Cakewalk by BandLab Tutorials


How much does Cakewalk cost? Is Cakewalk really free? 

Yes.Cakewalk by BandLab, once Sonar, is now FREE. Usually a FREE digital audio workstation (DAW) would be limited. Not this one! Whether it's beatmaking, recording, mixing, mastering, or anything in between, this is the most powerful full featured DAW on the market. 

 Is Cakewalk good for beginners?

In short, yes. Although my thought process is that the DAW is only a tool. If you're starting out it would be beneficial to start out with a DAW that can grow with you as you get better. Cakewalk is easy enough to learn quickly with a little help (see playlist provided) and yet robust enough to perform on par with any other DAW on the market.

Is Cakewalk different from BandLab?

 Yes. Essentially there is an online version and a desktop version. Each has there own strengths and weaknesses apart from each other, but also work well together. While the online version is more loop based and shareable right after conception. The desktop version is more robust and has more to offer the singer/songwriter or recording engineer.

Honestly, you have nothing to lose by trying Cakewalk as it is completely free and safe. If you're interested in trying it out this playlist will get you up and running quickly and feeling comfortable with the program. Enjoy!