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Cakewalk Sonar X3 Producer Edition

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There is no limit to your creativity - so why expect less from your DAW? Whether you'e an aspiring artist or an established producer, SONAR X3 comes ...Click To Read More About This Product

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All of the functions of SONAR.

There is no limit to your creativity - so why expect less from your DAW? Whether you'e an aspiring artist or an established producer, SONAR X3 comes packed with world-class audio tools designed to give you the creative edge.

Create music in any style with cutting-edge instruments, effects, and creative tools. Thanks to the award-winning Skylight user interface, SONAR X3 lets you move seamlessly in your production workspace, instantly going from recording to editing to mixing and back again. Produce and master flawless tracks with the 64-Bit Double Precision audio engine and upload polished mixes directly to YouTube and SoundCloud. Plus, SONAR X3 lets you do it all without limiting the number of tracks and plugins; all while supporting the latest technologies like VST3, multi-touch, and Gobbler cloud save.

Edit and correct vocals like a pro with Melodyne Essential. Create the most realistic and authentic drums sounds with the full version of XLN Audio Addictive Drums. Get that epic, pro-sound that has defined the last 25 years of recording with the ProChannel and built-in Console Emulator - now with a new flyout EQ/Analyzer for the ultimate precision and a TapeSim for that warm, vintage tape sound. And it doesn™t stop there with a new mixing suite powered by the Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX and BlueVerb, Tone2 BiFilter 2, AAS Lounge Lizard SONAR, AAS Strum Acoustic SONAR, Dimension Pro, Rapture, and much more.

*ADDICTIVE DRUMS 2 INCLUDED WITH SONAR PRODUCER
Addictive Drums 2 brings the world's finest drum kits and percussion instruments to your computer. Their advanced software and fanatical obsession with recording drums will give you breathtaking results.

How to Redeem:
A full retail license of Addictive Drums 2 is part of Cakewalk's SONAR X3 Producer. Simply use the Addictive Drums Product Key included with your download or boxed purchase. The XLN Online Installer will automatically deliver Addictive Drums 2 download option to you.

FEATURES
Create and record with unlimited audio and MIDI tracks
Mix with unlimited effects, sends and busses
Move seamlessly across all your production tasks with Skylight Interface
NEW! Skylight Interface enhancements and color customizations
NEW! Comp multiple takes together instantly for the ultimate performance
NEW! Full support for VST3 synths and effects
Record and mix with the end-to-end 64-bit double precision engine
NEW! Save your projects to the cloud with Gobbler integration
NEW! Improved video support including YouTube export
Program beats with your mouse using the Step Sequencer
Play and trigger loops in real-time with the Matrix View
Customize searing guitar tones with Overloud TH2 Producer amp sim
NEW! Get authentic drums sounds with the full version of XLN Audio Addictive Drums
NEW! Play vintage piano sounds with AAS Lounge Lizard SONAR
NEW! Have a session guitar player with you at all times with AAS Strum Acoustic SONAR
Create modern, electronic dance sounds with Z3TA+ Classic
Play and record with 23 instruments including Rapture and Dimension Pro
NEW! Craft the perfect vocal performances with Melodyne Essential
Edit audio and MIDI, hassle free, with Smart Tool and Smart Grid
Get full control of the timing and feel of your tracks with AudioSnap
Custom touch support on touch-enabled devices running Windows 8
Get that epic, pro studio sound with the ergonomic ProChannel console strip
Dial in the sound of legendary analog mixing consoles with the Console Emulator
NEW! Bring back the vintage, warm sound of tape with the ProChannel TapeSim
NEW! Sculpt your mixes with precision using the new flyout QuadCurve EQ/Analyzer
Add lush reverb with the versatile BREVERB SONAR VST and ProChannel module
Includes 7 ProChannel modules - expandable with additional modules (sold separately)
NEW! Fine tune your mixes with the 19 included Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX
NEW! Access Vintage-style world-class recording studio reverb with Nomad Factory BlueVerb
NEW! Get incredible filter and distortion effects with Tone2 BiFilter 2
Finalize and master your songs with high-quality Linear Phase plugins
NEW! 58 total FX including the new Boutique Suite
Share your music on SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, and now YouTube
Requires Windows 7 or Window 8

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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
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CakewalkSonar X3 Producer Edition
 
3.7

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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    • Primary use:
    • Business (3), Personal (3)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (6)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Sonar Yet

By Marcus

from Tulsa

About Me Musician, Music Instructor, Professional Musician, Studio Musician

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Pros

  • Great value
  • Many Improvements

Cons

  • Takes A While To Learn

Best Uses

  • Profession Recording
  • Project Studios
  • Recording Music

Comments about Cakewalk Sonar X3 Producer Edition:

The first thing about Sonar is that it is an exceptional value. It contains high quality third party software like Addictive Drums, Melodyne Essential, Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX, Lounge Lizard Session, and Strum Acoustic Session. The cost of this Software alone will total to about as much as just the price of Sonar out of the box. The full versions of these software programs are included. They are not lite versions.

Sonar X3 Professional has a full set of built in mastering tools that are great and they will improve your audio recordings tremendously. My favorite feature in this program without a doubt is the pro channel. It is built into every channel on the mixer console. It allows you to insert modules that make your recordings sound great. The fly out EQ has become my new go to EQ. I like it better than the Waves EQ products.

Sonar also has a version of TH2 (guitar amp sim) and Breverb from overloud built in. These plugins are incredible as well. Although they are not the full version they are really good and they are not a completely stripped down lite version.

There is just way to many features to list. This software has come a long way in recent years. I have found Customer Support to be really good too. The developers have done a fantastic job with this. I now like this better than Pro-Tools. This has become my favorite Recording application for way to many reasons to list here.

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

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sonar Producer X 3

Pros

  • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
  • Easy to Customize
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Difficult to Navigate

Best Uses

  • Educational Purposes
  • Multimedia

Comments about Cakewalk Sonar X3 Producer Edition:

This program is amazing. I suggest you start with Sonar LE first. This is not for the novice. The learning curve is high. Go to Berkley web site and there are course on this thing. Bottom line this will do anything you want. It comes with enough ready to use software to get anyone started on project work.

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

So Far So Good

By Douglas Dimeler

from New Jersey

About Me 50 Years Experience, Pro Audio Engineer

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Pros

  • Easy to Navigate
  • Nice interface

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Cakewalk Sonar X3 Producer Edition:

    So far this looks to be what I've been looking for. I was always interested in ProTools, but for most of its existance you had buy their hardware as well as the software. A friend of mine suggested Sonar X3, and I think it'll be great, once I've gotten through the learning curve. Unfortunately, my time is limited, so I haven't gotten to all of the features yet.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    BEST DAW ON THE MARKET!!

    By Wayne

    from USA

    About Me Engineer, Producer, Session Musician, Studio owner

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Best Value
    • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
    • Easy to Customize
    • Easy to Navigate
    • Major Improvments
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Educational Purposes
    • Multimedia
    • New Editing Video
    • Producing Music

    Comments about Cakewalk Sonar X3 Producer Edition:

    Sonar is the best priced DAW for the value. It comes packed with high quality third party software such as: Addictive Drums, Melodyne Essential, Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX, Lounge Lizard Session, and Strum Acoustic Session which costs a lot of cash by just there self and they are all full versions not demo/lite versions. X3 Professional has mastering tools that are just as good as the WAVES plug-ins I use and even the quality of my sound has improved greatly. The beloved pro channel has new tools(modules) to work with as well, I just hope they keep adding more in future X3 updates. Sonar X3 also has a version of TH2 (guitar amp sim) and Breverb from overloud built in. Just started learning These plugins and so far they will no doubt be used more and more as I learn them, however they are not the full versions(bummer) but the good side is they are not a completely stripped down like demo/lite versions. I have used older versions of Sonar and new this program had high hopes and I can honestly now say I like sonar better than ProTools even though I must say Presonus's Studio2 Pro is awesome and looks like they may be catching up with Sonar and ProTools in the future, but I put my money on Sonar X3 for now, besides how many DAWs' are loaded like X3? NONE!...Buy it, you want regret it....

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC
     
    1.0

    New to DAW? Run away very fast!

    By Wc

    from Las Vegas

    About Me Professional Musican, Pro Full Time Musician

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult to Navigate
      • Learning Curve Impossible
      • Poor Customer Support

      Best Uses

      • Boat anchor

      Comments about Cakewalk Sonar X3 Producer Edition:

      Customer support both east and west coast bites.
      They treat you like an idiot if you,re not already experienced in DAW stuff.
      This thing consumes huge amounts of CPU use.
      If you,re serious about learning to record buy Mixcraft 6 Pro which is a godsend.
      Sonar is the biggest waste of money out there on the market today.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC
       
      2.0

      Producer is nothing better than studio

      By ALF

      from Wilmington, NC

      Comments about Cakewalk Sonar X3 Producer Edition:

      I ordered Sonar x3 Producer even though I have Sonar x3 Studio installed on another computer. I expected much more possibilities and more power. Nothing! Producer is freezing and crashing worse than Studio and there is really no difference in tone quality. Ready for worst part? Before I got Producer, MF sent me Sonar x3 basic THREE times instead of Producer. Every time I called customer service and I got through returning process. After third time I explained to the customer service representative that they suppose to send me BLUE instead of ORANGE item because people don't know how to read. Finally I got Producer edition and big disappointment.

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

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