Cakewalk Ships Sonar 4

Cakewalk has announced the release of Sonar 4 Producer Edition and Studio Edition.

With new version 4, Cakewalk has added powerful recording, editing,
comping and navigation tools that optimize workflow for today’s
professional. In addition, version 4 combines innovative surround and
AV capabilities along with precise engineering tools, making Sonar 4
Producer Edition the definitive audio production environment on the
Windows platform.

New Features

  • Track Folders with the ability edit the Track Folder Composite Clip
  • Enhanced comping and editing features including track layer display
    options, clip muting/isolating, audition selection, customizable nudge,
    multi-clip slip edits, roll-outs, and fades
  • Freeze tracks, effects, and synths with the ability to edit and arrange frozen data
  • Loop construction enhancements including slice-based, envelope control of gain, pitch, pan
  • Navigator view
  • Extended Key Binding enhancements including keystroke-emulating
    templates for Cubase SX, Nuendo, Logic, Digital Performer, Samplitude,
    and other DAWs
  • Multi-format surround mixing and editing with over 30 supported configurations (5.1, 7.1, LCRS, etc)
  • Lexicon® Pantheon?„? Surround Reverb
  • Sonitus Surround Compressor
  • SurroundBridge?„??€”easily use stereo effects in a surround environment
  • Video Thumbnail track with support for QuickTime, Windows Media Video, AVI, MPEG
  • Extensive export options with useful and configurable presets
  • POW-r Dithering
  • MPEX Time Scaling
  • TTS-1 DXi multitimbral GM2 synthesizer with authentic Roland sounds
  • Configurable RMS and Peak Meter ballistics

Sonar 4 Studio Edition

Sonar 4 Studio Edition is a special version of Sonar 4 designed for
project studios and aspiring professionals. Studio Edition is built
upon the same core engine and feature set of Sonar 4 Producer Edition.
NOTE: Sonar 4 Studio Edition does not have the following features found
in Sonar 4 Producer Edition: surround mixing and editing, Lexicon
Pantheon Surround Reverb, Sonitus Surround Compressor, Sonitus:fx
Suite, enhanced mixing console with assignable fx controls and
per-channel EQ, Video Thumbnail track, POW-r Dithering, MPEX Time
Scaling.

Pricing and Availability

Sonar 4 Producer Edition has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price
(MSRP) of $959 U.S.; Sonar 4 Studio Edition is $479 U.S. (MSRP) and
available at select music and sound retailers. Registered Sonar 3
Producer customers can upgrade to Sonar 4 Producer Edition directly
through Cakewalk for $179; Sonar 3 Studio to Sonar 4 Studio Edition for
$99.

For more information, visit the Cakewalk site.

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