Cakewalk Sonar 2 XL
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Cakewalk Sonar 2 XL

Sonar 2 XL, Sequencer Generale from Cakewalk in the Sonar 2 series.

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FP User 01/11/2008

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Not bad for the price. My computer is about 6 years old, and i've run as many as 20 tracks simultaneously with no problems. Fair amount of effects and editing features, and some decent MIDI capabilities. The Timeworks CompressorX is a nice plus, and it's got great presets if you don't know what you're doing, or if you're just lazy (like me). If you do anything with vocals, i would highly reccomend picking up the Antares Autotune plugin. It's pricey, but worth it.

Price paid

$300

Very easy to get used to. The Help menu is actually relatively useful too.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

24 bit is 24 bit. Get yourself a good soundcard and nice speakers and you'll be good to go.

Never had any problems, other than a few dropouts caused by using up too much DSP. If you have a fast enough computer, that should generally not cause any problems though.

OVERALL OPINION

Nothing can take the place of ProTools for me, but for a cheap DAW with some nice little features, it's a pretty good deal. I definitely like it better than anything else in its price range, and it beats a lot of gear 2 or 3 times its price. One piece of advide though, don't even waste your time with the Amp Sim unless you want a really cheesy guitar sound, or just want it to distort vocals, drums etc. You will NEVER get a good distorted guitar sound out of it.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 3-, 2003)