Try SONAR Platinum

For the first time ever, SONAR is now available as a demo version through the Cakewalk Command Center. 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.


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What's included in the SONAR Platinum Demo

The SONAR Platinum demo includes the latest version of SONAR Platinum. All essential SONAR functions are available with no time limit, including the following:

  • Unlimited Audio and MIDI tracks
  • Updated Control Bar
  • Industry leading 64-bit mix engine
  • Mix Recall for quick A/B mix comparisons
  • Pattern Tool for easier MIDI editing
  • New Onscreen Virtual Controller
  • Surround Mixing
  • Improved AudioSnap
  • TH3 Cakewalk Edition Amp Simulator
  • TTS-1 virtual instrument
  • ProChannel mixing console
  • QuadCurve EQ (ProChannel)
  • QuadCurve EQ ZOOM with spectrum analysis
  • REmatrix Solo (ProChannel)
  • BREVERB SONAR (ProChannel)
  • Tube Saturation (ProChannel)
  • Bus Compressor (ProChannel)
  • Channel Compressor (ProChannel)
  • Softube Saturation Knob (ProChannel)
  • 13 audio effects

Exporting and saving projects are disabled in the demo version. Additional instruments, effects, and content will be included in the paid version once you purchase. See the SONAR comparison chart for the full list of features included once you buy.


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Get more out of your SONAR Demo

Touch enabled

Get hands-on with SONAR thanks to Windows 8 Multi-touch support (requires touch-enabled laptop or tablet).

ARA Integration

SONAR has the best integration of Melodyne thanks to ARA. To get the full experience Download the Melodyne Trial.

SONAR Video Tutorials

All trial versions include 4 new tutorials to ease the learning curve and get you started with SONAR.

Ready to buy?

Once you decide to purchase SONAR, your paid version will be ready and waiting for you in Command Center. Just choose the "Update All" button and Command Center takes care of the rest giving you full access to SONAR. The process is painless and saves you the time of re-downloading everything from scratch.

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System Requirements


OS: Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows 10 (32- or 64-bit)


Processor: 2.6GHz Intel or AMD multi-core processor (at least Intel i5 or AMD A10 APU recommended)


Memory: 4GB


Hard Drive: 5GB for minimal install (20GB recommended)


Monitor Resolution: 1280x800 (1920 x 1080 recommended)


Audio Interface: ASIO compatible hardware is recommended


Internet: Connection required for downloads*

* Based on demo features available. For additional full version requirements click here.
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