25th July 2005
SONAR Home Studio Version 4 Highlights:
- Record, edit, arrange, and mix 64 audio tracks and unlimited MIDI tracks.
- 24-bit, 192 kHz audio engine.
- 32-bit floating point audio engine.
- Dynamic Console view.
- Master Control Toolbar.
- Track Presets and Track Icons.
- Navigator view.
- Track Inspector.
- Project Navigator.
- Loop-based composition tools with enhanced loop construction toolset.
- Universal Bus Architecture (up to 16 busses simultaneously).
- Advanced MIDI routing & synth layering.
- Audio metronome.
- Confidence recording of audio, MIDI, and automation.
- Music Notation.
- PowerStrip multi-effects.
- Cakewalk Audio FX1 and Audio FX2 effects suites.
- Virtual Sound Canvas DXi.
- Dreamstation DXi.
- SFZ SoundFont player.
- ASIO, WDM, DirectX, DXi, VST, ReWire Support.
- Hundreds of megabytes of ACID-format loops.
- CD burning with included Cakewalk Pyro Express.
SONAR Home Studio Version 4 includes many of the same features found in SONAR 4 including: customizable console, color schemes, layouts, toolbars, and keyboard commands; professional project file management tools: per project audio directories, consolidate project files for fast backup, search for associated files; Windows AVI and MPEG video support for scoring soundtracks, and adding sound effects to band videos or home movies.
SONAR Home Studio Version 4 XL
SONAR Home Studio Version 4 XL is the premium-edition of SONAR Home Studio that ships with additional instruments, effects, and loop libraries. SONAR Home Studio Version 4 XL includes:
- RXP DXi - the new tempo-syncing drum machine and groove box that plays REX and SFZ loops, as well as single hits. RXP DXi features hit and loop preview pads, built-in multimode filter and envelopes, drag-and-drop (drag REX files in/drag MIDI out).
- Square I DXi - analog modeling synthesizer featuring warm and classic vintage analog synth sounds-designed for the serious music enthusiast. Easy layout with abundant high quality sounds.
- PowerFX Dyad DXi Sampler - the advanced SF2 (soundfont) sample player with powerful tools for sound manipulation.
- Reverb XL - based on the critically acclaimed Sonitus:fx technology found in SONAR 4 Producer Edition, Reverb XL provides a range of lush reverbs from subtle plates to grand cathedrals. Clean and intuitive user interface with full parameter automation and built-in Preset Manager.
- Content CDs - two additional CDs of content are also included: CD two contains a library of unique and versatile samples from PowerFX. CD three contains hundreds of high quality REX and ACID format loops from Loopmasters and SmartLoops.
SONAR Home Studio Version 4 has an MSRP of US$149; SONAR Home Studio Version 4 XL is US$229, and begins shipping July 27th, 2005. All registered Home Studio customers can upgrade to SONAR Home Studio Version 4 for US$59. Existing Home Studio XL customers can upgrade to SONAR Home Studio Version 4 XL for US$59.