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Sonar: The Matrix Reloaded

Cakewalk Sonar Tips & Techniques
Published May 2017
By Craig Anderton

It’s possible to insert instrument tracks in the Matrix View, not just audio and MIDI tracks.It’s possible to insert instrument tracks in the Matrix View, not just audio and MIDI tracks.

Find out how Sonar’s enhanced Matrix View can help speed up your workflow.

When Sonar introduced the Matrix View, some assumed it was just for EDM fans — but what makes the Matrix View so universally useful is its integration with the rest of the program. Two recent updates have taken this integration further (and props to Cakewalk developer John Joseph, who’s taken the lead on enhancing the Matrix View).

Celling Out

You can now open a cell’s audio or MIDI clip in the Loop Construction View or Step Sequencer, respectively, by doubling-clicking on the cell (or using the keyboard shortcut to call up a view, eg. select a cell with a MIDI clip and type Alt+4 to open the Step Sequencer). However, if the cell doesn’t contain Step Sequencer content but a regular...

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Published May 2017