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Following the acquisition of certain assets and the complete set of intellectual property of Cakewalk Inc. from Gibson Brands on 2/23/18, BandLab Technologies announced the relaunch of SONAR as Cakewalk by BandLab - available free-to-download to all BandLab users worldwide.
As of Feb 21st 2018, information elsewhere on this website may no longer be accurate.
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Play List toolbar
Enable Play List
Always on top
indicates which song is currently Open.
indicates the next song to play.
The play order. Each song in the Play List gets a number representing when it will play. Clicking the Order column header presents the following options:
Reorders the songs to the order in which they were originally added.
The song’s name. If a song has already been played, it is dimmed in the list.
The location of the song file.
The song’s initial tempo.
The song’s initial key.
The song’s initial meter.
The wait mode before the next song plays. The delay can be a fixed amount of time or to wait for a keystroke.
Type an optional comment about the song.
Tip - Searching Documentation
Tip: To search for a specific topic, type your search query in the
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.