You may get a “Cannot open MASTER.INS. No instrument definitions will be available” message when opening Cakewalk for the first time.The Master.ins file is used by Cakewalk to store instrument definitions for any hardware synthesizers you may own, but the file is not required for Cakewalk's operation. The file simply allows you to see banks and programs by name in Cakewalk.To re-generate the Master.ins file, do the following:The following message appears: “Cakewalk will now personalize your user settings...”
2. Click OK.Cakewalk copies over the Master.ins file behind the scenes and you will no longer receive this message.
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.