SONAR becomes freeware

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SONAR becomes freeware

Postby Luc » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:47 pm

World-leading DAW SONAR, with the entire SONAR Platinum feature set, is relaunching as Cakewalk by BandLab...


http://www.vstplanet.com/News/2018/sona ... andlab.htm

https://cakewalk.bandlab.com

https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk

The old SONAR is reported to run on Linux/Wine with varying degrees of success. I haven't tested this new incarnation yet.

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Re: SONAR becomes freeware

Postby tux99 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:27 pm

What's the catch?
Built-in spyware?

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Re: SONAR becomes freeware

Postby falkTX » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:42 pm

tux99 wrote:What's the catch?
Built-in spyware?

I think that's always included, even in software you pay for.
Not having trackers and spyware is now the exception, rather than the rule.
Sad state we came to...

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Re: SONAR becomes freeware

Postby Jack Winter » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:26 pm

One could always disconnect the lan cable :)

Though I think I've heard of fx plugins in the commercial world that won't run without net access.
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Re: SONAR becomes freeware

Postby milk » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:28 am

Jack Winter wrote:One could always disconnect the lan cable :)


Or block via /etc/hosts
wiki.thingsandstuff.org/Audio etc. - a collection of mostly Linux and free links (OpenID auth for anti-spam, try DW)
Linux Digital Audio and Music Workstation Comparison Matrix - collaborative Google Sheet

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Wow. word.

Postby protozone » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:27 pm

The "catch" is that it's a social networking system tethered to specific DAW and upload/download/collab software.
I don't use the software yet, but I joined, and the site seems pretty good thus far.

It's kinda like SoundClick/SoundCloud/HearThis.at and bandcamp/facebook/taxi combined.
But you need to buy their apps or their other stuff for full effect.

Nevertheless, for collaborations, it seems potentially powerful.

I quickly uploaded a WAV drumloop, asked for electro-industrial/metal collaborators, and got a response within the first 45 seconds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Granted, I don't know if the drummer is any good yet, but it doesn't yet matter. For all I know, he could be Ringo Starr branching out into new directions. I told him he's in. :lo: And he is.

I'm listed there as Protozone, just like elsewhere.
Seriously, if anybody wants to join us, hop aboard.
But a forewarning is that the site is slightly difficult to use unless just listening.

I have to install a 64-bit operating system again before I can use the DAW software (which is likely pretty good!).
It might be worth installing 64-bit Linux just to have access to the site even though 100% of my entire DAW is 32-bit.

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Re: Wow. word.

Postby protozone » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:28 pm

protozone wrote:The "catch" is that it's a social networking system tethered to specific DAW and upload/download/collab software.
I don't use the software yet, but I joined, and the site seems pretty good thus far.

It's kinda like SoundClick/SoundCloud/HearThis.at and bandcamp/facebook/taxi combined.
But you need to buy their apps or their other stuff for full effect.

Nevertheless, for collaborations, it seems potentially powerful.

I quickly uploaded a WAV drumloop, asked for electro-industrial/metal collaborators, and got a response within the first 45 seconds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Granted, I don't know if the drummer is any good yet, but it doesn't yet matter. For all I know, he could be Ringo Starr branching out into new directions. I told him he's in. :lol: And he is.

I'm listed there as Protozone, just like elsewhere.
Seriously, if anybody wants to join us, hop aboard.
But a forewarning is that the site is slightly difficult to use unless just listening.

I have to install a 64-bit operating system again before I can use the DAW software (which is likely pretty good!).
It might be worth installing 64-bit Linux just to have access to the site even though 100% of my entire DAW is 32-bit.


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