pre-existing sound in the part of the track you are recording into. Pre-existing data will be automatically muted for the duration of the new recording.
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Sound on Sound. Choose this option to add sound to any pre-existing sound in the track you are recording into.
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Overwrite. Choose this option to overwrite any pre-existing sound in the part of the track you are recording into. Similar to Comping, but will non-destructively delete instead of mute pre-existing data.
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Allow Arm Changes During Playback/Record. Select this option if you want to arm and disarm tracks during playback and recording. This allows you to record to different tracks while the transport is rolling, without first having to stop playback in order to arm a track for recording.
Note: The Allow Arm Changes During Playback/Record option is disabled by default. When enabled, Cakewalk must keep all hardware input ports open so that it can dynamically arm tracks on the fly. With some drivers in WDM mode, this can add significant overhead if there are many input devices enabled in Edit > Preferences > Audio - Devices. This may lead to more frequent drop outs. When using this option in WDM mode, it is recommended that you disable all unused input drivers to minimize this overhead. Disabling unused inputs is not required when using ASIO mode.
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Only For Inputs in Project. When Allow Arm Changes During Playback/Record is enabled, Cakewalk must keep all hardware input ports open so that it can dynamically arm tracks on the fly. With some drivers in WDM mode, this can add significant overhead if there are many input devices enabled in Edit > Preferences > Audio - Devices. The Only For Inputs in Project option instructs Cakewalk to only open hardware input ports that are currently active in the project (i.e. assigned to a track).
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Exclude Synth Inputs. When Allow Arm Changes During Playback/Record is enabled, Cakewalk always pre-creates record files for synth inputs so that it can dynamically arm synth tracks on the fly. This can add significant overhead and may lead to lag in starting and stopping the transport in projects that contain many synth tracks. The Exclude Synth Inputs option instructs Cakewalk to not allow dynamic arming of synth tracks, thereby avoiding the overhead. When enabled, synth tracks can only be armed when the transport is stopped.
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Auto Punch. Choose this option to punch record, and then set the following options:
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Punch In Time. Enter the time where you want the new recording activity to begin.
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Punch Out Time. Enter the time where you want the new recording activity to end.
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Mute Previous Takes. Uncheck this option in Sound on Sound mode if you want to hear previous takes during Auto Punch.
Note: The Mute Previous Takes option has no effect during loop recording.
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Store Takes in a Single Track. Choosing this option causes Cakewalk to merge every new take with the previous takes, unless you choose Comping or Overwrite mode, which mutes each take except the newest one.
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Store Takes in Separate Tracks. Choosing this option causes Cakewalk to place each new take in the next available track. This method can quickly overwhelm your computer if you are recording audio data.
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Create New Lane. Always create a new lane for each take.
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Reuse Existing Lane. Reuse existing lanes for each take (this option is not available when using the Comping record mode).
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Reuse Existing Lane, Unless Takes Overlap. Reuse existing lanes for each take, and only create new lanes if takes overlap.
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New Takes on Top. Choosing this option causes Cakewalk to place the newest take above existing Take lanes. When disabled, the newest take is placed below existing Take lanes.
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Group all clips. All clips that are recorded at the same time are placed in a clip group.
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Group only clips in folders (default). All clips in folders are grouped. Different folders have different groups. Tracks not in folders are not grouped.
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Do not group tracks. Each new take will belong to a different clip group if loop recording is enabled.
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