SONAR 8.5.3 AudioSnap Update

Last updated on 3/21/2016

Feature Enhancements in SONAR 8.5.3


  • Tempo Detection
    • Improved tempo detection algorithm
    • Added strength indicator to average tempo candidates
    • Added option to set clip tempo to original project tempo
  • Clip Tempo Maps
    • Average tempo updates while editing the tempo map
    • Anchored beat markers lock measure/beat markers to transients
    • Automatic beat marker remapping while editing tempo map
    • Average Tempo picker on Palette to change multiple clips at a time
    • Improved behavior for split clips
  • New resolution settings to set tempo changes on every beat, measure or clip
  • Auto stretch mode added to Clip Follows Project command, emulates AudioSnap1 auto-stretch behavior
  • New Extract Groove and Apply Groove buttons to match the groove of one clip to another
  • Snap Settings can now be used to snap both audio and MIDI events to audio transients in selected tracks

Issues addressed in SONAR 8.5.3




  • Improved stability
  • Improved rendering
    • Render Mode "Apples to" set to "Tracks" did not always apply to all clips on a track
    • Bouncing using Radius Mix sometimes flat-lined clips
  • Clip Follows Project
    • Is now undo-able
    • Toggling sometimes modified slip edits
  • Clip Tempo Map ruler sometimes stayed on after disabling AudioSnap
  • Addresses various graphical behaviors with transient markers, Clip Tempo Maps and AudioSnap Palette button states
  • Show Pool Lines setting was not persisted in project files


  • Arpeggiator sometimes stopped working after a bounce or freeze operation
  • BitBridge servers defaulted to 1 after VST scan
  • SONAR would sometimes crash when accessing a Windows 7 Homegroup from the Media Browser
  • Improved stability when switching driver modes

After installing this update please review the included ReadMe file for additional information.  This download includes both 32 and 64-bit versions for all supported languages and all supported operating systems.

To install this update you must have SONAR 8.5.2 already installed, if you have not yet installed SONAR 8.5.2 you must first download it here

To get started with AudioSnap and SONAR 8.5.3 check out the following tutorial videos

Download Download the SONAR 8.5.3 AudioSnap Update Release Notes
Download Download the SONAR 8.5.3 Producer Update
Download Download the SONAR 8.5.3 Studio Update




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