Cakewalk SONAR Platinum - Recording, Mixing, Mastering Software

Cakewalk SONAR Platinum - Recording, Mixing, Mastering Software

Cakewalk SONAR Platinum - Recording, Mixing, Mastering Software

B&H # CASX4PLR MFR # 10-CSPT1.00-10C

Product Highlights

  • Unlimited Audio and MIDI Tracks
  • Unlimited Effects, Sends and Busses
  • 21 Instruments
  • 57 Effects and 9 ProChannel Modules
  • VST3 Support
  • Drag-and-Drop Replace Synths/Effects
  • Skylight User Interface
  • 64-bit/384 kHz Audio Engine
  • Windows 7/8
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SONAR Platinum 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 and MIDI tracks, FX sends and busses, and provides full VST3 support using a 64-bit mix engine. The Platinum edition features nine ProChannels, customizable channel strips that allow for creating a custom mixer, the most instruments and ProChannels, and features the full processing tool set of the SONAR series.

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. VocalSync tightens vocals by aligning one part to another, an essential feature for post production when matching dialogue to picture. The other addition to this updated version of SONAR is an enhanced control bar providing one-click access to a user's favorite tools. When collapsed, hovering the mouse over a 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, Twitter sharing is enabled.

What's New
  • VocalSync - tightens vocals by aligning one part to another, essential for matching dialogue to picture and perfecting the timing of parts without splitting and moving clips
  • 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
  • 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 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, 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
  • Wave and Broadcast Wave (time stamped)
  • WMA, WAV, W64, ASF
  • FLAC
  • MP3 (via SoundCloud)
  • WAV RIFF, ACID, Rex, Rex2, Rex64
  • AVI, QT, MPEG Video import and export
  • CD burning
  • Dithering on export
  • SoundCloud integration
  • 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 Pro
  • Rapture (Full Version)
  • Cyclone
  • RXP
  • Z3TA+ Classic
  • Lounge Lizard SONAR
  • Strum Acoustic SONAR
  • TruePianos Amber
Anderton FX Chains
  • Quick FX
  • FX chains
  • CA amps
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
  • TH2 Producer
  • PX-64 Percussion Strip
  • VX-64 Vocal Strip
  • TL-64 Tube Leveler
  • TS-64 Transient Shaper
  • Tone2 Bifilter2
  • Analog TrackBox
  • REmatrix Solo
  • Tape Emulator
  • Console Emulator
  • Softube Saturation Knob
  • QuadCurve EQ (Includes zoom spectrum analysis)
  • Tube Saturation
  • PC4K S-Type Bus Compressor
  • PC76 U-Type Compressor
UPC: 787537014013
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System Requirements 2.6 GHz Intel or AMD multi-core processor
Windows 7 or Windows 8 (32- and 64-bit)
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) 7.795 x 7.716 x 1.89"

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