Release date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Cakewalk® Releases “Newburyport” SONAR Update with Add Track Menu Feature Plus an Industry-first LANDR Mastering Integration

— SONAR “Newburyport” release offers a new Add Track Menu feature while also being the first Digital Audio Workstation to offer an integrated online mastering solution for its users —

Boston, MA, (FEBRUARY 23, 2015) – Cakewalk, dedicated to powerful and thoughtfully designed software for modern musicians, announces the new “Newburyport” release for SONAR Artist, Professional and Platinum versions. This month’s “Rolling Update” continues Cakewalk's commitment to improving and optimizing SONAR's core functionality, while delivering new world-class technology every month.

SONAR “Newburyport” brings the efficient new workflow improvement of an “Add Track Menu” feature, providing a simple and consolidated way to insert Audio or Instrument tracks. With both “Basic” and convenient “Advanced” options available, this new feature streamlines the approach to a common repetitive task in the music-creation process while also simplifying the workflow for new users. Clicking the new “Add Track” button in SONAR’s Skylight Interface brings up an intuitive fly-out menu where users can apply a range of options across multiple newly created Audio and Instrument (MIDI) tracks.

Also in “Newburyport,” SONAR users will now have the option to master their projects directly with LANDR—the cloud-based audio post-production mastering platform—by exporting their mixes directly to LANDR at any point during the production process. This marks LANDR’s first full integration with a DAW and gives SONAR users more options to finalize masters directly from the software. SONAR users will have access to LANDR via an “Export to LANDR Master” option in the SONAR platform. Selecting this functionality will either open and export mixes directly into the LANDR app, or prompt a download of the app for first-time users. Once tracks are uploaded, LANDR will automatically begin the mastering process and will alert the user moments later once the free preview is ready. From there, users have the option to download their tracks in multiple formats.

LANDR CEO Pascal Pilon explains, “The goal with this partnership is not to replace manual mastering, but to complement it by providing engineers and producers with a new tool that allows them to hear instantly how their tracks will sound in a final state at any time during production.” Cakewalk CTO Noel Borthwick states, “LANDR uses Machine Learning algorithms to generate a master customized for specific musical styles, and because the software is self-learning, the results become more refined as more people use the service. As the first DAW to integrate LANDR's online mastering technology, SONAR's one-click export integration makes it easy for users to master their mixes, quickly and easily.”

For more information on the many enhancements in the “Newburyport” update, please see the free, 25-page SONAR Membership Release eZine. Visit here to learn more about the new SONAR “Newburyport” release, and see a preview of what’s planned for the near future.

The SONAR “Newburyport” update, a free download from the Cakewalk Command Center, is available to all current SONAR Artist, Professional and Platinum customers. All three SONAR versions are available globally through music and sound retailers, Valve’s Steam Store, and the Cakewalk Store. Please visit for complete version details and localized pricing/availability options from our distribution partners.

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