Press Release: Cakewalk, the world's leading developer of powerful and easy to use products for music creation and recording, announces the highly anticipated Sonar X2 is now shipping and available the world over from Roland distribution partners and via the cloud at www.cakewalk.com.
From getting great tone to releasing a final mix, today’s musicians must master every element of the music production process. Sonar X2 is there every step of the way, and the enhanced, revolutionary Skylight interface lets you move seamlessly among the elements, instantly going from recording to editing to mixing and back again.
Sonar X2 Producer contains a total of 20 distinct virtual instruments including Dimension Pro, Rapture, Z3TA+, Session Drummer 3, and more.
Overloud brings their critically acclaimed amp modeling technology to Sonar with Overloud TH2 Sonar and Overloud TH2 Producer (only in SONAR X2 Producer).
The enhanced Matrix View lets you organize loops, phrases, and one-shots into cells and columns for realtime triggering
Sonar X2 Producer includes unlimited audio and MIDI tracks with up to 384kHz audio fidelity powered by the acclaimed Sonar 64-bit double precision mix engine.
Take lanes, track folders, confidence recording, and bus waveform preview provide the organization and assurance that every nuance of a performance is captured and where it should be.
Automatic Plugin Delay Compensation (PDC), 64-bit OS support, WDM & ASIO driver modes coupled with the extreme low latency audio engine allow for better than hardware performance of softsynths and input monitoring on effects.
Newly enhanced Smart Tool changes function automatically based on context and works in every one of Sonar's edit views.
Smart Grid intelligently sets the snap resolution and the visual grid line display dynamically, based on zoom level, to a useful setting for the task at hand.
Sonar X2's Piano Roll View has been enhanced with a new look and new functionality.
Available exclusively in Sonar X2 Producer, create custom ProChannel strips that include modular components, in place scrolling, and drag and drop signal routing.
ProChannel includes 6 modules for everyday mixing tasks including an updated EQ, compressors, tube saturations, and more.
Sonar X2 Producer's Console Emulator injects the sound of three legendary consoles right into Sonar's ProChannel. Different consoles have different characteristics and there are three modes available, S-Type, N-Type and A-Type. Add the Console Emulator to any channel or bus and dial in the distinctive sound of these legendary analog hardware consoles - with all the modern convenience and flexibility of software.
R-Mix Sonar is now available exclusively in Sonar X2 Producer. Fully automatable and available on any track or bus, R-MIX employs Roland's innovative V-Remastering technology letting you remove noise, isolate particular elements, or create unique and evocative filtering effects that demand attention.
Breverb Sonar is a high-quality reverberation plugin modeled after the most acclaimed hardware classics, and is the ultimate solution to any recording, mixing and live situation. Breverb Sonar can be patched as a VST plugin or patched directly into the ProChannel.
Addition of individual automation lanes for each track plus automation modes latch, touch, overwrite, and punch.
Enhanced LP-64 EQ linear-phase Equalizer that puts a professional sheen on your final mix
Updated LP-64 Multiband linear phase mastering compressor that provides clean, clear non-smeared control over isolated bands for volume maximization or attenuation/limiting with superior linear phase technology.
Integrated SoundCloud support allows for uploading songs directly to SoundCloud with automatic notification of social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
Ability to export in MusicXML format for use in popular notation programs such as Finale, Notion, and Sibelius.
Sonar X2 is available in three versions; Producer, Studio and Essential and is available through music & sound retailers around the globe. Registered Cakewalk customers can download their Sonar X2 upgrade directly from the Cakewalk Store or select music retailers. Please visit www.cakewalk.com for full version details and a Roland distribution partner for localized pricing and availability.