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Cakewalk SONAR 8.5.3 Update

February 23, 2010

Registered SONAR 8.5 Producer, SONAR 8.5 Studio and V-Studio 700 (pictured) customers can download the SONAR 8.5.3 AudioSnap Update for free.

The SONAR 8.5.3 update is focused on AudioSnap 2, providing usability enhancements, optimizations and overall improved stability when performing complex audio timing tasks.

The update includes improved stability; improved rendering quality and functionality; improved tempo-detection algorithm and new option to set clip tempo to original project tempo; improved Clip Tempo Maps functionality; new resolution settings to set tempo changes on every beat, measure or clip; auto-stretch mode added to Clip Follows Project command, emulates AudioSnap auto-stretch behavior; new Extract Groove and Apply Groove buttons to match the groove of one clip to another; and Snap Settings can now be used to snap both audio and MIDI events to audio transients in selected tracks.

Get a comprehensive list of what is included in the update here. The 8.5.3 AudioSnap Update for Windows XP, Vista (32-bit and 64-bit), and Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) versions of SONAR 8.5 is available as a free download to all registered SONAR 8.5 and V-Studio 700 customers at

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