Cakewalk SONAR X2 Producer (From SONAR 1-2, Any SONAR Studi)Item ID: SONARX2PSup
64-bit Digital Audio Workstation Software with Virtual Instruments Suite and Audio Effects - Windows PC Only
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Cakewalk SONAR X2 Producer DAW software takes PC-based music production to a whole new level. Freakishly powerful, delightfully customizable, and yet more straightforward than ever before, SONAR X2 Producer is as perfectly suited for seasoned SONAR users and music-production novices alike. Sporting 21 amazing virtual instruments and stuffed to the gills with great-sounding plug-in processors, songwriting tools, and even mastering and publishing options. And thanks to SONAR X2's enhanced Skylight user interface, going between performance, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, and distribution couldn't be easier. Keep reading to find out all about Cakewalk's SONAR X2 Producer DAW software.
Cakewalk SONAR X2 Producer DAW Software at a Glance:
Play - All the tones and virtual instruments you need live inside SONAR
Whether you sing, play guitar, or rock the keys, you'll find more than enough amazing sounds in SONAR X2 Producer to keep you busy. Cakewalk packed SONAR X2 Producer with 21 killer virtual instruments, including Cakewalk's highly acclaimed Rapture subtractive synth. If you play guitar or bass, then you'll really get a kick out of the new TH2 Producer amp simulator. Combined with SONAR X2's improved low-latency audio engine, these fun guitar effects are even perfect for recording.
Record - Flexible tools simplify your recording workflow without limiting your potential
With unlimited audio, MIDI, and instrument tracks at your disposal, Cakewalk SONAR X2 Producer sets the bar when it comes to basic recording capability. There's also no limit (other than your interface's I/O) to the number of inputs you can record with at once. But the basics are hardly all SONAR X2 Producer has to offer. For starters, it's built around a phenomenal sounding 64-bit/384kHz audio engine, which keeps your sound as pristine as possible for mixing and editing. It also provides you with a huge collection of useful recording options, including the ability to record multiple takes directly to separate take lanes in the same channel, or to monitor effects while recording. Best of all, all of these powerful functions are easy to find when you need them.
Edit - Perform pro-level editing techniques effortlessly with the Skylight interface
One of the things that really sets Cakewalk SONAR X2 apart from other DAW programs is its amazingly simple yet totally customizable Skylight user interface. There are two things that make this interface particularly outstanding. First, it's completely modular, but it feels solid. What that means is that you can organize the individual modules as you like them (arrangement view, piano roll, mixer, etc.) and then lock them together into a single window.
The second important thing about the Skylight user interface is its extremely clever Smart Tool. Without having to memorize a litany of keyboard shortcuts or constantly fumble around with pop-up toolbars, the SONAR X2 Smart Tool lets you move from module to module and always have the functions you need just a mouse click away. Now add to all of this powerful editing features such as AudioSnap time correction, loop construction tools, a unique step sequencer, and many other streamlined editing tools, and it's little wonder so many people are making the switch to SONAR X2 Producer.
Mix - Refine your tracks with a host of amazing virtual processors
When they say "no limits," Cakewalk means it. You'll experience the kind of flexibility this affords you when it comes time to mix in SONAR X2 Producer. We're talking about unlimited channels, buses, auxiliary sends, and inserts, all of which give you the freedom to mix the way you like to. And when it comes to advanced mixing tools and plug-ins, SONAR X2 Producer has you covered. In addition to the new BREVERB SONAR, R-MIX SONAR, and Modular ProChannel, SONAR X2 Producer redefines the way you'll work with automation. And with an amazing new Console Emulator built in, getting sweet sound in the box has never been easier.
Master - Full suit of onboard mastering tools make polishing your mix easy
Put in the simplest terms possible, you can easily spend as much as SONAR X2 Producer costs on a suite of high-end mastering plug-ins alone, without batting an eyelash or gaining a thing. Designed specifically for mastering, Cakewalk's newly revamped LP-64 EQ linear-phase parametric equalizer and LP-64 multiband compressor are ideally suited for adding that final polish to your mixes. And best of all, SONAR X2 Producer lets you access these amazing tools at any point in your music-production process, without ever breaking your workflow.
Deliver - Distributing your latest masterpiece is just a few mouse clicks away
With all of the tracking, editing, mixing, and mastering behind you, there's only one thing left to do, and that's to share your work with the rest of the world. Whether you need to simply burn a CD or you want to toss your latest tune up to SoundCloud, Cakewalk SONAR X2 Producer lets you do it all - without ever leaving the program. That's not all. SONAR X2 Producer will also let you export video files in YouTube friendly formats. You can even print notation right from SONAR X2 or export it in MusicXML format. So don't be shy - show off your music with the amazing tools in SONAR X2 Producer.
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Reviewsbased on 1 review
Confessions of a DAW Virgin
by William Meenen from FL, USASONAR X2 Producer is a greatly enhanced version of their Music Creator 6 program. If you do not like the look and feel of Music Creator 6 you will probably not like SONAR either. The Producer package ... read more [+]contains a number of useful tools, sound effects and loops. The synths are pretty slick, however most of the presets, effects and loops are geared toward the Hip Hop genre. You will need a fast multicore processor and lots of RAM. The display can be a bit overwhelming on a single monitor. ( I am using two 17" Sony LCD screens side by side).
December 5, 2012
Music Background: Retired Computer System Analyst currently interested in non-business computer applications including music, video and art..I have done some video editing and I am currently trying my hand at creating and editing electronic music. I understand basic musi
The sound bytes are good quality and may be used to embellish your creations, but they are difficult to join musically into anything more than brief phrases. Many of the synth effects are interesting, but extremely hard to control with a keyboard. Many of the effects are heavy with panning, phase shifting and fuzz tones. The names assigned to the synth tones are often not helpful when searching through the directories. I experienced some difficulties when attempting to copy and paste sound clips within the track view. Copied sound clips often ended up on the wrong instrument track or overlayed the existing data on another track. The quick editing tools are quite powerful and well designed. Conversion of the project to a wave file was a relatively simple process and the final results sounded pretty good.
Compared to ProTools MP9 I would say the layout of SONAR X2 makes more sense and the program is a bit easier to understand.
Using the same PC setup as a point of reference I would have to say that the synths in ProTools MP9 in MHO have a cleaner, clearer sound.
The audio library that comes with Protools is also more diversified.
On the down side ... Pro Tools appears to be more difficult to use, it's much more expensive and it requires the installation of ILock software and the use of a USB hardware key. I found the Cakewalk support to be far superior and that is an important consideration with such a complex piece of software. There is a lot of information in the Pro Tools database, but I found it to be mostly useless for the kinds of questions I had.. SONAR X2 is a relatively new entry in the DAW arena and is certain to improve overtime. Pro Tools on the other hand is a mature and very expensive professional package. I believe the Cakewalk team have created the core of a suite that may one day challenge ProTools as the Industry standard. SONAR is definitely worth considering if you are into the Hip Hop groove. SONAR X2 Producer, Studio or Essentials are definitely worth considering for use in a high end home studio set up. There are many excellent short videos on You Tube comparing all the major DAWs including SONAR, Protools, LOGIC, Ableton, FLA Studio and more. All of these DAWs have pros and cons, they all have many features in common. Each of these programs have their niche. I highly suggest you spend a few hours on You Tube. You'll save yourself a lot of heart ache and money.
I was a DAW virgin when I purchased Protools MP9. I gave up trying to use the program for over 6 months because I did not realize at the time of purchase that it required a very specific hardware interface just to allow the program to open. Some programs are Apple or PC specific. Some are geared towards musicians and song writers and others toward producers. I believe SONAR is a pretty good product, but there are many alternatives out there that may be more appropriate to your needs or budget. You may even find it worth spending approximately $40 for Cakewalk's Music Creator 6 to see if you like their concept before spending a lot of money and finding it's not what you needed. SONAR X2 has a much better sound engine and cleaner sounding bytes and effects and much greater capabilities, but the concept is the same. close [-]
Cecil, Mesquite, TX
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