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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Boston, MA, (December 22, 2015) – Cakewalk, dedicated to powerful and thoughtfully designed software for modern musicians, announces the new “Lexington” release for SONAR Artist, Professional and Platinum versions. This is the eleventh “Rolling Update” that continues Cakewalk's commitment to improving and optimizing SONAR's core functionality, while delivering new world-class technology every month.
Building off the success of last month’s “Kingston” release, the new “Lexington” update continues to offer innovative speed optimizations that benefit all types of projects. The improvements are most dramatic with projects hosting a large number of tracks, plug-ins, and clips. In benchmark tests, the new SONAR “Lexington” performed up to 20 times faster than SONAR X3 with tasks such as “selecting all” clips with exceptionally high track counts, file importing, project loading, quantizing, bouncing audio clips, and more, all which add up to a faster and smoother experience for users. Furthermore, SONAR now supports Multichannel PCM WAV files with more than 24 channels.
“Lexington” also adds five Style Dial effects—GATER, SHAPER, SMOOTHER, DEPTH and PULSE?to the existing roster of GRIT, SPACE, and MAX. With these single-knob processors, each Style Dial controls multiple parameters simultaneously, so rotating the control takes you through a variety of “sweet spots.” The new Style Dials are compatible with SONAR Artist’s MixStrip, and the ProChannel in SONAR Professional and SONAR Platinum.
For more information on the many enhancements in this update, please see the free SONAR Membership Release monthly eZine. Please visit here to learn more about the new SONAR “Lexington” release, and see a preview of what’s planned for the near future.
The SONAR “Lexington” update, a free download from the Cakewalk Command Center, is available to all current SONAR Artist, Professional and Platinum customers. All three SONAR versions are available globally through music and sound retailers, Valve’s Steam Store, and the Cakewalk Store. Please visit www.cakewalk.com for complete version details and localized pricing/availability options from our distribution partners.