It’s reasonable to suggest that Sonar is the most popular PC-only DAW in the world. A couple of years back, it was given an almighty overhaul and rebranded as Sonar X1. This heralded the arrival of a much cleaner and clutter-free GUI, a powerful built-in channel strip (the ProChannel) and many more features that greatly improve the workflow.
Sonar X2 (pictured above) was released in 2012, adding the Modular ProChannel, Console Emulator, Sonar versions of Breverb and Roland's R-Mix, automation lanes and take lanes. Sonar X3 was recently announced, with one of the highlights being the integration of Melodyne pitch editing to the Studio and Producer editions. We'll bring you our review of that one soon...45 Stars
FULL REVIEW: Cakewalk Sonar X2