It's only because Cakewalk went though the re organization that I ended up buying Mixcraft, so in that sense I guess it was a good thing. I now have several great DAWS!
I once was a regular paying customer of Cakewalk up until it was acquired. Since then I have continued to update it through the Bandlab interface for free.
As someone who is naturally inclined to be apprehensive about things I have to wonder what's really up with CbB. Am I letting Chinese spys into my computer through the Bandlab interface?
The new owner retained the chief programmers and hired some more. They keep updating it just like it's a payed program.Seems too good to be true since it is a fantastic program I once payed for. I guess I'll wait and see. So far at over a year later there have been no groundbreaking announcements. I think my scanner sees all of the MC8 plugins in CbB.
Just doesn't really compute for me even though I continue to use it very effectively. I keep waiting to hear how they will leverage it to make money. My first thoughts were they would sell add ons to it or the old plugins and instruments which were quite good. Someone else mentioned that maybe it's just a promotional vehicle for the new owners other products. I really don't know and will admit some uneasiness about the fact that there seems to be no rhyme or reason to any of it. All I know is I have it. It works better than ever and it's free. No it doesn't make sense at all.
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