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Cakewalk SONAR X1 Essential Retail Upgrade for registered users   

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A completely redesigned user interface makes creating music in SONAR faster and easier than ever.

This specially priced version of Cakewalk Sonar X1 Essentials is reserved for registered users of non-SONAR or Home Studio software. This includes Guitar Tracks Pro, Pyro Audio Creator, even discontinued stuff from ages ago.

Cakewalk Sonar X1 Essentials
Cakewalk's SONAR X1 Essential has a completely redesigned user interface that makes creating music faster and easier than ever. Create with cutting-edge musical tools like the Step Sequencer and The Matrix. Customize your workspace with the Skylight interface. Get hands on control with Active Controller Technology (ACT).

With a powerful collection of effects and instruments to get you started and more available tracks than DAWs costing twice the price, SONAR Essential is the perfect way to get your feet wet and to begin crafting your own masterpiece.

  • 64 audio tracks.
  • Unlimited MIDI tracks.
  • Matrix View: Non-linear environment for creating beats, beat juggling and song arrangement
  • Step Sequencer: Makes beats, bass lines leads and more. Add “real feel” with probability, flam, and other performance controls
  • Virtual instruments including, strings, bass, drums, electric piano, TTS-1 General MIDI, DropZone Sampler, and more

DAW 2.0 has arrived. Order SONAR X1 Essential Today!


SONAR X1 Essential Retail Upgrade for registered users

  • Win XP SP3, Vista 32/64/ Win 7 32/64

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Good (if you have the time)


  • Great For Midi Devices


  • Difficult Without Midi

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  • For The Up And Comers

Comments about Cakewalk SONAR X1 Essential Retail Upgrade for registered users:

I've been a cakewalk user for alomost 10 years. I had Music Creator version 2 then upgraded to version 4. Finally I decided to go ahead and take the next step up and get Sonar X1. Its got pretty much all the bells and whistles depending on which version you buy. If you are just looking for a quick recording of simple ideas or simple acoustic 1-2 track demo look elsewhere. This is too much for me to wrap my brain around. I'm thinking about just reinstalling Music Creater ver.4. It may not have all the production tools and all the tricks but its easier to use and is way faster to get up and running. For everyone who is really wanting to dive deep in and get the midi controlers going, and homestudio up and running its a great value.

Great value for up and coming homestudios or those of us who have time to get educated on everything.

Novice/Idea tracks, maybe go for a cheaper version or another product to get your feet wet.

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