Dec 172017
 
Converts Cakewalk 2.0 workfiles into Format 1 Standard MIDI files.
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Converts Cakewalk 2.0 workfiles into Format 1 Standard MIDI files.
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Cake2Mid

Cakewalk --> MIDI File Format 1 Conversion Utility

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SUMMARY:
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This utility converts Cakewalk 2.0 workfiles into Format 1
Standard MIDI Files.




SOME HISTORY, AND THE PURPOSE OF THIS UTILITY IN THE BIG PICTURE
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Cakewalk Professional, first released in December, 1988, has always had the
ability to import and export Standard MIDI Files. It was, we believe, the
first IBM sequencer to offer full import/export support for the new MIDI
File spec.

Pro happened to come out after the specification for MIDI Files was finally
approved. We do not regard MIDI Files as exclusively a "pro" feature, but a
new version of regular Cakewalk has not yet come out.

In the meantime, many of you have requested the capability to create MIDI
Files. For instance, an ever-growing number of notation (scoring) programs
now accept MIDI Files.

To help, we have released this utility. Just so you know, the next version
of regular Cakewalk will have the ability to read and write MIDI Files built
into the program itself. We rarely make promises about future features;
we're making this one because we will absolutely keep it.

Until that day, we have released this utility to help users who wish to
create MIDI Files.....



USING THE UTILITY
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This utility is a program you run outside Cakewalk. To start it, type in
the following at the DOS prompt and press RETURN:

CAKE2MID

The utility will prompt you for the name of the Cakewalk work file you wish
to convert. Type in the name. (You do not need to type the .WRK
extension). For instance, if you wish to convert the file DEMO.WRK, enter

DEMO

Next, the utility will prompt you for the name it should give to the MIDI
File it creates. If you wish, you can simply press RETURN, and the utility
will make up a name for you. It will use the extension .MID, for MIDi file.
In our example, it will call the file DEMO.MID.

That's all you have to do! Depending on the size of the file and the speed
of your computer, the utility will take a couple seconds or more to convert
the file.

To use the MIDI File, go into the program that reads MIDI Files. Refer to
that program's documentation for further help. Just remember the name of
your MIDI File (in our example, DEMO.MID).




WHAT HAPPENS IF I END UP WITH AN EMPTY TRACK WHEN I READ IN MY MIDI FILE?
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In some programs that read MIDI Files, you will experience the following
(minor) problem: the first track will be empty. The explanation is that
the first track of a MIDI File is supposed to contain nothing but
"conductor" events like tempo and meter changes. It is not supposed to
contain notes. But some programs do not read the files correctly. They
should "ignore" the first track in the MIDI File (except to read conductor
events, of course).

In fairness to such programs, the MIDI File spec is somewhat vague on this
point. The majority of MIDI software developers, however, interpret the
spec in the manner that we do. And when it comes to file exchange formats,
being in step with the majority is what yields good results for you, the
user.



CAN I MAKE COPIES OF THIS UTILITY?
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Yes, in order to spread this utility around as quickly as possible, we are
granting permission to make copies of this utility -- so long as you do not
charge money for the copies. This utility remains copyrighted material and
we reserve all other rights.

Note that this permission does NOT extend to Cakewalk itself. We ask you to
continue to demonstrate the same integrity as thousands of others of our
honest customers. Only this utility may be freely copied and distributed.

Note also that we hereby disclaim any warranties regarding this program
and/or consequential damages resulting from its use. It's free!






Twelve Tone Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 226
Watertown, MA 02272


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GENERAL: (617) 273-4437 -- 10am--6pm EST M-F

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That is all.


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