Stop getting bogged down with information you don't need yet!

Immediately put knowledge into action,

as we work through recording a song together!


The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Cakewalk

Learn the core skills you need to record YOUR music, including:

  • Recording Audio
  • Recording Virtual Instruments
  • Mixing Basics
  • Putting it all together for a song.

No previous experience needed!

Even if you are an absolute beginner, you can gain the skills you need to record your first song!


All you need is a computer!

No special equipment is required to get started, just your computer.

However, a small amount of gear can make life easier, in which case I recommend perfect items for the beginner.

What's Included in the Course?

Getting Started

We start at the very beginning, learning about: 

  • What we need
  • Setting up Cakewalk
  • Creating our first Cakewalk project

Recording Audio

Learn the basics of using sound including:

  • Recording audio
  • Editing audio
  • Controlling playback

Using Virtual Instruments

Learn how to use Cakewalk's built in instruments, including:

  • Recording MIDI
  • Editing MIDI
  • MIDI Playback

Mixing Basics

Learn the basics of mixing in Cakewalk, including:

  • A guide to the Console
  • Using the Pro Channel
  • Making use of busses

Putting it Together in a Song!

Understand how we put all the basics learned so far, and with some slight variations, complete all the parts to our song, including:

  • My top 5 mixing tips
  • Exporting for playback elsewhere

This course is for you if...

  • You are new to home recording
  • You like to learn as you go
  • You want as little jargon as possible
  • You want the skills you need to record your first song

I'm Mike Enjo

I’m a musician, songwriter, music producer, Cakewalk educator, and the founder of Creative Sauce.

I recorded my first album in Cakewalk over 25 years ago, and decided 4 years ago to share my knowledge with others.
Since then, my home recording videos have received almost 10 million views by people worldwide.

My goal has always been to open up the joy of home recording to a wider audience, with straight forward, easy to understand tuition.

My hope is that YOU will finally get the results you’re looking for, and get your music out to the world!

"I use Cakewalk because of Mike Enjo. When I was struggling as a Cubase newbie, and being made to feel stupid on the Cubase forums, I happened across a Cakewalk video of Mike’s and I thought, 'This guy I can understand…'"

Mark Bastable
London, UK

"Mike's videos provide solid and well founded technical information in a not so technical way, making it easy to understand even for users who are new in the field.
A charming presenter and his clear articulation will bring enlightenment and occasional smirks even to non native English speakers."

Michael Molsner (MiMo)
Tokyo, Japan

"Mike’s relaxed and friendly style translates well and he is an excellent teacher, focusing on just enough detail to get the key points across."

Sydney, Australia

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Open Access


One time fee (USD)

The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Cakewalk

  • Over 30 easy to follow videos
  • Fun quizzes to motivate you
  • FREE future updates to the course
  • 30-day money back guarantee


“The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Cakewalk” comes with a 100% risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

I will endeavour to give you the knowledge you need, to record your first song in Cakewalk by Bandlab.

If for any reason after 30 days you do not feel I have done that, just send me an email requesting your refund and I will process that for you. I want you to feel that this course will give you skills that form the foundation of your ability to record music. If that's not the case, I'll gladly return your money.

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