Cakewalk was purchased by BandLab from Gibson
BandLab is ridding the name SONAR and rebranding as Cakewalk by BandLab. The newly rebranded product will be available be available for free and have “unlimited feature access.” It’s currently available on Windows only.
Cakewalk by BandLab will contain everything that SONAR Platinum contained
SONAR was a feature rich program, and BandLab is going to keep it that way by providing all of SONAR’s core premium features, including the Skylight user interface, flexible ProChannel module, and the stunning end-to-end 64-bit mix engine. This will continue to position the program as an extremely versatile and user-friendly program.
The SONAR legend will live on
“We are excited to be able to continue development of SONAR in its new guise as Cakewalk by BandLab and have an aggressive feature development roadmap ahead. We are making the software completely free to use to ensure that anyone, regardless of their resources, technology or stage in their career, can have access to the highest level of professional music production tools. This is part of our ongoing effort to empower musicians to make and share their music around the world. Professional products like Cakewalk are essential to those who make their living in music production and the natural next step for musicians who use platforms like BandLab to simplify their creative and collaborative process. We are very excited by the potential of Cakewalk by BandLab and think that many creators will benefit from access to a professional DAW with a long history of empowering music makers.” -Meng Ru Kuok
You can stay up-to-date with Cakewalk by BandLab news as well as download the program for free here.