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  1. Cross posted from the BandLab Blog Cakewalk by BandLab now supports the latest ARA 2 specification! This means Cakewalk is now compatible with ARA 2 plug-ins such as Melodyne 4. To celebrate this release, we’ve partnered with the good folk at Celemony to give away a copy of Melodyne 4 Studio – the complete Melodyne, worth US$849, along with 5 copies of Melodyne Essential, the entry point to getting started on Melodyne, each worth US$99. To stand a chance to win, all you have to do is: Like Cakewalk by BandLab's and Celemony’s Facebook pages Tag three friends in the comments section of this post Share this post to double your chances of winning. We will select the winner at random on 21 June 2019. We’ll contact you via DM on Facebook. This giveaway is open to anyone worldwide. If the winner does not respond to claim the prize within 3 days, we will re-draw the prize. Good luck! Why are we excited to have ARA2 compatibility for Cakewalk users? This allows all of you to enjoy allows faster workflows and many exciting new capabilities. With the 2019.05 release, Cakewalk is now compatible with ARA 2 plug-ins such as Melodyne 4 and Synchro Arts Revoice Pro, as well as future ARA 2 compatible plug-ins. Cakewalk continues to support ARA 1 plug-ins as well. ARA2 has been a development priority for us, as one of the most requested new formats. Its introduction enables deeper native integration with Melodyne 4 and other ARA 2 compatible plugins. With ARA 2, Cakewalk provides tighter integration, including sharing tracks, regions, selection, color, and other project details! Read more about the update at our press page here.
  2. It gives us great pleasure to announce Michael W. Davis, aka forum member Blogospherianman, as the winner of the Cakewalk by BandLab anniversary contest! Michael, a Cakewalk user of 15 years and counting, is an accomplished and busy musician. He is music director and vocal arranger at the Grand Country Music Hall in Branson, MO, where he performs nearly about 450 shows annually. Their musical program, Branson Country USA, is televised and broadcasts nationally. Michael began playing piano, his main instrument, at age 3. He also plays guitar, bass, drums and percussion. His diverse influences include his father, Oscar Peterson, Steely Dan, Chick Corea, Bela Fleck, BB King, jazz and rap. Being technically adventurous, Michael once wrote a GlovePie script for Wii-Mote and Bome MIDI Translator to conduct SONAR via MIDI time code! We asked Michael to tell us about his workflow and favorite gear: "I love playing live as well as creating in the studio. They seem to balance each other out. I've been using SONAR for 15 years since version 2,4,5,7,8,8.53, X1, X3, Platinum and now Cakewalk by BandLab. Cakewalk is a complete extension of my creativity and an essential part of my workflow, connecting dreams to realities." When it comes to plug-ins, Michael loves the hardware emulation of Cakewalk Pro Channel effects, as well as Waves, SSL and the Abbey Road Collection. For virtual instruments, Michael says, "I own almost all of Vienna Symphonic Library stuff, most of Native Instruments via Komplete Ultimate, also Maschine and Traktor Pro. Maschine reminds me of sampling and sequencing as a kid on my Roland S-50." Perhaps serendipitously, Michael is already a Focusrite user: "I love my Focusrite Liquid 56 very much and looking forward to expanding it with the Scarlett!!" Finally, Michael offers these words to the community: "I find great joy in sharing what I've learned on my own as well as from others, both locally and online. Cakewalk has BY FAR the BEST online community and forum out there. I'm proud to be a small part of such a large knowledgeable and caring community. Thanks to the forum for being so open and friendly!! Here's to many more years of creating and connecting!" Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself, Michael! And congrats again! Your friends, The Bakers and all at BandLab
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    Current Release: 2019.05

    Improving CbB means many things to all of us, whether it’s improving stability, adding new features or improving existing ones (audio editing is a big one by all accounts!). For others, improvement means increasing software reliability. It’s all critical, so we’re pleased to announce that the 2019.05 release brings a healthy dose of both new and improved - our top stories being support for ARA 2 and multi-clip slip stretching! On top of bringing lots of new functionality to life, the team put massive focus on bug fixing and improving the state of slip editing in general, addressing a multitude of long standing issues. We’re super excited about this one, folks! Features & Enhancements ARA 2 (Audio Random Access) plug-in support. ARA 2 provides tighter, more efficient app integration of next generation ARA plug-ins such as Melodyne 4, including sharing tracks, regions, selection, as well as other project settings Improved editing of ARA 2 regions with a shared view across all plug-in instances Multi-clip slip stretching (hold down CTRL+SHIFT, then drag any selected clip edge to stretch all selected clips, or use the Stretch tool) The global Timing tool has been renamed to Stretch tool The Gain knob in the Inspector controls either audio Input Gain or MIDI Velocity Offset for Instrument tracks, depending on whether the Audio tab or MIDI tab is selected Updated zplane élastique v3.3.0.23501 audio stretching and pitch shifting with bug fixes and performance enhancements The Stretch tool (available by right-clicking the Edit tool in the Control Bar) now works on multiple selected clips, and also supports lasso selection and time selection Bug Fixes Clip Properties Inspector shows incorrect M:B:T clip length (actual length + 1 measure) Step Record continues to record to the original track after you switch focus to another armed track Arpeggiator Rate control fails to update when the parameter is automated MIDI only projects are immediately marked as dirty on file open Accessing menu commands can unnecessarily mark a project as dirty Bounce to Clip(s) results in mono data if a clip envelope is selected; Bounce to Clip(s) is now unavailable if the selection does not contain MIDI or audio data Intermittent crash when opening projects Closing a project immediately after opening can cause a crash Staff view fails to persist on project load Opening lyrics view when transport is playing causes crash Slip editing allows clips to be made zero length Clip waveform sometimes disappears while slip stretching Waveform display in split audio clip appears to adjust crop when slip stretching Slip Stretching MIDI clip causes clip data to disappear Slip Stretching cropped MIDI clip causes clip data to change unexpectedly Undoing slip stretching of audio clips could sometimes not restore the clip to its original state Slip Stretching clip to max, then dragging in opposite direction causes clamp to fail After stretching a clip to the max 400%, releasing the mouse, then attempting to stretch the left edge further causes all stretching to get lost unexpectedly Drag copying an ARA Region FX clip to create a new clip can result in a crash Tracks still visible in Melodyne after deleting or freezing tracks with Region FX clips Melodyne UI doesn't show slip stretching preview while editing until mouse up Canceling from a slip edit or slip stretch doesn't restore ARA regions in Melodyne When slip stretching a Melodyne Region FX clip from the left side, Undo does not restore the Melodyne data to its original location Undoing a copied Melodyne clip leaves blobs visible in Melodyne Cropping a stretched Melodyne clip causes blobs to shift unexpectedly Melodyne does not update when changing clip start time or duration from Clip Inspector Melodyne doesn't show preview while dragging Melodyne Region FX clips Clip loses focus in Melodyne after dragging to a new track Latest release notes are here. See prior release notes. Check out all new features released to date.
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    One Year of Cakewalk by BandLab Celebration

    Thank you all so much - we’re floored by the participation level here! Your supportive words and reflections on CbB mean a lot to us. Please be aware that the poll is now closed. We’ll notify a randomly selected winner by May 15, 2019. Who knows, the lucky winner just might be YOU! We’re very much looking forward to a second year with you, our ever growing family, continuing in the spirit of rebirth as we strive to bring the best to CbB. With much gratitude, The Bakers and all at BandLab
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    One Year of Cakewalk by BandLab Celebration

    maybe we should have made P5 and option in the poll 😂
  6. One year ago, we had the opportunity to breathe new life into Cakewalk. Today, as Cakewalk by BandLab, we reflect upon our journey this past year and some notable achievements: Delivering a free professional DAW for all - cost is no longer a barrier to advanced music production! Regular updates delivering significant stability and performance enhancements 3rd party integration, including élastique, ARA and VST support enhancements, and many new features, including: Integrated industry standard élastique pro time/pitch stretching AudioSnap enhancements Advanced multi-track piano-roll MIDI editing and event filtering VST compatibility and plug-in management improvements and optimizations Updated UI themes Publish stems and mixes to BandLab cloud directly from Cakewalk Other exciting developments are underway that we’ll be sharing soon! But by far the most rewarding part of the journey has been the support of a vibrant and growing community of new users and long time supporters, who have made a home in our new discussion forums. Whether you’re a long time Cakewalk user or just getting started, we hope you’ve had a chance to dig in and make some great music with CbB. Your voices, support and enthusiasm have been instrumental to the success of Cakewalk by BandLab. In celebration of our first anniversary milestone, we’ll award one lucky member of our community a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 audio interface. With 8 mic/line combo inputs, the 18i20 is a great choice for recording the whole band, or miking up a full drum set. We used an 18i20 to record some performances at NAMM this year, and we want you to have one, too! To enter the contest, simply participate in this poll to select which feature area you would like us to focus on next. There’s no wrong answer but we’d love to hear what you think! Participation in the poll is open to all Cakewalk by BandLab users. If you haven’t done so already, you can: Sign up for a BandLab account Connect to the Forum with your BandLab account Then take the poll to help inform our next steps! The competition ends May 8, 2019. The winner will be randomly selected and notified via email by May 15, 2019. Please see complete terms and conditions. With gratitude, The Bakers and all at BandLab
  7. Just in case you missed it (or have disabled toast notifications), a hotfix for 2019.03 is now available. The latest version number is Release info here.
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    Apeggiator Fix

    Low hanging fruit 😉 enjoy
  9. Features & Enhancements Arpeggiator Rate Lock option to prevent the rate from changing when selecting arpeggiator presets Bug Fixes Rename Clip command not available if clip automation is present Renaming a synth in the Synth Rack does not update the corresponding MultiDock tab Selection range does not refresh properly while dragging if Aim Assist is disabled Automated Mute not working correctly on MIDI Tracks MIDI Mute envelopes can’t be assigned to other MIDI envelope types German text is cut off in the Control Bar Export module Selecting a Lens that contains a screenset will not update the UI under certain circumstances (for instance, projects based on the ‘Empty Project’ template don’t show tracks in the Track view if a Lens is selected) VST2 plug-ins can fail to load from MRU list on systems with vast number of plug-ins Quick Group Freeze of tracks only works a single time in a project Freeze Tail Duration is ignored when ‘Track FX’ is deselected in the Freeze Options dialog box Rare crash when deleting envelopes Potential crash if closing project during Opening Project toast notifications Hang opening projects with Opening Project toast notifications when control surface is active Potential hang when opening project with UWP MIDI driver mode (can happen if Bluetooth MIDI devices are disconnected while opening Cakewalk) When disconnected there will be a delay of a few seconds while Cakewalk tries to connect before it times out. Projects containing certain plug-ins could crash when closing project if the Start Screen is enabled Loud pop at end of AudioSnap clip when 64-bit engine is off when using élastique stretching Control Bar Export module is not available in Lens Manager CWAF Tool reads CbB files as Future Version Hotfix Mar 26, 2019 Available in build Some 3rd party plugins not compatible with asynchronous bounce Opening templates from Start Screen do not respect the default sample rate Bouncing audio results in gaps in audio for some users Start Screen not shown on app launch for some users Note: Fast Bounce optimization in the 2019.03 release has been temporarily rolled back in order to address regressions with 3rd party plug-ins that are not multiprocessing compliant. We look forward to introducing even faster bounce functionality in a future version. Latest release notes are here. See prior release notes. Check out all new features released to date.
  10. For anyone who was still seeing banner ads at the top of the forum, these should be gone now, too.
  11. @Doug Garceau lol we do what we can!
  12. Jesse Jost

    Cakewalk By BandLab Video Tutorials

    Moving this topic to our new Tutorials forum! 👍
  13. Jesse Jost

    Cakewalk By BandLab Video Tutorials

    @DeBro thank you!
  14. Jesse Jost

    Cakewalk By BandLab Video Tutorials

    @Scott R. Garrigus thank you - looking forward to it!
  15. Hi @kenschr36. Your account should still be intact in order to access any purchased software. Try signing into the Cakewalk account portal. PM me if you have trouble getting in, and we'll get you sorted.