Get the most out of SONAR 5 with the definitive guidebook! SONAR 5 Power! picks up where the manual leaves off, teaching you how to dig deep into the program with step-by-step examples and exercises. From initially customizing SONAR 5 to creating and producing a surround sound mix, you'll learn everything you need to know to make your composing and recording sessions run more smoothly. Learn about MIDI and audio effects and how to use them in offline and real-time situations. Explore mixing music via software and discover how much control you can have when you're using an on-screen software mixer. Take a look at the advanced features of SONAR 5, including StudioWare, Sysx, and CAL. Wrap things up as you learn how to prepare your completed SONAR project and burn it to a CD.
This is the first book on the market that deals exclusively with Cakewalk SONAR 5. You can find other Cakewalk-related and generic books about using computers to create and record music that might provide a small amount of information about SONAR 5, but none of them provides complete coverage of the product. Of course, SONAR 5 comes with an excellent manual, but like most other manuals, it is meant only as a feature guide.
Instead of simply describing the features of the program and how they work, I’m going to dig deep down into the software and show you exactly how to use the product with step-by-step examples and exercises that will help make your composing and recording sessions run more smoothly. I’ll explain all of the features available, and I’ll do it in a manner you can understand and use right away.
About the Author
Scott R. Garrigus has been involved with music and computers since he was 12 years old. After graduating from high school, he went on to earn 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, entitled 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! This was the first book to deal exclusively with the Cakewalk Pro Audio, Guitar Studio, and Home Studio software applications. In 2001, his second book, Sound Forge Power!, which was the first book to deal exclusively with Sonic Foundry's Sound Forge audio editing software, was published. Also in 2001, his third book, Sonar Power!, which was the first book to deal exclusively with Cakewalk's Sonar software, was published. In 2002, his fourth and fifth books, Sonar 2 Power! and Sound Forge 6 Power!, were published. 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 (www.digifreq.com), which provides free news, reviews, tips and techniques for music technology users.