Cakewalk Offline

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2018/04/06 17:11:28 (permalink)

Cakewalk Offline

There seems to be a misconception out there that this product only works online. Ive posted into a FB group...skepticism all round! So I went offline just to test this theory..as far as I can see this is not the case. I think Bandlab need to make this crytal clear to new potential customers and old Sonar users.

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    Leadfoot
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    Re: Cakewalk Offline 2018/04/06 17:15:45 (permalink)
    The product works offline, but you can only authorize it with an internet connection.
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    quietman
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    Re: Cakewalk Offline 2018/04/06 17:18:30 (permalink)
    Leadfoot
    The product works offline, but you can only authorize it with an internet connection.

    So if someone who has never had Sonar before signs up to Bandland...install the assiatant...then downloads Cakewalk, the only 'online' activity would be authorization?  Once you are an authorized user then disconnect and work on Cakewalk should not be affected?

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    Re: Cakewalk Offline 2018/04/06 17:24:37 (permalink)
    Just like since X3. 
    Only difference right now is Cakewalk has a "offline" method where you could install and authorize an offline machine but you still had to have a online machine to get the code. At this point Bandlab is 100% on line install.. but that's more or less the same as 90% of the software I install. It's why Laptops don't come with DVD drives anymore. Everything is a download. 
     
    Bandlab is no different than most software. Once it's installed you can chose to disable your internet. 

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    Leadfoot
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    Re: Cakewalk Offline 2018/04/06 17:28:14 (permalink)
    Correct. You only need to be online to download the assistant and Cakewalk, and then authorize it. After that you should be able to disconnect.
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    Re: Cakewalk Offline 2018/04/06 17:28:38 (permalink)
    Some users live outside the bounds of the internet (or its really slow). This is why the need for offline is needed

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    Leadfoot
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    Re: Cakewalk Offline 2018/04/06 17:31:05 (permalink)
    Yep. I don't have internet at all at my house(besides my phone). Doesn't look like I'll be on the Bandlab wagon.
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    Leadfoot
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    Re: Cakewalk Offline 2018/04/06 17:31:07 (permalink)
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    Re: Cakewalk Offline 2018/04/06 17:37:25 (permalink)
    Cactus Music
    Just like since X3. 
    Only difference right now is Cakewalk has a "offline" method where you could install and authorize an offline machine but you still had to have a online machine to get the code. At this point Bandlab is 100% on line install.. but that's more or less the same as 90% of the software I install. It's why Laptops don't come with DVD drives anymore. Everything is a download. 
     
    Bandlab is no different than most software. Once it's installed you can chose to disable your internet. 


    X3 you had a serial number and registration code.  Once you had that you could install it on computers that don't even know what the internet is.  Sonar Plat and this new version do not work that way.  (Sonar Plat at least had an off-line key generator type of deal).  The new one your computer you are installing it on has to be on-line.
     
    This is the first time in my ~20 years of using Cakewalk products that i'm aware of this limitation.  
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    Re: Cakewalk Offline 2018/04/06 19:59:47 (permalink)
    Leadfoot
    Yep. I don't have internet at all at my house(besides my phone). Doesn't look like I'll be on the Bandlab wagon.

     
    Can't you simply use your phone as a wifi hotspot to the PC to connect for updates once in a while?  You dont have to be online for everyday use or anything. I keep my PC offline 99% of the time. 
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    Leadfoot
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    Re: Cakewalk Offline 2018/04/06 20:18:25 (permalink)
    I wish I could. I have a straight talk phone. It's against their TOS. They'll disable my service.
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    Re: Cakewalk Offline 2018/04/06 20:30:32 (permalink)
    Leadfoot
    I wish I could. I have a straight talk phone. It's against their TOS. They'll disable my service.

    Oh, did not know that was a thing. Sorry to hear. 
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    Re: Cakewalk Offline 2018/04/06 22:04:00 (permalink)
    When you come out to the fly-over part of the states you find things like internet and cell service are far different from what is available on the coasts and in the big city.

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    Re: Cakewalk Offline 2018/04/06 22:47:14 (permalink)
    Thanks for this info. I was keeping the BandLab connection open, thinking Cakewalk would only work that way.
    I have since logged out of it....and Cakewalk still works! 

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    Re: Cakewalk Offline 2018/04/06 23:13:51 (permalink)
    Just wait and give them time. I believe there will be improvement on how they distribute and register Cakewalk. It's amazing how far they have done in just about a month since acquiring Cakewalk from Gibson. BandLab must have already thought about it. You don't expect "happy ever after Cakewalk" in just a month with only few developers involved. Just patience and wait, as Meng said, there would be many surprise on the way. For now, enjoy what we're offered with it's current limitation.

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    Vatche
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    Re: Cakewalk Offline 2018/04/09 07:32:18 (permalink)
    I wonder once downloaded, if you can copy both Cakewalk.exe and Instruments.exe from the Download folder and install them on a different offline PC?
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    Re: Cakewalk Offline 2018/04/09 07:52:53 (permalink)
    For some reason I could not download Cakewalk by Bandlab on my preferred PC #1 
    So I downloaded the exe onto another PC #2 and then installed it without problems onto PC #1.
    So yes that's what I have done all works ok.
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    Leadfoot
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    Re: Cakewalk Offline 2018/04/09 08:36:22 (permalink)
    Interesting.... It looks like that's what I'll be doing then.
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    Re: Cakewalk Offline 2018/04/09 09:03:04 (permalink)
    Vatche
    I wonder once downloaded, if you can copy both Cakewalk.exe and Instruments.exe from the Download folder and install them on a different offline PC?




    You can, but it will only run in demo mode.  The first install *has* to be run via BandLab Assistant's install option.

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    Brian Cadoret
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    Re: Cakewalk Offline 2018/04/09 11:21:06 (permalink)
    Doesn't say its in demo mode and projects can be saved as normal.
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    Re: Cakewalk Offline 2018/04/09 13:15:29 (permalink)
    Good day all,
    Speaking about the 'demo mode'. I've  had to contact bandlab to see why I  can only download the demo. Anyone have this problem. All processes met........download assistant,...when install 'greens up' I press install and it give the two options......cakewalk only or cakewalk plus instruments. I've  tried both downloads. Once downloaded it places an icon on desktop and only opens in demo mode from that. Assistant doesn't open anything. Contacted bandlab, and was told to disable security software. Only MS firewall and defender running. Disabled both and tried to download, but still only in demo mode.    .....waiting for further contact
    Thanks,
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