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SONAR X1 Essential from Cakewalk is music production software that contains cutting edge musical tools like the Step Sequencer and The Matrix. The Sequencer allows for programming beats and bass lines, while The Matrix is a non-linear production environment for audio and MIDI Loops.
The completely redesigned user interface allows the software to be more intuitive and fluid than ever. With all the creation tools and core technologies, plus professional instruments and effects, SONAR X1 Essential is the ideal choice for someone wanting to enter the world of digital audio.
The software is 32-bit, but will function in 64-bit versions of Vista and Windows 7.
Note: This package is an educational discount for school and educational institutions only (not for individual students). Proof of status is required.
Precisely suited for today's music production, SONAR X1's user interface design speeds up workflow and provides a clean and modern creation environment
Intelligent interface that moves beyond contemporary, single-window design and layout clutter
Unifies all of your content
Redesigned browser organizes all of your content into one, easily managed place
Drag and drop just about anything you can think of from the browser directly to your workspace
All clip, track and channel data is centralized and at your fingertips
Displays a wealth of data in a small footprint and allows for ergonomic track mixing
Fully collapsible, expandable, dockable and floatable
Per-project Screensets remember every window position, size and state and are accessed directly from the Control Bar or via your qwerty keyboard
Default Screensets are ready-to-go for just about any production scenario imaginable or create your own for tracking, mixing, jamming or experimenting
Recall everything exactly the way you left it
SONAR's tools have been completely revamped for X1
Most functions are now performed with a single implement that switches automatically based on context
Dramatically speeds up editing and arranging by eliminating the need to constantly switch tools
Access crucial functions quickly and clearly with the new modular Control Bar
Modules logically group related functions and can be arranged to suit your desire
Fully expandable, dockable and floatable
Integral part of the Skylight interface that allows you to dock and easily access any of SONAR's views all in one place
The Console View, Step Sequencer, Piano Roll, even instruments and effects can all be contained within one consolidated area
For ultimate flexibility, the MultiDock itself can be quickly collapsed or expanded and can even be placed on an entirely separate monitor
Instruments and Effects
Matrix View - non-linear production environment for audio and MIDI loops
Step Sequencer 2.0 - program beats, leads and bass lines with flam, velocity and probability controls
Essential Instruments - suite of 10 "go to" instruments to get projects started
Essential Effects - suite of 31 professional level audio effects for basic mixing needs
IK Multimedia Amplitube X-Gear - fully modular, customizable and expandable amp and FX modeling software system
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.67GHz/AMD Phenom Quad Core 9750 2.4GHz Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32-bit), Vista Service Pack 2 (32- or 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit)* 2GB RAM 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution 4.5GB for minimal installation, 15GB for complete installation DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R or DVD+/-RW drive Cakewalk Publisher requires available web server space with FTP access
*Windows XP Media Center and Windows XP 64-bit are not officially supported. *SONAR X1 Essential is a 32-bit application only but can run on 64-bit versions of Vista and Windows 7
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