Sonar X2a adds a lot of interesting features, but the show-stopper is full multi-touch support. In the second half of the video, above, Landry demonstrates the new multi-touch capabilities and offers his thoughts on where the touch interface offers benefits.
Whether or not you’re a Sonar user, X2a is notable for being a generation ahead of the competition in implementing multi-touch.
On the Mac, Apple hasn’t announced plans for integrating touch into OS X. On the iPad, the digital audio workstations (DAWs) that are available are new and not nearly as mature as their desktop counterparts. And on Windows, most DAWs are multi-platform and may be slow to adopt touch interfaces, as a result.
Check out the video and let us know what you think about the value of adding multi-touch support to desktop DAWs. Is this something that you’d like to see your DAW support sooner, rather than later?