SONAR Home Studio 7 is the easiest way to help you capture your creativity and share it with the world.
From start to finish, SONAR Home Studio 7 will let you live the dream. With SONAR Home Studio 7 you can record live instruments, vocals, or any audio source. You can easily edit audio, MIDI, and music notation. The updated Loop Explorer gives you the tools to build backing tracks faster than ever. Add real instrument sounds using the included virtual instruments suite. Bring your mix together with studio-quality audio effects and professional mixing tools. When you are finished, share your music on the web or burn it to CD for fans, friends, and family. SONAR Home Studio 7 is the complete solution for creating and sharing professional quality music and is now easier than ever.
SONAR Home Studio 7 is perfect for:
Get Started Quickly
- Bands who want to record their own music
- Singer-songwriters who want professional tools and a professional sound
- MCs who want to create beats fast and easy
- Educators who want to incorporate digital audio recording into their curriculum
- Podcasters looking to enhance programs with their own soundtracks and audio effects
- Anyone who enjoys making music and sharing it online or on CD
Get up and running quickly using the library of included project templates and assistant tools.
When you are ready to create music, the simplified user interface guides you through the process, making it easy to achieve professional results. Realize the full potential of your music by adding backing tracks and instrumentation using the new Loop Explorer and included virtual instruments.
Hands on Mixing
Now it is even easier to mix your tracks. The new Console view allows for effortless mixing, and provides all the visual feedback you need to get the perfect mix.
MIDI Made Simple
Editing and arranging MIDI is just as easy as audio. Just click on your instrument track and go to work with enhanced tools and a visually simplified interface.
Create and Record
Get creative with 64 audio tracks and unlimited MIDI tracks. Track and project templates that do the set-up for you so you’re making music fast. Play and record MIDI parts in perfect time using Input Quantize. Record your whole band at once using multi-input audio interfaces at up to 24-bit/192 kHz quality. Browse 2GB of loop and instrument content and preview audio and MIDI loops in time and key with your song to create backing tracks. Create instrument parts using Dimension LE with Garritan Pocket Orchestra and Studio Instruments. Expand your studio with VST, DX, and ReWire synths, effects, and applications including Ableton Live and Reason
Arrange and Edit
Arrange and edit your project with an easy to understand user interface. Recording, editing, and mixing tools are just a click away and always available. Assemble the perfect take with non-destructive crossfades and other editing tools. Zero in on edits and navigate quickly with Fast Zoom. Freeze instruments and effects to get the best performance out of your PC. Keep projects organized with Track Folders and Track Icons. Score soundtracks to video in time with the action using the Video Track. Also print music notation, lyrics, and lead sheets.
Mix and Share
Mix like a pro using the new Console view with built-in Sonitus FX EQ on every channel and polish with Boost 11. The New Send Assistant simplifies audio routing and effects busses effortless mixing with powerful automation tools. Control your mix, effects, and instruments from external MIDI devices using Active Controller Technology (ACT). Burn your mixes directly to CD, or export your project to popular audio and video formats, including QuickTime. Upload songs and create custom streaming music players for your website with Cakewalk Publisher. Sweeten your tracks with reverb, delay, dynamics, modulation, tape and amp simulation, and more
Cakewalk Sonar 8 Production Specifcations
|Operating System||Windows XP||Windows XP/Vista (32 bit),Mac OS X with Boot Camp|
|Processor Speed||Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500+
Or higher||Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz [EM64T] AMD Athlon 64 2800+
|RAM||512 MB||1 GB or higher|
|Graphics (resolution, color depth)||1024x768, 16-bit color||1280x960, 24-bit color or higher|
|Hard Disk Space||100 MB for full program installation||6 GB|
|Hard Disk Type||Any||EIDE/Ultra DMA (7200 RPM) or SATA|
|Audio Interface||Windows-compatible||WDM- or ASIO-compatible|
|Media Drive||DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R, or DVD+/- RW Drive
|Webserver Access||None|| Available web server space with FTP access privileges
*Required to connect to external MIDI devices
**Required for audio playback
*** Cakewalk Publisher requires you to have available web server space with FTP access privileges. An internet connection is required for music uploading. A broadband connection is recommended.
Note: SONAR does not support Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, or NT. QuickTime support requires QuickTime 6 or higher. SONAR Home Studio 7 is presented on DVD media. DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R or DVD+/-RW drive required for installation
Cakewalk is a registered trademark and SONAR, Active Controller Technology, Cakewalk Publisher, and the Cakewalk logo are trademarks of Twelve Tone Systems, Inc.
QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., used under license.
ASIO and VST are trademarks of Steinberg Media Technologies AG.
ReWire and Reason are trademarks of Propellerhead Software, AB.
ACID is a registered Trademark of SONY Pictures Digital, Inc.
Other trademarks mentioned are held by their respective owners.