Chapter 1 : New Workflow Features
Learn how to scan and manage VST3 plug-ins within Sonar X3.
See and hear how elegantly and effectively Sonar X3 uses the new integrated Melodyne engine to convert monophonic audio material to MIDI by simply dragging and dropping an audio clip onto an Instrument or MIDI track.
See how the new Region FX feature is used to process a region within a clip using ARA (audio random access) enabled VST3 plug-ins.
A brief tour of some of the new integrated Melodyne features; including how to alter a notes pitch, timing, and length using either the macros, the mouse, or key commands.
See how the new fly-out panel makes working with the QuadCurve EQ more elegant than ever.
See how track colors are customized in Track, Console, and Inspector View, how to have them follow Bus colors or maintain their own independent colors, and how to set default behaviors.
Chapter 2 : New Instruments
Overview of the interface, main concepts, working with presets, and using the MIDI link functions.
Learn how to use strumming notes to play downstroke and upstroke versions of open chords, palm mutes, and muffled chords, how to affect the speed of the strumming, play individual strings, and control note bends and slides.
Discover this wonderful sounding new software modeled electric piano included in Sonar X3. Learn how to manage presets, use the on board effects, shape the tone, and navigate the interface.
Explore the interface of this sophisticated and powerful drum plug-in. Learn to work with the presets, mixer channel strips, and to navigate the different pages.
See how individual kit pieces are swapped and customized with pitch envelopes, volume envelopes, and various insert and send effects processing.
Learn about the send effects section of the interface, and how to search, audition, and alter the vast library of included MIDI drum grooves before bringing them into your Sonar project.
Learn how to set up Addictive Drums to automatically route each of it's individual channel strips out to discreet audio tracks in Sonar X3.
Chapter 3 : Takes and Comping
Explore the new comping tool functions, the isolate and split behaviors, and the new take lane management features.
Learn to combine the new comp tool functions with the dim solo and audition commands to quickly and efficiently audition and promote different regions; all with keyboard shortcuts.
See how crossfades and grouping works with the new comping and and take management functions.
Chapter 4 : New Audio Effects Processors
This is not your grandfather's filter plug-in. With multiple unique filter types, dual resonant peaks, variable distortion algorithms, separate drive and mix controls; this plug-in runs the gamut from gentle sweetening to sonic destruction.
Hear how this Pro Channel module is used to simulate the tape saturation that was achieved on tape machines by overdriving the signal.
Hear how this channel strip plug-in is used to add tube emulation, compression, gating, and EQ processing to your tracks.
Explore these modulation plug-ins and learn to control modulation, speed, depth, shape, panning, resonance, and more.
Explore the tonal tweaking and controls available with the various Blue Tubes EQ plug-ins.
Discover a variety of dynamic processors in the new Blue Tubes bundle. Classic tube and analog emulations as well as gates, limiters, and a de-esser are included.
Discover some of the new simple yet musical delay, imaging, and reverb Blue Tubes plug-ins included with Sonar X3
Chapter 5 : Sharing
SONAR X3 brought many new features to Cakewalk's flagship DAW, do you wan't to really know them inside and out? SONAR guru Eli Krantzberg blitzes and sacks them all in this in-depth series dedicated to SONAR X3's new features and functions.
Eli dives right in and explores X3's new workflow features such as managing VST3 plug-ins, Audio to MIDI Conversions, Region FX, using the built-in Melodyne application to alter pitch and timing, the QuadCurve Equalizer, and customizing Track colors.
Eli then focuses on the amazing new instruments included in SONAR X3 such as Strum Acoustic, Lounge Lizard and Addictive Drums, going over how to use them and giving you some great tips and tricks as well.
Next up, Eli reveals the new features dedicated to Takes and Comping, as well as as the new audio effect processors. Eli goes deep into them all including BiFilter, the Tape Emulator Module, Blue Tubes Analog TrackBox, Chorus and Phaser, EQs, Dynamic and Time & Space processors. Eli then wraps up the series with a cool video all about sharing your masterpieces via Gobbler and YouTube!
If you're new to SONAR X3, this series is essential to understanding and getting the most out of the incredible new features... Get ahead of the game, watch "SONAR X3 New Features" today.
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