Cakewalk Application Language (CAL)

Definition - What does Cakewalk Application Language (CAL) mean?

Cakewalk application language (CAL) is a music recording hardware processing language developed by Cakewalk that uses custom editing commands. It is used in conjunction with the company's SONAR-installed CDs, and to assist with musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) tasks. CAL is a musical audio editing program that provides editing capabilities to the user’s own audio recordings. The primary use for CAL is to create instrumental and/or vocal computer music. Products developed by CAL include virtual instruments, digital audio workstations, sequencers, and software and hardware solutions.

Techopedia explains Cakewalk Application Language (CAL)

CAL is a popular, widely used language that enables users to record their own music. It's not quite a recording studio, but its user-friendly capabilities can provide users with a professional look and feel. CAL can be readily downloaded and it provides its users with the freedom to sound-edit their recordings as well as to add voice enhancements and other such sound editing features. CAL is considered an exceptionally useful tool for all types of musical recordings, and it enables the user to free up time and energy that would originally be taken to adjust a recording microphone. It also helps the user to add live vocals.

Expert users of CAL recommend the installation of digital signal processor cards before downloading CAL. This allows for simultaneous audio recording and playback. Otherwise, 16-bit multimedia extension sound cards may be used.

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