Hi my name is Shawn, and I have been using Cakewalk since 2002. I was very disappointed when it was discontinued. I’ve been using Sonar for 9 years now so when I heard that Bandlab had acquired the license for it I was very interested. When I found out that they had released Sonar Platinum as Cakewalk by Bandlab and were giving it away free I got excited. I rushed over to Bandlab expecting to be disappointed but I wasn’t. Bandlab has released a fully functional pro quality DAW for free!
I immediately downloaded and installed it and after a very short learning curve for me, because I was already using a different version of Sonar, I was recording and mixing what I think are pro quality sounds. I am familiar with Pro Tools and I have nothing against it, if I had started with PT I would still be using it today but as long as there is something out there with this quality for free I will not be switching. Good enough… I can also use all the plug-ins that are licensed to my previous versions of cakewalk. Bonus!
I thought to myself, there are people out there new to Cakewalk that could use my help, so here it is. You can watch the video or read the post, or both.