Sonar 2.0 upgrade ... worth it?

Discussion in 'Mixing' started by oxyent, Apr 4, 2002.

  1. oxyent

    oxyent Active Member

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    I'm wondering if anyone has taken the plunge and upgraded to Sonar 2.0? I've got 1.0.3 and like it a lot, but I can't really tell from Cakewalks advertising whether the new stuff they've added makes the upgrade price worth it for right now. For me to upgrade from S1-XL to S2-XL is $169. Seems a little steep for a product that's mainly adding a few moreplug-ins(that I may or may not have a use for). Been watching for reviews but maybe it's too soon yet.
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  2. knightfly

    knightfly Active Member

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    Same here - I've been using Cake9/Samplitude on the old DAW, still waiting to finish getting all the ducks lined up for new 3 gHz P4/2gb ram, 8 80 gig drives, etc - I have XL 1.03 in house, along with some extra goodies, but $169 for a maintenance upgrade seems steep to me too. Think I'll wait and see... Steve
     
  3. sturgis58

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    If you're still interested, 2.0 isn't all that. Unless you're a big midi/DX user, the upgrade wasn't too impressive, IMHO. Me - I'm an audio guy. I barely, if ever, take advantage of midi, I'm a guitar player, and I don't use keys. Except in dire emergencies....lol.
     
  4. knightfly

    knightfly Active Member

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    Yeah, that was my reaction too, when Cake sent me a blurb on upgrades. I do all my audio in Samplitude, 'cause it kicks everybody's ass in my book - all I use Cake/Sonar for is midi, and if it wasn't 16 bit, Cake 5 would be enough! Maybe they'll get hungrier and offer the upgrade for something reasonable, like $50 or so; if not, there's lotsa other toys just beggin' fer a home... Steve
     

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