Back in late 2017, I posted about the demise of SONAR Cakewalk. Well, here’s some wonderful news…
Cakewalk has been resurrected by a company called BandLab!
Looks like a cool outfit, which facilitates music collaboration online.
Here’s the skinny on Cakewalk that I received in an email from BandLab this morning:
“In case you missed the news, Cakewalk is very much alive!
Last month, the team at BandLab Technologies were very pleased to welcome Cakewalk to the BandLab family. We’re now very close to announcing our product plans, so get ready for some more exciting news in the coming weeks!
In the meantime, it’s important that you make a BandLab account to ensure that we are able to keep track of your past purchases and ownership history. You can also sign up on your mobile device by downloading the BandLab app from the Google Play Store or the App Store.
Please jump in and do this in the next two weeks so we can tag your Cakewalk ID to your new account as we migrate databases and wind down the legacy server. Your BandLab account will be what you use to authenticate and activate the new flagship product when it is launched and will bring more features and services to your Cakewalk experience in the future.
Signing up for a BandLab account is completely free and also means you get access to the full suite of BandLab features and tools for creators.
In order to make sure you get the appropriate upgrade or crossgrades in the future, if and when they are available – please make sure that you sign up for BandLab with the same email you used for your Cakewalk products.
For the thousands of Cakewalk users who have already signed up for BandLab with the same email address as your Cakewalk account: you don’t need to do anything, we’ve already tagged your Cakewalk ID to your new BandLab account!”
I’ve no idea on exactly how existing Cakewalk licenses will be honored or for how long, and this of course is going to be especially important for those folks who had previously purchased lifetime updates from SONAR. Hopefully, they’ll retain all of them as-is. If you’ve got any additional information on this, please post it in a comment below.
That in mind, this is very important: In case you missed it in the email text above, you MUST use the same user name and email address as you use for your SONAR products when creating your BandLab account.
Cakewalk users, you’re saved, so get on it!
Click here to sign up.