SONAR has a LOT of features. So many, in fact, that it’s easy for some of them to fly right under the radar. The list below contains five of my favorite SONAR features that can really speed up your workflow! Download the latest SONAR Free Demo and follow along.
#5 – Clip Coloring
Let’s say you’ve recorded a couple of guitar tracks, and the guitar player changed tone in certain parts of the song. You may want to identify these parts easily during the mixing process. Markers can work, but I typically use those to indicate sections and turning points in the song, and the tone change doesn’t always line up with arrangement changes. Instead, you can change the clip color in these sections to make the parts easier to find.
Here are the clips in their original state:
Make some splits where the pickup change happens:
Now, select the parts with Shift+Click where the guitarist changes his tone, and using the Foreground selector in the Clip Inspector, color these red:
You can now see all the sections where the guitar player used an alternate tone by the red waveform, which can come in very handy while mixing.
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Have you ever wanted to start experimenting with different chords?
The charts outlined in this blog article take a bit of a different approach when constructing guitar chords and their shapes. It simplifies finding chord voicings by outlining the root notes and what intervals each neighboring fret represents.
Before examining the chord chart let’s talk about intervals and their meanings. An interval is the amount of distance between two notes. Both chords and arpeggios are made up of many different types of intervals. Continue reading Guitar Tips – Advanced Theories Behind Chord Structures
1. Record [R]
With a track record enabled, selecting [R] will begin recording.
2. Play/Stop [Spacebar]
This starts playback of your project. Selecting [Spacebar] again will stop playback.
Keyboard Shortcuts are at the heart of any DAW’s workflow, and SONAR X1 is no exception. And the QWERTY keyboard is still the central way in which we use those shortcuts and interface with our DAWs in general.
Traditional keyboards aren’t labelled for anything other than a particular language. However, the custom made, slimline, SONAR X1 LogicKeyboard has SONAR’s default Keyboard Shortcuts printed right onto its 125 multi-colored keys.
When we designed SONAR X1 we took many of the old, not-so-logically organized Shortcuts, threw them onto the table, and reorganized them into Shortcuts that we thought would be not only easier to remember, but also into groups of like Shortcuts that go together, which we call Key Clusters.
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