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Cakewalk Sonar X3 Music Production Software

With unlimited tracks, and plug-ins like Melodyne Essential and XLN Audio Addictive Drums included, Sonar X3 just might be the best Windows DAW under $100. Rate and review this product
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Cakewalk's Budget-Friendly, Musician-Friendly DAW for Windows!

Creating original music on your computer couldn't be easier -- or more affordable! Cakewalk Sonar X3 music-production software (Windows) provides a set of must-have tools, virtual instruments, and effects for recording, composing, editing, mixing, and distributing professional tracks, all at a nice price point.

With the software's streamlined Skylight user interface, you're in command of your digital workspace, and you have the freedom to move seamlessly from recording to editing to mixing without having to toggle through a ton of menus. Cakewalk's 64-bit audio engine enables you to produce flawless, radio-ready tracks you can be proud of, and the DAW's myriad instruments and processors allow you to create complete songs in the box.

When you're finished with your work, use Sonar X3's distribution tools to share your music online -- export straight to YouTube. Producing and sharing music is simple when you have Cakewalk's Sonar X3 software at the heart of your rig. What are you waiting for? Open up Sonar X3 and start recording now.

Ultra Flexible Recording Stage

Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks allow you to record the whole band in one go. Sonar X3's high-end 384 kHz/64-bit audio engine gives you exceptional sound that you can rely on, so you always have a solid foundation to work with when editing and mixing. Flexible recording options, such as the ability to monitor effects while recording, enable you to work the way you want without having to go back and redo your recordings time and again. The Skylight user interface helps streamline your recording session by putting the functions you need right where you need them.

Edit Like a Pro Within Skylight

There's no way you can do your best work in a cluttered, messy office, and the same goes for your digital workspace. Cakewalk designed Sonar's Skylight user interface to be ultra-clean and easy to navigate, with powerful functions and controls just a click away. Skylight is completely customizable so you can organize individual modules, such as the step sequencer or piano roll, however you want, and then lock together your most-used modules so they're always upfront and easy to find. What's more, the Smart Tool helps you move from module to module with the fewest steps necessary. Check out Sonar X3's powerful tools for looping, sequencing, comping multiple takes, quantizing, and more.

Epic, Pro Sound in a DAW

In addition to workflow enhancements, Sonar X3 offers a slew of impressive instruments ready to go for composing, arranging, designing sounds, and more. Find inspiration for a song with Sonar X3's 12 onboard instruments, including Overloud TH2 Sonar and Session Drummer 3, and create music in any style with an array of effects and easy to use tools. Stay on the beat with Session Drummer 3's realistic drum sounds, customize searing guitar tones with the Overloud TH2 Sonar amp simulator, and play and record with the Studio Instruments suite, which packs drums, bass, strings, and piano.

Your Main Mixer

Mix like you mean it with Sonar X3's mixing desk, which features the Sonitus:fx Suite. Unlimited channels, buses, auxiliary sends, and inserts give you the flexibility to mix they way you want, and its advanced mixing tools and plug-ins provide powerful options for mixing in the box. A range of effects and processors, 27 to be exact, provide the tweaking tools you need to get the sound you're craving. The Essential Suite and Classic Creative Suite include everything from compression, delay, EQ, phase, reverb, and wah wah to chorus/flanger and exciter effects.

Simple Ways to Share Your Music

Sonar X3 includes the distribution tools you need to deliver your work to the world. With this software, it's easy to share your music on SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Gobbler integration means you have complete access to cloud data storage, and video export functions enable you to upload your work directly to YouTube. You can also burn CDs, print sheet music, and export notation in MusicXML format.

Features:

- Music-production software (DAW) for recording, editing, and mixing music
- Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks
- Unlimited effects, sends, and buses for flexible mixing
- 64-Bit double precision engine provides pristine quality audio
- Skylight user Interface offers a customizable, effortless approach to production
- Smart Tool and Smart Grid provide easy ways to edit audio and MIDI
- Play loops in real-time with Matrix View
- Step sequencer onboard for programming beats
- Comp multiple takes and assemble the perfect performance
- 12 Instruments let you play and record with guitar amp tones, authentic drums, and more
- Includes the Studio Instruments suite (drums, bass, strings, piano), Overloud TH2 Sonar, Session Drummer 3, and more
- Full mixing console with built-in EQ for no-nonsense mixing
- Mix with the Sonitus:fx Suite
- 27 Total FX, including the Essential Suite and Classic Creative Suite
- Fully supports VST3 synths and effects
- Get your song sounding radio-ready with the Boost 11 Peak Limiter
- Gobbler cloud saving and sharing makes it easy to distribute your music online
- Custom touch support on touch-enabled devices running Windows 8
- Requires Windows 7 or Windows 8

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System Requirements

- Windows 7 or Windows 8 (32 and 64-bit). XP and Vista are no longer officially supported.
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.67 GHz / AMD Phenom Quad Core 9750 2.4 Ghz or higher
- 2GB of RAM
- 1280x800 minimum screen resolution
- 4.5GB for minimal install, 20GB recommended
- Broadband internet connection for download
- Gobbler requires internet connection
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 10-CXSR3.00-10C
Cakewalk Warranty 30 Days via manufacturer.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 888-CAKEWALK

Product Description

Create music in any style with cutting-edge instruments, effects, and creative tools. Thanks to the award-winning Skylight user interface, SONAR X3 lets you move seamlessly in your production workspace, instantly going from recording to editing to mixing and back again. Produce flawless tracks with the 64-Bit Double Precision audio engine and upload polished mixes directly to YouTube and SoundCloud. Plus, SONAR X3 let's you do it all without limiting the number of tracks and plugins; all while supporting the latest technologies like VST3, multi-touch, and Gobbler cloud save.

What's New in Sonar X3?

SONAR X3 is our biggest upgrade to date and includes new and exciting core workflow enhancements and features like Color Customization, Comping, VST3 Support, ARA integration, Melodyne Essential, Tape Emulator, our revolutionary QuadCurve EQ Zoom & Analyzer, and much more. Plus we've added new effects and instruments including XLN Audio Addictive Drums, Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX, Lounge Lizard SONAR, and much more.

What's Included?

Create music in any style with cutting-edge instruments, effects, and creative tools. Thanks to the award-winning Skylight user interface, SONAR X3 lets you move seamlessly in your production workspace, instantly going from recording to editing to mixing and back again. Produce flawless tracks with the 64-Bit Double Precision audio engine and upload polished mixes directly to YouTube and SoundCloud. Plus, SONAR X3 lets you do it all without limiting the number of tracks and plugins; all while supporting the latest technologies like VST3, multi-touch, and Gobbler cloud save.

Features:

- Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks
- Mix with unlimited effects, sends and busses
- 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 audio engine
- NEW! Gobbler cloud saving and sharing
- Program beats using the Step Sequencer
- Play loops in real-time with Matrix View
- Dial in searing guitar tones with Overloud TH2 SONAR amp sim
- NEW! Track realistic drum grooves instantly using Session Drummer 3
- Play and record with 12 instruments including the Studio Instruments suite
- Edit audio and MIDI, hassle free, with Smart Tool and Smart Grid
- Custom touch support on touch-enabled devices running Windows 8
- Mix like a pro with a full mixing console that includes built-in EQ
- NEW! Mix with the Sonitus:fx Suite
- NEW! 27 total FX including the Essential Suite and Classic Creative Suite
- Get your song sounding radio-ready with the Boost 11 Peak Limiter
- Share your music on SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
- Requires Windows 7 or Window 8
- And much more
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