Installation is no problem, BUT it is important to trs disable your anti-virus or a long time trs (after 20 minutes) before installation. no incompatibility made by the problem of anti virus. setup is comfortable, the manual is clear to those familiar with the dj brand products for myself my after Sonar from Pro Audio 9 up Sonar 5, no major problem. for those new to a manual of 650 pages or imrpimer is available on the DVD with Adobe reader who is very well explained.
For my part I use an Amd Athlon Xp 2000 1.6 Ghz speed, an Asus motherboard A7N8XE Luxury with 1G of memory 400Mhz, and a maxtor IDE Dique 7200Tmn 120G.Le software stable as older versions and audio I notice that it consumes less CPU than other versions of Sonar. My sound card is USB 2 EXERN EDIROL UA 1000, acknowledged in a snap with the analyzer, stable driver does not flinch.
Personally I received yesterday and the APRS noon, as I said, I'm dj Fidler brand since pro audio9 through 1,2,3,4 Sonar XL and production and I know I'm never disappointed, because with its merger with Cakewalk Roland for the distribution of the product with Edirol enriches the product with more news and Fast Fashion made available to the musician. for me the price quality ratio is clear: a must, It is true that long ago at least 7 years I used PC Logic and Cubase first but I was very ill at ease j'tais and board on hard squenceur MC 50 MK2AKAI MPC 3000 juqu'au day I had Audio9 Pro. While Cubase and Logic have been significantly Volusion these years and remain for those who, trs of good products, but personally I would not stay on my choice.
Trouble free installation
The configuration is the same as previous versions.
Sonar 5 presets previous research to integrate them.
The manual in book form only about 120 pages (that bit ...)
The real manual is in PDF format on the DVD (which is what repulses me a bit. Although I know quite well sonar, they could have a book full version).
Works on A7N8X / Athlon 2400 + / 1.5 GB DDR / 400 GB / AU-1000
Sonar 5 performs very well (there is also the up-to-day available).
It takes a little less memory than Sonar 4 and runs, this time the native VST plugins!
OK, it's very stable, no problems.
That said I change my config because I use a lot of plugins and effects at the same time and sometimes, on some pieces of 15 or 16 tracks, ca train.
Cakewalk and I, it's been 11 years we know each other, since Cakewalk 3.
Sonar 5 and I, for against, just since Friday.
What I like most is its intuitive, easy I have to use it.
J''en've tried several before making my choice, either Logic, Cubase, Quartz ... but none satisfied me as much as him.
Level quality / price ratio for the one who buys without up-to-day, 779 €, it's expensive but well worth it!
on the other hand, for a user who, like me, is the setting-to-date each year, it does it well, I find (179 €)
And indeed, I would do this choice of software, I am perfectly satisfied.