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24 Sep 2015 Cakewalk announces “Ipswich” SONAR Update27 Aug 2015 Cakewalk announces “Hopkinton” Update to Sonar18 Aug 2015 Cakewalk announces Windows 10 Support in SONAR "Gloucester" release07 Aug 2015 #KVRDeal Expired Cakewalk SONAR customers: Save up to 40% off SONAR Platinum during Cakewalk's Summer Sale02 Aug 2015 Cakewalk releases Free Demo Versions of SONAR 201516 Jul 2015 #KVRDeal Expired Cakewalk Offer: Upgrade to SONAR Platinum, get Advanced Workshop: Modern Drum Production video free06 Jul 2015 Cakewalk announces SONAR "Foxboro" Update01 Jun 2015 Cakewalk Announces New Drum Replacer and More in SONAR "Everett" Release04 May 2015 #KVRDeal Expired Cakewalk Rapture Pro Synth Introductory Discount - starting at $7901 May 2015 Cakewalk Announces SONAR "Dorchester" Release22 Jan 2015 Cakewalk announces ProChannel support for Boz Digital Labs +10db David Bendeth Signature Series Compressor Plug-in14 Jan 2015 Cakewalk announces New SONAR09 Jul 2014 #KVRDeal Expired Free Melodyne Video With Cakewalk SONAR X3 Studio and Producer23 May 2014 #KVRDeal Expired Cakewalk Savings Festival - Save 25% or more16 Apr 2014 #KVRDeal Expired Cakewalk Offers Discounted Upgrades to SONAR X320 Mar 2014 Cakewalk releases SONAR X3e Update12 Mar 2014 Cakewalk Announces SONAR X3e Update17 Feb 2014 #KVRDeal Expired Cakewalk Groove 3 SONAR X3 Explained Video free with SONAR X3 during Feb 201424 Jan 2014 Cakewalk releases SONAR X3 Producer Trial Version05 Jan 2014 Cakewalk SONAR X3 now available on Steam18 Dec 2013 Cakewalk releases Free SONAR X3d Update06 Nov 2013 #KVRDeal Expired Cakewalk Offers Free VKFX ProChannel Module with SONAR X3 Studio and Producer in November31 Oct 2013 Cakewalk releases SONAR X3c Update22 Oct 2013 Cakewalk announces SONAR X3c Update04 Oct 2013 Cakewalk releases SONAR X3, SONAR X3 Studio & SONAR X3 Producer23 Sep 2013 Gibson Brands Announces Intention to Acquire Cakewalk Inc19 Sep 2013 Cakewalk seeks to hire Plug-in Developer

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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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