With the help of Cakewalk’s Engineering Department, Create Digital Music’s Peter Kirn delves inside the mechanics of SONAR 8. Visit Create Digital Music to learn how SONAR 8 will hold its own in Windows Vista.
Cakewalk’s Noel Borthwick explains, “SONAR 8 introduces several, crucial enhancements for communications with audio devices in Windows Vista, including support for WASAPI (a new audio standard in Windows Vista and future OS), MMCSS task profile support, and WaveRT streaming.”
To view the complete list of enhancements made to the latest version of SONAR, take a look at the posting below.
As part of my job at Cakewalk, I’ve been working on making our applications support this new operating system from Microsoft. Some things have been easy and some not. Interestingly the stuff that ended up being the hardest to do were features that looked relatively simple on the surface. I’ll elaborate on some of this in future threads.
Here are several published interviews, where I discuss some of the work we’ve done with SONAR for Windows Vista.
Vista for Music + Pro Audio: Exclusive Under the Hood with Cakewalk’s CTO [Create Digital Music]
Interview with Noel Borthwick, Cakewalk CTO [CakewalkNet]
SoundOnSound: Vista For Musicians: Part 2: What The Developers Think
The Guardian: Why Vista sounds worse
Why Vista Matters To Developers [EWeek]