In percussion notation, parentheses around a note mean that it is a ghost stroke, played very lightly and barely heard. Cakewalk supports ghost strokes by displaying parentheses around any percussion note event with velocity less than 32 (a fixed, arbitrary threshold). If necessary, you can adjust the Vel+ parameter of the track and the velocities of the individual notes to effectively move this threshold without changing the way the note sounds.
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