Cakewalk has announced the new Manchester release for SONAR Artist, Professional and Platinum versions. With SONAR X3, Cakewalk has announced a new relationship with Celemony and utilized groundbreaking ARA technology to incorporate Melodyne seamlessly into SONAR's workflow environment. From Cakewalk's ongoing affiliation with Celemony, new SONAR customers and current SONAR users who have Melodyne Essential will be able to benefit from Melodyne 4 Essential for free.
This edition constitutes the most extensive update to the entire product family in Celemony's history. On the surface the new UI makes for easier editing, but the new Universal algorithm allows transposition, conforming to tempo, and quantizing complex material with incredibly high audio quality. It's even well-suited to pitch-shifting and time-stretching entire mixes, and CPU consumption is designed to be reasonable.
Building off this system, SONAR Manchester offers further development, providing significant enhancements to the logic of soloing Aux Tracks and tracks that have Patch Points as inputs. Smart Solo has been employed eliminating the need to solo or mute other tracks manually; this greatly improves and speeds up the Patch Point workflow while also offering a visual dimming feature to muted tracks. This Smart Solo logic will also speed up soloed multiple track groups, as well as the opening of project files with soloed tracks.
By changing the way SONAR evaluates the solo states, soloing tracks and track groups as well as loading projects with soloed tracks will be faster. Further, this update allows Track Templates to be aware of Aux Tracks and Patch Points, and manages routing of Patch Points contained within SONAR's Track Template feature. Users can now create Track Templates that reference Patch Points and Aux Tracks, and then import those into projects, making it extremely easy to save simple or complex routing setups. As a commitment to the ongoing partnership with SONAR's user base, the Manchester update also includes fixes and enhancements mostly submitted by customers.