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Cakewalk SONAR X1 Producer

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Cakewalk's SONAR X1 Producer has all the goods to deliver the polished, œradio-ready recordings that are expected in today' music industry. Included...Click To Read More About This Product

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All-in-one DAW with cutting-edge music creation tools and collection of world-class instruments and effects.

Cakewalk's SONAR X1 Producer has all the goods to deliver the polished, œradio-ready recordings that are expected in today' music industry. Included are all of SONAR Studio' cutting-edge music creation tools plus an unparalleled collection of world-class instruments and effects, making SONAR X1 Producer truly an all-in-one solution for creating today' music.

From the innovative Skylight interface to the legendary, œbig-studio sound of the ProChannel console strip, SONAR X1 Producer is the ideal choice for anyone serious about music production.

SONAR X1 Producer highlights:
¢ ProChannel: Built in channel strip of modeled compression, EQ, and tube saturation on every audio track and bus. Fully customizable routing
¢ Session Drummer 3: Professional drum VST with kits from Steven Slate, Ocean Way, original 707, 808, 909, samples and over 700 included patterns
¢ Dimension Pro: 4 part wavetable virtual synthesizer; Over 8GB of sample content (1500 patches) including bass, strings, pads, the Garritan Pocket Orchestra and more
¢ Mastering Effects: Finalize your mix with the 64-bit linear phase-accurate equalizer and multi-band compressor
¢ Channel Strip Effects: VX-64 7-stage vocal effect strip and PX-64 7-stage percussion effect strip

¢ TruePianos Amber: The Amber module of TruePianos provides a truly immersive modeled piano VST that uses very little CPU

  • Unlimited Audio tracks
  • AudioSnap: Multitrack audio manipulation. Correct timing of performances, quantize your audio and even convert audio to MIDI.
  • V-Vocal: From subtle pitch correction of problem vocals to generating modern vocal effects, V-Vocal is the solution for vocal manipulation.
  • Surround Sound: 30 formats supported. Great for creating audio for video, video game soundtracks, and other high-end audio projects.
  • T Series Effects: Transient shaper for sculpting drum and other dynamic sounds plus the Tube Leveler for warm analog treatments of audio.
  • Sonitus Effects Suite: 11 audio effects including reverb, multiband compression, auto-wah, tempo delay, and more
  • Rapture LE: Loaded with over 200 presets, Rapture LE is the player version of the award winning Rapture synth (fully expandable)
  • RGC Suite: The legendary synths from RGC including Z3TA+ 1.5, SFZ Pro, Pentagon, and more
  • Matrix View: Non-linear environment for creating beats, beat juggling and song arrangement
Win XP SP3, Vista 32/64/ Win 7 32/64
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CakewalkSONAR X1 Producer

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)


What a relief from Pro Tools 9

By Marco-fDPZL

from Eugene, OR

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Comments about Cakewalk SONAR X1 Producer:

These reviews are subjective and hard to guage, but I'll give it a go and see if I can convince you. It's been 14 months trying to assemble a DA repitoire in my home studio. And it's been hard due to the technical mess in general that home studio enthusiasts have to navigate through. I went through 5 interfaces and a half dozen software packages...spent over 10k. It was hugely disappointing with just a few good moments. I got so burned out, I stoped in Feb and then in early april decided to order Sonar X1. I cannot tell you how diametrically opposite my experience with X1 compared to PT9. Pro Tools was unforgiving, non-intuitive, extremely buggie, would not play nice with any of my mainstream interfaces even my brand new Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56. It was very difficult getting it configured with other RTAS software. I could go on about how bad my experience was with Pro Tools...I hate it...I'll never touch it again. X1 was really a installed issue. I have the fastest CPU Intel makes with the absolute latest Sata III drives 24GB RAM...bla bla bla and ProTools took at least a minute to open due to all of the plug-in.....X1...opens right up...without error and to a pristine, refined interface with high res dials and extreme attention to detail. The same Komplete 7 100GB of plugins available. PT9 doesn't even come close. I'm very disappointed in AVID for putting this product out because as you can't get your money back...which is totally unfair. I hear Cubase 6 is really refined also, so I don't want to sound like I'm a Cakewalk I do want to make the point that I love the clean job they did developing this software. Just beautiful!

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


Good as you will get.

By robert sattler

from Australia

Comments about Cakewalk SONAR X1 Producer:

Worth every penny!
After not recording since being in studios in the late 80s early90s,I was looking forward to finding out about digital audio.Sonar X1 ,like any deep software can take a while to learn,but once you have,you'll be VERY gratified.The included effects plugins/instruments,and 64bit,make it far and away better than possibly ALL the others.X1c Expanded[September 2011] $$ upgrade,with "synth replace" and the expansion of the Pro Channel-channel strip,make this DAW pretty hard to beat.Sure it took a while to learn[Also my first computer experience],but with just Reg.code Authorisation[No dongle or Software Licence user hassle] it really makes everything easy,plus the cakewalk forum is very helpful.Definitely worth the price[Especially compared to P.T.!]

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Sonar will always be my DAW of choice

By Mike pace

from CT

Comments about Cakewalk SONAR X1 Producer:

Like many other musicians/producers I have used many DAWs, and I always find myself at home when working with Sonar. I run it on a HP Envy15, win7 4gb ram (another 2gb dedicated on graphics card) and a dual core i5 (2.97ghz). I would recomend at LEAST thoes specs when using Sonar, I find it runs flawlessly but once I get up to 40+ tracks I need to start condensing them.

I've worked with pro tools a lot in a good friends studio, he works with macs and I prefer windows. I gave pro tools another shot but this time on windows, still I found Sonar 8 to be supeiror. When 8.5 came out I was estatic, and I just recently got X1. The new versions are not just bells and whisles, I highly recomend upgrading if your budget allows. Sonar 8.5 is a wonderful DAW, but x1 just adds so much more flexability. If you're not used to recording on Sonar it might take some getting used to, I learned on it and find it to be significantly different from Cubase and pro tools. One of the most significant differances is the quality in the bundeled plugins, you will find that you don't need to purchase or try many VSTs because of how well the ones that are included work. They are all visually appealing, and the program works great when using more than one monitor.

Chances are I will be faithful to cakewalk for the rest of my music recording days, they make wonderful products. My friend that uses pro tools says that he prefers it because he frequently exchanges tracks with his producer and it is the most commonly used DAW. To each his own I suppose, I find Sonar to have more than everything I need, & it being windows exclusive makes me glad I chose a win7 machine for production.


(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Best DAW for your money!!!

By K-Beatz aka DJ Killa Ran

from Augusta, GA

Comments about Cakewalk SONAR X1 Producer:

Sonar X1 is going to be a great addition to anyone looking for flexibility in a DAW. Sonar has so many tools to choose from. The Pro channel gives you a warm clean feel when mixing. The compressor is decent and eq is very clean. Get a decent sound card first before you install X1!! You?re going to need a good computer also with a multi-core processor running 32bit or 64bit windows operating system. Sorry no Mac users yet. Running very good on windows7, just make sure you get the updates packages from Sonar. They fixed a lot of bug issues. There is a little learning curve for starters but if you?re familiar with Sonar products it should not be that bad. Lots of extras come included so make sure you have enough disk space on your hard-drive.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)



By Chairman of the Boards

from Lockport NY

Comments about Cakewalk SONAR X1 Producer:

at first, it took a little time to configure the settings but sooo many sounds to choose from. the only thing is to make sure you have the Juice or at keast the minimum requirements for you PC. 2nd, if you are on a budget and is trying to purchase items piece by piece for exampl I don't have my Audio interface yet adjust your setting to MME otherwise the sound will distort. I am using Klipsch PC Speakers 2.0 and it is Am amazing. Oh yeah get the updates ASAP to avoid any glictes that you see on other comments but this is awesome Software. I used Cubase Prologic and this is the Money maker

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


it has great tools...

By miguel77

from rochester

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Comments about Cakewalk SONAR X1 Producer:

I got this a month ago it was a big debate with sonarx1 or studio one I always wanted to try sonar but I was scare cause of the many complaint I heard about it. after trying studio one which I loved By the way, looking forward to buying it soon, sonar x1 won me because some features like V-vocal audio snap plus the pro-channels in every track it great to use it one have to dedicate a lot of time to learn it I've spending a lot of time with sonar, haven?t had any problems with it till yesterday but hope to solve it by today...also I own propeller head Record/Reason and I must say so far Record is kicking all this other DAW's butts Love record!!!!no am beginning to learn Sonar X1 if you anyone want to purchase this make sure you have a lot of room in your pc that way you can be able to use 100% their support is not that great that is the one thing I must say they need to work on calling their support center they ask like you are interrupting something I hope one of the big people in their chair come and check the comments as far as support and do something about it. To summarized, getting to know sonarx1 is a great value, Love propeller head record/reason, so far nothing compares, and studio one pro is great!!!!With the mastering suit and all, but not having a pitch correction effect such as V-vocal or Neptune is hurting them a little well hope this help my fellow musicians out there

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Buy it and use it.

By Thomas-qkgmf

from indianapolis, in.

Comments about Cakewalk SONAR X1 Producer:

If you mic you guitar or instrument live and record, get a good interface box a decent size powered mixer and a pair of isolated powered headphones from the drum department. And get cakewalk sonar x1 producer. If you have talent there will be no need to go to the studio, I promise...

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