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Mixing with SONAR

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Chapter 1: Get Ready

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    Introduction (1:14)


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    Importing Tracks (8:53)


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    Submix Buses (9:17)


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    Listen (13:06)


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    Design Your Desk (7:03)


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    Channel Colors (2:43)


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    Musical Time Calc (2:42)


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    Fast Zoom (3:36)


Chapter 2: Lead Vocal

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    Lead Vocal Leveling (12:19)


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    Lead Vocal Sound (10:41)


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    Vocal Slapback FX (6:19)


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    Vocal Stereo Delay FX (5:16)


Chapter 3: Background Vocals

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    Tightening the BV Pt. 1 (21:42)


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    Tightening the BV Pt. 2 (4:50)


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    BV Panning EQ Comp Verb (13:06)


Chapter 4: Drums

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    Overheads (12:17)


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    Room Mics (7:46)


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    Kick Sound (8:40)


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    Kick Sample (8:31)


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    Snare Sound (9:20)


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    Kick Revisited (6:31)


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    Drum Bus (8:26)


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    Drum Reverb (4:38)


Chapter 5: Bass

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    Bass Editing (16:01)


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    Bass Sound (12:43)


Chapter 6: Guitars

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    Rhythm Guitars Pt. 1 (14:55)


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    Rhythm Guitars Pt. 2 (13:13)


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    Solo Guitars (11:58)


Chapter 7: Final Tweaks

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    Shaker (4:08)


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    Revisions (17:43)


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    MonoMaker (8:49)


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    The Big Part (3:45)


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    Automation (14:08)


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    Print It (10:35)


Chapter 8: Addendum

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    X1d Pro Channel EQ (7:14)


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    X1d Quick Groups (3:16)


DAW master Bill Edstrom is back with another smash hit title, "Mixing with SONAR". You'll see the mix unfold, from beginning to end, with no stones unturned.. If you use SONAR, this is a must see.

Bill starts at the beginning showing you how to import audio tracks and how to design and set up your mixing board. He then goes meticulously over vocals and background vocals. Drums, bass, guitars are next to receive massaging and then automation, printing for CD and so much more.

If you use SONAR for your productions, this title is a must have. Unlock the true mixing power of SONAR... Get "Mixing with SONAR" today.


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DJSAS
Submitted 2 months ago

DJSAS

I am very happy to see you.

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pwstobbs
Submitted 1 year ago

Excellent!!

A nice pace and introduction to using Sonar and mixing in general.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Cakewalk Sonar, Mixcraft

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Enzstudios
Submitted 1 year ago

Very Handy to go thru

Great Tutorial, but needs updating Would be good if you had a tutorial like this using, Sonar Platinum showing of all the new updates and short cuts. I would recommend this to any one new to mixing

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Cakewalk Sonar

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Mike times
Submitted 1 year ago

very helpful

It has helped me a lot

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Cakewalk Sonar

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sonnyshankle
Submitted 1 year ago

Extremely helpful

This has really helped me to understand what I need to know

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BBOBBYB
Submitted 1 year ago

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I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Reason

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Audios
Submitted 2 years ago

Loved it

Very well presented and thorough. The real world audio tracks of a real song were very helpful, too. At the same time, the length and depth of each video demonstrate that it's a lot of work and takes a lot of experience to mix everything so well and to produce a pro-quality song. People that do these things for a living certainly hear thins that most people don't, at least in the beginning, so all the more reasons to start watching the videos!

I am a: Hobbyist

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Keyloid
Submitted 2 years ago

A comprehensive and thorough walk-through tutorial.

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I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV, Cakewalk Sonar

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JohnnyP2017
Submitted 2 years ago

supper helpful

IM NEW TO SONAR AND IT SHOWS YOU HOW TO USE ALOT OF THE PROGRAMS INSIDE

I am a: Hobbyist, Audio Engineer, Cakewalk Sonar

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Garvolt
Submitted 2 years ago

No Audio Files

I purchased some years ago but I never received any audio files to follow along.

I am a: Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started on trumpet at age 10, but got more passionate when I picked up bass and guitar in high school. During college, I had a band where I shared lead vocals and electric guitar duties. After that I was in a variety of bands usually on bass or behind the mixing board.

2. What training have you had?

I studied electrical engineering in college but mostly learned recording and music on my own. Recently, I completed the Master of Songwriting and Guitar program through Berklee Music.

3. When did you get into recording?

I have always been fascinated with tape recording since fifth grade. I started by recording demos by bouncing back and forth between two cassette decks. Later I moved on to portastudios, ADATS, pro studios, then to a DAW based project studio.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I work with songwriters world-wide as the founder and creator of LilacWriter.com - an online collaboration site for songwriters. In my career, I have done FOH, producing, songwriting, mixing, mastering, and voice over. Used to work regionally, but now requests can come from anywhere in the world.

I've written two books on audio production: "Studio One for Engineers & Producers" and "The Power in Cakewalk SONAR" both published by Hal Leonard Books.

Whenever possible, I work closely with the developers of the products I teach doing testing, bug reporting, and feature requests. I think this gives me a much deeper understanding of the products. I really enjoy seeing the products I work with improve.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I have always been interested in making technology easier to use and understand. I think showing examples is essential when introducing a topic. I feel recording should be a fun and creative experience and I hope that comes across in my videos.

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Mixing with SONAR is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 15 .
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from DJSAS I am very happy to see you.
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent!! A nice pace and introduction to using Sonar and mixing in general.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Handy to go thru Great Tutorial, but needs updating Would be good if you had a tutorial like this using, Sonar Platinum showing of all the new updates and short cuts. I would recommend this to any one new to mixing
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Extremely helpful This has really helped me to understand what I need to know
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from aaa aaaa
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Loved it Very well presented and thorough. The real world audio tracks of a real song were very helpful, too. At the same time, the length and depth of each video demonstrate that it's a lot of work and takes a lot of experience to mix everything so well and to produce a pro-quality song. People that do these things for a living certainly hear thins that most people don't, at least in the beginning, so all the more reasons to start watching the videos!
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from A comprehensive and thorough walk-through tutorial. :)
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from supper helpful IM NEW TO SONAR AND IT SHOWS YOU HOW TO USE ALOT OF THE PROGRAMS INSIDE
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from No Audio Files I purchased some years ago but I never received any audio files to follow along.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Easy to follow & informative content. What strikes me about this tutorial is the very structured approach used. It's easy to overlook this and just concentrate on the technical side but I have found that the preliminary work pays off 100 fold. So glad I bought this as have been floundering a bit up until now. Would have given 5 stars but unfortunately the video hasn't been updated to work with Sonar Platinum. Still incredibly useful though.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Major mistake when importing files (part 1). The files being imported have a 24 bit depth. The bit depth in Sonar is set to 16 bits. You do not want to do this! When the mix is complete, you may very well wish to convert bit depth to 16 (for a CD mix), but it simply not good procedure to do this until the mix is ready for export.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Learned a lot in this class Very thorough mix tutorial although sometimes a bit speedy. There are lots to gain here especially for the first-time mixer. The class augments the Sonar explained series very well. The only gripe is that some of the Pro-Channel plug-ins used are not included with Sonar and are a bit expensive if you are working along with the video with your own mix tracks.
Date published: 2016-10-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Expert level Mixing at its best. Bill Edstrom took the original song from meh to yes, I want to buy this. He shows SO many shortcuts to work flow in this video that it is worth the price of admission to all access and I am considering a separate download purchase. I went to the bands reverbnation site and listened to the same song and to my dismay it sounded bad. They should have just put this version up there. It sounds better (unmastered) than the version they have up there by a LARGE margin. I wish he would do the rest of the songs too. The band has chops, and the tracking of the band seems OK, but the released versions sound distorted to me.
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from VERY Insightful. I recently purchased Sonar Platinum and was pleased to come upon Groove3 and find these tutorials. In this one Bill is using a previous version, but I found most everything to still apply. I learned a lot about Sonar, and a lot about mixing. One note, I'm not sure if it is my speakers or the way this was recorded (or my ears!), but I found it a bit difficult to perceive the changes made to the very low frequencies such as with the kickdrum and bass, no big deal though.
Date published: 2016-02-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful It has helped me a lot
Date published: 1969-12-31
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