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SONAR X1 Power!, The Comprehensive Guide

SONAR X1 Power!, The Comprehensive Guide

ISBN 13: 9781435458505

ISBN 10: 1435458508

Author: Scott R. Garrigus

Pages: 608

Published: 03/08/2011

Print Book Price: $49.99 Add to cart

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SONAR X1 POWER!: THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE is the most recent edition of the best-selling SONAR Power book series providing detailed training for Cakewalk's SONAR X1 music recording software. Written for both new users and veteran upgraders alike, SONAR X1 POWER! walks users through all of the features of the software with step-by-step instructions and exercises. New users will start at the beginning and learn everything they need to know to use SONAR for recording, editing, producing, mixing, and bringing their music to the masses. Upgraders will learn about all the new features in SONAR X1 as well as enhancements to existing features that may affect their current production workflow.
Note*: If you are buying the e-book version of this product, any CD/DVD supplement files referenced throughout the book can be accessed for free at our Companion Downloads page.
  • SONAR X POWER! Will cover all the new features in the yet-to-be-released SONAR X as well as enhancements to existing features that may affect their current production workflow.
  • Provides coverage of the latest version of Sonar, one of the most popular music software applications available.
  • Targets beginning and intermediate readers who want to delve deeper into the many complex functionalities of Sonar.
  • The book serves as a reference that can be used again and again, thanks to the detailed table of contents and the complete and well-organized index.
  • Written by an experienced author who is a musician, multimedia expert, and Sonar user.
Author Bio
Scott R. Garrigus
Scott R. Garrigus ( has been involved with music and computers since he was twelve years old. He earned a B.A. in music performance with an emphasis in sound recording technology at UMass, Lowell. In 1993, he released his first instrumental album on cassette, Pieces of Imagination. In 1995, he began his professional writing career when his first article appeared in Electronic Musician magazine. In 2000, he authored his first book, Cakewalk Power!, which was the first book to deal exclusively with the Cakewalk Pro Audio, Guitar Studio, and Home Studio software applications. Since then, Scott has written a number of other books, including Sound Forge Power!, SONAR Power!, SONAR 2 Power!, Sound Forge 6 Power!, SONAR 3 Power!, SONAR 4 Power!, SONAR 5 Power!, Sound Forge 8 Power!: The Official Guide, SONAR 8 Power!, SONAR X1 Power!, and SONAR X2 Power! Today, Garrigus continues to contribute articles to a number of print and online publications. He also publishes his own music technology e-zine, called DigiFreq (, which provides free news, reviews, tips, and techniques for music technology and home recording users.
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Table of Contents
1. MIDI and Digital Audio Basics.
2. Getting Started with SONAR.
3. Customizing SONAR.
4. Working with Projects.
5. Getting Around in SONAR.
6. Recording and Playback.
7. Editing Basics.
8. Exploring the Editing Tools.
9. Composing with Loops.
10. Software Synthesis.
11. Exploring Effects.
12. Mixing it Down.
13. Making Sheet Music.
14. Studio Control with StudioWare and SysEx.
15. CAL 101.
16. Advanced CAL Techniques.
17. Take Your SONAR Project to CD.
Appendix A. Sample Project Roadmap - From Recording to Mixdown.
Appendix B. Backing up Your Project Files.
Appendix C. Producing for Multimedia and the Web.
Appendix D. SONAR Resources on the Web.
Sample Chapters