Redlands? I'm in Broward county is that in Miami/Dade? Never been to a cakewalk tour stop, How do you find out about them?
Yeah, man. I'm way down south and west. Closest real town is Homestead, as the 'gator crawls.
When Cake is pushing a new software version, app, or synth, there's usually a Tour that promotes it. The object is to sell software, but they're usually well-presented and very informative. Plus you get to spend some time with like-minded people from your area. There's also some kind of discount involved ($20 bucks or so off the 'street price'), but that's not the real reason to attend. I go anyway, and always learn something
If time permits, the best part is the Q&A afterwards. The venues usually *suck*, like a Sam Ash or Guitar Center, but there's a few in West Palm, 3 or 4 in Broward, and the same for Dade. The last one (i"ve forgotten the name) showed off Dimension Pro, but it was scheduled the day after Wilma. I tried to make it to the rescheduled one (UM at Coral Gables), but no power, streets ... well, you remember.
You hear about them at the forums, or Cakewalk press releases. But that Cake e-mail that registered users get is how I usually find out. The South Florida stops are always last. Bet there's one coming soon for Rapture.