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    Exploring Sonar 8’s Dimension Pro Synthesizer

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    Now that Dimension Pro is included with Sonar 8, its time to investigate how to exploit it beyond the usual sample-playback functions.

    Techniques Jun 2009
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    Sonar: Integrating External Hardware With Your DAW

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    Is it time to lighten the load on your CPU and put that outboard signal processing hardware to work inside your DAW? We explain how...

    Techniques Apr 2009
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    Using REX Files in Sonar 8

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    Sonar has more facilities than the average DAW for exploiting REX files to their best advantage. We guide you through where to find those facilities and how to put them to use.

    Techniques Mar 2009
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    Cakewalk Sonar 8

    MIDI Audio Sequencer For Windows

    As well as creating some excellent new plug-ins and making operational improvements, Cakewalk have been working hard to make Sonar 8 the most CPU-efficient version yet.

    Reviews Feb 2009
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    Exploring Sonar 8's Beatscape Instrument

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    Sonar 8 introduced Beatscape, a new Cakewalk instrument designed specifically for the groovily inclined. We dig behind the interface for some tips and tricks you won't find in the documentation.

    Techniques Jan 2009
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    Transient Shaping With Sonar 8's TS64

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    There's more to dynamics than compression and expansion, and now transient shaping is part of Sonar 8, courtesy of the TS64 Transient Shaper plug-in.

    Techniques Dec 2008
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    Sonar: Creating Loop-based Music

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    Sonar was one of the first DAWs to take looping seriously — which means that you'll find plenty of tools for making loop-based music easier.

    Techniques Nov 2008
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    Bass Guitar Recording With Sonar

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    Sonar includes many effects that are useful for bass guitars, and also offers bass-friendly features that help speed up the recording process.

    Techniques Oct 2008
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    Console Tips & Customising In Sonar

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    When it comes to the Sonar mixing console, you don't have to simply take what you're given, because there are lots of ways of making it fit your working methods. We explain how, and pass on some handy shortcuts along the way.

    Techniques Aug 2008
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    Sonar: Audio Editing Techniques

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    Why take two digital audio programs into the studio, when you can optimise Sonar to do many of the common tasks you'd expect to need a dedicated audio editor for?

    Techniques Jul 2008
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    Creating A Rhythm Track In Sonar

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    A walk through the process of composing and processing a drum track highlights how to use various Sonar features and useful shortcuts - some of which you may not have come across before.

    Techniques Jun 2008
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    Customising Sonar To Fit The Way You Work

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    Did you know that you can make Sonar fit your working methods like a glove, via its many customisation options? Here's our guide to just a few of the most useful.

    Techniques May 2008
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    Customising Sonar's SFZ Files

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    Understanding how to program SFZ files opens up lots of ways to better exploit what Sonar's bundled soft synths have to offer. Don't panic: it's easier than you might think...

    Techniques Apr 2008
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    Using Sonar's z3ta+ Synth as an Effects Processor

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    When is a soft synth not just a soft synth? When it's also an effects processor...

    Techniques Mar 2008
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    Using Side-chains in Sonar 7's Plug-ins

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    Side-chain inputs on software processors can open up a whole new world of control possibilities — and now Sonar 7's plug-ins have this facility. We show you some ways of using it in your music.

    Techniques Feb 2008
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    Introducing Sonar 7's Step Sequencer

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    One of the new features added in the Sonar 7 update is a very flexible step sequencer. We investigate its features and suggest some ways to make the most of it.

    Techniques Jan 2008
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    Optimising Preferences In Sonar

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    With Sonar 7 just out, it's time to tweak all our preferences to perfection, before they're transferred over into the latest version of the software.

    Techniques Nov 2007
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    Object-oriented Editing In Sonar

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    Working directly with 'objects', such as MIDI or audio clips of any length from a few milliseconds upwards, opens up a non-linear approach that can provide creative opportunities and also save you CPU resources.

    Techniques Oct 2007
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    Sonar: Features To Help With Songwriting

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    DAW software is optimised for helping you record your songs and add lots of production polish, but don't forget that programs like Sonar can also help in the songwriting process, offering features that could make it easier to capture inspiration when it strikes.

    Techniques Aug 2007
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    Automatic Error Correction With Sonar MIDI Plug-ins

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    Why wait to fix it in the mix when you can mend MIDI tracks while you're recording them? Sonar's MIDI plug-ins allow you to automatically fix anything from incorrect timing to inconsistent velocities - and more.

    Techniques Jul 2007
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    Making The Most Of Sonar 6's Synth Rack

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    Sonar's Synth Rack is a great time-saving concept that has started to deliver on its full promise with version 6 of the software. However, not all aspects of it are completely obvious - so this month we'll be doing our best to put you on track with the Rack.

    Techniques Jun 2007

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