Cakewalk Pro Audio

Version 9

A powerful and flexible multi-track hard disk audio recording studio which features non-destructive editing, 24bit/96khz recording quality, video keyframe sync, powerful MIDI features and much more. A low-cost solution for a professional audio workstation along the lines of the industry standard Digidesign ProTools.

Application Details:

Version: 9
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.44

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Test Results

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What works

Ok, never mind what I said in the last entry.  It's actually working pretty well now.  I re-installed CW into the default directory, and that works.  The other day I installed it into a custom directory, and that did NOT work at all.  It couldn't find the DLLs.  I tested this on a IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad 61p with the nvidia Quadro NVS 140M graphics card, Intel HD internal sound card, and a USB Creative Labs sound card, Running Ubuntu Lucid.  I installed Neil Wilson's patched wine1.2 for PulseAudio, which seems to work pretty well with the PulseAudio Sound Driver.

Originally, it would NOT record the sound from any audio input.  However, when I inserted a WAV file into a separate track, it then would allow me to record audio from any of the audio inputs into the original track.  I'm not sure why inserting a WAV file seems to enable the recording for some reason.  Performance seems pretty good.  There were no drop outs during the recording.  Editing functions seem to work, at least for cutting and pasting samples.  This is actually the best I've seen it work.  However, I did not realize the work-around for recording after a WAV insert in the last couple of ubuntu releases.  So it may have worked as well in Ubuntu Karmic, but I don't know for sure.  I had to install Timidity for the MIDI support like the Metronome.  Unfotunately, it looks like Timidity only supports the ALSA driver, not the Pulse Audio driver, so I had to enable both the ALSA and PulseAudio drivers in the WINE Config.

What does not

I noticed the metronome count-in causes the actual raw sound sample to be offset in the track by the corresponding count-in beats.  This is different that the way it works in windows, where the raw sample will start at the cursor position (normally at the start of track) regardless of how many count-in beats you have.


What was not tested

I haven't tried exporting to an MP3 file yet, but I'm guessing that should work ok.  I haven't tried the Plugin audio effects yet.

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Additional Comments

I really wish the WINEHQ would embrace PulseAudio and add it into mainstream Wine. The PulseAudio support is pretty good in Ubuntu Lucid, and really has the previously chronically irritating Linux sound issues pretty much resolved.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 21 20101.1.44Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 19 20101.1.42Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 29 20081.0.0Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 01 20070.9.36.Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

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