Free 30 Day Groove 3 All-Access Pass for all SONAR X2 Producer users

Groove 3

To start your new year off big, we have added a great new freebie to the SONAR X2 Producer Content Club. When you purchase or upgrade to SONAR X2 Producer by February 28th, you will get a code to access any video on www.groove3.com free of charge for 30 days.

If you already own SONAR X2 Producer, your 30 Day All Access Pass is already in your account as a bonus treat from the SONAR X2 Producer Content Club.

The 30 Day “All-Access Pass” gives you just that, instant online access to every single video tutorial currently on the site and any ones that get added while your account is active. A $34.99 value!

You can watch any video as many times as you want, anytime you want. Just redeem your code and login to www.groove3.com to watch videos on SONAR, Z3TA+ 2, and loads of other great plug-ins.

Please Note: The final day to redeem your code is February 28th 2013.

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Free “Bells & Whistles” Bonus Holiday Pack for SONAR X2 Producer Content Club Members

Free Dimension Pro Holiday Expansion Pack for all SONAR X2 Producer users
Just in time for the holidays, we have added a new treat to the SONAR X2 Producer Content Club. When you purchase or upgrade to SONAR X2 Producer by December 31st, you will get the “Bells & Whistles” Dimension Pro Holiday Pack free of charge.

If you already own SONAR X2 Producer, the “Bells & Whistles” Dimension Pro Holiday Pack is already in your account as a bonus treat from the SONAR X2 Producer Content Club.

Bells & Whistles is a Dimension Pro Expansion Pack with holiday music inspired instruments sounds including; Bells (Rope Bells, Sleigh Bells, Bell Trees, Bell Shakers), Choirs, Harpsichords, Organs, Snare Drums, Cymbals, Strings, and a bunch of extra “whistles” (like a Nylon String Guitar, Grand Piano, Bass Drum, and a Double Bass). All sounds designed exclusively for Cakewalk by Tim Swartz of Digital Sound Factory. Includes over 50 programs guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit!

Please note: Bells & Whistles will automatically be delivered with your SONAR X2 Producer order along with the Loopmasters 100 Artist Series Compilation through Dec 31st.

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Craig Anderton shows you how to use the new Console Emulator in SONAR X2 Producer

Console Emulator

The ProChannel Console Emulator is one of the new features available exclusively in SONAR X2 Producer. Over the past year, the use of console emulation has become very popular with producers and engineers. A Console Emulator plug-in emulates some important analog console characteristics. While these effects are subtle, they’re noticeable; and now thanks to the Console Emulator, they’re controllable as well.

Industry expert Craig Anderton gives you an in-depth look at understanding and applying the Console Emulator into your mix. For even more tips from Craig Anderton, you can also check out his monthly SONAR X2 column in Sound on Sound magazine.

 

 
Try it out for yourself: The Console Emulator is available in the SONAR X2 Producer trial so once you watch the video, you can try out some of the techniques on your mixes.

SONAR X2 Producer receives Performance Award and 9/10 rating from Computer Music

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SONAR X2 Producer receives “9/10 rating” from Computer Music
The December 2012 issue of Computer Music features a full length review of SONAR X2 Producer and the verdict is great. Here are just a few excerpts from their review:

On Automation Lanes: “Automation Lanes come to SONAR and integrate beautifully with the Smart Tool for ease of use.”

Console Emulator: “You get three gorgeous vintage console emulations in SONAR X2 Producer, meticulously modeled after authentic analog circuit behavior.”

BREVERB SONAR: “This stunning reverb only comes with the Producer Edition, but it almost pays for the price difference itself.”

Verdict for upgraders: “The potential sound quality is awesome. The Console Emulator, BREVERB, and Overloud effects are stellar and very powerful enticements to upgrade from X1.”

Read the entire review in the December 2012 issue of Computer Music magazine, which is available at newsstands today.


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SONAR X2 Producer: A Must See Video Playlist

Learn why SONAR X2 Producer is Cakewalk’s most popular upgrade ever. This playlist is packed with all the best SONAR X2 Producer videos in case you may have missed one. See what’s new in SONAR X2, try it for FREE, take a deeper look at the workflow enhancements and flagship features, then finish up by watching the entire 1h 29min CakeTV Live webinar! Just skip to the the next video if you have seen one before.

Visit the SONAR X2 webpages for more info.
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FREE Loopmasters 100 Artist Series Compilation coming Nov. 1st for SONAR X2 Producer Content Club Members

Loopmasters

FREE* Loopmasters 100 Artist Series Compilation coming November 1st
The announcement of the SONAR X2 Producer Content Club has generated a lot of excitement from users.  Here is another exciting update of what you can expect from the Content Club in November.

*Please note: You must upgrade to SONAR X2 Producer in order to become a member.

Having released over 100 Artist Series titles, Loopmasters has created a unique compilation of sounds that will let SONAR X2 Producer users get their fingers wet with the enormous DJ/Producer line-up they have in their catalog. The 100 Artist Series Compilation includes no less than 100 folders of one-shots and loops with a wide spectrum of musical applications. From Drum & Bass to Dubstep to Hardcore to Techno, Funk, Reggae, RnB, Rock, Chillout or whatever you do, you will find plenty of ingredients to mix your own dish with this great selection of sounds.

Features over 1400 loops & sounds for over 1GB of Drums, Basses, Pads, FX, Synths and more.

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When you upgrade to SONAR X2 Producer in October, you will automatically receive the DSF Symphonic Strings HD ($149 value) with your order. Starting November 1st, you will also have access to the new Loopmasters 100 Artist Series Compilation through your Cakewalk Store Account. There will be an additional 4 offers coming over the next year.

SONAR X2 Feature Peek: Why BREVERB SONAR Will Become Your New Go-to Reverb

I finally had the chance to record and mix a full production in SONAR X2 Producer last week and one of my favorite new features is BREVERB SONAR.  I knew it was going to be good, but I didn’t know HOW good.  I found that out immediately when I sent the lead vocal track though to a bus with BREVERB SONAR and it was instant gratification.

Check out this video to see BREVERB SONAR in action on a vocal track:

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FREE SONAR X2 Webinar – September 5th

Webinar

FREE SONAR X2 Webinar – September 5th (2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific)
Please join Brandon Ryan and Seth Perlstein of Cakewalk for the fourth installment of CakeTV Live, Cakewalk’s entirely live, bi-monthly webcast. This installment will take a close look at the new features and enhancements in SONAR X2 while focusing on recording, mixing and production of guitars, keyboards, and more. See how X2 will effect your workflow and get a head start on understanding all the new capabilities.

CakeTV Live is just that – entirely live. Ask questions in real-time and join in the chat with hundreds of other viewers from around the globe as Brandon and Seth discuss and demonstrate valuable tips and techniques.

Watch previous CakeTV Live webcasts:
Episode 1: SONAR X1 Music Production
Episode 2: SONAR X1 Music Production “Aike”
Episode 3: Larger than life drums in SONAR X1

What's new in SONAR X2 Producer

New features in SONAR X2 Producer include:

  • New enhancements and improvements
  • Improved low latency audio engine
  • Take lanes
  • Automation lanes and modes
  • Advanced Arpeggiator
  • Improved Smart Tool
  • Smart Grid
  • Improved Clips View
  • Improved Matrix View
  • BREVERB SONAR (VST and ProChannel versions)
  • R-MIX SONAR
  • Overloud TH2 Producer Amp Simulator
  • Modular ProChannel
  • ProChannel Console Emulator
  • ProChannel FX Chains
  • ProChannel Softube Saturation Knob
  • ProChannel QuadCurve EQ
  • Improved LP-64 mastering plugins
  • SoundCloud integration
  • MusicXML export
  • Windows® 8 support (patch coming later this year)
  • And much more

Visit the official SONAR X2 Preview page for more information

SONAR X2 Sneak Peek: Upgrade Pricing

It’s been nearly 2 years since we launched SONAR X1 and the long anticipated SONAR X2 is almost here.  If you are a Cakewalk user who is wondering what your price will be for this monster upgrade, have a look at the tables below. We also have a special offer for early adopters, which we will let you know about once we start taking orders.

Please note: All Euro and GBP pricing are VAT inclusive.

SONAR X2 Producer Upgrades: USD Euro € GBP £
From SONAR X1 Producer Expanded or Production Suite $99 € 99 £79
From SONAR X1 Producer $119 € 119 £99
From SONAR 1-2 XL or any SONAR Producer $199 € 199 £159
From SONAR 1-2 or any SONAR Studio $299 € 299 £239
For any other registered Cakewalk customer $399 € 399 £319

 

SONAR X2 Studio Upgrades: USD Euro € GBP £
From any version of SONAR (except LE) $99 € 99 £79
For any other registered Cakewalk customer $149 € 149 £119

 

SONAR X2 Essential Upgrades: USD Euro € GBP £
From SONAR Home Studio or any SONAR (except LE) $59 € 59 £49
For any other registered Cakewalk customer $79 € 79 £65

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