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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.
Manual comping. When Take lanes are visible on a track, you can use the Smart tool or Comping tool to isolate overlapping takes. Simply click or drag across a take, and all other overlapping takes in the same track are muted. For details, see Comping with the Smart tool and Comping tool.
Speed comping. After recording multiple takes, you can audition any individual take, use keyboard shortcut keys to audition other takes and then select which take you want to use. For details, see Speed comping.
Go to Edit > Preferences > Project - Record, or right-click the Record button to access recording settings in the Preferences dialog box.
Under Recording Mode, select Comping.
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.
Click the target track’s Expand/collapse Take Lanes button so Take lanes are visible.
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.
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.
Click the Record button in Control Bar’s Transport module.
Table 14. Record modes 
No (unless global Store Takes in Separate Tracks option is enabled in Edit > Preferences > Project - Record)
Note: When loop recording, you will not be able to hear the prior loop passes until you stop recording. This is because takes are only committed after recording is stopped.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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