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cakewalk timeline (DOS/Windows 3.1) 1987-2013
« on: March 28, 2018, 07:27:30 AM »


timeline divided into 2 parts;
1) DOS
2) Windows 3.1 (16bit)

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DOS Applications
1987 cakewalk Professional 1.0 for DOS
1988 cakewalk Professional 2.0 for DOS
1989 cakewalk Professional 3.0 for DOS

1991 cakewalk 4.0 for DOS
1992 cakewalk 4.0e for dos
1994 cakewalk 5.0 for DOS
the first 3 versions were only compatible with official roland mpu-401 interfaces??


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Windows (16bit) Applications
1991 ................ ................ cakewalk professional 1.x for windows 3.0
1993 ................ ................ cakewalk professional 2.x for windows 3.1
1994 ................ ................ cakewalk professional 3.x for windows 3.1
1996 ................ ................ cakewalk pro audio 4.x (windows 95?)
1996 ................ ................ cakewalk pro audio 5.x (windows 95?)
1997   ................ ................ cakewalk pro audio 6
1998   ................ ................ cakewalk pro audio 7
1998   ................ ................ cakewalk pro audio 8
1999   ................ ................ cakewalk professional 8
1999   ................ ................ cakewalk pro audio 9

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2/1/2002   Sonar
5/1/2003   Sonar 2
2/1/2004   Sonar 3
11/1/2004   Sonar 4
12/1/2005   Sonar 5
10/5/2006   Sonar 6
9/18/2007   Sonar 7
9/22/2008   Sonar 8
9/15/2009   Sonar 8.5
1/1/2010   Sonar 8.5 LE
12/10/2010   sonar X1
4/1/2011   sonar x1 LE
9/21/2012   sonar X2
9/30/2013   sonar X3

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Starting with version 6, Sonar can take advantage of 64-bit internal processing, a 64-bit audio engine, and a 64-bit mixer on 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. Before introduction of Sonar X2 in October 2012, the entry-level Essential versions of Sonar (Sonar Home Studio and Sonar Essential) were 32-bit only. With the release of Sonar X2, the full program family is native 64-bit.


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Re: cakewalk timeline (DOS/Windows 3.1) 1987-2013
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2020, 11:47:13 AM »
the first 3 versions were only compatible with official roland mpu-401 interfaces??
I discovered yesterday about softmpu, a terminate & stay resident driver for dos that emulates a clever MPU-401 for games that needs it, enabling the use of regular sound cards. it could work for music program as well i suppose.
see:
https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=36023

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Re: cakewalk timeline (DOS/Windows 3.1) 1987-2013
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2020, 08:45:47 PM »

1996 ................ ................ cakewalk pro audio 4.x (windows 95?)
1996 ................ ................ cakewalk pro audio 5.x (windows 95?)
1997   ................ ................ cakewalk pro audio 6
1998   ................ ................ cakewalk pro audio 7
1998   ................ ................ cakewalk pro audio 8
1999   ................ ................ cakewalk professional 8
1999   ................ ................ cakewalk pro audio 9
According to the classification of vetusware, cakewalk 4.5 is for windows 3.1, cakewalk 5  for windows  95:
https://vetusabandonware.com/manufacturer/Cakewalk/?author=1479

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Re: cakewalk timeline (DOS/Windows 3.1) 1987-2013
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2020, 06:35:38 AM »
products that came out during windows 95 initial release wave, they ran on both windows 3.1 + windows 95.
it wasnt for some time after that there were in rare ocasions programs that were for windows 95 only