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. ARA 2 support has 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.