Sequencer: Cakewalk - SONAR 7.0.2

Cakewalk updates their flagship software Sonar to version 7.0.2.
Here are the changes:

New Features:

  • Step Sequencer
    • Save and load SONAR Step Sequencer pattern files
    • New mouse gestures to edit velocities in the steps pane
    • Change/set default velocity of new steps
    • Step record from MIDI devices
    • Option to audition notes when clicking on steps
    • Preserve patterns when changing step sizes
  • Main Application
    • Auto-fade playback when starting/stopping the transport
    • Option to automatically enable input monitoring when recording
  • Euphonix EuCon
    • Cakewalk has released a Control Surface plug-in supporting the Euphonix EuCon protocol, which now makes SONAR compatible with all Euphonix Control Surfaces

Issues Resolved:

  • Main Application
    • Various performance/stability issues
    • Duplicate notes in drum map manager would crash SONAR
    • Inserting an effect into a track with the per-track EQ set to post-FX Bin would cause a crash.
    • AudioSnap clip rendering could not be cancelled by the user
    • Audio Export file type defaulted to AIFF after exporting an MP3
    • SendLocalOn TTSEQ.INI variable was not functioning properly
    • Track Inspector did not always update to the selected track
    • Synth freeze failed when a post-fader send was assigned to a sidechain input
    • Opening and closing Clip Properties dialog sometimes changed clip length
    • Reverting clips to original time stamp sometimes failed after original clip was split
    • Cropping audio and MIDI clips that are at time 0 sometimes caused the clip's contents to shift in time
    • Intermittent audio stuttering, aka "motorboating", during playback with certain audio hardware and system configurations is corrected
    • Freezing a synth sometimes caused bus automation to be ignored
    • Sysex banks were never rendered to soft synths when exporting or bouncing a project containing sysex banks
    • Saving Cakewalk Bundle Files with mixed audio bit depths could fail when the total size exceeded 2GB if the individual audio files were under 2GB
    • In the Staff View, noteheads and the time ruler sometimes displayed incorrectly during playback.
    • SONAR reported installation issues on some systems loaded with an OEM version of Microsoft Vista.
  • Piano Roll View
    • Painting new CCs in multi-track Piano Roll View sometimes caused CCs from other tracks in the PRV to be erased
    • When inserting a note on a hidden track, the track was not made visible
    • Lasso selecting notes and moving the selection offscreen caused original notes to become unselected
  • Automation
    • SONAR would sometimes crash when adding bus envelopes
    • Automation from synths in the Synth Rack could not be edited
    • Editing automation during playback was not always rendered immediately
  • External Inserts
    • Assigning a series of track inputs when an External Insert was in the project would sometimes cause SONAR to freeze
    • Did not retain mono routings
    • Failed to launch help when pressing F1
  • Step Sequencer
    • Current step display indicators sometimes got out of sync when editing patterns during playback
    • Track transpose (Key+/-) settings were ignored on input
  • Plug-ins and Components
    • When dragging MIDI data from a V-Vocal pitch-to-MIDI operation, the new MIDI clip was not always created at the drop point
    • Paging through Z3TA+ patches sometimes caused a crash
    • Improvements made to match mode in PCR-30, PCR-300 and ACT MIDI Control Surface plug-ins
    • Send pre/post and enable buttons were not exposed to Control Surfaces
    • SONAR did not refresh preset lists when requested by VST plug-ins
  • Third Party Issues
    • Inserting Korg LegacyCell or Steinberg Hypersonic would crash SONAR
    • Bounced tracks that contained VST plug-ins requiring delay compensation would sometimes include artifacts from extra buffers
    • V-Station PowerCore was disabled upon inserting into SONAR
    • UAD-1 displayed an Err=30 message when changing audio driver buffer size

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