“A worthy update to a complete DAW for PC users. Loads of content and all the tools you could possibly need to record, edit, program and mix music.”
9/10 – Music Tech
“Fulfills the promise made to SONAR users when the X-series was introduced, and offers enough to entice users of other DAWs to switch. - Feb. 2014 Issue”
KEYBUY – Keyboard Magazine
“As a general-purpose sequencer it is clearly the most comprehensive DAW on the market and it has nothing to envy any competing products.”
Award Best Product 2014 – Audiofanzine
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Sonar X3 is a Digital Audio Workstation. For more information on DAWs please read our DAW FAQ.
SONAR X3 Producer leaves other DAWs in the dust with industry leading features. Edit and correct vocals like a pro with Melodyne Essential. Create the most realistic and authentic drums sounds with the full version of XLN Audio Addictive Drums. Get that epic, pro-sound that has defined the last 25 years of recording with the ProChannel - now with the QuadCurve EQ Zoom and analyzer for the ultimate precision. Get that vintage analog sound with the new ProChannel Tape Emulator and the Console Emulator. And it doesn’t stop there with a new mixing suite powered by the Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX and BlueVerb, Tone2 BiFilter 2, AAS Lounge Lizard Session, AAS Strum Acoustic Session, Dimension Pro, Rapture, and much more.
- Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks
- Mix with unlimited effects, sends and busses
- 64-bit & Multicore Support
- Move seamlessly across all your production tasks with Skylight Interface
- NEW! Skylight Interface enhancements and color customizations
- NEW! Assemble the perfect performance with breakthrough comping workflow
- NEW! Full support for VST3 synths and effects
- Record and mix with the end-to-end 64-bit double precision engine
- NEW! Gobbler cloud saving and sharing
- Program beats using the Step Sequencer
- Play loops in real-time with the Matrix View
- Customize searing guitar tones with Overloud TH2 Producer amp sim
- NEW! Get authentic drums sounds with the full version of XLN Audio Addictive Drums
- NEW! Play vintage piano sounds with AAS Lounge Lizard Session
- NEW! Have a session guitar player with you at all times with AAS Strum Acoustic Session
- Create modern, electronic dance sounds with Z3TA+ Classic
- Play and record with 23 instruments including Rapture and Dimension Pro
- NEW! Craft the perfect vocal performances with Melodyne Essential
- Edit audio and MIDI, hassle free, with Smart Tool and Smart Grid
- Get full control of the timing and feel of your tracks with AudioSnap
- Custom touch support on touch-enabled devices running Windows 8
- Get that epic, pro studio sound with the ergonomic ProChannel console strip
- ProChannel Console Emulator and new Tape Emulator for authentic vintage analog sound
- NEW! Sculpt your mixes with precision using the new QuadCurve EQ Zoom with Analyzer
- Add lush reverb with the versatile BREVERB SONAR VST and ProChannel module
- Includes 8 ProChannel modules - expandable with additional modules (sold separately)
- NEW! Fine tune your mixes with the 19 included Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX
- NEW! Access Vintage-style world-class reverb with Nomad Factory BlueVerb
- NEW! Get incredible filter and distortion effects with Tone2 BiFilter 2
- Finalize and master your songs with high-quality Linear Phase plugins
- NEW! 57 total FX including the new Boutique Suite plus everything in SONAR X3 Studio
- Share your music on SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, and now YouTube
- Requires Windows 7 or Window 8
- And much more
Includes XLN Audio Addictive Drums
The full version of Addictive Drums now ships with SONAR X3 Producer, and it will change your recordings forever. When it comes to fast load times, flexibility, and professional sounds, Addictive Drums is the model of efficiency in modern plugin design. Once you hear the 100+ high quality presets and thousands of MIDI rhythms recorded by pro drummers, you’ll know why Addictive Drums is the Producer’s choice.
Please note: You will receive a serial number that can be used to download Addictive Drums from the XLN Audio website. An installation guide can be found here.
Includes ProChannel with 8 modules
The ProChannel is a fully expandable mixing console right at your fingertips. Its breathtaking interface and high quality set of modules allows you to experience professional level mixing unlike any other DAW. Customize the perfect channel strip using the included modules like EQ, optical compression, and tube saturation. Plus you can pair our brand new Tape Emulator with the Console Emulator to reproduce that vintage analog sound of hit records from decades ago.
*A valid E-mail is required for registering the application and obtaining Cakewalk technical support.
**Users are required to make an account with Gobbler to utilize the Gobbler cloud storage functions inside the application.
***Users are required to make an account with Celemony to utilize Melodyne Essential inside the application.
****Users are required to make an account with XLN Audio to utilize XLN Addictive Drums inside the application.
*****SONAR includes a 30 day trial of the MP3 encoder. Cakewalk does not own the license to the MP3 format and because not all users require the MP3 format, Cakewalk does not force you to pay for the license. If you need to export your projects as MP3 files, you can purchase the encoder unlock separately.