What is SONAR?

SONAR is more than just a digital audio workstation - it's the most advanced music production environment available today. Choose the creative experience only SONAR offers: advanced technology, effortless workflow, and an inviting interface that amplifies inspiration. Capture pristine recordings in the award-winning, touch-enabled Skylight User Interface—then take advantage of the comprehensive editing, mixing, mastering, and publishing tools to craft your masterpiece.

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Meet the SONAR Family

SONAR now boasts a powerful new line up designed to meet the needs of any musician, regardless of skill level or budget. You always get the latest and greatest version no matter when you make your purchase. In addition, enjoy 12 months of rolling updates and keep everything you received - forever.

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buy artist

Or, upgrade from $49


buy platinum

Or, upgrade from $149


buy professional

Or, upgrade from $99

New in SONAR 2015

The entire SONAR lineup includes powerful new technologies like Mix Recall, Onscreen Virtual Controller, and a New MIDI Engine. We've enhanced SONAR's industry leading integration with Melodyne ARA and ProChannel in SONAR Professional, plus added brand new integration like Drum Replacer and VocalSync in SONAR Platinum. Check out what's new in 2015.

Vocal Sync

Quickly align and tighten multiple vocal takes - ideal for doubled vocals, background vocals, and audio dialog replacement.

Mix Recall

Never second-guess yourself on a mix again. Mix Recall lets you save and switch to various mix scenes for easy, one-click comparisons.

Drum Replacer

Create that huge, luscious studio drum sound inside SONAR Platinum with Drum Replacer—the brand new, ARA-integrated plug-in for enhancing drum productions.

Virtual Controller

No MIDI controller? No problem. The Onscreen Virtual Controller lets you compose with all of your favorite virtual instruments with absolutely no MIDI hardware connected to your computer.

XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2

SONAR includes the world's finest drum kits and percussion instruments - available in Professional and Platinum.

Rolling Updates

Innovation delivered monthly

In order to give you the best possible music production experience, we have changed the way we develop and deliver product updates. Instead of releasing one big upgrade each year, we are now delivering smaller, focused updates continuously throughout the year. Rolling updates will not only include fixes and enhancements, but also major feature updates. We believe rolling updates are easier to learn, easier to install, and make the software more stable - all of which helps you make better music every day.


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Everything You Need to Craft Your Masterpiece.

Designed to meet the needs of any musician, SONAR's advanced recording suite has your creativity matched at every stage of your musical process.


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