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Cakewalk Sonar X3 Studio Music Production Software

Want to make music on your Windows PC? You want Sonar X3 Studio -- a powerhouse DAW with Cakewalk's Skylight interface and must-have tools like Melodyne. (1) Rate and review this product
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One Powerful, Affordable DAW for Windows!

Powerful, yet very easy to use, Cakewalk Sonar X3 Studio music-production software (Windows) gives you a wealth of tools, virtual instruments, and effects for recording, composing, editing, mixing, mastering, and distributing professional tracks at home. 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, plug and play-style. The software also provides instant access to Melodyne Essential's cool vocal correction tools, ProChannel's must-have mixing modules, realistic drum grooves from Session Drummer 3, and 51 epic effects for mixing and sweetening your sound.

When you're finished with your work, use Sonar X3 Studio's distribution tools to share your music online -- export straight to YouTube. Producing and sharing original music is simple when you have Cakewalk's Sonar X3 Studio software at the heart of your rig. Turn your PC into a portable music studio!

Ultra Flexible Recording Stage

Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks allow you to record the whole band in one go. Sonar X3 Studio'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.

AudioSnap time correction, Melodyne Essential pitch correction, and other editing features are onboard to help you fine-tune your sound, as are other powerful tools for looping, sequencing, comping multiple takes, and more.

Epic, Pro Sound in a DAW

In addition to workflow enhancements, Sonar X3 Studio offers a slew of impressive instruments ready to go for composing, arranging, designing sounds, and more. Find inspiration for a song with Sonar X3 Studio's 19 onboard instruments, including Dimension LE, the Rapture LE synth, Overloud TH2 Sonar, Session Drummer 3, and Z3TA+ Classic, 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 generate modern, electronic dance sounds with Z3TA+ Classic.

Packed with Processors and FX

Mix like you mean it with Sonar X3 Studio's mixing desk. 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.

The ergonomic ProChannel console strip puts two mixing modules -- QuadCurve EQ and Softube Saturation Knob -- plus a range of FX at your fingertips. Fifty-one effects and processors are included in all, so there's no shortage of tweaking tools to get the sound you're craving. Have fun adding vintage-style reverb to your tone with Nomad Factory BlueVerb, or mess around with the 18 included Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX. Both the Studio Mixing Suite and the Engineering Suite are at your service with a plethora of EQs, compressors, delays, reverb, and so forth.

Ready to Master? Sonar X3 Studio Is

When you're through with mixing, focus on mastering with plug-ins such as Cakewalk's LP-64 EQ linear-phase parametric equalizer and LP-64 multiband compressor, there to polish your tracks during the final stages of production. What's nice about Sonar X3 Studio is that its flexible working environment enables you to jump from any point in production to these linear phase plug-ins at any time without interrupting your workflow.

Sonar X3 Studio 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, mixing, and mastering 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
- AudioSnap provides full control of the timing and feel of your tracks
- Play loops in real-time with Matrix View
- Step sequencer onboard for programming beats
- Comp multiple takes and assemble the perfect performance
- 19 Instruments let you play and record with guitar amp tones, authentic drums, electronic dance sounds, and more
- Includes Dimension LE, Rapture LE, Overloud TH2 Sonar, Session Drummer 3, Z3TA+ Classic, and more
- Melodyne Essential enables you to craft tight vocal performances
- Ergonomic ProChannel console strip provides epic, pro sound in a modular format
- Comes with 2 ProChannel modules: QuadCurve EQ and Softube Saturation Knob
- 51 Total FX, including 18 Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX, Nomad Factory BlueVerb, and the Studio Mixing Suite and Engineering Suite
- Fully supports VST3 synths and effects
- 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-CXSS3.00-10C
Cakewalk Warranty 30 Days via manufacturer.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 888-CAKEWALK

Product Description

Cakewalk's SONAR X3 Studio raises the bar with industry leading editing tools like AudioSnap and 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 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.

SONAR X3 is our biggest upgrade to date and includes 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 they've added 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 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
- Skylight Interface enhancements and color customizations
- Assemble the perfect performance with breakthrough comping workflow
- Full support for VST3 synths and effects
- Record and mix with the end-to-end 64-bit double precision engine
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Get that epic, pro studio sound with the ergonomic ProChannel console strip
- Includes 2 ProChannel modules: QuadCurve EQ and Softube Saturation Knob
- Fine tune your mixes with the 18 included Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX
- Access vintage-style world-class recording studio reverb with Nomad Factory BlueVerb
- 51 total FX including the Studio Mixing Suite and Engineering Suite
- Share your music on SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, and now YouTube
- And much more
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