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Focal Easy Guide to Cakewalk Sonar

For new users and professionals

By Trev Wilkins

  1. ISBN: 9780240519753
  2. Publication Date: April 2005
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 288
  5. Price:
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    • £19.99 (GBP)
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Get professional results fast with this full color guide to Cakewalk's popular Sonar software. Trev Wilkins provides you with a working knowledge of all the essential tools and features.

This concise book is an ideal starting point for anyone using Sonar for the first time and is suitable for users of both Studio and Producer Editions.

All the key areas are covered, including: * set up * recording and editing audio * recording and editing MIDI * using plug-in instruments* using ReWire * the console view and routing * automation * working with video *mixing down and mastering.

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Author Bio

Trev Wilkins is Cakewalk UK's former product specialist. He runs Tightdigital Music Services and has written extensively for Future Music and Computer Music magazines, including the Sonar Masterclass series and Trev Wilkins' World of Cakewalk. Trev is also an experienced live sound engineer and performer and has worked with a diverse range of artists, producers and technicians including Grammy Award winning guitarist Albert Lee, top sax player Mel Collins and renowned producers Nick Griffiths and Pete Wingfield. He has worked at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London alongside artists such as Mark Knopfler, Dave Gilmour and Ronnie Wood.


"Wilkin's book delivers a straightforward rundown of all of Sonar's tools and features, and it's applicable to both the Studio and Producer editions of the software. Users of all levels will find the book capable of illuminating both broad and minutely detailed issues." - International Musician


SONAR basics
Setting up
Recording audio
Recording MIDI
Editing audio
Editing MIDI
Using plug-in instruments and effects
Using ReWire
The Console View and routing
Working with video
Mixing down and mastering
SONAR Studio or Producer Edition?