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.
As of Feb 21st 2018, information elsewhere on this website may no longer be accurate.
Boston, MA, (JULY 26, 2016) – Cakewalk, dedicated to powerful and thoughtfully designed software for modern musicians, announces the new SONAR 2016.07 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.
SONAR Theme Editor
This month, the Cakewalk development team has significantly refined the "look and feel" of SONAR by developing a proprietary Theme Editor for the program. Based on overwhelmingly positive community feedback on the recent Tungsten theme, users can now change colors and customize images across the program using an external image editor such as Adobe Photoshop, or free options like Paint.net or the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). The SONAR Theme Editor also installs many images that can be used to modify a theme without requiring any graphics skills; allowing users to alter common elements easily. The Theme Editor is a separate, Platinum-only installation, and needs to be installed via the Cakewalk Command Center.
Last month’s Smart Swipe feature has already been proven as a major workflow enhancement for SONAR. Cakewalk has updated Smart Swipe with greater functionality and more options including the ability to cancel a swipe by reversing the direction back to the same control where the operation started. Further, many more controls across all SONAR Views are now eligible for the Smart Swipe feature.
Other updates to the program are enhancements to the LP MB and LP EQ Mastering Plugins which include sidechaining capability (LP MB only), better phase accuracy and GUI improvements to name a few. Rounding out the 2016.07 update is Russian localization for all SONAR versions—as well as the Cakewalk Command Center—which have had their menu items and many other elements translated to Russian. This adds to the English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese versions which reflect SONAR’s growing importance in the global market.
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 2016.07 release as well as see a preview of what’s planned for the near future.
The SONAR 2016.07 update, 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 www.cakewalk.com for complete version details and localized pricing/availability options from our distribution partners.