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POLL: RIP Cakewalk: what DAW will you use now?

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Carry on using Sonar for foreseeable future.
12
29%
Migrate to Cubase.
4
10%
Migrate to Studio One.
2
5%
Migrate to Digital Performer.
0
No votes
Migrate to Live.
0
No votes
Migrate to Samplitude.
0
No votes
Migrate to Reason.
0
No votes
Migrate to Pro Tools.
1
2%
Migrate to Other DAW.
5
12%
I do not use Sonar.
18
43%
 
Total votes : 42

POLL: RIP Cakewalk: what DAW will you use now?

Postby Forum Admin » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:08 pm

Given Gibson's decision to shutter Cakewalk and thus Sonar development, would be interested to know user's plans at this time. Please choose any/all options that are relevant to you.
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Re: POLL: RIP Cakewalk: what DAW will you use now?

Postby Matt Houghton » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:41 pm

Might be a idea to include Reaper... and Mac users too?
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Re: POLL: RIP Cakewalk: what DAW will you use now?

Postby Forum Admin » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:44 pm

Matt, there were only 10 options per poll, so Reaper migrator's can use OTHER and reply to make it known, if poster’s wish.
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Re: POLL: RIP Cakewalk: what DAW will you use now?

Postby Forum Admin » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:46 pm

Focused on PC platform so Mac DAW can use OTHER too.

Not foolproof, just want a flavour of where folks might head.
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Re: POLL: RIP Cakewalk: what DAW will you use now?

Postby job » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:16 pm

But Sonar was so cool... why Gibson, why?! Where's the baby crying emote when you want one...

I'll continue using Sonar. Think i'd probably look to Cubase if i was to move away from Sonar at this time.
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Re: POLL: RIP Cakewalk: what DAW will you use now?

Postby CS70 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:22 pm

So long it works, it works. The version I use now (X3) it's 64bit, doesn't crash and does all one needs. The only reason for changing would be some serious platform incompatibility..

Mixing is mixing. If people can do IT on ancient SSL console with a computer from 1982, I can still do it on Sonar... :)
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Re: POLL: RIP Cakewalk: what DAW will you use now?

Postby travisvictor » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:02 pm

Hi all, I’m sorry to hear about the end of development for Sonar. As a long time fellow Boston/Cambridge based software developer, we at MOTU certainly appreciate the effort and challenges that go into maintaining a successful DAW. We understand how important these products can be to our users for both their livelihood and creative pursuits. For those who are currently in search of a new DAW, I wanted to make sure that you’re all aware that MOTU offers a cross-grade from any other DAW software to Digital Performer 9.51, and in fact we recently announced that we're offering a 50% discount on all crossgrade purchases to $195 (regularly $395). This offer will be good through December 21 2017. You can check out the latest list of features DP has to offer here: http://motu.com/products/software/dp
Lastly I wanted to share a way to contact me directly if you have any questions about any aspect of DP, I can be reached at: dpcrossgrade@motu.com
You can also call us directly at: 617.576.2760

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Re: POLL: RIP Cakewalk: what DAW will you use now?

Postby Forum Admin » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:22 pm

Hi Travis,

Thanks for registering and posting. Always good to see manufacturer personnel here.

It's good to be reminded that Digital Performer is both Windows and Mac based these days.

Cheers.
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Re: POLL: RIP Cakewalk: what DAW will you use now?

Postby Pete Kaine » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:05 am

*other crossgrade deals may be available in your region ;)

Joking aside, some firms were exceptionally quick off the mark to offer crossgrades after the announcement. Took a few hours at the most for the first mailout to arrive, I may have even heard about the whole Sonar demise thing via a crossgrade offer from one of the other firms now I think about it...
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Re: POLL: RIP Cakewalk: what DAW will you use now?

Postby Agharta » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:00 pm

Pete Kaine wrote:*other crossgrade deals may be available in your region ;)

Joking aside, some firms were exceptionally quick off the mark to offer crossgrades after the announcement. Took a few hours at the most for the first mailout to arrive, I may have even heard about the whole Sonar demise thing via a crossgrade offer from one of the other firms now I think about it...

Some are freebies also and for a full list look here:
http://forum.cakewalk.com/3rd-party-off ... 01893.aspx
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Re: POLL: RIP Cakewalk: what DAW will you use now?

Postby lingyai » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:22 am

Because I doubt I will be able to carry on with Sonar, my main DAW, after my present PC packs up, I'm moving to another DAW now. I've been using Mixcraft 8 for three weeks now andam by and large very happy. The learning curve has been slight coming from a Cakewalk / CoolEdit / Acid / Sonar / Acid Pro / Studio One / Sonar Platinum background; the feature list is surprisingly mature; and it is more stable / less flakey on my pretty robust Scan PC than those DAWs ever were, beyond a certain track / VSTi / FX plug count. In terms of intuitive use, probably closest to Studio One.
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