Release date: Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Cakewalk® Announces Free Update When You Buy SONAR 8 Today

—Buy SONAR 8 Producer or SONAR 8 Studio starting July 1st, 2009 and receive a FREE download of the next paid update to SONAR—

Boston, MA (July 1, 2009) — Cakewalk, the world's leading developer of powerful and easy to use products for music creation and recording, today announces a unique promotion, where users who purchase or upgrade to SONAR 8 Producer or SONAR 8 Studio will receive the next paid update to SONAR as a free download when released.

"Retailers have reported to us that software sales over the Summer tend to slow down as customers anticipate big updates in the Fall," commented Anthony Conte, Cakewalk's vice president of sales. "Cakewalk is offering this free promotion to address the concerns of customers who want to buy the latest version of SONAR, but are concerned that they might be left behind if the next update is around the corner.  Now you can start making music today with SONAR 8, and then enjoy a host of new features for free when the next update is released."  

About SONAR 8 Producer

SONAR 8 Producer gives you what you need for recording, composing, editing, mixing, and mastering. SONAR 8 offers innovations that matter, from exclusive features that ignite creativity and perfect tracks, to groundbreaking technologies that always keep you in control—all backed by the industry's leading 64-bit audio quality. SONAR 8 Producer also delivers go-to production tools with the best collection of virtual instruments, mixing, and mastering effects found in any DAW.

Key features of SONAR 8 Producer

  • Complete DAW environment—from creation to delivery
  • Best audio quality in industry—64-bit end-to-end
  • Inspiring tools for creative production
  • Fast and accurate audio and MIDI editing
  • Powerful vocal processing with Roland V-Vocal
  • Comprehensive mixing environment
  • Deep levels of mix, edit, and instrument control through ACT
  • Unlimited tracks, inserts, effects, and busses
  • High track count, low latency performance
  • 49 effects/14 instruments including Dimension Pro & Rapture LE
  • Linear phase mastering plug-ins
  • Flexible import/export for final project delivery or collaboration with other studios


Purchase or upgrade to SONAR 8 Producer or SONAR 8 Studio at any participating music & sound retailer worldwide or starting July 1st 2009, and receive the next feature-rich update to SONAR as a free download when released later this year. Cakewalk will also be making the free download available to anyone who has purchased SONAR V-Studio 700, starting from the product's initial release in January. The next update to SONAR will also be available on DVD for a nominal fee at the time of release for those customers with slower connection speeds or who prefer physical media. Offer not valid in Japan.

In addition, US retailers are offering $100 rebates on SONAR 8 and many participating retailers worldwide are offering considerable savings on SONAR 8 starting July 1st. Check with your local retailer for details.

For more information visit the SONAR 8 Free Update Special page.

Local prices may vary, please check with your Cakewalk distributor for more details.

For a complete list of distributors worldwide visit:

About Cakewalk, Inc.

Cakewalk, Inc. is the world's leading developer of powerful, yet easy to use products for music creation and recording:

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