Release date: Friday, September 18, 2015

Cakewalk® Announces “Ipswich” SONAR Update

— SONAR “Ipswich” release introduces Direct Synth Recording, new “Style Dial” effects, streamlined clip export, an expanded eZine, and multiple other improvements —
Boston, MA, (September 18, 2015) – Cakewalk, dedicated to powerful, innovative, and thoughtfully designed software for modern musicians, announces the new “Ipswich” update for SONAR Artist, Professional, and Platinum. 

The eighth in a series of monthly SONAR updates, Ipswich’s Direct Synth Recording option offers real-time, sample-accurate virtual instrument recording and rendering—whether to capture an inspired improvised performance, randomized synth parameters, or simply to create a “future-proof” audio backup track. Also, three new ProChannel “Style Dial” effects—Grit, Max, and Space—offer single-knob control over sophisticated processing in SONAR Professional and Platinum, and they’re also included in the new Mix Strip processing channel that’s now integrated into SONAR Artist. 

Enhanced file export and bounce options now support user-created and factory presets like “Share with SoundCloud,” as well as the ability to export entire “families” of individual clips, with or without time stamping. You can even specify capturing reverb and echo “tails” that extend beyond the clip being exported. Furthermore, track icons now support the PNG format for levels of transparency, there are multiple fixes and enhancements, and the September issue of the SONAR eZine not only covers all the new features but includes a review of the Ploytec PL2 hardware synthesizer, the monthly BlogBeat with links to the latest hot topics in the Cakewalk blog, and the start of the “Anatomy of a Project” series that describes real-world SONAR applications.

The SONAR “Ipswich” release, a free download from the Cakewalk Command Center, is available to all current SONAR Artist, Professional, and Platinum customers. All three SONAR versions are available globally through music and sound retailers, Valve’s Steam Store, and the Cakewalk Store. Please visit for complete version details and localized pricing/availability options from our distribution partners. About Cakewalk, Inc.
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Tara Zanett
Marketing Manager

Craig Anderton
Chief Magic Officer, Gibson
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