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Sonar 3.0 ? Anyone ?

Discussion in 'Sonar' started by Hypothesis, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. Hypothesis

    Hypothesis Guest

    Anyone had the opportunity to try it ? Any opinions or predictions ? Does the interface now look to you "very much like SX" as it does to me ? Thanks & cheers ! :c:
     
  2. falkon2

    falkon2 Well-Known Member

    I'm really ogling at the screenshots and features page. However, my pockets are waaaaay empty.

    Ohwell. I'll be stuck about two years in the past, as ever.
     
  3. johnclark2

    johnclark2 Guest

    I've already placed my order for the "Producer Edition" upgrade but it doesn't start shipping till mid October. The feature I'm most interested in is the long awaited "Gapless Audio Engine" it will now sport. Which means you will now be able to preview effects and do audio editing in real time without any pauses in the audio engine. I love the way Cakewalk has cleaned up the "Console View" and improved on the "Bus Architecture" and the addition of a "Master Fader" bus. I could go on and on.....But I won't.

    JHC
     
  4. johnclark2

    johnclark2 Guest

    I've already placed my order for the "Producer Edition" upgrade but it doesn't start shipping till mid October. The feature I'm most interested in is the long awaited "Gapless Audio Engine" it will now sport. Which means you will now be able to preview effects and do audio editing in real time without any pauses in the audio engine. I love the way Cakewalk has cleaned up the "Console View" and improved on the "Bus Architecture" and the addition of a "Master Fader" bus. I could go on and on.....But I won't.

    JHC
     
  5. johnclark2

    johnclark2 Guest

    Don't know how that happened. :eek:
     
  6. falkon2

    falkon2 Well-Known Member

    With the Ultrafunk set, they've really plugged up the biggest hole that Cakewalk had (namely the mediocre default plugins). I really want to see the EQ-displays in action - those really would save time, IMO.

    Does anyone know if the offline processing function advertised in their features page is what I think it is? Running on a slower processor really cripples the amount of realtime plugs I can use, and bouncing is a hassle.
     
  7. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

     
  8. falkon2

    falkon2 Well-Known Member

    Urk... AFAIK, SONAR 3.0 still doesn't "natively" support VST the way it does DirectX. What they did (as they did in SONAR 2) is to bundle a DXi wrapper that loads up VSTs and maps all the controls to DXi automation controls.

    I've been using the free DXi wrapper from directxfiles.com with SONAR 2 for a long time now - works like a charm.

    Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  9. johnclark2

    johnclark2 Guest

  10. sonar 3 does LOOK nice.. but thats just b/c they copied steinberg..
    i wonder how it'll perform and sound
     
  11. johnclark2

    johnclark2 Guest

    I guess we'll find out soon enough.....It ships tomorrow....A week early!

    JHC
     
  12. Sklathill

    Sklathill Guest

    I've already ordered my Producer edition (yay for upgrade prices!) and hopefully will be getting it this week. I stepped up mainly because of the plugins...the Ultrafunk, Lexicon, and Vsampler. Like someone said, the bundled plugins previously were merely okay, and some solid EQ and reverb definitely justifies the relatively cheap upgrade. Since I'm a sample library person, I've been having fun with the beta of Vsampler 3.0 currently available and it really feels great. While it's not exactly a big format, its importing works pretty well. For me, 180 bucks (upgrade price...) for this bundle is a no-brainer...
     
  13. johnclark2

    johnclark2 Guest

    SONAR 3......is kickin' ass in this studio.

    Been workin' with it all day today....Even did a session with it with no problems...I'm especially lovin' the MTC generator and the new MIDI routing features.

    Kudos to Cakewalk for a job well done.

    JHC
     
  14. progabb

    progabb Guest

    Hi everyone!!!!

    Ive been using SONAR 3 Producer edition for a Week now (DonĀ“t ask!!!) and all I can say is WOW!!!... Yes... it look a lot like SX but it still feel like Cakewalk.....

    All the new features are great, very stable... new lexicon reverb rocks!!!... Ultrafunk are great... Although I wish it had presets in the EQ per channel.... The recording is very nice to the eye, because you can see what you are recording.... even with MIDI!!

    The video features are the same... It would have been better if you could see a Video TRACK like ALL other sofwares around. I like SONAR much better than sa.. cubase SX but .. SX has better Video option than sonar....

    Any doubt you have.... post inmediately!!!!

    Cheers SONAR

    GABBO!!
     

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