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Cakewalk Announces Sonar 4

Cakewalk has announced SONAR 4 Producer Edition, scheduled to ship September 28, 2004.

Sonar 4’s Producer Track view

Cakewalk has announced SONAR 4 Producer Edition, scheduled to ship September 28, 2004. The new Version 4 contains added recording, editing, comping and navigation tools, as well as innovative surround and AV capabilities.

Enhanced comping and editing features include track layer display options, clip muting/isolating, audition selection, customizable nudge, multi-clip slip edits, roll-outs, and fades. Users can freeze tracks, effects, and synths and can then edit and arrange frozen data. Other features include loop construction enhancements including slice-based, envelope control of gain, pitch, pan; navigator view; track folders; extended Key Binding enhancements including keystroke-emulating templates for Cubase SX, Nuendo, Logic, Digital Performer, Samplitude and other DAWs; multi-format surround mixing and editing with over 30 supported configurations (5.1, 7.1, LCRS, etc.); Lexicon Pantheon™ Surround Reverb; Sonitus Surround Compressor; SurroundBridge™, for using stereo effects in a surround environment; video thumbnail track with support for QuickTime, Windows Media Video, AVI, MPEG; extensive export options with useful and configurable presets; POW-r Dithering; MPEX Time Scaling; TTS-1 DXi multitimbral GM2 synthesizer with authentic Roland sounds; configurable RMS and Peak Meter ballistics; and much more.

SONAR 4 Producer Edition has an MSRP of $959 U.S.; SONAR 4 Studio Edition is $479 U.S. (MSRP). Registered SONAR 3 Producer customers can upgrade to SONAR 4 Producer Edition directly through Cakewalk for $179; SONAR 3 Studio to SONAR 4 Studio Edition for $99. For more information, visit