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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 16:24:17 (permalink)
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I wouldn't. SONAR Platinum comes with plugs *not* in Cakewalk by Bandlab. Unistalling SONAR Platinum will remove those plugins.
 
JMO.



I definitely won't unless I hear otherwise from Noel or Meng. I'm hoping there is (or will be) a way to remove all the stuff from the SONAR Platinum installation that is no longer needed without removing the plugins. I'd like to free up disk space, but it isn't a big deal to me. Not that much wasted space, really.
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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 16:28:52 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ttoz 2018/04/15 16:11:19
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BandLab Cakewalk installs like a SONAR upgrade



This is the most useful statement I've seen on the subject...
 
Kind of confirms that if you want all of the plugins/instruments/prochannel modules that you had in Platinum, you still need Platinum installed..
 
I wonder if that will change in future?
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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 16:29:57 (permalink)
I still have my themes installed, but they're not showing up in preferences

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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 16:31:21 (permalink)
I'm hoping that eventually all "owned" Cakewalk SONAR Platinum plugins will be "unlocked" and allowed to be installed separately.
 
Somehow methinks this will not happen though. The best we can probably expect is an unbound activation file for SONAR Platinum.

 

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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 16:32:40 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Lanceindastudio 2018/04/14 05:55:48
Cool. 
Such a deal for us pour slobs who never had the cash for the latest versions. 
I can't believe there are posts with people actually complaining! 
And to all those asking silly questions...
Please go back and re read post #1,, now take a deep breath and read it again.. 
 

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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 16:33:48 (permalink)
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Kind of confirms that if you want all of the plugins/instruments/prochannel modules that you had in Platinum, you still need Platinum installed..

You do not need the Platinum program but if you want all the Platinum content, you still have those installers and they are separate from the program installers. All the plug-ins and content included in the program (there is a small bit like ProChannel Modules, some "Shared" plug-ins and utilities are included in BandLab Cakewalk just like Platinum.)
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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 16:34:35 (permalink)
sock,
 
I stand corrected. CCC is gone for a Bandlab install.
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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 16:39:45 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Starise 2018/04/04 16:56:15
As I'm stuck at the office, could someone who's installed the new Cakewalk take a screen grab?  Just curious if there are any differences.
 
Thanks

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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 16:46:07 (permalink)
I`m hopeful once everything is setup correctly in regards to email/database migration, these things will be made available if you originally purchased them in your account, Lifetime Platinum owners will be given content they paid for etc. That`s why its important for your email to match from Cakewalk to BandLab. For the time being is best to leave your SPLAT installed :-)

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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 16:47:54 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby wetdentist 2018/04/04 18:00:22
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I still have my themes installed, but they're not showing up in preferences


Copy the themes from the Sonar Themes folder to the Cakewalk Themes folder in Cakewalk Content.

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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 16:49:00 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Starise 2018/04/04 16:56:34
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As I'm stuck at the office, could someone who's installed the new Cakewalk take a screen grab?  Just curious if there are any differences.
 
Thanks


It looks just like Platinum 2017.10. I see one new feature "Replace from Track Template"
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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 16:50:18 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby bodhi65 2018/04/04 22:24:36
My experience has been mixed so far, the install went fairly smoothly, but I found that my vst plug ins, some of them scattered to various locations were not loading, so I had to add file paths to the various vst's (especially my vst3 plugins) and rescan, and it took a while, but it appears most, if not all are there. I haven't tested a project with Melodyne in it, but I will do so momentarily. I also had issues with my MOTU ultralite sound card not initially being detected, but that may have been something other than a Cakewalk issue, and I was able to resolve it after a reboot or two and some fiddling around with the Cakewalk Preferences/Audio panel. So now my most recent projects (the past two weeks), are now loading just fine with all plugins and  instruments present and functioning--except I had to reinstall Blue 3 organ, for some reason, even though the .dll file was there it would not scan it until I reinstalled--no biggie. I also had to change a couple of default file locations, because while it "migrated" my preferences, it added the subfolder of Cakewalk Core, so I copied and pasted the stuff (track templates, project templates, etc.) to the current locations and now they are all there and accessible. It took me over a couple of hours to get it done, but I'm close, if not all the way, back and very happy that I will be able to get Bandlab's new feature additions and support from here on out. And my old Sonar still works just fine, so I'm not deleting it anytime soon.  My only issue will be I am soon in need of upgrading my drives (or the whole computer) soon, as I could use better space/performance at this point, and still am using my Windows 7 Pro, too. That's a project for another day/month/year, however. 

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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 16:50:56 (permalink)
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I still have my themes installed, but they're not showing up in preferences


Copy the themes from the Sonar Themes folder to the Cakewalk Themes folder in Cakewalk Content.


Yes that works for now. The future of the SONAR Theme Editor is not clear.
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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 16:52:48 (permalink)
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They picked my name!


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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 16:52:55 (permalink)
From the Tip page:
 
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They know how to get me :(
Will be seeing where this goes first though.
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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 16:53:46 (permalink)
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They still use the same shared utilities. BandLab Cakewalk installs like a SONAR upgrade, in its own folders and updates all the Shared folders in the Cakewalk Program Files folder. If you really want to run only Cakewalk and not have a previous version of SONAR available run one of the Clean install options from the Knowledge base
http://www.cakewalk.com/Support/Knowledge-Base/2007013392/SONAR-2015-Clean-Install-Instructions
http://www.cakewalk.com/Support/Knowledge-Base/2007013372/Clean-Install-All-Cakewalk-Software
then install Cakewalk run install the parts of SONAR you want. Be careful with step 8.1 of the Clean Install ALL Cakewalk Software. If you use the default "C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\Vstplugins" you may NOT want to delete this folder.



Thanks very much for that info!
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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 17:05:18 (permalink)
I don't understand. I had bought Sonar professional year ago. Should I delete it now or just install new platinum edition?
Can't wait to start installation.
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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 17:12:20 (permalink)
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I don't understand. I had bought Sonar professional year ago. Should I delete it now or just install new platinum edition?

To take advantage of the plug-ins bundled with SONAR Professional, leave it installed and run the BandLab Cakewalk installer. BandLab Cakewalk is not the full SONAR Platinum package with all the plug-ins an content, just the Platinum version of the program which will include the Quad Curve EQ w/ zoom (unlike Professional).
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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 17:17:33 (permalink)
I am stuck in "installing" on both my laptop and desktop.... have been for hours (while I dealt with boatloads of snow!!LOL and then lunch).
Should I start over?
 
I didn't see any progress bar BTW
 
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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 17:21:35 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby pentimentosound 2018/04/04 17:25:40
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I am stuck in "installing" on both my laptop and desktop.... have been for hours (while I dealt with boatloads of snow!!LOL and then lunch).
Should I start over?
 
I didn't see any progress bar BTW
 
Michael




Look in your downloads folder on your windows PC .. there you should see the CAKEWALK.EXE install file downloaded .. its 674,390 in size. If thats there you can double click it to install w/o the bandlab Assistant
 
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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 17:39:44 (permalink)
I may have missed the answer, but what is the expectation for those with Lifetime updates of SPLAT?

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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 17:40:14 (permalink)
Okay, I have the Platinum version working fine. Will this version using the Bandlab installer replace my own? Or can I use my platinum from my studio account normally and this version at the same time to know how it is flowing on the pc? I'm really excited about this aggressive view.
So how do I do it, install it without fear of being happy or should I try on another computer this new version?

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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 17:49:15 (permalink)
Thanks aidanodr!  I did that (still have to do the instruments).
354 of my 821 plugs showed up.
 
Ironically AD2 didn't in my desktop but did on the laptop.
Obviously I've got some things to attend to ....
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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 17:53:22 (permalink)
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Okay, I have the Platinum version working fine. Will this version using the Bandlab installer replace my own? Or can I use my platinum from my studio account normally and this version at the same time to know how it is flowing on the pc? I'm really excited about this aggressive view.
So how do I do it, install it without fear of being happy or should I try on another computer this new version?




I have same as you .. SPLAT legacy on my system.
 
So go ahead and install BL Cakewalk also. It installs side by side, no issues. It puts its CORE install inside the c:\program files\cakewalk\cakewalk core folder along with your c:\program files\cakewalk\SONAR Platinum folder.
 
Then via you adding VST paths to prefs after BL Cakewalk picks up all your VSTS etc.
 
As you have SPLAT already you do not need to install the optional content BL asks at install time. This is just the ARTIST INSTRUMENTS you already have and will be picked up.
 
The BL Assistant app downloads the CAKEWALK.EXE install file to your default Windows DOWNLOADS Folder. If you have another system needing an install just copy that to that other system and install.
 

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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 17:53:42 (permalink)
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Okay, I have the Platinum version working fine. Will this version using the Bandlab installer replace my own? Or can I use my platinum from my studio account normally and this version at the same time to know how it is flowing on the pc? I'm really excited about this aggressive view.
So how do I do it, install it without fear of being happy or should I try on another computer this new version?


Platinum will still be available. BandLab Cakewalk installs in a separate directory called Cakewalk Core. It uses the same "Shared" folders as Platinum. It works like an old-school SONAR upgrade (if you ever upgraded from SONAR 1 through X3 or upgraded from a lesser version SONAR or other Cakewalk DAW).
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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 17:55:42 (permalink)
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Can't find the link(s) in my BandLab account...
Thanks Larry for posting them.
Says it's installing... but no progress bar or install options...


The progress bar is in the bandlab app that you downloaded first.




After I rebooted I was able to perform the installed.
I'm a bit bothered that my BandLab account doesn't have the linkage to access the installer.
One issue that noticed right off the bat is that Cakewalk by BandLab installation did not migrate my VST paths from SPlat.

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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 17:56:24 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby pentimentosound 2018/04/04 18:53:50
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Thanks aidanodr!  I did that (still have to do the instruments).
354 of my 821 plugs showed up.
 
Ironically AD2 didn't in my desktop but did on the laptop.
Obviously I've got some things to attend to ....
Michael




No prob Michael,
 
In my case the Cakewalk VST Scan thing "got stuck" at some point. So i CTRL ALT DEL and choose Task Manager and ENDed the CAKEWALK VST SCAN task. Then into pref again and set scan to manual and rescan existing ( and or failed )  ticked .. found everything. Make sure you have all your VST paths added there also.
 
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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 17:57:30 (permalink)
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I may have missed the answer, but what is the expectation for those with Lifetime updates of SPLAT?




As I understand it, but you get the free version now, which is SPLAT minus some VSTs.  If you leave your version of SPlAT on disk, Cakewalk by BandLab should find those so you can use them.
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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 18:02:51 (permalink)
I've installed BandLab Cakewalk alongside Sonar and they're both behaving themselves.
 
My considerable collection of plugins scanned without any problems and I've imported my custom plugin lists to the new DAW. All is well in my studio, well done and thanks to all at BandLab.

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Re: ‘Cakewalk By BandLab’ is here. Free. Available for Windows now. [4/4/2018] 2018/04/04 18:05:43 (permalink)
first impressions ok.... now there's a jinx.. :)

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