Sonar 8 Power! is the most recent edition of the best-selling Sonar Power book series providing detailed training for Cakewalk's Sonar 8 music recording software. Written for both new users and veteran upgraders alike, Sonar 8 Power! walks you through all of the features of the software with step-by-step instructions and exercises. New users will start at the beginning and learn everything they need to know to use Sonar 8 for recording, editing, producing, mixing, and bringing their music to the masses. Upgraders will learn about all the new features in Sonar 8 as well as enhancements to existing features that may affect their current production workflow. PLEASE NOTE: Pages are NOT missing from this book. Instead, there are a number of bonus chapters available for download. Please see the bottom of page 565 at the end of the book for more information.
Scott R. Garrigus (garrigus.com) has been involved with music and computers since he was twelve years old. He earned a B.A. in music performance with an emphasis in sound recording technology at UMass, Lowell. In 1993, he released his first instrumental album on cassette, Pieces of Imagination. In 1995, he began his professional writing career when his first article appeared in Electronic Musician magazine. In 2000, he authored his first book, Cakewalk Power!, which was the first book to deal exclusively with the Cakewalk Pro Audio, Guitar Studio, and Home Studio software applications. Since then, Scott has written a number of other books, including Sound Forge Power!, SONAR Power!, SONAR 2 Power!, Sound Forge 6 Power!, SONAR 3 Power!, SONAR 4 Power!, SONAR 5 Power!, Sound Forge 8 Power!: The Official Guide, SONAR 8 Power! and SONAR X1 Power! Today, Garrigus continues to contribute articles to a number of print and online publications. He also publishes his own music technology e-zine, called DigiFreq (digifreq.com), which provides free news, reviews, tips, and techniques for music technology and home recording users.
Introduction; Chapter 1: MIDI and Digital Audio Basics; Chapter 2: Getting Started with SONAR 8; Chapter 3: Customizing SONAR 8; Chapter 4: Working with Projects; Chapter 5: Getting Around in SONAR 8; Chapter 6: Recording and Playback; Chapter 7: Editing Basics; Chapter 8: Exploring the Editing Tools; Chapter 9: Composing with Loops; Chapter 10: Software Synthesis; Chapter 11: Exploring Effects; Chapter 12: Mixing It Down; Chapter 13: Taking Your SONAR 8 Project to CD; Chapter 14: Surround Sound; Chapter 15: Making Sheet Music; Chapter 16: Studio Control with StudioWare and Sysx; Chapter 17: CAL 101; Chapter 18: Advanced CAL Techniques; Appendix A: Backing Up Your Project Files; Appendix B: Producing for Multimedia and the Web