Cakewalk Sonar X2 Studio Music Production Software (Windows)

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Need a killer PC DAW app for your studio? Cakewalk Sonar X2 Studio gives you unlimited tracks and dozens of included plug-ins powered by a 64-bit engine.

A streamlined version of Roland Cakewalk's flagship DAW for Windows PCs, Cakewalk Sonar X2 Studio music-production software gives you the essential production tools, instruments, and effects for making music, at a very modest price. For about a hundred bucks, you get everything you need to record, edit, mix, master, and deliver great tracks.

What You Get in the "Studio" Version

Sonar X2 Studio boasts unlimited audio and MIDI tracks, Cakewalk's improved Skylight user interface, 18 virtual instruments including Z3TA+ Classic, 50 audio and MIDI effects, Overloud amp modeling technology, and much more. This "Studio" version of Sonar X2 prioritizes the fundamentals of recording and editing, while providing you with a selection of must-have instrument plug-ins and effects. When you are done playing and you've finalized your work, share it with the world with direct uploading to SoundCloud, or with convenient MIDI data export options to notation software with MusicXML.

Focus on the Music, Not the GUI

If you've used other DAWs before, you know that your digital workspace can get real messy, real fast. That's why Cakewalk introduced the Skylight user interface; this clean, configurable environment eliminates clutter, poor navigation, and annoying window management, replacing it all with an intuitive workspace that works with your high-res, widescreen display. With Skylight, you can instantly switch between configurable Screensets, dock windows wherever you want, navigate read more quickly with features like Timeline Zoom, and so forth.

Support for Touchscreens

Got a display with a touchscreen, like an Ultrabook? Sonar X2 Studio's touch functionality allows you to "swipe," "pinch to zoom," or use other gestures to navigate through projects in Skylight. When it comes to working with your software, you won't be limited to a mouse or trackpad.

Get Organized with Matrix View

Use Sonar X2 Studio's Matrix View to organize audio and MIDI loops, phrases, and one-shot samples into cells and columns for real-time triggering from one (or more) MIDI controllers. Say goodbye to scrolling through menus or lists to find all your sounds -- Matrix View provides an easy way to arrange song sections and audition them at a moment's notice.

Impressive Instruments and Effects Included

Think of Sonar X2 Studio as a virtual studio. It's packed with a total of 18 virtual instruments -- including Z3TA+ Classic -- along with 50 audio and MIDI effects, Overloud's TH2 Sonar amp simulator with models of classic gear, an integrated per track arpeggiator, and more. In Sonar X2, it's easy to save sounds, stacks, and layers with Track Templates, and then open them up again with drag and drop simplicity.

Overloud's TH2 Sonar amp simulator features models of classic gear, making it easy -- not to mention fun -- to perform with the digital versions of over 10 classic amps with big, lifelike tone and expressive playability.

The integrated per track arpeggiator does way more than just up/down patterns. It ventures into circular and inverted patterns and even custom phrases as well.


- DAW/music-production software for Windows PC
- Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks for unlimited music making
- Skylight user interface provides a clean, organized environment
- 18 Virtual instruments, including Z3TA+ Classic, for making tracks right out of the box
- 50 Audio and MIDI effects included
- Matrix performance view provides real-time arrangement and playback tools
- Integrated per track arpeggiator
- Includes TH2 Sonar amp simulator
- FX Chains 2.0
- Automation and Take Lanes
- Flexible export and delivery options, including MusicXML and SoundCloud
- Pristine 384 kHz/64-bit audio engine
- Native 32/64-bit application

This DAW puts an impressive set of music-creation tools and instruments at your fingertips! Ideal for the musician on a budget, Sonar X2 Studio delivers a whole lot of features for not a whole lot of bucks.
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Minimum System Requirements:
- Windows 7 or Windows 8*
- Runs Native in 32/64-bit Windows
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.67 GHz / AMD Phenom Quad Core 9750 2.4 Ghz or higher
- 2 GB RAM
- 1280x800 minimum screen resolution
- 4.5GB for minimal install, 20GB recommended
- Broadband internet connection for download
- Cakewalk Publisher requires available web server space with FTP access

*Windows 8 support will be available through a free patch later this year.

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

Cakewalk Sonar X2 Studio (Windows)

From getting a great tone to releasing the final mix, today's musicians must master every element of the music production process. Cakewalk's SONAR X2 Studio is the advanced music creation software there every step of the way and takes each element to the next level of power and usability. And thanks to the revolutionary Skylight user interface, SONAR X2 lets you move seamlessly among the elements, instantly going from recording to editing to mixing and back again. And do it all with a single Smart Tool. It's genius.

- Unlimited audio & MIDI tracks
- Enhanced award winning Skylight interface
- Seamless usability & workflow
- 18 Virtual instruments including Z3TA+ Classic
- 50 audio and MIDI effects
- Matrix performance view
- Integrated per track arpeggiator
- TH2 SONAR Amp Sim
- FX Chains 2.0
- Automation & Take Lanes
- Flexible export and Delivery options including MusicXML and SoundCloud
- Pristine 64-bit/384KHz audio engine
- Includes all features in SONAR X2 Essential
- Native 32/64-bit application

Please note: SONAR X2 supports Windows 7 and Windows 8. Windows XP and Windows Vista are no longer officially supported.

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