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SONAR 4 Ignite!

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Demystify the basics of the powerful functions of SONAR 4. With step-by-step instructions, clear illustrations, and a technical edit by Cakewalk, "SONAR 4 Ignite!" gives beginners the skills they need to quickly begin composing, editing, and arranging music. Learn how to set up your project, create tracks, edit MIDI and digital audio clips, and utilize virtual instruments. Wrap things up as you learn how to use SONAR's effects plug-ins and surround-sound capabilities to create a great-sounding mix that' s ready ...

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Overview

Demystify the basics of the powerful functions of SONAR 4. With step-by-step instructions, clear illustrations, and a technical edit by Cakewalk, "SONAR 4 Ignite!" gives beginners the skills they need to quickly begin composing, editing, and arranging music. Learn how to set up your project, create tracks, edit MIDI and digital audio clips, and utilize virtual instruments. Wrap things up as you learn how to use SONAR's effects plug-ins and surround-sound capabilities to create a great-sounding mix that' s ready for CD or Web distribution. Get ready to jam with SONAR 4!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592005062
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/27/2004
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Smithers is a classically-trained musician, conductor, and composer who has been performing and teaching music for more than twenty years. He has served as conductor of the world-famous Walt Disney World Band and has contributed articles to Keyboard Magazine, Music & Computers, and Electronic Musician. An accomplished recording engineer, he founded a Web site that was for years the only sustained Internet resource for laptop-based music production. As Course Director of Audio Workstations and Advanced Audio Workstations at Full Sail Real World Education, Smithers coordinates and guides the curriculum of one of the largest digital audio workstation lab environments in the world. He also teaches music technology at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xx
Part I A Tour of the Studio 1
Chapter 1 Working with Projects and Files 3
Chapter 2 Playing and Listening to SONAR Songs 13
Chapter 3 Working with Audio and MIDI Clips 23
Chapter 4 Customizing SONAR's Look and Feel 39
Part II Using Audio Loops 55
Chapter 5 Importing and Using Audio Loops 57
Chapter 6 Using Groove Clips 69
Chapter 7 Creating and Editing Groove Clips 79
Part III Creating Your Own Audio 97
Chapter 8 Recording Your Own Audio 99
Chapter 9 Editing Audio 115
Chapter 10 Managing Audio 137
Part IV Working with MIDI 151
Chapter 11 Using the Cakewalk TTS-1 153
Chapter 12 Editing MIDI 167
Chapter 13 Recording MIDI Tracks 187
Chapter 14 Cleaning Up Your MIDI Act 207
Chapter 15 Mastering MIDI's Ins and Outs 225
Part V Effects and Mixing 239
Chapter 16 Using Audio Effects 241
Chapter 17 Mastering Audio's Ins and Outs 257
Chapter 18 Using the Console View 287
Chapter 19 Capturing Your Mix for CD and the Internet 303
Part VI Hidden Magic 317
Chapter 20 Working with Notes and Lyrics 319
Chapter 21 Using Drum Maps and the Drum Grid 341
Chapter 22 Grooving with Cyclone DXi 355
Chapter 23 Getting More Efficient 367
Part VII Appendixes 387
Appendix A Setup and Troubleshooting 389
Appendix B Understanding Audio and MIDI 399
Appendix C Managing Your CPU Resources 403
Index 407
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