When you install Cakewalk, a few common instrument definitions are already set up for you and ready to use. Cakewalk also includes several hundred additional instrument definitions that you can import.These instrument definitions are stored in text files in your Cakewalk folder, organized largely by manufacturer. For example, all the instrument definitions for Roland gear are stored in the Roland.ins file; all the instrument definitions for Yamaha gear are stored in the Yamaha.ins file. The Misc.ins file contains miscellaneous instrument definitions.If Cakewalk does not include an instrument definition for your MIDI instrument, you can find additional and updated instrument definitions on the Downloads section of the Cakewalk website ( ). Simply download the files to your Cakewalk folder, unzip if necessary, and import the instrument definitions as described in To import instrument definitions.When you import an instrument definition, it is added to the master instrument definition file Master.ins. The contents of this file determines the list of instruments that appear in the Assign Instruments dialog box.
1. Go to Edit > Preferences > MIDI - Instruments.
2. Click Define to display the Define Instruments and Names dialog box.
3. Click Import to display the Import Instrument Definitions dialog box.
4. Choose the file that contains instrument definitions for your manufacturer, and click Open. Cakewalk displays a list of all the instrument definitions in the file.
6. Click Close to close the Define Instruments and Names dialog box.The instrument definitions you imported should now appear in the Uses Instrument list in the Assign Instruments dialog box.
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