Produce Robotic, Metallic Sounds with SONAR Vocoder

Robin Kelly’s latest video shows you how to use Pentagon, one of SONAR’s soft-synths, as a vocoder. A vocoder is an audio processor also known as a “talking synthesizer”. It analyzes speech, transforms it into electronically-transmitted information and recreates it into robotic, mechanical sounds. Vocoders can be heard in recordings by Cher, Beastie Boys, Kid Rock and Lil Wayne.

View more of Robin’s videos and tech tips.

Last Chance to Register for the ASCAP New York Sessions

Join us at ASCAP’s New York Sessions on March 10, 2009 at Frederick P. Rose Hall (Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center) at Broadway and 60th Street in Manhattan. NY Sessions is a one-day career boosting event for songwriters and composers, featuring a special keynote speaker, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Rob Thomas.

Throughout the day, Cakewalk’s Product Specialists will be giving hands-on training sessions of the new SONAR V-Studio 700 music production system. Cakewalk is also sponsoring other events during the event, see below for more information:

Cakewalk Teaching Studio: A producer and engineer will develop a piece of music in a fully-functional on-location studio. SONAR V-Studio 700 will be the ‘centerpiece’ of the room.

Cakewalk Demonstration Room: Cakewalk Product Specialists will perform live SONAR V-Studio 700 and SONAR 8 demos. An experience station in the back of the room will provide an opportunity to get hands on with Cakewalk’s software.

The event is open to ASCAP members and non-members. 

Must register on ASCAP’s website to attend the event: Visit ASCAP’s Event Page for more information.

Tune Up Your Production Skills with SONAR 8 Help Guides

StreamWorks Audio Offers Complete SONAR 8 Video Tutorial

Whether you are a beginner, just learning the ropes, or a more seasoned veteran of SONAR, this video tutorial leaves nothing out and offers lots of valuable information to get you up and running quickly.

You will learn how to setup your computer for optimal performance, master SONAR’s new user interface & advanced recording and editing techniques, use effects, dial in software instruments, mix down tips & techniques, and much more!

StreamWorks’s SONAR 8 Tutorial: Now Available in HD

SONAR 8 Power! by Scott Garrigus

SONAR 8 Power! is the ideal reading companion for SONAR 8, featuring detailed information that even the most experienced user will benefit from. New users will start from the beginning and learn everything they need to know to use SONAR 8 for recording, editing, producing, mixing, and bringing their music to the masses. Upgraders will learn all about the new features in SONAR 8 as well as enhancements made to existing features that may affect their current production workflow.

Learn how to use AudioSnap, Session Drummer 2, and V-Vocal

Remix Magazine: AudioSnap, V-Vocal, Sidechaining in SONAR 8

In this video series, Remix Magazine goes under the hood of SONAR 8. Cakewalk’s Product Specialist Seth Perlstein leads this master-class exploring the new enhancements made to Audiosnap, V-Vocal and Sidechaining in the platform’s latest update.

Learn more about SONAR 8 here.

AES 2008 Wrap-Up: SONAR in the Media

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

        Mix Magazine

        Music Radar

        Sound On Sound

SONAR 8 Producer & Studio

         Remix Magazine

         Gearwire – Featuring Cakewalk’s Product Manager Alex Westner

         Sonic State

         Digital Music Doctor – Demonstration on Transient Shaper tool

         *NEW* Daily Motion Channel – Tutorials on SONAR 8/V-Studio 700

          YouTube Channel

SONAR Home Studio 7 / 7XL

           Gearwire – Featuring Cakewalk’s Product Manager Samara Krugman

Enjoy! There’s more to come shortly!

Cakewalk Presents: SONAR 8 and SONAR Home Studio 7

Product Manager Alex Westner reveals all about SONAR 8! Learn about all the new features and control assistance added to make this digital audio workstation the hottest on the market.

Product Manager Samara Krugman reveals ALL about the newest product in the SONAR Home Studio line. Learn about the new features and the improved user-friendly interface found in SONAR Home Studio 7.