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Cakewalk, dedicated to powerful and thoughtfully designed software for modern musicians, announces a limited time offer of Lifetime Updates for SONAR Platinum, a public OS X alpha test phase for SONAR, and an expanded commitment to creating the most stable software program available.
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This Fall, a free Alpha version of SONAR OS X—which comes with a set of Cakewalk plug-ins and ProChannel modules, works with any Core Audio interface, and includes features like the award-winning Skylight User Interface and critically acclaimed ProChannel customizable channel strip—will become available to gauge the interest of doing a full Mac port.
“Ever since SONAR appeared, Apple users have been asking for a Mac version,” states Cakewalk CTO Noel Borthwick. “We’re excited to explore SONAR for OS X, and open up our award-winning Windows software to a brand new audience of music creators.” Along with this free download, a dedicated forum will solicit feedback on the program and provide support.
From June 1 through August 31 2016, purchasing or upgrading to SONAR Platinum will give the buyer free, lifetime updates of any future core features, enhancements, and fixes. Customers who purchase SONAR Platinum with Lifetime Updates will never again need to pay for another renewal of the Rolling Updates plan.
Building on last year’s program optimizations, Cakewalk’s development team is focusing on a curated list of longstanding issues and requests from the SONAR community. Slated enhancements include a new ripple editing function, “load balancing” to allow loading more plug-ins without sacrificing speed, and updated comping and take management. With SONAR Analytics now engaged and a new feedback portal on its way, the tools are in place for SONAR to raise the bar for performance and stability.
SONAR OS X Alpha will be a free download and available officially only at www.cakewalk.com.
SONAR Platinum with Lifetime Updates is available globally through music and sound retailers, and also at the Cakewalk Store