Cakewalk Sonar 4 Producer Edition
Cakewalk Sonar 4 Producer Edition

Sonar 4 Producer Edition, General Sequencer from Cakewalk in the Sonar 4 series.

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Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 4 reviews )
 4 reviews100 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Cakewalk Sonar 4 Producer Edition
I can't think of anything missing. There is a VST plug in converter, included DXi synths, ReWire functions, groove clipping and looping, video editing, MIDI. It can save your project in all sorts of formats, making it cross-compatible with even Pro Tools, while Pro Tools doesn't offer the same. It's got it all, and it isn't a headache to use. I switched over from Cubase SX 2 to SONAR 3 because my sound card didn't have ASIO support, and as it turns out I never looked back. Even when the ASIO drivers became available, I had no interest in leaving SONAR. I will strongly back this product under any circumstances, and in my opinion it kills its main competitor Cubase on every level, from aesthetics and appearance to functionality and quality.

Price paid: $300 USD or so

SONAR is incredibly easy to use. Any producer who is forced to abandon the DAW they are used to is going to be apprehensive. My apprehension disappeared in the opening minutes of my foray into SONAR. One of my favorite features is the window right next to each channel where you insert FX. It is as easy as right clicking and choosing an effect, and you are using any of your plug ins or VSTs real time. If you are new to the game, its very easy, and if you are making the switch from another DAW, its laughable. A perfect 10, beyond the shadow of a doubt.


The sound quality is excellent. I've used everything from Cool Edit to Logic to Pro Tools to Cubase to DP, and I would buy SONAR over every one of them for the same price. If you have the audio card and hard drive space for it, it can go right up to 192kHz/24bit.

Quality-wise, it very rarely runs into problems or bugs, and hasn't lost any of my projects yet. I haven't had any problems with it that would detract from its grade, so I have to give it another 10.


I love this product. I realize I've given it straight 10's across the board, but I really think it deserves it. I can't think of any way its restricted or hindered me. It totally revitalized my interest in making and producing music. Its incredible in every way, it definitely compares to Logic and Pro Tools and is half the price. If you're a PC owner, skip PT, skip Cubase, go for SONAR. It really is a Cakewalk.

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Posted by: XL83 ( 7-, 2005)
Will Zégal09/30/2005

Will Zégal's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cakewalk Sonar 4 Producer Edition
No problem to install, no config. was going alone.

Large paper manual (a is rare) to several hundred pages. Clear and pdagogique.


Computer: P4 2.8 GHz Notebook Acer 1 GB RAM 120 GB HDD 7400 rev / min + 160 GB Ext
Sound card RME Multiface

Nickel operation.

Config stable.


I use it almost since its release (I really know when. Several months at least)

- Clarity ergonomics stabilitbr /> - productivitbr /> - Provides plug ins (including the excellent result Sonitus)

Uh .. like any software, it has its limits. For example, the impossibility of a piano roll display simultanment MIDI and an audio track that would be practical to wedge some lments prcisment.

The ratio price quality seems excellent. Less expensive than Cubase, which I prfre much.
Nuendo might get me one of its great features of post production, but I have a little trouble with its ergonomics and as I am used to Cakewalk products ...

I do it again no problem this choice and look forward to version 5 announced.

2Rmusic's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cakewalk Sonar 4 Producer Edition
Installation without problem, no incompatibilits particulires, easy config and explains


PC asus P4P8OO P42,8Ghz 1GB RAM Disk 80GB 7200 8MB cash works well with this config, all steady


1 year good report qualitprix use

linn134's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cakewalk Sonar 4 Producer Edition
- Installation nickel, while a t DTECT as it should and is Asio oprationnel without hacks.
- No conflict
- Config fast, it's simple
- Right hand


- PC
INTEL Xeon bi
4 Raptors 10,000 rev / min 36GB SATA RAID
2 Seagate 120GB 7200rpm 8MB cache IDE
4 GB dual channel DDR Server Gold
XP Pro SP1

Marian Marc X 3 cards
Sonar Producer / Samplitude

- Bah ... otherwise is thundering ... but yes, a turn of thunder!
- Trs high performance, nothing to criticize it
- A fast and runs well even I could uninstall the Powercore and put it on another bcanne.


- I remember so much, you want the bill?? lol. No, I had ordered online shortly APRS its release.

- I like the "loop" that allows CRER closures on the south or the audio, but its handling may be less "distorted", you must select the starting point and I can still plant me!

- Ah, I tried a lot, but I never so AIM and Steinberg Cubase SX in gnral, Pro Tools c'tait not possible: hardware purchase, a whole mess of PC ... and the other is not my thing either. Frankly, SONAR is perfect for me.

- Bah, the price is still too lev but if it is true for prod and not to turn it on the Sunday, goes ...

- Yes, I expect the next version ... What will they lay us??