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 108. 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.
Tip - Searching Documentation
Tip: To search for a specific topic, type your search query in the Search Cakewalk.com field at the top right of this page.
When the search results appear, click which product's documentation you would like to search to filter the search results further.
Note - Using Offline Help
Note: If you prefer to always use offline Help, go to Edit > Preferences > File > Advanced in your Cakewalk software and select Always Use Offline Help.
If you are not connected to the internet, your Cakewalk software will default to showing offline help until an internet connection becomes available.