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Cakewalk® Announces New SONAR "Dorchester" Release

Published May 12, 2015

Cakewalk, dedicated to powerful and thoughtfully designed software for modern musicians, announces the new April 2015 “Dorchester” release for SONAR Artist, Professional, and Platinum.

The third major release in the SONAR Membership program includes more features, fixes, and content to help musicians get even more out of SONAR. Most features relate to improved workflow and operational efficiency, including time-savers like the option to have synth rack settings persist during Mix Recall, Smart Mute/Solo for drum maps, improved GUI handling, and more. For content, there are two new “pedalboard” effects chains, 72 novel “synthetic” impulse responses for REmatrix Solo, an FX chain for mastering kick drums, and more. “Dorchester” also includes fixes, based primarily on community feedback, that continue to fine-tune SONAR’s stability

In addition, the SONAR Membership Release eZine provides tutorials, tips, and descriptions of all the new features. Please visit, to learn more about the new SONAR “Dorchester” release and see a preview of what’s planned for the near future.

The SONAR “Dorchester” release, a free download from the Cakewalk Command Center, is available to all current SONAR Artist, Professional, and Platinum customers. All three SONAR versions are available globally through music and sound retailers, Valve’s Steam Store, and the Cakewalk Store. Please visit for complete version details and localized pricing/availability options from our distribution partners.

About Cakewalk, Inc.

 Cakewalk, Inc., a Gibson Brand, is the world's leading developer of powerful, yet easy-to-use products for music creation and recording. We invite you to learn more about our company and products by visiting Cakewalk is a registered trademark and the Cakewalk logo is a trademark of Cakewalk, Inc.

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