You can add sound or music to a Cakewalk project in many different ways. You can record your own material using a MIDI-equipped instrument, use a microphone or another audio input to record digital audio information, or import sound or music data from an existing digital data file. With the Input monitoring feature, you can hear your audio instruments exactly how they sound in Cakewalk, including any plug-in effects (effects are not recorded, however). When you record audio or MIDI tracks, Cakewalk displays a wave preview of your recorded data as you record it.You can also input new material using your computer keyboard or mouse using the Piano Roll view, the Staff view, or the Event List view. For more information about entering music using these views, see The Staff view, The Piano Roll view, and The Event List view.
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