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.
Enhancements in Update 2 (build 27.06.0.057)
- Added support for ‘Modern Standby’, a new power management feature introduced in Windows 10 build 2004.
- Improved handling for resuming from a sleep state in Windows. Cakewalk will additionally reload the driver if necessary, if the driver requests a restart or it stops responding.
- Suspend and resume are properly handled when a dialog box is open.
- Handle VST instruments that change output counts. If a VST instrument changes its output count, ports in projects previously saved with the instrument could become offset by the change in outputs. This could cause projects to stop playing through other virtual instruments until their instrument track inputs were reassigned. Cakewalk will now detect change in outputs on opening a project and automatically reassign ports appropriately with no user intervention required.
Bug Fixes in Update 2
- Crash when exporting single track with ‘-‘ in track name and filename.
- Intermittent crash when adding new articulation trigger event.
- Wedge Force Matcha plug-in hangs on changing presets in 2021.06 release.
- Projects saved with older version of Omnisphere open with input ports assigned to incorrect instruments.
- SPACEBAR doesn’t start playback when using Vienna Ensemble Pro in host mode.
- SHIFT+right-click toggle for Inline Piano Roll causes unexpected lasso selection.
- New projects from templates are flagged as dirty in version 2021.06.
- Extra Synth Instances inserted when adding all synth audio outputs for Split Instrument Track.
- Alt+T shortcut in Track view View menu cut off slightly.
- Arranger sections are not focused immediately after a drag/draw operation (F2 to rename fails).
- Nudging a fully selected MIDI clip nudges notes, not the whole clip.
What’s New in latest Cakewalk 2021.06 Update 1:
Features & Enhancements
- Improved input/output port naming for hardware and software ports.
- Improved dropout management. In this release we manage dropouts more intelligently throughout the application by masking certain categories of dropout notifications when they are less important. You can also optionally suppress dropouts during playback and recording.
- You can now quickly create a new arrangement by selecting sections in an existing arrangement. To do so, select the desired sections in the Arranger Inspector’s Arrangements pane, then right-click in the Arrangements pane and select ‘New Arrangement From Selection’.
- You can now insert a committed arrangement into the existing project at the Now Time. To do so, right-click the ‘Commit Arrangement to Project’ button in the Arranger Inspector and select ‘Insert Committed Arrangement’. Sections for the inserted arrangement are added to new Arranger track. Any other existing Arranger tracks, sections and arrangements remain unaffected. Any existing events after the Now Time will be shifted over to make room for the inserted arrangement.
- Optional grid lines in the Tempo track. To show grid lines in the Tempo track, right-click in the Tempo track and select ‘Show Grid Lines’.
- You can specify how shape smoothing works when using the Freehand tool on envelope shapes. To do so, click the Track view ‘Options’ menu, point to ‘Freehand Smoothing’, then select one of the following options: Smooth, As Drawn (Linear), or As Drawn (Jumps).
- Replace synth on a single Instrument track. You can now replace the soft synth on an individual Instrument track without affecting other Instrument tracks that share the same soft synth instance. To do so, right-click the Instrument track strip and select ‘Replace Synth for This Track Only’.
- When replacing a synth with a synth that has fewer outputs, you can now replace with multiple instances of the new synth in order to account for the extra outputs.
- When assigning a custom Note Names setting in the Piano Roll view, the setting now persists on a per track basis. Closing and re-opening the Piano Roll view remembers the last setting used for each track. The settings are with the project.
- In the Articulation Map Editor, you can now offset the start time and override the duration of ‘New Note’ output events in the ‘Transform Existing MIDI Events’ section.
- You can reorder multiple tracks simultaneously by dragging in the Track pane. To do so, select the tracks that you want to reorder, then drag any selected track.
- ‘Duplicate Selected Clip(s) as Linked Clips’ command (press CTRL+SHIFT+D)
- Improved VST3 support
- ALT+mouse wheel now zooms in the Piano Roll view Drum Grid pane.
- Improved font rendering in new menus.
- The Insert Tempo Change dialog box defaults to ‘Change the Most Recent Tempo’, unless clicking the Insert Tempo Change button in the Tempo Inspector, in which case it defaults to ‘Insert a New Tempo’.
- Improved app startup time when using WASAPI driver mode. With some multichannel audio devices, app startup could be very slow in earlier versions while Cakewalk tried to evaluate the number of output channels. This information is now cached to allow the app to start up quickly.
- Cakewalk crashes if AWS is down.
- Crash in CCmdAddTempoTrackTempo after wiping tracks.
- ASIO Input and output port names and indexes are incorrect if preceding audio devices deselected in preferences.
- Adding Time Signature change from Meter/Key view causes Now Time to jump unexpectedly.
- When no markers are selected, clicking empty space in the Markers view shows Lock unexpectedly.
- Unexpected behavior in localized Kind of Event dialog (Event List).
- Clip Fade Attenuation not drawing as expected.
- Tempo track does not respond to commas for decimals.
- Delete Hole not working with Tempo track.
- Undo of Cut/Delete loses Tempo track selection.
- ‘No change’ tempo entries being removed.
- REGRESSION: Nudging MIDI notes with absolute time not respecting tempo changes.
- Extract tempo using Melodyne, AudioSnap & Fit To Improvisation should not use ‘smooth shapes’.
- Commit Arrangement losing tempo entries.
- Incorrect Arranger section numbering when inserting sections in the Inspector.
- Buses are selected unexpectedly after moving Arranger section.
- Reassigning an articulation using the Choose dialog not working.
- Track templates ignore phase settings.
- MIDI input ports not assigned correctly after saving as track template.
- Undo of delete instrument track not working with drum maps in project.
- Drag Moving a MIDI clip crops it.
- Strips menu in Console view hides Instrument tracks unexpectedly with MIDI tracks.
- Process > Slide produces unexpected results with envelopes.
- Exclusive Solo does not initially work as expected after export.
- Automation to MIDI controllers: Incorrect conversion for pitch wheel.
- Spurious dropouts on project load/close/bounce.
- Dropout (12) after creating Region FX clip with stereo then mono FX in bin.
- Saving MIDI File loses last controller event.
- Control surfaces not supporting Aux Sends.
- ARA plug-ins losing transport sync.
- HUD Add Track should not remember previous instrument count.
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
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