Sign up for ProSoundWeb newsletters
Subscribe today!

Cakewalk Announces SONAR 8.5 Producer & SONAR 8.5 Studio Now Available
New in Version 8.5: Matrix View, Step Sequencer 2.0, Session Drummer 3, AudioSnap 2.0, per-track Arpeggiator, Media Browser, PX-64 Percussion Strip, VX-64 Vocal Strip, engine optimizations & stability improvements, improved VST plug-in compatibility, Native REX loop support, BitBridge XR technology, Windows 7 ready & recommended; and upgrade available via download for the 1st time
+- Print Email Share Comments (0) RSS RSS

Cakewalk announces a feature-packed upgrade for SONAR Producer and SONAR Studio.

New SONAR 8.5 continues to innovate with new capabilities including enhanced beat creation and arrangement tools, a new drum instrument loaded with stellar kits and patterns, an enhanced audio timing toolset, new multi-stage effect plug-ins for drums and percussion sounds and vocal tracks, engine optimizations and stability improvements, and many additional workflow and technological advances, notably Windows 7 compatibility.

New features and workflow enhancements:
* Matrix View—simple and flexible cell-based, non-linear audio and MIDI arranging with live triggering capability.
* Step Sequencer 2.0—the most powerful step sequencing capability in any DAW.
* Integrated Arpeggiator—trigger Arpeggiations on MIDI or instrument tracks with in-depth control over all arp parameters. Includes hundreds of presets.
* Session Drummer 3—latest version of Cakewalk’s virtual instrument for easy and fast creation of drum tracks with a new UI, stellar sounding kits and patterns from top sound designers and drummers, more.
* AudioSnap 2.0—updated audio quantizing and time shifting technology with new look and refinements to all the core controls, significantly improving workflow, plus improved offline rendering.
* Media Browser—the new hub for content access within SONAR; supports multiple formats to preview and import all your loops, grooves, and MIDI patterns; features presets to quickly grab content from your favorite locations.
* PX-64 Percussion Strip—seven-stage processor designed specifically for use with drums and percussion.
* VX-64 Vocal Strip—seven-stage processor optimized for shaping and sculpting vocal tracks.
* Windows 7 Support—tested, ready, and recommended for use.
* Engine optimizations and stability improvements for recording audio, and while looping.
* “Hotswap” audio and MIDI devices, including control surfaces, without restarting SONAR.
* VST plug-in compatibility improvements.
* Native REX loop support featured in Track View, Media Browser, and Matrix View.
* BitBridge XR—run 32-bit plug-ins in 64-bit environments, with memory access now extended up to 128 GB RAM.

Go here for much more detail about new SONAR 8.5.

Cakewalk Website

With Live Sound, You Can Make Anyone Sound Good

A free subscription to Live Sound International is your key to successful sound management on any scale — from a single microphone to a stadium concert. Written by professionals for professionals, each issue delivers essential information on the latest products specs, technologies, practices and theory.
Whether you’re a house monitor engineer, technical director, system technician, sound company owner, installer or consultant, Live Sound International is the best source to keep you tuned in to the latest pro audio world. Subscribe today…it’s FREE!!

Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.

Audio Central