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Digital Music Doctor Sonar 8 - Know It All! (Data DVD)

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The Sonar 8 - Know It All! DVD is a complete guide to making music with Cakewalk Sonar 8 and even includes updated tutorials for 8.5. The Quick Start...Click To Read More About This Product

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Over 3 hours of Sonar 8 video tutorials let you in on all there is to know about your music software program

The Sonar 8 - Know It All! DVD is a complete guide to making music with Cakewalk Sonar 8 and even includes updated tutorials for 8.5. The Quick Start section reviews the features that are new to the series and contains an introduction to Sonar projects as well as training on editing and mixing. The Audio section provides in-depth instruction on recording, mixing, and mastering digital audio using Sonar 8. The Loops & Remix section demonstrates the tools used for Grooves and Acidized clips, including the AudioSnap features. The Sonar 8 training provides a comprehensive section on MIDI which explains setting up Sonar 8 software to work with Virtual Instruments, Rewire, and hardware MIDI devices, as well as more recording and editing tips. The Tools & Techniques section includes tutorials on Cakewalk's Session Drummer, Step Sequencer and provides expert advice on Surround Sound Mixing.

The Cakewalk Sonar 8 video tutorials are 3 hours and 19 minutes of Adobe Flash interactive videos in Data DVD and digital distribution format.

FEATURES
Breakdown of the chapters and what the lessons cover
    Quick Start Section
      Introduction
      • (3:28)
      • Welcome
      • Course Overview
      • Navigation
      What's New in Cakewalk Sonar 8
      • (18:02)
      • Beatscape
      • Dimension Pro
      • TruePianos Amber
      • TS64 Transient Shaper
      • TL64 Tube Leveler
      • Guitar Rig 3
      • Channel Tools
      • Instrument Track
      What's New 8.5
      • (12.22)
      • Matrix View
      • Session Drummer 3
      • AudioSnap 2.0
      • VX-64 Vocal Strip
      • Native REX Support
      • Arpeggiator
      • Step Sequencer 2
      • PX-64 Percussion
      Projects
      • (11:20)
      • This module introduces Sonar projects and explains the structure of the Tracks Pane and other project-related functions:
      • Tracks Pane
      • Selecting/Highlighting
      • Global Options
      • Color Presets
      • Folders
      • Viewing/Sizing
      • Window Layouts
      • Key Bindings
      Editing
      • (13:02)
      • Introduce the Console View, including an overview of the following functions:
      • Clips Pane
      • Automation Envelopes
      • Snap to Grid
      • Toolbars
      • Time Ruler
      • Cut/Copy/Paste
      • Project Navigator
      Mixing Console
      • (8:49)
      • Provides an overview of the common elements in both audio and MIDI editing:
      • I/O Assignments
      • Input Echo
      • Automation
      • Routing
      • Groups
      • Active Controller Technology
      • Side Chain
      • Track/Bus Inspector
      Audio Section
        Setup
        • (12:08)
        • Discusses the basics of digital audio as well as the trade-offs involved in configuring Sonar for optimal audio processing:
        • Sample Rate
        • Bit Depth
        • Dither
        • Driver Modes
        • Latency
        • File Management
        • Wave Profiler
        Recording
        • (6:42)
        • Simulatea a recording session to illustrate the following topics:
        • Input Levels
        • Input Echo
        • Punch/In Out
        • Guitar Rig 3
        • Track Layers
        • Loop Recording
        • Smart Mute Tool
        Mixing
        • (19:45)
        • Two-part session starts with the recorded audio and MIDI tracks of a project and eventually creates a final mix. Concepts and functions discussed:
        • Reverb
        • EQ
        • Sends
        • Buses
        • Spectrum Analysis
        • Track Templates
        • Automation
        • Limiting
        • Compression
        • CD Burning
        • NY Compression
        • Mixdown
        • Stereo Imaging
        • Mastering Reverb
        Mastering
        • (13:22)
        • Provides an introduction to the tools and techniques which can be used for mastering including:
        • Stereo Imaging
        • Mastering Reverb
        • Multiband Compression
        • Loudness Maximizing
        Loops & Remix Section
          Loops
          • (14:36)
          • Discusses the features for loop-based compositions, including:
          • Loop Explorer
          • Groove Clips
          • Loop Construction
          • V-Vocal
          • Pitch Shifting
          • Time Stretching
          • Pitch Markers
          Matrix View
          • (9:33)
          • This update for Sonar 8.5 explains the new Matrix View and includes the following topics:
          • Matrix Cells
          • Latch Mode
          • Trigger Resolution
          • Retrigger
          AudioSnap
          • (9.05)
          • Demonstrates the use of the AudioSnap functions:
          • Audio Quantize
          • Groove Quantize
          • Tempo Map
          MIDI Section
          • Virtual Instruments (15:47)
          • Covers the following:
          • Plug-In Manager
          • Synth Rack
          • Rewire
          • Native Instruments
          • Propellerhead Reason
          • Kontakt
          • Instrument Tracks
          Hardware Synths
          • (11:09)
          • Covers the following:
          • Instruments Definitions
          • Banks/Patches
          • Note Names
          • Track Parameters
          • Step Recording
          • Quantization
          • System Exclusive
          MIDI Edit
          • (15:50)
          • Shows how to edit a MIDI composition and demonstrates the MIDI editing processes:
          • Meter/Key View
          • Select by Filter
          • Transpose
          • Drum Map Manager
          • Piano Roll View
          • Controllers
          • Staff View
          • Guitar Tabs
          Tools & Techniques Section
            Drum Tools
            • (9:58)
            • Demonstrates how to use Drum Tools, including the use of:
            • Session Drummer 3
            • PX-64 Percussion Strip
            • Step Sequencer 2
            Surround Mixing
            • (11:52)
            • Starts with a stereo mix and converts it into a Surround 5.1 mix, covering these concepts:
            • Surround Formats
            • Surround Buses
            • Surround Panner
            • LFE Channel
            • SurroundBridge
            • Multichannel Mixdown
            • Stereo Downmixing
            SPECIFICATIONS
            System Requirements
            • Windows XP/VIsta/7
            • Sonar: Sonar 8 or later
            • RAM: 512MB
            • Hard disk space: 670MB
            • Note: The DVD format is a data DVD It will play in any computer that meets the system requirements, but not a video DVD player. It is not limited to any video DVD world region.
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