Cakewalk announces the new SONAR 2016.07 release for SONAR Artist, Professional and Platinum versions, a free download from the Cakewalk Command Center available to all current SONAR Artist, Professional and Platinum customers. This month, the Cakewalk development team is introducing a proprietary Theme Editor for the program.
Based on community feedback on the recent Tungsten theme, users can now change colors and customize images across the program using an external image editor such as Adobe Photoshop, or free options like Paint.net or the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). The SONAR Theme Editor also installs many images that can be used to modify a theme without requiring any graphics skills, allowing users to alter common elements easily. The Theme Editor is a separate, Platinum-only installation, and needs to be installed via the Cakewalk Command Center.
Cakewalk has updated Smart Swipe with greater functionality and more options including the ability to cancel a swipe by reversing the direction back to the same control where the operation started. Further, more controls across all SONAR Views are now eligible for the Smart Swipe feature.
Other updates to the program are enhancements to the LP MB and LP EQ Mastering Plugins, which include sidechaining capability (LP MB only), better phase accuracy and GUI improvements to name a few. Rounding out the 2016.07 update is Russian localization for all SONAR versions—as well as the Cakewalk Command Center—which have had their menu items and many other elements translated to Russian. This adds to the English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese versions which reflect SONAR’s growing importance in the global market.