DAW 2.0 Has Arrived
SONAR X1 Overview
DAW 2.0 Has Arrived
SONAR has been one of the most popular DAW’s on the market for nearly a decade now. And we've learned a lot along the way. But things have changed over the past ten years, so Cakewalk took their 20 years experience in creating music software, combine it with cutting edge music creation tools, and wrap it in a totally modern design.
Skylight—Welcome To Your Workspace
Constantly shuffling and resizing lots of floating windows is so last decade. Precisely suited for today’s music production, SONAR X1's unparalleled user interface design speeds up workflow and provides a clean and modern creation environment.
Skylight introduces a next generation workspace and ushers in a new level of simplicity by providing an intelligent interface that moves beyond contemporary, single-window design and layout clutter.
Browser—all your content unified
The completely redesigned Browser organises all of your content into one, easily-managed place. Drag and drop just about anything you can think of from the Browser directly to your workspace.
Inspector — Find what you’ve been looking for
Get all your clip, track, and channel data - centralised and at your fingertips. The new Inspector shows a wealth of data in a small footprint and allows for ergonomic track mixing. With Skylight, it’s also fully collapsible, expandable, dockable and floatable.
Smart Tools—Work smarter not harder
SONAR’s tools have been completely revamped for X1. Most functions are now performed with a single implement that switches automatically based on context. This dramatically speeds up editing and arranging by eliminating the need to constantly switch tools.
Control Bar— Total control freak
Access crucial functions quickly and clearly with the new modular Control Bar. Modules logically group related functions and can be arranged to suit your desire. It’s fully collapsible, expandable, dockable and floatable.
MultiDock— A place for everything
The MultiDock is an integral part of the Skylight interface that allows you to dock and easily access any of SONAR’s views all in one place. The Console View, Step Sequencer, Piano Roll - even instruments and effects can all be contained within one consolidated area. For ultimate flexibility, the MultiDock itself can be quickly collapsed or expanded and can even be placed on an entirely separate monitor.
Screensets—Just the way you remembered it
Per-project Screensets remember every window position, size and state and are accessed directly from the Control Bar or via your QWERTY keyboard. Default Screensets are ready-to-go for just about any production scenario imaginable or create your own Screensets for tracking, mixing, jamming or experimenting. Recall everything - exactly the way you left it.
SONAR X1 Studio
DAW 2.0 has arrived. SONAR X1 Studio contains all the fundamental recording and editing power that has made SONAR such a popular choice amongst musicians and engineers for years. Now, with a completely redesigned user interface, creating music in SONAR is more intuitive and fluid than ever. With all the cutting-edge creation tools and core technologies SONAR has to offer, plus an expanded set of professional instruments and effects, SONAR X1 Studio is the ideal choice for just about any studio environment.
SONAR X1 Essential
DAW 2.0 has arrived. SONAR X1 Essential has a completely redesigned user interface that makes creating music faster and easier than ever. Create with cutting-edge musical tools like the Step Sequencer and The Matrix. Customise your workspace with the Skylight interface. Get hands on control with Active Controller Technology (ACT). With a powerful collection of effects and instruments to get you started and more available tracks than DAWs costing twice the price, SONAR Essential is the perfect way to get your feet wet and to begin crafting your own masterpiece.
SONAR X1 Producer...
SONAR X1 Producer has everything needed to deliver the polished, “radio-ready” recordings that are expected in today’s music industry – all in one box. Included are all of SONAR’s cutting-edge music creation tools plus an unparalleled collection of world-class instruments and effects. From the innovative Skylight interface to the legendary, “big-studio” sound of the ProChannel console strip, SONAR X1 Producer is the ideal choice for anyone serious about music production.