SONAR Tutorial

SONAR Platinum Advanced

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Chapter 1 : Programming

  • Introduction 0:41


    Welcome to Sonar Advanced!

  • Creating Custom Drum Maps 6:45

    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.

  • Working With Drum Maps & the Drum Pane 4:34

    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.

  • Groove Clips & Pitch Markers 4:07

    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.

  • Creating Groove Clips 6:41

    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.

  • Editing Slices in Loop Construction View 3:22

    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.

  • Fit Improvisation 4:18

    Fit Improvisation

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

  • Manual Tempo Mapping 4:10

    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.

  • AudioSnap Transient Marker Editing 7:55

    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.

  • The AudioSnap Palette 5:08

    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.

  • AudioSnap in Action 7:42

    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

  • VocalSync 7:53


    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.

  • ProChannel QuickStart 7:12

    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.

  • ReMatrix Solo Convolution Reverb 7:51

    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.

  • Importing Impulse Responses 4:36

    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.

  • TH2 Producer QuickStart 5:20

    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.

  • TH2 Producer in Action 8:44

    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.

  • FX Chain QuickStart 6:08

    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.

  • Customizing FX Chains 6:09

    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.

  • Sidechain Processing 5:15

    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.

  • Quantizing Multi Tracked Drums 5:58

    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.

If you're a SONAR Platinum user, or just want to see what you're missing, "SONAR Platinum Advanced" shows you the way and then some... Watch it today!

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