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.
The alliance brings together recognized leaders in music hardware and software technologies to co-develop and deliver innovative desktop music products to suit the needs of a wide range of musicians.
“What is unique about this alliance is that our two companies have come together with a shared vision to create and deliver the best music products for musicians," commented Greg Hendershott, Founder and CEO of Cakewalk. “We look forward to a long and profitable relationship.”
Roland has been the sole distributor of Cakewalk products in Japan since 1995. Since then Roland and Cakewalk have worked together to co-develop and expand the new growing market of Desktop Music.
“We’re thrilled about the alliance and look forward to collaborating on joint software development projects,” says Katsuyoshi Dan, President of Roland Corporation.
“In order to strengthen our relationship with Cakewalk worldwide, Roland moved forward with this investment. It was a natural course of action for us as Cakewalk will provide us with the key software expertise necessary for us to move ahead with a new wave of innovative music products.”
While the alliance will significantly alter Cakewalk’s distribution outside of North America, the United States and Canada will maintain their own existing sales networks and will not be affected by the announcement.
Please visit the Roland-Cakewalk FAQ page to get answers to some common questions.