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SONAR Platinum Advanced

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Chapter 1 : Programming

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    Introduction

    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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    VocalSync

    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.

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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jeffdenny
Submitted 3 months ago

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


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Ace1
Submitted 6 months ago

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!

I am a: Professional, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cakewalk Sonar


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Ali Hibshy
Submitted 9 months ago

Excellent Material

Very nicely structured with high quality contents and delivery. Keep it up !


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ScottH
Submitted 1 year ago

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!


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Steven Bennett
Submitted 2 years ago

Great Insight

This cleared up some things I was confused about and gave me a few ideas.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase


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AmigaCom
Submitted 2 years ago

Nice Sonar Tutorial every video is helpful

Nice to see more of Sonar

I am a: Semi-Pro, Sound Designer, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase


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rockafella
Submitted 2 years ago

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.

I am a: Professional, Producer, Ableton Live, Pro Tools


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jjoohhnnyy
Submitted 3 years ago

somewhat helpful

Would have liked more in-depth instruction of Pro Channel.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Cakewalk Sonar


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SMcNamara
Submitted 3 years ago

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.

I am a: Hobbyist


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occide
Submitted 3 years ago

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!

I am a: Producer, Musician, Hobbyist


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jeffdenny
Submitted 3 months ago

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

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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Ace1
Submitted 6 months ago

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!

I am a: Professional, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cakewalk Sonar

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Ali Hibshy
Submitted 9 months ago

Excellent Material

Very nicely structured with high quality contents and delivery. Keep it up !

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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

ScottH
Submitted 1 year ago

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!

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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Steven Bennett
Submitted 2 years ago

Great Insight

This cleared up some things I was confused about and gave me a few ideas.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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AmigaCom
Submitted 2 years ago

Nice Sonar Tutorial every video is helpful

Nice to see more of Sonar

I am a: Semi-Pro, Sound Designer, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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rockafella
Submitted 2 years ago

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.

I am a: Professional, Producer, Ableton Live, Pro Tools

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jjoohhnnyy
Submitted 3 years ago

somewhat helpful

Would have liked more in-depth instruction of Pro Channel.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Cakewalk Sonar

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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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SMcNamara
Submitted 3 years ago

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.

I am a: Hobbyist

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

occide
Submitted 3 years ago

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!

I am a: Producer, Musician, Hobbyist

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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    In this FREE series commissioned by Applied Acoustic Systems, Eli Krantzberg covers the expansive performance library of electric and acoustic guitar strumming inside and out, and shows you how to make Strum GS-2 your new favorite session guitarist!

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    Eli Krantzberg returns with an in-depth series on the amazing AirEQ by Eiosis, which was designed with a vision of achieving musical, technical and sonic excellence in equalization. This just might become your to go-to EQ!

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    Logic Pro X 10.2 integrated Alchemy 2, one of the most powerful virtual instruments ever made. In this three-hour video training tutorial series, Eli Krantzberg teaches you how to become a Alchemy wizard and unleash all of its power on your music!

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    Eli Krantzberg presents a detailed series of Super Jumbo tutorials! Learn Super Jumbo, Ample Sounds’s incredibly realistic virtual acoustic guitar instrument inside and out, as well as how to use it creatively.

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SONAR Platinum Advanced is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 14 .
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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