October 2017

30th Anniversary Anderton Collection FX Chains

30th Anniversary Anderton Collection FX Chains

These FX Chains are Craig Anderton’s latest versions of his go to signal flows that he uses in his productions. Some of these FX Chains are updates of processors included in previous releases. Some were introduced in the “Friday’s Tip of the Week” thread in the SONAR forums, but as “do it yourself” projects with instructions on how to assign the controls—now they’re convenient downloads. We hope you enjoy what these processors can do to help take your projects to the next level—download them, play with them, and have fun!


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September 2017

30th Anniversary Drum Replacer Kicks

Cakewalk’s 30th Anniversary continues with more freebies! These 30 killer kick drums are designed for use in Drum Replacer or Session Drummer 3 as well as Rapture Pro. They include 15 kick drums for EDM and 15 more for hip-hop.


30th Anniversary Drum Replacer Kicks


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Tech+Music.

This month's issue covers the latest SONAR 2017.09 updates (including Microsoft Dial support), reviews Big Fish Audio’s “Kandiland” sample library with 20 EDM construction kits, tells how to create MIDI guitar programs for the Zivix Jamstik, provides expert tips on mastering in the “You Mix, We Master” monthly feature, and describes the 30 free kick drums for EDM and hip-hop that are part of Cakewalk’s 30th Anniversary Celebration.

August 2017

30th Anniversary CA-X Amps

These 30 TH3 based virtual amps pay homage to classic amp sounds without the limitations. They have loads of personality and provide a simple drag-and-drop solution to different guitar tones. There are 5 bass amps, 5 clean amps, 5 rock and blues amps, 7 high-gain amps, 4 pedalboards, an acoustic piezo amp, and two “bonus” humbucker-to-single-coil FX Chains. All amps are setup in stereo, and can additionally be used in the ProChannel.

30th Anniversary CA-X Amps


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Tech+Music.

This month's issue covers the latest SONAR 2017.08 updates, uses one of the new demo projects to show how to get better vocals, reviews the unique “Aroma” plug-in for mixing and mastering, describes a fascinating “Anatomy of a SONAR Project,” provides expert tips on mastering in the “You Mix, We Master” monthly feature, and gives full descriptions of the 30 free amp sim FX Chains that are part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration.

July 2017

30th Rapture Expansion Pack

Cakewalk’s 30th Anniversary continues with more freebies! This month, it’s time to freshen up Rapture Pro and Rapture Session with 30 exciting new sounds.





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Tech+Music.

This month's issue covers the latest SONAR 2017.07 update, Clip Edit Speed and MIDI Ripple Editing improvements, reviews the SampleTekk Classic Grand Piano and Digital Sound Factory B3 Tone Wheel Organ expansion packs for Rapture, and finally brings you expert tips for creating your own DIY Sampled Piano Mods, Understanding Loop Construction, and Mixing and Mastering.

June 2017

30 Free Modulator FX Chains

These 30 FX Chains are based around the Sonitus Modulator, which does flanging, chorusing, tremolo, and as you’ll find out from these presets... a lot more.

Modular FX Chains


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Tech+Music.

This month's issue covers the latest SONAR 2017.06 update, interviews Act of Defiance guitarist Chris Broderick, reviews the A|A|S Modeling Collection, offers a baker's dozen of Mix Recall Tips, and much more.

May 2017 - The Party starts now.

30 free QuadCurve EQ Presets

The QuadCurve EQ provides the functionality you need: it’s versatile, surprisingly kind to your CPU, and conveniently enough, built right into the ProChannel. These 30 presets provide a variety of ways to use the QuadCurve with instruments and other audio material.

QuadCurve EQ Presets


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Tech+Music.

We're bringing back the eZine, and taking it to the next level as a new publication—Tech+Music. Each month’s issue is packed with news on the latest program updates, as well as tips, product reviews, articles on studio techniques, and more.

Cakewalk History

Yes, time flies when you're having fun, but it's hard to believe this adventure started back in 1987—when Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" and Buster Poindexter's "Hot Hot Hot" were climbing the charts, "Dirty Dancing" hit the theaters, Clive Sinclair launched the Z88 portable computer, and the first Starbucks opened.

Meanwhile, Greg Hendershott had decided to take some software he'd worked on at Oberlin College and turn it into a real sequencer. Cakewalk—a name chosen when he found out the original name he'd planned to use for his MIDI sequencer was taken—was released for MS-DOS, and became so popular that before too long, Hendershott changed the name of the company from Twelve Tone Systems to Cakewalk.

30 years means a lot to us at Cakewalk. We've seen other companies come and go, and feel fortunate to still be here. Ultimately, though, the reason we're still passionate about what we do is you—your support, your evangelizing on our behalf, and your suggestions for how we can make our products better.

So we're throwing a birthday party, and you're invited! For the next 12 months, we'll be surprising you in a variety of ways—including some fun freebies. In addition to SONAR's ongoing evolution as the leading DAW for Windows, we'll also be introducing some exciting new products. And yes, there will be some specials happening from time to time... so stay tuned.

We appreciate your support over the past 30 years, and we're already looking forward to the next 30. Come join us!


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