.cwp to mp3??

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2005/09/21 02:56:06 (permalink)

.cwp to mp3??

Hi,

I'm a complete newcomer to all this. I have zero knowledge so please bare with me!

I've chopped up the songs I want to chop up and can save the file as .cwp but how do I make that mp3 or indeed anything playable?

When I try to save it as midi (I think) it says it contains digital audio (I have samples from movies in my file, does this make a difference?) and won't let me save as anything other than .cwp

Help, where am i going wrong?

Thank you in advance whoever replies!
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    bargainboy1
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    RE: .cwp to mp3?? 2005/09/21 09:57:52 (permalink)
    I'm assuming that all you have is movie samples in cakewalk. So, what you need to do is this:

    1. Open the file you want to convert to MP3
    2. Go to FILE-->EXPORT AUDIO
    3. In the pop-up box, there is a drop down box for the file type - select MP3.
    4. Name the file.
    5. Hit EXPORT button.

    Ta daaa!


    MIDI and audio data are two different beasts. Audio data is recorded sound - stuff you can hear. MIDI data is a bunch of 1's and 0's that tell your sound card (or any other MIDI device) what sound to make. You need to convert MIDI to audio before you can export it to MP3 or any other audio type file. If you have MIDI in you project, let us know and we'll tell you how to convert it to audio.

    Jeff
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    RE: .cwp to mp3?? 2005/09/21 11:08:23 (permalink)
    Thanks,

    I have an mp3 on one track and at the end on a seperate track I have the sound effect (which I assume is the digital audio).

    When I clicked saved as it saved as a .cwp then when i go to export it the program won't allow me to change it to mp3. Basically I just want to make it so I can burn it to CD or play it on my comp etc.

    Sorry if I seem like thicky mcthick from thicksville....
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    RE: .cwp to mp3?? 2005/09/21 11:46:36 (permalink)
    The MP3 is the digital audio. How did you get the MP3 into CW - FILE-->IMPORT AUDIO? What is the sound effect and where did you get it from - that may be MIDI, which you will have to convert to audio before exporting.

    Jeff
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    RE: .cwp to mp3?? 2005/09/21 11:48:42 (permalink)
    Hi, I just imported audio to get both the mp3 and the sound effect.

    I don't know what format the sound effect is in, possibly wav.

    Sorry to be a pain, how do I get round this?
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    RE: .cwp to mp3?? 2005/09/21 11:53:26 (permalink)
    Can you export it as a .wav?

    Jeff
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    RE: .cwp to mp3?? 2005/09/21 11:55:12 (permalink)
    which option would that be? .wav isn't one. The only option it allows is the .cwp

    Just so as we're sure, I'm clicking file>export audio then I'm presented with a range of options
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    RE: .cwp to mp3?? 2005/09/21 12:02:15 (permalink)
    Yes, correct. In the range of options, there is a button near the middle that says "File Type" (or something like that) and it's default is "Wave." Do you see that?

    Jeff
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    RE: .cwp to mp3?? 2005/09/21 12:03:44 (permalink)
    I'll check tonight, at work currently.

    Assuming I do then do I covert it to wave? After that whats next?

    And if I don't?

    Thanks for this, much appreciated!
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    RE: .cwp to mp3?? 2005/09/21 12:06:03 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Mr Phlo

    which option would that be? .wav isn't one. The only option it allows is the .cwp



    .cwp files are cakewalk specific files that tell music creator where to look for everything in your project. .cwp files can't be played on MP3 players, CD players, etc. It sounds like you are saving your work as a .cwp file, which is fine, but you have to mix down to a wave or mp3 file by exporting the information in the .cwp file.

    Jeff
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    RE: .cwp to mp3?? 2005/09/21 12:07:03 (permalink)
    ah ok, how do I do the mixdown then?

    You're very patient
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    RE: .cwp to mp3?? 2005/09/21 12:08:24 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Mr Phlo

    I'll check tonight, at work currently.

    Assuming I do then do I covert it to wave? After that whats next?

    And if I don't?

    Thanks for this, much appreciated!


    When you check, in the box where it says wave, there is a setting for exporting to MP3, also. Select that instead of wave. If you can't convert to MP3, convert to wave and then get some software that will convert the wave to mp3. Hotfiles.com has a bunch of free ones.

    Jeff
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    RE: .cwp to mp3?? 2005/09/21 12:09:29 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Mr Phlo

    ah ok, how do I do the mixdown then?

    You're very patient



    1. Open the file you want to convert to MP3
    2. Go to FILE-->EXPORT AUDIO
    3. In the pop-up box, there is a drop down box for the file type - select MP3.
    4. Name the file.
    5. Hit EXPORT button.

    Jeff
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    RE: .cwp to mp3?? 2005/09/21 12:11:04 (permalink)
    right, so its

    File>Export Audio>Wave

    Then use a wav-MP3 convertor (I have one of these)

    Thanks! I'll give it a go but thought I'd tried that before.
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    RE: .cwp to mp3?? 2005/09/21 12:12:08 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Mr Phlo

    right, so its

    File>Export Audio>Wave

    Then use a wav-MP3 convertor (I have one of these)

    Thanks! I'll give it a go but thought I'd tried that before.


    Absolutely, or you can convert straight to MP3: File>Export Audio>MP3

    Jeff
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    RE: .cwp to mp3?? 2005/09/21 12:13:16 (permalink)
    great, any instances where I won't have a wave or mp3 option?

    I thought I tried this previously but kept being told about digital audio etc
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    RE: .cwp to mp3?? 2005/09/21 12:18:21 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Mr Phlo

    great, any instances where I won't have a wave or mp3 option?

    I thought I tried this previously but kept being told about digital audio etc


    Not that I can think of. Try it tonight and see what happens. If it doesn't work, tell us why. Someone will figure it out, and it'll help if you can tell us exactly what your doing and what the program is saying.

    Jeff
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    RE: .cwp to mp3?? 2005/09/21 12:19:02 (permalink)
    thanks! I'll do it tonight
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    RE: .cwp to mp3?? 2005/09/22 03:39:48 (permalink)
    Thank you very,very much. Not sure what i did differently the other night but I'm all sorted now.

    Now thats pretty much the basics for me I can start working on adjusting volume levels and learning all the eqing malarky....
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    RE: .cwp to mp3?? 2005/09/24 12:32:27 (permalink)
    You said "I have an MP3 on 1 track." Regardless of the format of the input device, won't it always be recorded as audio (except MIDI, of course)? Greg
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    RE: .cwp to mp3?? 2005/09/25 02:51:40 (permalink)
    I am alway amazed at the amount of folks that want to work in MP3, which is a great "condensed" format, but no where near the quality of wave file. Of course whe the medium you find is already MP3 then you have no recourse, so by all means, but as greg said it will still be treated as wave file int e project, and will export as wave file.

    A great way to get the best results, is to always work in wave format, then when you have finished the project, and have burned to CD, then use MP3 to upload to the net for others to have access to.

    One note to remember is that once MP3 then it can be made a wave file again but will not regain the loss of fidelity during compression, in other words the MP3 saved as wave will still sound like an MP3
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