Cakewalk has announced the Ipswich update for SONAR Artist, Professional, and Platinum.
The eighth in a series of monthly SONAR updates, Ipswich's Direct Synth Recording option offers real-time, sample-accurate virtual instrument recording and rendering—whether to capture an inspired improvised performance, randomized synth parameters, or simply to create a "future-proof" audio backup track. Also, three new ProChannel "Style Dial" effects—Grit, Max, and Space—offer single-knob control over sophisticated processing in SONAR Professional and Platinum, and they're also included in the new Mix Strip processing channel that's now integrated into SONAR Artist.
Enhanced file export and bounce options now support user-created and factory presets like "Share with SoundCloud," as well as the ability to export entire "families" of individual clips, with or without time stamping. A user can even specify capturing reverb and echo "tails" that extend beyond the clip being exported. Furthermore, track icons now support the PNG format for levels of transparency, there are multiple fixes and enhancements.
The "Ipswich" release, a free download from the Cakewalk Command Center, is available to all current SONAR Artist, Professional, and Platinum customers. All three SONAR versions are available globally through music and sound retailers, Valve's Steam Store, and the Cakewalk Store.