Cakewalk provides the ability to use plug-in audio effects. Some audio plug-in effects are supplied with Cakewalk. Others can be purchased from third-party software manufacturers, and appear automatically in Cakewalk’s menus once they are installed on your system. If you need help when using a plug-in, press the F1 key on your computer keyboard to open the plug-in’s help file. Please note that third-party plug-ins may not have a help file.Using plug-in effects is similar to using the audio processing commands off-line. The overall procedure is as follows:
You can add audio effects, like MIDI effects, to audio tracks in real time (during playback) in the Console and Track views. Unlike some of the audio processing discussed so far, using effects in real time is non-destructive. This means that the audio clip data itself is not modified, and no new audio files are created. For more information about real-time effects, see Mixing.
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