Cakewalk announces free SONAR 8.3 update24 February 2009
UK: In addition, UK distributor Edirol Europe has issued a new pricing structure for academic versions of Cakewalk software, reports David Davies. Classic Roland sample content for Dimension Pro and Dimension LE, and drum kits for Session Drummer 2 are among the benefits of the free SONAR 8.3 Update for SONAR 8 Producer and SONAR 8 Studio.
The new update is available from this month as a free download for registered SONAR 8 customers.
Simon Lowther – sales & marketing manager of Cakewalk’s European distributor, Edirol (Europe) – tells PSN-e: “The SONAR 8.3 Update adds new usability enhancements, engine optimisations, classic Roland sample content for Dimension Pro and Dimension LE, and drum kits for Session Drummer 2. In addition, the update addresses various performance issues reported by customers after SONAR 8’s initial release, so continues the company’s mission to provide timely updates to best support its customers.”
In other Cakewalk news, Edirol Europe has issued a new pricing structure for academic versions of Cakewalk software. As a result, education customers can now purchase any number of Cakewalk software licences using a tiered discount system that makes planning, budgeting and purchasing more straightforward. Discounts commence with the purchase of two or more licences, with maximum discounts available for 30 or more licences.
It is also possible for teachers and students to buy single copies of SONAR and other Cakewalk software at academic discounts.
Massimo Barbini, managing director of Edirol Europe, commented: “Because of the increasing interest in SONAR from schools and colleges, it makes sense to have a uniform pricing structure across the range of programs. We hope this new system will help education establishments in their purchase of multiple licences by offering more flexibility and competitive pricing.”