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SONAR X2 Power!: Comprehensive Guide, 1st Edition

  • Scott R. Garrigus
  • ISBN-10: 1285198948
  • ISBN-13: 9781285198941
  • 550 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2008
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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Overview

About the Product

The leading reference to Cakewalk's powerful digital audio workstation, SONAR X2 POWER! is an all-new edition of this popular guide, offering top-to-bottom detailed coverage of the SONAR X2 software. The book's comprehensive treatment begins with the basics and takes you from setup to final mix with clear, step-by-step instructions and exercises. If you're a new user, you'll start at the beginning and learn everything you need to know to use SONAR for recording, editing, producing, mixing, and sharing your music with the world. If you're already a SONAR user, you'll learn the details about all the exciting new features in SONAR X2—and you'll sharpen your workflow and improve your music-making. SONAR X2 POWER! is the most complete guide to SONAR X2 available, covering everything from working with SONAR files and navigating projects to advanced editing, surround sound, automation, and much more. No matter what genre you're working in, or what part of the music/audio world you call home, you will benefit from the book's clear guidance and the wealth of production tips and shortcuts. Build and strengthen your SONAR expertise with SONAR X2 POWER!

Features

  • Offers comprehensive information on SONAR X2 operations.

  • Covers advanced editing features of SONAR X2.

  • Includes coverage of surround sound mixing.

About the Author

Scott R. Garrigus

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!, SONAR X1 Power!, and SONAR X2 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction.
1. Presenting SONAR X2.
2. Customizing SONAR for Your Workflow.
3. Working with SONAR Project Files.
4. Navigating Projects and the Workspace.
5. Recording Music and Sound with SONAR.
6. Editing and Processing Basics.
7. Advanced Editing Features.
8. Playing with Software Synthesizers.
9. Composing with Loops and Making Beats.
10. Arranging the Music Mix.
11. Exploring Effects Plug-Ins.
12. Automation and Control Surfaces.
13. Exporting and Putting Your Project on CD.
14. Surround Sound with SONAR.
15. Standard Music Notation via the Staff View.
16. Studio Control with Studioware and SysEx.
17. The Cakewalk Application Language (CAL).
Appendix A: Properly Storing Your Project Files.
Appendix B: Audio for Video with SONAR.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Cakewalk Synthesizers: From Presets to Power User  (ISBN-10: 1598633147 | ISBN-13: 9781598633146)

Cakewalk's software synthesizers are some of the most powerful and most widely used in the market. Until now, there hasn't been one comprehensive resource to help users harness the power of all of these amazing tools. Cakewalk Synthesizers: From Presets to Power User will show you how to operate and get the best results from Cakewalk’s complete range of synths, from those that are bundled with Cakewalk's main products (including SONAR, Project5, and Kinetic), to the rgc:audio synthesizers (such as Z3TA+), to Cakewalk's newest synthesizers, including Dimension Pro and Rapture. The book begins by diving into the general theories about synthesis and creating sounds with the featured synthesizers. From there, the chapters focus on each distinct synthesizer, its range of uses, the tools that are available with it, and how to set it up for day-to-day use. In addition to looking at all of the different synthesizers and how to use them in your productions, the book also discusses filters, envelopes, effects, the sfz format, how to make sounds and create patches, and much, much more. Also included with the book is an interview with the creator of many of the synthesizers, as well as sound design master classes from several leading synthesizer programmers. Chances are, you won't have every synthesizer covered in this book. That's okay, because this book has something for everyone, whether you own all the synths covered or you only use the ones that come with your host program. It's also useful if you just want to learn about synthesis. Simply put, this is the ultimate guide to learning about synthesizer programming and to understanding and using all of Cakewalk's synthesizers!

Student Supplements

Cakewalk Synthesizers: From Presets to Power User  (ISBN-10: 1598633147 | ISBN-13: 9781598633146)

Cakewalk's software synthesizers are some of the most powerful and most widely used in the market. Until now, there hasn't been one comprehensive resource to help users harness the power of all of these amazing tools. Cakewalk Synthesizers: From Presets to Power User will show you how to operate and get the best results from Cakewalk's complete range of synths, from those that are bundled with Cakewalk's main products (including SONAR, Project5, and Kinetic), to the rgc:audio synthesizers (such as Z3TA+), to Cakewalk's newest synthesizers, including Dimension Pro and Rapture. The book begins by diving into the general theories about synthesis and creating sounds with the featured synthesizers. From there, the chapters focus on each distinct synthesizer, its range of uses, the tools that are available with it, and how to set it up for day-to-day use. In addition to looking at all of the different synthesizers and how to use them in your productions, the book also discusses filters, envelopes, effects, the sfz format, how to make sounds and create patches, and much, much more. Also included with the book is an interview with the creator of many of the synthesizers, as well as sound design master classes from several leading synthesizer programmers. Chances are, you won't have every synthesizer covered in this book. That's okay, because this book has something for everyone, whether you own all the synths covered or you only use the ones that come with your host program. It's also useful if you just want to learn about synthesis. Simply put, this is the ultimate guide to learning about synthesizer programming and to understanding and using all of Cakewalk's synthesizers!