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Music Creator 6 Touch/SONAR X3 Breakdown of Features
By Dan Gonzalez [Cakewalk]
Comparison chart between Music Creator 6 Touch and SONAR X3
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Music Creator 6 Touch SONAR X3 SONAR X3 Studio SONAR X3 Producer
Simultaneous I/O 2 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Audio Tracks 32 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
MIDI Tracks 128 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Sends/Buses 8 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Maximum Sample Rate 48kHz 384kHz 384kHz 384kHz
Maximum Bit Rate 32-bit 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit
Internal Mix Engine Resolution 32-bit 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit
ReWire 64 Support 32-bit only X X X
Groove Clip Support (follow tempo & Pitch X X X X
Native 32/64-bit Windows support 32-bit only X X X
Windows 7/8 support X X X X
Windows 8 Multi-touch support X X X X
Tools & Editing
Music Creator 6 Touch SONAR X3 SONAR X3 Studio SONAR X3 Producer
Comping X X X
Skylight User Interface X X X X
Drag and drop to/from browser X X X X
Screensets X X X X
Smart Tool X X X X
Smart Grid X X X X
Expandable ProChannel X X
Drag & Drop replace synth/effects X X X X
Take Lanes X X X X
Automation Lanes X X X X
ACT (Active Controller Technology) X X X X
WAI (Where Am I?) controller support X X X X
Per MIDI track Arpeggiator X X X
Input Quantize (non-destructive)l X X X X
Quantize (destructive) X X X X
Unlimited undo X X X X
Melodyne Essential X X
ARA Integration X X X
Audio Snap X X
Video support with YouTube Export Video Support Only X X X
Gobbler (cloud saving & sharing) X X X
Soundcloud, Facebook, Twitter sharing X X X X
Views
Music Creator 6 Touch SONAR X3 SONAR X3 Studio SONAR X3 Producer
Tracks/Clips X X X X
Matrix X X X X
Inspector X X X X
Event list X X X X
Browser X X X X
MultiDock X X X X
Tempo X X X X
Loop Construction X X X X
Staff X X X X
Step Sequencer X X X X
Console X X X X
Piano Roll X X X X
Markers X X X X
Video X X X X
Navigator X X X X
Full screen mode X X X X
Formats
Music Creator 6 Touch SONAR X3 SONAR X3 Studio SONAR X3 Producer
Wave and Broadcast Wave (time stamped X X X X
WMA, WAV, W64, ASF WAV only X X X
AIFF, CAF, SD2, RAW X X X
FLAC via Soundcloud X X X
MP3 (via SoundCloud) X X X X
MP3 encoder (30 day trial) X X X X
Loop formats - Wav, ACID, Rex, Rex64 Wav, ACID, Rex only X X X
AVI, QT, MPEG Video import & export X X X X
CD burning X X X X
Dithering options on export X X X
SMPTE/MTC X X
SoundCloud integration X X X X
Surround mixing & plugin support via Surround Bridge X X
MusicXML Export X X X
Instruments
Music Creator 6 Touch SONAR X3 SONAR X3 Studio SONAR X3 Producer
VST3 support X X X
32/64 bit, VSTi and DXi support 32-bit only X X X
Bit Bridge (allow 32-bit plugins within 64-bit install) X X X
Included Instruments (total) 6 12 19 23
Session Drummer 3 X X X
Cakewalk Sound Center X X X X
Square I X X X
Roland Groove Synth X X X
Cakewalk TTS-1 X X X X
DropZone X X X
SFZ Player X X X
DreamStation X X X
Studio Instruments Drums X X X X
Studio Instruments Bass X X X X
Studio Instruments Strings X X X X
Studio Instruments Electric Piano X X X X
Dimension LE X Pro
Rapture LE X Full
Cyclone X X
Pentagon X X
PSYN II X X
RXP X X
Z3TA+ Classic X X
XLN Audio Addictive Drums X
AAS Lounge Lizard SONAR X
AAS Strum Acoustic SONAR X
Rapture X
Dimension Pro X
TruePianos Amber X
ProChannel
Music Creator 6 Touch SONAR X3 SONAR X3 Studio SONAR X3 Producer
BREVERB SONAR X
Tape Emulator X
Console Emulator X
Softube Saturation Knob X X
QuadCurve EQ X Zoom
Tube Saturation X
PC4K S-Type Bus Compressor X
PC76 U-Type Compressor X
Total Modules N/A N/A 2 8
Essential Suite
Music Creator 6 Touch SONAR X3 SONAR X3 Studio SONAR X3 Producer
Sonitus Compressor X X X
Sonitus Delay X X X
Sonitus Equalizer X X X X
Sonitus Gate X X X
Sonitus Modulator X X X
Sonitus Multiband X X X
Sonitus Phase X X X
Sonitus Reverb X X X X
Sonitus Surround X X X
Sonitus Surround Compressor X X
Sonitus Wahwah X X X
Classic Creative Suite
Music Creator 6 Touch SONAR X3 SONAR X3 Studio SONAR X3 Producer
AliasFactor X X X X
Modfilter X X X X
Chorus/Flanger X X X X
HF Exciter X X X X
Classic Phaser X X X X
Compressor/Gate X X X X
Para-Q X X X X
Tempo Delay X X X X
Studio Mixing Suite
Music Creator 6 Touch SONAR X3 SONAR X3 Studio SONAR X3 Producer
Brickwall BW-2S X X
Compressor CP-2S X X
DeEsser DS-2S X X
Gate Expander GX622 X X
Compressor FA770 X X
Limiter LM2S X X
Analog Chorus CH2S X X
Analog Phaser APH2S X X
Oilcan Echo TLE2S X X
Tempo Delay 3D X X
Stereo Imager ST2S X X
Valve Driver ADR2S X X
Equalizer BQ2S X X
Equalizer BX2S X X
Equalizer GEQ12 X X
Equalizer PEQ2B X X
Equalizer PEQ5B X X
Equalizer PEQ322 X X
BlueVerb RV-2080 X X
Engineering Suite
Music Creator 6 Touch SONAR X3 SONAR X3 Studio SONAR X3 Producer
LP-64 Multiband Compressor X X
LP-64 EQ X X
Perfect Space Convolution Reverb X X
Boost 11 X X X
Channel Tools X X
Boutique Suite
Music Creator 6 Touch SONAR X3 SONAR X3 Studio SONAR X3 Producer
TH2 Producer X
TH2 SONAR X X
TH2 Creator X
BREVERB SONAR X
PX-64 Percussion Strip X
VX-64 Vocal Strip X
TL-64 Tube Leveler X
TS-64 Transient Shaper X
Tone2 Bifilter2 X
Analog TrackBox X
8 Comments
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[GWJ] PRG013 Aug 27 @ 1:18pm 
X = Yes.
Rusty Nipples Aug 22 @ 9:03pm 
Wait so if it has an X it means it does? I just want to know if I can upload songs to soundcloud.
Anyone know?
Dan Gonzalez [Cakewalk]  [author] Dec 23, 2013 @ 10:07am 
Anytime!
RJay45 Dec 23, 2013 @ 8:17am 
Ah I see, I should have looked into TH2 Sonar, thanks for the reply :)
Dan Gonzalez [Cakewalk]  [author] Dec 23, 2013 @ 7:59am 
RJay45 -Th2 Creator, Th2 SONAR, and Th2 Producer are compatible with SONAR X3. They will open your Th2 Creator presets. The Th2s that are included in SONAR X3 are just larger/better versions of the version you currently have.
RJay45 Dec 22, 2013 @ 2:55pm 
I want to upgrade from MC6 to Sonar X3 (current offer) but I see TH2 Creator is missing from all the other versions. Is there a way to get that in SX3?
RYNO MAN Dec 21, 2013 @ 11:49am 
Thank You!
[ phenom.pl ] Sir_Fred Dec 21, 2013 @ 11:14am 
Very good and useful comparison - thanks! :)