Release date: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cakewalk® Announces SONAR X3 now available on Steam

– SONAR X3 becomes first major professional digital audio workstation to arrive on Steam –

Boston, MA, (December 18, 2013) — Cakewalk, developers of powerful and thoughtfully designed software for modern musicians, today announced the availability of SONAR X3 on Steam—a leading platform for the delivery and management of PC, Mac, and Linux games and digital entertainment. Created by Valve, makers of best-selling game franchises like Portal and Counter-Strike, Steam has more than 50 million users around the world and offers more than 2,000 titles.

In keeping with SONAR X3’s innovative character, Cakewalk’s flagship program now becomes the first major professional digital audio workstation to debut on Steam. “Cakewalk’s Music Creator 6 Touch and Z3TA+ 2 virtual instrument were extremely well received by the Steam community earlier this year,” states Cakewalk President, Michael Hoover. “Based on the success of these previous titles, it’s clear there’s also a need for the professional features SONAR X3 brings to all types of musicians.”

About SONAR X3
SONAR X3 empowers music creation in any style with cutting-edge instruments, effects, and creative tools. Thanks to the award-winning Skylight user interface, SONAR X3 provides seamless workflow—from recording to editing to mixing and back again—in a visually appealing and highly efficient workspace. Whether producing flawless tracks with the 64-Bit Double Precision audio engine or uploading polished mixes directly to YouTube and SoundCloud, SONAR X3 does it all without limiting the number of tracks and plugins—while fully supporting the latest technologies like VST3, multi-touch, and Gobbler cloud save.

Availability and pricing
The SONAR X3 family comprises SONAR X3 ($99.99), which delivers extraordinary value; SONAR X3 Studio ($199.99), targeted to advanced home and project studios; and SONAR X3 Producer ($499.99), designed to meet the demands of professionals who require a program with the versatility to handle any kind of project. All three versions are available on Steam today. In addition, customers who purchased Music Creator 6 Touch earlier this year can log in to their Steam accounts and receive special crossgrade pricing. Visit for more information on SONAR X3.

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