Release date: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Cakewalk® SONAR 2016.06 Update Concentrates on Faster Workflow, Improved Amp Simulation, and Speed Optimizations

"Smart Swipe" Track Controls streamline workflow, while TH3 Cakewalk Edition amp sim improvements, Tungsten UI theme updates, speed optimizations, and Russian localization round out the latest monthly release

Boston, MA, (JUNE 22, 2016) – Cakewalk, dedicated to powerful and thoughtfully designed software for modern musicians, announces the new SONAR 2016.06 release for SONAR Artist, Professional and Platinum versions. This month’s “Rolling Update” continues Cakewalk's commitment to improving and optimizing SONAR's core functionality, while delivering new world-class technology every month.

Smart Swipe Track Controls let users instantly enable/disable buttons on multiple tracks by clicking a button in one track, then dragging across adjacent tracks without releasing the mouse button. Smart Swipe is also an extremely effective complement to SONAR’S Quick Grouping feature, which creates temporary groups for most mixer and ProChannel parameters.

SONAR’s alternative UI theme, Tungsten, was introduced in last month's update and quickly became the theme of choice for many users. This month, the Cakewalk development team further refined the "look and feel" based on community feedback, and applied the theme to additional SONAR sub-sections such as the Step Sequencer and ProChannel EQ.

The new TH3 Cakewalk Edition amp simulator now loads four times faster than before, adds the Overview panel from TH2 for faster navigation, overhauls MIDI Learn, and re-introduces the Cabinet IR functionality included in previous SONAR versions of TH2. 

Other updates to the program include “Process Audio” editing optimizations to speed up common editing operations, Russian localization for the Steam version, and an array of fixes to help the program run more efficiently. 

For more information on the curated improvements and enhancements in this update, please see the free SONAR Membership Release monthly eZine, and visit here to learn more about the new SONAR 2016.04 release as well as see a preview of what’s planned for the near future.

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Media Contacts:

Jimmy Landry
Head of Artist and Public Relations
JimmyLandry@cakewalk.com

Craig Anderton
Executive Vice President, Evangelist – Gibson Brands
craig.anderton@gibson.com
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