Cakewalk Sonar Updated With Patch Points and AUX Tracks, Upsample on Playback

Cakewalk_Sonar_Jamaica-PlainCakewalk has announced their ‘Jamaica Plain‘ update for their Sonar Artist, Professional and Platinum versions. This is the ninth in a monthly series of rolling updates, each named for a different town in Massachusetts.

The Jamaica Plain update introduces Patch Points and Aux Tracks as additions to Sonar’s Universal Routing Technology. Users can now route audio from audio tracks, sends and buses, into other audio tracks, with the option to record the audio in real time at the destination track. This allows for recording real-time control gestures that cannot otherwise be automated, capturing randomized effects and synthesizer sounds and more functions. Aux Tracks complement Patch Points by offering flexible signal routing capabilities for splitting, merging, summing, sub-mixing, organizing and controlling these multiple track configurations.
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Cakewalk Offers Free SONAR Demo Downloads

Cakewalk_Sonar_BraintreeCakewalk is offering free downloadable demos of their entire new Sonar product lineup (Artist, Professional, and Platinum versions).
These demo versions do not expire, and are updatable as new releases become available. Cakewalk explains that “musicians can freely explore Sonar’s benefits prior to making a purchase, allowing them to select the SONAR version that best fits their needs. Although save and export are unavailable, files from previous Sonar versions can be opened.”

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Cakewalk SONAR Update Adds Drum Replacer

Drum-ReplacerCakewalk has released the May 2015 “Everett” release for SONAR Artist, Professional, and Platinum.

“Everett,” the fifth monthly update since Cakewalk introduced the Membership Program in January 2015, includes the new Drum Replacer for SONAR Platinum. According to Cakewalk. Drum Replacer is the most tightly integrated drum replacement technology ever. Continue reading

Cakewalk Releases ‘Cambridge’ Update For SONAR

Cakewalk_SONAR_CambridgeCakewalk announced yesterday the “Cambridge” release for SONAR Artist, Professional, and Platinum.

This release, the second major update in the SONAR Membership program, includes added functionality, such as an onscreen virtual MIDI controller for multi-touch or QWERTY triggering, Mix Recall that now remembers all output and Bus routing as well as mix parameters, increased import/export support (Ogg Vorbis, legacy formats, the RF64 standard spec’ed by the EBU, improved MP3 export and more), new effects (ProChannel edition of Boz Digital Labs’ Panipulator, Anderton Collection “Phasor Constructor”), and an exclusive Les Paul Gold Top expansion pack for Dimension Pro with 30 new programs. Additionally, there are another 50 enhancements and fixes requested by the SONAR Membership community.
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Cakewalk Releases Sonar “Braintree” Content

Cakewalk_Sonar_BraintreeCakewalk has announced their new Braintree release for Sonar Artist, Professional, and Platinum member/subscribers. Cakewalk recently debuted a new membership/subscription program, which gives Sonar users “regular access to new features, enhancements, and content.”

The recent Braintree* release addresses improvements requested by the community, and includes new content that complements Sonar’s “rich feature set” with a range of new presets and innovative loop libraries.
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Cakewalk Updates SONAR, Intros New Membership Model

SONAR-computer2015 NAMM Show: Cakewalk has announced a new SONAR product lineup and a new model for buying and owning DAW software.

With the new SONAR, the company is introducing a Membership model. Now, users have the option to choose either a traditional upfront payment, or to make monthly payments. New users receive 12 months of Membership free, while for current SONAR users, Membership renewal—which is priced similarly to a traditional lower priced product upgrade brings new updates every month instead of yearly (and sometimes overwhelming) updates.

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Free Sonar X3e Update Delivers Customer ‘Wish List’ Improvements

SONAR-X3Musikmesse 2014: Cakewalk today announced SONAR X3e – a free update which will be available on later this month.

The update is for all three versions of the SONAR family (X3, X3 Studio, and X3 Producer), and, according to Cakewalk, focuses on direct ‘wish list’ feedback from Cakewalk customers.

SONAR X3e features nearly 100 enhancements, including improvements to the audio engine, loop recording, ARA (Audio Random Access), comping and more.  Continue reading