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Cakewalk announces SONAR 5

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Cakewalk has unveiled SONAR 5 which introduces several new instruments, effects, and tools. The key new features are outlined below:
  • PSYN II subtractive synth, Pentagon I vintage analog synth, Roland GrooveSynth, SFZ SoundFont sampler, RXP REX Player groove box.
  • Pure Space Convolution Reverb.
  • Updated MIDI FX plug-ins.
  • SONAR 5 ships as both a 32-bit and 64-bit application with the 64-bit double precision floating point engine being accessible in both versions.
  • BitBridge enables 32-bit VST effects and instruments in SONAR's 64-bit environment.
  • Roland V-Vocal Variphrase vocal editing technology.
  • Track Templates and Track Icons.
  • Native VST support now built into SONAR 5.
  • Enhanced Track Layers for even more comping and editing power.
  • Integrated inline audio and MIDI editing, arranging, and mixing all in one view.
  • MIDI sequencing enhancements including advanced step recording.
  • Plug-ins and Edit views may be docked and tabbed right in the Track View for easy access when arranging, editing or mixing your project.
  • Envelope automation drawing enhanced with tempo-sync patterns, freehand, more.
  • Object-oriented clip-based effects and editing including per-clip effects bin, clip-based effect automation, and more.
  • Enhanced Group Editing and Group Manager.
  • Remove DC offset during recording.
  • Bus and synth waveform preview to give you the visual feedback you need to fix it in the mix through markers that display overs and peaks.
  • Video output to 1394 FireWire devices for high quality viewing with lower CPU and disk usage.

SONAR 5 will be shipping in late September and will be available at select music retailers in early October. Registered Cakewalk customers in the US and Canada can pre-order their upgrade today. Registered Cakewalk customers outside the US and Canada will be able to pre-order their upgrade directly through Cakewalk later this month.

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