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Cakewalk® Announces SONAR™ 8.5 Producer & SONAR 8.5 Studio Now Available

Published: Mon September 21, 2009  News Feed

Cakewalk update SONAR to version 8.5 - the world's only true 64-bit DAW now even further enhanced and optimised for seamless music production!

Cakewalk Sonar 8.5 Studio and Cakewalk Sonar 8.5 Producer

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SONAR 8 becomes SONAR 8.5! The latest update contains exclusive features that will ignite your creativity while groundbreaking technologies put you in total control. And, of course, it’s all backed by SONAR’s industry-leading, true 64-bit audio capabilities for unparalleled sound quality.

So what’s new in 8.5? New beat creation and arrangement tools, a new drum instrument loaded with stellar kits and patterns, enhanced audio quantising, new multi-stage effect plug-ins for vocals and percussion and more combine to make SONAR the most complete, most professional DAW to deliver your productions.

New features and workflow enhancements

  • Windows 7 tested – ready and recommended for use!
  • Engine optimisation and stability improvements for recording audio – even while looping.
  • Step Sequencer 2.0 provides the most powerful step-sequencing capability in any DAW.
  • Session Drummer 3 for easy and fast creation of drum tracks with stellar sounding kits and patterns from top sound designers and drummers.
  • Matrix View provides simple and flexible cell-based, non-linear audio and MIDI arranging with live triggering capability.
  • AudioSnap 2.0 audio quantizing and time-shifting technology with new look and refinements to all the core controls. Improves workflow and offline rendering.
  • Integrated Arpeggiator on each track. Trigger live or from recorded material with in-depth control over all arp parameters. Includes hundreds of presets.
  • Media Browser now supports multiple formats, so you can access all your loops, grooves, and MIDI patterns.
  • PX-64 Percussion Strip seven-stage signal processor designed specifically for use with drums and percussion.
  • VX-64 Vocal Strip seven-stage signal processor optimized for shaping and sculpting vocal tracks.
  • ‘Hotswap’ audio and MIDI devices, including control surfaces, without restarting SONAR.
  • VST plug-ins compatibility improvements.
  • Native REX loop support featured in Track View, updated Media Browser, and new Matrix View.
  • New BitBridgeXR allowing you to run 32-bit plug-ins in 64-bit environments and now access up to 128GB of RAM.
  • And much more…

All SONAR V-Studio 700 customers and those SONAR customers who purchased or upgraded to SONAR 8 after July 1st (worldwide excluding Japan) are eligible for a free download of the 8.5 upgrade. Free upgrade customers can also chose to purchase a physical pack of DVDs and Manuals at a nominal cost.

 
 
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