Following the acquisition of certain assets and the complete set of intellectual property of Cakewalk Inc. from Gibson Brands on 2/23/18, BandLab Technologies announced the relaunch of SONAR as Cakewalk by BandLab - available free-to-download to all BandLab users worldwide.
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San Francisco, CA, Audio Engineering Society, AES (October 28, 2004) — Cakewalk, developer of the leading music and sound software for Windows today announces a maintenance release for SONAR, the definitive audio production environment on the Windows platform. The free SONAR 4.0.1 maintenance release for both SONAR
4 Producer Edition and SONAR 4 Studio Edition, is now available for download to registered SONAR 4 users at www.cakewalk.com.
The SONAR 4.0.1 maintenance release provides a number of feature enhancements and updates which include Prosoniq’s MPEX3 superior time scaling algorithm, the update to MPEX2 which was not available in time for the initial SONAR 4 launch, and new Yamaha OPT Level 1 support extensions, allowing for bi-directional communication; OPT Editors now automatically read the state of gear via a Sysx bulk dump, improving the Motif and O1X user experience. The update also addresses a number of minor bugs discovered after SONAR 4 began shipping.
The SONAR 4.0.1 maintenance release is available now. Registered SONAR 4 users can download the SONAR 4.0.1 maintenance release for free at www.cakewalk.com. SONAR 4 Producer Edition has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $959 U.S. (MSRP); SONAR 4 Studio Edition is $479 U.S. (MSRP). For more information, visit Cakewalk at AES Booth 1434; Cakewalk on the web at www.cakewalk.com; or call 888-CAKEWALK (617-423-9004 outside U.S.)
SONAR 4 Producer Edition
SONAR Producer Edition has a well-earned reputation for delivering powerful production tools in a fast, streamlined user interface. With new version 4, Cakewalk has added powerful recording, editing, comping and navigation tools that optimize workflow for today's professional. In addition, version 4 combines innovative surround and AV capabilities along with precise engineering tools, making SONAR 4 Producer Edition the definitive audio production environment on the Windows platform.
SONAR 4 Studio Edition
SONAR 4 Studio Edition is a special version of SONAR 4 designed for project studios and aspiring professionals. Studio Edition is built upon the same core engine and feature set of SONAR 4 Producer Edition. SONAR 4 Studio Edition does not have the following features found in SONAR 4 Producer Edition: surround mixing and editing, Lexicon Pantheon Surround Reverb, Sonitus Surround Compressor, Sonitus:fx Suite, enhanced mixing console with assignable fx controls and per-channel EQ, Video Thumbnail track, POW-r Dithering, MPEX Time Scaling.
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