P.S. I hope somebody will remember my suggestion to make older Renoise version free. But never the less. Have fun!
You have to understand the economics of, "free."
Bandlab purchased the brand and ip from a company that is in dire straights. Cakewalk was likely acquired via Bandlab assuming certain debt of Gibson brands. It is unlikely that Gibson received any actual cash from the deal, and likely the debt assumed was pennies on the dollar; allowing both Gibson and Creditors to write or charge off losses and than claim deductions next year.
Bandlab charging for Cakewalk would be, "highway robbery." As it happens, I imagine that there will be a store function in short order - something like, "in app purchasing," or some other type of SAS connected to the use of Cakewalk like online hosting of files or whatever they come up with.
Also the Cakewalk brand - a classic American Audio Brand, as added tons of Value to Bandlab.
So, "free," is a relative term. Nothing is, "free." Just, "no cost," at the current moment.
(This thread is kind of "Off Topic," and not really, "Renoise General Discussion," imho)
Edited by 2 daze j, 05 April 2018 - 21:01.