BandLab Cakewalk 26 中文注册版保留了SONAR 所有的核心功能，可以说是一个完整的数字音频工作站，不管是作曲、录音、混音、音频编辑、母带制作还是分享到社交网络，所有功能都很完整。虽然是免费软件，但没有任何限制，音轨数量也是无限的，而且其音频引擎也没有缩水，跟以前 SONAR 使用的是一样的 64 位引擎，支持跟 Melodyne 无缝同步的 Audio Random Access 技术，且支持加载 VST3 和 VST 2.x 的乐器和效果器插件。
在不断追求创新的30多年的推动下，BandLab Cakewalk 成为现代录音室的新标准。
只有 SONAR 提供的创意体验：先进的技术，轻松的工作流程以及放大灵感的界面。
以原始品质和无限的音频和 MIDI 轨道捕捉灵感的表演
将您的歌曲直接导出并发布到 YouTube，SoundCloud，Facebook 等
作为第一款提供这种精密音频技术的产品，SONAR 先进的 64 位混音引擎每次都能提供干净，动态，准确的混音。
SONAR 支持 Windows 机器最稳定，准确，高效的插件格式，因此您可以在项目中使用更多FX和合成器。
兼容性是标准的。 我们始终处于游戏的最前沿，确保支持所有最新的 Windows 平台。
利用 Audio Random Access 的强大功能，实现功能强大的现代编辑工具的无缝集成。
特别版的 Cakewalk by BandLab 甚至保留了 ProChannel 系列的音频处理插件，包括卷积混响、均衡、磁带模拟、控台通道条模拟、峰值限制器和电子管饱和器等等。
Cakewalk by BandLab 只有 Windows版本，需要 Windows 7以上版本，只支持64位系统，当然也很好的支持 Windows 10 和触控操作。
Release Notes (2020.05)
Features & Enhancements
Dynamic waveform scaling. When ‘Display Clip Fade/Envelope Attenuation’ is enabled in Edit > Preferences > Customization – Display, Cakewalk dynamically updates the waveform amplitude when changing clip fades, clip gain automation and clip pan automation. The waveform display is pre clip FX Rack and only applies to clip automation, not track automation. Additionally, clip gain and pan envelopes are not applied to active Region FX clips. i.e. If you have a clip gain envelope on a Region FX clip, it will be ignored unless the effect is bypassed.
The ‘Display Clip Fade/Envelope Attenuation’ option is now also available as a key binding in Edit > Preferences > Customization – Keyboard Shortcuts (under Area: Track View).
Offline activation. Activation is the process by which Cakewalk validates that your software is genuine and being used in accordance with the license agreement. Cakewalk can be activated by an online or offline process. If Cakewalk is installed on a computer that is not connected to the internet, you can use offline activation (Help > Offline Activation > Export Activation Request and Help > Offline Activation > Import Activation Response) as long as you have access to another computer that is connected to the internet.
Early Access toast notification. Early Access availability is checked whenever normal updates are checked, and a toast notification appears if an Early Access build is available. The Early Access Program provides pre-release versions of Cakewalk to the public for general testing and issue reporting. We provide Early Access builds to help us get better real world test coverage from users, which is useful to improve the reliability and quality of our releases. Participation is 100% voluntary.
Increased contrast of ghosted envelopes. The color contrast of ghosted automation envelopes has been increased, making them easier to see against the dark Clips pane background when Automation Lanes are collapsed.
Clicking on the Bus pane now automatically sets the bus focus strip. This facilitates copying and pasting bus envelopes by clicking and pasting.
Scrollable Clip FX Rack in Inspector. FX Racks in Clip Properties Inspector now display up to 10 plug-ins and are scrollable using both mouse wheel and the scroll bar.
Improved support for recording automation via numeric input. When recording automation, envelope nodes can now be recorded by typing a value in the pop-up edit controls in the Inspector, Console view, Track view, ProChannel EQ, and EQ fly-out module. The numeric input will be recorded as a Jump during automation recording. To show the numeric input pop-up, give focus to a control or its value display, then press F2 or double-click the value display.
Improved recording automation of synth parameters. Multiple synth parameters can be recorded in a single record pass and all envelopes are now retained. While loop recording, in order to avoid clutter, the automation preview only shows the last loop record pass. All recording envelopes will be displayed when you stop playback.
Improved support for copying and pasting automation envelopes. Automation envelopes can now be easily copied and pasted from tracks to buses and vice versa. To copy track automation to a bus, first select and copy the envelope from the track, then click on the target bus or lane and paste. You can also copy and paste bus automation to tracks the same way. Moving or copying arrangement sections now properly manages copying and pasting the associated bus and synth automation envelopes.
Bus delete stability improvements. Bus deletion can now be performed while the transport is rolling without stopping the audio engine. Also an intermittent crash and app shutdown on undoing bus deletion has been fixed.
Rename Clip key binding. The ‘Rename Clip’ command is now available as a key binding in Edit > Preferences > Customization – Keyboard Shortcuts (under Area: Track View).
Allow .midi as a supported MIDI File extension for reading.
The Track View’s View and Options menu items now persist globally instead of being stored within screensets.
Automatic display of update toast notifications now only appears once daily.
Mono plug-in support changes
This release greatly improves the FX Rack handling with respect to mixing and matching mono/stereo plug-ins. These improvements are across the board and work in track/bus/clip FX Racks, FX chains and the ProChannel.
Bypassing or removing plug-ins in an FX Rack, Rack bypass or global FX bypass operations will now revert any mono/stereo interleave changes caused by the plug-in, and recalculate delay compensation properly.
Changing the mono/stereo interleave from the track strip button now updates the FX Rack routing correctly (Note: this is dependent on whether the ProChannel bin is pre FX Rack and if it contains mono plug-ins).
Pitch shifted audio and distortion were symptoms of issues that are fixed in this release. This could occur under multiple scenarios, such as moving plug-ins, bypassing, deleting or undoing.
Improved mouse wheel handling
Console view vertical scrolling via mouse wheel is less prone to inadvertently adjusting parameter values if there is a brief pause during the scroll gesture (for example, while vertically scrolling with the mouse wheel, suddenly it starts scrolling the volume slider instead). The internal timer that waits for inactivity before treating the next mouse wheel movement as a new operation has been increased from 500ms to 1,000ms. This ensures that the current scroll operation doesn’t change mid-gesture.
In the Console view, tooltips dynamically show values when changing parameters via mouse wheel.
FX Racks for tracks, buses and clips can be scrolled via mouse wheel.
Flicker free UI transitions when opening projects or switching between projects.
When using workspaces, projects now open with the correct initial UI layout, rather than opening with the project layout and then visibly switching to the workspace layout. This is faster and prevents unwanted flicker.
Many improvements and optimizations for editing mono effects in FX Racks.
Improvements to drag and drop between clip and track FX racks.
Solved multithreading race condition leading to latency when using Aggressive thread scheduling model.
With console open in larger projects UI scrolling can be sluggish.
Meters to have better general performance while scrolling.
Crash on undo and redo of automation recording of synth parameters.
Deleting or undoing bus delete operation can crash.
User reported crash in 2020.04.
Waves OVox plugin crashes on project load.
Crash when using SmartSwipe gesture in Piano Roll view track list.
Potential crash on startup unless specific Windows DPI settings are used.
Null Pointer crash after reordering automation lanes.
Memory leak when using the Aggressive Thread Scheduling model.
Under high system load UI is unresponsive and playback cannot be stopped.
Unexpected envelopes created when moving section in project.
Bus automation copies to tracks unexpectedly with (Arranger) Section move.
Assigning a bus envelope could cause a crash and display incorrectly in Lanes after reassigning.
Duplicate automation lanes can be created for unedited automation.
Draw Tool draws random points when drawing automation outside of lane.
Draw Tool not working as expected on bus automation in user project.
Stop at Project End not respected in projects with automation after deleting buses or replacing synths.
Automation behaves incorrectly after manually typing in a value.
Automation not fully removed when deleting bus.
Pasting bus automation should not rely on Copy/Paste Special.
Pasting bus automation doesn’t change the edit filter leading to hidden envelopes.
Automation envelopes appear out of scale.
Cannot copy synth automation to buses.
Draw Tool does not update envelopes preview during playback.
Adding nodes by typing values during write automation over existing envelope causes unexpected results.
Synth automation gets discarded unexpectedly while write recording multiple parameters.
Scale for Synth automation not displaying correctly.
Using Clip Gain on some Groove Clips causes unexpected drawing when clipping.
Synth and bus automation is not selected after duplicating clips.
Clip FX in Inspector does not display more than 6 plug-ins.
Hit zone for Draw Tool on buses does not match.
Insert Soft Synth Options dialog should remember the checked/unchecked state of the Enable MIDI Output option.
User reported issue with zoom fader control becoming stuck.
[Chinese version] Overlapping text in Preferences > Customization – Display.
Tooltips for controls in the Console view do not update when changing values by mouse wheel.
Incorrect Track view tooltips when creating a new project with the Basic workspace.
Console view control tooltips show incorrect value and obscure value label when adjusted via mouse wheel.
Track view horizontal zoom slider window is shown in wrong position on secondary monitor.
Now Time cursor draws incorrectly.
Project load screen flickering.
Truncated text in various localized dialog boxes.
Arranger options in Keyboard Shortcuts should specify ‘Arranger Track’.
Arranger Section time-format needs to be backwards compatible.
Bus Edit Filter changes unexpectedly after moving Arranger section.
Section operations do not always move/copy track/bus automation.
Duplicating Section won’t duplicate MIDI envelopes for Instrument tracks.
Double-click rename of Arrangement sections should not rewind to start of section during playback.
Committing an arrangement containing clips set to absolute time moves data past the end of the original project.
More Bug Fixes
Moving mono Waves plug-in forces track into mono unexpectedly.
Eventide VST3 plug-ins hang when changing interleave.
Dragging ARA clips out of the Clips pane can impact VocAlign clips to lose timing.
Host reports incorrect path for VST2 plugins via audioMasterGetDirectory.
Hitting Play fails to start Play List when no project is open.
Make Instrument track not working with multiple split instrument tracks.
MIDI Chase not working as expected with 2 tracks assigned to single synth.
Delete Track can fail unexpectedly with MIDI tracks.
Mackie C4 does not respond to modifier keys in plug-in mode.
Markers/Meters do not ripple as expected when pasting special with meter/key changes.
Duplicate does not Ripple Edit in the Piano Roll view.
Duplicate Clips should respect Select Track Envelopes with Clips setting.
Race condition when closing a project before a workspace has been loaded.
Cancelling Bounce causes first play attempt to fail.
Unexpected latency when using the new thread scheduling model.
Select by Filter key binding not working as expected.
Deleting ‘n’ folders only deletes one folder.
Projects saved as MIDI file save unexpected extra tracks.