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.
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New York City, AES 2007 (booth 818), (October 5, 2007) — Cakewalk, the world's leading developer of powerful and easy to use products for music creation and recording, announces the release of Academic versions of SONAR 7 Producer Edition and SONAR 7 Studio Edition, the technology leading digital audio workstations.
SONAR's intuitive interface and extensive feature set makes it an ideal music and audio production tool for students of all ages. Now with the Academic Edition of SONAR 7, Cakewalk has made SONAR's educational value even more powerful by including an additional CD-ROM featuring SONAR Music Projects. This set of classroom materials provides educators all the tools they need for introducing students to SONAR and helping them develop valuable musical and technical skills. Some projects focus on specific musical elements, while others provide opportunity to apply skills and knowledge in a more creative context, using different concepts to stimulate ideas.
SONAR Music Projects
The Academic Editions of SONAR 7 include SONAR Music Projects on an additional CD-ROM at no additional charge. Developed for use with secondary and high school music classes, the 10 projects introduce some of SONAR's easy-to-use features and help students develop a range of musical and technical skills including:
SONAR Music Projects include:
Pricing and Availability
SONAR 7 Producer Edition Academic has a manufacturer's Academic suggested retail price (ASRP) of $539 ($399 street) U.S., SONAR 7 Studio Edition Academic (ASRP) is $269 U.S. ($199 street) and both are now shipping. Registered SONAR 6 Producer Edition Academic customers can upgrade to SONAR 7 Producer Academic Edition directly through Cakewalk for $179; SONAR 6 Studio Edition Academic to SONAR 7 Studio Edition Academic for $99. Other upgrade paths are available. The Academic Editions of SONAR are also available as lab packs for multi-install institutions. For more information on the Academic versions of SONAR 7 and to access a sample of the SONAR Music Projects content visit Cakewalk.com/education.
SONAR 7 Producer Edition Academic and SONAR 7 Studio Edition Academic software is available in English, French, and German boxed versions with printed documentation; English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish electronic quick start guides are contained in all versions. SONAR 7 is available through Roland and Edirol distribution partners.
Europe's suggested street price for SONAR 7 Producer Edition Academic and SONAR 7 Studio Edition are €369 and €189 RRP inc VAT respectively; U.K. pricing is Â£249 and Â£129 RRP inc VAT respectively; and will be available mid-October 2007. The Academic Editions of SONAR are also available as lab packs for multi-install institutions. For localized pricing and availability visit: