Choose the creative experience only SONAR offers: advanced technology, effortless workflow, and an inviting interface that amplifies inspiration. Fueled by 30 years in the relentless pursuit of innovation, SONAR is re-inventing the modern recording studio.
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Mostly Positive (53 reviews) - 77% of the 53 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Apr 29, 2016

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August 15

50% off SONAR Professional 2017 Upgrades

Whether you want to upgrade from the basic Steam Edition or grab the 2017 season pass for all the updates, enjoy 50% off SONAR Professional upgrades until August 21st.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/553861/SONAR_Professional/
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August 8

SONAR Demo - Now Available!

Hi Everyone,

We've now added the SONAR Platinum Demo to Steam. This includes features such as:

• Unlimited Audio and MIDI tracks
• Updated Control Bar
• Industry leading 64-bit mix engine
• Mix Recall for quick A/B mix comparisons
• Pattern Tool for easier MIDI editing
• New Onscreen Virtual Controller
• Surround Mixing
• Improved AudioSnap
• TH3 Cakewalk Edition Amp Simulator
• TTS-1 virtual instrument
• ProChannel mixing console
• QuadCurve EQ (ProChannel)
• QuadCurve EQ ZOOM with spectrum analysis
• REmatrix Solo (ProChannel)
• BREVERB SONAR (ProChannel)
• Tube Saturation (ProChannel)
• Bus Compressor (ProChannel)
• Channel Compressor (ProChannel)
• Softube Saturation Knob (ProChannel)
• 13 Additional audio effects

Limitations: When in demo mode you cannot save your work.

This is accessible by clicking the 'Download Demo' on the store page.

Note: As with most other demo apps on Steam, users who already own SONAR in some fashion will not be able to install the demo.
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Reviews

“Very efficient, cutting-edge Windows DAW”
8/10 – MusicTechMag

“Although more in line as an advance on X3, this new flavor of SONAR achieves performance and capabilities that parallel any of its competitors.”
Mix

“SONAR remains a winner, very much in the top tier of Windows-compatible DAWs”
4.5/5 – MusicRadar

DAWs on STEAM

SONAR is a Digital Audio Workstation. For more information on DAWs please read the STEAM DAW FAQ.

SONAR Professional

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Dota 2 Music Pack Template


SONAR now includes a template to help users create their own Dota 2 music packs. Users can find it in their SONAR Tutorials folder. More information on creating packs can be found here!

About This Software

SONAR Professional and Platinum on STEAM are tailored for aspiring musicians, content creators and game sound designers. The program includes features like unlimited audio and MIDI tracks, VST3 support, virtual instruments, effects, editing and mixing tools, step sequencer, Matrix View, and much more.

2017 Season Passes

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=834500302
2017 pass holders enjoy Cakewalk's rolling updates to 12/31/17. After that time you can keep and use SONAR forever. Continued updates will be available via 2018 season passes.

SONAR Core Features:

  • Unlimited Simultaneous I/O
  • Unlimited Audio Tracks
  • Unlimited MIDI Tracks
  • Unlimited Sends/Buses
  • 384kHz Maximum Sample Rate
  • 64-Bit Maximum Bit Depth
  • 64-Bit Internal Mix Engine Resolution
  • VST 2.4 32/64-Bit Support
  • VST3 32/64-Bit Support
  • ARA Support
  • ReWire 32/64-Bit Support
  • Groove Clip Support (follow tempo & Pitch)
  • Windows 7/8/10 support
  • Windows 8/10 Multi-touch support
  • Project Tutorials
  • Mixing and Mastering Templates

Supported Formats:

  • Wave and Broadcast Wave (time stamped)
  • WMA, WAV, W64, ASF
  • AIFF, CAF, SD2, RAW
  • FLAC
  • DSD-DSF, DSD-DFF
  • OGG, RF64
  • MP3
  • WAV RIFF, ACID, Rex, Rex2, Rex64
  • AVI, QT, MPEG video import/export
  • Dithering options on export
  • SMPTE/MTC
  • SoundCloud integration
  • MusicXML Export
  • 32/64-Bit VST3 support
  • 32/64-bit VST2, VSTi and DXi support
  • Bit Bridge (allows 32-bit plug-ins in 64-bit mixing environment)
  • PNG Track Icon support

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 (32- or 64-bit)
    • Processor: 2.6GHz Intel or AMD multi-core processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x800 (1920 x 1080+ recommended)
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: WDM/KS, WASAPI, or MME compatible device
    • Additional Notes: Connection required for downloads, activation, and publishing features.
    Recommended:
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Sound Card: ASIO compatible
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