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Cakewalk 2021.04 Update 1 (Build 27.04.0.175) by BandLab

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Cakewalk 2021.04 Update 1 (Build 27.04.0.175) by BandLab

Cakewalk by BandLab is FREE award-winning Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) for the professional music recording, mixing, and mastering. From getting a great tone to releasing the final mix, today’s musicians must master every element of the music production process.

Easily compose complete songs and performances with creative songwriting tools and instruments. Capture inspired performances with pristine quality and unlimited audio and MIDI tracks.

Fix mistakes, arrange parts, and manipulate pitch, time, and any other aspect of your recordings. Achieve pristine pro-studio sounds and create big, clear, dynamic mixes with advanced mixing tools.

Polish your finished mixes to perfection with built-in mastering tools. Export and publish your songs directly to YouTube, SoundCloud, Facebook and more.

Dial up the perfect synth sound with Rapture or a searing guitar tone with TH2 Producer. Record it, tighten it, chop it, and drop it in the Matrix for realtime triggering. Shape it with the expandable ProChannel. Warm it with the Console Emulator. And do it all with a single Smart Tool.

Cakewalk by BandLab leaves other DAWs in the dust with industry leading features. Edit and correct vocals like a pro with Melodyne Essential. Create the most realistic and authentic drums sounds with the full version of XLN Audio Addictive Drums.

Get that epic, pro-sound that has defined the last 25 years of recording with the ProChannel. Now with the QuadCurve EQ Zoom and analyzer for the ultimate precision. Get that vintage analog sound with the new ProChannel Tape Emulator and the Console Emulator.

Cakewalk by BandLab Key features:

  • Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks
  • Mix with unlimited effects, sends and busses
  • Move seamlessly across all your production tasks with Skylight Interface
  • Record and mix with the end-to-end 64-bit double precision engine
  • Gobbler cloud saving and sharing
  • Program beats using the Step Sequencer
  • Play loops in real-time with the Matrix View
  • Customize searing guitar tones with Overloud TH2 Producer amp sim
  • Create modern, electronic dance sounds with Z3TA+ Classic
  • Play and record with 23 instruments including Rapture and Dimension Pro
  • Edit audio and MIDI, hassle free, with Smart Tool and Smart Grid
  • Get full control of the timing and feel of your tracks with AudioSnap
  • Custom touch support on touch-enabled devices running Windows 10
  • Get that epic, pro studio sound with the ergonomic ProChannel console strip
  • ProChannel Console Emulator and new Tape Emulator for authentic vintage analog sound
  • Add lush reverb with the versatile BREVERB SONAR VST and ProChannel module
  • Includes 8 ProChannel modules – expandable with additional modules (sold separately)
  • Finalize and master your songs with high-quality Linear Phase plugins
  • Share your music on SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, and now YouTube

And it doesn’t stop there with a new mixing suite powered by the Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX and BlueVerb, Tone2 BiFilter 2, AAS Lounge Lizard Session, AAS Strum Acoustic Session, Dimension Pro, Rapture, and much more.

Cakewalk by BandLab now boasts a powerful new line up designed to meet the needs of any musician, regardless of skill level or budget. You always get the latest and greatest version no matter when you make your purchase. In addition, enjoy 12 months of rolling updates and keep everything you received – forever.

What’s New in latest Cakewalk 2021.04 Update 1:

Enhancements in Update 1 (build 27.04.0.175)

  • Improved error detection.
  • Cakewalk will auto check and renew your activation status whenever a new version of the application is installed and run for the first time, and when you sign in to BandLab from within Cakewalk.

Bug Fixes in Update 1

  • Recorded audio clips placed late on timeline by the ASIO record latency.
  • Punch recording writes wave file data past the end of the punch region.
  • Punch Recorded clips punched out too early in projects containing containing synths.
  • Punch in recording occurs late with Aux or synth tracks.
  • Last take punches out too early when loop and punch out regions coincide.
  • Various improvements to punch and loop recording.
  • Instrument tracks upload to BandLab as separate audio and MIDI tracks when frozen.
  • Track Mute state does not persist when uploading to BandLab.
  • Revision description not setting project notes when downloading a revision.
  • Browse BandLab Projects dialog does not display Unicode double byte characters.
  • Process > Fit to Time supports Tempo track when Tempo Map is selected under Modify by Changing.
  • Tempo track tempo not being set by New Project dialog.
  • Tempo nodes are selected when selecting an Arranger section, even if Arranger Exclude is enabled on the Tempo track.
  • Loading pre Tempo track projects by default will not attempt to create envelope shapes from the tempo map.
  • Tempo node delete can delete selected clips.
  • Deleting Arranger section clears the tempo envelope.
  • Tempo nodes being added past the end of the project when loading older projects.
  • Offset Tempo Map doesn’t respect time selection.
  • Default envelope shape for tempo track should be Jump (when using Clear All).
  • Delete Hole and Ripple Edit don’t work with Tempo track.
  • Deleting multiple Arranger sections doesn’t work after changing section colors.
  • Unexpected behavior using CTRL + right button drag articulation selection.
  • Articulation selected unexpectedly in some cases.
  • Selecting a clip with articulations should partially select articulations outside the clip extents.
  • Cut & paste articulation can cause overlapped articulations.
  • Unexpected behavior with overlap threshold when not using Split MIDI Notes/Non-Destructive MIDI Editing.
  • Misc. menu issues on multi-monitor systems when the monitors have significantly different resolution/scale settings.
  • Track view no longer visible in Keyboard Shortcut category dropdown.
  • Piano Roll view Aim Assist line slightly off when left is scrolled beyond zero.
  • Staff view not updating after nudging nodes.
  • Preferences > File – Initialization File saves a blank Cakewalk.ini entry which prevents adding new options.

Features

  • Integrated BandLab library access, with support for downloads and uploads and tracking revision state directly from within Cakewalk. To publish the current project to your BandLab library, select File > Publish to BandLab. To open a BandLab project, select File > Browse BandLab Projects.
  • New envelope based Tempo track.
  • Tempo Inspector.
  • PC2A T-Type Leveling Amplifier ProChannel module.

Misc. Enhancements

  • Loop current arrangement.
  • Plug-in menu improvements (color coded plug-in types, show over 1,000 plug-ins, multiple columns, clearer fonts, supports mouse wheel scrolling and keyboard navigation).
  • Improved automation envelope UI.
  • Show values on automation envelopes (click the Track view View menu and select Display > Show Values on Envelopes).
  • Track Manager preset support.
  • Convert MIDI continuous controller (CC) events to/from automation envelopes.
  • Show optional Waveform outlines the Clips pane (click the Track view View menu and select Display > Show Waveform Outlines).
  • UI theme compatibility checker. When you select a theme in Edit > Preferences > Customization – Themes, or launch Cakewalk with an old custom user theme active, Cakewalk checks to make sure the custom theme is compatible with the current version of Cakewalk.
  • Improved plug-in exception handling / crash reporting.

Optimizations

  • High resolution plug-in automation improvements.
  • Accurate automation writing via MIDI remote control.
  • Windows 10 high DPI rendering option (experimental feature).

Bug Fixes

  • Crash loading custom plug-in layouts.
  • Multichannel WAV files from Behringer X32 mixer crash on import to 24 bit.
  • Crash on close of attached project.
  • Crash when adding some plug-ins from track template.
  • Crash when writing plug-in automation on top of existing automation.
  • User reported crash with AmpleSound Cloudrum.
  • Crash drag exporting MIDI to browser.
  • Dragging a MIDI clip to Kontakt causes crash.
  • Crash after moving Arranger Section.
  • AmpleSound VST3 plug-ins crash when trying to play attached MIDI file.
  • Crash swapping Sections in attached project.
  • Null Pointer Crash splitting Section.
  • FX Chain assigned controls not working after project reopen.
  • Aim Assist is not visible when moving the mouse in the Piano Roll time ruler.
  • Drag move of Step Sequencer clip crops unexpectedly.
  • Clip outlines in the Piano Roll are practically invisible in the Tungsten theme.
  • Dimmed envelopes difficult to see in Tungsten.
  • Hide Muted Clips in Piano Roll does not hide MIDI CCs.
  • Ripple Edit turns off unexpectedly after bouncing clip.
  • SHIFT-drag of split point causes other clips to crop unexpectedly.
  • Drawing error when changing sample rate.
  • Velocity of muted and hidden clips can be edited within Piano Roll.
  • Unexpected behavior when adding notes in Piano Roll when muted clips are hidden.
  • Scrollbar in Piano Roll track list no longer working.
  • Drag drop move MIDI selection doesn’t shrink the destination clip to the events extent.
  • Reassign Control menu does not use Choose Parameter.
  • Choose parameters dialog does not show for effects on instrument tracks.
  • Context Menu for Select Module causes module to disappear.
  • Drag and Drop of MIDI file creates unexpected extra MIDI clip.
  • MIDI Ports from synths should not be exposed to their own inputs.
  • Cut/Copy/Paste does not work with envelopes when nodes are lasso selected.
  • Changing the Track’s output MIDI channel does not update Arpeggiator UI.
  • Keyboard Shortcut for Record Arm does not work for Synth Audio Output tracks.
  • Quick Group engage of Console Emulator fails to load modules as expected.
  • Insert effect not working for audio clips.
  • Systems with high plug-in counts can fail to show all plug-ins.
  • 2021.01 Update exposes internal Style Dial parameters.
  • VST plug-in automation rendering is not accurate.
  • Cakewalk incorrectly reporting sample rate to VST2 plug-in after project sample rate is changed.
  • Dragging an effect from one track to another goes to the wrong index.
  • Nomad Factory FX included with SONAR Platinum do not show as assignable parameters in FX Chains.
  • When Custom Layout does not contain plug-in, MRU fails to load.
  • Plug-in Menu MRU shows duplicate entries when plug-ins are loaded from different places.
  • Cakewalk loses keystrokes when plug-in hosted by Waves StudioRack has focus.
  • Plug-in automation written via MIDI control not writing as expected.
  • Clip gain waveform preview incorrect when tempo changes are involved.
  • Unable to use UP/DOWN keys to move to audio tracks after opening/closing a plug-in window.

More Bug Fixes

  • Latch Write Automation becomes stuck when quick grouping.
  • Quick-group latch automation results in overwrite automation faders until saving and re-opening the project.
  • Envelope related time selection issues.
  • SHIFT+drag multiple envelope nodes not respecting horizontal lock.
  • Node not pasted when copying multiple nodes including Jump shapes.
  • ESC to cancel drag multiple envelope nodes clears the node selection.
  • Arranger section without data copy operations fail.
  • Arranger inspector: Prevent moving a section against itself.
  • Arrangement playback timer does not match project playback timer.
  • Show/Hide Arranger should show shortcut in Track View View menu.
  • Copy of Arranger section not working as expected in some projects.
  • Deleting section with Overlap Threshold enabled deletes markers unexpectedly.
  • Articulation Chase Notes/CC does not respect order of events within the articulation.
  • Error changing articulation event to keyaft event in event list.
  • Modifying Section Length changes project Time Signature Unexpectedly.
  • Move section with overwrite & leading notes sometimes fails to move the correct part of the clip.
  • Changing tempo during playback causes synth audio to cut out.
  • Convert MIDI to Envelopes not working for multiple lanes with different channels.
  • Punch in recording occurs late with Aux or synth tracks.
  • Quantize can quantize MIDI behind frozen instrument tracks.
  • Save / Save As .mid file should ignore selection – only Export should use selection.
  • Save As MIDI using selection after doing Export as MIDI with selection.
  • Incorrect folder behavior when inserting a synth.
  • Add Track for Split Instrument Tracks does not respect track count.
  • Bounce to Clip(s) not always deleting original clips after bounce.
  • Changing Preview Bus in Browser is not respected by files played previously.
  • Bounce to clip(s) not working with Arpeggiator if MIDI event channel doesn’t match Arpeggiator MIDI Channel.
  • Track templates cause project image in Browser to disappear unexpectedly.
  • Regression: Adding synth tracks when current track is in a folder causes tracks to be incorrectly created.
  • Sign-in view fails on Windows 7.

What’s New in latest Cakewalk 2021.04:

Features

  • Integrated BandLab library access, with support for downloads and uploads and tracking revision state directly from within Cakewalk. To publish the current project to your BandLab library, select File > Publish to BandLab. To open a BandLab project, select File > Browse BandLab Projects.
  • New envelope based Tempo track.
  • Tempo Inspector.
  • PC2A T-Type Leveling Amplifier ProChannel module.

Misc. Enhancements

  • Loop current arrangement.
  • Plug-in menu improvements (color coded plug-in types, show over 1,000 plug-ins, multiple columns, clearer fonts, supports mouse wheel scrolling and keyboard navigation).
  • Improved automation envelope UI.
  • Show values on automation envelopes (click the Track view View menu and select Display > Show Values on Envelopes).
  • Track Manager preset support.
  • Convert MIDI continuous controller (CC) events to/from automation envelopes.
  • Show optional Waveform outlines the Clips pane (click the Track view View menu and select Display > Show Waveform Outlines).
  • UI theme compatibility checker. When you select a theme in Edit > Preferences > Customization – Themes, or launch Cakewalk with an old custom user theme active, Cakewalk checks to make sure the custom theme is compatible with the current version of Cakewalk.
  • Improved plug-in exception handling / crash reporting.

Optimizations

  • High resolution plug-in automation improvements.
  • Accurate automation writing via MIDI remote control.
  • Windows 10 high DPI rendering option (experimental feature).

Bug Fixes

  • Crash loading custom plug-in layouts.
  • Multichannel WAV files from Behringer X32 mixer crash on import to 24 bit.
  • Crash on close of attached project.
  • Crash when adding some plug-ins from track template.
  • Crash when writing plug-in automation on top of existing automation.
  • User reported crash with AmpleSound Cloudrum.
  • Crash drag exporting MIDI to browser.
  • Dragging a MIDI clip to Kontakt causes crash.
  • Crash after moving Arranger Section.
  • AmpleSound VST3 plug-ins crash when trying to play attached MIDI file.
  • Crash swapping Sections in attached project.
  • Null Pointer Crash splitting Section.
  • FX Chain assigned controls not working after project reopen.
  • Aim Assist is not visible when moving the mouse in the Piano Roll time ruler.
  • Drag move of Step Sequencer clip crops unexpectedly.
  • Clip outlines in the Piano Roll are practically invisible in the Tungsten theme.
  • Dimmed envelopes difficult to see in Tungsten.
  • Hide Muted Clips in Piano Roll does not hide MIDI CCs.
  • Ripple Edit turns off unexpectedly after bouncing clip.
  • SHIFT-drag of split point causes other clips to crop unexpectedly.
  • Drawing error when changing sample rate.
  • Velocity of muted and hidden clips can be edited within Piano Roll.
  • Unexpected behavior when adding notes in Piano Roll when muted clips are hidden.
  • Scrollbar in Piano Roll track list no longer working.
  • Drag drop move MIDI selection doesn’t shrink the destination clip to the events extent.
  • Reassign Control menu does not use Choose Parameter.
  • Choose parameters dialog does not show for effects on instrument tracks.
  • Context Menu for Select Module causes module to disappear.
  • Drag and Drop of MIDI file creates unexpected extra MIDI clip.
  • MIDI Ports from synths should not be exposed to their own inputs.
  • Cut/Copy/Paste does not work with envelopes when nodes are lasso selected.
  • Changing the Track’s output MIDI channel does not update Arpeggiator UI.
  • Keyboard Shortcut for Record Arm does not work for Synth Audio Output tracks.
  • Quick Group engage of Console Emulator fails to load modules as expected.
  • Insert effect not working for audio clips.
  • Systems with high plug-in counts can fail to show all plug-ins.
  • 2021.01 Update exposes internal Style Dial parameters.
  • VST plug-in automation rendering is not accurate.
  • Cakewalk incorrectly reporting sample rate to VST2 plug-in after project sample rate is changed.
  • Dragging an effect from one track to another goes to the wrong index.
  • Nomad Factory FX included with SONAR Platinum do not show as assignable parameters in FX Chains.
  • When Custom Layout does not contain plug-in, MRU fails to load.
  • Plug-in Menu MRU shows duplicate entries when plug-ins are loaded from different places.
  • Cakewalk loses keystrokes when plug-in hosted by Waves StudioRack has focus.
  • Plug-in automation written via MIDI control not writing as expected.
  • Clip gain waveform preview incorrect when tempo changes are involved.
  • Unable to use UP/DOWN keys to move to audio tracks after opening/closing a plug-in window.

More Bug Fixes

  • Latch Write Automation becomes stuck when quick grouping.
  • Quick-group latch automation results in overwrite automation faders until saving and re-opening the project.
  • Envelope related time selection issues.
  • SHIFT+drag multiple envelope nodes not respecting horizontal lock.
  • Node not pasted when copying multiple nodes including Jump shapes.
  • ESC to cancel drag multiple envelope nodes clears the node selection.
  • Arranger section without data copy operations fail.
  • Arranger inspector: Prevent moving a section against itself.
  • Arrangement playback timer does not match project playback timer.
  • Show/Hide Arranger should show shortcut in Track View View menu.
  • Copy of Arranger section not working as expected in some projects.
  • Deleting section with Overlap Threshold enabled deletes markers unexpectedly.
  • Articulation Chase Notes/CC does not respect order of events within the articulation.
  • Error changing articulation event to keyaft event in event list.
  • Modifying Section Length changes project Time Signature Unexpectedly.
  • Move section with overwrite & leading notes sometimes fails to move the correct part of the clip.
  • Changing tempo during playback causes synth audio to cut out.
  • Convert MIDI to Envelopes not working for multiple lanes with different channels.
  • Punch in recording occurs late with Aux or synth tracks.
  • Quantize can quantize MIDI behind frozen instrument tracks.
  • Save / Save As .mid file should ignore selection – only Export should use selection.
  • Save As MIDI using selection after doing Export as MIDI with selection.
  • Incorrect folder behavior when inserting a synth.
  • Add Track for Split Instrument Tracks does not respect track count.
  • Bounce to Clip(s) not always deleting original clips after bounce.
  • Changing Preview Bus in Browser is not respected by files played previously.
  • Bounce to clip(s) not working with Arpeggiator if MIDI event channel doesn’t match Arpeggiator MIDI Channel.
  • Track templates cause project image in Browser to disappear unexpectedly.
  • Regression: Adding synth tracks when current track is in a folder causes tracks to be incorrectly created.
  • Sign-in view fails on Windows 7.

Homepage – https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk

Minimum System Requirements

  • Windows 7 or higher (64-bit only)
  • Multi-core Intel or AMD CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 3GB free disk space
  • 1280×800 screen resolution
  • ASIO compatible hardware is recommended

64-bit Mix Engine

The first to offer this precision audio technology, SONAR’s advanced 64-bit mix engine delivers clean, dynamic, accurate mixes every time.

Resampling

Never worry about signal degradation again. You can always be sure your plug-ins are outputting the highest quality audio possible.

VST3 Support

SONAR supports the most stable, accurate, and efficient plug-in format for Windows machines so you can use more FX and synths in your project.

Touch-Enabled

Another industry first, SONAR’s compatibility with touch devices adds analog feel and workflow-enhancing efficiency.

Windows 10

Compatibility comes standard. We’re always on top of our game, ensuring support on all the most current Windows platforms.

ARA Support

Harness the power of Audio Random Access for seamless integration of powerful and modern editing tools.

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