All user reviews of 4/5 for the Cakewalk Sonar X1
Cakewalk Sonar X1 Review - Sonar Under X-Rays
The new Sonar version has arrived. However, instead of being version 9, it is named Sonar X1. Cakewalk actually decided to completely rebuild the interface of its sequencer. And it changes everything. For good.
Anonymous 's review
With it being the general same program as Sonar 8.5 Producer Edition, I have to point out that X1 is not revolutionary in any way, so for me to do an entire separate review on this is rather pointless. Instead, what I will do is mention how much simpler the single window interface makes everything. In the end, the only trouble I have experienced was that X1 is not an easy program to use if you have a relatively low resolution monitor. You really need a lot of screen real estate for this program to shine, otherwise, you will end us extremely overwhelmed by how much information is being packed into a tiny space. However, everything that was great about 8.5--its comprehensiveness and the quality of its vsts and vstis--are all still there in Sonar X1.
In the end, if you already like Sonar, then you are going to have a blast with X1, if you do not, this may convert you, but many of the complications are still there. Again, with all digital audio workstations, it is a matter of preference, but it is especially so with X1.
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