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Inserting tracks
Do one of the following:
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Click the Insert menu and choose Audio Track or MIDI Track.
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Right-click in the Track pane at the place where you want to insert a track, and select Insert Audio Track to add an audio track or Insert MIDI Track to add a MIDI track.
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Click the Add Track button in the Track view to open the Add Track menu.
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Use the Insert > Multiple Tracks command to open the Insert Tracks dialog box.
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If you want the main output that you chose to be the default output for new audio tracks, enable the Set as Default Bus check box. You can also choose the default bus by right-clicking a bus, and choosing Set as Default Bus from the pop-up menu.
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If you want your new audio tracks to contain a Send module that outputs to a specific bus, choose the bus in the Send field. If you choose None, the new audio tracks will not contain a Send module.
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Click OK to insert your tracks, or click Cancel to cancel the operation.
The Add Track button opens the Add Track menu, which consists of an Audio tab and an Instrument tab, each with relevant settings for creating audio or instrument tracks. You can specify the track type, number of tracks, and settings such as record enable, input monitoring, input and output.
Figure 119. Add Track button.
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Click the Add Track button to open the Add Track menu (or press SHIFT+INSERT).
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Select the Audio tab or Instrument tab, depending on which track type you want to create. The Instrument tab is also used for creating regular MIDI tracks.
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In the Track(s) box, specify how many tracks you want to create.
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Click Create.
Figure 120. Add Track workflow.
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Click the Add Track button to open the Add Track menu.
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Click the Audio tab.
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Input. Select the audio input device you want to use for recording.
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Record Enable. Activate the Arm for Recording button on each new track (requires an input to also be selected).
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Input Monitoring. Activate the Input Echo button on each new track (requires an input to also be selected).
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Advanced. Show/hide the following advanced settings:
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Create Folder. Place the new track(s) inside a new track folder. For details, see Track folders.
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Create Bus. Assign the new track output(s) to a new stereo bus.
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Output. Select any available hardware output, bus, sidechain, or patch point you want to use for playback.
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In the Track(s) box, specify how many tracks you want to create.
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Click Create.
A. Add Track button B. Audio tab C. Close D. Input E. Record Enable F. Input Monitoring G. Advanced (expand/collapse) H. Create Folder I. Create Bus J. Output K. Number of tracks L. Create 
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Click the Add Track button to open the Add Track menu.
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Click the Instrument tab.
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Instrument. Select the desired soft synth. The options are as follows:
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Default. Select the default Cakewalk TTS-1 soft synth.
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List of available instruments. Select any available VST3, VST2, or DirectX soft synth.
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MIDI Only. Create regular MIDI tracks.
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Input. Select the desired MIDI input device. The options include the on-screen Virtual Controller/Keyboard and all available MIDI input drivers.
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Record Enable. Activate the Arm for Recording button on each new track (requires an input to also be selected).
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Open Virtual Controller. Opens the on-screen Virtual Controller/Keyboard after tracks have been created. For details, see Virtual Controller/Keyboard.
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Advanced. Show/hide the following advanced settings:
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Create Folder. Place the new track(s) inside a new track folder. For details, see Track folders.
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Split Instrument Track. Split the instrument track into separate audio and MIDI tracks. For details, see Splitting an instrument track to separate audio and MIDI tracks. Specify which instrument output(s) to use for the split audio track(s). The options are as follows:
Main Outputs. A new audio track appears that uses the instrument’s first audio output as an audio input.
All Stereo. One new stereo audio track appears for each stereo audio output that the instrument exposes. Each new track uses a different instrument output as an audio input.
All Mono. Two new mono audio tracks (one Left and one Right) appear for each stereo audio output that the instrument exposes. Each pair of new audio tracks uses a different instrument output as an audio input.
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Output. Specify the output. For Instrument tracks, select an audio port. For MIDI tracks, select an existing instrument or MIDI port.
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In the Track(s) box, specify how many tracks you want to create.
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Click Create.
A. Add Track button B. Instrument tab C. Close D. Instrument E. Input F. Record Enable G. Open Virtual Controller H. Advanced (expand/collapse) I. Create Folder J. Split Instrument Track K. Instrument Output for Split Instrument tracks L. Output M. Number of tracks N. Create 
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Click the Add Track button to open the Add Track menu.
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Click the Instrument tab.
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Click the Instrument drop-down list and select MIDI Only.
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In the Track(s) box, specify how many tracks you want to create.
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Click Create.
To close the Add Track menu without creating any new tracks, do one of the following:
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Click the Add Track button .
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