Comping record mode. The default recording mode in Cakewalk is called Comping. When recording, previously recorded material on the track is not heard. When a recording is done, the newly recorded material is unmuted and all other takes are muted for the duration of the new material. Each take appears on its own Take lane, with the newest take on top. For details, see Comping record mode and Recording modes.
The default recording mode in Cakewalk is called Comping. When recording, previously recorded material on the track is not heard. When a recording is done, the newly recorded material is unmuted and all other takes are muted for the duration of the new material. Each take appears on its own Take lane, with the newest take on top.
1. Go to Edit > Preferences > Project - Record, or right-click the Record button to access recording settings in the Preferences dialog box.
2. Under Recording Mode, select Comping.
3. If you want to loop record multiple alternative takes, select Store Takes in a Single Track under Loop Recording. Click OK to close the Preferences dialog box.
5. Click the target track’s Expand/collapse Take Lanes button so Take lanes are visible.
6. Click the track’s Record button to arm the track for recording. Note: It is important that you arm the parent track, not an existing Take lane.
b) Right-click the Time Ruler and select Set Loop Points on the pop-up menu (or press SHIFT+L). You can also click the Set Loop Points to Selection button in the Control Bar’s Loop module.
8. Click the Record button in Control Bar’s Transport module.
9. When recording is complete, click the Stop button .Take lanes are named automatically. The first lane is named T1, the next lane is named T2, etc. The newest (chronologically youngest) take is shown on top. The lane number always stays with a lane, even if you reorder, insert or delete lanes.Figure 210. The most recent take is unmuted and on top.
Table 14. Record modes You can use any combination of looping and Auto Punch in either Comping, Overwrite, or Sound on Sound mode.Cakewalk’s Smart tool or Comping tool have an isolate function that allows you to select a region on one Take lane and automatically mute the same region in all other Take lanes on the same track.The mouse pointer looks like when comping operations are possible. Simply click a take to isolate the take, or drag to make a time selection, and Cakewalk automatically mutes all other overlapping takes in the same track. Clips are split, if necessary, in order to be isolated or muted.
Tip: When comping, enable Aim Assist (Edit > Aim Assist, or press X) so you can clearly see which clips overlap at the position you click. When you click or drag to isolate a take, any other takes on the same track that intersect the Aim Assist line will be muted.Figure 211. Click the take you want to isolate.When a clip is split, the two resulting clips contain identical data, but are cropped differently. Cakewalk will intelligently create as few clips as possible when comping. If a clip has been split, it can later be “healed” by removing the split. Cakewalk can heal split clips if two clips are abutting, and contain the identical audio data, as long as the clips have not been moved relative to each other.When you use the Smart tool or Comping tool to isolate and mute/unmute, Cakewalk will automatically “heal” any split clips if possible in order to reduce the number of clips. You can simply focus on identifying the regions you want to hear (isolate), and Cakewalk will automatically split, mute/unmute, and heal clips.Figure 212. Drag to select the region you want to isolate.Figure 214. Drag to isolate another region, and Cakewalk automatically heals previous splits, if necessary.You can also manually heal abutting healable clips. To do so, select the clips, then hold down the CTRL key and click one of the selected clips.
Tip: You can mute/unmute individual clips if you want to have several overlapping takes unmuted. To do so, right-click and select Clip Mute/Unmute on the pop-up menu, or select the clip and press K.
Selection. If the clicked spot is within a selection region anywhere on that track, the entire selection is isolated.
Mute/Isolate regions. The boundaries of muted and unmuted regions are the zone boundaries. All mute/unmute regions across all Take lanes are used.
Clips. The cropped points of the clicked clip are the zone boundaries.
Table 15. Speed comping keyboard shortcuts
Tip - Searching Documentation
Tip: To search for a specific topic, type your search query in the Search Cakewalk.com field at the top right of this page.
When the search results appear, click which product's documentation you would like to search to filter the search results further.
Note - Using Offline Help
Note: If you prefer to always use offline Help, go to Edit > Preferences > File > Advanced in your Cakewalk software and select Always Use Offline Help.
If you are not connected to the internet, your Cakewalk software will default to showing offline help until an internet connection becomes available.