Create Seamless Audio CDs with pyro Audio Creator 1.5

Have you ever listened to a music CD that seems to flow from track to track without a pause or a gap? Whether you are creating ambient music, a mix CD, or one large audio track that needs to be divided up into multiple CD tracks, there are several scenarios where you may want seamless transitions between each track. Unlike many of the CD burning programs that ship standard with CD burners, pyro Audio Creator has the ability to create seamless audio CDs that blend into each other without interruption.

Break the silence! Burn a perfect mix with the full tutorial today

Note – Before following along with this tech tip, please make sure you’ve installed Cakewalk’s pyro Audio Creator software with version 1.5 patch, which introduces the DAO (Disc At Once) burning capability. There are two different versions of the Audio Creator patch available. Follow the links below to download the  correct patch:

Audio Creator 1.5 patch Full

Audio Creator 1.5 patch LE

Cool Videos About Vocal Editing With SONAR

Hey Everyone! We’ve been getting a lot of questions recently about using SONAR for vocal tracks. We thought it would be cool to assemble together a few of the demo videos that have been released over the years, showing different ways to edit and mix vocals with SONAR Producer. If you have a video tutorial of your own, don’t be afraid to share it!

Advanced Vocal Editing Techniques with V-Vocal

Basic V-Vocal Editing

Using AudioSnap to correct vocal timing

DJ Johnny Juice on using the VC-64 on vocals

For more information on SONAR, visit the SONAR product page.

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Hard Rocker Andrew W.K. Produced Albums With SONAR

Did you know that the Party Animal / Rock Star Andrew W.K. is a SONAR user?  With the exception of his 2006 release ‘Close Calls With Brick Walls,’ W.K. has recorded all of his albums using SONAR.  As told to EQ, “I really liked working with SONAR because I could have multiple regions of audio in one track and overlap them to make this collage of waveforms’.

‘Brick Walls’ proved to be a change from the usual for W.K. as he literally stepped outside the ‘walls’ of his software to collaborate in real time with the legendary Rastafarian Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. ‘He is the first person I have met who truly uses magic in the studio,’ states W.K. The pair jammed out a whole album with the help a few mics and a small group of session musicians to play the backing tracks. Without the help of a computer, the instruments were mixed naturally in the air.

Read the whole article on Andrew W.K. at EQMag.com

Money Management Group’s ‘One Stop Shop’ 2009

This year’s One Stop Shop Producers Conference in Phoenix, Arizona will be off the chain! Hosted by Money Management Group at the Hyatt Regency Hotel from May 9th – 10th, hundreds of hip-hop producers from around the world will be representing at workshops on music publishing, artist management, studio and sound equipment, production, and artist scouting.

If you’ve got skills, join in on an extensive two-day beat battle, where the contestant with the hottest beats receives surprise gifts, music placement, the latest technology, and more. Also, Cakewalk will be on hand laying down tracks and dropping beats with the SONAR V-Studio 700 & 100 music production systems. 

Founded by Sha “Money” XL in 2002, Money Management Group has boosted the careers of beat-makers and trend-setters worldwide including 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, Hi-Tek, and Jake One. Every year, the group’s One Stop Shop Producer’s Conference pulls together 700+ artists and producers from around the world. 

What will it take to make it or break it in tomorrow’s hip-hop scene? Stop by the conference to find out.

The Fine Print III: Sidechaining in SONAR

The term ‘sidechaining’ refers to the manipulation of one signal by another where signal B (typically referred to a key input) effects signal A (primary input). Sidechaining is most often found in compressors, limiters and gates. Examples of sidechaining include ducking, voiceover, de-essing and pumping. For more information, check out this article on the Basics of Sidechaining.

Cakewalk’s CTO Noel Borthwick discusses the implementation of Sidechaining in SONAR is his latest Fine Print article. Since version 7, SONAR has supported side-chaining for both VST and DX plug-ins in all of its applications. This article describes how SONAR communicates with side-chain capable VST and DX plug-ins as well as how SONAR can be used as a guide to write a side-chain capable plug-in of your own.

Britain’s Pub Landlord Composes Music for U.K. Tour

British Comedian Al Murray ends every show with a song and dance. On this year’s tour, he’s featuring a self-composed track, “Broken Britain Boogie” as the finale.

The track was recorded and produced using SONAR with V-Drums and legendary guitarist Brian May (Queen) makes a guest appearance. The track was recently the center of a remix contest as Murray allowed music students enrolled at Brooklands College in Surrey to concoct their own twists of the tune using SONAR LE.

Although Murray states that his composition, “sounds like a sloppy bar room band playing a sub-Oasis style,” ‘Broken Britain Boogie’ is no joke and will surely be on ITunes in the near future. We wish Al Murray the best of luck on tour in the UK.

Visit Al Murray’s website to check tour dates.