2023.09 Early Access now available
We're pleased to announce Early Access of 2023.09! This release is primarily a maintenance release and includes over 50 bug fixes for user reported issues.
Version 2023.09 will likely be the last update to Cakewalk by BandLab (CbB). CbB will eventually be discontinued as future development and support will transition to the upcoming Cakewalk Sonar release. If you wish to continue to use CbB, you must update to the 2023.09 version when it is released to the public. Earlier versions will cease to activate in the future.
Version 2023.09 currently does not support offline activation, so your computer must be online to activate it.
If you have encountered any of these issues, please check out this release and and confirm that your issue is resolved before we release the official public version.
Please note that Early Access installers are update installers, which only update from a specific version. To install the 2023.09 Early Access build, you must be on the latest public release of 2022.11 or later.
Download Cakewalk 2023.09 EA installer
If you haven't already done so, please read about the Early Access Program before participating.
Please keep responses specific to problems or comments on this release. Unrelated bugs or feature requests should be posted in other threads or the feature request channel.
Thanks again for your participation!
User Reported Crash enabling MIDI sync in project
Crash Right-Clicking Assignable Controls in Console View
[Regression] Crash when copy/insert arranger section
Drag and drop of audio from track with patch point crashes
ACTController crashes when comments have more than 512 characters.
Cakewalk/ACTController crashes on start up when ctrlsurface.dat is corrupt
Opening User Library View crashes
Crash bouncing step sequencer clip
Export Audio dialog:
Changing selection causes Windows sound if clip or track inspector is open
[Regression] File Export Dialog button bar resizing issues
Unexpected gain increase when exporting mono clips with Source Category Clips
[Regression] File Export "Run Tasks" button causes dialog to close, and an additional export to run
Adding a task doesn't resize the queue panel
[Regression] Arranger Inspector is blank on project load
Toggling Send On/Off in Inspector fails to dirty project
[Regression] Right inspector strip disappears when choosing HW output
Automation track not assigned when "Ask This Every Time" is unchecked
Automation shelf tool unexpected behavior with dotted envelopes
New envelope created as linear when default curve set to Jump
Convert MIDI Controllers to Envelopes does not handle some shapes
Overwrite isn't always enabled when moving section
Unexpected results when copying an Arranger section selection with overwrite on to itself
Ripple All delete with absolute time Arranger track not working as expected
Unexpected results when move an Arranger section selection with shift existing clips
Excessive section paint calls in Arranger causing slow UI performance
Section does not have focus for rename via F2 after being created from selection
Selection lost after multiple section move
Multiple Arranger section selection not shown in drag image
Note selection lost on PRV note drag undo/redo
Inconsistent Aim Assist behavior in PRV
VSTScan not properly removing compatibility entries when rescanning a plugin that has been updated
Persist compatibility updates for VST
Always show factory About box background
Black line appears when hiding tracks in folders/folders
[Regression] Renaming of Bus/Aux Tracks/Patch points not reflected in Control Surfaces
Upload to BandLab shows file extension unexpectedly for Project Name
Cursor change fails when moved from Console bus pane
Folder name is incorrect in Console Track manager
Browser layout issues after toggling visibility while MultiDock is maximized
Inaccurate drop indicator when dragging multiple clips
Allow expanding of collapsed docked windows by double clicking
Help URL in crash notification displays invalid legacy subdomain
Virtual MIDI input changes unexpectedly after synth delete
Apply Trimming to MIDI clips does not trim note durations
Inconsistent AutoXFade with split clips
Ripple Edit Delete does not auto xfade
Tracks sourced from aux track L/R/S always show a stereo record meter when armed
Snap offset unexpectedly set when stretching cropped stretched clips
Import as mono tracks fails to work when importing video
Control Surface items not opening correctly with multiple surfaces enabled
Glitches in playback when changing active track during playback
Insert of user track template goes to hardware inputs instead of assigned virtual ports in track template
Position lock inconsistently locks data
Paste Special/Slide and Move not working as expected
White Noise when exporting to MP3
External FX ports not persisted in Track Templates
[Regression] Synth Rack or Help Module docked by itself fails to collapse as expected