Cakewalk, dedicated to powerful and thoughtfully designed software for modern musicians, announces the world-wide availability of three new versions of SONAR X3.
SONAR X3 ($99), designed for extraordinary value, offers unlimited track and bus counts along with VST3 synth and effects support, 64-bit audio engine, unlimited FX insertions, innovative “speed” comping, YouTube export, direct Gobbler integration for cloud-based backup and sharing, color-customizable “Skylight” interface, 12 software instruments, 27 effects, and much more. No other software combines this mix of sophisticated technology and exceptional features at this price point.
SONAR X3 Studio ($199), targeted to advanced home and project studios, adds Melodyne Essential with deep ARA integration for state-of-the-art pitch processing and audio-to MIDI conversion. Other standout features include the expandable ProChannel (create your own custom mixer architecture, from vintage to modern), the full version of Nomad Factory’s Blue Tubes bundle to capture the vintage sound of classic studios, precision phase-linear EQ and multiband dynamics plug-ins for mastering, saturation from Softube, 19 instruments, and 51 total plug-in effects. X3 Studio’s capabilities exceed many companies’ “flagship” programs.
SONAR X3 Producer ($499) meets the demands of professionals who require a DAW with the versatility to handle any kind of project. Features include everything in the other SONAR versions as well as XLN Audio’s Addictive Drums for superior drums and percussion, AAS Lounge Lizard Session’s iconic electric piano sounds and Strum Acoustic Session for realistic guitar performances, the warmth and punch of the new ProChannel Tape Emulator, “widescreen” fly-out spectrum analysis on every ProChannel QuadCurve EQ, Tone2 BiFilter filter/distortion processor, 57 total plug-in effects, and full versions of both the Rapture and Dimension Pro software synths for a total of 23 instruments.
Best of all, the SONAR X3 family’s finely-tuned ecosystem of superior design, comprehensive plug-ins, and relentlessly efficient workflow lets musicians concentrate on what really matters: making music.