Product Presentation: Cakewalk Sonar X2a Touch

How does it integrate?      08/03/13

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We had a visit from UK tech support for Cakewalk Oliver Davis this week - he's been working Sonar X2a on a Lenovo Thinkpad Twist.

Cakewalk's programmers are amongst the first to actually code touch functionallity into the DAW, rather than just have replace th mouse/trackpad with the finger and it shows.

Oliver Davis ran us through some of the operations you can use touch for which not only shows off the touch functions but was pretty rockin on the Lenovo - a compact touchscreen laptop running Windows 8.

Touch integration is available on all flavours of Sonar X2a (Producer, Studio and Essential)

 

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geo303    Said...

This is great news! finally a good use for touch screen technology. Wait for all the other DAW makers to catch up.

08-Mar-13 10:40 AM


Quid-Pro-Am    Said...

So -- you'll "never be able to truly get rid of your keyboard and mouse."

What IS exactly the point of using a touchscreen then? What -- so I can quicken the time that it takes for tendinitis to set in? So that I can blow an extra 500 quid for a an ultra-fast-response touch screen? WHAT?!

08-Mar-13 02:59 PM


Edmund    Said...

I'm sorry but I didn't see a single thing in this touch demonstration that couldn't be done better with a mouse and a scroll wheel. Also, why are people so tolerant of ignored touches on a touch surface by the OS?

10-Mar-13 09:58 AM


Edmund    Said...

I'm sorry but I didn't see a single thing in this touch demonstration that couldn't be done better with a mouse and a scroll wheel. Also, why are people so tolerant of ignored touches on a touch surface by the OS?

10-Mar-13 09:58 AM


Sunny Jim    Said...

Talking of Roland and touch interfaces, would be great to see the iPad link to the Integra finished so it doesn't lose wifi contact after 10 minutes or so. The retail environment is way harsh out there, but it can only make sense for manafacturers to finish their products to high standards. The Integra sounds good but with 6000 sounds you need easy navigation, and the iPad offers this while it still works...............

10-Mar-13 12:23 PM


brian from usa    Said...

Edmund,

You must have missed the segment where he tweaked three faders and a pan knob at the same time.

13-Mar-13 07:51 AM


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