SONAR 2017.04: MIDI Transformed

SONAR 2017.04 Update: MIDI Transformed

Introducing the Transform Tool

SONAR’s new Transform Tool gives you full sculpting power to create more feel and expression in your MIDI instruments — a SONAR Platinum exclusive.

Why the Transform Tool Is Transformative

SONAR MIDI Controller Transform Tool
SONAR MIDI Controller Transform Tool

Scale, stretch, and ramp selected controller data using the Transform Tool’s intuitive controls—even warp data in time within the selection. And the Transform window automatically follows your selected MIDI notes to align controller edits to note start and end times—how easy is that?

Choose crisp, precise edits at a selection’s beginning and end with the Transform Tool’s hard mode, or blend the selection organically with nearby data (conceptually similar to crossfading audio clips) with soft mode.

And don’t be concerned about drawing over data unintentionally—mask mode lets you redraw controller data only within the Transform window, and nowhere else.

Preserve Expression when Editing

Monophonic string, brass, synthesizer, and other instruments often have unique behaviors with overlapping notes—like slurring from one note to the next, or adding portamento effects that “blur” notes together. The Transform Tool ignores notes that overlap with the end of your selected notes, thus preserving the expressiveness associated with note attacks.

But Wait, There’s Much More in 2017.04!

Thanks to your feedback on the 2017.03 release, we’ve added several MIDI editing enhancements to the re-designed PRV. You can read more about these features here, but one of our favorite tweaks is that the new TAB-to-note feature now auditions the note—so as you tab to select notes (or move notes up or down), you’ll hear them play.

MIDI controllers are the key to making electronic instruments expressive—and with the SONAR Platinum Transform Tool, you’ll find MIDI controller editing faster, simpler, and more efficient than ever.

Click here to learn more about the SONAR 2017.04 Update

Published by

Alex Westner [Cakewalk]

Alex Westner is Cakewalk's VP Product Strategy & Innovation. He brings 15 years of experience leading product management, product strategy and business development. He's shipped over 100 products for musicians and audio engineers (including an Engineering Emmy(R) Award winner), and has closed dozens of audio technology licensing deals and created numerous strategic partnerships.

2 thoughts on “SONAR 2017.04 Update: MIDI Transformed”

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    Looking forward to this awesome release! Congratulations!

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