JohnnyV Cakewalk Tutorials
This is a tutorial with step by step instructions for how to use midi in Cakewalk by Bandlab ( CbB) And will also work for Sonar or Home Studio. I have used Sonar Platinum for the screenshots. I highly recommend you update to the Bandlab version of Cakewalk for a hassle free DAW.
To start I will use a downloaded GM midi file as the easiest way to learn how things work. Even if you never plan on using one, you'll see how Cakewalk uses midi.
SETTING SONAR TO PLAY MIDI AUTOMATICALLY WITH TTS-1
You can make it so midi files will automatically open a project and play using the TTS-1 in seconds. First the most important setting.
Go to PREFERENCES/ MIDI/DEVICES. Uncheck ALL output boxes.