So I gather Jon Young and I are the only inhabitants of Planet Sonar? I wonder which of us gets to be king.....
There are a number of us down in the Boro who have used Sonar since it was Cakewalk Pro Audio. I'm on 8.5 Producer and my friend Jason has been using X1 since its release. I'm waiting on a computer upgrade before going to X1, but 8.5 on Win XP SP3 has been rock solid for a long time. It may not be as glossy as PT but it does what I want it to do, and does it every day without complaint. I'm a die-hard fan.
You're not alone! (But maybe we need a support group.)
Ken, thank you for the reply. I feel much less leprous now. Not being all that familiar with ProTools, I'm really not familiar with what it may have that Sonar doesn't. I'd like to hear some of the stuff you've recorded.
I've been using X1 for a few months and I like it pretty well so far. There's a bit of a relearning curve, since many of the old shortcuts and menus are changed. That's hard on my carbonized, not-so-flexible brain, but overall I think it's pretty good.
A support group, yes! And a 12-step program too, perhaps.....but no, they say you have to WANT to quit....
Sonar (Producer Version 7) is my platform of choice as well. Truth be told, I can really fly in Pro Audio 9 so if it's for me and me alone, that's where I go. I've also got one computer running Pro Tools LE for those who MUST have their work in that format, but since the majority of my business out of my home studio is online Bass Tracks, generally I can work in any DAW and just send audio files.
I've just signed a deal with PreSonus so I'll be investigating their Studio One software, I'm sure. I'll definitely be looking to see how it compares with the ease of use and file storage in Sonar.
I'd like to get your thoughts on the Studio One.
I'll be taking delivery of the new system post NAMM Show so I'll keep you posted.
Any more Sonar lovers out there? I'd particularly like to hear from folks that are using X1.
Roy, Ken, and Jon....the song I just posted was done on Sonar X1 Producer, using almost entirely Cakewalk plug-ins. The only non-Cakewalk things I used were Waves Maxbass, L2, and Linear Broadband eq.
I just started using Sonar X1 Producer. It's taken a while to navigate around it, but the more I learn about it the better I like it.
BTW they are talking about X2 coming out.
My buddy just gave me his Sonar setup. Its in the mail. Board, drives etc. Soooo although I dont know anything about it, Ill add it to the various Pro Tools rigs here and have yet another room option available :)
Hey, guys. I've been out of the loop for a while. I've upgraded to Sonar X2 Producer and am really liking it. Anyone else using X2?
Hey Dana, yes and no, he went to Spain and hasnt sent it to me yet. Soooo I WILL be having it when he returns, its an older unit. but in excellent condition and Ill remember to giv eyou a holler and report it!