4th October 2013
Cakewalk has announced the world-wide availability of three new versions of SONAR X3, which include new core workflow enhancements and features like Color Customization, Comping, VST3 Support, ARA integration, Melodyne Essential, Tape Emulator, QuadCurve EQ Zoom & Analyzer, and much more. Plus they've added new effects and instruments including XLN Audio Addictive Drums, Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX, Lounge Lizard SONAR, and much more.
SONAR X3 ($99), designed for 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.
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.
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.
Versions and Availability
All three SONAR X3 versions are available through music and sound retailers around the world, as well as the Cakewalk Store. Registered Cakewalk customers can download their SONAR X3 upgrades directly from the Cakewalk Store or select music retailers.
Please visit www.cakewalk.com for complete version details and localized pricing/availability options from their distribution partners.
Note: SONAR X3 has replaced SONAR X2 Essential because X3 goes far beyond what's "essential."