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
DAW 2.0 Has Arrived SONAR has been one of the most popular DAW's on the market for nearly a decade now. And we've learned a lot along the way. But things have changed over the past ten years, so we felt it was time to take our more than 20 years experience in creating music software, combine it with cutting edge music creation tools, and wrap it in a totally modern design. Watch the video on the left to learn more.
Creating Music in SONAR X1 SONAR X1 is the digital audio workstation that offers one of a kind music creation tools to help you right from the start of the production process. Whether you're searching for new ideas or looking to add musical parts to existing songs, SONAR X1 can help you break through those creative blocks.
Recording MIDI and Digital Audio SONAR X1 provides the most comprehensive recording features of and DAW on the market today. It's designed to meet the needs of even the most demanding professional - whether recording a solo performance, a band, or even an orchestra.
Editing Audio and MIDI in SONAR X1 SONAR X1 offers precision editing tools you won't find in any other DAW. Whether you're editing audio or MIDI, it's easy to make pinpoint edits and fix issues you didn't think were possible.
Using MIDI Controllers and ACT SONAR X1 gives you dynamic control of your instruments and work flow. Use any MIDI controller to play virtual instruments. Plus breakthroughs in SONAR like Active Control Technology make it easy to map the knobs and sliders on your keyboard or control surface automatically.
Mixing Music in SONAR X1 SONAR X1 offers the perfect mixing environment for any professional engineer. SONAR's industry-first, end-to-end, 64-bit double precision floating point mix engine allows you to mix with sonic clarity using a suite of versatile effects, powerful mixing tools and endless routing possibilities.
Mastering in SONAR X1 SONAR X1 allows you to deliver the final polish to your tracks with high-end effects that were designed specifically for the task of mastering.
Publishing and Collaborating in SONAR X1 SONAR X1 offers various options for collaborating with other studios as well as delivering to virtually any format including CD, video, surround and even the web.
64 Audio Tracks
Unlimited MIDI Tracks
Windows 7 Ready
Step Sequencer 2.0
IK Multimedia AmpliTube X-Gear
Active Controller Technology
Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32-bit)/Vista Service Pack 2 (32- or 64-bit)/Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit)*