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Sonar's MIDI Track Pane

Cakewalk Sonar Tips & Techniques
Published July 2017
By Craig Anderton

Screen 1: The revamped Track Pane makes it more of a control centre for operations that extend beyond MIDI.Screen 1: The revamped Track Pane makes it more of a control centre for operations that extend beyond MIDI.

Sonar’s new MIDI Track Pane makes automation easy!

Although people once thought MIDI would fade into the background as digital audio recording became ever more cost-effective, virtual instruments have brought MIDI back with a vengeance. Part of that is because of the increased realism made possible by extensive use of controller data, and while Sonar had fallen behind in terms of handling controllers, two recent updates (with more to come) are all about making MIDI easier to use, particularly with regard to controller editing.

Selection Bias

The Cakewalk Knowledge Base ( has info on the updates, including which features are exclusive to specific versions, so we’ll concentrate on how these changes affect workflow. The main Track Pane flexibility comes from...

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Published July 2017