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New Time-stretching In Cakewalk By Bandlab

Sonar / Cakewalk Tips & Techniques
Published December 2018
By Craig Anderton

Screen 1: You can select the various available stretch methods in Preferences, under Audio / Playback and Recording.Screen 1: You can select the various available stretch methods in Preferences, under Audio / Playback and Recording.

Zplane's advanced time‑stretching and pitch‑shifting algorithms are now available in Cakewalk.

There have been many updates to Cakewalk by BandLab since it was acquired, as well as multiple stability improvements. However, a big question on users' minds was whether there would continue to be any kind of major updates. The latest update (2018.09) answers that question.

One of Sonar's biggest limitations involved time‑stretching, and that carried over to Cakewalk. Although it was possible to change an entire project's tempo, it was a complicated, multi‑step process. Real‑time stretching was good enough only for a preview; rendering was necessary to find out what something really sounded like when stretched. Furthermore, the AudioSnap and VocalSync functionality based on the stretching engine...

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Published December 2018