(Quick Pro Guides). Experience the horsepower in SONAR, the exciting new digital audio workstation from Cakewalk! The Power in Cakewalk SONAR helps you develop practices and techniques that provide a solid foundation for creativity, efficiency, and productivity. Learn how to navigate SONAR's enhanced Skylight user interface with Auto and Timeline Zooms and with Smart Grid. Edit audio and MIDI tracks using the enhanced Smart Tool and powerful Piano Roll view and get the most creative potential out of the Matrix view. This Quick Pro Guide also shows how to bring a project from start to finish using virtual MIDI instruments, audio tracks, and loops, followed by the application of ProChannel effects to craft a track into a professional and polished mix. To conclude the production workflow, author William Edstrom, Jr., demonstrates how to render a multitrack project down to a stereo file suitable for burning to a CD or uploading to the Web. The accompanying DVD-ROM contains valuable video tutorials that help you see how the techniques described in the text apply to real-life creative scenarios. Minimum System Requirements: OS: Windows 7, 8/8.1 or 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, activation, and publishing features. SONAR Platinum, Professional and Artist are not available on physical installation media. Addictive Drums 2 is available with an Internet connection only.