Cakewalk Sonar 8.5 Producer & Sonar 8.5 Studio Released


Cakewalk has announced the release of Sonar 8.5 Producer and Sonar 8.5 Studio. New features and improvements for Sonar 8.5 Producer package include:

  • Matrix View
  • Step Sequencer 2.0
  • Integrated Arpeggiator
  • Session Drummer
  • AudioSnap 2.0
  • Media Browser
  • PX-64 Percussion Strip
  • VX-64 Vocal Strip
  • Windows 7 Support
  • “Hotswap” audio and MIDI devices
  • Native REX loop support
  • BitBridge XR

Price conscious consumers who don’t need all the bells and whistles may also want to consider Sonar 8.5 Studio, which offers the same core set of tools as Sonar 8.5 Producer, but with a somewhat limited feature set.

SONAR 8.5 Producer and SONAR 8.5 Studio are available for $499.00 and $299 respectively. Current users may upgrade for $99.00 and $79.00.

Visit Cakewalk for complete info.

514 thoughts on “Cakewalk Sonar 8.5 Producer & Sonar 8.5 Studio Released”

  1. first software i ever used was sonar home studio 4. i see they have came a long way since then. not saying im trading in my pro tools though. just saying sonar isn’t bad.

  2. WTF is up with the colour scheme in Sonar 8.3.1? Everything was so much easier to see in Sonar 8. Also, when you install 8.5, it leaves 8.3.1 behind on the computer as well (so there are two versions of Sonar on the computer). Can I uninstall 8.3.1 after installing 8.5? Cakewalk really hasn’t given very clear instructions on this.

  3. As for as I know, you can change the color present back to the original SONAR 8 scheme by going to Options – Colors – and choosing the “SONAR 8” preset. Also, you can have multiple versions of SONAR on the same rig without worrying about overwriting the older version.

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