Before comping, you need to record multiple takes on a track. You can manually record to one Take lane at a time, or set up loop recording to automatically create a new Take lane for each repetition.A take is any new data brought into a track. It can be recorded audio or MIDI, dragged-in loops, or imported files. If a track has data on it, it has at least one Take lane. A new Take lane is created for each new take.
1. Go to Edit > Preferences > Project - Record, or right-click the Record button to access recording settings in the Preferences dialog box.
2. Under Recording Mode, select Comping.
3. Under Loop Recording, select Store Takes in a Single Track. Click OK to close the Preferences dialog box.
5. Click the target track’s Expand/collapse Take Lanes button so Take lanes are visible.
6. Click the track’s Record button to arm the track for recording. Note: It is important that you arm the parent track, not an existing Take lane.
8. Right-click the Time Ruler and select Set Loop Points on the pop-up menu (or press SHIFT+L). You can also click the Set Loop Points to Selection button in the Control Bar’s Loop module.
9. Click the Record button in Control Bar’s Transport module.
10. When recording is complete, click the Stop button .Take lanes are named automatically. The first lane is named T1, the next lane is named T2, etc. The newest (chronologically youngest) take is shown on top. The lane number always stays with a lane, even if you reorder, insert or delete lanes.
2. Click the track’s Expand/collapse Take Lanes button (or press SHIFT+T) so Take lanes are visible.
3. Click the top lane’s Add Take Lane button to create a new empty Take lane.
4. Click the new Take lane’s Record button to arm the lane for recording.
5. Click the Record button in Control Bar’s Transport module.
6. When recording is complete, click the Stop button .
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.