Cakewalk SONAR

VersionX3(as of 5/29/2015)
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Main Features

  • Supports a variety of audio formats such as AVI and MPEG
  • Comes with advanced vocal, guitar, and drum features
  • Provides a command center for installing the latest updates
  • Allows you to quickly share projects to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter

Software Overview

Cakewalk SONAR is a digital audio workstation (DAW) for Windows. The software allows you to create, arrange, edit, enhance, and mix vocals and instruments to produce the exact sound you want. It also comes with a membership program that offers continuous updates such as improvements, video tutorials, and fixes.

SONAR supports a variety of audio formats including AVI, MPEG, WMV, and MOV, while allowing you to export to popular formats such as AIFF, FLAC, AU, and WAV. The DAW's interface provides different views for bringing your songs to life including a piano roll view, songwriter and composer view, and track view. SONAR comes with a large amount of features to help you customize and create your audio, which includes an extensive suite of virtual instruments, track templates, and step sequencers.

SONAR is available for purchase as three separate versions through monthly payments or a one-time payment that must be renewed every year. The three versions are tailored to different levels of users, whether you are a casual musician or a professional music producer. Cakewalk SONAR is a premiere DAW that will assist Windows users to create, arrange, edit, enhance, and mix their vocals and instruments.

Primary File Type

cwp icon.CWPCakewalk SONAR Project

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.CWPCakewalk SONAR Project
.AVIAudio Video Interleave File
.BUNCakewalk Bundle File
.BWFBroadcast Wave File
.CWBCakewalk Bundle
.CWTCakewalk SONAR Template
.KINKinetic Music Project
.KTPKinetic Project Template
.MOVApple QuickTime Movie
.MP3MP3 Audio
.OMFOpen Media Framework File
.RX2REX2 Audio File
.SF2SoundFont 2 Sound Bank
.SYXMIDI System Exclusive Message
.WMVWindows Media Video
.WRKCakewalk Music Project

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.MIDIMIDI Music Data
Updated 5/29/2015