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Cakewalk Sonar Tips & Techniques
Published March 2018
By Craig Anderton

Among other uses, the Fade Selected Clips options makes it easy to remove clicks from collections of WAV files before they’re turned into Groove Clips.Among other uses, the Fade Selected Clips options makes it easy to remove clicks from collections of WAV files before they’re turned into Groove Clips.

We show you some of Sonar’s lesser-known functionality.

Usually this column covers a specific topic in depth, but this time around, I’d like to focus on some useful Sonar features that are fairly easy to overlook — starting with the DSP menu.

Maybe it’s the negative connotations with the word “destructive”, but using DSP instead of real-time processing has some unique advantages. Although the DSP functions have been neglected over the years, and it looks like fixes will not be forthcoming, we’ll figure out some workarounds.

For example, suppose you create a Groove Clip only to find out there’s a click at the beginning because the loop doesn’t start with zero amplitude — you grab the clip handle and add...

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Published March 2018