When Cakewalk is used alone, or with an external device that does not have its own clock or timing signal, you use one of two clock sources: Internal or Audio.When the clock source is set to Internal, Cakewalk uses the clock built into the computer or the computer’s MIDI interface as its timing source. If your projects contain only MIDI (no audio), this is the most efficient method of playback.If your projects contain MIDI and audio, or only audio, you should set the clock source to Audio. This lets the sound card clock determine the correct speed for audio playback and automatically synchronizes MIDI playback to match the audio. For more information, see System configuration.When either of these clock sources is used, you can also configure Cakewalk to drive other MIDI devices using MIDI Synchronization. For more information, see MIDI synchronization. If you need to send MIDI Time Code (MTC), Cakewalk will send this data regardless of the clock setting.Do one of the following:
Go to Edit > Preferences > Project - Clock and select Internal.
In the Control Bar’s Sync module, click the Sync Type button and choose Internal Sync on the pop-up menu.Figure 565. The Sync module.A. SMPTE/MTC format B. Incoming timecode C. Sync typeDo one of the following:
Go to Edit > Preferences > Project - Clock and select Audio.
In the Control Bar’s Sync module, click the Sync Type button and choose Audio Sync on the pop-up menu.
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