You may be recording a mono signal through a stereo input. Guitars and microphones produce mono signals. Click the tracks Input control and select the appropriate side of your stereo pair, either left or right as opposed to stereo.Also, make sure you don't have a mono adapter going into the Line-in and that you have the Left side of your sound card (mono) chosen for input in SONAR.This can happen when your soundcard is set to record everything that comes out of your computer speakers.
Windows 7: Click the Windows Start button and go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Volume Control.
2. On the Options menu, click Properties.The Properties dialog box appears.
3. In the Adjust Volume For section, click Recording.
4. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
5. Make sure What You Hear or Stereo Mix (exact name various depending on the sound card manufacturer) is not selected. If this option is enabled, click the Select check box below the desired input (normally Line In or Mic).This problem can also occur when you are using an analog mixer in your setup. Carefully follow all of your signal paths to ensure that your sound cards audio output is not being looped back into itself.You should also consider the possibility of your microphone picking up the signal from your speakers or headphones.
Windows 7: Click the Windows Start button and go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Manage audio devices.The Windows Mixer controls the volume levels of your sound card inputs and can also mute any input or output device.When you open the Windows Mixer it may be labeled Playback or Recording. We want to see the recording controls.
Tip - Searching Documentation
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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.