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.