Cakewalk SONAR X1 Studio (No Longer Available)
64-bit Digital Audio Workstation Software with Virtual Instruments Suite and Audio Effects - PC
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Intuitive, Powerful, and Flexible PC DAW!Cakewalk SONAR X1 Studio DAW gives you a whole new way to produce, record, and create original music. Far more than a mere upgrade from version 8.x, Cakewalk SONAR X1 is a complete redesign of the entire SONAR environment, designed to speed up your workflow and keep you locked in your creative zone. With SONAR X1 Studio, you have everything you need to go from a clean slate to broadcast-ready music and cinematic soundscapes. The overarching concept behind the SONAR X1 environment is the new Skylight user interface environment.
Skylight combines the flexibility responsible for making SONAR one of the most popular DAWs with a MultiDock toolbar that keeps all of SONAR X1's modules right at your fingertips. Instantly call up the track view for recording or the MIDI editor for sequencing, then switch to the Matrix and lay down a pattern - all without surfing through complicated menus. There's no complicated setup to deal with, clunky user interface to master, or anything else to get between you and your music. Screensets let you instantly jump from one purpose-ready layout to another. Track in one layout, switch Screensets to lay down a MIDI-based synth part, and then switch Screensets again to go back for overdubs. It's that easy.
SONAR X1's new smart tools also ensure that your creative flow is never broken, allowing you to edit both audio and MIDI with a single tool. The Inspector module gives you complete drag-and-drop simplicity, allowing you to easily add drum patterns, instrument riffs, virtual instruments, FX chains, multitrack templates, and more to your session - all from a single consolidated browser window.
Cakewalk SONAR X1 Studio also comes with the complete lineup of essential tools. AudioSnap 2.0 lets you quickly and easily correct the timing of your audio tracks, and Roland's V-Vocal pitch correction engine gives you everything from subtle pitch correction to extreme hard-tuning effects. A collection of 13 amazing T and S Series effects give you advanced mixing options above and beyond SONAR X1's core suite of 31 standard professional-level plug-ins. You also get 10 go-to virtual instruments, as well as four fantastic synths from RGC. When it comes to laying down tracks, SONAR X1's non-linear Matrix view lets you seamlessly incorporate MIDI and audio loops into your projects, and Step Sequencer 2.0 makes laying down beats and synth lines a blast.
Cakewalk SONAR X1 Studio DAW Features at a Glance:
Cakewalk SONAR X1 Studio will change the way you record and produce music in your PC!
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SONAR X1 Studio: Definately on the List of the DAW Greats
by Pearse Scudder from Dayton, OhioI actually purchased this software for a family member who was looking to start his late personal recording experience, after 30+ years of being a luthier and avid guitar collector. I wanted to steer ... read more [+]away from the "big brothers" of DAW's like Pro Tools, Logic, etc. so my attention shifted to SONAR. Initially the product had all the tools needed for basic song recording and audio mastering, as well as various VI's and plug-ins. The software installed smoothly and worked great with a Fast Track Pro interface and MPK25 controller. When it came to the actual on-screen layout, it was very confusing and out of order. I only had 3 days to get it up and running so I did not have enough time to experiment and learn about the workflow of the program, but from 3 straight nights of stale coffee, it was hard to get used to. The software contained more than enough tools (and a great mixer and EQ suite) for professional recording and great sounding songs, but if it is going to be your primary DAW, I would look to higher programs. The virtual instruments sounded great and recorded well, but instrument tracks such as a guitar through the interface had a time delay that was an internal error with SONAR and not the interface or internal sound card. So overall, if you have some time on your hands to learn and mess around with this program, it might be one to fit your needs. If you are looking to more of a speedy and down to earth DAW, I would definitely look to Pro Tools or even Studio One (SONAR'S alleged twin) by PreSonus, depending on your budget. close [-]
July 17, 2012
Music Background: DJ, Band Leader, Gear Nut, Electronic Music Producer, Student Audio Engineer
Johlene, Richmond, KY
Cakewalk SONAR X1 Studio
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