Make your New Year’s resolution one that you can be proud of. Dare to be more adventurous as a music-maker in 2010 with Music Radar’s 12 Ways to Get More Out of SONAR 8.5. With this guide, you’ll be able to manipulate SONAR’s tools for composing, editing and mastering your projects in ways you never thought possible.
Did you know that you can assign SONAR’s virtual instruments, such as Session Drummer 3, as well as project views, like the Matrix view, to your favorite controller? Trigger pre-loaded sounds and patterns from your controller with these tools and you’ll have a musical mash-up like no other. Does your vocal track need a little work? Use V-Vocal to create multi-part harmonies and AudioSnap to tweak the timing for a more realistic performance.
These tips and more can be found in hard-copy. Pick up Computer Music Magazine (January 2010) for a complete guide to the creatively-charged, SONAR 8.5.
Impressed with SONAR 8.5’s wealth of new tools and workflow enhancements, Music Radar gives the ‘half update’ 5 out 5 stars! Among the reviewer’s favorite additions were SONAR’s Matrix view, Arpeggiator and effects processors (VX-64 vocal strip and PX-64 percussion strip).
“Percussion and Vocal Strips rock! Step Sequencer is much more useful. Arpeggiator presets are a goldmine. Matrix View encourages spontaneity. Solid performance. The most comprehensive Windows DAW.”
In all, says Music Radar, SONAR 8.5 may be labeled a ‘half’ upgrade but it is well worth the price!
With the release of three major products: SONAR Home Studio 7 & 7XL, SONAR 8 Producer & Studio, and SONAR V-Studio 700, Cakewalk’s SONAR product line has been spotted all over the internet. Various media outlets have posted literature and video interviews to introduce the world to the latest SONAR products. Here’s a brief listing of the latest clips:
SONAR V-Studio 700
Articles: *New* Pro Recording Magazine
Create Digital Music & CakewalkNet & Pro Sound News
Premier Guitar – Featuring Cakewalk’s George Persiantsev
Gearwire – Cakewalk presents the ‘unveiling’ of SONAR V-Studio 700
Gearwire – Featuring Cakewalk’s Brandon Ryan
Sound On Sound
SONAR 8 Producer & Studio
Gearwire – Featuring Cakewalk’s Product Manager Alex Westner
Digital Music Doctor – Demonstration on Transient Shaper tool
*NEW* Daily Motion Channel – Tutorials on SONAR 8/V-Studio 700
SONAR Home Studio 7 / 7XL
Gearwire – Featuring Cakewalk’s Product Manager Samara Krugman
Enjoy! There’s more to come shortly!