Cakewalk Sonar Artist Upgrade from Sonar Home Studio - Music Production Software (Download)

Cakewalk Sonar Artist Upgrade from Sonar Home Studio - Music Production Software (Download)

Cakewalk Sonar Artist Upgrade from Sonar Home Studio - Music Production Software (Download)

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Product Highlights

  • Advanced Digital Audio Workstation
  • Unlimited Audio and MIDI Tracks
  • 12 x Virtual Instruments
  • 28 x Mixing and Mastering Effects
  • Session Drummer 3 Plug-In
  • Classic Creative Suite of FX
  • Overloud TH3 Amp Simulator
  • 12 Months of Free Rolling Updates
  • Windows 7, 8, 10 / Supports VST3
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Cakewalk Artist overview

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Sonar Artist from Cakewalk is an advanced music production software, which offers songwriters, producers, and composers a creatively tuned musical environment with a broad collection of powerful audio tools. Featuring advanced technology, effortless workflow, and an engaging interface, it is ideal for building productions from the ground up, and inspiring music creation at home, on the road or in the studio.

Sonar Artist features the fully customizable Skyline user interface, designed to get you started quickly with track templates and screensets. Compose complete songs using songwriting tools such as step sequencers, Piano Roll View, drag-and-drop beats, and twelve instruments that include drums, keyboards, guitars, basses, synths, and more. Matrix View allows for organizing audio and MIDI loops, phrases, and one shots into cells and columns for real-time triggering from a MIDI controller. Use it to easily arrange song sections, or for complex sets of multiple grooves and breakdowns.

The software captures your performances with pristine 64-bit, clean and accurate sound, and unlimited audio and MIDI tracks. 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. You can then fix mistakes, arrange parts, and manipulate time with integrated tools such as AudioSnap and Ripple editing.

To mix your tracks and polish your finished mixes, Sonar Artist offers a palette of 28 advanced mixing tools. Effects include the Overloud TH3 guitar amp & cabinet simulator, the Sonitus Reverb, and the Brick 11 mastering limiter, to name a few. When your song is ready to be heard, export and publish it directly to music delivery and social media sites such as YouTube, SoundCloud or Facebook, among others.

Sonar Artist includes 12 months of free rolling updates (renewable annually), which gives you access to support, updates, fixes, new plug-ins, and customized Sonar content, delivered throughout the year. Each update becomes part of the program you own, so you can keep it forever. Sonar Artist never expires, even if you choose not to update.

Note: This is an upgrade available to owners of Sonar Home Studio.

Newest Features

Ripple Editing
  • Allows for a convenient way to rearrange sections of a song and maintain the sync relationships without leaving unintended gaps between the clips
  • When adjusting the position of a clip in the Track view, automatically adjust the start position of all subsequent clips to compensate for the change
  • Supported gestures include cut, copy, paste, move, delete
Enhanced Pen Support
  • Offers enhanced support for a pen’s eraser functionality and pressure-sensitive tip when drawing Note events and continuous controller data
  • Use button on the side of pen for opening menus and lassoing notes in the Piano Roll View
MP3 Availability
  • MP3 export available
UWP MIDI Engine & Bluetooth MIDI Support
  • Provides a way to communicate with MIDI devices – can be extended to support newer MIDI protocols/interfaces
  • Bluetooth MIDI support and Multi-Client access to MIDI ports
Chase MIDI notes
  • Start playback from the middle of a MIDI note and the note event will trigger and sustain for the remainder of its duration.

12 Month Rolling Updates

  • Includes 12 months of free rolling updates (renewable annually)
  • Get monthly updates, fixes, customized Sonar content, brand new features
  • Each update becomes part of the program you own, so you can keep it forever
  • Sonar never expires, even if you choose not to update

Core Features

  • I/O: Unlimited
  • Tracks: Unlimited
  • Busses: Unlimited
  • Expandable Sends & FX – add as many sends or FX as your screen resolution can handle
  • Eight style dials (included in Mix Strip)
  • 64-bit mix engine
  • Resampling – prevents signal degradation for outputting the highest quality audio possible
  • Supports stable, accurate, and efficient VST3 plug-in format for Windows – use more FX and synths in your project
  • Audio Random Access (ARA) support – for seamless integration of powerful and modern editing tools
  • Direct Stream Digital (DSD) – high-definition 1-bit audio format commonly used to archive masters in high resolution
  • Touch-enabled – compatible with touch devices for analog feel and workflow-enhancing efficiency

Fluid Workflow

  • Navigate your projects with the Skylight interface, fully customizable to suit your workflow
  • Get started quickly with track templates, screensets, matrix view
  • Build a song structure quickly with drag-and-drop beats, or create your own rhythms from scratch
  • Score your music with the integrated staff view –  ideal for songwriters and composers
  • Piano Roll View (PRV) – streamlines creating and editing MIDI sequences
  • New Pattern tool – saves time and speeds workflow by “painting” MIDI loops and patterns across the PRV and Track View
  • Take Lanes & Comping –  fast, efficient way to transform multiple performances into a perfect composite track
  • Easy audio & MIDI setup
  • Adaptable interface with Lenses
  • Matrix View – remix on the fly, try different arrangements, capture everything in track view
  • Dynamic control bar – from compact laptop to multiple monitors, gives instant access to your go-to functions

Integrated tools

Virtual Drums
  • Session Drummer 3 – high-quality kits from Roland, Steven Slate, and more
Overloud TH3 Amps
  • Amplify your guitar or bass with amps, cabs, mics, and FX that provide a palette for wide tone-sculpting capabilities
Step Sequencer
  • Craft and customize beats and loops for any synth or MIDI device with the click of a mouse
  • Quickly performs timing and tempo tweaking
Mix Strip
  • Mix Strip on every track with one-knob Style Dial FX
Mix Recall
  • Call up a mix from any point in your production
  • Revert FX settings, routing options, fader levels, and much more
  • Switch among multiple saved mixes for easy, one-click comparisons
Chord Chart & Tab
  • Notate, compose, or print music with standard notation staff view and guitar tab – perfect for guitar students and teachers


  • Social media sharing: Use SoundCloud integration to share your music on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites
  • YouTube export: Export your songs and performances directly from Sonar


  • 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
  • Rapture Session


Anderton Collection
  • Acoustic Piezo CA-X Amp Sim
  • CA Acoustic Guitar Presets
  • CA Amps
  • CA VoxTools
  • FX Chains
  • Kickmaster FX Chain
  • Monitorizer
  • Pedalboard FX Chains
  • Phasor Constructor
  • Quick FX
  • SizzleBus
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
  • Chorus/Flanger
  • Classic Phaser
  • Compressor/Gate
  • HF Exciter
  • Modfilter
  • Para-Q
  • Tempo Delay
Engineering Suite
  • Boost 11
Boutique Suite
  • Overloud TH3 Cakewalk Edition

Loop Content

  • EDM Percussion Loops
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Cakewalk Artist specs

Minimum System Requirements OS: Windows 7, 8/8.1, 10 (32-/64-bit)
Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel or AMD multi-core processor (at least Intel i5 or AMD A10 APU recommended)
Memory: 4 GB
Hard Drive: 5 GB for minimal install (20 GB recommended)
Monitor Resolution: 1280 x 800 (1920 x 1080 recommended)
Audio Interface: ASIO-compatible hardware is recommended
Internet: Connection required for downloads, activation, publishing features

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