Cakewalk has released Sonar X3 – “the biggest upgrade to date” for their Windows DAW.
Sonar X3 includes core workflow enhancements and features like Color Customization, Comping, VST3 Support, ARA integration, Melodyne Essential, Tape Emulator and QuadCurve EQ Zoom & Analyzer. It also adds new effects and instruments, including XLN Audio Addictive Drums, Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX and Lounge Lizard SONAR.
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n-Track Studio – an audio and MIDI multitrack recorder for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch – has been updated with iOS 7 compatibility, programmable tempo changes and more.
Here’s what’s new in n-Track Studio 3.0.0:
- Built-in metronome with programmable tempo changes
- EQ now appears as a popup window
- 2D frequency spectrum sonogram
- iOS 7 compatibility
XME has released Studio 2 – the latest version of the iPad DAW.
Key features of version 2 include support for up to 96 tracks and AudioBus.
Studio 2 also supports importing audio from a wide variety of sources, including: your music library, iTunes-synced document folder, email, online radio stations and YouTube videos
Studio 2 is available now in the App Store.
MooCowMusic has released Looptical – a new app that turns iOS devices into a looping-based music studio.
Here’s what they have to say about Looptical:
Record your musical ideas on the go and mix them into a finished track, or use them as the basis for a new project back at your studio. Create looped sections of music and combine them to form larger musical sections until you have a finished song. Going from an initial riff idea to full track is easy with Looptical. Then mix the track with comprehensive effects and fully automated mixer controls, or export the MIDI and component audio tracks to your DAW when back at the studio to take your song one step further.
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Gibson Brands has announced today that it has entered into a letter of intent with Roland Corporation and Cakewalk for Gibson to acquire Cakewalk, makers of Sonar, Z3TA+ 2 and other music software.
Gibson Brands CEO Henry Juszkiewicz says that, as part of Gibson, Cakewalk will “enhance their flagship professional products, pursue provocative R&D initiatives, and continue to serve the needs of musicians and producers”.
Following the closing of the proposed acquisition, a new brand, TASCAM Professional Software, will be created to support, promote, and publish Cakewalk’s current and future professional products. The Cakewalk staff and headquarters will remain in Boston as an independent division.
Cakewalk shared these FAQ’s about the deal: Continue reading
PreSonus has announced that it has bought Notion Music, the developer of music-notation app Notion 4.0 (Mac/Windows), Notion for iPad, Progression 2.0 guitar-tab editing software (Mac/Windows), and Progression for iPad.
PreSonus says that the acquisition will benefit users of both Notion and Presonus’ Studio One DAW. Continue reading