Cakewalk Sonar Home Studio - Music Production Software (Download)

Cakewalk Sonar Home Studio - Music Production Software (Download)

Cakewalk Sonar Home Studio - Music Production Software (Download)

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Product Highlights

  • Write, Record, Edit, Mix, Share
  • 64 Audio Tracks/128 MIDI Tracks
  • 5 x Virtual Instruments
  • 27 x Mixing Effects
  • Rapture Session Sample Player
  • Easily Drag-and-Drop Loops
  • Step Sequencer
  • 700 Loops / 400 One Shots, Drag-and-Drop
  • Overloud TH3 Amp Simulator
  • Windows 8, 10 / Supports VST2, VST3
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Cakewalk Home Studio overview

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Sonar Home Studio from Cakewalk is a music production software that provides you with all the tools to get started in music production. Make beats, record your band, edit, mix, and share your songs, using advanced technology, effortless workflow, and an engaging interface, intended to inspire music creation at home, on the road or in the studio.

Sonar Home Studio features the fully customizable Skyline user interface, designed to get you started quickly with track templates, screensets, and a guided audio/MIDI setup. The Lenses feature tailors the user interface to give you the right tools at the right time, based on the task at hand.

Compose complete songs using songwriting tools such as step sequencers, Piano Roll View, drag-and-drop loops, the Rapture Session sample player, and five instruments that include drums, basses, strings, and electric piano. 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 24-bit/48 kHz, clean and accurate sound, 64 audio tracks, and 128 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.

Sonar Home Studio offers a palette of 27 mixing tools. Effects include the Overloud TH3 guitar amp & cabinet simulator, the Sonitus Reverb, and the Sonitus Multiband compressor, 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.

Core Features

  • Up to 64 audio tracks and 128 MIDI tracks
  • I/O: 8 stereo
  • Sends/buses: 5/8
  • 24-bit/48 kHz resolution with 64-bit mix engine
  • Optimized for Windows 10 and multitouch-enabled – fast and responsive audio I/O, desktop performance with laptop and tablet computers
  • Guided setup on first launch to help get you get started immediately
  • Start Screen organizes all your projects with images of each session and provides quick tips to get you inspired
  • Navigate your projects with the Skylight interface, fully customizable to suit your workflow
  • Adaptable Interface with Lenses: Choose a "lens" to focus the user interface to your specific needs 
  • Built-in Browser to easily drag-and-drop loops, instruments, effects, track templates
  • Matrix View – remix on the fly, try different arrangements, capture everything in track view
  • Studio Instruments Suite features drums, basses, strings, and electric piano
  • Rapture Session sample player comes with 450 sounds ranging from soaring synth lead and devastating synth basses to thought-provoking atmospheric pads and cinematic strings
  • Includes 700 loops and 400 One Shots
  • Step Sequencer – craft and customize beats and loops for any synth or MIDI device with the click of a mouse
  • Piano Roll View (PRV) – streamlines creating and editing MIDI sequences
  • Includes an on-screen virtual keyboard
  • Wide assortment of high-quality effect plug-ins including Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Compressor/Gate, Filters, Phaser, EQ, Modulation, and more
  • Mix Strip with eight Style Dial FX modules give you clear and nuanced mix results, with ease
  • Onboard Curve EQ for sophisticated tone shaping through equalization
  • Overloud TH3 Cakewalk Guitar Amp simulator with a slew of amps, cabs, mics, fx
  • Sonar Smart Tool gives you intuitive and powerful editing capabilities Dedicated
  • Comping Tool lets you consolidate the best sections from multiple takes into a perfect composite track
  • Extensive MIDI and audio editing tools
  • Supports USB microphones and the Rocksmith Real Tone cable
  • Integration with Landr online mastering - finalize your songs before sharing and publishing
  • Export and share your songs on SoundCloud, Facebook, and Twitter
  • VST2 and VST3 plug-in support - compatible with thousands of effects and instruments by leading developers Supports
  • REX and ACIDized loop formats
  • Projects are compatible with other Sonar versions
  • Help Module: "Hovering" system to quickly learn/command the program


  • Studio Instruments Drums
  • Studio Instruments Bass
  • Studio Instruments Strings
  • Studio Instruments Electric Piano
  • Rapture Session


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
Boutique Suite
  • Overloud TH3 Cakewalk Edition

Loop Content

  • Cakewalk Loopmasters Content Collection
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Cakewalk Home Studio 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
Plug-In Formats VST2, VST3, DirectX, Bit-Bridge
Formats Supported REX
Languages French, German, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian/Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian

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