Thought this needed it’s own place: Workthrough on how to enable Sonar’s EQ. If not already on view you’ll need to edit your display in track view, Look in following image, Click white triangle on ‘Display’ to bring up menu, Add a tick next to ‘Eq’ You should now be able to see an extended […]
If you’re looking for Phase inverting/Reversal VST Plugins scroll to the bottom of the page… Before you go ahead I must point out that the following article was written in reaction to something I read, this being the internet please be aware that not everything you read is not an absoulute. As with experiments getting […]
To increase workflow using the Korg Nanokontrol I decided that I needed to create a project that matches the Nanokontrol. Please note this only uses 32 tracks(The maximum amount of tracks I limit myself to) First create 32 tracks. Now select first track hold ‘shift’ key and select track 9. – ‘Move To Track Folder’ […]
Within Sonar there are some very cool little tricks which go unseen at first. One of these is the ‘Envelope’ feature. With the Envelope we can control the parameters of a track such as the ‘Volume’ and ‘Pan’. There are more parameters but we’ll stick with just these two to start with. To add an […]
Want complete control of your VST effects in Sonar? Being musical doesn’t just come down to be able to play cool riffs or spiky licks, it comes down to using every tool available to you. One very cool tool is the ability to control a tracks effects bin by using envelopes. :::Here’s how::: Start a […]
Sick of having to name your tracks everytime you start a new project? A really nifty way to save time in Sonar is to create your own ‘Track Templates’. :::How::: Start a new project. Add a couple of tracks, name them if you want. Then selct the tracks you want to be in your template […]
The folloing is an update of this article, After trying to follow what I wrote decided I needed to show where tracks were going to understand correctly what was happening. I’ve also included screen shots and the actual Sonar 7 file that you can download(here) and test. :::The SetUp::: Track to be affected: Synth? add […]
I found this article on the UAD website click here As someone who uses both UAD and Powercore plugins I wanted to see if there was a way to set them up as a sidechain effects. Unfortunately both UAD and Powercore don’t seem to have Sidechain capabilities which means having to use native/pc based plugins […]
<–Sonar and Sidechaining–> For this article I’ve used the free sidechain vst plugin created by slim slow slider download: here Sonar 7 upwards supports multi-input plug-ins, typically sidechain plug-ins. Sidechain plugins are VST effects that have two inputs, a main input and a sidechain input. When a VST sidechain effect is inserted in the FX […]
Rendering Audio/Creating Mixdown in Sonar 7.
Speed up your workflow – use folders to organise your tracks. Name your folders and tracks…
In an earlier article I mentioned that I had installed the EMU 0404 PCI sound card. I basically got it off ebay for £30, and it was curiosity that made me go for it. Curious about it’s zero latency and the built in FX. I have a UAD card and even though I knew the […]
Need to know what Sonars shortcuts are or would like to set your own? Using the ‘key bindings’ edit function in Sonar can help you speed up your work rate. Options – Key Bindings It also helps you understand Sonar more, as you come across shortcuts you never new existed. So if your just looking […]
Here is a guide to setting up the X-Session UC-17 to control VST FX in Sonar 7 It is part 1 – showing you how to setup a Control Surface and how to use the ‘midi learn’ function. This guide is a more advanced version of the article, X-Session UC-17 – How to setup ACT/Sonar […]
Link to article about Staff View Here is a basic video tutorial on how to change the layout/clef.