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CakeTalking 4 for Cakewalk SONAR 4 Technical Support and Tips

CakeTalking for Sonar FAQ

Check our Caketalking FAQ for solutions for common Caketalking difficulties.

System Requirements

  • CakeTalking 4 for SONAR 4 requires that you run SONAR 4.0.2 which is a free, downloadable upgrade for registered SONAR 4 customers.
    Instructions for installing SONAR
  • You must be using JAWS version 5.10, 6, 6.1 or 6.2. Many customers have reported success with JAWS 7 but we are not officially supporting this version of JAWS. By the way, if you want to purchase or upgrade JAWS for Windows, Dancing Dots is authorized to sell it to you. In fact, Dancing Dots represents not only Freedom Scientific, but most of the major manufacturers of assistive technology and music supplies.
  • Click here for information about running CakeTalking and Sibelius Speaking on the same computer.
  • You must use an English keyboard layout and an English version of SONAR.
  • Even if you use CakeTalking on a laptop PC you must set the JAWS Keyboard Layout to "Desktop"( JAWS / Opttions/Basics/Use Keyboard Layout).
  • For best results when using CakeTalking on your laptop, Dancing Dots strongly recommends that you use a full-size PC keyboard as many important CakeTalking functions are controlled by keystrokes from the num-pad. USB or wireless PC keyboards are relatively inexpensive. some customers have had success with auxiliary num-pad attachments but others have not.



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