Gibson, owners of the Cakewalk brand, including DAWs and plugins, have announced a restructure, which effectively stops the Cakewalk line of products, including their DAW.
Cakewalk DAW and plugins development stops.
“After 30 years of a long and illustrious history, I am saddened to announce that we ceased new product development and reduced overall operations this past Friday. You can read the formal announcement from Gibson here, which states that this decision was made in order to align with the company’s acquisition strategy, focused on growth in the global consumer electronics audio business.
Working at Cakewalk has been an incredibly positive experience for all of us who worked here. This can largely be attributed to the incredible people who worked here, past and present. I’ve been at Cakewalk 19 years and I’ve never come across a more dedicated and talented group of people. Our greatest motivation was the joy in producing software for an astonishingly passionate base of artists, musicians and producers who used our software to create music on a daily basis.
So what does this mean for you, our loyal customers who’ve been with us all these years? Cakewalk’s servers will continue to operate, you will still have access to all of your online assets, and your software will continue to work normally. A dedicated team has been established during this transition period to continue to serve the community. Monthly updates to SONAR will however cease during this time. We will continue to post notifications to keep you informed with any relevant developments. A sincere thank you to everyone in our community.”
Note: Steinberg, the manufacturers of one of the leading (post) production software including Cubase, Nuendo and Dorico, and inventors of the VST plugin format, are rumored to accept cross-grades from Cakewalk.