SONAR X3 is our biggest upgrade to date and includes new and exciting core workflow enhancements and features like Color Customization, Comping, VST3 Support, ARA integration, Melodyne Essential, Tape Emulator, our revolutionary QuadCurve EQ Zoom Analyzer, and much more. Plus we've added new effects and instruments including XLN Audio Addictive Drums, Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX, Lounge Lizard SONAR, and much more.
It's habit forming.
The full version of Addictive Drums now ships with SONAR X3 Producer, and it will change your recordings forever. When it comes to fast load times, flexibility, and professional sounds, Addictive Drums is the model of efficiency in modern plugin design. Once you hear the 100+ high quality presets and thousands of MIDI rhythms recorded by pro drummers, youll know why Addictive Drums is the Producers choice
Lounge Lizard Session
Take the high Rhode.
Lounge Lizard Session embodies the true sounds and characteristics of the classic Rhodes electric pianos, and now SONAR X3 Producer comes with this legendary instrument.
Strum Acoustic Session
No guitar? No problem.
Experience the sound and feel of an acoustic guitar right from your keyboard with Strum Acoustic Session. This is the most convincing physically modelled acoustic guitar on the market. Strum and voice chords and harmonies all without needing to pick up a guitar
Overloud TH2 guitar amp sim
Play it loud.
Overloud brings their critically acclaimed amp modeling technology to SONAR with Overloud TH2 SONAR and Overloud TH2 Producer (only in SONAR X3 Producer). From chunk to funk, TH2 has it covered with big, lifelike tone and expressive playability. Whether it's a crushing riff, shimmering rhythm part, or blistering lead, with over 10 amps to choose from and authentic, manufacturer approved models of classic gear, TH2 dishes the tone you crave. Plug it in. Turn it up.
A world of instruments
Your new bandmates.
A lot of DAWs feel like empty studios. Lots of tracks and editing tools, but not much to actually make music with. SONAR on the other hand is a virtual studio packed with instruments. The flagship SONAR X3 Producer contains a total of 23 distinct virtual instruments. From the encyclopedic sound library of Dimension Pro to the raw power of Rapture and Z3TA+, there are literally thousands of patches ready to be explored. Session Drummer 3, now included with every version of SONAR X3, is on skins with detailed acoustic kits and authentic, classic rhythm machines. Save favorite sounds and even complex stacks and layers with Track Templates and recall them instantly with simple drag and drop. Work less. Play more.
Enter the Matrix
Welcome to a non-linear world.
Why edit and arrange your loops when you can play them instead? The Matrix View lets you organize audio and MIDI loops, phrases, and one shots into cells and columns for real-time triggering from one (or more) MIDI controllers. Use it for easy arranging of song sections or for complex sets of multiple grooves, one-shots, drops, and breakdowns - all playable in real-time. And the entire performance can be captured onto discrete tracks in SONAR's Track View where it can be freely edited and mixed until it's exactly what you want. The new per-cell trigger resolution and enhanced routing with support for external MIDI hardware make it a formidable creative force. What are you waiting for? Free your mind.
Feel free to browse around
With the searchable Browser you can access a neatly organized collection of loops, one-shots, effects and instruments which can be incorporated into projects with a simple drag and drop. Access complex FX Chains, create custom content locations, and even replace synths in one fell swoop. In fact, you can drag and drop just about anything both to and from the Browser. And thanks to Skylight, it's there when you need it, gone when you don't, and its size and location are totally up to you. Find it. Drag it. Drop it.
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