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Cakewalk Sets SONAR Update For Feb

Cakewalk has announced its SONAR X1d update, to be released in mid-February.

New York (January 31, 2012)—Cakewalk has announced its SONAR X1d update, to be released in mid-February.

All registered SONAR X1 customers can download the free SONAR X1d update for SONAR X1 Essential, SONAR X1 Studio, SONAR X1 Producer & SONAR X1 Producer Expanded at starting next month

“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.

The SONAR X1d update includes the following areas of focus:
• Bug fixes – Various bug fixes based on direct customer feedback. 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 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 – The SONAR X1d update includes usability and interface enhancements, such as a Metronome update with beat subdivisions and indented folder tracks in the Track View.
• 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 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 suited for both clinical tasks and tonal shaping.

Cakewalk, Inc.