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NOTE: This is an opportunity for students attending qualifying educational institutions to purchase Cakewalk SONAR X3 Producer for a special reduced price. You must be able to provide proof of eligibility to qualify for this upgrade. For more information, please call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer.

Cakewalk SONAR X3 Producer DAW software will revolutionize the way you approach PC-based music production. Freakishly powerful, delightfully customizable, SONAR X3 Producer is perfectly suited for seasoned SONAR users and music-production novices alike. And talk about value, SONAR X3 Producer comes packed with 23 amazing virtual instruments, 57 great-sounding plug-in processors (including the awesome new Boutique Suite), songwriting tools, and even mastering and distribution options. And thanks to SONAR X3's brilliantly simple Skylight user interface, going between performance, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, and distribution couldn't be easier. Keep reading to find out all about Cakewalk SONAR X3 Producer.

Cakewalk SONAR X3 Producer DAW Software at a Glance:
  • Play - All the tones and virtual instruments you need live inside SONAR X3
  • Record - Flexible tools simplify your recording workflow without limiting your potential
  • Edit - Perform pro-level editing techniques effortlessly with the Skylight interface
  • Mix - Refine your tracks with a host of amazing virtual processors
  • Master - Full suite of onboard mastering tools make polishing your mix easy
  • Deliver - Distributing your latest masterpiece is just a few mouse clicks away
Play - All the tones and virtual instruments you need live inside SONAR X3

At Sweetwater, one of our favorite things about SONAR is the sheer amount of sonic content included. Whether you sing, play guitar, or rock the keys, you'll find more than enough amazing sounds in SONAR X3 Producer to keep you busy. Cakewalk packed SONAR X3 Producer with 23 killer virtual instruments, including recent additions such as Applied Acoustics System's Lounge Lizard SONAR and Strum Acoustic, as well as XLN Audio's Addictive Drums. If you play guitar or bass, then you'll really get a kick out of the new TH2 Producer amp simulator. Combined with SONAR X3's awesome low-latency audio sound 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 X3 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 X3 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 super 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 X3 apart from other DAW programs is its Skylight user interface. Despite being completely modular, SONAR X3 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. Thanks to the Smart Tool, you can move effortlessly from module to module, without having to memorize a litany of keyboard shortcuts or constantly fumble around with pop-up toolbars. Powerful editing features such as AudioSnap time correction and Melodyne Essential pitch correction, let you polish your sound perfectly. SONAR X3 Producer also includes an amazing tool that make comping multiple take a breeze. Add to that powerful 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 X3 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 X3 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 X3 Producer has you covered. The list begins with nearly 60 effects and processors, including the incredible filter and distortion effects of Tone2 BiFilter 2, warm tape sound courtesy of ProChannel TapeSim, world-class recording studio reverb thanks to Nomad Factory BlueVerb. Top it off with a hoard of staple processors and an amazing full-sized console emulation, and getting sweet sound in the box has never been easier.

Master - Full suite of onboard mastering tools make polishing your mix easy

Put in the simplest terms possible, you can easily spend as much as SONAR X3 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 X3 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 X3 Producer lets you do it all - without ever leaving the program. Complete integration with Gobbler provides you with essential access to cloud data storage. That's not all. SONAR X3 Producer will also let you export video straight to YouTube. You can even print notation right from SONAR X3 or export it in MusicXML format. So don't be shy - show off your music with the amazing tools in SONAR X3 Producer.

Cakewalk SONAR X3 Producer DAW Software NEW Features:
  • Skylight Interface enhancements and color customizations
  • Craft the perfect vocal performances with Melodyne Essential
  • Sculpt your mixes with precision using the new flyout QuadCurve EQ/Analyzer
  • Comp multiple takes together instantly for the ultimate performance
  • Play vintage piano sounds with Applied Acoustics Systems Lounge Lizard SONAR
  • Get authentic drums sounds with the full version of XLN Audio Addictive Drums
  • Have a session guitar player with you at all times with AAS Strum Acoustic SONAR
  • Fine tune your mixes with the 19 included Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX
  • Get incredible filter and distortion effects with Tone2 BiFilter 2
  • Bring back the vintage, warm sound of tape with the ProChannel TapeSim
  • Access Vintage-style world-class recording studio reverb with Nomad Factory BlueVerb
  • 57 total FX including the new Boutique Suite
  • Improved video support including YouTube export
  • Save your projects to the cloud with Gobbler integration
  • Full support for VST3 synths and effects
Cakewalk SONAR X3 Producer DAW Software Features:
  • Unlimited audio, MIDI, and instrument tracks lets you take full advantage of your computer's resources
  • Enhanced award winning Skylight interface provides smooth and seamless workflow that you can customize to your needs
  • Pristine 64-bit/384KHz audio engine sounds absolutely amazing
  • Supports surround mixing
  • Modular ProChannel lets you create complex processing chains with incredible detail
  • BREVERB SONAR and BREVERB SONAR ProChannel modules provide powerful and easy advanced processing
  • Also includes FX Chains, FX Chains 2.0, QuadCurve, Softube Saturation Knob ProChannel Modules
  • ProChannel Console Emulation Module lets you add analog-style warmth to your whole mix
  • 23 x Virtual instruments including Rapture subtractive synthesizer and the Z3TA+ Classic provide you with tons of amazing sounds
  • Matrix performance view makes creative songwriting easy
  • Integrated per track arpeggiator lets you create cool synth and keyboard effects
  • TH2 Producer Guitar Processor lets you get killer guitar and bass tone in the box
  • Linear, phase-accurate Mastering EQ and Multi-Band compressor provide mastering-grade processing
  • Automation and Take Lanes streamline mixing and comping
  • AudioSnap 2.0 time correction built in
  • Flexible export and delivery options include MusicXML score format and SoundCloud direct audio uploading
  • Native 32/64-bit application for Windows PC computers
  • Compatible with VST plug-in processors and virtual instruments
Kick your music production into high gear with Cakewalk SONAR X3 Producer DAW software!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 10-CXSP3.00-90C

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