Cakewalk imports multi-channel (surround) files as a group of mono files. If the files contain information that labels the speaker location of each channel in the file, Cakewalk copies these labels to the clips in your audio tracks, but does not pan the tracks according to these labels. This is because you may not have your Cakewalk project set to the same multi-channel format as the imported project.
Dolby AC3 encoded files. (.ac3)—these are encoded for Dolby surround. You will need to install an AC3 decoder filter such as this one: in order to be able to decode these files in Cakewalk.
1. Use the File > Import > Audio command to open the Import Audio dialog box.
3. Check Import As Mono Tracks.
4. Click Open.
Tip: You can also rip the soundtrack from a video file by opening the video file directly from the Import Audio dialog box.
Tip - Searching Documentation
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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.