Cakewalk Sonar: Plug-INS and PC Music Recording, Arrangement, and Mixing

Cakewalk Sonar: Plug-INS and PC Music Recording, Arrangement, and Mixing

by Roman Petelin, Yury Petelin



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931769174
Publisher: A-List, LLC
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Pages: 704
Product dimensions: 7.34(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.35(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1.Preparing Sonar for Work9
1.1.Selecting and Setting up MIDI Devices10
1.2.The Audio Option Window--Setting up Digital Audio I/O Channels19
1.3.Setting the Project Options29
1.4.The Global Options Window--Setting up the Global Options35
1.5.Selecting Colors for the Interface Elements45
1.6.SoundFonts--Loading SoundFont Banks46
1.7.Key Bindings--Assigning Hotkeys50
1.8.Initialization File--Configuring the Initialization File52
1.9.Time Ruler Format--Selecting a Time Display Format54
1.10.Drum Map Manager--Editing the Drum Map55
1.11.Working with Control Surfaces56
Chapter 2.Getting Started59
2.1.Forms for Representing Musical Information in SONAR59
2.2.Loading a Project File70
2.3.Saving a Project File72
2.4.Playing a Song73
2.5.Connecting the MIDI Keyboard73
2.6.Recording a MIDI Track80
2.7.Connecting the Microphone85
2.8.Recording the Sound from a Microphone91
Chapter 3.The Toolbars of the Application's Main Window99
3.1.Standard--Working with Files and Editing101
3.2.Transport and Transport (Large)--Recording/Playback Control110
3.3.Position--Moving along a Song113
3.4.Select--Selecting Song Fragments113
3.5.Loop--Loop Control114
3.6.Record--Selecting a Recording Mode115
3.7.Tempo--Changing the Tempo120
3.8.Markers--Editing Markers121
3.9.Sync--Selecting a Synchronizing Signal Source123
3.10.Metronome--Controlling the Metronome124
3.11.Views--Accessing the Major Windows125
3.12.Playback State--Changing Track States126
3.13.Automation--Automation Control126
3.14.Control Surfaces--Selecting a System of Exchanging Data with External Devices128
3.15.The Status Bar131
Chapter 4.The Track Window133
4.1.Elements of the Track Window133
4.2.The Track Section140
4.3.The Clip Section161
4.4The Bus Attribute Section182
4.5.Signal Level Meters185
4.7.Grouping and Remote Control of the Track and Bus Parameters192
4.8.Some Operations with Tracks and Buses195
4.9.Effectively Using the Keyboard198
Chapter 5.The Event List Window199
5.1.Structure of the Event List Window200
5.2.MIDI Events201
5.3.Special Events206
5.4.Notation Events212
5.5.Editing Events214
5.6.Printing the Event List223
Chapter 6.The Piano Roll Window225
6.2.Key Imprints Section228
6.3.MIDI Event Parameter Graphic Editing Section229
6.4.The MultiTrack Mode of the Piano Roll Window233
6.5.Working with Rhythmic Patterns236
6.6.Working with the Drum Map243
Chapter 7.The Main Menu249
7.1.The File Menu250
7.2.The Edit Menu265
7.3.The Process Menu279
7.4.The View Menu299
7.5.The Insert Menu305
7.6.The Transport Menu310
7.7.The Go Menu312
7.8.The Track Menu313
7.9.The Tools Menu. Adding New Commands316
7.10.The Options Menu322
7.11.The Window Menu322
7.12.The Help Menu323
Chapter 8.The Staff and Lyrics Windows325
8.1.Staff Window Tools325
8.2.Printing Notes, Lyrics, and the Event List351
Chapter 9.The Studioware (Panel) Window355
9.1.Control Panel of the Virtual Mixer356
9.2.Toolbar of the StudioWare Window357
9.3.Custom Panel Creation358
9.4.Saving the Panel Configuration362
9.5.Standard StudioWare Panels363
Chapter 10.MIDI Effects367
10.1.MIDI Arpeggiator368
10.2.Chord Analyzer373
10.3.Echo Delay--Repeating Notes Multiple Times375
10.4.Midi Event Filter377
10.6.Session Drummer--Percussion Part Formation379
10.8.Velocity--Volume Level Correction391
Chapter 11.Musiclab Plug-Ins393
11.1.The Purpose of Rhythm'n'Chords 2 Pro394
11.2.Main Elements of the Rhythm'n'Chords 2 Pro Main Window397
11.3.The Plug-In Main Menu407
11.4.Chord Sequence Recording413
11.5.How to Create a Rhythmic Pattern415
11.6.Sound Tuning418
11.7.Converting a Part into a MIDI Track420
11.8.Details of Chord Sequence Creation422
11.9.Creating a Rhythmic Pattern439
11.10.Sound Control456
11.11.Playing Manually through a Plug-In463
11.12.Using a Plug-In with the Sequencer in Play Mode470
11.13.Using Rhythmic Patterns to Create Guitar Parts471
11.14.Working with the Rhythm Library Tab and the Rhythm Track472
11.15.Working with Looper481
11.16.The MusicLab Fixed Length Plug-In487
11.17.The MusicLab VeloMaster Plug-In488
11.18.The MusicLab SlicyDrummer Plug-In497
Chapter 12.The Loop Construction Window501
Chapter 13.Built-In Functions for Audio Data Processing and DX Plug-Ins509
13.1.The Audio Submenu Commands509
13.2.The Audio Effects Submenu--DX Plug-Ins523
Chapter 14.DXi's--Virtual Instruments569
14.1.Alien Connections ReValver SE--a MIDI Controlled Processor for Guitar Effects570
14.2.Audio Simulation DreamStation DXi--a Pseudo-Analog Synthesizer581
14.3.LiveUpdate LiveSynth Pro SE--a Sampler Working with SoundFont 2.0 Banks587
14.4.Edirol Virtual Sound Canvas DXi (VSC DXi)--the GM2/GS Virtual Synthesizer590
14.5.An Introduction to the FXpansion Audio DR-008 DXi2--an Advanced Rhythm Production Workstation593
14.5.The Cyclone DXi--a Groove Sampler609
Chapter 15.The Console Window613
15.1.The MIDI Track Module615
15.2.The Audio Track Module617
15.3.The Aux Bus Module618
15.4.The Main Bus Module619
15.5.Working in the Console Window621
Chapter 16.Sysx View--A System Message Bank Editor625
16.1.System Message Structure625
16.2.Editing System Messages627
16.3.Some Guidelines for Using Sysx631
16.4.Using Sysx for Working with the Effect Processor of Synthesizers Supporting the XG standard633
16.5.The Cakewalk Generic Surface Plug-In639
Chapter 17.The Cakewalk Application Language (CAL)647
17.1.CAL's Functions648
17.2.Sample CAL Programs Delivered with SONAR673
17.3.Integrating CAL and StudioWare689
17.4.If You Want to Develop a Plug-In692

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