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CakeTalking FAQ
Cakewalk SONAR 8.5: Order New Units and Upgrades Here

SONAR 8.5 Studio offers the best creative tools, and the most power of any digital audio workstation in its price range. Built upon the same core feature set as SONAR 8.5 Producer, SONAR 8.5 Studio gives you the edge in your productions—from recording audio and MIDI, composing with virtual instruments, remixing with loops, mixing with professional effects, to delivery of a polished final track—with the recognized best audio quality in the industry.

Check out the comparison chart below to see the differences between SONAR 8.5 Studio and SONAR 8.5 Producer


Feature

SONAR 8.5 Studio

SONAR 8.5 Producer
Maximum Audio & MIDI Tracks
Unlimited
Unlimited
Maximum Sends & Busses
Unlimited
Unlimited
Maximum Simultaneous Effects & Virtual Instruments
Unlimited
Unlimited
Number of included Audio Effects
51
60
Number of Included Virtual Instruments
12
15
Maximum Audio Bit Depth / Sample Rate
24-Bit/384 kHz
24-Bit/384 kHz
Audio Engine
64-bit
64-bit
Track Templates for quickly loading sounds
X
X
New Step Sequencer 2.0
X
X
Updated Loop Explorer for audio & MIDI loops
X
X
New AudioSnap 2.0 audio quantize tools
X
X
Track Layers and Comping & Editing Tools
X
X
Smart MIDI tools
X
X
Active Controller Technology for hands on control from MIDI devices
X
X
Inserts External Hardware with full delay compensation
X
X
Flexible File/Import Export Options
X
X
Cakewalk Publisher for uploading music directly to the Internet
X
X
Integrated CD Burning and Ripping
X
X
Completely Customizable User Interface
X
X
Lexicon Pantheon Reverb
SE Version
Full Version
LP-64 EQ Linear Phase Mastering EQ
 
X
LP-64 Multiband Linear Phase Mastering Compressor
 
X
TS-64 Transient Shaper
 
X
TL-64 Tube Leveler
 
X
VC-64 Vintage Channel
 
X
Roland V-Vocal Processor
X
X
Guitar Rig 3 LE
 
X
Sonitus Surround Compressor
 
X
Dimension Synthesizer
LE
Pro
TruePianos Amber VSTi
 
X
Beatscape Looping Instrument
 
X
Z3TA+ Waveshaping Synthesizer
 
X
Surround Mixing
 
X
POW-r dithering
 
X
New Matrix View
 
X
External Hardware Inserts
X
X
New Sission Drummer 3
 
X
New VX-64 Vocal Strip
 
X
New PX-64 Percussion Strip
 
X
New Media Browser
X
X
Simple Instrument Tracks
X
X
Video Thumbnail track
X
X
64 Bit Version for Vista 64, more RAM access, 64-bit processing
X
X
Per-clip effects
X
X
Internal Side chaining
X
X
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