Cakewalk Sonar is music-making software that grew from its humble beginnings as simply “Cakewalk” in the 1980s. Like many other recording programs, Cakewalk developed from just being MIDI software into Sonar, which is a full-fledged digital audio workstation (DAW). With its ability to record multi-track audio as well as the industry standard, Pro Tools, Sonar is definitely a power player in the audio recording arena. But since it started as MIDI program, not surprisingly it, does MIDI extremely well too. Interestingly, other current DAWs (Adobe Audition and Reaper are among these) developed in the opposite way – audio first, then added MIDI – and as a result, find that the MIDI functionality is not quite as good as the Pro Tools and Sonar programs out there.
A site called The Daw Studio has a piece on Cakewalk sonar.
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