WOW...As I review previous posts, I see that I am vastly underequiped to be pestering this audience. But, faint hear ne'er won anything, so...
I am an old guy who has been using CakeWalk Home Studio 2004 for some time. I have a Korg M1 and a Technics 88 key keyboard. I have a 3.0 gig CPU computer with 1 gig of RAM, an M-Audio 1814 Firewire outboard and a MidiMan 2X2 USB. I usually just compose on the keyboard, and sequence what comes out and don't do much in the way of editing. Now, however, I have some material that I'd like to edit...it's the MIDI track on CakeWalk and I've looked at the "Help" menu, the manual I got when I bought the program...but I cannot find out how to SELECT AND DELETE user selected portions of the MIDI track. For example, I did a spontaneous 3 minute solo on the piano, overall it was good but in the middle, there were a few bars I'd just like to cut out and throw away.
I know I am seriously brain-deprived, but I don't know how to SELECT the offending MIDI section in the track I composed and just cut it out. I can delete the WHOLE track...but that's NOT what I want to do.
I also record live FM broadcast of the Boston Symphony and I'd like to be able to isolate and cut out the commercials. I use CakeWalk AUDIO ONLY format to record.
Any help, please...or can some one just direct me to a Tutorial for Dummies.
Thanks and I apologize for invading a site with such advanced musicians...