Cakewalk has announced the new SONAR 2016.03 release for SONAR Artist, Professional and Platinum versions. This month's "Rolling Update" continues Cakewalk's commitment to improving and optimizing SONAR's core functionality, while delivering new technology every month.
The new Help Module view responds dynamically to how someone uses the program, and can guide beginners through SONAR while alerting veterans to shortcuts and additional techniques. Many descriptions also include a "Learn More" link that opens a related topic in SONAR's online Help. The Help module can float, or be docked above or below the Browser as preferred by the user.
2016.03 also brings Melodyne Tempo Detection through SONAR's powerful ARA (Audio Random Access)-based Melodyne integration. Similar to drag-and-drop MIDI extraction, dragging a standard audio clip or Melodyne region effect to SONAR's timeline creates an instant tempo map so clips and syncing FX can follow a project's tempo—or even follow varying tempos, as with live recordings.
Additionally, the latest monthly release not only updates the Lounge Lizard electric piano soft synth from A|A|S, but adds A|A|S Ultra Analog Session 2. Hitting the sweet spot between "powerful" and "easy to use," its production-ready sound banks include Arpeggio, Bass, Lead, Pad, and Polysynth (with signature presets from artists like Richard Devine and Sean Divine). Users can also create their own presets and signature sounds utilizing the effect processor, low pass filter, arpeggiator and triangular waveform LFO.
For more information on the many enhancements in this update, please see the free SONAR Membership Release monthly eZine. Please visit here to learn more about the new SONAR 2016.03 release, and see a preview of what's planned for the near future.
The SONAR 2016.03 update, 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. Please visit www.cakewalk.com for complete version details and localized pricing/availability options from their distribution partners.