MESSE06: Cakewalk Announces Free 5.2 Update for SONAR
New features and enhancements 29/03/06
Cakewalk have announced the free 5.2 update for SONAR 5.The update is for both 32-bit and native x64 versions of SONAR 5 Producer Edition and SONAR 5 Studio Edition and will be available early April 2006 as a free download for registered SONAR 5 users.
Here's what Cakewalk told us...
"The result of active dialog with our users and close monitoring of industry standards, the free SONAR 5.2 update continues Cakewalkâ€™s commitment toward providing the best in product support. Through its support for the VST 2.4 specification, the SONAR 5.2 update reinforces Cakewalkâ€™s leadership role in bringing the benefits of 64-bit double precision processing and audio quality to the art of music production." SONAR 5.2 update highlights
VST 2.4 support, allowing for 64-bit double-precision audio quality through VST effects and instruments, along with compatibility with Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. (Note: SONAR 5â€™s BitBridge technology allows pre- VST 2.4 plug-ins to run in SONARâ€™s x64 environment)
Support for MIDI output data from VSTi plug-ins
Support for Wavesâ€™ VST plug-ins (Note: Wavesâ€™ DirectX plug-ins have always been supported)
Support for up to 4,096 MIDI channels to any ReWire device (up from 16)
Extensions to SONARâ€™s Control Surface capabilities allowing Control Surfaces to receive multi-channel metering information and to get/set punch states
In addition, the update addresses issues reported by customers after SONARâ€™s initial release specifically regarding the UAD-1 card, VST automation, SONARâ€™s Piano Roll and Inline Piano Roll, and Perfect Space Pricing and Availability
Registered SONAR 5 customers can download the free SONAR 5.2 update from the Cakewalk website in early April 2006.
Europe's suggested retail price for SONAR 5 Producer Edition and SONAR 5 Studio Edition are â‚¬569 and â‚¬329 respectively (including VAT); U.K. pricing is Â£369 and Â£229 respectively (including VAT). More From: