An excellent resource for musicians who want to begin creating, recording, and producing immediately using the newest version of SONAR. This book covers major features like editing and playing music, and it delves into lesser-known aspects such as audio mixing and automation, creating sheet music, composing with loops, DX (software synthesis) instruments, and producing music for the Web. Written for beginning and intermediate users with discussion on some advanced topics, this book includes thorough explanation and examples, and walks readers through every aspect of the software. Rather than just describing the features of the program and how they work, the book digs deep down into the software. Showing exactly how to use the product with step-by-step examples and exercises, this book helps make composing and recording sessions run more smoothly.
About the Author
Scott R. Garrigus earned a B.A. in music performance with an emphasis in sound recording technology at UMass, Lowell. He began his professional writing career in 1995 when his first article appeared in Electronic Musician magazine. Since
then he has authored a number of books, including SONAR 5 Power! and Sound Forge 8 Power!: The Official Guide, plus he continues to contribute articles to a number of print and online publications. Garrigus also publishes his own music
technology e-zine, called DigiFreq (www.digifreq.com), which provides free news, reviews, tips, and techniques for music technology and home recording users.