Controllers typically fall into two categories: MIDI Keyboard Controllers, and MIDI Control Surfaces. Many modern MIDI keyboards also have a number of rotary encoders, sliders, and pads as well.
If your device came with a standalone synth/program but you aren’t sure how to use it within Cakewalk, you can follow these guides to ensure a proper setup:
If your controller has a keyboard as well as pads, etc, you may need to utilize both articles above, choosing the same device in MIDI > Devices as well as MIDI > Control Surfaces.
You can use the following guide to test using your MIDI keyboard controller within a project:
Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the device details if any issues persist.