With a remarkable feature set including AudioSnap and new Melodyne Essential, the Cakewalk Sonar X3 Studio Music Production Software is ideal for pro and home studios who need professional tools to get the job done. Thanks to the critically-acclaimed ProChannel console strip with the QuadCurve EQ and Softube Saturation Knob included, mixing is made effortless. The new Studio Mixing Suite within Cakewalk Sonar X3 Studio introduces 18 vintage FX from the Nomad Factory Blue Tubes Bundle.
The award-winning Skylight user interface allows you to move seamlessly in Sonar X3 Studio, instantly going from recording to editing to mixing and back again. Produce flawless tracks with the 64-Bit Double Precision audio engine and upload polished mixes directly to YouTube and SoundCloud. The latest technologies like VST3, multi-touch, and Gobbler cloud save give this software incredible usability.
Cakewalk Sonar X3 Studio Music Production Software Features
What's new in Sonar X3
- Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks
- Mix with unlimited effects, sends and busses
- Move seamlessly across all your production tasks with Skylight Interface
- Skylight Interface enhancements and color customizations
- Assemble the perfect performance with breakthrough comping workflow
- Full support for VST3 synths and effects
- Record and mix with the end-to-end 64-bit double precision engine
- Gobbler cloud saving and sharing
- Program beats using the Step Sequencer
- Play loops in real-time with the Matrix View
- Dial in searing guitar tones with Overloud TH2 SONAR amp sim
- Track realistic drum grooves instantly using Session Drummer 3
- Create modern, electronic dance sounds with Z3TA+ Classic
- Play and record with a total of 19 included instruments
- Craft the perfect vocal performances with Melodyne Essential
- Edit audio and MIDI, hassle free, with Smart Tool and Smart Grid
- Custom touch support on touch-enabled devices running Windows 8
- Get full control of the timing and feel of your tracks with AudioSnap
- Get that epic, pro studio sound with the ergonomic ProChannel console strip
- Includes 2 ProChannel modules: QuadCurve EQ and Softube Saturation Knob
- Fine tune your mixes with the 18 included Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX
- Access vintage-style world-class recording studio reverb with Nomad Factory BlueVerb
- 51 total FX including the new Studio Mixing Suite and Engineering Suite
- Share your music on SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, and now YouTube
Sonar X3 Studio includes new and exciting core workflow enhancements and features like Color Customization, Comping, VST3 Support, ARA integration, Melodyne Essential, Tape Emulator, our revolutionary QuadCurve EQ Zoom and Analyzer, and much more.
Sonar X3 Studio introduces Cakewalk’s breakthrough Comping - the quickest method for working with multiple takes. Record the same part as many times as you like using the new Comping record mode, and when you’re finished, our speed comping accelerates your workflow so that you can isolate, edit, and promote your strongest performances into one unified flawless track. Comping at its core improves the overdubbing process and streamlines the post-recording and editing experience.
VST3 support is now fully integrated in Sonar X3 Studio. That means superior plugin management, low CPU loads, and improved visual workspace. It’s perfectly integrated into Sonar X3’s browser and shows you VST3 and VST2 plugins side by side. Sonar X3 automatically detects new VST plugins so you never have to rescan, and if you have a project using the VST 2 version of a plugin that also supports VST3, SONAR will update it and keep all of your settings intact.
-bit Audio Engine
Cakewalk Sonar X3 Studio’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 192kHz with low latency monitoring, and mix with confidence using our sample-accurate plugin delay compensation.
Melodyne Essential with ARA integration
Melodyne Essential is now fully integrated into Sonar X3 Studio. This means the best pitch correction, time stretching, and audio to MIDI conversion in the business are at your command. Whether there’s a flat note in a vocal, or you want to adjust phrasing, Melodyne makes it a snap to polish your recordings.
By adding support for ARA technology (Audio Random Access), Cakewalk was able to seamlessly integrate Melodyne Essential into Sonar’s Skylight interface. This means no waiting for data to transfer into the Editor. Simply click to open the audio clip and get to work. To convert audio to MIDI, simply drag and audio clip onto a MIDI track and Melodyne takes care of the rest. And if you are using any other version of Melodyne or plan to upgrade, you get to enjoy the same level of integration automatically.
Get social on YouTube
YouTube is one of the most widely used social media platforms in the world for musicians and artists. Cakewalk Sonar X3 Studio integrates YouTube’s publishing capabilities right into the control bar so you don’t even have to leave the program to share videos with your subscribers.
Gobbler Saving and Sharing on the Cloud
Custom Track Colors
- Upload your projects anywhere, anytime - without having to leave your DAW.
- Backup all of your work and never worry about losing a single shred of data ever again.
- Store your work as long as you want. Now, every SONAR X3 user gets 5GB free store on Gobbler’s cloud.
- Share with your friends and colleagues with a single click of the mouse. Gobbler will do the rest.
Colorize every track, or just your busses, and Sonar X3 will automatically update tracks routed to that bus to match. Custom track colors saves you time so that you can move from console view to track view and back instantly. Customize groups of tracks like drums, horn sections, and background vocals to streamline your mixing and editing workflow. ProChannel modules follow your custom track colors allowing you to apply your favorite effects quicker and easier than ever before.
QuadCurve EQ Zoom
Boost, cut and produce with the most visual EQ that Cakewalk has ever offered. Once you experience the QuadCurve EQ’s Zoom Panel you will never touch another EQ again. With the new built-in spectrum analyzer you can use both your eyes and ears to accurately sculpt your tracks.
The Tape Emulator is the newest addition to your arsenal of ProChannel modules. Activate the sound of priceless analog tape machines right from your studio chair. Then pair it with the Console Emulator for the complete sound of the classic pre-digital era.
Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX
The Studio Mixing Suite includes a stunning set of 19 different dynamic, EQ, and effects processors from Nomad Factory. This suite is influenced by vintage style gear that dominated the legendary analog studios where classic tracks were born.
There is a module for every situation in this bundle. You can load up the Dual Phaser, Dual Chorus, Oilcan Echo, or the 3D Tempo Delay and never have to touch your pedal board again. Sculpt and shape your mixes with 1 or all 6 of the supplied parametric, graphic, or programmable EQs and then apply one of our dynamics processors to keep your levels under control and glued together.
Strum Acoustic Session
Experience the sound and feel of an acoustic guitar right from your keyboard with Strum Acoustic Session. This is the most convincing physically modeled acoustic guitar on the market. Strum and voice chords and harmonies all without needing to pick up a guitar.
Improve your workflow with intuitive gestures like 'swipe' and 'pinch to zoom' that allow you to navigate through projects using the Skylight User Interface. Transform any touch screen into a virtual pad controller to trigger loops and one-shots. Or open up a whole new way to mix and interact with plug-ins, the Console View, and ProChannel. Give your music a professional touch.
Touch is available on Intel-inspired Ultrabooks, other touch enabled devices and multi-touch displays running Windows 8. Work with Sonar X3 or Sonar X2 with the free Sonar X2a update.
Touch adds a whole new hands-on dimension to the Skylight User Interface. Navigating through your projects and arranging your workspace has never been this intuitive and easy. With new touch gestures in the Track View like 'pinch to zoom' and swiping, you can zoom into a track, scroll through tracks, and undock and reposition windows with the flick of a finger. You can even re-dock the Control Bar.
Enter the Matrix
Touch transforms any touch screen into a virtual pad controller for triggering loops and one-shots. This makes touch for the Matrix a perfect sketch pad for creating new song arrangements and performing in real-time. 'Drag and drop' loops straight from the Browser, trigger multiple loops at the same time with multi-touch, even adjust the Matrix settings to switch things up on the fly.
Mixing with Touch
With touch and multi-touch gestures, SONAR opens up a new way to mix and interact with SONAR’s Console View, ProChannel, and plugins. Navigate Console strips with swipe and scroll gestures, control a single fader or multiple faders at the same time, or adjust the parameters of ProChanel modules. Even record automation with full hands-on control.