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Cakewalk has a track type called instrument track, which makes it very simple to work with soft synths. An instrument track is essentially two tracks—a MIDI track and an audio track, both associated with the same soft synth—contained in a single track strip. An instrument track allows you to control the MIDI data that is sent to a soft synth and the audio signal that is returned from the soft synth.
Do one of the following to insert a new soft synth:
On the Insert menu, point to Soft Synth and select the desired soft synth.
In the Synth Rack, click the Insert Soft Synth and ReWire devices button and select the desired soft synth from the pop-up menu.
The Insert Soft Synth Options dialog box appears.
Figure 425. The Insert Soft Synth Options dialog box.
Select the Instrument Track check box, then click OK to close the Insert Soft Synth Options dialog box.
Right-click one of the selected track strips and select Make Instrument Track from the pop-up menu.
Click the Track view Tracks menu and choose Split Instrument Track.
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