Cakewalk Sonar X3 - Recording, Mixing, Mastering Software

Cakewalk Sonar X3 - Recording, Mixing, Mastering Software

Cakewalk Sonar X3 - Recording, Mixing, Mastering Software

B&H # CASX3 MFR # CXSR300-10C
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Product Highlights

  • Unlimited Audio and MIDI Tracks
  • Unlimited Effects, Sends and Busses
  • Full Support for VST3 Synths and Effects
  • 64-bit/384 kHz Audio Engine
  • 12 Instruments
  • Matrix Performance View
  • Unlimited Undo
  • Windows 7/8
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Sonar X3 from Cakewalk is music production software that contains many of the recording, editing and mastering features needed to deliver a variety of professional audio and video related products. The software features unlimited simultaneous audio and MIDI tracks, FX, sends and busses, and full VST3 support using a 64-bit mix engine. Sonar X3 is a trimmed down version of the Studio and Producer editions, with less instruments and effects, but with most of the tools still available.

The comping feature allows for recording any number of takes and then selecting the best parts from each, providing a quick way to get a flawless performance. VST3 support is now fully integrated, and the software automatically detects new VST plug-ins without the need to rescan. Unlimited undo is available, and ARA (Audio Random Access) integration means no more waiting for data to transfer into the editor - simply click to open the audio clip and get to work.

The Matrix View allows for organizing audio and MIDI loops, phrases, and one shots into cells and columns for real-time triggering from one (or more) MIDI controllers. Use it to easily arrange song sections, or for complex sets of multiple grooves, one-shots, drops, and breakdowns - all playable in real-time. Additional enhancements include access to an organized collection of loops, one-shots, effects and instruments via a searchable browser, which can then be incorporated into projects with a simple drag and drop. Direct access to YouTube is provided for posting finished projects, and integrated saving and sharing on the cloud is available via Gobbler.

Overview
  • Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks
  • Mix with unlimited effects, sends and busses
  • Move seamlessly across all production tasks with Skylight Interface
  • Assemble the perfect performance with comping workflow
  • Edit audio and MIDI, hassle free, with Smart Tool and Smart Grid
  • Full support for VST3 synths and effects
  • Record and mix with the end-to-end 64-bit double precision engine
  • Program beats using the Step Sequencer
  • Play loops in real-time with the Matrix View
  • Customize guitar tones with Overloud TH2 Producer amp simulator
  • Track realistic drum grooves instantly using Session Drummer 3
  • Play and record with twelve instruments including the Studio Instruments suite
  • Mix with a full mixing console that includes built-in EQ
  • Mix with the Sonitus:fx Suite
  • Get songs sounding radio-ready with the Boost 11 Peak Limiter
  • Twenty-seven FX including the Essential Suite and Classic Creative Suite
  • Share your music on SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Gobbler cloud saving and sharing
  • Custom touch support on touch-enabled devices running Windows 8
Views
  • Tracks/Clips
  • Matrix
  • Inspector
  • Event List
  • Browser
  • MultiDock
  • Tempo
  • Loop Construction
  • Staff
  • Step Sequencer
  • Console
  • Piano Roll
  • Markers
  • Video
  • Navigator
  • Full Screen Mode
Formats
  • Wave and Broadcast Wave (time stamped WMA, WAV, W64, ASF)
  • AIFF, CAF, SD2
  • FLAC, RAW
  • MP3 (via SoundCloud)
  • MP3 encoder (30 day trial)
  • Loop formats - Wav, ACID, Rex, Rex64
  • AVI, QT, MPEG Video import and export
  • CD burning
  • Dithering on export
  • SoundCloud integration
  • MusicXML Export
Instruments
  • Session Drummer 3
  • Cakewalk Sound Center
  • Square I
  • Roland Groove Synth
  • Cakewalk TTS-1
  • DropZone
  • SFZ Player
  • DreamStation
  • Studio Instruments Drums
  • Studio Instruments Bass
  • Studio Instruments Strings
  • Studio Instruments Electric Piano
Essential Suite
  • Sonitus Compressor
  • Sonitus Delay
  • Sonitus Equalizer
  • Sonitus Gate
  • Sonitus Modulator
  • Sonitus Multiband
  • Sonitus Phase
  • Sonitus Reverb
  • Sonitus Surround
  • Sonitus Wahwah
Classic Creative Suite
  • AliasFactor
  • Modfilter
  • Chorus/Flanger
  • HF Exciter
  • Classic Phaser
  • Compressor/Gate
  • Para-Q
  • Tempo Delay
Engineering Suite
  • Boost 11
Boutique Suite
  • TH2 SONAR
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Specifications
System Requirements Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.67 GHz/AMD Phenom Quad Core 9750 2.4 GHz or higher
Windows 7 or Windows 8* (32- and 64-bit)
2 GB RAM
4.5 GB for minimal install, 20 GB recommended
1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
Broadband internet connection for download
Gobbler requires internet connection
XLN Audio Addictive Drums requires separate download and registration - Internet connection required for host computer

*XP and Vista no longer officially supported
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.8 x 5.9 x 2.1"

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