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Cakewalk SONAR X1 Producer - Music Production Software (Educational Discount)

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Cakewalk SONAR X1 Producer - Music Production Software (Educational Discount)


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Product Highlights

  • Unlimited Audio and MIDI Tracks
  • Video Import/Export
  • Surround Mixing
  • ProChannel Effects
  • Mastering Effects
  • Channel Strip Effects
  • Dimension Pro and TruePianos Amber
  • T and S Series Effects
  • Step Sequencer 2.0 and Matrix View
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
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SONAR X1 Producer from Cakewalk is music production software that contains all the recording and editing power needed to deliver the polished "radio-ready" recordings that are expected in today's music industry. A completely redesigned user interface allows the software to be more intuitive and fluid than previous versions.

With all the cutting edge creation tools and core technologies, plus an expanded set of professional instruments and effects, and the "big-studio" sound of the ProChannel console strip, SONAR X1 Producer is the ideal choice for anyone serious about music production. The software is 64-bit and Windows 7 ready.

Note: This is an educational package that requires proof of current educational status.

  • Precisely suited for today's music production, SONAR X1's user interface design speeds up workflow and provides a clean and modern creation environment
  • Intelligent interface that moves beyond contemporary, single-window design and layout clutter
  • Unifies all of your content
  • Redesigned browser organizes all of your content into one, easily managed place
  • Drag and drop just about anything you can think of from the browser directly to your workspace
  • All clip, track and channel data is centralized and at your fingertips
  • Displays a wealth of data in a small footprint and allows for ergonomic track mixing
  • Fully collapsible, expandable, dockable and floatable
  • Per-project Screensets remember every window position, size and state and are accessed directly from the Control Bar or via your qwerty keyboard
  • Default Screensets are ready-to-go for just about any production scenario imaginable or create your own for tracking, mixing, jamming or experimenting
  • Recall everything exactly the way you left it
Smart Tools
  • SONAR's tools have been completely revamped for X1
  • Most functions are now performed with a single implement that switches automatically based on context
  • Dramatically speeds up editing and arranging by eliminating the need to constantly switch tools
Control Bar
  • Access crucial functions quickly and clearly with the new modular Control Bar
  • Modules logically group related functions and can be arranged to suit your desire
  • Fully expandable, dockable and floatable
  • Integral part of the Skylight interface that allows you to dock and easily access any of SONAR's views all in one place
  • The Console View, Step Sequencer, Piano Roll, even instruments and effects can all be contained within one consolidated area
  • For ultimate flexibility, the MultiDock itself can be quickly collapsed or expanded and can even be placed on an entirely separate monitor
  • The mixing console is the nerve center of the studio and at the heart of every great sounding track
  • Available exclusively in SONAR X1 Producer, ProChannel expands the software console with big, epic pro-studio effects built right in to every channel
  • Compression, console EQ, tube saturation and routing
Instruments and Effects
  • Dimension Pro - combines real instruments with advanced synthesis
  • Mastering Effects - for adding polish to a mix
  • TruePianos Amber - contains 4 piano modules
  • Session Drummer 3 - designed to create realistic and vital drum tracks
  • Guitar Rig 4 LE - guitar/bass amplifier and speaker modeling
  • AudioSnap 2.0 - fix the timing of audio tracks with the click of a mouse
  • T and S Series Effects - 13 audio effects designed to make any mixing task a breeze
  • RGC Synth Suite - 4 legendary VSTi's from the renowned synthesizer developer RGC
  • Roland V-Vocall - get the perfect pitch every time or go for extreme modern effects
  • Matrix View - non-linear production environment for audio and MIDI loops
  • Step Sequencer 2.0 - program beats, leads and bass lines with flam, velocity and probability controls
  • Essential Instruments - suite of 10 "go to" instruments to get projects started
  • Essential Effects - suite of 31 professional level audio effects for basic mixing needs
  • IK Multimedia Amplitube X-Gear - fully modular, customizable and expandable amp and FX modeling software system
  • System Requirements Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.67GHz/AMD Phenom Quad Core 9750 2.4GHz
    Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32-bit), Vista Service Pack 2 (32- or 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit)*
    2GB RAM
    1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
    4.5GB for minimal installation, 15GB for complete installation
    DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R or DVD+/-RW drive
    Cakewalk Publisher requires available web server space with FTP access

    *Windows XP Media Center and Windows XP 64-bit are not officially supported.


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    CakewalkSONAR X1 Producer - Music Production Software (Educational Discount)

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    Easy to use, comprehensive package

    By Rob

    from Tucson, Arizona


    • Easy to Navigate
    • Versatile


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        Comments about Cakewalk SONAR X1 Producer - Music Production Software (Educational Discount):

        Layout and workflow are logical and easy to learn. I've used it primarily for editing and production but also for composition and arrangement. There are a bewildering number of included instruments/soft synths, which I found useful for both simulating classic instruments and creating new sounds. Most are easy to use, but some could be documented better.I have not had any technical problems or crashes with Sonar X1. I use it with Windows 7 (64 bit). I have contacted technical support a few times, and they've been very helpful and given me useful advice -- something I usually don't experience from technical support elsewhere... in fact it's sadly rare.Overall, I've been happy with it and would have no problem recommending it to a friend.

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

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        Great concept, questionable execution

        By Rodan

        from Salt Lake City, UT

        About Me Quality Oriented

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        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Navigate
        • Fast
        • Powerful


        • Audio cutout
        • Compatibility Issues
        • Crashes
        • Doesn't remember defaults

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        • Home Use

        Comments about Cakewalk SONAR X1 Producer - Music Production Software (Educational Discount):

        I really like sonar x1, the entire program has an excellent take on the DAW production workflow. I am very happy with the layout and everything. However, it seems to me that there is an endless flow of bugs with even the latest x1b release. It's gotten to the point that my project is crashing two or three times a day and im either having to restart my computer or im having to restart sonar. I've found myself going back to FLStudio despite the fact that Im not a huge fan of its workflow or its audio recording methods (which is why I picked up sonar) because I know it is stable and it's not going to crash or destroy my project. If they get the bugs figured out Sonar will be the best daw I've ever used (ive used ableton, cubase, sonar, flstudio, logic, and acid), but in its current state, I find it too risky to use for anything serious.

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

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