Cakewalk by BandLab is free.
Get the award-winning DAW now.
Following the acquisition of certain assets and the complete set of intellectual property of Cakewalk Inc. from Gibson Brands on 2/23/18, BandLab Technologies announced the relaunch of SONAR as Cakewalk by BandLab - available free-to-download to all BandLab users worldwide.
My MIDI Controller Works in Cakewalk or my ReWire Application, but not Both. Choose different MIDI In ports for both Cakewalk and your ReWire application. Do this in Cakewalk by using the Edit > Preferences > MIDI - Devices command, and highlighting the MIDI In port you want to use in Cakewalk. If you only have one MIDI In port on your MIDI interface or sound card, enable that input in either Cakewalk or your ReWire application, and disable that input in the other application.
I Get a MIDI Input Error Message When I Open a ReWire Application. If you only have one MIDI Input port on your MIDI interface, you probably have that one reserved for Cakewalk, leaving none for your ReWire application. If you would rather use your MIDI controller in the ReWire application instead of Cakewalk, you can deselect your MIDI input port in Edit > Preferences > MIDI - Devices, and then select that MIDI Input from whatever menu your ReWire application has for that purpose. If you have multiple inputs on your MIDI interface, simply select different ones for Cakewalk and your ReWire application.