I just popped over to www.cakewalk.com and saw a few items of note.
First, Cakewalk will be taking pre-orders Sonar on September 22nd.
I couldn’t find any information on their site about what is going to be in version 8 – just the banner you see above. Revised: Cakewalk has now officially announced. You can see a list of new features on their web site here.
I composed and produced a lot of commercial music between 2002-2006 using Sonar including my song "Flight" which appears as an extra feature on the DVD and on the soundtrack for the film "One Six Right". In 2006 I switched to Ableton Live as my primary DAW because the non-linear workflow of Live suits how I compose electronica music. I still keep Sonar on my system and do use it and recommend it for those who are looking for a more linear virtual recording studio. It’s top notch, especially it’s deep midi editing capabilities, fantastic slip editing and automatic cross-fade features.
Second, I saw a press release on their site documenting a deal on Dimension Pro and Rapture. I’ve had Dimension Pro for years and as Rompers go I’ve been pretty happy with it. Here is an excerpt:
"Owners of Apple’s Logic Pro and Garageband, MOTU Digital Performer, Steinberg’s Cubase and Nuendo, Digidesign Pro Tools LE/HD, Ableton Live, Image Line’s Fruity Loops, and Magix Samplitude Pro can purcahse Dimension Pro or Rapture for only $99 at select retailers through October 31st."