Cakewalk software

I started out writing music on the computer using Cakewalk Home Studio program back in `04.  During the years that followed, I upgraded three of four times until I reached sonar 8.5.  I've invested many, many hours learning how to use the software as it was developed for producers in the recording industry rather than pencil and paper composers like myself.

Now Cakewalk is migrating into the cloud (which means large monthly leasing fees).  Evidently a lot of people, including me, took umbrage with that idea.  So, Cakewalk made an offer to those of us who are not fond of the idea of paying monthly fees to replace what we have already bought, they offered up a new version of Platinum with lifetime upgrades PROVIDED that you buy it ($300) before the first of the year.  So, that led to a lot of people trying to download the program last week; with (I suspect) much consternation and heartache and little support.

I was able to download the program to my computer but with multiple problems.  The new program - which won't open- sucked out all of the plugins out of my old one.  So for the past two weeks my music production has sat dead in the water. I have not had an email returned since last Thursday.

Today, I went to the support site and found a message telling all that that Cakewalk support was closed from 10am - 2PM as they were "updating major pieces of our data infrastructure."

Not exactly a cakewalk, is it?


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