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All KVR Audio news items relating to SONAR

16 Apr 2014Cakewalk Offers Discounted Upgrades to SONAR X3

20 Mar 2014Cakewalk releases SONAR X3e Update

12 Mar 2014Cakewalk Announces SONAR X3e Update

17 Feb 2014Cakewalk Groove 3 SONAR X3 Explained Video free with SONAR X3 during Feb 2014

24 Jan 2014Cakewalk releases SONAR X3 Producer Trial Version

05 Jan 2014Cakewalk SONAR X3 now available on Steam

18 Dec 2013Cakewalk releases Free SONAR X3d Update

06 Nov 2013Cakewalk Offers Free VKFX ProChannel Module with SONAR X3 Studio and Producer in November

04 Nov 2013Groove Monkee Releases "Big Easy" MIDI Drum Loops

31 Oct 2013Cakewalk releases SONAR X3c Update

22 Oct 2013Cakewalk announces SONAR X3c Update

14 Oct 2013Agitated State updates MenuMagic to v1.9.2.0

04 Oct 2013Cakewalk releases SONAR X3, SONAR X3 Studio & SONAR X3 Producer

23 Sep 2013Gibson Brands Announces Intention to Acquire Cakewalk Inc

19 Sep 2013Cakewalk seeks to hire Plug-in Developer

24 Jul 2013Agitated State updates MenuMagic to v1.8.9.11

28 Jun 2013Groove Monkee releases "Breakbeats 1" MIDI Drum Loops

14 May 2013Garrigus.com announces "SONAR X2 Power! - The Comprehensive Guide"

13 May 2013Agitated State updates MenuMagic to v1.8.8.2

04 Apr 2013Free Video With Any Purchase of SONAR X2 in April 2013

25 Jan 2013Cakewalk announces CA-2A T-Type Leveling Amplifier for Win & Mac VST & AU

05 Jan 2013Cakewalk releases SONAR X2a Update with support for Windows 8 and Touch

03 Dec 2012Platinum Samples releases "Real Reggae" and "Real Latin" Multi-Format MIDI Groove Libraries

02 Dec 2012Agitated State updates MenuMagic to v1.8.4.0

01 Oct 2012Cakewalk releases "QuickFix" (Build 308) for SONAR X2 Producer

25 Sep 2012Cakewalk releases SONAR X2

09 Sep 2012Agitated State updates MenuMagic to v1.8.2.11

03 Sep 2012Agitated State announces MenuMagic v1.8.2.8 update

12 Aug 2012Agitated State announces MenuMagic v1.8.0.0 update

29 Jul 2012Platinum Samples release 6 new Session Drummer 3 Kits

02 Jul 2012Agitated State announces MenuMagic V2 early adopter pricing

28 Jun 2012Michael Hoover named new President of Cakewalk

17 Apr 20122012 Musikmesse Report - Lost in Frankfurt

23 Mar 2012Cakewalk releases ProChannel PC2A T-Type Leveling Amplifier Module for SONAR

21 Mar 2012Roland unveils Jupiter-50 Synthesizer

06 Mar 2012Cakewalk releases SONAR X1d update

05 Feb 2012Garrigus.com provides Free SONAR X1 Power! Tips and Techniques PDF

19 Jan 2012Cakewalk Announces SONAR X1 Producer Crossgrade

19 Jan 2012Cakewalk announces ProChannel Concrete Limiter Module

19 Jan 2012Cakewalk announces SONAR X1d update

12 Dec 2011Cakewalk announces Softube Mix Bundle now available in SONAR X1 Producer Expanded ProChannel Module Format

25 Nov 2011Digital Music Doctor updates "Sonar X1 - Know it All!" Tutorial Video to cover Sonar X1 Producer Expanded

21 Nov 2011Cakewalk announces SONAR X1 Production Suite Now Shipping

07 Nov 2011Cakewalk releases PC4K S-Type Channel Compressor for SONAR X1 Producer Expanded

23 Aug 2011Cakewalk releases free SONAR X1c Update for SONAR X1 Producer, Studio, Essential and V-Studio 700

22 Aug 2011Agitated State updates MenuMagic to v1.6.6.0

05 Aug 2011Agitated State updates MenuMagic to v1.6.5.0

01 Aug 2011Cakewalk releases Music Creator 6

25 Jul 2011Agitated State updates MenuMagic to v1.6.4.5

02 Jun 2011Cakewalk releases SONAR X1 Trial Version

17 May 2011Cakewalk releases Neil Peart Drums Vol 1 by Sonic Reality for Session Drummer 3

04 May 2011Agitated State updates MenuMagic/MenuMagic Lite to v1.6.2.1

04 May 2011Cakewalk announces SONAR X1 Essential Crossgrade

02 May 2011Platinum Samples releases Andy Johns Kit 1 for Cakewalk Session Drummer 3

14 Apr 2011Garrigus.com releases SONAR X1 Power! - The Comprehensive Guide

21 Mar 2011Cakewalk releases SONAR X1b Update

21 Dec 2010Cakewalk updates SONAR X1 to "X1A"

10 Dec 2010Cakewalk releases SONAR X1

21 Feb 2010Cakewalk updates SONAR to v8.5.3

14 Jan 2010Cakewalk announces FA-66 FireWire Audio Interface

14 Jan 2010Cakewalk announces New Line of Keyboard Controllers

14 Jan 2010E-MU announces 0404 USB 2.0 and Tracker Pre USB 2.0 now shipping with Updated Software Bundle

11 Dec 2009Cakewalk updates SONAR to v8.5.2

12 Nov 2009Agitated State updates MenuMagic/MenuMagic Lite to v1.4.2.0

08 Oct 2009Digital Music Doctor updates 'Sonar 8 - Know it All!' for Sonar 8.5

28 Sep 2009Agitated State releases MenuMagic Lite Plug-In Manager (MM for Project5) and launches End of Summer Group Buys for MM/MML

24 Sep 2009Cakewalk and Ourstage.com launch "Your Music Anytime, Anyplace" Songwriting Contest

21 Sep 2009Agitated State updates MenuMagic to v1.4

15 Sep 2009Cakewalk releases SONAR 8.5 Producer & SONAR 8.5 Studio

27 Aug 2009Agitated State updates MenuMagic to v1.3

22 Jul 2009Cakewalk updates to SONAR V-Studio 100 to v1.20

02 Jul 2009Cakewalk announces Free Update when you buy SONAR 8

30 Jun 2009Cakewalk Now Shipping SONAR V-Studio 100

01 Apr 2009Cakewalk announces SONAR V-Studio 100

01 Apr 2009Cakewalk announces VS-700C V-Studio Console now available for SONAR 8 Producer

01 Apr 2009Cakewalk updates SONAR REAC Recording System driver to v1.1

13 Mar 2009Cakewalk updates SONAR to v8.3.1

03 Mar 2009Cakewalk updates SONAR to v8.3

15 Jan 2009Cakewalk now shipping SONAR V-Studio 700

15 Jan 2009Cakewalk announces Free SONAR v8.3 Update

23 Dec 2008Garrigus releases Sonar 8 Power! - The Comprehensive Guide

23 Dec 2008Cakewalk releases SONAR 8 Trial Version

17 Dec 2008Cakewalk updates SONAR Home Studio to v7.0.1

19 Nov 2008Cakewalk updates SONAR to v8.0.2

14 Nov 2008Digital Music Doctor releases Sonar 8 - Know It All! [Video]

30 Oct 2008Cakewalk updates SONAR to v8.0.1 and Beatscape to v1.0.1

06 Oct 2008Cakewalk announces SONAR V-Studio 700

04 Oct 2008Cakewalk announces SONAR Home Studio 7 and SONAR Home Studio 7 XL

22 Sep 2008Cakewalk announces SONAR 8 Producer & SONAR 8 Studio

09 Sep 2008Agitated State releases MenuMagic v1.1 beta

08 Jul 2008ASK Video announces its first Sonar 7 DVD Tutorial

03 Jun 2008Native Instruments launches 'Komplete Your DAW'

23 May 2008Agitated State releases MenuMagic Plug-In Manager for Sonar/Project5 and announces USA Memorial Weekend Sale

17 Jan 2008Cakewalk releases Minimoog Tribute Expansion Pack for Rapture, Rapture LE, and SONAR 7 customers

04 Jan 2008Cakewalk updates SONAR to v7.0.2

23 Nov 2007Garrigus.com releases Sonar 7 Power! - The Comprehensive Guide

12 Nov 2007Digital Music Doctor releases Sonar 7 - Know It All! (Video)

06 Nov 2007Cakewalk releases SONAR 7 trial version

31 Oct 2007EDIROL/Cakewalk launch SONAR 7 Academic Editions (Europe)

17 Oct 2007Cakewalk updates SONAR to v7.0.1

05 Oct 2007Cakewalk announces Pro Suite

05 Oct 2007Cakewalk announces Sonar 7 Crossgrade Pricing

19 Sep 2007Cakewalk releases SONAR 7 Producer Edition and SONAR 7 Studio Edition

28 Aug 2007Agitated State updates MenuMagic Plug-In Manager (Cakewalk DAWs version) to v0.9.10.7 beta

24 Jul 2007Cakewalk updates SONAR Home Studio to v6.2.2

28 Mar 2007Cakewalk releases Session Drummer 2 Hip Hop Pack Vol. 1

19 Mar 2007Agitated State updates MenuMagic Plug-In Manager to v0.9.5.30 beta

09 Mar 2007Cakewalk updates SONAR to v6.2.1

06 Mar 2007Agitated State announces MenuMagic Plug-In Manager (for Cakewalk DAWs)

28 Feb 2007Cakewalk releases SONAR Home Studio 6 and SONAR Home Studio 6 XL

19 Jan 2007Cakewalk and Roland announce REAC Recording Technology for Cakewalk's SONAR and Roland's RSS Digital Snake System

19 Jan 2007Cakewalk announces SONAR LE update

19 Jan 2007Cakewalk to update SONAR Power Studio

18 Jan 2007Cakewalk announces SONAR Home Studio 6 and SONAR Home Studio 6 XL

18 Jan 2007Cakewalk announces SONAR v6.2 update

07 Dec 2006Cakewalk announces Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza

29 Nov 2006Cakewalk announces Special Cross-grade Pricing on SONAR 6

02 Nov 2006Cakewalk releases SONAR 6 Producer Edition trial version

02 Nov 2006Digital Music Doctor releases Sonar 6-Know It All! (Training Video)

11 Oct 2006Cakewalk updates SONAR to 6.0.1

09 Oct 2006Cakewalk announces Expansion Packs for Session Drummer 2

09 Oct 2006Cakewalk releases SONAR 6 Producer and Studio Editions

11 Apr 2006Cakewalk releases SONAR v5.2 (incl. x64)

29 Mar 2006Cakewalk announces SONAR v5.2

19 Jan 2006Cakewalk announces SONAR Power Studio Music Production Systems

23 Nov 2005Cakewalk releases SONAR v5.0.1 update

13 Oct 2005Sonar 5-Know It All! released (Training Video)

07 Sep 2005Cakewalk announces SONAR 5

25 Jul 2005Cakewalk announces SONAR Home Studio Version 4 (+XL)

25 Jul 2005Cakewalk announces SONAR v4.0.3

27 May 2005Digital Music Doctor releases interactive training courses

06 Apr 2005Cakewalk announces SONAR LE bundled with Edirol hardware

11 Feb 2005Cakewalk White Paper: Benefits of x64 for Audio Workstations

20 Jan 2005Cakewalk releases free beta version of 64-bit SONAR

20 Jan 2005Cakewalk releases SONAR v4.0.2

04 Nov 2004Cakewalk Sonar v4.0.1 released

25 Sep 2004Cakewalk Sonar 4 released

02 Sep 2004Cakewalk SONAR 4 announced

27 Jan 2004Cakewalk Sonar v3.1.1 released

21 Jan 2004Cakewalk Home Studio 2004 & XL French/German Editions released

09 Jan 2004Cakewalk Sonar v3.1 released

05 Dec 2003Cakewalk Sonar v3.0 demo released

07 Nov 2003Sonar 3 plugin patch released

06 Oct 2003Cakewalk Sonar 3 now shipping

07 Sep 2003Cakewalk Sonar 3 announced

01 Feb 2003Cakewalk Sonar v2.2 released

16 Jan 2003Cakewalk Announces Sonar v2.2

23 Oct 2002Cakewalk Sonar v2.1 released

26 May 2002Sonar Plugin Manager and Plugins Patch released

Discussion: Active


21 May 2012 at 11:31pmnoiseblast

I used Cakewalk products a long time ago and just bought and tried Sonar. Unfortunately it's a mess. I hate the way that the MIDI editor works. It's very, very clunky and hard to use. And when editing midi, the editor does not even show you the extent of the part (clip) that you're working in. So very crude!

The rest of Sonar looks promising, but it's bundleware, much in the same way as Ableton. It's like creaky, rotting tree that's falling over from all of the fruit on its branches. More work is needed for the basic recording and editing of audio and MIDI to make sense and to be a constructive enterprise.

The new Skylight interface is clearly a lot better than the old one, but that's not enough. I used to use Windows Cakewalk, and the editing and arranging in that application was nice. It worked in a sane and intuitive way. I expected the same from Sonar X1 - and I did not get that.

I still have hopes for Sonar, but I'm returning Sonar X1. Maybe someday they'll tighten up the audio and MIDI editing to the point where I could use it. For now it's back to Cubase 6.

17 July 2012 at 9:38pmArtimus


8 October 2012 at 11:38ammike85021

It's a drag not knowing how to use a tool, but unfair to blame the software for one's own lack of skill. It's like creaky rotting brain that's musty and crusty from lack of understanding, practice or enough interest to actually learn anything new. I'm just sayin'. . .

19 November 2013 at 7:48amjohnmorales

No doubt by now you've realized you bought too much software for what you want to do, and have either gone to a more basic cakewalk software package or bought something from another company like Fruity Loops.

Sonar is supposed to be a pro studio solution. Whether you agree with whether or not its up to the task doesn't change the fact that is the reason why it is designed to everything.

As far as the MIDI editor, your problems stemmed from not knowing how to use it. It is rather complex. The only thing crude about Sonar is their standard color scheme which are horrid.

19 November 2013 at 9:24amsharkie

It always amazes me how many naïve people are out there that cannot even get out of their own way and look beyond the end of their noses. It is usually the operator not the product.

19 November 2013 at 9:32amWilliamK

OMG! I have been a SONAR user for years, and I just love it, very easy to use and the included plugins are a time saver, specially after I lost all my files and couldn't afford purchasing some old plugins again. (some companies don't have new 64-bits versions anyway) I just don't get why any user would say this, specially SONAR X2 things got just incredible easy to setup. Go figure... I use only SONAR and nothing else for my DAW, and the only extra plugins are my own Wusik plugins. ;-)

19 November 2013 at 9:46amsharkie

How about it William as I have been using Cakewalk since its inception. Sonar X3 is so damn smooth, so easy to get around and has features that are too many to list. Non customers do not know what they are missing.

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