“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.
About This Software
SONAR X3 Studio raises the bar with industry leading editing tools like AudioSnap and new Melodyne Essential for the very best vocal editing available. Mixing is now effortless and intuitive thanks to the critically-acclaimed ProChannel console strip - now with the QuadCurve EQ and Softube Saturation Knob included. In addition, the new Studio Mixing Suite introduces 18 vintage, studio-quality FX from the Nomad Factory Blue Tubes Bundle. You also get more instruments like Z3TA+ Classic, Rapture LE, Dimension LE, and much more.
Includes everything in SONAR X3 plus:
- 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
- Dial in searing guitar tones with Overloud TH2 SONAR amp sim
- NEW! Track realistic drum grooves instantly using Session Drummer 3
- Create modern, electronic dance sounds with Z3TA+ Classic
- Play and record with a total of 19 included instruments
- NEW! Craft the perfect vocal performances with Melodyne Essential
- Edit audio and MIDI, hassle free, with Smart Tool and Smart Grid
- Custom touch support on touch-enabled devices running Windows 8
- Get full control of the timing and feel of your tracks with AudioSnap
- NEW! Get that epic, pro studio sound with the ergonomic ProChannel console strip
- NEW! Includes 2 ProChannel modules: QuadCurve EQ and Softube Saturation Knob
- NEW! Fine tune your mixes with the 18 included Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX
- NEW! Access vintage-style world-class recording studio reverb with Nomad Factory BlueVerb
- NEW! 51 total FX including the new Studio Mixing Suite and Engineering Suite
- Share your music on SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, and now YouTube
- And much more
Includes Melodyne Essential
Melodyne Essential is now fully integrated into SONAR X3 Producer and Studio. This means the best pitch correction, time stretching, and audio to MIDI conversion in the business are at your command. Whether there’s a flat note in a vocal, or you want to adjust phrasing, Melodyne makes it a snap to polish your recordings.
By adding support for ARA technology (Audio Random Access), we were able to seamlessly integrate Melodyne Essential into SONAR's Skylight interface. This means no waiting for data to transfer into the Editor. Simply click to open the audio clip and get to work. To convert audio to MIDI, simply drag and audio clip onto a MIDI track and Melodyne takes care of the rest. And if you are using any other version of Melodyne or plan to upgrade, you get to enjoy the same level of integration automatically. In fact, ARA integration is available in all version of SONAR X3!
Includes Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX
The Studio Mixing Suite includes a stunning set of 19 different dynamic, EQ, and effects processors from Nomad Factory. This suite is influenced by vintage style gear that dominated the legendary analog studios where classic tracks were born.
There is a module for every situation in this bundle. You can load up the Dual Phaser, Dual Chorus, Oilcan Echo, or the 3D Tempo Delay and never have to touch your pedal board again. Sculpt and shape your mixes with 1 or all 6 of the supplied parametric, graphic, or programmable EQs and then apply one of our dynamics processors to keep your levels under control and glued together.
*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.
****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.