Cakewalk has announced SONAR X2, an updated version of its digital audio workstation software for Windows.
Cakewalk introduces its upcoming SONAR X2 music production software.
From getting great tone to releasing a final mix, today’s musicians must master every element of the music production process. SONAR X2 Producer is there every step of the way, and the revolutionary Skylight interface lets you move seamlessly among the elements, instantly going from recording to editing to mixing and back again.
Dial up the perfect synth sound with Rapture or a searing guitar tone with TH2 Producer. Record it, tighten it, chop it, and drop it in the Matrix for realtime triggering. Shape it with the ProChannel. Warm it with the Console Emulator. And do it all with a single Smart Tool. It’s genius.
Starting August 1 through October 31st, when you purchase SONAR X1, you will get SONAR X2 for free once it becomes available.
Cakewalk has announced that its Electronic Musician’s Dream Bundle special offer is now available.
Cakewalk and iZotope have teamed up to bring you three inspiring tools for electronic music at a price that will make you think you are dreaming! Save over 50% when you download the Electronic Musician’s Dream Bundle which includes:
Z3TA+ 2 (regular price: $99)
Rapture (regular price: $99)
iZotope Stutter Edit (regular price: $249)
Regularly $447 USD / 373.90 EUR if purchased separately, you can download this special bundle for only $199.95 USD / 179.95 EUR through July 24th, 2012 (over 50% off the regular price).
Cakewalk has announced Deadly Dubtronica, an expansion pack for the Z3TA+ software synthesizer.
Deadly Dubtronica by Xenos Soundworks contains a total of 140 powerful and moody patches inspired by artists as Digital Mystikz, Rusko, Burial, Hybrid, Zomby, Kromestar, Mala, Kode9, 12th Planet and more.
Z3ta+ and Z3ta 2 owners will find plenty of material here for their Dubstep, Breakbeat, DnB and Future Garage/Ambient-Dub tracks. The soundset contains 128 sounds for Z3TA+ 1.5, plus an additional 12 patches for a total of 140 sounds for Z3TA+ 2.
These quality sounds are brought to you by Xenos Soundworks who contributed to the new factory sounds that come with Z3TA+ 2.
The expansion pack is available to purchase from Cakewalk for $14.99 USD.
Random Wave Music has announced Zeomorphosis, a new soundscape pad & synth sound bank for Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2.
The ZEOMORPHOSIS sound bank contains 64 new Programs further expanding Z3TA+ 2′s sound pallet. Included in the ZEOMORPHOSIS sound bank are evocative atmospheric soundscapes and moods, analog-digital hybrid pads, vocal based sounds and a variety of different synths.
The 64 programmed sounds are organized into 4 general category sound types: Atmosphere, Pad, Synth and Vocal
The programmed sounds include controller assignments mapped to key velocity, modulation wheel and aftertouch for further expressiveness.
64 new Presets in .fxp Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2 Program file format.
Program files provided in standard 1.0X and 2.0X oversampling playback quality.
Documentation including Manual, Patch List, License Agreement.
The soundset is available to purchase for $12.50 USD.
Xenos Soundworks has announced the release of Deadly Dubtronica, a soundset for Cakewalk’s Z3ta+ software synthesizer for Windows and Mac.
Deadly Dubtronica contains a total of 140 powerful and moody patches inspired by artists as Digital Mystikz, Rusko, Burial, Hybrid, Zomby, Kromestar, Mala, Kode9, 12th Planet and more. Z3ta+ and Z3ta 2 owners will find plenty of material here for their Dubstep, Breakbeat, DnB and Future Garage/Ambient-Dub tracks.
The soundset ships with two versions – the Z3ta+ 1.5 version FXB file containing 128 sounds, plus the Z3ta 2 version which contains an additional 12 extra patches for a total of 140 sounds.
The soundset is available to purchase for the introductory price of $6 USD. Xenos is offering all Z3ta banks at a 60% discount until June 9th, 2012.
Cakewalk has announced the Marathon Sale, offering 26.2% off anything at the Cakewalk Store for a limited time.
Cakewalk is proud to be a Boston-based company and one of the biggest events of the year is happening this month – the Boston Marathon. We thought it would be fun to help celebrate this event by offering a store wide sale starting today and running through April 30th. Naturally, we decided to go with a 26.2% discount to commemorate the event (there are 26.2 miles in a marathon). This means big savings for all customers on EVERYTHING at the Cakewalk Store.
How to save instantly: Participating in a marathon event has been never been easier. Just go to the Cakewalk Store and enter promo code MARATHON before you checkout to save 26.2% off any purchase – no price minimum.
Cakewalk has announced the ProChannel Concrete Limiter, a module which adds peak limiting capability to SONAR X1 Producer Expanded’s ProChannel.
The ProChannel Concrete Limiter’s advanced DSP combines highly transparent, limiting with low-latency performance and is suitable for peak limiting of individual tracks and level maximization of mix buses. The ProChannel Concrete Limiter is highly-ergonomic, drag and drop routable, and instantly available on any track or bus.
The ProChannel Concrete Limiter utilizes look-ahead, oversampling and frequency-dependant processing techniques, combined with smooth gain curves to intelligently limit peaks without sounding “harsh” or “squashed”. The Concrete Limiter is extremely responsive and only introduces 1.5ms of latency, allowing real-time playback and recording while engaged. Efficient CPU usage, optimized look-ahead, and native x64 operation allow for many instances in a given project without overtaxing.
The Pro Channel Concrete Limiter not only offers precise, transparent, peak-limiting, but it also employs innovative Bass Lift technology designed to deal with low frequency problems sometimes associated with limiting.
The informative, space-efficient interface and simple controls ensure ease of use and excellent results while native x64 operation and 64-bit double-precision ensure solid performance and the highest fidelity.
Peak Limiter – Tame rogue peaks and get punchier, in your face, mixes with the ProChannel Concrete Limiter.
Frequency Dependent Limiting – Using the “Auto Release” feature, the amount of auto-release for frequencies between the two extremes, is continuously variable.
Smooth Gain Curves – Smooth 4th-order gain curves for all applied gain-reduction.
Inter-sample Peak Limiting -A DAC (digital-to-analog converter) output needs to reconstruct a smooth analog curve from a digitally sampled one, which can create clipping between peaks. The ProChannel Concrete Limiter employs a 16x oversampling mechanism that detects and limits peaks in-between samples to resolve this problem.
Low Latency – Highly optimized DSP ensures 1.5msec of latency providing the right balance between look ahead and responsiveness.
Bass Lift Technology – Enhances low end frequencies, to “get back” the presence and warmth of signals that can be lost via limiting.
Auto/Manual Release – Built in automatic release time switchable to manual release for more direct control.
Versatile – Can be used on individual tracks or mix busses.
Native x64/x86 – Run natively in 32-bit or 64-bit environments.
The ProChannel Concrete Limiter is available now to owners of SONAR X1 Producer Expanded for the introductory price of $49 USD/39 EUR/£35 GBP (MAP $79 USD/69 EUR/£59 GBP).
Cakewalk has announced SONAR X1d, a free update for SONAR X1 Essential, SONAR X1 Studio, SONAR X1 Producer & SONAR X1 Producer Expanded.
Cakewalk is committed to ensuring that SONAR X1 customers receive timely updates and feature enhancements. In addition to the four major SONAR X1 updates, Cakewalk has also released a number of QuickFixes designed to address important issues in a timely manner.
“Many of the enhancements are based on direct customer feedback. The entire development team is looking forward to customers receiving these new improvements and feature enhancements,” said Michael Hoover, Executive Vice President of Products.
Changes in SONAR X1d
Bug fixes – Various bug fixes based on direct customer feedback. “Customer First” approach ensures highest impact items are given priority. Complete list of fixes will be available upon release.
FX Chains update – New “Mod Matrix” feature allows mapping up to four parameters to one knob, and the ability to set control ranges and invert direction. Range control is now graphical, simplifying integration with the new Mod Matrix. The new “Touch Learn” feature speeds mapping of controls.
Rewire 64 support– 64-bit versions of SONAR X1d will be natively compatible with 64-bit ReWire applications.
V-Studio 700 enhancements – In addition to specific bug fixes , SONAR X1d deeply integrates with the V-Studio 700 via enhanced ProChannel and FXChain integration.
Quick Group update– Now provides Quick Group control of virtually every track and bus parameter. Highlights include full ProChannel support and creation, deletion and scrolling of aux sends.
Keyboard Shortcut improvements – Updates have been applied to existing shortcut controls, and the keyboard shortcuts preference page now includes a search function. In addition, Key Clusters have been updated to include one-touch ProChannel access and quicker access to snap functions.
Usability and UI improvements – Further demonstrating Cakewalk’s commitment to improving customer experience with SONAR X1, the SONAR X1d update includes many usability and interface enhancements. The improvements and enhancements include a Metronome update with beat subdivisions and indented folder tracks in the Track View.
NEW! QuadCurve EQ – SONAR X1 Producer Expanded customers will get an updated ProChannel EQ called QuadCurve EQ. The QuadCurve EQ has an improved graph that features helpful labeling and color-coded bands as well as controls that display always visible, embedded values. Existing Gloss EQ modes have been renamed to better describe their function, and a new 4th mode has been added. This new “Hybrid” mode is an asymmetrical, dual-dependency, mode that’s extremely versatile and simultaneously suited for both clinical tasks and tonal shaping.
The SONAR X1d free update for SONAR X1 Essential, SONAR X1 Studio, SONAR X1 Producer & SONAR X1 Producer Expanded will be available mid February via a free download from Cakewalk. The SONAR X1d update requires SONARX1c to be installed.
Cakewalk has also announced the SONAR X1 Producer Crossgrade.
Cakewalk, the world’s leading developer of powerful and easy to use products for music creation and recording, today announces special crossgrade pricing of $299 / € 249*/ £279* inc VAT for SONAR X1 Producer.
This special price offering is for current users of competing software: Users of any version of Avid ProTools, Presonus Studio One, Propellerhead Reason or Record, Steinberg Cubase, and Ableton Live.