May 2017 marked Cakewalk’s 30th Anniversary, and the recording software company is “throwing a year-long party.”

For starters, the Cakewalk e-Zine has returned. You can download Tech+Music every month, free, for the best tips on using Cakewalk products in your recording projects. This issue, you’ll even get tips of recording ukulele!

Also just released is a huge SONAR 2017.05 Update – this “looks to the past, present and future of desktop music production – featuring Ripple Editing, our new Adaptive Limiter, and Pen support for MIDI editing.”

There are plenty of freebies to be had in the coming month. It starts with 30 free, expertly crafted presets for the QuadCurve EQ which will help all your mixing and mastering projects. This month, there’s also a focus on Cakewalk partner Softube and its Console 1 which brings the features of high-end studio mixing consoles to your PC and Mac. Expert music tech writer Craig Anderton (sometime contributor to is onboard, so you know you’ll be getting the best advice when it comes to using Cakewalk.

All the info at Cakewalk is part of Gibson Pro Audio.