Submitted by thewhippinpost on Thu, 01/02/2007 - 00:27.

Cakewalk SONAR 6 Producer box A Free Cakewalk SONAR 6 update is now available for download which - along with Vista-compatibility (32-bit and 64-bit) - also comes packed with new features.

The updates are for registered users of:

  • SONAR 6 Producer Edition
  • SONAR 6 Studio Edition

Cakewalk has also announced it is updating its entire "... DAW line that will include native support for Windows Vista" for:

  • SONAR Home Studio 6 - Expected late Febuary 2007
  • SONAR Power Studio - After 1st Feb 2007
  • SONAR LE - "... available for licensing February, 2007"
  • Project5 Version 2.5 - Expected April 2007

Download and new feature's page: Cakewalk's SONAR 6.2 free Vista-compatible update (about halfway down the page - Be sure to read documentation first).

Amongst the plethora of new enhancements (and fixes) are:

  • MIDI Input Quantize X-Ray Windows (press Shift+X when the mouse cursors is over a plug-in property page, the Snap to Grid window, AudioSnap Palette, Synth Rack, or float-enabled Piano Roll view)
  • Edirol PCR-300 control surface plug-in Import cue markers from standard RIFF WAV files
    • Edirol PCR-M30 plug-in now uses "Match" mode for sliders and rotaries (often referred to as "nulling" or "soft takeover")
  • Display pan law for current project

Plus more!

There's only one mention of XP (that I noticed), and that was only in the "Important notes" section:

These changes will affect installations on Windows Vista and Windows XP.

... which I guess infers the update will also work for XP-users - Albeit without the added goodness afforded by Microsoft's newly-launched Vista operating system.

If you don't yet own any of Cakewalk's SONAR music products, I've dug-up the following links containing more info and genuinely good deals:
Cakewalk SONAR Producer
Cakewalk SONAR Home Studio
Cakewalk SONAR Studio