Cakewalk announces SONAR Home Studio Version 4/XL

Cakewalk, developer of the leading music and sound software for Windows, is pleased to announce SONAR Home Studio Version 4 and SONAR Home Studio Version 4 XL, the newest additions to the SONAR product line of feature-rich recording software. Cakewalk SONAR Home Studio Version 4 and Cakewalk SONAR Home Studio Version 4 XL have manufacturers suggested retail prices (MSRP) of $149.00 (euro 125) and $229.00 (euro 190), respectively.

Based on SONAR 4 technology, SONAR Home Studio brings the professional power of SONAR to musicians looking to take the first step into digital recording. SONAR Home Studio provides everything needed to take music from inspiration to finished CD with features that include: 64 audio and unlimited MIDI tracks; 24-bit, 192 kHz audio engine; Master Control Toolbar; Track Presets for easy track setup; Track Icons for quick visual orientation when recording and mixing; Track Inspector; Project Navigator; enhanced loop-based composition tools; music notation printing; customizable Console, color schemes, layouts, toolbars and keyboard commands; ASIO™, WDM, DirectX™, DXi™, VST™, ReWire™ Support; PowerStrip™ multi-effects processor and Cakewalk Audio FX1 and Audio FX2 plug-in suites; SFZ SoundFont player; Virtual Sound Canvas DXi and Dreamstation DXi; CD burning; and hundreds of megabytes of ACID™-format loops.

SONAR Home Studio Version 4 Highlights:
* Record, edit, arrange, and mix 64 audio tracks and unlimited MIDI tracks
* 24-bit, 192 kHz audio engine
* 32-bit floating point audio engine
* Dynamic Console view
* Master Control Toolbar
* Track Presets and Track Icons
* Navigator view
* Track Inspector
* Project Navigator
* Loop-based composition tools with enhanced loop construction toolset
* Universal Bus Architecture (up to 16 busses simultaneously)
* Advanced MIDI routing & synth layering
* Audio metronome
* Confidence recording of audio, MIDI, and automation
* Music Notation
* PowerStrip™ multi-effects
* Cakewalk Audio FX1 and Audio FX2 effects suites
* Virtual Sound Canvas DXi
* Dreamstation™ DXi
* SFZ SoundFont player
* ASIO, WDM, DirectX, DXi, VST, ReWire Support
* Hundreds of megabytes of ACID-format loops
* CD burning with included Cakewalk Pyro™ Express

SONAR Home Studio Version 4 XL – SONAR Home Studio Version 4 XL is the premium-edition of SONAR Home Studio that ships with additional instruments, effects, and loop libraries. SONAR Home Studio Version 4 XL includes:
* RXP DXi — the new tempo-syncing drum machine and groove box
* Square I DXi — analog modeling synthesizer
* PowerFX Dyad DXi Sampler — the advanced SF2 sample player
* Reverb XL
* Content CDs — two additional CDs of content are also included

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