SONAR X3

SONAR X3

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SONAR X3/Music Creator 6 Touch Breakdown of Features
By Dan Gonzalez [Cakewalk] and 1 collaborators
Meet the new and improved SONAR X3 Family
SONAR X3 elevates the modern recording studio with world-class production tools designed to give you a creative edge.
 
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Which version is right for you?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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6 Comments
SlayerTheGod Nov 30, 2014 @ 5:49am 
How to install Dimension Pro?
╲⎝⧹ DANGDUT ⧸⎠╱ Nov 28, 2014 @ 12:15pm 
Thanks. Really helpful.
DV8ER Nov 23, 2014 @ 3:42pm 
GREAT Chart, totally answeres the question I had for what is the difference between Create 6 Touch and SONAR. :) Thanks!
salxicha Aug 5, 2014 @ 8:01am 
Outstanding chart!
Dan Gonzalez [Cakewalk]  [author] Mar 19, 2014 @ 8:29am 
All set
General C#ist Mar 18, 2014 @ 5:08pm 
This is a great chart, it would help people in deciding to choose which version to buy if linked to the MC6T and Sonar X3 store pages