Release date: With SONAR 7 you get a remarkable experience that excels at every step of your production—from its inspiring, open and customizable environment, to intuitive music creation and editing tools, to polished mixing, editing and delivery—with the recognized best audio quality in the industry. Now SONAR 7 Producer Edition rounds out and extends its comprehensive offering of powerful creative tools with an open and customizable environment, high-quality instruments and effects, and flexible mixing and delivery options. Features include: Integration with SONAR's advanced Drum Mapping and MIDI routing provides capabilities for simultaneously triggering sounds from different instruments from the same step sequencer—perfect for working with complex or layered drum kit setups with sounds sourced from different instruments.
Release date: With SONAR 7 you get a remarkable experience that excels at every step of your production—from its inspiring, open and customizable environment, to intuitive music creation and editing tools, to polished mixing, editing and delivery—with the recognized best audio quality in the industry. Now SONAR 7 Producer Edition rounds out and extends its comprehensive offering of powerful creative tools with an open and customizable environment, high-quality instruments and effects, and flexible mixing and delivery options.
Features include: Integration with SONAR's advanced Drum Mapping and MIDI routing provides capabilities for simultaneously triggering sounds from different instruments from the same step sequencer—perfect for working with complex or layered drum kit setups with sounds sourced from different instruments. Users are given three tools which can each be configured to perform multiple operations to suit their editing style.
Users can create their own Smart MIDI Tool presets by selecting from 20 different mouse actions and assigning them to edit functions such as slip-editing and transposition, and new MIDI editing features including split, glue, event mute, and drag quantize. Users are also given control over specific edit behavior: Convert vocal lines into MIDI which can then be assigned to virtual instruments for fluid lines and unique textures and effects.
MIDI Magnifier allows you to quickly zoom in on isolated areas and make edits without changing the overall zoom level of the view in which you are working. Velocity Colorizer — provides improved visual feedback to the user; notes are tinted depending on velocities for easier identification.
Controller data can also be moved and copied across lanes. Also make precise comparisons and edits of multiple controller types by assigning controllers to the same lane.
ACT Active Controller Technology — has changed the way we work with instruments, effects and controllers by giving users control of whatever view has focus. New ACT presets include: As a result of our continued collaboration and development, SONAR 7 now offers one of the most comprehensive and best sounding instrument collections available today.
It is a top-of-the line analog-style synthesizer with incredible sound shaping capabilities. Dimension LE features over sound programs, ranging from real bass, organ and electric piano samples to cutting-edge synth sounds and rhythmic grooves.
In addition, you get the special edition of the Garritan Pocket Orchestra, expressively programmed for Dimension LE, featuring orchestral instrument libraries of unrivaled quality that include strings, brass, woodwinds, keyboards, and percussion sounds. Dimension LE is powered by Cakewalk's Expression Engine providing several types of synthesis capabilities including multi-sample rendering, wavetable synthesis, waveguide synthesis, and REX playback and manipulation.
It includes over programs and hundreds of oscillator shapes. Capable of producing rich, hypnotic, and rhythmic basses, leads, and pads, Rapture LE is perfect for performing and designing the modern synthesized sounds igniting today's pop, dance, and electronic music.
Just drop in a sample and the loop points and slices are visually displayed. Then you can quickly start manipulating and triggering slices or the entire loop. Sidechaining support provides users with more flexibility and control over mix processes and new creative options for key-triggered sound effects. SONAR's internal dynamics processors can be used more effectively to avoid the clashing of multiple instruments occurring in the same frequency range.
Other common uses include "Ducking" a technique used in radio broadcast, where the input signal, usually a vocal triggers the attenuation of the backing music track; and filter-sidechain de-essing for attenuating sibilance typically present in the kHz frequency range without effecting the tonal balance of the entire mix.
The LP EQ employs superior linear-phase processing to ensure zero-phase accuracy and maintain the integrity of audio throughout the frequency spectrum. LP EQ's phase accurate processing eliminates phase distortion common with parametric EQ, such as coloration, cancellations, comb filtering, muddy transients.
LP EQ offers flexibility in editing by offering both traditional parametric editing with graphical control points representing filter components that control frequency, gain, and Q; and a graphical curve editing mode. This graphical mode allows for more intuitive editing where control points rest directly on the equalization curve, and provide smooth means for curve manipulation. Up to 20 control points can be added to an EQ graph and both modes of operation produce the same superior-quality, linear-phase output.
Two modes of operation: The LP Multiband employs the same superior linear-phase technology found in the LP EQ ensuring, zero-phase accuracy at critical frequency crossover points.
The LP Multiband operation modes are user selectable or PDR Program Dependent Release that automatically minimizes pumping audible fluctuations of the volume and maximizes loudness. Also, an 'Auto-Q' feature automatically adjusts the linear-phase filters to maintain ideal overlap - whether dialing in broad, subtle crossovers, or tight notches and boosts. Boost 11 employs a "look-ahead" limiter algorithm to prevent output clipping and PDR Program Dependent Release to minimize pumping fluctuations of the volume and maximize the loudness.
Boost 11's features include: Look-ahead peak detection to prevent clipping Program Dependent Release to minimize pumping Dynamic waveform displays of input vs. All parameters can be saved in presets. Freeze tracks that use External Inserts at any time to permanently capture the processing of your favorite outboard gear and instruments—perfect for collaboration with other studios that may not have your particular outboard hardware.
Dim Solo mode — Isolates soloed tracks by applying a configurable -6, , or dB dim to non-soloed tracks instead of a complete mute. SONAR has also been optimized for high-bandwidth multitrack recording. A recent recording project utilized a pre-release version of SONAR 7 to record 48 tracks simultaneously at bit, kHz audio quality.
Cakewalk Publisher 2. Cakewalk Publisher provides a fast and easy way to create a customized, online, streaming music player and playlists that can then be directly uploaded from SONAR to band websites, and hosted on MySpace and other Internet sites. Simply drag files into Publisher to quickly create playlists Build custom Flash-based audio players with choice of colors, size, layout, etc to match web designs Support for album art: Now known as File Recovery Mode, this activates a more aggressive data recovery mechanism when a damaged project file is detected.
While not a substitute for good backup practices, File Recovery Mode may be able to open damaged projects with minimal data loss, preserving your valuable data.