My MP3 Encoder stopped working

Last updated on 3/21/2016

The MP3 Encoder included with SONAR and newer Cakewalk products is a 30-day trial version. To purchase the unlimited MP3 Encoder, you will first want to determine if you need the “MP3 Activator” or the “MP3 Encoder.”

If you have purchased a product with lifetime MP3 activation, like Pro Audio 9, you qualify for the MP3 Activator at no additional charge. Contact Cakewalk customer service if it is not already in your Cakewalk SSO account.


Products that require the MP3 Activator: Products that require the MP3 Encoder:
SONAR 4 and newer (including SONAR X1, X2, X3 and 2015) SONAR 1, 2, & 3
SONAR Power Studio All Home Studio versions except SONAR Home Studio (& XL)
SONAR Home Studio (& XL) All Music Creator versions except Music Creator 3 (& LE, USB Music Pack)
Music Creator 3, 4, 5, 6, LE, & USB Music Pack All Guitar Studio versions
Guitar Tracks Pro 4 Guitar Tracks & Guitar Tracks Pro version 1, 2 & 3
Project5 Version 2 Pro Audio  
Kinetic 1 & 2 Pro Tracks, Club Tracks, Plasma


After determining which version you need, please visit the Cakewalk Store and click on Top Downloads.


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