CAKEWALK ANNOUNCES NEW SONAR FEATURES FOR SPRING 2016
Cakewalk has announced major new features for its SONAR recording software that refine the first-time user experience and streamline workflow for existing owners. In addition, renewal pricing has been revamped to offer better value for existing SONAR Platinum users.
SONAR greatly expands ‘look and feel’ customisation possibilities with UI themes, new skins, and personalisation tools. Mastering is getting a facelift with refreshes to the LP64 linear phase Multiband Compressor and EQ interfaces, along with improved preset handling and real-time FFT analysis. Overloud’s TH3 Guitar Amp (Cakewalk Edition) and Melodyne 4 Essential (with ARA integration) update the amp simulation and vocal editing capabilities, and Cakewalk will continue tweaking the existing code base of the program for faster, smoother operation.
Finally, a new ‘Feedback Portal’ provides direct interaction between Cakewalk and SONAR users, who can share opinions about new and potential features, and vote ideas up or down. Additional value-packed monthly updates are expected to follow throughout the year.
A year ago, Cakewalk shook up the industry with the Rolling Upgrades program, updating SONAR every month with new features, enhancements, fixes, exclusive content, and speed optimisations. One year later, the results are over 350 fixes and enhancements, major speed optimisations, integrated features like vocal synchronisation and drum replacement, Universal Routing Technology including Patch Points, new plug-ins like the Rapture Session virtual instrument, and exclusive content from industry experts like Craig Anderton.
Cakewalk has announced new renewal pricing for the Rolling Updates Membership program. See the website for pricing details.