Cakewalk, which recently acquired plug-in developer rgc:audio, has announced a maintenance release for SONAR, an audio production environment on the Windows platform.
The free SONAR 4.0.2 maintenance release for both SONAR 4 Producer Edition and Sonar 4 Studio Edition is available for registered Sonar 4 users for download at www.cakewalk.com.
With the SONAR 4.0.2 maintenance release, the control surface interface supports metering and other enhancements to improve performance allowing extended control over SONAR's recording, editing and mixing operations. Control surface plug-in updates are included for ADStech RedRover, CM Labs MotorMix, Mackie Universal Control, and Mackie C4.
Among other enhancements, the release includes OMF import file improvements for cross platform compatibility with user selectable sample rate and bit depth; the ability to read OMF files authored by Avid and Pro Tools systems that contain NEST and TRANSITION constructs.
In other Cakewalk news, the company has acquired rgc:audio, a developer of DirectX and VST synthesizer plug-ins for Windows. Joining the Cakewalk product development team is rgc:audio founder and synthesizer expert René Ceballos. Cakewalk has exclusive publishing and distribution rights to all rgc:audio products, including the highly acclaimed Triangle, Pentagon and z3ta+ instruments. rgc:audio products remain available through the online store at www.rgcaudio.com, and technical support continues via the rgc:audio forum on the K-v-R Website, www.kvraudio.com/forum.