Release date: Thursday, October 30, 2008

Cakewalk® Releases Free SONAR 8.0.1 Update and Beatscape 1.0.1 Update

—Continues company's mission to provide timely updates to best support our customers—

Boston, MA (October 30, 2008)—Cakewalk, the world's leading developer of powerful and easy to use products for music creation and recording, today announces availability of a free update for SONAR 8 Producer and SONAR 8 Studio. Coinciding with the SONAR 8.0.1 Update, Cakewalk has also released an update to the Beatscape loop performance instrument to enhance user experience. Beatscape is one of the many instruments included in SONAR 8 Producer. The SONAR 8.0.1 update and the Beatscape 1.0.1 Update, both for Windows XP and native Vista (32-bit & 64-bit) versions of SONAR 8 Producer and SONAR 8 Studio, are available as free downloads for registered SONAR 8 customers at www.cakewalk.com.

The SONAR 8.0.1 Update adds new usability enhancements, along with numerous plug-in and component optimizations. In addition, the update addresses various performance issues across the entire application which were reported by customers after SONAR 8's initial release.

All of the new and exciting features found in the SONAR 8.0.1 and Beatscape 1.0.1 updates are a direct result of active dialog with our users. Cakewalk's delivery of timely product updates is an extension of Cakewalk's commitment in providing the very best in product support for our customers.

New Beatscape Features

  • Various performance & stability improvements.
  • Improved font rendering.
  • Pad Progress bar now is in sync with loop playback.
  • Master Volume and Pan now effect all outputs.
  • Keyboard & Pads now send MIDI data.
  • Triggering a pad now locks it into focus.
  • Each pad now has a selectable output in the Pad Edit page.
  • New Amplitube Modulation and Frequency Modulation effects.
  • And much more

A comprehensive list of what is included in the SONAR 8.0.1 and Beatscape 1.0.1 updates can be found at: http://www.cakewalk.com/support/kb/kb20081022.asp.

Availability

The SONAR 8.0.1 and Beatscape 1.0.1 Updates are available as free downloads from http://www.cakewalk.com/support/kb/kb20081022.asp for all registered SONAR 8 Producer and Studio customers.

About Cakewalk, Inc.
Cakewalk, Inc. is the world's leading developer of powerful, yet easy to use products for music creation and recording: Millions of musicians around the world choose Cakewalk products to produce audio for the professional music, film, broadcast, and video game industries. These customers include Grammy® and Emmy®-winning producers, composers, sound designers and engineers. We invite you to learn more about our company and products by visiting www.cakewalk.com.

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