Cakewalk SONAR-X1-E-PK

SONAR X1 Essential EDU Lab Pack (5-user)

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SONAR X1 Essential:

SONAR Home Studio offered the power of Cakewalk’s flagship SONAR software at an affordable price. Now you can get the real deal with SONAR X1 Essential – for the same low price. SONAR X1 redefines workflow with the new Skylight Interface, making it easier than ever to create music. Plus with SONAR X1 Essential you get powerful new tools, instruments and effects designed for today’s music.

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. Customize 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.

Cakewalk SONAR X1 Essential Features:

  • Skylight Interface – the stunning new face of SONAR X1 includes redesigned Browser, Inspector, Screensets and MultiDock
  • New Smart Tools intelligently edits audio and MIDI with no interruption to your creative flow
  • Simpler, better installer and product activation process
  • New template choices for popular project types like “Record Voice” and genres like “Rock”
  • Hardware auto-detecting simplifies USB audio devices like USB Microphones setup
  • Consolidated preferences puts everything together in one centralized place making it easier to find and change options
  • Drag and Drop everything – audio files, MIDI files and video content, project and track templates and track effects
  • Simplified track controls and a fully customizable Control Bar
  • Matrix View - experience a whole new approach to creating music by loading audio or MIDI tracks, loops, and one-shots to improvise compositions on the fly
  • Intuitive Shortcuts - designed to help new and power users to get around the new interface quickly
  • All New Content: Over 15 GB in total, including 350+ WAV/REX audio files, 1000+ MIDI groove clips, tutorial projects, track templates and project templates
  • Premium Cakewalk instruments including Studio Instruments Drums and Cakewalk Sound Center
Be sure to check out this comprehensive comparison chart of the different versions
of SONAR X1 to choose the one that best suits your needs!

SONAR X1 Essential Specifications:

  • 64 audio tracks
  • Unlimited MIDI tracks
  • Unlimited simultaneous inputs and outputs
  • 32-bit float/192 kHz audio quality
  • 64 simultaneous effects per project
  • 32 simultaneous virtual instruments
  • Integrated VST/VSTi support
  • Support for ACID™ format loops
  • Support for ReWire clients such as Live or Reason
  • Active Controller Technology™
  • Edit MIDI directly through Inline Piano Roll View
  • Supports 32-bit Windows OS
  • Available Languages:
    • Installers & Software:
      • English
      • French
      • German
      • Spanish
      • Italian
      • Japanese
    • Getting Started Guide:
      • English
      • French
      • German
      • Japanese
      • (Spanish and Italian available as download)
    • Application Help:
      • English
      • French
      • German
      • Japanese

System Requirements for Cakewalk SONAR X1 Essential:

  • Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows XP SP3
    • Windows Vista SP2 (32- or 64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.67 GHz or AMD Phenom Quad Core 9750 2.4 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD Space: 4.5 GB for minimal installation; 15 GB for complete
  • Video Resolution: 1200 x 800, 16-bit
  • Audio Hardware: Audio interface (WDM, ASIO)
  • If you're using Windows Vista, we recommend you use an external audio interface.
    * Does not support Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, XP Media Center Edition or XP 64-bit.
    * Internet connection is required for registration

Click here for free, comprehensive 178-page PDF guide to SONAR recording software!


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