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Cakewalk 5.0 for DOS (Aug 1994?)
« on: February 06, 2016, 03:26:50 AM »
yes this is the real version of cakewalk for DOS.. originating from the late 80s, updated to version 5.0 which was current in summer of 1994. please be aware that you most likely will require a vintage computer from the late 80s or Early 90s (386, 486, 586 class cpu) to properly use this app with most of the supported MIDI interfaces (which are listed in the README file below) because alot of the MIDI interfaces were built for the ISA expansion slot) if u have a pentium+ or modern pIII, p4, intel core 2 duo etc u would most likely need to use a serial or parallel based interface to avoid the ISA requirement. using PCI cards might be problematic /troublesom becaus PCI was brand new and not fully supported back then

MOTU MTP1 or MTP II (like the Midi Express PC) both require an IBM PC host card which is VERY rare to find, and i believe is an ISA based card.  the MQX musicquest cards are all ISA cards. the MIDIator company i believe is out of business now but those interfaces are SERIAL based which would allow you to use them on a modern computer i believe.. should work. the CMS company is long defunct and finding those interfaces would be rare aswell ithink i havent seen any for sale anywhere.  the PAiA PCM68 was also an ISA expansion card.

its also important to note that i have observed wierdness + errors when using ISA midi interfaces in Pentium slot 1 PCI motherboards with a few ISA slots, possibly due to some type of ISA-PCI bridge causing issues?

according to the README tho the Yamaha TG100 interface seems to be supported if you have the right cable for the interface. (TG100 > PC Serial) but maybe requires an "optronics midi i/o" card which is probably ISA based aswell? i thought the TG100 had a built in serial midi i/o but i could be wrong.

i would be interested in hearing from anyone who tried to use MPU401.drv driver file in combination with PC Soundblaster card (ISA OR PCI) or any other generic sound cards that have the MPU compatible 15 pin connection. this may or may not work. im not sure as ive not tested. but it might be possible to use this with a pci based sound card in a modern pc and use the mpu401 driver...... if u have done this with positive results please comment!


 a few of the drivers i think allow for a combination of interfaces to be used.. so someone could use an mpu-401 (Roland) together with a Music Quest (MQX-32M) to combine the number of outputs (in this case, 1 + 2 = 3 out ports, x16 = 48 channels? as the mqx-32m features two output ports.)

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Re: Cakewalk 5.0 for DOS *download*
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2016, 05:45:53 AM »
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===============================( README.DOC )===============================

README.DOC for Cakewalk

$Date:   05 Aug 1994 13:51:42  $

Cakewalk is copyright (c) Greg Hendershott, 1987-1994.
All rights reserved.
Cakewalk is a trademark of Twelve Tone Systems, Inc.
Cakewalk LIVE! is copyright (c) Greg Hendershott, 1987-1994.
All rights reserved.
Cakewalk LIVE! is a trademark of Twelve Tone Systems, Inc.

============================================================================

=====( Installing on top of an existing Twelve Tone Systems product )=======

If you are installing on top of an existing Twelve Tone Systems product,
just follow the normal instructions in the User's Guide.  But note that
this will replace your existing MIDI driver (.DRV) files with the new
ones.  If you have run Cakewalk using the Configuration Setup option to
change the MIDI interface settings to other than their factory default,
you'll need to do so again after installing this new version.

                      -------
================================( DRIVERS )=================================
                      -------

Following is a list of the Installable Port Drivers supplied with this
release:

   Driver file    Device
   -----------    -----------------------------------------------------------

   MPU401.DRV    MPU-401 compatible (including Music Quest PC MIDI Card)

   MQBASIC.DRV    Music Quest Basic MIDI Card
   MQX16.DRV    Music Quest MQX-16
   MQX16S.DRV    Music Quest MQX-16S
   MQX32.DRV    Music Quest MQX-32 or MQX-32M

   MTP.DRV    Mark of the Unicorn MIDI Time Piece with IBM PC card
   MTP2.DRV    2 Mark of the Unicorn MIDI Time Pieces w/ 1 IBM PC card

   IBMPS1.DRV    IBM PS/1 Audio Card and Joystick Option

   YAMAHAC1.DRV    Yamaha C1

   KEY101.DRV    Key (KEE) MIDIator MS-101
   KEY103.DRV    Key (KEE) MIDIator MS-103
   KEY124.DRV    Key (KEE) MIDIator MS-124

   CMS101.DRV    Computer Music Supply CMS-101
   CMS102.DRV    Computer Music Supply CMS-102
   CMS104.DRV    Computer Music Supply CMS-104
   CMS401II.DRV    Computer Music Supply CMS-401-II
   CMS444.DRV    Computer Music Supply CMS-444
   CMS444II.DRV    Computer Music Supply CMS-444-II
   CMS444Z.DRV    Computer Music Supply CMS-444Z

   TG100.DRV    Yamaha TG-100, TG-300, and Optronics Basic MIDI I/O card

   ADLIB.DRV    FM sounds (1OPL2,2OPL2,1OPL3) for AdLib, Sound Blaster, etc.
   SBFMMI.DRV    Sound Blaster FM sounds and MIDI
   SBMI.DRV    Sound Blaster MIDI only (no FM sounds)

   CVXMM.DRV    Covox MIDI Maestro

   PCM68EX.DRV    PAiA PCM68 with Second Port Expansion
           (if no Second Port Expansion, use CMS101.DRV)

   BEEP.DRV    Plays one tone at a time on the PC speaker

   NULL.DRV    No MIDI interface installed

   2MPU401.DRV    2 MPU-401 compatible cards
   2MQ32.DRV    2 Music Quest MQX-32(M)'s
   MQ16S_M.DRV    Music Quest MQX-16S + MPU-401 compatible
   MQ32_MPU.DRV    Music Quest MQX-32(M) + MPU-401 compatible

   M_ADL.DRV    MPU-401 compatible + FM sounds for AdLib, Sound Blaster, etc.
   M_SBFMMI.DRV    MPU-401 compatible + Sound Blaster FM sounds and MIDI

   M_2C104.DRV    MPU-401 compatible + 2 Computer Music Supply CMS-104's
   M_C401II.DRV    MPU-401 compatible + Computer Music Supply CMS-401-II
   M_CMS101.DRV    MPU-401 compatible + Computer Music Supply CMS-101
   M_CMS104.DRV    MPU-401 compatible + Computer Music Supply CMS-104

   M_K101.DRV    MPU-401 compatible + Key MS-101
   M_K103.DRV    MPU-401 compatible + Key MS-103
   MQ32K124.DRV    Music Quest MQX-32(M) + Key MS-124

      | The above product names may be trademarks or registered
      | trademarks of their respective manufacturers.

+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 NOTE: These drivers are copyrighted material just like Cakewalk itself.
    Your license does NOT include the right to copy them (except for
        personal back-up purposes) or the right to modify them.
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+

Note: For space reasons, we have limited the supplied drivers to those
that cover the most popular interfaces for this particular product.

Our Supplemental Drivers Diskette contains all single and multiple board
drivers developed so far by Twelve Tone Systems.  New releases of the
Supplemental Drivers Diskette are made as new drivers are created.
Contact Twelve Tone Systems for the latest information on this diskette.
If you desire support for an unsupported interface (or combination of
interfaces), send your request in writing to us ("ATTN: Driver Requests")
for consideration.

=====( Installing the correct driver for your MIDI interface )=============

[1] IMPORTANT: After you run SETUP to install the Cakewalk files, the
program is configured to work with an MPU-401 compatible MIDI interface.
If you are using a different MIDI interface, find the name of its driver
file in the list above.  Copy the appropriate driver file to a file named
MIDIPORT.DRV.  Cakewalk needs to find MIDIPORT.DRV when it starts;
otherwise you will get an error message.

For example, if you are using a Music Quest MQX-32, you need to enter the
following at the DOS Prompt:

    CD \CAKEWALK
    COPY MQX32.DRV MIDIPORT.DRV

[2] Then, if you are using a MIDI interface with other than its
factory-default settings -- for example, an MPU-401 compatible on other
than IRQ 2 and base port 330 -- you must run Cakewalk using its
Configuration Setup option.  Start Cakewalk by entering at the DOS Prompt:

    CAKEWALK -S

Select choice (3), "MIDI Interface Settings", and enter the appropriate
information.

If you ever recopy the original .DRV file to MIDIPORT.DRV, you will need
to run Cakewalk using the Configuration Setup option again.

Tip: If you want to determine which driver is currently installed, just
run the Configuration Setup option as described above.  The interface type
is displayed on the same screen as its current settings.

=====( If you are upgrading from 3.0 )======================================

If you are using an interface with other than its out-of-the-box,
factory-default settings, you must run Cakewalk again using its
Configuration Setup option (as described above).

The settings you previously made used to be stored in CAKEWALK.INI, but
Cakewalk no longer looks in CAKEWALK.INI for these values.  It looks in
MIDIPORT.DRV.  When you run Cakewalk with the Configuration Setup option,
the values you choose will be stored in MIDIPORT.DRV.

If you ever recopy the original .DRV file to MIDIPORT.DRV, you will need
to use the Configuration Setup option again.

=====( Improving start-up time )============================================

Some users, especially those with slower computers, may wish to speed up
Cakewalk's start-up time.  Cakewalk spends a considerable amount of time at
start-up reading the files PATCHES.INI (patch names) and CAKEWALK.SXT (sysx
dump request macros).  You can speed up file I/O in general by adding the
line "BUFFERS=10" (or some other number) to your CONFIG.SYS, and by adding
"SMARTDRV" to your AUTOEXEC.BAT.  See your DOS documentation for more info
on these commands.  You can also edit PATCHES.INI and CAKEWALK.SXT to
eliminate references to synthesizers you don't own.  This will make those
files much smaller and faster to read.

=====( Mark of the Unicorn MIDI Time Piece Notes )==========================

The Twelve Tone Systems MIDI Time Piece driver has been changed to no
longer modify the configuration of the MTP.  It will work with whatever
configuration you left the MTP in using the MTP configuration software.
This gives you more flexibility, but also gives you the power to set up
the MTP in ways that won't work.  For this reason, we now supply a sample
configuration in CAKEWALK.MTP which you can load with the MTP
configuration program.  Use this as a starting point and guide to help you
understand the basic requirements.  For example, you want to be sure that
the computer can receive from the MIDI Ins and that the MIDI Outs can
receive from the computer.  Users with two MTP's should set the first MTP
(the one that's connected to the computer) to be ports 1-8 and the second
to be ports 9-16 and read input sync audio on the first MTP, based on
CAKEWALK.MTP, though you can enable the necessary routings to/from the
second MTP to get past these limitations if you wish.

=====( IBM PS/1 Owners Only:  Using the IBM PS/1's Thru/Out Port )==========

The IBM PS/1 Audio/Joystick Card has a MIDI Thru/Out port which can be set
to either Thru or Out.  When it's set to Thru, it outputs a copy of what
comes into the MIDI In port.  This is true even when Cakewalk is not
running.  When it's set to Out, it outputs a copy of what the MIDI Out port
is sending.  Cakewalk must be running to generate this output.

When the IBM PS/1 starts up, the MIDI Thru/Out port is set to Out.  We have
supplied two programs you can run to set this the way you prefer.  At the
DOS prompt, type PS1THRU to set it to Thru and PS1OUT to set it to Out.  You
may want to put one of these commands in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file, so it gets
set right automatically every time your PS/1 starts up.  Note that
Cakewalk sets it to Out while running, and restores the original state
when done.

Hint: You may want to put PS1THRU in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file, and then use
the MIDI Thru/Out Port instead of the MIDI Out Port.  This way, when
Cakewalk is running you get what the program sends, and when the program
is not running you get an echo of MIDI In.

=====( Key MIDIator MS-101/103/124 Notes )==================================

If Cakewalk can't find your Key MIDIator, first make sure you've selected
the right IRQ number and address for your serial port.  Start Cakewalk
using the Configuration Setup option as described above and select
"MIDI Interface Settings".

For COM1, use IRQ 4 and address 3F8.

For COM2, use IRQ 3 and address 2F8.

If the problem persists, try using a different serial cable.  It is critical
to get a properly wired serial cable that connects all the required pins.
The MIDIator uses some pins that most applications don't need.

If you notice occasional or constant garbling of MIDI output, try
adjusting the CPU speed compensation in the driver.  Start Cakewalk uisng
the Configuration Setup optoin as described above and select
"MIDI Interface Settings".  By default, this parameter is set up to auto-set
itself, but this automatic method does not work for some computers. Start at
1 and try higher and higher values till it works, then add 1 or 2 to make
sure you'll avoid even a rare glitch.  If it's set too low, MIDI output will
be garbled.  If it's set too high, it will make your computer work more
slowly than necessary.  The faster the machine, the higher the value
required.  One 20Mhz 386 that we know of uses a value of 21.  If you change
your CPU speed, serial port, or MIDIator, this value might be affected.

If after this you still notice garbling of MIDI output, there may be a
problem with the serial port in your computer.  Even if your serial port
works fine for other software, the speed or hardware timing may be off
enough that it won't work with the Key MIDIator, which requires exact
conformance.  Call Key technical support at 817-560-9751.  They will
provide you with a way to test your serial port with the Key interface and
get it working if possible.  Please note that Key is much better equipped
to help you with this kind of hardware problem than we are, since this is
not a problem with Cakewalk.

=====( Yamaha TG100 and Optronics Notes )===================================

TG100.DRV supports the Yamaha TG100 via your computer's serial port using
the connector cable supplied with the TG100.  The TG100 also offers you a
a MIDI In and a MIDI Out that Cakewalk can directly use.  But note that
the TG100 requires that your PC's serial port be able to run at the high
rate of 38400 bps.  The newer, better PC's can do this, but some of the
older ones may not be able to run this fast.  If you have an 8088 or 80286
PC, we suggest you try before you buy.

TG100.DRV also supports the Optronics Basic MIDI I/O card on all PC's, and
replaces the older OPTRON.DRV.  You should start Cakewalk using the
Configuration Setup option and check the base port address and IRQ
parameters, since they don't match the default configuration of the card
out of the box.

=====( Cards with FM Sounds )===============================================

Twelve Tone Systems supplies several drivers that work with the Yamaha FM
chips used on many popular sound cards.  Three different FM chip
configurations are supported: 1 OPL2 chip, 2 OPL2 chips, and 1 OPL3 chip.
Cards with 1 OPL2 chip include the AdLib, non-Pro Sound Blaster, ATI
STEREOĆ¾F/X, and Covox Sound Master II.  Cards with 2 OPL2 chips include
the first version of the Sound Blaster Pro and the Media Vision Pro
AudioSpectrum.  Cards with 1 OPL3 chip include the second version of the
Sound Blaster Pro and the Media Vision Pro AudioSpectrum 16.

VOICE MODES: The OPL2 chip has two modes of operation.  In the default
mode, you can play up to 9 instrumental notes simultaneously.  The special
percussion mode sacrifices some of these instrument notes to create
percussion sounds: in this mode, you get 5 percussion sounds on MIDI
channel 10, and only 6 instrument sounds on the other MIDI channels.  To
put the chip into percussion mode, use a patch change of 126 on MIDI
channel 10; to take it out of percussion mode, use patch change 127.
Probably you will want certain song files to use one mode or the other,
depending on whether the song needs percussion.  You can use Cakewalk's
Track View "Pat" parameter to set up the patch change of 126 or 127 on
MIDI channel 10.  This patch change will get saved in your Cakewalk work
file.  See the manual for more information.

Cards with 2 OPL2 chips can be used in one of two ways: Stereo Mode gives
you the same number of voices as a 1 OPL2 chip card, but allows you to pan
the voices left and right using controller 10 messages in your song.  We
do this by playing the voices on both FM chips at the same time but at
different volumes.  Mono Mode gives up stereo but allows you up to 18
voices or 15 plus 5 percussion voices in the percussion mode.  We do this
by allocating first the voices of one FM chip and then the other when the
first one's voices are used up.  Of course, you should mix the two
channels together for sensible output in Mono Mode.  Stereo Mode is the
default.  To switch between Mono and Stereo Mode, you must start
Cakewalk uisng the Configuration Setup option as described above.

Cards with 1 OPL3 chip are capable of playing 4-operator FM voices, but
only with 6 voices polyphony plus drums.  Instead, we emulate the behavior
of 2 OPL2 chips described above.  The OPL3 chip is capable of nearly
identical emulation, with the same polyphony and Mono/Stereo modes.  It
also has the advantage in Mono Mode of being able to pan voices to left,
right, or center (very grainy pan) using controller 10.

PATCHES (SOUNDS): Built into the driver are 128 patches (sounds) following
the "General MIDI" standard.  A list of General MIDI patch numbers and
names follows.

The driver can also load ".IBK" files.  The Sound Blaster .IBK file format
is a standard already used by other programs to save patches for the AdLib
and Sound Blaster FM sounds.  To use one of these .IBK files, put it in
the Cakewalk startup directory and name it ADLIB.IBK.  The driver will
find this file and use its patches instead of the built-in defaults.  (Note
that we provide GENMIDI.IBK, which is identical to the General MIDI
patches built into the driver.)

Pat  Name        Pat  Name         Pat  Name        Pat  Name
---  --------    ---  --------     ---  --------    ---  --------
  0  ACGPIANO     32  ACOUBASS      64  SOPRANO      96  FX1
  1  ACPIANO      33  ELECBASS      65  ALTOSAX      97  FX2
  2  ELGPIANO     34  PICKBASS      66  TENORSAX     98  FX3
  3  HONKTONK     35  FRETLESS      67  BARISAX      99  FX4
  4  ELPIANO1     36  SLAPBASS      68  OBOE        100  FX5
  5  ELPIANO2     37  WRDBASS       69  ENGLHORN    101  FX6
  6  HARPSCHD     38  SYNBASS1      70  BASSOON     102  FX7
  7  CLAVICHD     39  SYNBASS2      71  CLARINET    103  FX8
  8  CELESTA      40  VIOLIN        72  PICCOLO     104  SITAR
  9  GLOCK        41  VIOLA         73  FLUTE       105  BANJO
 10  MUSICBOX     42  CELLO         74  RECORDER    106  SHAMISEN
 11  VIBES        43  CONTRA        75  PIPES       107  KOTO
 12  MARIMBA      44  STRINGS1      76  BOTTLE      108  KALIMBA
 13  XYLOPHON     45  PIZZ          77  SHAKA       109  BAGPIPE
 14  TUBEBELL     46  HARP          78  WHISTLE     110  FIDDLE
 15  PIANOBEL     47  TIMPANI       79  WOOD        111  ETHNIC
 16  BARORGAN     48  EXCELSTR      80  LEAD1       112  HANDBELL
 17  PRCORGAN     49  STRSECT       81  LEAD2       113  AGOGO
 18  ROCKORGN     50  SYNSTR1       82  LEAD3       114  STEELDRM
 19  PIPEORGN     51  SYNSTR2       83  LEAD4       115  WOODBLOC
 20  REEDORGN     52  CHORUS        84  LEAD5       116  TAIDRUM
 21  ACCORDN      53  WUZZLE1E      85  LEAD6       117  MELDRUM
 22  HARMNICA     54  VOXSYNTH      86  LEAD7       118  SYNSNAR
 23  TANGO        55  ORCHHIT       87  LEAD8       119  REVCYMB
 24  NYLON        56  TRUMPET1      88  PAD1        120  CHICKEN
 25  ACOUST       57  TROMB1        89  PAD2        121  BREATH
 26  JAZZGTR      58  TUBA3         90  PAD3        122  SEASHORE
 27  ELGUITAR     59  SOFTRUMP      91  PAD4        123  INSECTS
 28  ELGMUTE      60  FRHORN1       92  PAD5        124  OINKEY
 29  OVERDRIV     61  BRASSECT      93  PAD6        125  HELICPTR
 30  HVYMETAL     62  SYNBRASS      94  PAD7        126  CROWD
 31  DTGUITAR     63  BRASSOFT      95  PAD8        127  SHOT

The following table describes the percussion MIDI key assignments.  These
have been chosen to correspond as closely as possible with the General
MIDI percussion map.

Key  Perc Snd    Key  Perc Snd    Key  Perc Snd    Key  Perc Snd
---  ---------   ---  ---------   ---  ---------   ---  ---------
 35  kick drum    47  tom          59  cymbal       71  high hat
 36  kick drum    48  tom          60  tom          72  high hat
 37  high hat     49  cymbal       61  tom          73  tom
 38  snare        50  tom          62  tom          74  high hat
 39  high hat     51  cymbal       63  tom          75  tom
 40  snare        52  cymbal       64  tom          76  tom
 41  kick drum    53  high hat     65  tom          77  tom
 42  high hat     54  high hat     66  tom          78  high hat
 43  kick drum    55  cymbal       67  tom          79  high hat
 44  high hat     56  high hat     68  tom          80  high hat
 45  tom          57  cymbal       69  high hat     81  cymbal
 46  high hat     58  snare        70  high hat

Port and Base Channel info: Drivers supporting FM sounds plus MIDI (like
SBFMMI.DRV, SFX.DRV, and CVXSM2.DRV) are implemented as a combination of
two separate drivers.  This means that the FM sounds are available on
output port 1 and MIDI on output port 2.

Non-Pro Sound Blaster owners: The Twelve Tone Systems drivers supporting
Sound Blaster MIDI will work with the non-Pro Sound Blaster MIDI interface
option.  But note that your Sound Blaster must have DSP ROM revision 2.0
or later, otherwise Cakewalk will not find the MIDI interface.  Contact
Creative Labs, Inc. to get this ROM update.  If you have a Sound Blaster
Pro, there's no problem here because rev 2.0 came out before the Sound
Blaster Pro did.

Sound Blaster Pro owners: The Sound Blaster Pro has an on-board mixer, and
the default levels make FM sounds rather soft.  Our current Sound Blaster
driver no longer sets those levels high itself.  We now leave it up to you
to set them, rather than undoing the existing mixer setting (which you may
have set and preferred).  Refer to the Sound Blaster manual and issue the
mixer level command from the DOS prompt (perhaps in your AUTOEXEC.BAT),
which will probably be similar to this:
   C:\SBPRO\SBP-SET /FM:15,15 /M:15,15

===( Using Music Quest MQX Chase Lock Sync (CLS) )=========================

When using MQX Chase Lock Sync (CLS) you must start Cakewalk using the
Configuration Setup option each time you want to switch between two modes.

One mode is for striping a tape (which you do infrequently).  The other mode
is for playing in sync to a striped tape (which is what you'll be doing most
of the time).  So, you will normally leave Cakewalk configured to SYNC to
CLS.  Whenever you need to stripe a new tape, you need to use the
Configuration Setup option again to select STRIPING mode, stripe the tape,
then use the Configuration Setup option again to leave the mode set back to
SYNC to CLS.  Following are step-by-step instructions for each of these two
procedures.
    Note:| If you use SMPTE sync with Cakewalk, none of this
         | applies to you.

-----( Striping Chase Lock Sync )-----

  When you wish to stripe a tape with CLS, you'll need to run the
Configuration Setup option to configure the driver and MQX card for
striping mode:

  [1] Start Cakewalk with the " -S" flag to run Configuration Setup.
  [2] Pick the "MIDI Interface" choice.
  [3] Set the sync choice "Stripe CLS", and press ENTER to go back to
the main Configuration Setup menu.
  [4] If you'll finish all your striping during this one Cakewalk session,
it will be easiest NOT to save this configuration.  Don't press "S" to save,
just press "C" to run Cakewalk with these new settings.
  [5] Follow the normal procedure for striping a tape.  Here's a quick
summary of the information you should already be familiar with from the
Cakewalk and MQX Card manuals:
  Connect an audio cable from the card's Tape Out jack to your tape
recorder's input.  Don't use noise reduction on the track with CLS.
  Load your work file, and set Settings/Clock to "Internal".  Start the tape
recording, wait a few seconds, and then play your work from start to finish.

-----( Syncing to Chase Lock Sync )-----

       Note:| Normally you'll need to do steps (1)-(5) only when you've just
        | been striping a tape, and now want to switch the mode to
        | syncing.  If you've already switched the mode to syncing to CLS
        | and saved it, you won't need to run Configuration Setup each
        | time.

  [1] Start Cakewalk with the " -S" flag to run Configuration Setup.
  [2] Pick the "MIDI Interface" choice.
  [3] Set the sync choice "Sync to CLS", and press ENTER to go back
to the main Configuration Setup menu.
  [4] Press "S" to save these settings. in the driver file.  You'll probably
want to do this because most of the time you'll be syncing to CLS, not
striping a tape with CLS.
  [5] Press "C" to run Cakewalk now with these new settings.
  [6] Follow the normal procedure for syncing to CLS.  Here's a quick summary
of the information you should already be familiar with from the Cakewalk
and MQX Card manuals:
  Connect an audio cable from your tape recorder's sync output to the card's
Tape In jack.  Don't use noise reduction on the track with CLS.
  Load your work file.  Set Settings/Clock to "MIDI Sync", if you haven't
already done so for this file.
  Set Cakewalk to record or play (use Chase Mode if you like), and start
your tape playing wherever you like.  Cakewalk will chase to the right
location and begin record/playback.

=====( MQX-32 Notes )=======================================================

If you have an MQX-32 or MQX-32M interface, and find that Cakewalk is
sending all MIDI output to both ports, rather than the ports you select in
the Track View, then first verify that you're using the MQX-32 driver,
MQX32.DRV.  If so, then the problem is that you may have an older MQX-32
that cannot separately address its MIDI ports when in UART mode.  Contact
Music Quest at (214) 881-7408 for information on how to obtain a ROM
upgrade for your interface card.

=====( Using Cakewalk with multi-board drivers )============================

[1] Install and configure the cards.  Set each card to a different
base port port address and a different IRQ.  Example: Card A on the
factory-default settings of port 330h and IRQ 2; Card B on port 300h
and IRQ 5 (or IRQ 7).  Jot down these numbers for each card while you
set the jumpers.

[2] Copy the .DRV file to MIDIPORT.DRV.

[3] Start Cakewalk with the -S flag: "CAKEWALK -S".

[4] Pick "MIDI Interface Setup".  Enter the values you jotted down
for each card's IRQ and base port address.

[5] Go back to the main Configuration Setup menu, and Save your settings.

Now Cakewalk has available all the separately-addressable output ports.
All of the input ports will be intelligently merged.

=====( Warning About SCSI Drives )==========================================

Some SCSI hard drive controller cards use IRQ 2.  Do not attempt to use a
MIDI interface set to IRQ 2 with such a hard drive: loss of data may
result.

If you are not sure what kind of hard drive controller you have, then you
*probably* don't have a SCSI controller.  They generally cost more than
ST-506 or ESDI controllers and usually don't come as standard equipment.

===( Systems with only 360K floppy drives )================================

NOTE: If you have a system with only 360K floppy drives (no hard drive),
you can still run Cakewalk, but you will have to do without a number of
files and features.  You will have to consider deleting the help system
(CAKEWALK.HLP), the Dump Request Macros (CAKEWALK.SXT), the patch names
(PATCHES.INI), any .EXE files other than CAKEWALK.EXE, and all the
unneeded .DRV files (only MIDIPORT.DRV and TIMER.DRV are required).

                 ---------------------
=======================( ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS )===========================
                 ---------------------

===( SHIFT-1, -2, and -3 )=================================================

SHIFT-1, -2, and -3 are short-cut keys for the "Realtime/Tempo offset"
menu commands.  These keys may not work on systems that do not have U.S.
keyboards.  If so, you need to pick the menu commands instead of using the
short-cut keys.

===( SMPTE "Midnight roll-over" )==========================================

Cakewalk can sync to tapes striped beginning with SMPTE times 23:59:59:00
or higher and rolling-over to 00:00:00:00.  Some studios will provide
tapes in this style, with the first action occurring at 00:00:00:00.
Rather than having the studio re-stripe the tape so that the action begins
at an offset like 00:00:02:00, you can specify an offset of 00:00:00:00 to
Cakewalk.

===( -D flag and Sysx Meta-Events )========================================

System Exclusive banks can be transmitted three ways in Cakewalk:

    [1] You press the "Send" button in "View/System Exclusive".
    [2] You set a bank as "Auto", so that whenever the file is
        loaded, the bank is automatically sent.
    [3] You insert a "Sysx" event in the Event View which triggers
        transmission of the bank at that time during playback.

The third method has some restrictions.  As the manual notes, these
messages can't be very long, because MIDI doesn't allow much else to
happen while a sysx message is in progress.  For similar reasons, the "-D"
command line flag -- which slows down transmission of system exclusive
data -- has no effect on banks which are sent as "Sysx" meta-events during
playback.  Instead, Cakewalk sends the message as fast as possible so as
to have the least-disruptive effect on playback.  This means, however,
that if one of your instruments can't receive sysx at the full MIDI
bandwidth, you won't be able to send it sysx during playback.  You'll need
to use one of the first two methods.

=====( Disabling the Metronome PC Speaker Beep )===========================

It is now possible to prevent Cakewalk's metronome from beeping using the
PC speaker.  Simply add the line "MetroBeep=0" to your 12TONE.INI in the
[Cakewalk] section.

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Please remember to return your product Registration Card within 30 days of
purchase.  Doing so qualifies you for technical support, upgrades,
newsletters, offers on MIDI products available only to registered
users...and more!

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Re: Cakewalk 5.0 for DOS (Aug 1994?) *download*
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 08:47:29 PM »
Hi,

After downloading * CW5PRO.zip (591.55 kB )  and unzipping it, how do l prepare it for installation in Windows 98 SE  ?   Need all the help l can get, thanks much.

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Re: Cakewalk 5.0 for DOS (Aug 1994?) *download*
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 04:04:09 PM »
Got it installed, thanks anyway.

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Re: Cakewalk 5.0 for DOS (Aug 1994?) *download*
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 07:04:24 PM »
@ElgickX

I was going to reply suggesting you use winimage to create install floppies but wanted to test it first.
You beat me to it :)

How did you install it?

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Re: Cakewalk 5.0 for DOS (Aug 1994?) *download*
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 02:40:42 AM »
After unzipping the file from this site, it shows two other files, CWD5a  and CWD5b. I then copied the contents CWD5b and pasted it into CWD5a......opened it and scrolled down, double clicked on the Setup icon....it then opened
a DOS window and l kept pressing Enter until all the installation stages were completed.  All of this was done by trial and error so check it out, there might be a better way.

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Re: Cakewalk 5.0 for DOS (Aug 1994?) *download*
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2017, 11:43:15 AM »
yea usually in most DOS installers, if all the files get dumped into the same directory
it will install seamlessly and find the files automatically and sometimes it will even bypass the insert floppy msg
because it finds the files without even asking...

of course that does nto account for the rare times when a program has different files with the same filename which then complicates things further requiring u to actually use real floppies + real floppy drive

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Re: Cakewalk 5.0 for DOS (Aug 1994?) *download*
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2017, 07:31:40 PM »
Got it installed on Windows 7 32bit,  not even sure all that l did.....ended up dragging the install folder to desktop...
scrolled around inside the folder....double clicked on the Cakewalk DOS or Cakewalk Live icons.....they both opened
but in a small window, which l couldn't get to expand.......all just trial and error.

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Re: Cakewalk 5.0 for DOS (Aug 1994?) *download*
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2017, 04:38:35 PM »
Thanks for the info. I will try that with Windows 10.

When I was in Italy last week I found my vintage PC stuff.
I couldn't bring back the two desktop PCs (Pentium 1 and PIII) but got a couple of ISA sound cards and my original ISA MPU401 which is definitely supported by CW5 DOS.

Will do some testing in due course as I have an old PC with ISA slots :)

I will install it the hard way, by copying the two disk images to 5 1/4 floppies...

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Re: Cakewalk 5.0 for DOS (Aug 1994?) *download*
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2017, 06:26:01 PM »
Hello,
i'm searching for the Driver for the Music Quest 2 Port/SE Interface, to work with Cakewalk DOS.  Install instructions would be appreciated also, thanks much.

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Re: Cakewalk 5.0 for DOS (Aug 1994?) *download*
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2017, 08:26:05 PM »
i own a 2portSE i might be able to help..
are u sure it requires a special driver? the driver should be included with cakewalk install i think?
which version of cakewalk? v4.0 for DOS? or v5.0 for DOS?

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Re: Cakewalk 5.0 for DOS (Aug 1994?) *download*
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2017, 06:19:39 PM »
Thanks for the reply,   I have Cakewalk 5.0 DOS downloaded from this site.  Found a site that has Drivers available
for the DOS and Windows 98se systems for 2 Port/SE, but still can't get Cakewalk to find and use the 2 Port/SE, maybe I'm not installing it properly.

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Re: Cakewalk 5.0 for DOS (Aug 1994?) *download*
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2017, 12:40:56 AM »
DL'd the .img files but no program I can find will write 'em to 360K floppy disk. Downloaded WinImage 8.1 and installed it on my Win 98SE Pentium 75 with a CD-ROM drive & 360 floppy.

Winimage reported "This program has encountered an illegal instruction" and died. (*** this guy probably needed an older version of winImage then the version he got, 8.1 was obviously too much for his p75 cpu! **** edited by chrisnova777)

Any way on earth to decipher these cockamamey .img files?

(Why couldn't you just zip or rar the contents of each 360K disk and let people download the zip or rar file, then unzip 'em and copy 'em to 360K floppy?)
« Last Edit: July 22, 2017, 03:28:55 AM by chrisNova777 »

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Re: Cakewalk 5.0 for DOS (Aug 1994?) *download*
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2017, 08:46:25 AM »
i believe u have to use a disk imaging program called "winImage" and it wil be able to read the .img file as though it was a disk in a disk drive and copy files from the image the same as u would from an actual floppy disk

mcclaren if u are having trouble extracting - all i can suggest is that sometimes problems can occur depending on which os / unzip program version you are using... i just dl'd on my macbook pro and was able to double click the file and it automatically unzipped + i mounted the .img files by double clicking so the files are not bad..  can u tell us the method that you used to extract the .zip? (which os + which app + which version of said app) so we can track down this strange problem?

perhaps the problem lies with the version of winimage aswell.. i beleive there are other alternatives to winImage that still can read the .img files - like i said my mac was able to do it natively without a 3rd party app even - but then again what good are DOS files on a mac :D

i think u must have made a tactical error somewhere.. not extracting them properly.. did u try to mount the .img fiel without first extracting it from inside the .zip? im pretty suer you can just drag the filse to your desktop or a folder straight from winimage without actually creating a flppy disk much in the way one uses rar or zip to extract files from an archive

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Re: Cakewalk 5.0 for DOS (Aug 1994?) *download*
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2017, 10:46:07 PM »
I have already unzipped from the download using 7zip.... then copied the contents of file "b" into file "a" ....(646 Kb) total......then burned it to CD.  This was done on a Windows 7 32bits PC.....was able to install on Windows 98se after that.

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Re: Cakewalk 5.0 for DOS (Aug 1994?)
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2019, 11:52:14 PM »
I got this program to work with an IBM thinkpad 600e in pure dos with a music quest note / 1 parallel port midi adapter. Driver is not listed in readme file, however it was provided for with midi adapter.

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Re: Cakewalk 5.0 for DOS (Aug 1994?)
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2019, 02:48:49 AM »
I got this program to work with an IBM thinkpad 600e in pure dos with a music quest note / 1 parallel port midi adapter. Driver is not listed in readme file, however it was provided for with midi adapter.

thanks for sharing your progress!