Plug-ins are likely to be integral to how you work, so its worth making sure theyre organised and well behaved.
AudioSnap always had potential, but never quite fulfilled its promise. However, those of you now taking a second look will like what they see.
Put together quick and easy drum tracks with Sonar 8.5s Session Drummer 3.
Last issue, we covered methods for recording a solo artist. This time Craig Anderton covers editing and comping.
Recording a solo performer requires a different approach from recording a band, and different ways of using Sonar.
We explain some of the tricks and composition methods opened up by Sonar 8.5s new Matrix view.
Sonar 8.5s VX64 Vocal Strip offers new possibilities for vocal processing.
Get to grips with Sonars brand-new PX64 percussion strip, which offers all the processors you need for treating drums.
Sampled drums lacking realism? Synthesize stereo room mics to add authentic ambience with Sonars built-in effects.
Get a big, produced sound from Sonars classic analogue drumbox samples.
If youre interested in M/S (Mid/Side) recording or stereo image tweaks, Sonars Channel Tools could be your best friend.
Now that Dimension Pro is included with Sonar 8, its time to investigate how to exploit it beyond the usual sample-playback functions.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sonar includes many effects that are useful for bass guitars, and also offers bass-friendly features that help speed up the recording process.
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.
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?
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.
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