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External devices ► Setting up control surfaces

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Go to Edit > Preferences > MIDI - Devices.
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In the Inputs list, make sure that the MIDI Input driver or drivers that your controller/surface uses are selected.
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In Cakewalk, go to Edit > Preferences > MIDI - Control Surfaces.
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Click the Add Controller/Surface button , which opens the Controller/Surface Settings dialog box.
4.
In the Controller/Surface field of the Controller/Surface Settings dialog box, find the name of your controller/surface, and select it. However, if you want to use Active Controller Technology, or if your controller/surface is not listed, select either the Cakewalk Generic Surface or the ACT MIDI Controller.
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In the Input Port and Output Port fields, select which MIDI input and output ports the controller/surface uses.
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Click OK to close the Controller/Surface Settings dialog box.
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In the Preferences dialog box, make sure that both the ACT and WAI check boxes are enabled, and click Close.
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Go to Edit > Preferences > MIDI - Control Surfaces.
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Under Control Strips Visible in, click one of the following:
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Track View. The controller/surface matches the channel strips that are visible in the Track view.
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Console View. The controller/surface matches the channel strips that are visible in the Console view.
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All Strips. The controller/surface shows all channel strips in the project.
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Go to Edit > Preferences > MIDI - Control Surfaces.
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In the Controller/Surface column, click the name of the controller/surface that you want to disconnect.
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Click the Delete button , which deletes the name of the controller/surface that you selected.
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Click Close.
You may want to increase the value of this Cakewalk.ini variable if you are experiencing sluggish UI responsiveness when using a control surface and playing back high CPU projects.
This variable should be set in the [Wincake] section. For example:
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