Cakewalk SONAR 6 released

From the homepage:
SONAR 6 Producer Edition is the definitive choice for music creation and audio production, designed to take you from inspiration to masterpiece faster than ever before.

At every step of your production—from composing with virtual instruments, to recording, mixing, and beyond—SONAR gives you the professional tools and inspiring canvas that adapt to your unique style of music creation.

Change the way you work with instruments forever through SONAR 6’s innovative new Active Controller Technology™ (ACT). Tighten up your entire band with the revolutionary new AudioSnap™ feature set. And sound better than ever with the new VC-64 Vintage Channel™ and SONAR’s industry-leading 64-bit double precision mix engine.

Fast-forward your music production today with the unmatched music creation tools and sonic clarity of SONAR 6 Producer Edition.

SONAR 6 provides you with unique tools that let you take control of your projects, perfect your tracks, and record and mix at the highest possible quality. In addition, SONAR 6 introduces a range of powerful features that address the growing needs of our users.

New Feature Highlights:

* Active Controller Technology (ACT): dynamically re-maps effect, mix and instrument parameters to hardware controllers

* AudioSnap™ Multitrack Audio Quantize

* AudioSnap suite of tools includes:
o Non-destructive audio quantize
o Lock multiple tracks into the same groove
o Apply seamless tempo changes to audio
o Convert audio beats to MIDI
o Slip-stretch clips to a new time or length
o High-quality time stretching algorithms including iZotope Radius™, Percussion Mode, more

* VC-64 Vintage Channel™—warm sound, dual EQ and compressor stages, analog component modeling, presets by professionals

* Session Drummer™ 2 instrument with professional multi-sampled drum kits, hundreds of live-recorded, vital patterns

* New Synth Rack makes managing, controlling, and automating your instruments simple

* Console view redesigned for ergonomic mixing

* Modular Transport provides easy playback control and vital visual feedback

* Analyst spectrum analyzer

* Clip editing enhancements including lock to time

* Work seamlessly with VST plug-ins—VST support is now integrated into SONAR 6 and no longer requires an external VST to DX adapter

* Automation enhancements: read/write controls for tracks and plug-ins, enable automation during playback and record, visual automation cues, more

* Fast Zoom enables fast, precise edits without losing your place

* Mouse wheel support for parameter control and zoom

* Import 64-bit floating point audio files and stream them at their native resolution from 64-bit tracks

* Crash Recovery safeguards your projects against faulty plug-ins and other sources of crashes

* Automatic file versioning: back up projects with time/date stamps for easy access to old versions

* Customizable user interface: put favorite features right at your fingertips

* User-customizable plug-in menus for easy organization and grouping

* Friendly driver naming (user-customizable audio hardware port names)

* Custom color schemes with saturation, hue, and brightness controls and color categories for easy customization

Freedom to Create

Whether you’re a musician, songwriter, film composer, or producer, you’ll appreciate the many ways that SONAR 6 was designed to compliment your creative process. SONAR gives you the flexibility to turn your musical dreams into reality with the best music creation tools available.

* Record and edit unlimited tracks of audio and MIDI.

* Get the perfect take with the best comping, editing, and take management tools available.

* Record live through professional effects: VC-64 Vintage Channel, Perfect Space™ Convolution Reverb, Lexicon Pantheon™ Reverb, Sonitus:fx Suite, and more—31 audio and 8 MIDI effects in all.

* Use AudioSnap to non-destructively fix audio timing, make instant tempo changes to an entire project, lock multiple tracks into the same groove—even quantize multiple tracks in relation to each other. All with unmatched audio fidelity.

* Perfect your vocals with Roland® V-Vocal ™ Editor, providing pitch correction, phrasing, dynamics, and vibrato.

* Make music with 9 amazing instruments: Session Drummer™ 2; two synths with genuine Roland sounds; analog and subtractive synths; REX, SFZ, and groove samplers.

* Use Active Controller Technology (ACT) to get total control of virtual instruments, effects, and mixing from your MIDI controllers and control surfaces.

* Control and automate your virtual instruments with the enhanced Synth Rack. Group controls from multiple instruments together for ultimate tweakability.

* Freeze tracks, instruments, and effects to conserve processing power.

* Create backing tracks fast with MIDI groove clips, ACID™-format loops, and RXP™ REX player.

* Expand your sound with integrated support for VST, DirectX, and ReWire instruments and effects.

* Score to video with a thumbnail track and output to 1394 FireWire devices.

Price: 619 Euro