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Transferring Sonar Projects To A New DAW

Cakewalk Sonar Tips & Techniques
Published February 2018
By Craig Anderton

It’s usually best to export Broadcast WAV files, because most hosts will be able to place your audio clips and tracks correctly on the timeline.It’s usually best to export Broadcast WAV files, because most hosts will be able to place your audio clips and tracks correctly on the timeline.

We show you how to transfer your projects from Sonar to a new DAW.

In November, Cakewalk closed their doors after 30 years of operation. While sad and disappointing, existing Sonar users can still use the program, so there’s no need to panic yet. When you consider all the people running ancient Sonar versions, it’s likely that Sonar will continue working for at least long enough for you to transition smoothly to a new DAW — and probably beyond. (To be safe, create a disc image of your operating system with Sonar so you have a safety backup if you try updating some non-Sonar component and find that it breaks Sonar.)

Regardless, operating systems will change, new technologies will appear, MIDI is due for some enhancements, and you may want to transfer your Sonar projects over to another...

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Published February 2018