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Adding third party audio editing software to MC6:Touch
By Seth Kellogg [Cakewalk] and 1 collaborators
A guide to walk you through integrating third party audio editing software within Music Creator 6 Touch
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Integrating third party audio editors...


Depending on the third party application you are using, you may or may not automatically see the application listed in Music Creator 6 Touch under the Utilities menu. If your application is not listed and you would like to add it to this menu, please take the following steps:

NOTE: For our example we will simulate setting this up for Sound Forge. In the steps below, if you are using a different program simple replace "Sound Forge" with the application you are using.

***Back up your Registry before making edits! This can be done by doing the following:***
  • Navigate to the Windows run prompt by clicking Start > Run or by holding down the Windows key on your keyboard and pressing "r".
  • Type in the following and click [OK]: regedit
  • This will open the Windows Registry Editor.
  • Click File > Export
  • In the Export Registry File window, under Export Range select "All"
  • Type in a name and choose a destination on your computer that you will remember
  • Click [Save]

Adding third party audio editing software
  • In the Windows Registry Editor click the plus sign [+] or [>] next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  • Click the plus sign [+] or [>] next to Software
  • NOTE: if you are using a 64-bit operating system, you will now want to click on the plus sign [+] or [>] next to Wow6432Node. If you are using a 32-bit operating system you do not need to go into the Wow6432Node directory and you can proceed to the next step.
  • Click the plus sign [+] or [>] next to Cakewalk Music Software
  • Click the plus sign [+] or [>] next to Tools Menu
  • Right-click on the Tools Menu folder and select New > Key
  • Type in the name of the program you want to add to the Tools menu (such as "Sound Forge")
  • Right click on the Key that was created ("Sound Forge" in our example) and select New > String Value
  • Change "New Value #1" to read: ExePath
  • Right click on ExePath and select Modify. This will open up the Edit String window.
  • In the Value Data field, type in the file path for the program you want to add. In our example this would be the following: C:\Program Files\Sound Forge\Sound Forge.exe
  • Right-click on the Sound Forge key you created again and select New > String Value
  • Change "New Value #1" to read: MenuText
  • Right-click on MenuText and select Modify
  • In the Value Data field, type in an "&" followed by the name of the application. For example: &Sound Forge
  • Right-click on the Sound Forge key you created again and select New > String Value
  • Change "New Value #1" to read: StatusBarText
  • Right-click StatusBarText, select Modify. Type in the text that you would like to appear in Music Creator 6 Touch's status bar at the bottom of the screen when you go to select the program in the Tools menu. In this case, type in the following: Run Sound Forge
  • Right-click on the Sound Forge key you created one last time and select New > String Value
  • Change "New Value #1" to read the following: Type
  • Right-click Type, select Modify, and type in the category the program belongs to (such as "WaveEditor")
  • Note: If you don’t know the category, just type in "Generic"
  • Select File > Exit to close the Registry Editor

At this point, when you relaunch Music Creator 6 Touch and go to the the Utilities menu, you should see Sound Forge (or your particular third party application) listed in the drop down list.

***Disclaimer - If this guide is followed incorrectly you could cause damage to your Windows Registry! Cakewalk is not responsible for any damage caused by misuse of this guide. If you have questions about adding an external audio encoder please contact our support department directly.***

Contact Support[www.cakewalk.com]
3 Comments
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Chairman Phaux Feb 23 @ 10:17pm 
I can see Cool Edit Pro in the dropdown menu.
When I click on it to select it, it grays out and doesn't do anything.
What's going on with it?
Seth Kellogg [Cakewalk]  [author] Sep 3, 2013 @ 12:14pm 
The Expansion Packs are found under the Cakewalk Sound Center synth. Which can be used by going to Insert > Soft Synth > Cakewalk Sound Center.
OliveiraCarlos Sep 3, 2013 @ 11:32am 
Please, could you help me to install the Expansion Packs to my Music Cretor 6 ? thanks.