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Cakewalk Sonar X2

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Jind, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. Jind

    Jind Grrrr!!! (I'm a bear)

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    Have not noticed a thread about Cakewalk's announcement of Sonar X2 so figured I'd make a quick post to let those interested in Sonar that it's coming.

    http://cakewalk.com/SONAR-X2/

    Some of the announced features sound like great additions and improvements on the already excellent tool that Sonar X1 has become with the various version updates and components that have been added since it's release.

    Here is a link to the Cakewalk Blog and their Sonar X2 Feature Peek post - love the sounds of the new FX Chains including the Pro-Channel modules and all third party plugins. While I understand to some it may seem like just another FX Bin, the current FX Chains 2.0 is powerful as is, but with the new ability to mix and match 3rd party plugins and the Pro-Channel modules and the "Mod Matrix" (a user can map controls from multiple plugins to single controls in the FX Chain window so one knob will control multiple parameters across different plugins) it really sounds like some very creative results will be possible.

    http://blog.cakewalk.com/category/sonar-x2-feature-peek/

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmuVullmNfk&[/ame]

    New features in SONAR X2 Producer include:

    New enhancements and improvements
    Improved low latency audio engine
    Take lanes
    Automation lanes and modes
    Advanced Arpeggiator
    Improved Smart Tool
    Smart Grid
    Improved Clips View
    Improved Matrix View
    BREVERB SONAR (VST and ProChannel versions)
    R-MIX SONAR
    Overloud TH2 Producer Amp Simulator
    Modular ProChannel
    ProChannel Console Emulator
    ProChannel FX Chains
    ProChannel Softube Saturation Knob
    ProChannel QuadCurve EQ
    Improved LP-64 mastering plugins
    SoundCloud integration
    MusicXML export
    Windows® 8 support (patch coming later this year)
    And much more

    No release date has been announced yet, but they have released very competitive upgrade pricing for current Cakewalk users. They also have a deal going that if you buy/upgrade to Sonar X1 they will include the upgrade to X2 for free when it is released.
     
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    I just recently upgraded to Producer expanded and everything has been working great. X2 looks like it has a lot of cool new features, but I will wait until they work out all the bugs, just like I do with every new version.
     
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    New Cakewalk Blog post on the new R-Mix feature: http://blog.cakewalk.com/sonar-x2-feature-peek-r-mix-sonar-video/

    What is R-Mix: (Quoted from the blog post)

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvYd18wc664&[/ame]
     
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    That's some incredible technology.
     
  6. Jind

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    If anyone is interested - Brandon and Seth from Cakewalk did a WEBinar this week where they demonstrated a bunch of the new features and capabilities of Sonar X2. It's an hour and half long, but it does show many of the new and improved items. Well worth the watch if you want to see what Cakewalk is bringing to Sonar X2.

     
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    New video from Cakewalk showing some of the changes from Sonar X1 in Sonar X2:



    By the way, Sonar X2 has now been released.
     
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