RIP Cakewalk

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egbert101
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Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:30 pm

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No rest for the wicked.

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melomood
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312 posts since 15 Oct, 2017 from U.S.

Re: RIP Cakewalk

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:02 pm

AnX wrote:...except Rene left years ago...
Damn. Too much has happened. I am lost in the woods
What is he doing now?

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Jace-BeOS
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4672 posts since 7 Jan, 2005 from Corporate States of America

Re: RIP Cakewalk

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:19 pm

Hanz Meyzer wrote:Well, some parts of Cakewalk Sonar could be transformed into money, e.g. making a CROSS-PLATFORM plugin suite from sonitus fx plugins, into a new version supporting state-of-the-art features like vst2 sidechain and vst3. The code already is there, vst cross platform is not the hard to do.
My understanding is that the Sonitus suite is legacy code, bound to the Windows API, that Cakewalk didn't own and stopped having maintained by the original developer/owner. It was already abandoned legacy by Sonar 8.5. This is the case with a lot of content in Sonar...
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t3toooo
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1893 posts since 25 Dec, 2005

Re: RIP Cakewalk

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:06 pm

melomood wrote:
AnX wrote:...except Rene left years ago...
Damn. Too much has happened. I am lost in the woods
What is he doing now?

He is earning money.

raymondwave
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225 posts since 2 May, 2014

Re: RIP Cakewalk

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:07 pm

Damn. Haven't used cakewalk in years, but that's what I used when I started out last millennium. Sad to see an "old buddy" go down..

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ATS
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5812 posts since 21 Dec, 2002 from MD USA

Re: RIP Cakewalk

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:16 pm

GaryG wrote:
glokraw wrote:Hey Gibson, sell the code to someone who will use it, or open-source the code,
no need for it to die, for some beancounter's 'just because'.
It would be at least a small show of respect for those who spent
hard-earned money, and many hundreds man-hours learning
and using your products. I for one love Dimension Pro, Rapture, and z3ta+,
no need to leave the code in a dumpster somewhere.
Trouble is the code is their intellectual property so they see it as a potential asset. They won't give it away where someone else (potential competitor?) could make money off of it rather than them.

I am surprised that when things like this happen, some pissed-off programmer has never just dumped the code somewhere on the net, maybe even an unprotected build.

cause most likely they would go to jail and/or be sued into bankruptcy.
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melomood
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312 posts since 15 Oct, 2017 from U.S.

Re: RIP Cakewalk

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:59 pm

t3toooo wrote:
melomood wrote:
AnX wrote:...except Rene left years ago...
Damn. Too much has happened. I am lost in the woods
What is he doing now?

He is earning money.
Meaning retired I assume
When he left did his coding stay with cakewalk?

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dnekm
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2386 posts since 19 Apr, 2005 from The City Beneath the Sea

Re: RIP Cakewalk

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:11 pm

egbert101 wrote:
ZeePok wrote: Yes it does! I use this technique all the time. :)
No it does not. You failed to actually give the specific folders too.
You do realize that when you make changes to the registry - you have to re-boot in order for them to take effect?

In Windows, the registry is loaded into memory. When you change something, it does not get picked up most of the time until you shut down and re-start the infernal box.

egbert101
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Re: RIP Cakewalk

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:19 pm

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traz
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29 posts since 1 Nov, 2004

Re: RIP Cakewalk

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:25 pm

this is very sad

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dnekm
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Re: RIP Cakewalk

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:26 pm

Then try adding the key above the Wow6432Node in just HKey_Local_Machine/Cakewalk Music Software

Get to know the registry, and it will be a friend to you.

egbert101
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Re: RIP Cakewalk

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:34 pm

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swatwork
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283 posts since 12 Jul, 2006

Re: RIP Cakewalk

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:53 am

dnekm wrote:You do realize that when you make changes to the registry - you have to re-boot in order for them to take effect?

In Windows, the registry is loaded into memory. When you change something, it does not get picked up most of the time until you shut down and re-start the infernal box.
No, registry changes are available to the system as soon as they are made. however, most applications will only read the registry once, usually on startup, so to make them see any changes they will have to be restarted. This is easy enough with desktop applications but services (such as PACE) need to be restarted either via the services manager or a system reboot.

PlasticSoul
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320 posts since 11 Apr, 2004 from Brazil

Re: RIP Cakewalk

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:04 am

Thanks, Cakewalk. Z3ta will always be a classic. I have 1 and 2 (and Rapture too).
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ATN69
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1795 posts since 5 Oct, 2015 from Swedish / Living in Hong Kong

Re: RIP Cakewalk

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:46 am

I don't get it. I just logged into my account at Cakewalk to get the installers and serials, etc, for Z3TA+2 and some other stuff I have. I thought it might be a good idea to keep these installers and serials safe. There is not a single word anywhere at Cakewalk website about closing down. Nothing!
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