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Gibson shuts down Cakewalk

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:39 pm
by meatballfulton
Hot on the heels of getting everybody to move into the cloud! Here’s the official statement:
Gibson Brands announced today that it is ceasing active development and production of Cakewalk branded products. The decision was made to better align with the company’s acquisition strategy that is heavily focused on growth in the global consumer electronics audio business under the Philips brand.

Cakewalk has been an industry leader in music software for over 25 years by fusing cutting-edge technology with creative approaches to tools that create, edit, mix, and publish music for professional and amateur musicians. Gibson Brands acquired Cakewalk in 2013.

Gibson Brands, a growing company in the music and sound industries, was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. Gibson Brands is a global leader in musical instruments, consumer electronics, and professional audio, and is dedicated to bringing the finest experiences to consumers by offering exceptional products with world- recognized brands.

Cakewalk CTO Noel Borthwick says that “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 Cakewalk community. Monthly updates to SONAR from Cakewalk will however cease during this time. “

Re: Gibson shuts down Cakewalk

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:54 am
by Ashe37
they should sell it or spin it off...

Re: Gibson shuts down Cakewalk

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:41 pm
by baz99
Or even better make Sonar opensource, i.e. publish the full source code on github, so that it will become a free community developed DAW.