SONAR Tutorial

SONAR Platinum Advanced

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Chapter 1 : Programming

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    Welcome to Sonar Advanced!

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    Creating Custom Drum Maps

    Learn how to create and assign custom drum maps from scratch using the Drum Map Manager, the Piano Roll View’s Drum Pane, and the Map Properties windows.

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    Working With Drum Maps & the Drum Pane

    Explore unique workflows that are available when using drum maps in conjunction with the Piano Roll View’s drum pane; including re-ordering the display of the drum notes, editing scaling and offsetting note velocities, note duration editing, auditioning sequenced sounds remapped to other instruments in context, and playing sounds remapped to other instruments in real time.

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    Groove Clips & Pitch Markers

    See how pitch markers are used to allow pitched audio based groove clips to follow the chord changes in your project.

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    Creating Groove Clips

    Learn how to set and edit the necessary attributes for a groove clip using both the Groove Clip section of the Clip Properties Inspector, and Loop Construction View.

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    Editing Slices in Loop Construction View

    Explore some ways of spicing up an otherwise plain drum loop using the per slice gain, pan, and pitch envelopes in the Loop Construction View.

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    Fit Improvisation

    See how this function is used to have Sonar generate a tempo map that matches a freely recorded MIDI performance.

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    Manual Tempo Mapping

    See how the Set Measure/Beat at Now function is used to manually choose specific notes in a freely played performance to use as reference points in creating tempo events at specific beats or beat subdivisions.

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    AudioSnap Transient Marker Editing

    Transient marker detection is the basis for accurate AudioSnap functions. Learn how to select, move, stretch, create, copy, disable, delete, promote, and audition markers individually.

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    The AudioSnap Palette

    Learn how the features found on the AudiSnap palette are used to copy audio to MIDI, split beats into clips, set the project tempo map from a clip’s tempo map, force a clip to follow the project tempo, quantize AudioSnap transients, extract and apply the feel from one audio clip to another, and set the stretch algorithms used.

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    AudioSnap in Action

    Explore some common application using AudioSnap including, editing the clip’s tempo map, quantizing audio clips, syncing audio clips to the project tempo, quantizing one audio clip to another using the Pool, and snapping MIDI events to audio beats.

Chapter 2 : Production

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    Discover VocalSync, the latest addition to Sonar’s Region FX. Hear how it is used to automatically align the timing of audio to a reference track in real time, and then see how to render it using high quality offline algorithms.

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    ProChannel QuickStart

    Discover Sonar’s secret weapon, ProChannel; a container that hosts a continually growing collection of audio processing modules. Learn how to view, lock, add, remove, reorder, bypass, and use, some of the more commonly accessed modules and controls.

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    ReMatrix Solo Convolution Reverb

    Discover ReMatrix Solo, the newest Pro Channel module, and see who this convolution reverb is used to create a dark sounding drum room ambiance, as well as a more traditional vocal space.

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    Importing Impulse Responses

    Learn how to import and manage custom third party impulse responses in ReMatrix Solo, and discover a couple of free download sites to get you started.

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    TH2 Producer QuickStart

    Learn about the basics of this guitar processing plug-in, including the header, sound, overview, module, smart, and footer panels, and how to control the signal flow using the three Splitter module modes, and the Mixer Pro module.

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    TH2 Producer in Action

    Hear the TH2 on a guitar part as you learn how to insert, replace, move, swap, delete, and copy modules; and how to map and edit the Smart Controls.

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    FX Chain QuickStart

    Learn how to save, load, and edit a series of audio effects plug-ins together as one unit in a container called an FX Chain.

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    Customizing FX Chains

    Explore ways of customizing FX Chains by assigning up to six knobs and six buttons to control either single or multiple parameters from the various plug-ins contained within the FX Chain, editing their ranges, setting default snap to values, and customizing various graphic elements in the user interface.

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    Sidechain Processing

    Learn how to re-route a track’s output signal so that it acts as the control source for either a noise gate or compressor plug-in placed on another track.

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    Quantizing Multi Tracked Drums

    Explore a few different strategies and techniques to correct the timing of multi tracked drums using AudioSnap.

Product Overview

Go deeper into SONAR Platinum with SONAR expert Eli Krantzberg! SONAR Platinum is Cakewalk's most complete SONAR package, and SONAR Platinum Advanced is the most complete tutorial series on it's unique and powerful features!

Eli takes you into the rhythm of SONAR Platinum by starting with creating custom Drum Maps and the Drum Pane, Groove Clips, Pitch Markers, as well as editing Slices in Loop Construction View.

From there you'll learn about Tempo Mapping, AudioSnap, and Transient editing. Next, Eli teaches you Advanced Production Techniques using VocalSync, ProChannel, ReMatrix Reverb and Impulse Responses, TH2 Producer, and how to get the most out of the SONAR Platinum FX Chains.

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SONAR Platinum Advanced is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 15 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from It is so well explained. What an excellent reference guide.
Date published: 2020-05-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from best videos out there clear concise when i want to know something i prefer groove3 over scouring the internet for information that isntalways correct so when i found groove3 i was amazed and am a lifelong member
Date published: 2019-08-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! using the free cakewalk by bad lab now and these tutorials are a god send. i started. The instructor is very thorough and knowledgeable. I've taken courses from him before and when when i saw he was teaching this one downloaded right away. thanks and keep up the good work!
Date published: 2019-05-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Material Very nicely structured with high quality contents and delivery. Keep it up !
Date published: 2019-03-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excited about things I never use I had no idea of some of these features or how easy they are to use. Now I am excited to try them all!
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great Insight This cleared up some things I was confused about and gave me a few ideas.
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Nice Sonar Tutorial every video is helpful Nice to see more of Sonar
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Excellent guide for understanding Sonar under the hood. This guys knows Sonar well and helped me understand a lot more. Sonar has a lot to offer for sure but understanding how to get in and get stuff done can be difficult with just the Cakewalk help docs only I found.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from somewhat helpful Would have liked more in-depth instruction of Pro Channel.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Comprehensive and Easy to Follow Each part of the Tutorial was very clear and very informative. Lots of information even for a power Sonar user.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great! Exactly covers the topics that are not self-explanatory. Funny it started with Drum-Maps, this was one of my first problems when I started out with Sonar. Overall an excellent class, please make more Sonar content!
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Learning a lot. Just started, studying the videos. They describe things very well..
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from Very good for video, not very simple to understand I bought last month Sonar advanced and I'm globally enjoyed by the choosen themes and the training but i just regret that the speaker speaks too fast for me. I'm not english or american and I have some difficulties to understand. It could be better if the trainer speaks slowly. I about only use images...
Date published: 2016-08-28
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Nice video This was better than I thought it would be I was pleased with the information presented and the detail.
Date published: 2016-07-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Incredibly helpful. Eli walks you through some of the new and more advanced features in Sonar Platinum, and gives a window into his working style. Thanks to these tutorials, I now know just how powerful this software is, and I have a grasp on how to use it. I had no idea how much could be done with TH2, and Eli's Audio Snap techniques were very helpful to see. There's so much to these programs that going in blind is like going into a giant unending maze. I don't feel lost anymore!
Date published: 2016-02-15
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