SONAR Home Studio ­– Make Your Music. Whether you want to make beats, record a band, play along with backing tracks, or write the next hit song, SONAR Home Studio will help you get started.
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June 22

Cakewalk Summer Sale Savings!

The summer sale is upon us and Cakewalk is happy to offer some great deals for new and existing users!



Not ready to jump into a full productions suite, want to upgrade from Music Creator, or give the gift of SONAR to a friend? SONAR Home Studio is the perfect starting point!



Only on Steam Edition 2016? Upgrade to SONAR Professional and see savings starting at 30% off.



Following our direct promotion, new or upgrade packages to Platinum will see savings of approximately $100 USD.



Enjoy savings starting at 50% and expand your creative palette with loops, one shots, and soundscapes!



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Want to expand your ProChannel? Enjoy savings on our 3 premium modules.



New to Z3TA+ 2 or hungry for some more presets? Enjoy savings up to 75% on DLC for the freakiest synth around.



Feeling a bit lost with the power of Z3TA+ 2? Groove3's excellent tutorial video will help you make Shapers and Oscillators of the situation.



All SONAR users enjoy a complimentary copy of Rapture Session.
Now you can upgrade to Rapture Pro or just add extra sounds to Session with savings!



Users with our older synth Cakewalk Sound Center can find great savings on DLC!
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June 20

SONAR Home Studio - Update Coming Soon!

Hi Everyone,

We're busy working on our first major update for SONAR Home Studio and wanted to take a moment to tell users what they can look forward too in the coming weeks:

• Unlimited FX
• Unlimited MP3 Encoding
• Import / Export Video
• Improved Project Audio Data Handling
• Enhanced Touch Support
• Enhanced Pen Support
• Streamlined Piano Roll View Track pane
• Improved Piano Roll View Controller Editing with Single Lane mode
• Tab next/previous MIDI Note Event
• PRV Two-tone Color-coding of shares/flats
• New Collapse button for Piano Roll View Controller Pane
• UWP MIDI Engine & Bluetooth MIDI Support
• MIDI Note Chase
• Over 60 additional Fixes & Enhancements to existing features

We'll be posting more details as they become available so stay tuned!
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Digital Audio Workstations on STEAM

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

About This Software

Transform any Windows 7, 8, or 10 computer into your own personal music studio with all the tools, loops, instruments, and effects you need to create, edit, and mix great music. Packed with tools and features used by the professionals, SONAR Home Studio is an ideal platform to get started in music production. As part of SONAR’s lineage—the program that scored Call of Duty, MI:5 Rogue Nation, and powers countless hits—SONAR Home Studio benefits from the SONAR family’s years of refinement. When you’re ready to create music—not just listen to it—SONAR Home Studio is ready for you.

SONAR Home Studio does it all: Rock out with the TH3 Cakewalk virtual guitar amps, craft ground-breaking beats with the Step Sequencer, export samples to RPG Maker, and much more. And when you’re ready for a more full features application, SONAR Home Studio projects are compatible with all professional editions of SONAR.

Highlights:

  • An easier way to Make Your Music: The first time you launch SONAR Home Studio, it's guided Audio and MIDI setup, Lenses, and Help module get you up and running fast.

  • Improved Built-in Audio Support: With new WASAPI drivers, SONAR now delivers low-latency performance with Windows Desktops, laptops and tablets.

  • Home and Mobile Ready: Touch-enabled SHS takes full advantage of new Windows 10 audio technologies to give you turbocharged desktop-like performance even with laptop and “tablet” computers. Whenever and wherever you’re inspired, SONAR Home Studio is there for you.

  • The new “Lenses” feature optimizes your experience based on what you want to do – record your guitar or vocal, edit drum loops, or mix your song -- Lenses will give you the right tools at the right time – nothing more, nothing less.

Key Features

  • Includes 700 loops, 400 One Shots and FX for music creation
  • Up to 64 audio tracks supporting large projects
  • Overloud TH3 Cakewalk Guitar Amp simulator with world-class guitar tones
  • Built-in Browser to easily drag and drop loops, instruments, effects, and track templates
  • Share your music on SoundCloud
  • Optimized for Windows 10, enjoy fast and responsive audio I/O, and robust performance
  • An intuitive guided setup on first launch to help get you get started immediately
  • Help Module: A “hovering” system to learn/command the program fast!
  • A great assortment of hi-quality effect plug-ins including Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Compressor/Gate, Filters, Phaser, EQ, Modulation and more
  • Studio Instruments Suite features four different instruments that create the perfect band: Bass, Electric Piano, Drums, and Strings
  • Rock-solid support for USB microphones and the Rocksmith Real Tone cable
  • VST2 and VST3 plug-in support – compatible with thousands of effects and instruments by the world’s leading developers
  • 8 Style Dial FX modules that give you simple yet professional mix results with ease
  • 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
  • Integration with LANDR online mastering – the easiest way to finalize your songs before sharing and publishing
  • An onboard “Curve EQ” for sophisticated tone shaping through equalization
  • Dedicated Comping Tool lets you consolidate the best sections from multiple takes into a single killer track
  • The Start Screen organizes all your projects with images of each session and provides quick tips to get you inspired
  • The SONAR Smart Tool gives you intuitive and powerful editing capabilities
  • Deep MIDI and audio editing tools let you tweak to perfection
  • Mix like a pro with a full mixing console that includes built-in EQ+ templates
  • Supports REX and “ACIDized” loop formats
  • 8 languages French, German, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian/Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, and Russian

SONAR Home Studio Plugin Suite:


  • Sonitus Compressor
  • Sonitus Delay
  • Sonitus Equalizer
  • Sonitus Gate
  • Sonitus Modulator
  • Sonitus Multiband
  • Sonitus Phase
  • Sonitus Reverb
  • Sonitus Surround
  • Sonitus Surround Compressor
  • Sonitus Wahwah
  • AliasFactor
  • Chorus/Flanger
  • Classic Phaser
  • Compressor/Gate
  • HF Exciter
  • Modfilter
  • Para-Q
  • Tempo Delay
  • TH3 Cakewalk Edition
  • 8 One Knob StyleDials

SONAR Home Studio Virtual Synths:


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

Supported Formats:

  • Wave and Broadcast Wave (time stamped)
  • WMA, WAV, W64, ASF
  • AIFF, CAF, SD2, RAW
  • FLAC
  • OGG, RF64
  • MP3
  • WAV RIFF, ACID, Rex, Rex2, Rex64
  • Dithering options on export
  • 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)
    • Sound Card: WASAPI Compatible Sound Device
    Recommended:
    • Sound Card: ASIO compatible
    • Additional Notes: ASIO Compatible Audio Hardware and MIDI Controller is recommended
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