Here is Mr. Paul's bullet list of enhancements from the latest version:
- New features, optimizations, and workflow enhancements: Loop Explorer 2.0, dedicated instrument tracks, performance optimizations, user interface optimizations.
- Editing enhancements: clip selection groups, aim assist cursor, split and mute tools, free edit tool.
- Recording enhancements: live effects and softsynth rendering, anytime recording.
- Mixing enhancements: exclusive solo mode with solo override, bus inputs QuickGroup command, mono hardware inputs.
- Control enhancements: transport updates, control surface enhancements, Track View and Console View sync.
- Additional enhancements: enhanced sample rate conversion, Vista audio, QuickTime 7 import/export.
- Workflow enhancements: insert send assistant, updated ACT presets, drum maps, and plug-in presets, new drum patterns for the integrated step sequencer.
- New instruments: Beatscape loop performance instrument, Dimension Pro, TruePianos Amber VSTi module.
- New effects processors: TS 64 Transient Shaper, TL-64 Tube Leveler, Channel Tools, Native Instruments Guitar Rig LE.
So, if you're into Sonar (I have version 6) then check out this great review and you can even download a trial version from Cakewalk's website here.
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