Advice for Sonar Platinum user with new laptop to install onto

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2018/12/23 11:30:35 (permalink)

Advice for Sonar Platinum user with new laptop to install onto

Hi Friends!
Since the demise of Cakewalk/Gibson I've stuck with Sonar Platinum and not changed a thing.  However, now I have a new laptop about to arrive and everything needs to be reinstalled and I'd like to get your advice please?
  1. Is now the time to move to Cakewalk by Bandlab?
  2. Has the product been improved?
  3. Are there any risks involved?
  4. Should I download the Cakewalk Command Center to get all of my old Cakewalk extras (Z3ta+ 2.2, Melodyne Essential, etc.)?
Basically, I'm not up to date with everything that's happened since Gibson dropped Sonar and I'd like to understand the best way forward and the actual steps I need to take.
 
Many thanks,
Simon

Sonar Platinum x64
Cakewalk UA-25EX
Asus X556UA-DM898T i7-7500U 8GB 1TB, Windows 10 Home
Komplete 11 Ultimate, Kontrol S49, Maschine Jam, Mikro mk2, Arturia V Collection 4
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    Johnbee58
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    Re: Advice for Sonar Platinum user with new laptop to install onto 2018/12/23 11:56:53 (permalink)
    # 1,2 &4 yes.
    #3 No
    Also, they are in the process of moving the forum to https://discuss.cakewalk.com/
    C'mon over and join the party!
     
    John B.

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    Bristol_Jonesey
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    Re: Advice for Sonar Platinum user with new laptop to install onto 2018/12/23 11:58:30 (permalink)
    Johnbee is spot on
     
    Install Platinum + all your addons FIRST, then install CbB

    CbB, Platinum, 64 bit throughout
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