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Cakewalk updates SONAR X1 to "X1A"

Cakewalk has released "X1A" updates for SONAR X1 Producer, SONAR X1 Studio and SONAR X1 Essential.

Issues addressed in SONAR X1A


  • Simple Instrument Tracks can now be routed within the Track Pane.
  • Envelope nodes no longer get captured by mouse when dragged below a track boundary.
  • 'BounceBufSizeMsec' is now working properly, if you are experiencing slow bounce times see KB2007013213 for more information.
  • Inserted Instrument's data picker displays envelope recorded by previous synth.
  • Side chaining now works correctly with mono sources.
  • Addressed an issue where SONAR X1 would lose connection with some ASIO devices.
  • Bus waveform preview now works correctly regardless of the tab selected in the Multidock.
  • Help menu item for Cakewalk support is now pointing to the correct URL.
  • Fixed the following conditions which could cause SONAR to crash:
    • Drag & dropping after closing the Browser tab on Multidock.
    • Entering a value twice in the Step Sequencer.
    • Adding a new synth to the project after writing automation.
    • Closing an open project after a dropout when two or more projects are open.
    • Adjusting ASIO buffer size on system with multiple Roland audio devices.


  • Multidock: Closed Views now remove their tabs if Multidock is collapsed.
  • Multidock: maximized state on 2nd display now persists with screenset.
  • Browser: in some cases would cause a crash if being undocked while out of focus.

FX Chains:

  • Drag and drop to a blank space in the clips view now works correctly.
  • Drag and drop from a nested folder now works correctly.
  • Drag and drop from Browse to Instrument Track FX Bin now works correctly.
  • In some cases saving a FX Chain preset from the Inspector or Console would cause a crash.


  • Controls are now exposed to ACT.
  • Presets now load with enable button in the correct state.
  • UI is now graphically updated during live input.
  • Now behaves correctly when splitting an Instrument Track.
  • Gain knob is now visible on Instrument Tracks.
  • EQ: now persists correctly when compacted.
  • EQ: now loads at the same octave it was saved.
  • 4k Compressor: no longer crashes if side chain key input is a groove clip.
  • 4k Compressor: HPF is no longer always on.
  • 4K Compressor: Side Chain ON/OFF switch is no longer backwards when processing mono files.
  • 4k Compressor: HPF is now more accurate when side chained.

Essential and Studio:

  • EQ plot in Essential and Studio is now editable.
  • Sonitus:fx EQ Pre/Post switch now works correctly.


  • It is now possible to move focus to the following via a keystroke:
    • Inspector.
    • Browser.
    • Multidock.
  • New 'Accessibility' template with all views open as MDI windows and Track controls set to 'All'.


  • MIDI Meters in Inspector are now positioned correctly after selecting properties.
  • Corrected an issue where the inspector could become corrupted when deleting an instrument track.
  • Surround Panner now opens correctly on first launch.
  • The following commands have been removed:
    • Show all Controllers from the Track view MIDI menu.
    • Compact Audio Data, for similar functionality use Utilities | Consolidate Project Audio.
  • 'Open synth rack' option from the Insert Soft Synth dialog now opens the Browser with the Synth Rack tab selected.
  • Version info now displays correctly.
  • Inspector now displays correctly when a track is routed to a side chain output.
  • Improved support for Japanese operating systems.
  • VST Plug-in Properties dialog box no longer throws an error message when dismissed.
  • Snap to Transients tooltip is now spelled correctly.
  • Most Menu Commands are missing from ACT Control Surface Plug-ins.
  • FX Chains cannot be Renamed or Extracted from Inspector or Console View.


  • Templates now have browser preview bus set correctly.
  • Templates now have the Audio Metronome Output is set correctly.
  • Electronic project template now has audio output.

This download includes updates for all supported languages and operating systems and applies to both the 32- and 64-bit versions of SONAR X1. In order to install this update you must have SONAR X1 already installed on your computer.

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