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Cakewalk Sonar 8.5 Producer & Sonar 8.5 Studio Released

September 16, 2009


Cakewalk has announced the release of Sonar 8.5 Producer and Sonar 8.5 Studio. New features and improvements for Sonar 8.5 Producer package include:

  • Matrix View
  • Step Sequencer 2.0
  • Integrated Arpeggiator
  • Session Drummer
  • AudioSnap 2.0
  • Media Browser
  • PX-64 Percussion Strip
  • VX-64 Vocal Strip
  • Windows 7 Support
  • “Hotswap” audio and MIDI devices
  • Native REX loop support
  • BitBridge XR

Price conscious consumers who don’t need all the bells and whistles may also want to consider Sonar 8.5 Studio, which offers the same core set of tools as Sonar 8.5 Producer, but with a somewhat limited feature set.

SONAR 8.5 Producer and SONAR 8.5 Studio are available for $499.00 and $299 respectively. Current users may upgrade for $99.00 and $79.00.

Visit Cakewalk for complete info.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

TONY TRAXX September 16, 2009 at 9:46 pm

first software i ever used was sonar home studio 4. i see they have came a long way since then. not saying im trading in my pro tools though. just saying sonar isn’t bad.


TONY TRAXX September 17, 2009 at 4:58 am

whats the 200.00 difference between producer and studio ?


King of the Rotten September 17, 2009 at 5:24 am

WTF is up with the colour scheme in Sonar 8.3.1? Everything was so much easier to see in Sonar 8. Also, when you install 8.5, it leaves 8.3.1 behind on the computer as well (so there are two versions of Sonar on the computer). Can I uninstall 8.3.1 after installing 8.5? Cakewalk really hasn’t given very clear instructions on this.


DivaDJ730 September 17, 2009 at 8:04 am

As for as I know, you can change the color present back to the original SONAR 8 scheme by going to Options – Colors – and choosing the “SONAR 8” preset. Also, you can have multiple versions of SONAR on the same rig without worrying about overwriting the older version.


felipe abrogar October 25, 2011 at 12:33 pm

i want to buy sonar8.5 producer. i don’t know where to get
thank you.


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