Cakewalk Ships Sonar 7 – Links to use While Their Website is in Flux

Article update: Looks like Cakewalk now has their site in order. Of course the product info and links in this post still apply. Cakewalk has released Sonar 7 although their web site seems to be in flux regarding this version and they didn't even get a press release out before posting the kit (perhaps they... Continue Reading →

LA Ballet Opens Inaugural Season with Combo of Live & Virtual Players

I just got a newsletter from Cakewalk  with a link to an interesting story from Broadcast Room.com about the use of a virtual orchestra in Los Angeles Ballet's latest production. "The Los Angeles Ballet launched its inaugural season at the Beverly Hills Wilshire Theatre with an original production of 'The Nutcracker.'  In a landmark first,... Continue Reading →

New book – Cakewalk Syntheizers: From Presets to Power User

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=newechoproduc-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=1598633147&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr Those of you looking to learn about and/or dig deeper into Cakewalk virtual instruments will want to check out this new book Cakewalk Synthesizers: From Presets to Power User. The book is written by   Simon Cann, a musician and writer based in London. According to the press release - "Cakewalk Synthesizers: From Presets... Continue Reading →

Free Expansion Packs for Dimension Pro and Rapture Virtual Instruments

Cakewalk has released a second series of free expansion packs for their virtual instruments Dimension Pro and Rapture for registered users. Below you'll find links to all free expansion packs, free updates, demos, and links to these items on Musician''s friend who is selling these instruments at a discount. Links to Free Expansion Packs |... Continue Reading →

Cakewalk Project 5 2.5 Developers Blog

Development of Project 5 Version 2.5 is under way. Cakewalk has just launched a developers blog. In this blog "For the first time, Cakewalk is going to give you a hands-on look at the new Project5 as we countdown to the release." Use the comments links at the bottom of this post to offer thoughts... Continue Reading →

SONAR 6 Fast Forward Tour – Windows Vista Features for Musicians

Thinking about buying or upgrading to Sonar 6? Here is a chance to see it first hand. Cakewalk announced a multi-city tour to "spread the word that SONAR 6 will be ready for Windows Vista, coming in 2007." The announcement including a list of cities and dates is here. This tour is sponsored by Microsoft... Continue Reading →

Remix Motel November 2-4, Los Angeles, CA

From http://www.remixhotel.com/. The Remix Hotel provides hands-on access to the technology and equipment used to create today's electronic and urban music via artist presentations and demonstrations, workshops, clinics and discussion. Remix puts the tools of the trade into the hands of the end user and provides sponsors with access to these users they may not... Continue Reading →

Project5 – Fast way to select instrument patches from the Track Inspector

In addition to to selecting patches from within the instrument interface, you can also select patches from the Track Inspector. Find the "Property Page" for the instrument in question, then click "Select Bank/Patch". You'll then be presented with a menu containing patches. The advantage of this approach is that all the patches are laid out... Continue Reading →

Cakewalk Announces Sonar 6 and is taking pre-orders

I just noticed today that Cakewalk has revamped it's web site. As you can see form the image on the left, they've also announced Sonar 6. According to their web site, Sonar 6 will be shipping worldwide by the end of September. They are taking pre-orders for upgrades here . They list pricing (US) as... Continue Reading →

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