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Cakewalk Sonar X1
8.4* out of 10

Cakewalk Sonar X1

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Overall 8

Cakewalk SONAR X3 Producer

PC Magazine
6 September 2011
  • Conclusion: Cakewalk SONAR X3 Producer continues to deliver oodles of power for not that much money, and aside from some persistent UI quirks, this latest version is the best one yet.
  • Pros: Stellar new vocal comping and built-in Melodyne pitch correction. Improved skylight interface is easy to customize. Truly robust instrument plug-in bundle. Stock ProChannel effects sound excellent and are built into every mixer channel. Windows 8.1 touch support works well. No USB dongle required...
  • Cons: Needs better notation editing. Some disparate elements of the user interface remain. Skylight UI really needs a 1080p screen to come into its own. Addictive Drums plug-in isn't mapped to General MIDI keys. Still no Mac version.
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Cakewalk SONAR X1 Producer Edition Review

Mix Online
1 March 2011
  • Excerpt: SONAR X1 features Skylight, the redesigned GUI that puts most operations on a single screen. Cakewalk’s SONAR has been annually upgraded for close to a decade now, evolving into a full-featured Windows DAW that in some instances has been ahead of the competition.
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Cakewalk Sonar X1

21 December 2011
  • Summary: Cakewalk have redesigned their flagship music production software, and, in doing so, made Sonar better for both seasoned hands and newcomers.
  • Pros: Skylight provides a flexible user‑interface framework that should be welcomed by newcomers and existing users alike., Common editing tasks are so much easier thanks to the re-thought tool behaviour., The track‑based Edit Filter simplifies automation editing.
  • Cons: The bundled plug‑ins seem inconsistent in both quality and use., Some aspects of the program are less raffiné than the competition.
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Overall 7
Value for money 10
Features 10
Ease of use 5

Cakewalk Sonar X1 Producer

PC Pro
13 April 2011
  • Conclusion: The redesigned interface could go further, but the sheer volume of effects, instruments and editing tools can't be beaten at this price
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