11th April 2006
Cakewalk has released the version 5.2 updates for SONAR.
- Supports new VST 2.4 extensions, including 64-bit double-precision streaming and x64 compatibility.
- SONAR can now receive MIDI data from VST instruments.
- Added shell support for Waves VST plug-ins (DX versions already supported).
- Send up to 256 buses (16 channels per bus) of MIDI data to a ReWire device.
- Control Surface Enhancements (individual control surface plug-ins must be updated)
- Get/set Record Punch State
- Send stereo/surround metering to a control surface
- Get Marker Names
- Add a Marker
- Display mouse tracking info while editing MIDI in the Track View or Piano Roll View
- Displays current MIDI note or CC value in notes area
- Displays current time (musical or absolute) in the time ruler
- The Erase Tool has returned to the Piano Roll View and Inline Piano Roll View Toolbars.
- Auto Erase mode is now available as an option for the Draw Tool.
- When two or more parameters were automated on the same VST on the same track, automation did not render.
- Deleting a bus could sometimes cause one of its source buses to form a feedback loop and crash SONAR.
- Incorrect rounding mode used when converting 64-bit double precision to integer PCM formats.
- Dither was being applied inappropriately to float files
- The POW-r 2 and POW-r 3 noise shaping curves were slightly incorrect.
- Rectangular dither had insufficient levels
- Normalize sometimes caused overs on 32- and 64-bit audio.
- Enabling "Remove DC Offset During Record" affected both inputs of a stereo pair when only one of the inputs was receiving a signal.
- Scrolling to offscreen tracks with a control surface did not always bring those tracks into the view.
- Mackie C4 would sometimes freeze after connecting to SONAR.
- Some control surfaces would switch SONAR into overwrite mode when changing punch times.
- UAD-1 plug-ins caused CPU spikes, especially while looping.
- Groove Agent 2 sometimes dropped out during playback.
- V-Vocal clips sometimes did not play if the Now Time was set during playback
- V-Vocal sometimes produced an unwanted "flanging" or "phasing" sound
- The Audio Metronome caused video to play out of sync when recording.
- The Audio Metronome would start with a down-beat on a partial measure count-in.
- When used with a count-in, the Audio Metronome sometimes caused the recording to start late.
- Delete key did not delete selected MIDI notes in the Inline Piano Roll View.
- Could not audition MIDI note velocities in the controller pane.
- Piano Roll View notes appeared to change their start positions during a lasso.
- Piano Roll View tools were not bindable by user-defined hotkeys.
- Piano Roll View Zoom Tool hotkey was broken.
- A Sysx event in a TTS-1 MIDI source track sometimes caused the synth to dropout during playback.
- RPN/NRPN LSB was reset when MSB is received during recording.
- When transposing a MIDI track, linked clips were transposed twice.
- Opening a 24-bit project while playing caused audio distortion.
- Changing Import Bit Depth to 24 created static at first playback.
- SONAR would occasionally crash when saving a MIDI Type 1 file.
- Projects with per-clip effects bins sometimes incorrectly reported a "Disk may be full" error on bounce or export.
- On rare occasions, if a system crashed after a file save, the file could become corrupt.
- Snap to clip boundaries occasionally did not work.
- Ctrl+F did not open/close track folders.
- In the Track View Clips Pane, pressing the ESC key while the mouse button was held down did not escape out of the operation.
- SONAR incorrectly populated the ReWire menu when multiple versions of ACID were installed on the same computer
- SONAR x64 has been rebuilt with the latest development and build tools.
- SONAR x64: Process | Audio | Reverse resulted in flatlined audio.
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