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  • slej
    started a topic Anybody know about Cakewalk guitar tracks

    Anybody know about Cakewalk guitar tracks

    Anybody here adept at Cakewalk's Guitar Tracks, Studio, etc.?

  • BowerR64
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    There is a temp folder where the wav files are stored and numbered for each project. Any file you record goes into this temp work folder then gets grouped to the project. Even if you delete the project its still on the drive inthis temp folder.

    Im using GT2 right now and i notice some bus here and there arming a channel. Some times its armed and i wont get in signal on the meters, ill have to disarm it then arm it again. Then its back, its just computer program glitches.

    Always save yoru work as you advance sometimes a reboot can help when things are getting weird. My machien is pretty powerful but the sound files are so large the drive is really working hard to spit all this data out and have it sound correct. I think this program stresses the hard drive the most. It doesnt require much CPU speed but needs a good strong fast drive.

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  • slej
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    To Previous respondents re: Guitar Tracks 2

    I've got this situation whereby I've armed for recording and then I go to the Record control dialog box to adjust the signal level via the Line In fader and associated meter. As soon as I increase the fader even a little from O, I get an immediated over-range, meaning it 'pegs' at maximum--you showing dark green, light green, yellow, and red. It will not adjust (it used to). It does this with or without any input/output to the soundcard's jacks. Why?

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  • Strryder
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    After I am finished recording the stereo mixdown as a seperate wave file, I then save the multi-track project as a "bundle" file, then test the bundle file by opening it up and making sure that all the audio loads up correctly and sounds right, then close the bundle file, at this point you now have a complete copy of the multi-track project. I keep these in a folder called "multi-track masters".

    Then I burn at least one copy of the bundle file onto a CD-R, I usually will do this twice, so I have 2 seperate copies, in case I need to do more work on the song, burn bundle files as data CD's.

    After I have tested the bundle files from the CD-R's to make sure that they open and all the audio loads correctly, I will delete the bundle file from the computer.

    Now you can go into your cakewalk projects folder and delete the work file of the song, then empty it from the recycle bin, then open GTPro and go to "tools/clean audio disk", click on "find" GTPro will now scan your drives for files that are no longer associated with an active work file, and then give you the option to delete them.

    oops... I didn't see that you can't make CD's, but the process for deleting the waves should help you out anyway...

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  • multitracker
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    GT Pro saves audio files to disk as you record. If you go to Tools->Options and click on the Folders tab (I think) you'll see where the audio and picture (waveform) files are stored.

    Look in those directories and you're likely to find a nice collection of .wav files with cryptic hexadecimal names. Delete those and your disk space should free up.

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  • Jamz0r
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    I have no idea.

    My harddrive is plenty big enough for me not to really care about space anyway.

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  • slej
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    JamzOr:
    Yes, I've tried defrag and such related 'organizational' matters. The free disk quantification can be seen to be decreasing while the recording occurs. This is understandable. After wiping, defragging, etc., the count never comes back to what it was before the tracking. It is always somewhat less; it doesn't come back after reboot; I haven't compared the tracks' total count to the non-recovered count to see if there is a constant ratio. I have contacted Cakewalk about this, but all they do is obfuscate.
    Do you have any notions about how accurate the free disk space
    'meter' is?

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  • Jamz0r
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    Hmm, I'm not sure.

    Does the meter change if you reboot?
    Have you tried defragging after you do a large wipe?

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  • slej
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    JamzOr:
    We do several tracks, mix them, and export the mix. We don't save any files. The recording of tracks decreases disk space according to the 'meter.' After externally recording the 'mix,' we delete/erase/wipe all tracks, but the disk space 'meter' doesn't return to the previous count/quantity. If Cakewalk doesn't really delete all files, then eventually there will be no more space. Does this eventual 'filling' of the disk with unwanted files make any sense? When I look around at the various 'drives,' I don't really see any files related to this.

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  • Jamz0r
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    Hmm, your questions always seem so unclear.
    Hard to answer when I don't understand you.

    If you mean that after you wipe, your harddrive still shows that space is being used, then it's probably because Cakewalk doesn't actually delete all the wav files....which are quite large.

    Have you tried deleting the work AND audio files from the Cakewalk folder? I'm not exactly sure about this, and they may be named with some sort of code numbers, so you may have to listen to them to see what they are.

    As for your problem with stereo...just click on the tab at the bottom of the track/channel in console view, and select R or L.
    You'll record in mono.

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  • slej
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    I'm not importing any files of any kind. I don't ever use the mic input, either. We always work through the line-in, knowing it is 'stereo.' We don't save or store any files, either. For now, we can't make CD's, so we mix down to a 'deck.' Yes, we use a preamp prior to the line-in. We go one song at a time and then
    "wipe" everything, and this brings me to the next question.
    After the above-described procedure, the disk space always declines by an amount; it doesn't return to the previous 'count.' Why does this occur? Why doesn't it return to the 'count' prior to the tracking of a song?

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  • GitarMan
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    Well if you look at the wave file in the track view, if you see one graph then it's a mono track and if you see 2 graphs in the one track then you actually recorded a stereo track. If you enabled one input most likely you will get one graph...

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  • Jamz0r
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    Slej,

    If you are selecting "left" you should be getting a mono track.

    Sometimes, (I think) if you start a new project by importing a stereo wav file, it'll select the other available tracks to "stereo" as well, even if it looks like they are set to "left". I had to go and re-select "left" again just last night while messing around with an imported wav file, because the track I was trying to record ended up recorded as a stereo track.

    If you are wondering why your mono input can be recorded stereo, it's just splitting the mono signal into a left and a right, which are both straight up in the mix. you can then pan them seperately if you want.
    I usually don't record in stereo myself. I leave that for the final mixdown.

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  • multitracker
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    The input choices are left, right, and stero because those are the three possible configurations for a stero source. What might be confusing you is that even with a mono source (say the left input), the output of the track is to a stereo bus. That way you can use the pan control to place that mono track wherever you want in the stereo image.

    On GT Pro, that can be confusing if you're trying to multi-track in and play individual tracks out. I'm running 8 tracks in and 8 tracks out. I can select mono inputs (L 1/2, R1/2, L 3/4, R 3/4, etc.) but my output choices are stereo pairs (1/2, 3/4, etc). To get the tracks back out I have to pan the tracks hard left or right to isolate them on their own output channel.

    Does that help?

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  • slej
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    JamzOr:
    One track being 'stereo' really doesn't make sense to me; I want to think a minimum of two tracks playing through two different routes, buses I think the lingo is.
    Anyway, what I'm trying to figure out is why my Guitar Tracks records a track in 'stereo' even when I select 'left' input. You know, the input choices are left, right, and stereo.

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