Yes. In order to purchase a product directly from Cakewalk, you will need to be logged into your activated Cakewalk Account.
If you purchase from a third party, you will be issued a redemption code. Redeeming this code also requires you to be logged into an activated Cakewalk account.
Why? We want to make sure you’re getting the best possible deal for your software. The products you own determine whether you’re eligible for special pricing on upgrades and sales.