At the 2013 NAMM Show, Cakewalk’s Jimmy Landry gave us a quick overview of the latest version of Z3TA+ 2, version 2.1.
Z3TA+ 2.1 not only has a lot of new features, but is now available for Mac, in addition to Windows. Continue reading
Sonar X2a adds a lot of interesting features, but the show-stopper is full multi-touch support. In the second half of the video, above, Landry demonstrates the new multi-touch capabilities and offers his thoughts on where the touch interface offers benefits. Continue reading
Cakewalk has announced SONAR X2a – an update to the popular Windows DAW which includes many fixes, enhancements, plus support for multi-touch.
Since music apps first started appearing on Apple’s iPad, many users have been anticipating the same types of multi-touch interaction coming to traditional DAWs. Sonar X2a is a major step in that direction.
SONAR X2A offers a new creative environment on touch enabled devices. Highlights include:
Is Sonar X2a + Windows 8 the future of DAWs? Check out the video and the details and let us know what you think! Continue reading
Cakewalk has announced Sonar X2 – the latest version of their digital audio workstation for Windows.
Windows 8 is Microsoft’s most ambitious update in years – intended to create a hybrid OS that can compete with Apple’s OSX + iOS juggernaut, while also maintaining traditional desktop compatibility.
There has been a lot of pre-release criticism of Windows 8, focused on two things:
Cakewalk’s Noel Borthwick has taken a deep look into Windows 8 and how it performs for music, focusing on Cakewalk’s Sonar DAW. He came away skeptical about the new Metro interface, but, nevertheless, excited about the new version of Windows.
Based on his analysis:
We asked and readers weighed in, with 10,152 votes and more than 190 comments.
Readers made clear that they are passionate about their digital audio workstation, debating the merits of polls like this as passionately as they defended their DAW of choice.
There is no ‘perfect DAW’ – because different people have different needs. And there’s no perfect way to compare them.
But the outpouring of votes and the quality of discussion suggest that, not only are today’s DAWs more powerful than ever, but that they are worth getting excited about.
Here’s how the votes stacked up……