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There are several ways to get started with a project in Music Creator. When Music Creator is opened, you will be greeted with the Quick Start dialog box. Let’s take a look at the options available in this dialog box.
Watch Video Tutorials. Click the Watch Video Tutorials button to access online video tutorials.
Open a Demo Project. Click the arrow at the end of the drop-down menu to display a list of installed demo projects. Choose the one you want to open, and click the Open a Demo Project button to open it.
Create a New Project. Clicking this button opens the New Project File dialog box, which displays a list of templates for new projects. Select the one you want to open, and click the button to create a new project.
Open a Project. Clicking this button is the same as using the File > Open command. The Open dialog box appears, displaying the contents of your Music Creator project folder. Select the project you want to open, and click OK.
Open a Recent Project. Select from a list of projects recently opened. Choose the one you want to open, and click the button to open it.
Help. Select the topic you want to learn more about, then click the Help button. The list contains links to topics in the online Help and content on www.cakewalk.com.
Close. Use this button to close the Quick Start dialog box.
Show this at Startup.Clear this check box if you don’t want the Quick Start dialog box to launch the next time you start Music Creator.
Note: You can always open the Quick Start dialog box at any time by going to Help > Quick Start.
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Click the Create a New Project button .
Tip: You can also perform this same operation by clicking File > New from the main menu across the top of Music Creator’s screen.
The New Project File dialog box appears. Whenever you create a new project, you will be presented with this dialog box.
Name. Type the name of your project in the Name box. For this exercise, let’s name your project Tutorial 1.
Location. Use the Location box to specify where the project should be saved. Click to browse to a specific location. For this tutorial, use the default, as shown in the preceding figure.
Audio Path. Use the Audio Path box to specify where to save audio recordings for your project. Click to browse to a specific location. Again, let's use the default location, as shown in the preceding figure.
Store Project Audio in its own Folder. Select this check box if you want to store the project’s audio files in a separate folder. It is recommended that you select this option.
Template. This list shows all available pre-made templates included with Music Creator. A template is a project file that contains a preset configuration of tracks and buses. Music Creator features a variety of templates for a number of different uses. This list will also include any custom templates that you create. Your Template list may vary from the preceding figure. For this tutorial, select the template named Normal.
OK. Click OK to create a new project based on the specified settings.
Cancel. Click Cancel to close the New Project File dialog box.
Help. Click Help to open the online Help topic for the New Project File dialog box.
Click OK now to move forward with this tutorial.

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