Boston, MA (February 24, 2016)—Cakewalk has announced a partnership with LANDR that reportedly offers the first full integration of the cloud-based mastering platform with a DAW, while giving SONAR users more options to finalize masters directly from the software.
“Mastering is a crucial part of music creation, so we’re always looking for ways to make the process simpler and more accessible. The goal with this partnership is not to replace manual mastering, but to complement it by providing engineers and producers with a new tool that allows them to hear instantly how their tracks will sound in a final state at any time during production. Ultimately, in addition to mastering final releases, SONAR users will now be able to use LANDR to reference their mixes early, often and easily,” says LANDR CEO Pascal Pilon.
SONAR users will have access to LANDR via an “export to LANDR Master” option; selecting this functionality will either open and export mixes directly into the LANDR app, or prompt a download of the app for first-time users. Once tracks are uploaded, LANDR will begin the mastering process and will alert the user once the preview is ready. From there, users have the option to download their tracks in multiple formats.
Cakewalk CTO Noel Borthwick, said, “LANDR uses Machine Learning algorithms to generate a master customized for specific musical styles, and because the software is self-learning, the results become more refined as more people use the service. SONAR’s integration with LANDR also opens up a new workflow that allows simultaneous mixing and mastering, enabling creation of master-friendly mixes.”