Every September the buzz about Cakewalk’s latest upcoming version of their flagship Digital Audio Workstation application, SONAR, gets stronger. Lately they’ve been on a 12 month release cycle (which is pretty aggressive if you ask me). SONAR 6 was released last week and I, having pre-ordered my upgrade copy as per usual, received the package promptly. So far I think it is pretty cool. Like SONAR 5 before it, there are some major features that warrant the version number change, but I probably won’t make full use of them. There is, however, enough in the box to make me happy and (hopefully) keep me productive.

To celebrate, I’m making some Track Icons available. “Track Icons” are a feature added in SONAR 5 but in response to a flurry of activity on the SONAR Wiki, I re-created track icons for some of my instruments to celebrate the arrival of Version 6, and I am making them available here. (Just right-click and save each image into the Sonar track icons folder.)