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Cakewalk Announces Sonar 6 and is taking pre-orders

Cakewalk_site_1 I just noticed today that Cakewalk has revamped it's web site. As you can see form the image on the left, they've also announced Sonar 6.

According to their web site, Sonar 6 will be shipping worldwide by the end of September. They are taking pre-orders for upgrades here .

They list pricing (US) as

  • $369.00 SONAR 6 Studio  for New Cakewalk Customers
  • $249.00 SONAR 6 Studio Upgrade for Registered Cakewalk Customers
  • $199.00 SONAR 6 Studio Upgrade from Guitar Tracks/Pro, Home Studio, Kinetic, Music Creator, Pro Audio, and Project5
  • $99.00 SONAR 6 Studio Upgrade from SONAR 1-5, Power Studio

So what's new? Click the "continue reading..." link below to see a summary.

    * Active Controller Technology (ACT): dynamically re-maps effect, mix and instrument parameters to hardware controllers

    * AudioSnap™ Multitrack Audio Quantize

    * AudioSnap suite of tools includes:
          o Non-destructive audio quantize
          o Lock multiple tracks into the same groove
          o Apply seamless tempo changes to audio
          o Convert audio beats to MIDI
          o Slip-stretch clips to a new time or length
          o High-quality time stretching algorithms including iZotope Radius™, Percussion Mode, more

    * VC-64 Vintage Channel™—warm sound, dual EQ and compressor stages, analog component modeling, presets by professionals

    * Session Drummer™ 2 instrument with professional multi-sampled drum kits, hundreds of live-recorded, vital patterns

    * New Synth Rack makes managing, controlling, and automating your instruments simple

    * Console view redesigned for ergonomic mixing

    * Modular Transport provides easy playback control and vital visual feedback

    * Analyst spectrum analyzer

    * Clip editing enhancements including lock to time

     * Work seamlessly with VST plug-ins—VST support is now integrated into SONAR 6 and no longer requires an external VST to DX adapter

    * Automation enhancements: read/write controls for tracks and plug-ins, enable automation during playback and record, visual automation cues, more

    * Fast Zoom enables fast, precise edits without losing your place

    * Mouse wheel support for parameter control and zoom

    * Import 64-bit floating point audio files and stream them at their native resolution from 64-bit tracks

    * Crash Recovery safeguards your projects against faulty plug-ins and other sources of crashes

    * Automatic file versioning: back up projects with time/date stamps for easy access to old versions

    * Customizable user interface: put favorite features right at your fingertips

    * User-customizable plug-in menus for easy organization and grouping

    * Friendly driver naming (user-customizable audio hardware port names)

    * Custom color schemes with saturation, hue, and brightness controls and color categories for easy customization

Visit the Sonar 6 page for more info.