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Sonar 5 Ignite!: The Visual Guide for New Users (Ignite!)by Brian Smithers
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?SONAR X Ignite!? demystifies the powerful music production capabilities of the latest version of SONAR. Written in a friendly and engaging style, with step-by-step instructions and numerous screenshots, this book gives beginners the skills they need to quickly begin composing, editing, and arranging music with SONAR X. Starting with the basics of how to operate the software, readers learn how to set up a project, create tracks, edit MIDI and digital audio clips, and utilize virtual instruments. Coverage of SONAR?s effects plug-ins and surround-sound capabilities teach readers how to create a great-sounding mix that is ready for CD or web distribution. With no prior knowledge of the software assumed, ?SONAR X Ignite!? is perfect for both beginners to music technology and for those more experienced users looking to brush up on this latest version.
Start making music in SONAR 5 right away! In these pages you will find everything you need to demystify the deep and powerful functions of this popular program, regardless of your prior experience. SONAR 5 Ignite! provides beginners with the skills they need to start composing, editing, and arranging music. Learn how to set up your project, create tracks, edit MIDI and digital audio clips, and use virtual instruments. Wrap things up by learning 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. If you want to make music and you're looking for maximum-strength tools with a minimum learning curve, this book will have you jamming in no time!
About 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.
Table of Contents
I. A Tour of the Studio 1. Working with Projects and Files 2. Playing and Listening to SONAR Songs 3. Working with Audio and MIDI Clips 4. Managing SONAR's views II. Using Audio Loops 5. Importing and Using Audio Loops 6. Using Groove Loops 7. Creating and Editing Groove Clips III. Creating Your Own Audio 8. Recording Your Own Audio 9. Editing Audio 10. Managing Audio IV. Working with MIDI 11. Using the Cakewalk TTS-1 12. Editing MIDI 13. Recording MIDI Tracks 14. Cleaning Up Your MIDI Act 15. Mastering MIDI's Ins and Outs V. Effects and Mixing 16. Using Audio Effects 17. Mastering Audio's Ins and Outs 18. Using the Console View 19. Capturing Your Mix for CD and the Internet VI. Hidden Magic 20. Working with Notes and Lyrics 21. Using Drum Maps and the Drum Grid 22. Grooving with Cyclone DXi 23. Getting More Efficient VII. Appendices A. Setup and Troubleshooting B. Understanding Audio and MIDI C. Managing Your CPU Resources
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