With BandLab, yet another DAW manufacturer is now supporting the ARA 2 interface extension. This not only broadens the choice of ARA plug-ins available to Cakewalk users but also improves the entire functioning of Melodyne within Cakewalk.
The ARA Audio Random Access interface extension improves the communication between compatible DAWs and plug-ins, making faster workflows and new applications possible. The standard, which was developed by Celemony and PreSonus, is supported by numerous DAWs: e.g. Logic, Studio One and in the near future also Cubase.
Users of Cakewalk by BandLab will now be able to use ARA 2 plug-ins that take advantage of the new and improved ARA 2 interface extension, profiting not only from still deeper integration but also from the expanded range of possible applications. ARA 2 support has considerable advantages for Melodyne users too, as Melodyne operates noticeably faster and smoother within Cakewalk as a result.
Cakewalk by BandLab supports ARA 2 from Version 2019.05 on; the Windows DAW can be downloaded free of charge from https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk.
Further information on Melodyne:https://www.celemony.com/de/melodyne/what-is-melodyne
Celemony is the pioneer and market leader in the musical, note-based editing of audio. The company's principal product, Melodyne, inaugurated this type of audio editing in 2001, established itself in the intervening years – for vocal editing in particular – as the standard worldwide, and has gone on pushing out the envelope in innovative audio editing ever since to the limits of what is technically possible. In 2008, for example, Celemony presented its patented DNA Direct Note Access, which extended Melodyne's editing capabilities to polyphonic audio material – right down to individual notes within chords. Other important technologies developed by Celemony include the musically intelligent restoration tool Capstan, the pioneering plug-in interface ARA, the unique Sound Editor introduced by Melodyne 4 and – another Melodyne 4 revelation – Multitrack Note Editing, which facilitates the simultaneous, note-based editing of an unlimited number of audio tracks. Melodyne and Celemony have won numerous awards – among them, in 2012, the Technical Grammy.