Cakewalk SONAR Home Studio 7 Recording Software  

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Cakewalk SONAR Home Studio 7 is a software package that gives you one of the easiest ways to turn your PC into a full-fledged music production studio. From start to finish, SONAR Home Studio 7 will he... Read More

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Overview

Cakewalk SONAR Home Studio 7 is a software package that gives you one of the easiest ways to turn your PC into a full-fledged music production studio. From start to finish, SONAR Home Studio 7 will help you capture your creativity and share it with the world. With SONAR Home Studio 7 you can record live instruments, vocals, or any audio source. You can easily edit audio, MIDI, and music notation too. The updated Loop Explorer gives you the tools to build backing tracks faster than ever. Add real instrument sounds using the included virtual instruments suite, and bring your mix together with studio-quality audio effects and professional mixing tools. When you are finished, share your music on the web or burn it to CD for fans, friends, and family. SONAR Home Studio 7 is the complete solution for creating and sharing professional quality music—now easier than ever.

Get Started Quickly
Get up and running quickly using the library of included project templates and assistant tools.

Work Smarter
When you are ready to create music, the simplified user interface guides you through the process, making it easy to achieve professional results.

Live the Dream
Realize the full potential of your music by adding backing tracks and instrumentation using the Loop Explorer and included virtual instruments.

Hands on Mixing
With SONAR 7 it is even easier to mix your tracks. The Console view allows for effortless mixing, and provides all the visual feedback you need to get the perfect mix.

MIDI Made Simple
Editing and arranging MIDI is just as easy as audio. Just click on your instrument track and go to work with enhanced tools and a visually simplified interface.

Features
  • Software comes on DVD
Create & Record
  • Get creative with 64 audio tracks and unlimited MIDI tracks
  • Track and project templates do the set up for you so you're making music fast
  • Play and record MIDI parts in perfect time using Input Quantize
  • Record your whole band at once using multi-input audio interfaces at up to 24-bit/192kHz quality
  • Browse over 1GB of loop and instrument content and preview audio and MIDI loops in time and key with your song to create backing tracks
  • Create instrument parts using the DropZone sampler and genuine Roland sounds: drums, bass, guitar, keys, orchestral, and more
  • Expand your studio with VST, DX, and ReWire synths, effects, and applications including Ableton Live and Reason
Arrange & Edit
  • Arrange and edit your project with an easy to understand user interface
  • Recording, editing, and mixing tools are just a click away and always available
  • Print music notation, lyrics, and lead sheets
  • Keep projects organized with Track Folders and Track Icons
  • Assemble the perfect take with non-destructive crossfades and other editing tools
  • Zero in on edits and navigate quickly with Fast Zoom
  • Freeze instruments and effects to get the best performance out of your PC
  • Score soundtracks to video in time with the action using the Video Track
Mix & Share
  • Mix like a pro using the new Console view with built-in Sonitus:fx EQ on every channel
  • New Send Assistant simplifies audio routing and effects busses
  • Effortless mixing with powerful automation tools
  • Sweeten your tracks with reverb, delay, dynamics, modulation, tape and amp simulation, and more
  • Control your mix, effects, and instruments from external MIDI devices using Active Controller Technology (ACT)
  • Burn your mixes directly to CD, or export your project to popular audio and video formats, including QuickTime
Specifications
  • System Requirements
  • (Minimum)
  • Operating System: Windows XP/Vista (32 bit)/ Mac OS X with Boot Camp
  • Processor Speed: Intel Pentium 4 1.3GHz, AMD Athlon XP 1500+ or higher
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Graphics: 1024 x 768, 16-bit color
  • Hard disk space: 100MB program/application
  • Hard disc type: Any
  • MIDI interface: Windows-compatible for connecting to external MIDI devices
  • Audio interface: Windows-compatible required for audio playback
  • Media drive: DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R, or DVD +/- RW Drive
  • Webserver Access: None
  • (Recommended)
  • Operating System: Windows XP/Vista (32 bit)/ Mac OS X with Boot Camp
  • Processor Speed: AMD Athlon XP 2800+ or higher
  • RAM: 1GB or higher
  • Graphics: 1280 x 960, 24-bit color or higher
  • Hard disk space: 6GB
  • Hard disc type: EIDE / Ultra DMA (7200RPM) or SATA
  • MIDI Interface: Windows-compatible for connecting to external MIDI devices
  • Audio Interface: Windows-compatible required for audio playback
  • Media drive: DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R, or DVD +/- RW Drive
  • Webserver Access: Available web server space with FTP access privileges. An internet connection is required for music uploading (broadband connection is recommended)
  • Note:
  • SONAR does not support Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, or NT. QuickTime support requires QuickTime 6 or higher. DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R or DVD+/-RW drive required for installation.
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CakewalkSONAR Home Studio 7 Recording Software
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good for beginning-intermediate

By anonymous

from seattle, washington

Comments about Cakewalk SONAR Home Studio 7 Recording Software:

I got this a couple weeks ago and it hasn't really failed on me once. I only had a couple of problems because of my hardware but figured it out pretty fast with sonar's help menu. The quality is great and the best thing about it is that if you want to upgrade to something more professional, you have the option to.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

So far , so good

By Rey David

from Orlando

Comments about Cakewalk SONAR Home Studio 7 Recording Software:

Easy to navigate. I had little trouble @ beginning (dropout), but with some adjustment to the PC (performance), the program runs great even with several channel open full of plug-ins...Nothing better for $50!!!

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(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

sonar 7 home producer

By willard

from burnsville,nc

Comments about Cakewalk SONAR Home Studio 7 Recording Software:

The program is very complicated for this old man to comprehend. I upgraded from Cakewalk 5!!!! :>) LOL Installation was easy and well directed. However, the tutorial I need is not available. There were (are ) 2 things that I needed. First, an easy entry level tutorial. I can't seem to locate the files etc to run what they claim is the tutorial I need. 2ndly, I wanted a better tutorial on loops; making loops; changing tempi in loops etc. Nothing there. There is extensive on-line help. The book is basic, but still doesn't answer my specific questions. The learning curve - is my fault - I just haven't kept up with the changes over the last 20 years. If you are new to Sonar, then the learning curve my be extensive. Then again, younger minds have been at this stuff their whole lives and my fair much better than I. The program is extensive - probably offers more than I need or for that matter anyone needs. The service from the Guitar Center was excellent along w/ their price and shipping.

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(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great and easy to use!

By Storiesonwalls

from Raliegh, NC

Comments about Cakewalk SONAR Home Studio 7 Recording Software:

Wow this software is amazing i was using a sample version of cubase le4, and it doesnt even compare to this software. It is really easy to use once you catch on to it. And it comes with lots of samples and loops. The difference in quality is quite apparent too. The tracks automatically are different colors so you dont get mixed up. Buy this today while its got the rebate!!!

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(50 of 58 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome recording software!

By Kevin

from Denver, CO

Comments about Cakewalk SONAR Home Studio 7 Recording Software:

Sonar has some cool soft synths and is also loaded with Studio Instrument Drums. It took me a while to find things within the program but once I got the hang of it everything was cool. I mainly record guitar, vox audio and use the midi synths for the rest of the band. The interface for the SI Drums is really cool. I would suggest getting a nice "pro" sound card if you are going record audio tracks. My motherboard sound card would not use the ASIO drivers so I needed to upgrade. Great price for all the options you get.

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