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Important Announcement For Cakewalk Users

Post by voclizr » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:22 pm

http://forum.cakewalk.com/Cakewalk-Anno ... 87511.aspx

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Stands to reason they're owned by Gibson who's also in trouble.
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Re: Important Announcement For Cakewalk Users

Post by Jim_Fogle » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:25 pm

Lots of moaning and groaning going on in the Cakewalk forum. I can't say I blame the posters for expressing their feelings but all the poor, poor pitiful me posts aren't going to change anything.

Implementing the decision to shutter Cakewalk has not been handled very well. Several retail outlets indicated they learned of the decision from their customer base. The Cakewalk website store did not quit offering product until early this morning.

I've purchased Cakewalk's consumer product, Music Creator, several times and have always been pleased using the DAW. Their latest consumer product is called Home Studio. Home Studio received it's first annual update about two weeks ago. I always like to wait to purchase until after the first update as that is when the most glaring bugs get fixed and I consider the product stable. It looks like I waited a little too long this time.
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Re: Important Announcement For Cakewalk Users

Post by voclizr » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:26 pm

Jim_Fogle wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:25 pm
Lots of moaning and groaning going on in the Cakewalk forum. I can't say I blame the posters for expressing their feelings but all the poor, poor pitiful me posts aren't going to change anything.

See, the people over there always have to have the latest and greatest. If Sonar upgrades every year, they BUY every year. I KNEW there was a reason to just stick with X3 while they kept coming out with the Artist, Professional and Platinum garbage. And they were all hopping on the band wagon for the next big release. (Typical forum discussion: "Wow! Only two more months until Platinum is released!! I CAN'T WAIT!") I wasn't gonna be persuaded by that crap and just stayed with X3. Hell, it took me long enough to learn that! And after I got a grip on the learning curve it became more comfortable to use. Now all they have for all the money they threw away on the "latest and greatest Sonar Release" is worries about re authorizations if they ever need to re install. There's a whole board up getting petitions for the assurance of if the authorization servers go down they will still have access to their software. I don't need to worry about that because I stuck with my X3 which does not need to be authorized. I realize I might have to migrate to a new DAW if/when I have to replace my PC, in which case I think I'll try Reaper, but for now reinstalling and re authorizing are not issues for me because I didn't fork over $500.00 for their (empty) promises.

BTW-I HATE Gibson!!!!

This whole thing seems to be about the trend for Gibson Brands to move away from catering to the musician and instead catering to the listeners. They're more concerned about making speakers and CD players and to hell with guitars, amps and software development for the musicians. They recently closed their first and biggest guitar plant in Nashville to move to a smaller facility. So IMHO-they bite the big one. As one person I heard put it-Gibson has become a cancer in the musical instrument manufacturing community. Gibson is where software goes home to die.

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Re: Important Announcement For Cakewalk Users

Post by Jim_Fogle » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:01 pm

I'm not a very good guitar musician , or musician at all really so to me a guitar is a guitar. I have a 12 string acoustic that I dearly love because the neck matches my hand but I can say the same about my Line 6 Variax 300 and Peavy electric guitars.

A "secret": The 12 string was manufactured in Asia while I was stationed overseas. It is branded Gibson because I liked the look better than Martin, Epiphone, Fender or any of the other brand names I could have chosen!
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Re: Important Announcement For Cakewalk Users

Post by Omegaman » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:01 am

I still have Sonar Producer 4, does what I need, although I need to learn more about virtual instruments, the TTS-1 has served me well. it's the same in the video world. I have a friend who was constantly upgrading his software, never used it to produce anything, but kept upgrading all the time. I only upgrade when what I am using no longer does what I need it to do for me. ;)

I have toyed with Reaper but not really dug into it, because of time. Heck I haven't done anything midi in months. lol
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Re: Important Announcement For Cakewalk Users

Post by Jim_Fogle » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:51 pm

I love TTS-1. It really helps to have a multi-timbral, polyphonic tool when you're working with MIDI. People might use other patches for their finished project but TTS-1 is just so user friendly.

The original TTS-1 was 32 bit but Cakewalk modified it to create a 64 bit version. Command Center would automatically select the version that matched your operating system but you could over-ride and manually select the alternate. Since Home Studio included TTS-1 my plan was to download both versions. But, ... too late now.

Truthfully, even though Cakewalk is kaput I'd still buy Home Studio if given the opportunity. Since Cakewalk posted an update with bug fixes and new features less than a week before the doors closed it should be a pretty stable product and $49 was an excellent price.

Well, it turns out there is a way to legally obtain Sonar Home Studio :cheer: Not only can you get Home Studio you can also get Rapture Session (A non programmable soft synth with about 4 GB of built-in sounds) and about 5 GB of loop samples from Big Fish Audio. :noway:

Details are available in this post: viewtopic.php?p=211755#p211755
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