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Cakewalk SONAR Artist

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Recording software for songwriters, musicians and producers.

Experience creativity in a way only the new SONAR can offer: industry-leading technology, effortless workflow, and an inviting interface that amplifies inspiration. Backed and powered by over 25 years in the relentless pursuit of innovation, SONAR is refueling the existence of modern music creation.

SONAR Artist offers unlimited audio and MIDI tracks, busses, sends and FX, superior audio quality, video support, and the same high-tech specs as the flagship Platinum version. Enabled for Touch control, the award-winning Skylight User Interface’s inspiring and efficient workflow lets you focus on the music. With 27 bundled effects, 12 virtual instruments, and a dedicated Mix Strip on every track with one-knob Style Dial FX doing the math for you, SONAR Artist has everything you need to get your music out to the masses.

TH3 Cakewalk Amp Simulator
Achieve world-class guitar tones directly inside SONAR. Guitarists (and now bassists too!) can experience the most accurate model reproductions available in the business with an expandable collection of brand new amps, cabs, and effects. An all-new user-friendly interface and refined precision DSP engine tie it all together. In addition to TH3 Cakewalk, SONAR also includes 16 new virtual drag-and-drop amps for even more options.

Mix Recall
Never second-guess yourself on a mix again. Mix Recall lets you save and switch to various mix scenes for easy, one-click comparisons without leaving the project. Swap out effects, fader positions, or every parameter so that you can restore an original mix, create remixes, or just entertain a client’s suggestion. Mix tracks specifically for radio, podcast, video, or mp3, and then bounce every version in a single export.

Help Module and Add Track Menu
SONAR is a lot more user-friendly. The new Help Module has everything you need to know, right inside the program. Designed to help you learn the program faster and discover new workflows, the Help Module provides item descriptions, helpful hints and tips, modifier keys and keyboard shortcuts, and links to online help, videos and more. The simple and smart Add Track Menu will have you recording faster and more efficiently than ever before.

Mix Strip with Style Dial FX
The MixStrip is a simple tool to effortlessly achieve professional results. It features a collection of audio processing modules that can be dynamically added, removed, and reordered per audio track. Combine equalization with one-knob Style Dial FX that have done all the math for you behind the scenes. Using the Mix Strip with Style FX will give you radio-ready mixes without having to dive into complicated plug-ins.

Onscreen Virtual Controller with QWERTY Keyboard Input
No MIDI controller? No problem. The Onscreen Virtual Controller lets you compose with all of your favorite virtual instruments with absolutely no MIDI hardware connected to your computer. It also supports mouse input and QWERTY keyboards so you can type MIDI compositions right into SONAR, jump octaves, and even adjust velocity without a touch screen. What’s more, a special piano for touch-enabled devices snaps automatically to the screen resolution size.

FX Stacking and Expandable Sends
The award-winning Skylight interface continues to evolve, and with Stacked FX and Expandable Sends; you can view as many effects and sends as your screen resolution can handle—in both Track and Console views.

Export to LANDR Mastering
LANDR is integrated directly into SONAR allowing you to master your tracks instantly. LANDR uses highly developed and tested A.I. technology to profile and deliver you the most accurate master for your style and genre. You can quickly preview your mixes and get real-time feedback to make instant improvements.

Stunning New FX Chains
From single-knob utilities, to boutique digital stompboxes, to sound-generating environments and additional effects, these 50+ new FX chains will kick-start your creativity and streamline the production process.

FEATURES
  • Unlimited audio tracks, MIDI tracks, effects, sends and busses
  • Create professional compositions with 12 instruments, and 27 FX included
  • Fully tested, supported and compatible with Windows 10/8/7
  • Overloud TH3 Cakewalk amp sim: world-class guitar tones in SONAR
  • Onscreen and QWERTY MIDI controller: Create music anywhere!
  • Rapture Session Instrument: 4GB library and 450 hand-picked sounds
  • Mix Recall: switch mixes in a flash without leaving the project
  • MixStrip modular processing channel strips on every track
  • 8 powerful easy-to-use Style Dial FX processing modules
  • Add Track Menu: Get recording faster with a simple and smart menu
  • Help Module: A “hovering” system to learn/command the program fast!
  • New Mastering Templates that master your mixes in seconds
  • Get your song radio-ready with the Boost 11 Peak Limiter (Mastering)
  • Piano Roll View (PRV) Enhancements for faster MIDI editing
  • Record and mix with the powerful end-to-end 64-bit double precision engine
  • Share your music on SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Expandable Sends/FX Stacking = easier visual control over your mix
  • A new Control Bar that dynamically repositions and resizes
  • Achieve higher-quality mixes with Plug-in Upsampling
  • The fastest workflow in any DAW with the Skylight User Interface
  • Create the best performances from multiple takes with Speed Comping
  • ARA Integration for Melodyne (Melodyne 4 Essential available on upgrade)
  • Support for VST3, hi-res DSD, ARA and Multi-touch
  • Program beats using the familiar Step Sequencer
  • Drag, drop and play loops in real-time with the nonlinear Matrix View
  • NEW! Optimize your MIDI editing and paint notes with the Pattern Tool
  • The Smart Tool & Smart Grid make all editing work hassle-free and easy

Order today and bring your classroom up to the current state-of-the-art.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Minimum System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7 or 8 (32- or 64-bit)
  • Processor: 2.6GHz Intel or AMD multi-core processor
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Hard Drive: 5GB for minimal install, 20GB recommended
  • Monitor Resolution: 1280x800 (1920 x 1080 recommended)
  • Audio Interface: ASIO compatible hardware is recommended
  • Internet: Connection required for downloads, activation, and publishing features
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CakewalkSONAR Artist
 
3.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Product. 64 bit processing is good.

By JT

from Houston, Texas

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      • What ever your music styl

      Comments about Cakewalk SONAR Artist:

      I am a bit slow, but looping and adding data is pretty easy, even for a novice. Just takes a bit of time
      to learn how to get the user sound monitoring working as needed. I have a feeling I am going to want
      to go to Pro from Artist in a few months after I find all of the specialties it provides.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would buy Sonar Artist again, alot bang for the buck! #WOW

      By Wildman

      from Kansas

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Cakewalk SONAR Artist:

      If you never use a recording program don't waste your money on a cheep download. Sonar Artist is a great one to start off with, you can do the whole band yourself. Lots of learning videos and great tec-support.

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      (3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      good

      By electric mike

      from Maine

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      Comments about Cakewalk SONAR Artist:

      good

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Do Not Buy This software---not good simple recording.

      By Keyboard Man

      from Princeton, WV

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        • Difficult to Navigate

        Best Uses

          Comments about Cakewalk SONAR Artist:

          Don't buy this software if you are not experienced in the Cakewalk format. You will be wasting your money because Musiciansfriend will not refund on software. I just hate it that I shoved money down the drain buying Sonar Artist. It's probably good for experienced computer recording experts, but not for me. They don't tell you it is a long learning curve---trying to record something. There is no telephone number for support, only an email address where you can send a question, and wait on the answer. Even YouTube has no video's to show you even how to get started with Sonar Artist----I couldn't find. I just wished that Sonar better support for their software.
          If you really want to learn this stuff---you need to go to some recording university and major in it. It was that difficult for me. I am just sadden that I lost money into thinking it was a simple computer recording program. My learning curve is to never buy software from Musiciansfriend again---because there is no recourse to get your money back----if you don't like it.
          I will have to say (other than this experience) musiciansfriend.com has been wonderful to me. Never have had any problems with buying stuff from them for 40 years. I just wished they would put in BOLD letters that their software is not refundable if opened and used. You will only find this in small print on their returned labels.
          Hate to keep on rambling. I am sticking to my old faithful Tascam recorder. Its much easier to record with---and it still sounds good.
          Bottom line-----if you are a novice recorder, stick with what works------recording on recorders, not software.
          And anyway, if you ever make it big time-----they still use the real physical equipment.
          So there!!! Have a great day my friends.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Service, and delivery was fantastic----as always from Musiciansfriend.com. I love this company. Just don't love some of their products----which are few.

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          • Personal
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          • PC
           
          1.0

          Don't fall for this buggy DAW trap!

          By Dalaver

          from Mn

          Comments about Cakewalk SONAR Artist:

          If you have been using Sonar like I have for many years you know that by far this DAW is the easiest to learn and use! But on the other end, if you are new to music recording and want to take your career seriously. RUN to a different DAW.I got onboard with this "new" concept of a membership in hopes that with ongoing lifetime updates in hopes that Cakewalk would end up with a solid DAW. But it's more like "We fixed this!" "We broke that!" After each update Cakewalk relies on feedback at the Cakewalk forum site! It's almost like Cakewalk has NO bata testers! ?

          Tech support was also great in the past but the last time I called coincidently just before the "Membership Release" the guy at Cakewalk sounded as if I woke him and was useless! Tech support for the most part has been passed to the Cakewalk Forum! It looks like Cakewalk has it has pawned off tech support to the Cakewalk Forum's Moderators and others who spend an unhealthy amount of time there,
          Once in a while a Cakewalk employee will spend some time on the Forum and chime in on something that they may consider worthy of a comment!
          There are some things that have NEVER worked right over the years from version to version that are still not working right!
          There are announces that have worked in previous version of Sonar that are completely lost with time!

          • Computer Platform:
          • PC
           
          5.0

          I would buy this item again.

          By Rick

          from North central Arkansas

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              Comments about Cakewalk SONAR Artist:

              I have several personal songs copyrighted, use this program to record them. I also have Pro Tools LE, but Sonar Artist has many more features, and at this price range, works great for me.

              Service and delivery comments:

              I always have great service from Musician's Friend. Have bought from them for several years.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC
               
              5.0

              Great, As Always!

              By Billy K.

              from Seattle, WA

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              Pros

              • Easy to Navigate
              • Great Value!
              • Versatile

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                • Studio

                Comments about Cakewalk SONAR Artist:

                Had to get a new hard drive, and after it came back from the shop, decided to upgrade some old program. This proved to be a much better version of SONAR, compared to what I used to have. No Complaints.

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                • Personal
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