Pro Audio Patches and Updates

This article applies to the following products:

  • Cakewalk Pro Audio 9
  • Cakewalk Pro Audio 8
  • Cakewalk Pro Audio 7


Pro Audio 9.0

Pro Audio 9.03 Update

Pro Audio 9.02 Update

Pro Audio 9.01 Update

Revised 9.0x Content Files


Pro Audio 8.0x

Pro Audio 8.04 Update


Pro Audio 7.0x

Pro Audio 7.02 Update


Pro Audio 9.03 Update

What does the patch address?
The Cakewalk Pro Audio 9.03 Patch introduces the following fixes and enhancements:

  • Adds support for Roland U-8.

  •  Processing the Transpose MIDI effect over several linked clips transposed the clips excessively.

  • Fretboard view: Playing file with more than 6 strings could cause system to crash.

  • Studioware panel automation data was recorded and updated even when the Record and Update options were disabled.

  • The AudioX Transports tab in the Options-Global dialog was missing Help file.

  • MIDI playback would sometimes cease after Solo'd editing in the Audio View.

To download and apply the patch:
1. Download the Cakewalk 9.03 Patch to your computer. Saving the patch to your Windows Desktop will make it easy to find. 
2. As with all Windows installations, we strongly recommend you close all open programs before starting the patch installation (step 3.) It's especially important that you close any system monitor or PC first aid type programs before installing any software.
3. Run the 9.03 patch by either double-clicking the file or entering the correct path in the Windows Start Menu's | Run dialogue. 
4. The Cakewalk 9.03 patch will search your system and apply the update to the correct location.

9.02 Web Update to 9.03 Patch
Users who have installed Cakewalk Pro Audio 9.02 (from CD or web update), use this patch:
Pa902_903Patch.exe (size - 2.32MB)


Pro Audio 9.02 Update

What does the patch address?
The Cakewalk Pro Audio 9.02 Patch introduces many fixes and enhancements. To view the complete list of changes, click here.

Customers using 9.0 should download and install this 9.02 Patch:

pa900902.exe (size - 2.72MB)


Pro Audio 9.01 Update

What does the patch address?
The Cakewalk Pro Audio 9.01 Patch introduces many fixes and enhancements. To view the complete list of changes, click here.

To download and apply the patch:
1. Download the Cakewalk 9.01 Patch to your computer. Saving the pa900901.exe patch to your Windows Desktop will make it easy to find. 

2. As with all Windows installations, we strongly recommend you close all open programs before starting the patch installation (step 3.) It's especially important that you close any system monitor or PC first aid type programs before installing any software.
3. Run the 9.01 patch by either double-clicking the pa900901.exe file or entering the correct path in the Windows Start Menu's | Run dialogue. 
4. The Cakewalk 9.01 patch will search your system and apply the update to the correct location.

Known Issues in Pro Audio 9.01 Patch
Users who have moved, deleted files or otherwise tampered with certain files in their original Pro Audio 9.0 installation may receive an error message when installing the Pro Audio 9.01 patch. If you see a message indicating a specific file could not be found, or some other type of error message you can correct the problem by following these steps:

1. Uninstall Pro Audio 9.0 by choosing Start | Programs | Cakewalk | Cakewalk Pro Audio 9 | Uninstall Cakewalk Pro Audio 9.
2. Reinstall Pro Audio 9.0.
3. Apply the Pro Audio 9.01 patch again.

To update Cakewalk Pro Audio 9.0 to version 9.01 use this patch:
PA900901.exe (size - 2.79MB)


Revised 9.0x Content Files

Download revised Cakewalk StudioWare and Template files:

Revised StudioWare Panels:
Line 6 POD.CakewalkStudioWare

Mackie OTTO 1604.CakewalkStudioWare
Yamaha ProMix01.CakewalkStudioWare

Revised Templates:
StudioMix 4+4.tpl

StudioMix 8 Tracks Audio.tpl
StudioMix 8 Tracks MIDI.tpl


Click here to download Content.zip


Cakewalk Pro Audio 8.04 Update

What does the patch address?
The Cakewalk Pro Audio 8.04 Patch introduces many fixes and enhancements. The changes below reflect Console view functionality changes as well as automation improvements.

  • The fader positions and volume levels will reflect the volume parameters at time 0. In the past, the volume levels would reflect their last position before rewinding, regardless of the volume data or fader positions.
  • Console view now supports a 'RoughMix' mode utilizing RoughMix.cal. Running this routine resets all volume data to null or "---" allowing you to create a rough mix where the faders and volume levels to remain at their last position.
  • Console view now supports a 'wipe all automation' function utilizing WipeAllAutomation.cal. Running this routine removes automation data from the entire file.
  • Console view now supports a 'wipe selected automation' function utilizing WipeSelectedAutomation.cal Running this routine removes automation data from selected tracks.

To download and apply the patch:
1. Download the Cakewalk 8.04 Patch to your computer. It's recommended that you create a new, empty directory to contain the CW804Update.exe file.
2. Run the 8.04 patch by either double-clicking the CW804Update.exe file or entering the correct path in the Windows Start Menu's | Run dialogue. 
3. You'll be asked where you'd like to temporarily 'Unpack' the patch executable. It's recommended that you click Continue to accept the default choice.
4. The Cakewalk 8.04 Patch will search your system and apply the update to the correct location.

Known Issues in Pro Audio 8.04 Patch
Pro Audio 8.04 users will experience a problem if your project meets both of the two conditions below:
1. You have checked the "left-justify unpacked audio" option in Pro Audio's Tools | Audio Options | Advanced menu.
2. You attempt to record 16-bit audio

Workaround:
Un-check the "left-justify unpacked audio" option in Pro Audio's Tools | Audio Options | Advanced menu. This problem will be corrected in a future release.

To update Cakewalk Pro Audio 8.0 to version 8.04 use this patch:
ProAudio80-804Update.exe
(size - 3.61MB)

To update Cakewalk Pro Audio 8.01 to version 8.04 use this patch:
ProAudio801-804Update.exe (size - 3.32MB)

To update Cakewalk Pro Audio 8.03 to version 8.04 use this patch:
ProAudio803-804Update.exe (size - 2.03MB)


Pro Audio 7.02 Update

What does the patch address?
These patches correct a number of issues in Cakewalk version 7.0 and 7.01. Installing the correct Patch for your program version will update your copy of Cakewalk to version 7.02. Most of the items included in the Cakewalk 7.02 Patches were selected based on customer feedback. Installing the Patch will accomplish the following:

  • Fixes a problem when opening .BUN files that contain old CFX effects.
  • Shift-clicking in the Audio view to extend the selection no longer changes the Now time.
  • Snap in the Audio view now snaps BY the snap resolution, not TO the snap resolution.
  • Eliminates interaction problems between Auto-punch record mode and Cakewalk's Console view window.
  • Increases the horizontal scroll rate in Track View Clips pane.
  • Fixes a rare "slowdown" problem related to the Stereo Reverb plug-in.
  • Taking a snapshot in the Console view will no longer leave redundant controller 91 and 93 data.
  • Corrects a cosmetic Toolbar problem that occurred when closing Cakewalk under specific conditions.
  • Destination time now calculated correctly when using Insert Measures command.
  • Eliminates problems that could occur when dragging and dropping audio clips in Cakewalk's Audio view.

To download and apply the patch:
1. Download  the correct patch for your Cakewalk version your Cakewalk installation directory. The default directory is located inside the C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\ folder. For example:
The default install location for Cakewalk Pro Audio is
        C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\Cakewalk Pro Audio\
2. Open the Cakewalk directory using Windows Explorer.
3. Double-click the file patch.exe file to begin installation.
4. Select OK in the Cakewalk Upgrade dialog to continue.
5. You will need to locate your Cakewalk 7.0x directory. If you followed the instructions in step 1 you will already be in the current directory and you should click Open at this time.
If you saved the 7.0x Patch in a different directory, you'll need to browse to your Cakewalk 7.0x installation folder now. When you are inside your 7.0 install folder, select the Open button.
6. In the Confirm dialog, select the YES button. The Cakewalk 7.0x patch will now be installed.

Please Note there are 2 different Pro Audio Patches. Run Cakewalk Pro Audio and select Help, About to determine exactly what version you have installed - then download the correct patch.

  • To update Cakewalk Pro Audio 7.0 to version 7.02 use this Patch:
    pa702-2.EXE
  • To update Cakewalk Pro Audio 7.01 to version 7.02 use this Patch:
    pa702-3.EXE

This article was last updated on 2/14/2011

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