Create music in any style with Cakewalk Sonar X3 Music Production Software which offers cutting-edge instruments, effects, and powerful tools for your Home Studio. The award-winning Skylight user interface features an intuitive design to ensure you are in your element everytime you preform record or edit your projects. Produce flawless tracks with the 64-Bit Double Precision audio engine and do it all without limiting the number of tracks and plugins and support for the latest technologies like VST3, multi-touch, and Gobbler cloud save.
Cakewalk Sonar X3 Music Production Software Features
A world of instruments - Your new bandmates
- Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks
- Mix with unlimited effects, sends and busses
- Move seamlessly across all your production tasks with Skylight Interface
- NEW! Skylight Interface enhancements and color customizations
- NEW! Assemble the perfect performance with breakthrough comping workflow
- NEW! Full support for VST3 synths and effects
- Record and mix with the end-to-end 64-bit double precision audio engine
- NEW! Gobbler cloud saving and sharing
- Program beats using the Step Sequencer
- Play loops in real-time with Matrix View
- Dial in searing guitar tones with Overloud TH2 SONAR amp sim
- NEW! Track realistic drum grooves instantly using Session Drummer 3
- Play and record with 12 instruments including the Studio Instruments suite
- Edit audio and MIDI, hassle free, with Smart Tool and Smart Grid
- Custom touch support on touch-enabled devices running Windows 8
- Mix like a pro with a full mixing console that includes built-in EQ
- NEW! Mix with the Sonitus:fx Suite
- NEW! 27 total FX including the Essential Suite and Classic Creative Suite
- Get your song sounding radio-ready with the Boost 11 Peak Limiter
- Share your music on SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
- Compatible with Windows 7 and 8
A lot of DAWs feel like empty studios. Lots of tracks and editing tools, but not much to actually make music with. SONAR on the other hand is a virtual studio packed with instruments. The flagship SONAR X3 Producer contains a total of 23 distinct virtual instruments. From the encyclopedic sound library of Dimension Pro to the raw power of Rapture and Z3TA+, there are literally thousands of patches ready to be explored. Session Drummer 3, now included with every version of SONAR X3, is on skins with detailed acoustic kits and authentic, classic rhythm machines. Save favorite sounds and even complex stacks and layers with Track Templates and recall them instantly with simple drag and drop. Work less. Play more.
Enter the Matrix - Welcome to a non-linear world
Why edit and arrange your loops when you can play them instead? The Matrix View lets you organize audio and MIDI loops, phrases, and one shots into cells and columns for real-time triggering from one (or more) MIDI controllers. Use it for easy arranging of song sections or for complex sets of multiple grooves, one-shots, drops, and breakdowns - all playable in real-time. And the entire performance can be captured onto discrete tracks in SONAR's Track View where it can be freely edited and mixed until it's exactly what you want. The new per-cell trigger resolution and enhanced routing with support for external MIDI hardware make it a formidable creative force.
Modular Browser - Feel free to browse around
With the searchable Browser you can access a neatly organized collection of loops, one-shots, effects and instruments which can be incorporated into projects with a simple drag and drop. Access complex FX Chains, create custom content locations, and even replace synths in one fell swoop. In fact, you can drag and drop just about anything both to and from the Browser. And thanks to Skylight, it's there when you need it, gone when you don't, and its size and location are totally up to you. Find it. Drag it. Drop it.
64-bit audio engine - The root of excellence
SONAR X3’s brilliant audio engine captures the clarity and elegance of your music. Its inspiring smooth sound and sonic characteristics digitize your performances with the utmost precision. You can bounce your tracks down in minutes with our 64 bit double precision engine, record up to 196kHz with low latency monitoring, and mix with confidence using sample-accurate plugin delay compensation. Every user deserves the caliber of fidelity that SONAR delivers.
Unlimited Everything - Creativity, without limits
SONAR X3 delivers what other DAWs cannot offer, unlimited everything in all versions! You get unlimited simultaneous Audio & MIDI tracks, FX, Sends, and full VST3 support with our industry leading 64-bit mix engine. We believe that everyone deserves the full SONAR X3 experience.