Normally when you solo a track/bus in Cakewalk, the tracks or buses which are not soloed are essentially muted. Dim Solo is a mode in which non-soloed audio tracks/buses are still audible but at a reduced level. The default gain reduction is -6 dB, but can also be configured for -12 dB and -18 dB.Dim Solo is useful when you want to focus on a specific track but you still want to edit/mix the track in context with the entire mix. This allows you to hear all tracks while the soloed track stands out from non-soloed tracks.
Click the Dim Solo button in the Control Bar’s Mix module.Figure 70. The Mix module.When Dim Solo is enabled, non-soloed audio tracks will play at a reduced gain rather than 0 gain (mute).When Dim Solo mode is enabled, the amount of gain reduction applied to non-soloed tracks or buses is specified in the Preferences dialog box.
1. Go to Edit > Preferences > Audio - Driver Settings.
2. Set the Dim Solo Gain setting to either -6 dB, -12 dB or -18 dB and click OK.The Dim Solo dB setting is saved with each project.
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