Boston, MA, (January 21, 2015)—Cakewalk has launched a new SONAR product lineup as well as what the company describes as a revolutionary new model for buying and owning software.
Cakewalk’s Membership model, which is included for 12 months upon purchase, ensures that there are no more SONAR “version numbers”; the software at the time of purchase is always the latest version. Updates include a mix of new program features, original content, tutorials, new presets and more, rolling out approximately once a month to members.
Additionally, members have the option to choose either the traditional upfront payment, or make monthly payments. But unlike subscription models, after 12 months, anything acquired during the Membership is fully authorized and never expires—regardless of whether Membership is renewed or not. New users receive 12 months of Membership free, while for current SONAR users, Membership renewal—which is priced similarly to a traditional lower-priced product upgrade—offers new updates every month instead of yearly updates.
All three new versions of SONAR—Artist, Professional and Platinum—offer the same core features: Touch control, unlimited tracks/effects/sends/busses, VST3/VST2/DirectX compatibility, video track, support for high-resolution audio via DSD compatibility and sample rates to 384 kHz, enhanced MIDI editing, Mix Recall for switching quickly among different mix options, advanced publishing options, “one-stop solution” effects chains, amp simulations, advanced comping, and much more. The award-winning Skylight User Interface contributes efficient workflow.
SONAR runs on Windows 7/8, and is available globally through music and sound retailers as well as the Cakewalk Store, and may be purchased up front, or with a monthly payment option.
Cakewalk, Inc., a Gibson Brand