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Cakewalk for less! SONAR is Freeware now!

Post by Marco » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:39 pm

Sonar was renamed back into Cakewalk and it is Freeware now! :o Welcome Robinhood?

Unbelievable but true!!! :-? :D :) :wink: :wink: :roll:

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Re: Cakewalk for less! SONAR is Freeware now!

Post by Nestor » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:10 pm

This is pretty unusual… it does not makes sense in terms of business. Why would a company do this? Independently of what they could say publicly, there must be a move behind it toward something…
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Post by ronnie » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:29 pm

Developers and support in Singapore cost way less than USA. Just as good. I don't believe Cakewalk will be their flagship product but who knows, Sonar is a very worthy DAW. So far this is Sonar with no frills. Perhaps they will sell the Sonar palette of VSTs and add-ons (Dimension, Rapture, etc.) to make money, I don't know. Perhaps it will be BandLab. So far so good for now.
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Post by Nestor » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:31 am

Could it become a Google app for the future to start with?
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Post by ronnie » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:13 am

G :o :o gle is the NSA/CIA/NWO. Remember they changed the company name to ALPHABET. Lose Google. Use DuckDuckGo over Tor with a VPN and don't use G :o :o gle$ DNS.
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Post by jksuperstar » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:15 am

Since the went bankrupt, this is one way to get a new core base of customers established, who then buy into upgrades and expansions instead of the base price of the daw.

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Post by JoPo » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:01 am

When any company "offers" anything, it is ALWAYS in order to get more money in some other way. I don't know any exception.
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Post by ronnie » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:58 am

When the service is free YOU are the product. Maybe the info you give them they sell to others to target you for other products related to your style of music, type of plugins, etc. Just sayin'. They have a treasure trove of data to mine from the Cakewalk blog.
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Post by jksuperstar » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:49 am

If there was only that much money o be made in music gear. Better off selling tires on the corner...

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Post by Nestor » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:46 pm

Whichever way, Calwalk Sonar is a serious contender facing any modern DAW, even Cubase. A very daring move...
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Post by valis » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:58 am

ronnie wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:13 am
G :o :o gle is the NSA/CIA/NWO. Remember they changed the company name to ALPHABET. Lose Google. Use DuckDuckGo over Tor with a VPN and don't use G :o :o gle$ DNS.
Let's discuss this in a separate thread, I'll start one called 'privacy in 2018' now.

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Post by valis » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:06 am

In regards to Cakewalk coming back, I think it's a sign of the times when a mobile app developer 'rescues' what was once an expensive flagship DAW and offers it as a way to get more users on their mobile platform. And I agree with the sentiment that development overseas costs a fraction of what it costs in the US/UK/Eu. This part is a no-brainer, almost all of the people I deal with from VFX work to Web & App development outsource as much of the low level work as possible overseas these days.

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