Cakewalk SONAR Studio Recording Software (Windows)

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Sonar 8.5 Studio offers the best creative tools, and the most power of any digital audio workstation in its price range.

Sonar 8.5 Studio offers the best creative tools, and the most power of any digital audio workstation in its price range. Built upon the same core feature set as Sonar 8.5 Producer, Sonar 8.5 Studio gives you the edge in your productions --from recording audio and MIDI, composing with virtual instruments, remixing with loops, mixing with professional effects, to delivery of a polished final track--with the recognized best audio quality in the industry.

With version 8.5, Sonar adds even more value and firepower to your productions. New beat creation and arrangement tools, enhanced audio quantizing, powerful vocal processing, and more combine together to make SONAR the most complete, most professional, and best sounding DAW to deliver your productions.

NEW! Features
- NEW! Matrix View non-linear arrangement tool

- NEW! Per Track Arpeggiator - adds new sonic possibilities to your productions

- NEW! AudioSnap 2.0 - Fix audio timing issues instantly

- NEW! Roland V-Vocal 1.5 - Perfect Vocals: On pitch and in time

- NEW! Windows 7 support and more

Features
Capture all of your ideas with unlimited tracks of audio and MIDI

Start producing quickly with track templates that instantly load your favorite sounds

Make beats and synth lines with a dedicated Step Sequencer

Get inspired with high quality virtual instruments, now easier to use with new Instrument Tracks

Manipulate the timing and feel of audio, just like MIDI, with AudioSnap

Assemble the perfect take from Track Layers read more using powerful comping and editing tools

Retain every nuance of your mix with the industry's leading 64-bit audio engine

Get hands on control of your mix, instruments, and effects with Active Controller Technology

Burn CDs and upload your music to streaming web players directly from Sonar 8 Studio

Collaborate with studios who use other DAWs including Pro Tools, Logic Studio, Cubase, and others

Announcing SONAR 8.5 Studio
Cakewalk is proud to announce a feature packed upgrade for SONAR Producer and SONAR Studio the most powerful digital audio workstation in its price range.

SONAR 8.5 continues to innovate with new capabilities including enhanced beat creation and arrangement tools, a new drum instrument loaded with stellar kits and patterns, an enhanced audio timing toolset, new multi-stage effect plug-ins for drum and percussion sounds, and vocal tracks, engine optimizations and stability improvements, and many additional workflow and technological advances, notably Windows 7 compatibility.

What's new in SONAR 8.5 Studio:
- Step Sequencer 2.0-Create drum tracks, beats, bass, and synth lines with a click of the mouse.

- AudioSnap 2.0-new look, easier-to-use with improved audio timing features

- Roland V-Vocal-Perfect vocals: on pitch and in time

- Arpeggiator-Create new sections for your songs, breathe life into stale chord progressions, more

- Windows 7-Tested and ready

- And much more
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System Requirement

Minimum
Operating System*: Operating System*: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2 (32 and 64-bit), or Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit)

Processor Speed: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz [EMT64] or AMD Athlon XP 2800+ or higher

RAM: 1 GB

Graphics (resolution, color depth): 1024x768, 16-bit color

Hard Disk Space: 200 MB for core program

Hard Disk Type: Any

MIDI Interface**: Windows-compatible

Audio Interface***: Windows-compatible

Media Drive*****: DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R, or DVD+/- RW Drive (Dual Layer-capable drive required for installation of SONAR 8 Producer content)

Recommended
Operating System*: Windows Vista/7 (32 and 64-bit), can be run on Mac OS X with Boot Camp

Processor Speed: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 2.8 GHz [EM64T] AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2800+ or higher

RAM: 1 GB or higher

Graphics (resolution, color depth)
1280x960, 24-bit color or higher

Hard Disk Space: 30 GB for program and content

Hard Disk Type: EIDE/Ultra DMA (7200 RPM) or SATA

MIDI Interface**: Windows-compatible

Audio Interface***: Windows-compatible

Media Drive*****: DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R, or DVD+/- RW Drive

* Sonar does not support Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 or XP x64
** Required to connect external MIDI devices
*** Required for audio playback.
**** Sonar is presented on DVD media. DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R, or DVD+/- RW Drive required for installation.
***** Cakewalk Publisher requires you to have available web server space with FTP access privileges. An internet connection is required for music uploading. A broadband connection is recommended.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 888-CAKEWALK
Email:
Web:

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (100 ratings)
Submitted August 2, 2005 by a customer from aol.com
"Better than pro tools by far!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I like it!!!
Sound
I use the audiophile 24/96 and it works perfect for me, the sound is super.
Features
Excellent!
Quality
Nothing better
Value
I got a great deal!
Manufacturer Support
it's not local and 24/7
The Wow Factor
I wouldn't use anything else.
Musical Background:
song writer/producer
Musical Style:
hip/rhythum/hop/jazzy
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