Cakewalk (sequencer)

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Cakewalk Pro Audio
Developer(s) Cakewalk
Stable release 9.03
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type Host/Digital audio workstation
Licence Proprietary
Website cakewalk.com

Cakewalk was a MIDI sequencer developed by Twelve Tone Systems, Inc. (the company now known as Cakewalk, Inc.) originally for DOS, starting with version Cakewalk 1.0 in 1987,[1] and beginning in 1991, for Windows 3.0. Cakewalk for DOS, up until version 4.0, required an MPU-401 MIDI interface card operating in intelligent mode, while later versions relied on the dumb UART mode only. Cakewalk was delivered in two versions, Cakewalk Pro and Cakewalk Express.

Cakewalk 5.0 by Twelve Tone Systems, Inc. for DOS.

The latter was a lite version limited to 25 tracks and 1 MIDI output port. The express version was sometimes bundled with hardware such as a sound card. Cakewalk was a purely MIDI based sequencer: Although it could trigger WAV files at certain points, more comprehensive audio support was not incorporated until the advent of Cakewalk Pro Audio when true support for digitized audio was added.

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The most recent version of the product features a piano roll editor, support for limited music notation and a built-in scripting language called CAL (Cakewalk Application Language).[2] Cakewalk is a predecessor of SONAR which has nearly all of the same features, including support for CAL, currently being the only major DAW on the market supporting a scripting language.

Cakewalk has had piano roll and CAL support since the Windows 16-bit Version 3.01.

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