I don’t sleep much these days and when I do, I think I’m still writing music. The balancing act between touring and getting all this music out there is tough sometimes, but it has to happen. When I have a song that I am working on it’s almost like it possesses me and I have to finish it. It’s really one of the main reasons why I use SONAR; the fast workflow. I can work so quickly in SONAR and get songs out fast which is really part of the game today.more
Here’s what Craig has said about Cakewalk’s Sonar: Craig (#5) is one tough customer. As the man who creates digital media, sequences and samples to meet the heavy demands of his band Slipknot, he is faced with no easy task. “I used Pro Audio for years on the road and in the studio, so the move to SONAR was inevitable. I needed a digital multitrack studio that could stand up to the abuse,” said Craig.” and SONAR is so powerful that its possibilities are frightening.” Craig turned Slipknot DJ Sid (#0), guitarist James (#4), and percussionist Clown (#6) onto SONAR, and they have been working on new songs while on the road. “We all have SONAR loaded on our laptops,” said Craig. “It makes it real easy to work on ideas when we get back to our hotel. I’m also getting a lot of use out of the VSampler. I like being able to trigger and manipulate a wide variety of samples right on my laptop. “We also have a tour case with a rack mounted PC, mic preamps, a mixer, reference monitors, and some other gear. Before the shows we wheel the case into our dressing room and the whole band gets involved with the tracking in SONAR.”more
SONAR Platinum is one of the most versatile DAWs on the market today. It has all the tools you need to record and mix music in the box. I love the fact that it comes with so many handy plugins including Addictive Drums 2 and Melodyne Essential. My biggest areas of weakness are vocals and drums, and I don't think you can find a better DAW to give you an edge in those areas. Highly recommended for all Windows Users.
From its inception into the marketplace, Sonar has continued to make leading edge advancements up to now that have culminated in a product that can be truly appreciated by any one just starting out to the seasoned musician. The workflow allows you to focus on what is important: Making Music. This is a remarkable DAW with many features, effects, virtual instruments, excellent mixing and production facilities, etc. etc.,... The monthly updates alone offer tremendous value for the money.