Cakewalk Announces Sonar 6

Cakewalk has announced new versions of Sonar. Sonar 6 Producer and Sonar 6 Studio will be shipping worldwide by the end of September. Sonar 6 provides you with unique tools that let you take control of your projects, perfect your tracks, and record and mix at the highest possible quality. In addition, Sonar 6 introduces a range of powerful features that address the growing needs of our users. New features for SONAR 6 Producer Edition include the innovative Active Controller Technology (ACT), revolutionary AudioSnap feature set, and VC-64 Vintage Channel, among many others.

For project studios and musicians on a budget, don’t have to sacrifice features for affordability, because Sonar 6 Studio Edition is built upon the same core feature set and pristine 64-bit double precision engine as Sonar 6 Producer Edition.

New Feature Highlights:
• Active Controller Technology (ACT): dynamically re-maps effect, mix and instrument parameters to hardware controllers
• AudioSnap Multitrack Audio Quantize
• AudioSnap suite of tools includes:
• • Non-destructive audio quantize
• • Lock multiple tracks into the same groove
• • Apply seamless tempo changes to audio
• • Convert audio beats to MIDI
• • Slip-stretch clips to a new time or length
• • High-quality time stretching algorithms including iZotope Radius, Percussion Mode, more
• VC-64 Vintage Channel – warm sound, dual EQ and compressor stages, analog component modeling, presets by professionals
• Session Drummer 2 instrument with professional multi-sampled drum kits, hundreds of live-recorded, vital patterns
• New Synth Rack makes managing, controlling, and automating your instruments simple
• Console view redesigned for ergonomic mixing
• Modular Transport provides easy playback control and vital visual feedback
• Analyst spectrum analyzer
• Clip editing enhancements including lock to time, clip data lock with options for specific atributes (position, duration, both)
• Work seamlessly with VST plug-ins – VST support is now integrated into SONAR 6 and no longer requires an external VST to DX adapter
• Automation enhancements: read/write controls for tracks and plug-ins, enable automation during playback and record, visual automation cues, more
• Fast Zoom enables fast, precise edits without losing your place
• Mouse wheel support for parameter control and zoom
• Crash Recovery safeguards your projects against faulty plug-ins and other sources of crashes
• Automatic file versioning: back up projects with time/date stamps for easy access to old versions
• Customizable user interface: put favorite features right at your fingertips
• User-customizable plug-in menus for easy organization and grouping
• Friendly driver naming (user-customizable audio hardware port names)
• Custom color schemes with saturation, hue, and brightness controls and color categories for easy customization
• Existing Sonar customers will also be interested in the user requested list of enhancements added to Sonar 6

Sonar 6 Producer Edition will retail for €619/$619. Studio Editon is priced at €369. Several upgrade offers are available as well. More information on Cakewalk Sonar 6

Author: FutureMusic

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