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Cakewalk SONAR X2 Essential DAW Software  

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  • Cakewalk

    Nicely equipped introductory version of SONAR X2.

    Cakewalk products have been at the forefront of music production for 25 years. In terms of software developer longevity, that's an eternity. The latest iteration of Cakewalk's flagship product, SONAR, continues the tradition of innovation and integration. SONAR X2, featuring the radical Skylight interface facilitates easy management of all of the aspects of music production through a single Smart Tool. Music production has never been easier or more capable.

    Featuring state-of-the-art tools for recording, performance, editing, mixing, mastering and final web delivery of your finished projects, SONAR X2 is the apex of current Cakewalk technology. A refinement of the core application is at the heart of X2, as well as, of course, adding new tools and enhancing existing ones.

    SONAR X2 Essentials provides you with all of the core functionality you need to make great-sounding, professionally presentable recordings, along with connectedness for direct delivery to current web presentation platforms.

    Features

    • 64 Audio & Unlimited MIDI Tracks
    • Enhanced Award Winning Skylight interface
    • TH2 SONAR Guitar Amp Sim
    • Matrix Performance View
    • Step Sequencer 2.0
    • 11 Virtual Instruments
    • 38 Audio and MIDI Effects
    • FX Chains 2.0
    • Integrated Per Track Arpeggiator
    • Automation & Take Lanes
    • MusicXML and SoundCloud Export
    • Video Import/Export
    • • Windows 7 or Windows 8*
    • • Runs Native in 32/64-bit Windows
    • • Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.67 GHz / AMD Phenom Quad Core 9750 2.4 Ghz or higher
    • • 2 GB RAM
    • • 1280x800 minimum screen resolution
    • • 4.5GB for minimal install, 20GB recommended
    • • Broadband internet connection for download
    • • Cakewalk Publisher requires available web server space with FTP access
    • *Windows 8 support will be available through a free patch later this year.

    Order now and start working with the state-of-the-art.

     

    SONAR X2 Essential DAW Software Specifications:

    • Windows 7 or Windows 8*
    • Runs Native in 32/64-bit Windows
    • Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.67 GHz / AMD Phenom Quad Core 9750 2.4 Ghz or higher
    • 2 GB RAM
    • 1280x800 minimum screen resolution
    • 4.5GB for minimal install, 20GB recommended
    • Broadband internet connection for download
    • Cakewalk Publisher requires available web server space with FTP access
    • Windows 8 support will be available through a free patch later this year.
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    CakewalkSONAR X2 Essential DAW Software
     
    3.0

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    5.0

    Best DAW

    By Alientropy

    from New York

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          Comments about Cakewalk SONAR X2 Essential DAW Software:

          Don't listen to the other review - if this guy wants simple, he can get a boombox and a cassette tape. Sonar X series are the most stable and most user-friendly DAWs out there. It's like the best elements of earlier Cakewalk and Pro Tools rolled into one. Highly recommended by this professional composer and guitarist.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          1.0

          Great Product Falls Short

          By Venom.Rules

          from NY, NY

          Verified Buyer

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            • Difficult to Navigate
            • Freezes or Crashes

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              Comments about Cakewalk SONAR X2 Essential DAW Software:

              The problem is simple, though better than other DAWs (Digital Audio Work Station), it is needlessly complicated, and replete with nettlesome nuances; despite my computer being over-qualified to handle the program it crashes and offers many errors. NOTHING compares to Mackie's Tracktion 3. Except deplorably Mackie has neglected to upgrade Tracktion to keep up, but still it is the best, easiest DAW out there. If I cannot get Sonar satisfactorily working soon, Musician's Friend will be seeing it back.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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