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.
The most recent version is Sonar X3 - the first to be released since Cakewalk was acquired by Gibson - which refines the software to deliver smoother, faster performance and some well-implemented new features (the comping facility and Melodyne integration are particularly noteworthy). It provides confirmation, if we needed it, that Sonar is still keeping pace with the pack.45 Stars
FULL REVIEW: Cakewalk Sonar X3
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