If you plan to publish your own songs, we encourage you to follow the General MIDI authoring guidelines. These guidelines are quite detailed about the exact layout of many types of song data, and a complete discussion of them can be found on the World Wide Web at www.midi.org. However, Cakewalk can help you to conform with the GM guidelines if you follow these practices:
Always save your master copy of any work in progress in Cakewalk project (.cwp) file format. When you are ready to publish your work, use the File > Save As command to create a Standard MIDI Format 0 file.
Load the “Turn GM System On” system exclusive bank (gmsystem.syx in your Cakewalk directory) in the Sysx view, and set the bank to Auto Send. This message will not only re-initialize a General MIDI compatible sound module to a known state, but will also tell Cakewalk to generate GM setup measures for your program changes when you save the project in Standard MIDI Format. See Variables in the [Options] section for information on disabling setup measure.
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