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General Sequencer from Cakewalk belonging to the Sonar 8 series

Cakewalk has updated SONAR Producer and SONAR Studio to v8.5.2.

New Features

Arpeggiator:
  • Per-arp swing control slider.
  • Automatable controls.

BitBridge:
  • Server preference can now be assigned per-plug-in, and will be saved with projects.
  • Now defaults to loading one server; this setting can be changed by the user and will be saved across sessions

Matrix View:
  • Column naming.
  • Per-cell “one-shot” mode.
  • New button to stop all cells.
  • New option to automatically Groove Clip audio and MIDI clips when dragging into the Matrix View.
  • Improve Mode State UI indicators.
  • Cell content can now be dragged into the Track View.
  • Now supports Step Sequencer Patters containing probabilities.
  • Accessibility and QWERTY keyboard support.
  • Now supports clips of up to 30 minutes in length.
  • Import files directly from cells.

Media Browser:
  • New mode to preview audio/MIDI content in sync with project tempo.
  • When using Tabbed Edit Views, you can now drag content from Media Browser to the Matrix View Tab to open the Matrix View and drop the content on the cell.
  • Now supports Step Sequencer Patterns containing probabilities.

Perfect Space:
  • 70+ new impulse responses, provided by Acousticas.

PX-64 Percussion Strip:
  • New indicator to show when Expander is functioning as a Gate.

Session Drummer 3:
  • Channel output selections are now simple dropdown lists.
  • All Steven Slate, Sonic Reality and Cakewalk kits now have .KIT files for easy kit loading without changing programs.

Step Sequencer:
  • 35 new step sequencer patterns.

V-Studio Compatibility:
  • VS-100 Control Surface support for x64.
  • New ACT mappings for PX-64, VX-64 and Session Drummer 3.

For a full list of technical fixes, check out www.cakewalk.com/support/kb/reader.aspx?ID=20091119.
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