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Cakewalk: Automation Station

Cakewalk By Bandlab / Sonar Tips & Techniques
Published September 2018
By Craig Anderton

Shift-clicking on automation sets the Edit Filter automatically and makes the automation visible for editing.Shift-clicking on automation sets the Edit Filter automatically and makes the automation visible for editing.

There’s more to Cakewalk’s automation than just moving faders!

Because Cakewalk has multiple automation options, it’s not always easy to choose the right tool for the right job. For those who are new to Cakewalk by BandLab — and for Sonar veterans who may have missed out on some useful features — let’s delve into some of Cakewalk’s less common automation functions.

Life In The Fast Lane

Track automation lanes are convenient, but if you have lots of automation lanes and expand one lane’s height to do detailed work, all other open automation lanes for that track will adopt the same height — so now you need to click the lanes’ plus and minus symbols to show and hide the lane you want to see. And to see other tracks, you’ll need to do a lot of vertical scrolling if the automation lanes...

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Published September 2018