|Title: SONAR XL 2.2 / Academic Version|
Subtitle: Digital Multitrack Recording System
SONAR XL 2.2 - Digital multitrack recording system.
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Academic / Theological Requirements
In order to purchase this academic edition product, and later register it, you must be a qualified student, faculty member, staff member or belong to an accredited academic/religious institution. When registering with Cakewalk you will be asked to provide sufficient proof of your academic/non-profit status to qualify.
High school students - supply a photo copy of your current student ID card. College students - supply a photo copy of your current student ID card. Faculty/Staff - supply a photo copy of your current faculty/staff card. Member of non-profit Religious Organization - supply a photo copy of your 501c status documentation.
SONAR XL 2.2 Overview
Now you can produce projects faster than with any other Windows-based multitrack recording software available today. SONAR offers you speed, precision, elegance, and stability, providing the complete software-based production environment.
SONAR is the industry-standard for audio and MIDI production, used daily by thousands of musicians, composers, DJ/remix artists, engineers, and producers involved in CD recording and mastering; scoring and posting for film and television; and music for the Internet.
With support for the world's best effects, soft synths, and hardware controllers, SONAR presents an open system that places no limits on your creativity.
SONAR XL 2.2 - Deeper
SONAR 2.2 XL provides all the capabilities of SONAR plus two 64-bit, fully-automatable DirectX 8 mastering effects, and an advanced DXi soft synth drum sampler.
Sonic Timeworks EQ (Screen Shot)
A fully-automatable, 64-bit EQ, 30-band spectrum analyzer, and phase meter ? perfect for mastering. Features clean and vintage EQ algorithms, high and low cut filters with resonant filter controls, low and high shelf filters, 6 bands of bell filters, sweepable filter points, and adjustable Q sizes.
Sonic Timeworks Compressor X (Screen Shot)
One of the best-sounding, most-versatile, mastering-quality compressors on the market today. This 64-bit, fully-automatable audio effect features hard or soft-knee compression, no-clip brick wall limiting, ultra-fast attack/release times, as well as analog-style metering.
FXpansion Audio DR-008 DXi (Screen Shot)
Get dynamic drum sounds with this advanced drum sampler/synthesizer. User-friendly and powerful, the DR-008 does it all ? analog modeling; pattern-based sequencing; 32-bit sampling; support for WAV and AIFF files, and LM-4, DR-005, and other drum kits. Features multiple modules to get you in the groove, including vintage 808 and 809 sounds.
Updated in Version 2.2
SONAR 2.2 introduces support for the following Digidesign hardware, using Digidesign's recently announced ASIO drivers for Windows XP:
Pro Tools|HD Pro Tools|24 MIX Pro Tools|24 Digi 002* Digi 001 Mbox* AudioMedia III
* = ASIO driver for Digi 002 and Mbox are only available with the Pro Tools LE 5.3.3 Windows XP installer, which is included with the Digi 002 and Mbox. The ASIO driver that is available for download on Digidesignís web site will not work with the Digi 002 or Mbox.
Updated in Version 2.1
- OMFI & Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) import/export. Support for OMFI and Broadcast Wave files provides cross-platform compatibility with OMFI host applications such as Pro Tools, Avid and Logic systems.
- Mackie Control and Mackie Control XT surface hardware support, allowing you to use the new Mackie surface hardware and multiple extender units to control SONAR's recording, editing and mixing operations.
- Windows Media 9 audio export support, providing unmatched audio quality with the latest audio streaming technology available for distributing music over the internet.
- MMC support, SONAR can now respond to MMC messages.
- Dedicated support for 29.97 SMPTE/MTC timecode.
- Trim, offset, and preview mode render option for AVI, MPEG and QuickTime digital video files.
- New Cyclone DXi features including snap to grid with assignable resolution, slice preview.
- Accept and record universal SYSX messages (MIDI real-time messages).
- Improved handling of slip-edited MIDI clips.
- Event Properties Inspector toolbar.
- New key bindings for frequently accessed commands.
- Additional functionality enhancements including past SONAR and third party plug-in updates for Radikal SAC-2.2, CM Labs MotorMix, and ReWire support.
Included in Version 2.0
- CYCLONE DXi 16-part groove sampler.
- Dedicated support for the CM Labs MotorMix and Tascam US-428, plus a Global Control panel with learn-mode to quickly integrate any MIDI- compatible control surface.
- Multi-port drum editing with grid & pattern based enhancements and custom drum mapping.
- Enhanced soft synth integration: Synth Rack, multi-output synths, DXi 2.0 support, more.
- ReWire 2.0 support: integrate Reason, ReBirth and other ReWire- compatible synths with SONAR.
- Advanced project management: easy-to-use file management tools, per-project audio folders, intelligent file naming, more.
- Yamaha OPT Panels Support.
- Export ACID-format WAV files for use in other projects and applications.
| Integrated multitrack recording, editing, mixing, and delivery of audio and MIDI. 24-bit/96 kHz audio hardware support. Simultaneously record multiple tracks with support for multi- channel audio hardware. Internal MIDI precision of 960 PPQN for rock-solid synchronization, and recording and editing accuracy. Unlimited undo/redo with history. Unlimited potential tracks and real-time effects inserts, 16 auxiliary sends, and up to 64 virtual main outputs. Envelope automation of audio and MIDI, synths, effects, and mix parameters with sub-sample level accuracy. Copy, paste, edit, and move automation as events. Global control surface support with presets and learn mode. Optional WDM Kernel Streaming for faster audio processing and mixing, live input monitoring of effects, and lowest-latency DXi soft synths. (Requires WDM- compatible audio hardware). Fully-automatable DirectX 8 audio effects. Add more DirectX effects as needed to expand your audio processing power. Supports and includes DXi soft synths. Additional DXi synths available separately from leading developers. Unlimited simultaneous DXi. synths (computer dependent). Integrate ReWire-compatible synths. Add VST instruments and effects with VST to DX converters, available separately. Advanced audio loop construction and integration tools. || Professional meters with peak, RMS, peak and RMS, pre- fader, post-fader, and pre-fader post effects metering. Automatic crossfade of overlapping audio clips with curve options. Non-destructive slip editing (trimming) of audio and MIDI. Real-time MIDI FX plug- ins for non-destructive MIDI editing. Multitrack Piano Roll view for precise editing of MIDI data. Notation of MIDI tracks with guitar tablature, percussion symbols, chord libraries, and fretboard display. Event List view with display filtering. View and edit tempos via graphical map or list. Frame-accurate SMPTE synchronization with variable frame rates; auto- detection of incoming timecode. Unlimited real-time locate markers. Support for custom screen layouts and keyboard shortcuts. Advanced project file management with networked media support. Import multiple file formats: AIF, ASF, AU, AVI, BUN, MID, MP2, MP3, MPEG, MPG, SND, WAV, WRK. Export to WAV to burn CDs; export ACID-format audio for use in other projects and applications; export video and audio to AVI. Encode audio to MP3, RealAudio G2, and Windows Media ASF. (Includes trial version of Fraunhofer MP3 encoder). Dual-monitor support. Multi- processor support. Extensive 615 page manual and context sensitive online help. |
Improve Your Creative Workflow
SONAR's Track view is the heart of your recording and editing environment, designed to enhance your own creative process. Record, edit, sequence, and mix your projects all from within one global view. Tracks, auxiliary buses, and main outputs are all displayed in the Track view.
Monitor input and playback meters. Patch effects and synths. Arrange with drag and drop, and loop based ease. Individually zoom tracks and edit audio with sample level accuracy. Control all parameters and automation of your mix. Work in only the areas you want using multiple outputs
Audio Loop Construction And Editing
SONAR integrates an audio loop construction toolkit for quickly incorporating loops into your projects. Create and edit loop-based projects, and record additional audio and MIDI tracks for rich, layered sound.
Make tempo and pitch changes to audio in real-time. Automatic beat matching. Flexible time stretching/pitch shifting. Click and drag to lay down loops when and where you want them. Quickly find, organize, and audition loops (hundreds included) in real-time using the Loop Explorer even during playback. Combine an infinite number of different loops on the same track. Use ACID- compatible loops, or create loops from any recorded audio, WAV, MP3, or AIFF file. Export audio as ACID-format WAV files for use in other projects or applications.
Cyclone Dxi Groove Sampler
Cyclone DXi presents a new, more flexible way of working with samples, and brings a live dynamic to loop-based music. It's a powerful 16-part, ACID- compatible, groove sampler, composition tool, and loop editor wrapped up in a single DXi synth.
Load up to 16 loops or Wav samples and fire away. Spontaneously create loop-based music productions using any MIDI device, MIDI track, PC keyboard or mouse. Tweak individual slices of your loops, even combine parts of multiple loops to create and export your own custom grooves.
Perform and record loop-based compositions in real-time using any MIDI device, MIDI tracks, a computer keyboard, or mouse. Assign SONAR Groove Clips and ACID-format WAV files to Cyclone's 16 pads. Loaded samples match the tempo and pitch of your project. Rearrange, combine, slice, tweak, and customize samples to create new grooves. Control gain, pitch, and pan of individual loop slices. Full control over looping points: a great way to create polyrhythmic textures and work with loops in odd time signatures Support for multiple outputs & key mapping. Export your loop creations to a new Groove clip that can be used in SONAR & other apps.
Dxi Soft Synths
DXi is the open standard for soft synth plug-ins, and it is based on Microsoft DirectX technology. DXi soft synths provide you with the lowest-latency, most responsive and reliable software synths available for Windows.
The new Synth Rack makes loading and working with the synths for your project a snap. SONAR now supports multi-output synths, and automation from the synth interface, plus DXi synths are now more efficient and offer lower latency than ever before.
Automatable Directx Audio Effects
SONAR features the following fully-automatable 32-bit DSP-FX audio plug-ins from Power Technology:
StudioVerb Parametric EQ Delay Chorus Flange
Automate using the effect interface or draw vector envelopes for a new level of precision and control over your mix.
Build virtual guitar amp systems combining your favorite effects and amp-types. Features automatable parameters, allowing for different guitar tones within one track. The possibilities are endless, and the results are incredibly realistic. Click here to see Alien Connections' ReValver SE
Additional 32-bit, non-automatable effects include: Expander, Gate, Limiter, Tape Saturation, Pitch Shifting, and more. With optional WDM drivers, SONAR provides real-time, live input monitoring of effects.
Enhance Your DirectX Plugin Library
When you're ready to expand your suite of audio processing effects, just add more DirectX- compatible audio plug-ins. Hundreds available from industry- leading developers.
Professional MIDI Editing And Sequencing
MIDI FX plug- in library - Non-destructively edit MIDI tracks with 14 included real-time MIDI FX.
Multitrack Piano Roll - A flexible and intuitive display where you can select, and edit multiple tracks of MIDI notes and Controller data simultaneously. Includes pattern brush to paint complex MIDI parts. The 2.0 Piano Roll update includes:
Monophonic and polyphonic Pattern Brush tool. Increased grid line resolution to 64th notes. Note properties toolbar. Auto-Erase function for Draw tool. Increased horizontal zoom level. Shading to indicate black keys.
Multitrack Event List - Get down to details with a list of all selected events occurring in all selected tracks. Features a powerful display filter.
Tempo View - Graphically draw tempo changes that affect audio and MIDI in real-time. Or Display tempo changes in a convenient list format for fast edits.
Drum Grid Editor - Creating MIDI drum parts has never been easier or faster. Paint rhythmic patterns in a single mouse stroke. Use hundreds of included Smart Loops patterns, or create your own. With support for custom drum maps, preview and create kits with real-time remapping that span multiple MIDI devices, multiple outputs, and DXi synths.
Create Scores Fast - View and edit your composition in standard notation, then print sheet music of complete arrangements or individual parts in sizable fonts. Print 24 staves per page, along with lyrics, chord grids, percussion notation, dynamic markings, and enharmonic spellings.
Guitar Tablature And Fretboard Display - Edit and print guitar tablature with complete control over guitar type, finger span, and tuning. The customizable fretboard display lets you write songs by pointing and clicking on the strings. Or plug in a MIDI guitar or other MIDI instrument and the fretboard displays the fingering while you record.
Synchronized Lyrics - A dedicated Lyrics view with selectable font sizes displays scrolling text during record or playback. Lyrics are automatically synchronized to notes on a track.
Unlimited MIDI tracks. Non-destructive slip-editing (trimming) of MIDI and audio data. Edit and mix MIDI and audio with vector envelope automation. Remote control of parameters via MIDI. Run CAL commands for custom edits. Deglitch MIDI tracks of extraneous data. Interpolate MIDI data for razor precise edits. Fit to Time. Fit Improvisation. Groove and Swing Quantize.
Real- time MIDI FX
Apply real-time plug-ins to your MIDI tracks. Non-destructively edit MIDI tracks and change settings on the fly. Real-time MIDI plug-ins can be used on input, applied in as track inserts in the Track or Console view, or used as off-line commands. Plug-ins include:
Session Drummer - Compose and arrange drum tracks on the fly with the Session Drummer MIDI FX plug-in. Just drag and drop to create and arrange drum patterns in real-time, or use it off-line to arrange and save drum tracks as part of your project file.
Select from a library of professionally-recorded MIDI drum performances in a range of styles like Jazz, Country, Hip-Hop, Latin, Dance, and more. Each style includes intros, fills, main beats and endings. The MIDI drum pattern library included with Session Drummer is provided by Vamtech, makers of Drumtrax.
NTONYX Style Enhancer Micro 2.0 Lite - Use performance modeling in real-time to give MIDI recordings a more "human" feel. The Style Enhancer provides performance models for over thirty types of instruments and styles, including guitar leads and strumming, slap and fretless bass lines, saxophone leads, horn sections, fiddles, flutes, and more.
SlicyDrummer Lite MIDI FX - A simple, but powerful tool for instant creation of drum loops. Quickly construct drum loops by mixing and matching prerecorded patterns for each individual drum instrument. Includes many preset patterns for common drum and percussion parts.
MusicLab Rhythm'n'Chords 2.0 Lite - Easily create MIDI rhythm guitar parts. Enter chord symbols, select a rhythm pattern and your guitar part is ready.
MusicLab VeloMaster Lite - A real time MIDI dynamics processor with an interactive graph. Works with note velocity and lets you drastically modify the dynamics of your MIDI tracks.
MusicLab Looper - Create and edit MIDI loops for SONAR. Simply select the section a part of the track you want to loop, and drag it into the Looper window. Quickly find and audition loops from your MIDI loop libraries.
MusicLab Fixed Length - Quickly set note lengths for your MIDI tracks. Like a compressor/expander for duration.
Additional Plug- ins
Arpeggiator Quantize Delay/Echo MIDI Filter Transpose Velocity Chord Analyzer
Global Control Surface Support
Get real-time, hands-on control of your mix, automation, effects, and more. SONAR features dedicated support for the CM Labs MotorMix, Tascam US-428 and US-224, and more. Plus a Global Control plug-in with learn-mode to quickly integrate other MIDI- compatible control surfaces.
Includes Preset Support For
CM Labs MotorMix Kenton Control Freak Keyfax Phat.Boy JL Cooper FaderMaster Peavey PC-1600 Roland MCR-8 Tascam US0224 Tascam US-428
ReWire 2.0 Integration
Patch Reason, ReBirth, and other ReWire 1.0 and 2.0 compatible devices right into SONAR's Synth Rack.
SONAR's ReWire implementation is unparalleled in the realm of sequencers. It has led Propellerhead Software, the developer of Reason and ReWire, to give it the following endorsement The SONAR implementation of ReWire is one of the best we have seen.
Use SONAR's MIDI FX, automation, and sequencing capabilities to control Reason. Route ReWire channels into audio tracks inside SONAR. Process Reason's audio output with DirectX effects. Add loops or recorded audio tracks to your Reason projects
Advanced Project Management
SONAR's new audio file management tools are easy-to-use, flexible, and powerful. Finding files, sharing files over a network, and backing up your projects has never been easier. Best of all you can seamlessly convert your old Cakewalk files to the new format without a hitch.
SONAR 2.0 adds the following audio file management tools
Optional per project audio directories. Enhanced asset sharing. Networked media support. Project-based file names. Expand and consolidate project files. Search for associated files. Fast backup.
|Operating System||Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP||Windows 2000/XP|
|Processor Speed ||500 MHz ||1.2 GHz|
|RAM ||64 MB ||256 MB |
|Hard disk space ||100 MB for full program installation |
|Hard disk type ||Any ||EIDE/Ultra DMA (7200 RPM) or SCSI Hard Drive |
|Graphics (resolution; color depth) ||800 x 600; 256 colors ||1024 x 768; 24-bit color |
|MIDI Interface ||Windows-compatible |
|Sound Card ||Windows- compatible||WDM compatible|
SONAR does NOT support Windows 95, 98 original (98SE is supported) or NT MIDI Interface is required to connect to external MIDI devices Sound Card is required for audio playback WDM compatible Sound Card requires Windows Me/2000/XP
|Vendor Code: ||10-CWSX2.20-90c||