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Cakewalk SONAR X1 Producer Edition

Video Description

Cakewalk SONAR X1 is the most recent update in a long line of fullfeatured Digital Audio Workstations on the cutting edge of audio production. Packaged with one of the largest set of features and tools in any audio application, it can be overwhelming to master. Sam McGuire, audio engineer, author, and educator, explains Sonar using a variety of examples and real world work flows. Follow along using the provided work files and explore the multifaceted features of Sonar with Sam as your guide. Both firsttime Sonar users who are trying to figure out basic tasks and experienced veterans who are looking to explore the latest features will find just what they are looking for in this VTC course. To begin learning Sonar today, simply click on the movie links.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Sonar X1 Introduction 00:02:36
    2. Overview of Training 00:04:13
  2. Setup
    1. Preferences Menu 00:03:42
    2. Audio 00:06:59
    3. MIDI 00:03:45
    4. File 00:05:31
    5. Project 00:05:35
    6. Customization 00:06:53
  3. Skylight
    1. New Interface 00:02:34
    2. Drag and Drop 00:02:39
    3. Inspector 00:04:31
    4. Control Bar 00:03:34
    5. MultiDock 00:03:42
    6. Browser 00:03:02
  4. Editing
    1. Smart Tools 00:03:27
    2. Edit Tools 00:05:07
    3. Draw Tools 00:06:45
    4. Zoom and Scrub 00:03:19
    5. Fades 00:04:18
  5. Processing
    1. Process Menu 00:04:02
    2. Normalize and Gain 00:04:07
    3. Remove Silence 00:06:42
    4. DC Offset and Reverse 00:03:48
    5. Fades and Crossfades 00:03:30
  6. AudioSnap
    1. Fundamentals 00:03:31
    2. Recording without a Metronome 00:05:45
    3. Timing Errors 00:05:44
    4. Matching Track Timings 00:05:35
    5. Doubling Parts 00:06:29
    6. Tempo Operations 00:04:20
    7. Transient Markers 00:04:20
  7. Loops and Groove Clips
    1. Creating and Editing Groove Clips 00:06:04
    2. Pitch Markers 00:02:26
    3. MIDI Groove Clips 00:03:25
  8. MIDI
    1. MIDI Defined 00:03:54
    2. Event List 00:03:38
    3. Piano Roll 00:05:11
    4. Inline Piano Roll 00:03:09
    5. Controllers 00:05:52
    6. Quantization 00:06:56
    7. Fit Improvisation 00:06:53
    8. MIDI Effects 00:02:37
    9. Drum Maps 00:05:11
  9. Survey of MIDI Effects
    1. Quantizing 00:04:41
    2. Echo Delay 00:05:18
    3. Event Filter 00:02:55
    4. Arpeggiator 00:04:00
    5. Chord Analyzer / Transpose 00:04:36
    6. Velocity 00:04:13
  10. V-Vocal
    1. Activating V-Vocal 00:05:13
    2. Pitch 00:05:25
    3. Time 00:04:30
    4. Formants 00:03:20
    5. Dynamics 00:03:25
    6. Pitch to MIDI 00:04:46
  11. Mixing
    1. Signal Flow 00:03:11
    2. Inserts and Sends 00:06:49
    3. Metering 00:05:11
    4. Busses 00:05:46
    5. Track Automation pt. 1 00:06:00
    6. Track Automation pt. 2 00:01:23
    7. Clip Automation 00:04:23
    8. Recording Automation 00:03:49
    9. Snapshots 00:02:19
  12. ProChannel
    1. Interface 00:03:50
    2. Dynamics 00:07:00
    3. Equalizer 00:06:50
    4. Tube Sat 00:05:35
    5. Routing Examples 00:03:38
  13. Effects
    1. Organizing Effects 00:03:59
    2. Effects Chains 00:04:35
    3. Sidechaining 00:04:58
    4. Freezing Tracks 00:06:12
  14. Dynamics
    1. Compressors 00:06:17
    2. Boost11 00:06:44
    3. Gates 00:04:09
    4. Multiband 00:05:37
    5. Leveler and Shaper 00:07:00
    6. Percussion Strip 00:06:34
    7. Vintage Channel 00:07:04
  15. Equalization
    1. Analyst 00:05:50
    2. LP-64 EQ 00:04:41
    3. Sonitus: fx Equilizer 00:04:29
  16. Time
    1. Reverb 00:07:02
    2. Perfect Space 00:05:49
    3. Delays 00:05:31
  17. Specialty
    1. Guitar Effects 00:04:31
    2. Chorus / Phasing / Flanging 00:06:19
    3. Channel Effects 00:05:49
    4. Pitch 00:03:45
  18. Instruments
    1. Session Drummer 3 00:05:32
    2. Synths 00:06:39
    3. Samplers 00:06:57
  19. Notation
    1. Staff View 00:05:25
    2. Tablature and Lyrics 00:03:07
    3. Printing 00:03:38
  20. Step Sequencer
    1. Using the Step Sequencer 00:05:47
    2. Programming Rhythms 00:06:47
  21. Matrix View
    1. Using the Matrix View 00:06:36
    2. Triggering Cells 00:05:52
    3. Practical Usage 00:05:08
  22. Video
    1. Importing Video Clips 00:05:43
    2. Scoring to Picture 00:04:09
    3. Exporting with Video 00:05:46
  23. Surround Sound
    1. Setting Up Surround Sound 00:05:44
    2. Mixing Surround 00:05:54
    3. Exporting Surround 00:03:39
  24. Bouncing Sessions
    1. Bouncing the Final Mix 00:04:34
    2. Formats 00:06:31
    3. CD and Publisher 00:05:58
    4. Archiving Projects 00:04:48
  25. Conclusion
    1. Review / Final Thoughts 00:02:45
  26. Credits
    1. About the Author 00:02:52