Cakewalk SONAR X2 Essential - Music Production Software (Educational Discount - Single)

Cakewalk SONAR X2 Essential - Music Production Software (Educational Discount - Single)

Cakewalk SONAR X2 Essential - Music Production Software (Educational Discount - Single)

B&H # CASX2EES MFR # 10-CXSE2.00-90C
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Product Highlights

  • 64 Audio and MIDI Tracks
  • 11 Virtual Instruments
  • 38 Audio and MIDI Effects
  • 64-bit/384 kHz Audio Engine
  • FX Chains
  • Automation Lanes
  • Integrated Per-Track Arpeggiator
  • Matrix Performance View
  • Windows 7
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SONAR X2 Essential from Cakewalk is music production software that contains fundamental recording and editing features needed to deliver a variety of audio and video related products. With all the creation tools and core technologies, plus a set of instruments and effects, the software is the perfect way to begin crafting great sounding musical productions. The software is 64-bit and Windows 7 ready, with Windows 8 support slated for a later update.

The Skylight interface provides a clear and configurable creative space that adapts to your workflow and is tailor made for today's high-resolution, widescreen displays. Dock windows where they feel best, instantly switch between configurable Screensets, and navigate with speed and precision with Timeline Zoom, Auto Zoom, and the enhanced Aim Assist. Skylight even switches tools and snap settings automatically based on context and zoom level.

A Searchable Browser provides access to an organized collection of loops, one-shots, effects and instruments which can be incorporated into projects with a simple drag and drop. Access complex FX Chains, create custom content locations, and even replace synths in a single step. Additionally, you can drag and drop just about anything both to and from the Browser.

An improved Edit Filter ensures that tracks clearly display the data you want to work with. Used with the Smart Tool, even complex, multi-track editing is fast and seamless. Dice clips, paint notes, time stretch audio, and draw automation with no tool switching. The software's PRV (Piano Roll View) has been enhanced, with the virtual keyboard displaying real-time MIDI input and Aim Assist functionality clearly showing both vertical and horizontal placement of notes.

Roland V-Vocal does pitch control while also providing control over timing, dynamics, vibrato, and formants. You can achieve natural sounding vocals with simple pitch correction, or achieve robotic vocals. V-Vocal can also convert audio to MIDI so you can double parts, replace sounds, and more. AudioSnap provides full control of the timing and feel of your tracks. Tighten multi-track drums with full phase coherency, lock MIDI tracks to the timing of audio tracks, convert audio to MIDI for drum replacement, create groove templates, and change the tempo of audio.

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

What's New
  • Skylight user interface enhanced with Auto Zoom, Timeline Zoom, Smart Grid, and a revamped NOW time
  • Views have been updated to improve function and match the look and feel of the Skylight interface
  • New Take Lanes, enhanced Clips Pane, improved PRV, Loop Construction View and the revamped Matrix View are better integrated
  • Improved Smart Tool drastically reduced the need to switch tools with most common functions not needing a modifier key - range select across tracks, paint MIDI notes, draw automation, and more
  • Matrix View brings a live performance feel with clip triggering and real-time arranging capabilities and is revamped with rock-solid playback of audio and MIDI, per-cell trigger resolution, flexible routing, and external MIDI hardware support
  • Automation Lanes make it easier to create professional, dynamic mixes
  • New Latch, Touch, Overwrite, and Punch, modes as well as improved editing with the Smart Tool, including freehand and line drawing
  • TH2 guitar amp simulator
  • Over 100 other UI enhancements
  • Replace a synth for one step instrument swap
  • Enhanced screen sets for one touch workflow management
  • New per-clip MIDI editor
  • Improved track and data selection
  • Audio engine optimizations
  • MIDI engine improvements
  • Installation and improved Online Help
  • Windows 64-bit support
  • Windows 8 and touch screen support (coming in free patch)
General Features
  • Sixty-four audio and MIDI tracks
  • Seamless usability and workflow
  • FX Chains
  • Eleven virtual instruments
  • Thirty-eight audio and MIDI FX
  • Integrated per-track arpeggiator
  • Automation and Take Lanes
  • Track templates
  • Confidence Recording
  • Input monitoring with effects
  • Versatile metronome with subdivisions
  • Intuitive keyboard shortcuts
  • Quick access Synth Rack
  • Automatic plug-in delay compensation
  • Active Controller Technology remembers every control for all synthesizers and effects, with mappings ready to go in every new project
  • Low-latency audio engine
  • ASIO and WDM support
  • Sound Cloud, MusicXML, and export options
  • 64-bit/384 kHz audio engine
Virtual Instruments
  • Cakewalk Sound Center
  • Dimension LE
  • Dreamstation
  • DropZone
  • Roland Groove Synth
  • Square I
  • Studio Instruments Bass
  • Studio Instruments Drums
  • Studio Instruments E-Piano
  • Studio Instruments Strings
  • TTS-1
  • Alias Factor
  • Classic Phaser
  • Stereo Compressor/Gate
  • HF Exciter
  • ModFilter
  • Para-Q Parametric EQ
  • Tempo Delay
  • Multivoice Chorus Flanger
  • Studioverb 2
  • Overloud TH2 SONAR
  • Boost 11 Peak Limiter
  • Sonitus:fx EQ
  • Sonitus:fx Reverb
  • Analyst
  • Bit Meter
  • SpectraFX
  • FX Chorus
  • FX Delay
  • FX EQ
  • FX Flange
  • FX Reverb
  • FX Compressor/Gate
  • FX Dynamics/Processor
  • FX Expander/Gate
  • FX Limiter
  • Amp Sim
  • Tape Sim
  • Pitch Shifter
  • Delay
  • Chorus
  • Reverb
  • 7 MIDI FX
Delivery Options
  • Upload your songs directly to SoundCloud and automatically notify social networks like Facebook and Twitter
  • Score your videos and then export them in a variety of formats including QuickTime
  • Export MIDI data seamlessly to your favorite notation software with MusicXML
  • Flexible export options: AIF, Broadcast WAV, FLAC, SD2 (Sound Designer II), QuickTime video, and more
  • Collaborate with other DAWs using SONAR's Broadcast Wave and OMF support
  • Finish a project and immediately burn CDs for fans, family, and friends
  • Upload your music to the web using Cakewalk Publisher
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System Requirements Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.67 GHz/AMD Phenom Quad Core 9750 2.4 GHz or higher
Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
4.5 GB free hard drive space for minimal install, 20 GB recommended
1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
Broadband internet connection for download
Cakewalk Publisher requires available web server space with FTP access

*Windows 8 support will be available through a free patch later this year
**XP and Vista are no longer officially supported and future updates will not be compatible or install on XP and Vista
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 5.9 x 2.2"

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