Save time and effort with these power-user techniques for Sonar.
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.
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.
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.
Use Sonar's editing tools to tighten up your guitar solos.
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...
Now that Dimension Pro is included with Sonar 8, its time to investigate how to exploit it beyond the usual sample-playback functions.
If youre interested in M/S (Mid/Side) recording or stereo image tweaks, Sonars Channel Tools could be your best friend.
Get a big, produced sound from Sonars classic analogue drumbox samples.
Sampled drums lacking realism? Synthesize stereo room mics to add authentic ambience with Sonars built-in effects.
Get to grips with Sonars brand-new PX64 percussion strip, which offers all the processors you need for treating drums.
Sonar 8.5s VX64 Vocal Strip offers new possibilities for vocal processing.
We explain some of the tricks and composition methods opened up by Sonar 8.5s new Matrix view.
Recording a solo performer requires a different approach from recording a band, and different ways of using Sonar.
Last issue, we covered methods for recording a solo artist. This time Craig Anderton covers editing and comping.
Put together quick and easy drum tracks with Sonar 8.5s Session Drummer 3.
AudioSnap always had potential, but never quite fulfilled its promise. However, those of you now taking a second look will like what they see.
Plug-ins are likely to be integral to how you work, so its worth making sure theyre organised and well behaved.
Use track templates to give your electric guitar an acoustic sound and perk up your synths.
Step sequencers are known for their mechanical sound. But do they have to be so rigid? Not in Sonar 8.5...
When is a multi-band compressor not a compressor? When it's an equaliser!