Cakewalk Announces Sonar Update

Version 8.5.2 Adds Improved Matrix View, Impulse Responses And More      16/12/09
Cakewalk Announces Sonar Update

Cakewalk has announced an update to Sonar, version 8.5.2.

Here's what's new:


  • Per-arp swing control slider
  • Automatable controls


  • Server preference can now be assigned per-plug-in, and will be saved with projects
  • Now defaults to loading one server; this setting can be changed by the user and will be saved across sessions

Matrix View

  • Column naming
  • Per-cell "one-shot" mode
  • New button to stop all cells
  • New option to automatically Groove Clip audio and MIDI clips when dragging into the Matrix View
  • Improved Mode State UI indicators
  • Cell content can now be dragged into the Track View
  • Now supports Step Sequencer Patterns containing probabilities
  • Accessibility and QWERTY keyboard support
  • Now supports clips of up to 30 minutes in length
  • Import files directly from cells

Media Browser

  • New mode to preview audio/MIDI content in sync with project tempo
  • When using Tabbed Edit Views, you can now drag content from Media Browser to the Matrix View Tab to open the Matrix View and drop the content on the cell
  • Now supports Step Sequencer Patterns containing probabilities

Perfect Space

  • 70+ new impulse responses, provided by Acousticas

PX-64 Percussion Strip

  • New indicator to show when Expander is functioning as a Gate

Session Drummer 3

  • Channel output selections are now simple dropdown lists
  • All Steven Slate, Sonic Reality and Cakewalk kits now have .KIT files for easy kit loading without changing programs

Step Sequencer

  • Improved parameter controls for Dimension LE, Dimension Pro, DropZone, Pentagon I, Rapture, Rapture LE & Z3ta+
  • 35 new step sequencer patterns

V-Studio Compatibility

  • VS-100 Control Surface support for x64
  • New ACT mappings for PX-64, VX-64 and Session Drummer 3

See the Cakewalk site for full details.



James Lewin
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