• Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Topic: SONAR 6 feature info...

Share/Bookmark
  1. #1

    SONAR 6 feature info...

    For any SONAR heads here who haven't seen this yet... some info posted on the upcoming SONAR 6 release: http://forum.cakewalk.com/tm.asp?m=844490

  2. #2

    Re: SONAR 6 feature info...

    Thanks for that info!!!!!!!!!

    Anyone know the upgrade pricing from Sonar 5 Producer Edition -> Sonar 6 Producer Edition (or whatever the flagship product is called)?

    Mike

  3. #3
    Moderator/Developer Brian2112's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Out of my Mind
    Posts
    1,858

    Re: SONAR 6 feature info...

    Quote Originally Posted by karmacomposer
    Thanks for that info!!!!!!!!!

    Anyone know the upgrade pricing from Sonar 5 Producer Edition -> Sonar 6 Producer Edition (or whatever the flagship product is called)?

    Mike
    Heya Karma!

    I bet it'll be $179 from PE to PE. (If history is any guide).

    ...2112
    "So what if some parts of life are a crap shoot? Get out there and shoot the crap." -- Neil Peart
    Hint:1.6180339887498948482 Φ

  4. #4

    Re: SONAR 6 feature info...

    That would be a VERY FAIR price if that's the case - I'd buy that pretty darn quick considering I have pretty much dedicated almost all recording to Sonar (and have been 100% satisfied ever since)!!!

    Thanks for the ball park heads up.

    Mike

  5. #5

    Re: SONAR 6 feature info...

    Hey Guys,
    I feel bad that I didn't post something earlier...I was sent an announcement stating that if I upgraded from Sonar 4 PE to Sonar 5 PE (for $179.00) that I would then be able to upgrade later to Sonar 6 PE for free. I went ahead and jumped on the deal, hopefully, it will turn out ok later. Sorry I didn't say anything - I think that the promotion ended on the 30th.
    Steph

  6. #6
    Senior Member bigears's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Central Illinois
    Posts
    1,053

    Re: SONAR 6 feature info...

    On the Cakewalk site, there is a banner that says free upgrade to Sonar 6 plus a $100 rebate when you purchase Sonar 5 PE from a U.S. retailer in August or September 2006. Sounds good!

  7. #7
    Moderator/Developer Brian2112's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Out of my Mind
    Posts
    1,858

    Re: SONAR 6 feature info...

    Sonar 5PE was a solid upgrade and well worth it. The navigation and better "freeze" implementation is great - plus all the candy. Some upgardes are giant leaps and I think from 4 to 5 was one of them. It's getting to the point where I can't think of anything I want now - but they think of it first before I know I want it.

    ...2112
    "So what if some parts of life are a crap shoot? Get out there and shoot the crap." -- Neil Peart
    Hint:1.6180339887498948482 Φ

  8. #8

    Re: SONAR 6 feature info...

    Quote Originally Posted by moviemaestro
    Hey Guys,
    I feel bad that I didn't post something earlier...I was sent an announcement stating that if I upgraded from Sonar 4 PE to Sonar 5 PE (for $179.00) that I would then be able to upgrade later to Sonar 6 PE for free. I went ahead and jumped on the deal, hopefully, it will turn out ok later. Sorry I didn't say anything - I think that the promotion ended on the 30th.
    Steph
    If history is any guide, Cakewalk will start offering their normal upgrades for existing users within the next two weeks. I assume the upgrade price will be $179 for Sonar 4 PE/Sonar 5 PE owners.

    They stopped their "upgrade to 5, then free to 6" simply because there won't be any need for 5 when 6 ships.

  9. #9

    Re: SONAR 6 feature info...

    I am fairly tired of the upgrade treadmill, but Cakewalk has done well by me for almost all the upgrades since Cakewalk V6!

    i'm in the same boat as many, I can't imagine what new features I could want, but the nice folks at Cakewalk always seem to think of something<G>!

    From their posting the things that interest me include:

    New Synth Rack - almost anything would be an improvement over the current one, it is just klunky!

    AudioSnap - wow... this could be fun. I don't go for the whole micro-editing approach, but when one absolutely has to fix a track it will be nice if it is easier.

    Analyst spectrum analyzer - probably eye candy, but it could be useful if it is well done.

    Clip editing enhancements including lock to time - HUGE! I've been doing a lot more audio for video work lately, and this would be a big help. I'd also like to see a built in calculator, and maybe the ability to display both SMPTE and Measures and Beats. Maybe next version...

    Crash Recovery - HUGE again, though I can think of only a couple of crashes in the last couple of years, and in both cases I was just testing a plugin, so there was no data lost.

    Automatic file versioning - Almost HUGE! I am a recovering programmer, and verion control is almost second nature. I've always wondered why it wasn't available in audio and midi editors.

    User-customizable plug-in menus - I bet I love this a lot.

    User-customizable audio hardware port naming - I bet I love this almost as much as customizable menus

    OK, now I'm excited. Time to start saving my lunch money....

    Bill

Go Back to forum

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •