Cakewalk by BandLab is a standalone DAW, based on the previous Cakewalk flagship software, SONAR Platinum.
BandLab is a music creation and social platform for iOS, Android, and Google Chrome. BandLab’s Mix Editor is a multitrack recorder with included MIDI instruments, a Looper, and more.
While you need a BandLab account to access Cakewalk by BandLab, you do not have to utilize BandLab’s social platform or Mix Editor. These are entirely separate from the standalone program Cakewalk by BandLab.