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Music Creator 6 Explained®

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28 Videos | Length: 4hr 24min 37sec
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Chapter 1 : Getting Started

  • Introduction 1:27


    Get an overview of Music Creator 6 along with what to expect in the rest of this video series.

  • QuickStart 4:56


    Using the QuickStart dialog to open and close projects, try out the demo projects or create a new project.

  • Device Setup 11:09

    Device Setup

    Learn how to set up and test the audio output so you can hear play back and start making music. This video features examples using some popular Roland interfaces and the Samson GoMic. Also learn how to configure a MIDI keyboard.

  • Basic Navigation 9:56

    Basic Navigation

    Get and overview of the layout of the MC6 user interface: The Control Bar, Trackview, Inspector, Browser and the Multidock. Learn how to open, close and re-size all these elements. Also, learn how start/stop playback, and zoom in/out.

  • Control Bar Explained 14:07

    Control Bar Explained

    The control bar contains the transport controls, tools, screensets and more. Learn what’s here and how to customize the features and look. In addition learn how screensets work.

  • Track View Explained 13:31

    Track View Explained

    Most music recording and arranging in Music Creator is done in the track view. Learn about track view and what all the controls are for.

  • The Inspector Explained 7:53

    The Inspector Explained

    The Inspector allows quick access to track and clips settings. Learn what this view is all about.

  • Working with Loops 12:32

    Working with Loops

    We introduce the Browser and learn how to use Song Construction Kits to quickly build a song idea by dragging loops.

  • The Matrix View 18:52

    The Matrix View

    Explore the Matrix view and its uses.

  • Editing Audio 13:49

    Editing Audio

    Learn how to move, split and copy audio clips with the Smart Tool. See how to apply fade-ins, fade-outs and make simple timing corrections.

Chapter 2 : Recording Audio

  • Let’s Record! 10:17

    Let’s Record!

    Learn how to create an audio track, turn on the metronome, arm. the track for recording and record a part.

  • Overdubbing Parts Pt. 1 4:16

    Overdubbing Parts Pt. 1

    Learn how to record additional audio tracks while listening to what you recorded before.

  • Overdubbing Parts Pt. 2 7:08

    Overdubbing Parts Pt. 2

    Learn to overdub new parts and instruments as we continue with recording.

  • Loop Recording 10:21

    Loop Recording

    Learn how to automatically record several takes to different tracks and edit together the best parts.

Chapter 3 : Recording MIDI

  • Working with Instruments 9:54

    Working with Instruments

    Learn how to configure a MIDI keyboard to play sounds using the Cakewalk Sound Center virtual instrument. See how the Browser is used to manage virtual instruments.

  • Recording MIDI 7:07

    Recording MIDI

    Learn how to select sounds and record a performance to a virtual instrument track.

  • MIDI Editing 12:06

    MIDI Editing

    Learn how to use the piano roll view to edit MIDI note data. Learn how to quantize the timing and change the arrangement using a bass line example. Learn how to access the notation view for another way to edit MIDI.

  • MIDI Lead Line Example 8:18

    MIDI Lead Line Example

    Using a simple to play arpeggio, we create a cool lead part by quantizing, speeding up then some creative MIDI editing.

  • Creating a MIDI Drum Part 11:54

    Creating a MIDI Drum Part

    See how to use Cakewalk Studio Instruments Drums to make a drum part from built-in sounds and MIDI patterns.

Chapter 4 : Mixing

  • Console View Explained 6:04

    Console View Explained

    Learn about the three sections of the mixer and the details of each kind of channel strip.

  • Exploring Effects 15:35

    Exploring Effects

    Learn what the various effects sound like and how to apply them to your tracks.

  • Adding a Master Reverb 6:06

    Adding a Master Reverb

    See how to set up a bus to share a reverb effect so that several tracks can use it at the same time.

  • Using a Virtual Guitar Amp 13:30

    Using a Virtual Guitar Amp

    Learn how to add a virtual guitar amp rig to an electric guitar track with Amplitube 3 CS. See a creative way to use a crunch amp effect as a master effect from drums and bass.

Chapter 5 : Finishing Touches

  • Automation 7:01


    Learn some simple applications of automation of mute, volume an panning to enhance your mix. Learn how to use the Edit Filter feature to focus on just detail you are working on.

  • Finishing the Mix 15:42

    Finishing the Mix

    We add the finishing touches to one of our demo songs using tools and techniques from the series.

  • Exporting 6:03


    Learn how to export the finished songs to MP3, Wave, CD or a digital release via SoundCloud.

Chapter 6 : Appendix

  • Amplitube Registration 2:44

    Amplitube Registration

    A quick walk through of the registration process to activate the Amplitube amp simulator.

  • Authorizing the Cakewalk MP3 Encoder 2:19

    Authorizing the Cakewalk MP3 Encoder

    A walk-through for registering the optional MP3 encoder

Product Overview

This in-depth video series picks up where the free Music Creator 6 videos leave off. Whether you're new to Cakewalk Music Creator 6 or just want to know more about it, this product is for you!

The newly revised Music Creator 6 is a true Audio / MIDI workstation powerhouse chock full of features and functions designed to create a pro sounding music production. This collection of videos takes you through them one step at a time, covering all the important topics such as setup, window overviews, navigating, recording and editing audio / MIDI, using effects, mixing, exporting your final mix for CD and more. Learn to use Music Creator 6 easily and quickly with these awesome videos, and start making great music today.

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