September 2, 2004


BOSTON - Cakewalk (, the developer music and sound software for the Windows platform, has introduced Sonar 4 Producer Edition featuring powerful recording, editing, comping and navigation tools.

The upcoming release incorporates a number of new features, including track folders with the ability edit the track folder composite clip; enhanced comping and editing features, including multi-clip slip edits, roll-outs, and fades; freeze tracks, effects, and synths with the ability to edit and arrange frozen data; loop construction enhancements; a new navigator view; 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; Lexicon Pantheon Surround Reverb; Sonitus Surround Compressor; video thumbnail track with support for QuickTime, Windows Media Video, AVI and MPEG; and extensive export options.

Sonar 4 Producer Edition also includes an extensive assortment of content from sample and loop developer SmartLoops. Included are hundreds of megabytes of MIDI Groove and Acid-Groove Clips, Live Studio Drums CWB files, Session Drummer files and Pro Drum Works loops.

The release will begin shipping on September 28th for an MSRP of $959. Registered Sonar 3 Producer customers can upgrade to Sonar 4 Producer Edition through Cakewalk for $179.