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Cakewalk Sonar X1 Essential Academic Edition - This is an educational package that may require proof of current educational status upon registration.

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Cakewalk Sonar X1 Essential - Academic DAW Software Product Description

SONAR X1 Essential Academic from Cakewalk is music production software that contains cutting edge musical tools like the Step Sequencer and The Matrix. The Sequencer allows for programming beats and bass lines, while The Matrix is a non-linear production environment for audio and MIDI Loops.

The completely redesigned user interface allows the software to be more intuitive and fluid than ever. With all the creation tools and core technologies, plus professional instruments and effects, SONAR X1 Essential is the ideal choice for someone wanting to enter the world of digital audio.

The software is 32-bit, but will function in 64-bit versions of Vista and Windows 7.

Note! This is an educational package that requires proof of current educational status.


  • Precisely suited for today's music production, SONAR X1's user interface design speeds up workflow and provides a clean and modern creation environment
  • Intelligent interface that moves beyond contemporary, single-window design and layout clutter


  • Unifies all of your content
  • Redesigned browser organizes 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


  • All clip, track and channel data is centralized and at your fingertips
  • Displays a wealth of data in a small footprint and allows for ergonomic track mixing
  • Fully collapsible, expandable, dockable and floatable


  • 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 for tracking, mixing, jamming or experimenting
  • Recall everything exactly the way you left it

Smart Tools

  • SONAR's tools have been completely revamped for X1
  • Most functions are now performed with a single implement that switches automatically based on context
  • Dramatically speeds up editing and arranging by eliminating the need to constantly switch tools

Control Bar

  • 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
  • Fully expandable, dockable and floatable


  • 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

Instruments and Effects

  • Matrix View - non-linear production environment for audio and MIDI loops
  • Step Sequencer 2.0 - program beats, leads and bass lines with flam, velocity and probability controls
  • Essential Instruments - suite of 10 "go to" instruments to get projects started
  • Essential Effects - suite of 31 professional level audio effects for basic mixing needs
  • IK Multimedia Amplitube X-Gear - fully modular, customizable and expandable amp and FX modeling software system


Cakewalk Sonar X1 Essential - Academic DAW Software Additional Information

Brand Cakewalk
Colour Black
Condition New
Compatibility PC
Supported Format Stand-Alone, VST, Audio Units, RTAS

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