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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NAMM Preview: Auria Pro iPad DAW To Offer Full MIDI Capabilities

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WaveMachine Labs has announced that it will be introducing Auria Pro for iPad – a new version of its 48-track DAW, with full MIDI capabilities – at the 2015 NAMM Show:

With over two years in the making, we’re really excited to finally give you a preview of the upcoming Auria Pro.

Full MIDI capabilities, real-time audio warping, powerful audio bussing, two built-in synths and much more, Auria Pro raises the bar in mobile recording once again.

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FL Studio Coming Natively To OS X

fl-studio-os-xImage-Line has officially announced that it is working on a native version of FL Studio for OS X.

The company had previously tested the waters with a ‘wrapped’ version of OS X – basically the Windows version running in a crossover wrapper that allows it to run on Mac. Now they are moving forward with building a native version.

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The 10 Best DAWs In the World

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Which DAW is best has always been a hotly contested topic.

Some would argue that there is no ‘best DAW’ – that it depends too much on each user’s requirements. And some would argue that the ‘best DAW’ is the one that you know inside and out, so you can make music without barriers.

We asked Synthtopia readers their choice for the best desktop DAW in the world. And the response was massive – there were 14,076 votes cast in Synthtopia’s 2014 DAW pollContinue reading

Loopy: Masterpiece Edition Sneak Preview – Import and Track Settings

Michael Tyson, the developer of Loopy and Audiobus, is working on a new ‘Masterpiece Edition’ of Loopy that promises to take it into DAW territory.

He is blogging the development of the new edition on Tumblr, and looking for input on his design plans from Loopy users.  Continue reading