Cakewalk can load projects from any previous versions of SONAR, but projects that are saved in Cakewalk cannot be re-opened in SONAR 1.x or SONAR 2.x. In case you need to open a pre-Cakewalk project in an earlier version of SONAR, it is recommended that you always create a backup copy of the original project before you re-save the project in Cakewalk.Project files saved in Cakewalk will not open in SONAR 4 or earlier if they reference or include any of the following types of data or information:
Project files saved in Cakewalk that contain multiple automation envelopes per track may appear like automation data is missing when opened in an earlier version of SONAR. To see all automation data for a track right-click on it and choose Envelopes > Show Track Envelopes and then select each envelope that you would like to show.Cakewalk project files may contain new features that will be missing if opened in SONAR 5 and earlier, including:
Preserve Mix between Gain Members setting.Cakewalk project files may contain new features that will be missing if opened in SONAR 4, including:Re-saving a Cakewalk project file in an older version of SONAR may permanently remove the project data described above.Template files saved from Cakewalk will not load in earlier versions of SONAR. This is because of changes made to Cakewalk's view persistence code.
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Note - Using Offline Help
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