Cakewalk SONAR Professional - Audio Software (Educational Institution Discount - 5 Station Lab Pack)

Cakewalk SONAR Professional - Audio Software (Educational Institution Discount - 5 Station Lab Pack)

Cakewalk SONAR Professional - Audio Software (Educational Institution Discount - 5 Station Lab Pack)

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Product Highlights

  • Unlimited Audio and MIDI Tracks
  • Unlimited Effects, Sends, and Busses
  • 18 Instruments
  • 50 Effects and 13 ProChannel Modules
  • VST3 Support
  • Matrix Performance View
  • Drag-and-Drop Replace Synths/Effects
  • Skylight User Interface
  • 64-bit/384 kHz Audio Engine
  • Windows
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NOTE: This product is an educational discounted version available to qualified, accredited academic institutions only (not for individual teachers or students). Proof of current educational status is required. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact us prior to purchasing.

  • 1Description

SONAR Professional from Cakewalk is music production software containing many of the recording, editing and mastering tools needed to deliver professional audio and video products. The software features unlimited simultaneous audio tracks, MIDI tracks, FX sends, and busses, and provides full VST3 support using a 64-bit mix engine. The Professional edition introduces ProChannels, customizable channel strips that allow for creating a custom mixer, and features the same tool set as the Platinum edition, with just a few less processors and ProChannels included.

REmatrix Solo is one of the new ProChannels, a zero-latency, streamlined single-layer version of the REmatrix convolution reverb from Overloud/MoReVox. It features one hundred Impulse Response (IR) presets, including plates, halls, rooms, early reflections, specialty spaces, and allows for importing user IRs. The other addition to this updated version of SONAR is an enhanced control bar, providing one-click access to a user's favorite tools. Hovering the mouse over a collapsed module displays its parameters for an even more efficient workflow.

A "comping" feature allows for recording any number of takes and then selecting the best parts from each, providing a quick way to get a perfect performance. With VST3 support 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 an audio clip. The 64-bit audio mix engine supports a software mixing console with built-in EQ, and the program ships with eleven virtual synthesizers and twenty-seven audio effects.

A 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.

A new membership program offers continuous updates to the software, including new features, improvements, fixes, content, and video tutorials that guide the user through the process of creating audio content. One year membership is included. Direct access to YouTube is provided for posting finished projects, and Soundcloud, Facebook, and Twitter sharing is enabled.

Note: This product is an educational discounted version available to qualified, accredited academic institutions only (not for individual teachers or students). Proof of current educational status is required.

What's New
  • REmatrix Solo - Zero-latency, streamlined, single-layer ProChannel version of the REmatrix convolution reverb from Overloud/MoReVox
  • Control Bar - Stack, scroll, minimize, and maximize any and all Control Bar modules for one-click access to preferred tools
  • Mix Recall - Save and switch to various mix scenes for easy, one-click comparisons
  • Onscreen Virtual Controller - Compose with all your favorite virtual instruments with absolutely no MIDI hardware connected to your computer
  • FX Chains - From single-knob utilities, to boutique digital stompboxes, to sound-generating environments and additional effects, these new FX chains will help inspire creativity and streamline the production process
  • AudioSnap -  New detection algorithms provide for better waveform manipulation
  • Addictive Drums 2 - Includes Solo bundle (pick any ADpak, any MIDIpak, and any Kitpiece Pak of your choice)
  • Sixteen Virtual Custom Amps - Instead of emulating existing models, these amps were crafted with the idea of creating idealized amps that can only exist in the virtual world. 
  • Pattern Tool - Simply select and paint MIDI loops and patterns across the Piano Roll View and Track View
  • Improved ARA Support - Better ARA support for Melodyne
  • New MIDI Engine - Matched note-off/note-on counting to decrease instances of hanging MIDI notes, especially while using transport functions. Improved overall MIDI note management architecture
  • Audio Import/Export Improvements - New import/export formats such as Ogg Vorbis, RF64, and over 20 others. MP3 Export has also been improved. 
  • Rolling Updates - Update subscription plan
  • Unlimited simultaneous I/O
  • Unlimited audio tracks
  • Unlimited MIDI tracks
  • Unlimited sends/buses
  • 64-bit/384 kHz maximum audio file resolution
  • 64-bit internal mix engine resolution
  • ReWire 64 support
  • Groove Clip support (follow tempo and pitch)
  • Windows 7/8 Support
  • Windows 8 multi-touch support
Tools and Editing
  • Pattern Tool saves time and speeds workflow by "painting" MIDI loops and patterns across the piano roll and track view
  • "Speed" comping transform multiple performances into a composite track
  • Skylight user interface
  • FX racks
  • Expandable sends
  • Drag and drop to/from browser
  • Control bar enhancements
  • Screensets
  • Smart Tool and Smart Grid
  • Mix recall for switching among multiple saved mixes
  • Expandable ProChannel for creating a custom mixer architecture
  • Drag and drop replace synthesizer/effects
  • Take and automation lanes
  • ACT (Active Controller Technology)
  • WAI (Where Am I?) controller support
  • Per-track MIDI arpeggiator
  • Input quantize (non-destructive)
  • Quantize (destructive)
  • Unlimited undo
  • Melodyne essentials
  • ARA integration
  • Audio Snap enhancements
  • Video support with YouTube export
  • SoundCloud, Facebook, and Twitter sharing
  • Tracks/Clips
  • Matrix
  • Inspector
  • Event List
  • Browser
  • MultiDock
  • Tempo
  • Loop Construction
  • Staff (with Tab and Fret view)
  • Step Sequencer
  • Console
  • Piano Roll
  • Markers
  • Video
  • Navigator
  • Full Screen Mode
  • Onscreen Virtual Controller
  • Wave and Broadcast Wave (time stamped)
  • WMA, WAV, W64, ASF
  • FLAC
  • OGG, RF64
  • MP3 (via SoundCloud)
  • WAV RIFF, ACID, Rex, Rex2, Rex64
  • AVI, QT, MPEG video import and export
  • CD burning
  • Dithering options on export
  • SoundCloud integration
  • Surround mixing support using Surround Bridge
  • MusicXML Export
  • VST3 support
  • 32-/64-bit VST2, VSTi and DXi support
  • Bit Bridge (allows 32-bit plug-ins in 64-bit installs)
  • Cakewalk Sound Center
  • Session Drummer 3
  • Square I
  • Roland Groove Synth
  • Cakewalk TTS-1
  • DropZone
  • SFZ Player
  • Studio Instruments Drums
  • Studio Instruments Bass
  • Studio Instruments Strings
  • Studio Instruments Electric Piano
  • Dimension LE
  • Rapture LE
  • Cyclone
  • RXP
  • Z3TA+ Classic
Anderton Collection
  • Quick FX
  • FX chains
  • CA amps
  • Acoustic Piezo CA-X Amp Sim
  • CA VoxTools
  • CA Acoustic Guitar Presets
  • Phasor Constructor
  • Kickmaster FX Chain
  • Pedalboard FX Chains
  • SizzleBus
Essential Suite
  • Sonitus Compressor
  • Sonitus Delay
  • Sonitus Equalizer
  • Sonitus Gate
  • Sonitus Modulator
  • Sonitus Multiband
  • Sonitus Phase
  • Sonitus Reverb
  • Sonitus Surround
  • Sonitus Surround Compressor
  • Sonitus Wahwah
Classic Creative Suite
  • AliasFactor
  • Modfilter
  • Chorus/Flanger
  • HF Exciter
  • Classic Phaser
  • Compressor/Gate
  • Para-Q
  • Tempo Delay
Studio Mixing Suite
  • Brickwall BW-2S
  • Compressor CP-2S
  • DeEsser
  • Gate Expander GX622
  • Compressor FA770
  • Limiter LM2S
  • Analog Chorus CH2S
  • Analog Phaser APH2S
  • Oilcan Echo TLE2S
  • Tempo Delay 3D
  • Stereo Imager ST2S
  • Valve Driver ADR2S
  • Equalizer BQ2S
  • Equalizer BX2S
  • Equalizer GEQ12
  • Equalizer PEQ2B
  • Equalizer PEQ5B
  • Equalizer PEQ322
  • BlueVerb RV-2080
Engineering Suite
  • LP-64 Multiband Compressor
  • LP-64 EQ
  • Boost 11
  • Channel Tools
Boutique Suite
  • REmatrix Solo
  • Softube Saturation Knob
  • QuadCurve EQ
  • Bark of the Dog
  • Panipulator
Loop Content
  • Impulse Responses for REmatrix Solo
  • Synthetic IRs for REmatrix Solo
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  • 1Description
System Requirements Windows 7, 8/8.1, or 10 (32- and 64-bit)
2.6 GHz Intel or AMD multi-core processor (at least Intel i5 or AMD A10 APU recommended)
5 GB for minimal install (20 GB recommended)
1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
Audio interface (ASIO compatible hardware is recommended)
Internet connection for downloads, activation, and publishing features
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.8 x 7.6 x 1.9"
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