Cakewalk Express v3.01a

Cakewalk Express v3.01a

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Express v3.01a, General Sequencer from Cakewalk.

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  • Manufacturer: Cakewalk
  • Model: Express v3.01a
  • Category: General Sequencers
  • Added in our database on: 07/23/2007

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Cakewalk Express v3.01a user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
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MGR/Anonymous's review"Cakewalk Express"

Cakewalk Express v3.01a
CompUSA- I don't remember it was bought at least a year ago. It's a keyboard recording/other stuff device. And I'm not sure what version it is either. On the CD it has a copyright of 1999. It's relatively new but I don't think it is the express 8. (I've seen clips and I'm pretty sure those screens aren't in the one I have) but then again- maybe I'm wrong. I would think that this version came before #8 and #8 has all of the same features but some new things. I wouldn't bother buying it because I'm happy with this one and it seems sufficient but I recommend to get the newest one. Here is some info on this one- the Cakewalk Express:

I like how it records easily and quickly. It plays a note that you happen to click on the staff. You can also record through Midi. It records relatively quickly and it is pretty clear. It has a bunch of songs in the directory already so you can play them. And I think you can get the sheet music for them. O yeah- by the way- you can print out sheet music of a song you recorded or put together. When it appears on the screen, it is shown as sheet music- a long staff with notes.

There's nothing I don't like about this unit at this point. But of course on the other hand I haven't used any other software for recording keyboard so I don't have anything to compare it to. An idea for a recording program could have been an online program that let's you "share" (hey- what can I say? Napster was a good idea even if it's not all that good) sheet music and how to play songs and suggestions and tips and etc. (just an idea, Cakewalk)

The construction seems pretty good. There really aren't that many glitches or anything. The program is pretty user-friendly. It seems pretty much up to date. But it is a good idea to record the keyboard music to images (music notes) and they play the music. I think this is good in case your speakers break or blow out- then you can read the notes off the screen or print it and then play it. Hey, at least your not totally sunk. This is a great idea I have to congratulate the guys at Cakewalk for. From a glance, the program may not look that colorful and great, but low and behold; it gets the job done. Nothing more is needed- this program is sufficient enough to carry the load no matter how big.

You can print out or view music you wrote so you can play them at another time in case you forget what to play if you are just memorizing it. You don't want to forget something you wrote after bragging about how good it is to your friends. It is pretty embarrassing. For the most part, recording is very accurate. It displays what note has been played on the screen on a bar line. It helps when teaching yourself how to play each note (if you have previous experience of reading music).

Also it's a good idea to have a keyboard with a MIDI port and to have the slot on your computer. This is the only KEYBOARD recording program I have bought and will be sufficient to use for anything (this one only works with keyboard, I think- not sure) so I'll probably buy a guitar one somewhere along the road but the chances are good that it will be Cakewalk. Cakewalk has pulled through once again.

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Oliviercool's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cakewalk Express v3.01a
Easy install. Old software time Windows 3.1, it still works under Windows XP except that it does not support long file names, however, the files are readable in 8.3 format characters. We just have to identify the right ^ ^


This software, originally told by Twelve Tone Systems, I t comes with the old sound card I had before, the Guillemot Maxi Sound 64 Home Studio 2 and as a c'tait ISA sound card and that no longer exists in ISA slot on motherboards today, I can not use it. My sound card is the current SEK'D Prodif Plus. This dernire has no chip synth intgre but apart from that, it is more reliable and works first time, not like this MaxiSound: c'tait not empty install the drivers. I enter and exit the MIDI with MIDI-USB Motu FastLane, simple, ffective and reliable, and the instructions are interpreted by a MIDI arranger, Yamaha QS300 that trs good for midi files. For those who do not have an arranger or MIDI expander GM or XG compatible and do not chip intgre their synth sound card, they can also use the Yamaha XG S-SoftSynthesizer YXG50 - or the Edirol Virtual SoundCanvas prfrent for those sounds of the GM and GM2.

I throw the MaxiSound become unusable and all that comes with silent. The only thing I kept it, it is indeed the Cakewalk Express. He just-pa-t. It plutt a partition editor that squenceur because all MIDI notes are displayed in the screen black, and red when they are playing. In addition, when a note is entered using the mouse means the note played on the synth extra, this means that when doing up! It took me at least ten years before seeing it on other software other than Cakewalk is why I kept this prcieusement squenceur that no longer exists elsewhere, even not on eMule. In addition, it is super easy to use, ultra-lightweight in terms of resource consumption and make you want to do or to learn the music. In my opinion, is what made the Cakewalk software renames the future.

Of course, it is also possible to record live or not not the notes produced by your synth and import - export midifile, like any other squenceur with management vennements MIDI , mcanique piano, virtual piano, with tempo change possible, etc. but what really stood out about this program is that the note is in the process of being up the mouse plays in real time and is great means as and what we do.

There are just four BMOL (the case to say!): 1 It is impossible to import some midi files and I wonder why. May be that it does format 0 midi files ... 2 It seems not to support the XG, damage (A vrifier)! 3 Refreshments rate notes (change from black to red for the notes being be playing) is a bit slow during song playback complex, even on a PC with rcent a good graphics card, too bad ... 4 Can not rgler size notes and doors so that the display to display partitions entires (the 16 MIDI tracks so) without using the bars for dfile reproduction, we need a super high-resolution screen that is expensive. Bein yes, it's frustrating to have to use the bars dfile when playing because you do not see the corresponding notes appear in red on the screen ... ^ ^


I t really impressed with this software and I continue to use it.

Its assets:

Reproduction in real time of the note during his placement with the mouse, rare!

Display in red notes being cheeks be rare!

Extremely easy to use!

In French, often!

Still running Windows XP!

Its inconveinients:

Can not rduire the display size of the notes and doors, forcing the user to have a super high-resolution screen in order to have an overview of his music, domaaa aaaage

Can not load some midi files, I wonder why.

Refreshments rates display a bit slow when the composition is complex ...

File format not support long (short format 8.3) but this does not prevent to read these files.

I tried a Cakewalk Pro the era but it had not rained so I did not understand how they work ... So I try to find a Cakewalk Express latest issue. It seems that the latest version before t abandoned in favor of Pro Audio or Sonar silent version 8. But impossible to find it not even on eBay ... Then I must content myself with ceului it before finding it, if I find him one day ... Argl!

Boumboum315's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I still use it"

Cakewalk Express v3.01a
It is software that installs easily and is relatively simple to use.


I use it on XP but it only works in 16 bit Windows crashes because sometimes it does not have enough memory (or something like that). I do not know if it works with newer Windows frames.


I use it for ten years (with a ladle). This is not a perfect software but it is the best editor afternoon that I found and I've tried a lot.
I use it to make the seizure in lunchtime. It allows me to make arrangement or composition quickly. I can correct my notes very easily and when I'm satisfied I save my songs in midi and use a partition editor to put them to own.

After the software is released audio is entered into the world of computers and software that have followed have become inadequate gas machines for a certain type of composition (MIDI can compose with notes, audio with sounds and it has nothing to do). There are other publishers later and I tried one bunch, and none comes close to him.

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