Cakewalk DAW is now free

Mostly a FYI for PC owners; Apple users won’t be interested in this as we are already covered with the (excellent) GarageBand.

BandLab just made the old-school Cakewalk Sonar DAW free earlier this year. It’s the full DAW, not a lite version like Pro Tools First or Cubase LE. It looks to me like it is easily of similar capability to GarageBand; probably sits somewhere between GarageBand and Logic, actually. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a GarageBand-like free program on Windows:

I discovered this yesterday as I wanted to record something and do some quick editing on my PC while my wife was using my Mac.


Great news!
Thanks for the heads up.

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That’s great! Having a free easy-to-use DAW is so handy for anyone wanting to explore recording themselves, or trying out effects modeling, or just playing along with loops! Good stuff.

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