Note: This is a preview feature that is subject to change in the future. As always, about how any of our new (and existing) features are working for you!You can export Cakewalk projects to BandLab as well as download projects from your BandLab library and open them in Cakewalk. Import and export operations present several useful workflows, including:
1. In the Control Bar’s Export module, select either Project or Selection to specify if you want to publish the entire project, or only selected clips and tracks.If you want to publish individual tracks or buses, and the project contains more than 12 tracks or buses, you must select Selection and manually select the tracks or buses you want to export.
2. Click the Export button, then select BandLab to open the Publish to BandLab dialog box.
Project Name. Specify the name of the project as you want it to appear in BandLab. By default, the name is inherited from the Cakewalk project name.
Mix. Publish the entire mix as a single track.
Tracks. Publish individual tracks, up to a maximum of 12 tracks. If the project contains more than 12 tracks, you must select Selection in the Export module and manually select the tracks you want to export.
Buses. Publish bus outputs, up to a maximum of 12 buses. If the project contains more than 12 buses, you must select Selection in the Export module and manually select the buses you want to export, along with the audio tracks that feed the buses. For details, see Bus selection and Select tracks/buses that are assigned to a specific bus.
4. Click OK.The project is exported to the C:\Users\<user name>\Documents\BandLab\Uploads folder. BandLab Assistant (see BandLab Assistant) detects any new or updated folder and files, and automatically uploads them to your BandLab library. This may take a while depending on project size and upload speed.
1. Open BandLab Assistant (Utilities > BandLab Assistant).
2. Select the Library tab.
4. On the drop-down menu, select Download Stems.The project is exported to the C:\Users\<user name>\Documents\BandLab\Downloads folder, along with an \Audio subfolder that contains all the associated audio tracks. The exported project contains one clip per track, and track colors and initial volume and pan settings are preserved.Figure 50. BandLab Assistant.
Note: After you save a BandLab project in the web or mobile app, wait a few minutes before you use the Download Stems command in BandLab Assistant. This will provide sufficient time for all tracks to be mixed down in the background, and prevent any incomplete audio tracks from being downloaded. If you receive any error messages when opening a BandLab project in Cakewalk, use the Download Stems command again to redownload the project.To open a BandLab project as a new Cakewalk project, do one of the following:
In the Media Browser, select the BandLab Projects content location preset to show all exported BandLab projects in the C:\Users\<user name>\Documents\BandLab\Downloads folder. Double-click the desired project folder, then double-click the BandLab Interchange file (.blx).Figure 51. Media Browser.
1. Go to File > Open or press CTRL+O to open the Open dialog box.
2. In the Go to Folder drop-down list, select BandLab Interchange File (.BLX) to navigate to the C:\Users\<user name>\Documents\BandLab\Downloads folder.The BandLab Interchange file opens as a new untitled Cakewalk project that must be saved with a new file name.Figure 52. File Open dialog box.To import a BandLab project into the current Cakewalk project, do one of the following:
Go to File > Import > BandLab Project.
In the Media Browser, select the BandLab Projects content location preset to show all exported BandLab projects in the C:\Users\<user name>\Documents\BandLab\Downloads folder. Double-click the desired project folder, then drag the BandLab Interchange file (.blx) to the Track view.Tracks from the BandLab project are inserted below the last track, color-coded to match their original track colors.Figure 53. Media Browser.
Tip: You can also drag individual tracks from the exported BandLab project’s \Audio folder.
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