Chapter 1 : Programming
Welcome to Sonar Advanced!
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.
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.
See how pitch markers are used to allow pitched audio based groove clips to follow the chord changes in your project.
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.
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.
See how this function is used to have Sonar generate a tempo map that matches a freely recorded MIDI performance.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore a few different strategies and techniques to correct the timing of multi tracked drums using AudioSnap.
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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