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CakeTalking for SONAR 8 Technical Support and Tips

CakeTalking for Sonar FAQ

Check our CakeTalking FAQ for solutions for common CakeTalking difficulties.

System Requirements

  • CakeTalking 8 for SONAR 8 requires that you run SONAR 8. SONAR 8.0.2 is a no-cost update for registered SONAR 8 customers. Note well that CakeTalking for SONAR 8 is not yet compatible with the recent SONAR update 8.03. To download the SONAR 8.02 patch, the following link will bring you to Cakewalk's support web page where you should find a link to this patch. If you already have SONAR 8.0.2 installed, bypass the following link and see information below. You will need to have your Cakewalk SONAR product Serial Number in order to download any SONAR update patches. See your product packaging or find your Serial Number under the "About" entry on SONAR's Help menu.
    Instructions for installing SONAR
    Download SONAR 8.0.2 update.
  • CakeTalking 8 will only run under Windows XP Home, XP Professional and Windows Vista.
  • You must use JAWS 7.X, 8.x, 9 or 10. 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.
  • 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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