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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.
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By default, Cakewalk uses the MMCSS task profile named Pro Audio
. If desired, you can instruct Cakewalk to use a custom MMCSS task profile.
Under Configuration Settings
Edit Config File
file opens in the default Windows text editor.
, locate the entry called
and set it to the desired profile name. For example:
and close the Windows text editor.
Click Reload Config Settings
to reload the current audio configuration settings from
Tip - Searching Documentation
Tip: To search for a specific topic, type your search query in the
field at the
top right of this page.
When the search results appear, click which product's documentation you would like to search to filter the
search results further.
Note - Using Offline Help
Note: If you prefer to always use offline Help, go to
Edit > Preferences >
File > Advanced
in your Cakewalk software and select Always Use Offline Help.
If you are not connected to the internet, your Cakewalk software will default to showing offline
help until an internet connection becomes available.