Cake­walk’s de­lec­ta­ble PC DAW nor­mally costs $49, but we’re serv­ing up this tasty treat for free with our special 250th is­sue

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This $49 PC DAW is yours for free – ends 1st Feb 2018

We’ve al­ways prided our­selves on bring­ing you ev­ery­thing you need to make mu­sic on your com­puter, and that’s rarely been bet­ter ex­em­pli­fied than by this month’s give­away. We’ve joined forces with vet­eran DAW de­vel­op­ers Cake­walk to bring you the honest-to-good­ness full com­mer­cial ver­sion of their PC DAW, Sonar Home Stu­dio.

Sonar Home Stu­dio is a pared back ver­sion of the com­pany’s award-win­ning flag­ship Sonar, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not up to the task of pro­duc­ing full, pol­ished pro­duc­tions. No project is too large for Sonar Home Stu­dio, of­fer­ing up to 64 tracks of high-qual­ity au­dio record­ing and play­back with ev­ery pro­duc­tion tool you could pos­si­bly want.

There’s the Stu­dio in­stru­ments Suite, which features drums, bass, elec­tric piano and strings, giv­ing you a full band await­ing your com­mand. Ef­fects plug­ins are also on tap, with de­lay, re­verb, cho­rus, EQ and fil­ters, mod­u­la­tion ef­fects, dyan­mics, and Over­loud’s TH3 Cake­walk amp sim.

Is there a catch? Well, just one: Sonar Home Stu­dio is only avail­able for Win­dows users (though you can run it on Mac via a Boot­camped Win­dows in­stal­la­tion). Win­dows 7, 8, and 10 are sup­ported in both 32-bit and 64-bit vari­ants.

If you love your copy of Sonar Home Stu­dio, the Artist, Pro­fes­sional and Plat­inum ver­sions of Sonar add in loads and loads of ex­tra plug­ins and func­tion­al­ity, and are avail­able to buy out­right or via sub­scrip­tion deals. www.cake­

TOOLS Se­lect, move, draw, erase, and edit your work – check out the Smart tool too CLIPS Au­dio & MIDI re­gions are shown here, as is au­to­ma­tion. You can use GrooveClip loop­ing to force them to the project tempo TRACK STRIP Au­dio and In­stru­ment Track...

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