All user reviews for the Cakewalk Sonar X2 Producer
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MountAnDewMe's review"Comprehensive one box solution"
I have been using this since I built my new computer in March of 2013. I can say that once you get the buffers set up properly the system is very stable and the latency is minimal to the point of being a non issue. I have a current project in the works that is in excess of 48 tracks now with many plugins and virtual instruments going and it performs like a champ. Obviously anyone that does not save often is simply foolish on any program but I rarely run into a problem with a full crash and any problem usually is solved with a reset of the audio engine inside the program. I am using a Komplete audio 6 for an interface and function as a solo artist. I cannot state this enough if you set the DAW up properly it will perform properly and high levels of performance are dependent on your hardware as much as the software. I would say this is my favorite incarnation of the Sonar family as of yet.
I love the price personally. Once you get into the producer family there are always email offers that offer upgrades at substantially reduced prices. They also give away free plugins on a regular basis. The sound to me is pristine and natural and the new audio engine has a ton of headroom. The new visual interface is the best yet a very configurable to the point where a one visual monitor system is actually possible. The monitoring is highly functional and fully configurable. There is literally everything you need to make a polished piece of music. Obviously it is upgradable with aftermarket plugins but you are provided a version of everything you need in the box. I am glad I am in this family of DAW and will never leave.
stompboxjon's review"Amazing interface"
Setting up X2 is easy, it will take a few minutes to install everything because all the VST’s and plug ins take a little time because they are larger. After installation is complete you can immediately start producing music, if you have used CakeWalk before then you know how easy the main screen is to work with. They have kept the main interface pretty much the same as all other versions of CakeWalk.
This is one of the best production and sequencing software programs that you can use. If you are a beginner I recommend CakeWalk because it is an easy platform to understand sequencing and producing music. The interface is by far the best quality that the program has to offer, it is easy to navigate through and any function that you want to achieve can pretty much be done in a click or two from the main interface or main menu options. It does seem like the price has went up on Cakewalk but that is because this is the producer edition and it comes with the extra VST’s. The regular standard versions of cakewalk does not cost as much but it also does not come with the extra VST’s and effects. So if you don’t need those extra VST’s because you are using an external sound source, or you already have VST’s of your own then you should not buy this version unless you want the extra VST’s. This is the ultimate production software for someone who wants to get into producing music of all genres. I have been using CakeWalk for years and this is the first piece of software that I recommend people use.
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Sky Fu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" SONAR guys ..."
Configuration from x1 to me poile become a "gadget" at the aesthetic but very quickly assimilated.
Incompatibilities yes and no ..... at my sound card, my pc, or other not. But that fills me is not being able to (or should I say how) do "sidechain" with all other plugins than SONAR! Ex: You want to use "vocalrider" of "waves" .... not possible guys ... all at least not completely! And I think I'm not the only ca swells!
Manuel??? know in. ....
Config "banal" nothing spectacular, and ca roule is stable, on the other hand before I had a pc "Jurassic" and even the good x1 inch! But sonar 8.5 niquel.
I use Sonar x2 since 3 months. I'm on sonar for 10 rods I have taken in hand in English and I am a ball, but then a real ball in English, and even as I board succeed, it is that it's still simple.
+ If I like the most is that "this is my daw" and yes once you are accustomed to a soft AC is often your "pet"
+ Work easy to perform and complete ways, catch, arrangement, mix and master, all is well for me to think in daw, to avoid taking the head has an option find a truck or another! This is like that, we see it, we as a reminder!
+ Very good daw
- If I like the least ........... But I repeat that fills me is not being able to (or should I say how) do "sidechain" with all other plugins than SONAR!
- There have also generally display that takes up much space, all I find is very big ........... So small screen guard takes your resolution!
Value for money for the version X2 is starting to be very good thanks to the integrated plugins .... without it I find that its software in any way too expensive in general!
If I would be choice .... Yes it is very safe SONAR guys .....
A studio you
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