This course covers basic setup and operation of SONAR and its features.
Mix Recall lets you save and switch to various mix scenes for easy, one-click comparisons.
SONAR re-invents comping with the fastest, most efficient way to transform multiple performances into a perfect composite track.
Control Bar Enhancements
Stack, scroll, minimize, and maximize any and all Control Bar modules for one-click access to your favorite tools.
The new PRV features more realistic piano keys, optimized vertical zoom resolution, and many other improvements.
Individual automation lanes for each track plus new automation modes (Latch, Touch, Overwrite, Punch)
Dynamic Sends & FX Stacks
The award-winning Skylight evolves with stacked FX and the new Dynamic Sends.
Project and Track Templates
SONAR makes it easy to focus on the music by giving you access to project and track templates.
REmatrix Solo is a zero-latency, streamlined, single-layer convolution reverb.
Addictive Drums 2
SONAR includes the world's finest drum kits and percussion instruments with the brand new Addictive Drums 2.
The ProChannel is a fully expandable mixing console right at your fingertips.
VocalSync tightens vocals by aligning one part to another.
New detection algorithms re-boot AudioSnap into a next-generation toolkit.
Melodyne Essential is fully integrated into SONAR Professional and SONAR Platinum.
Basic Mix Functions
Learn the basics of Volume, Pan, Mute, and Solo.
Export your projects directly from SONAR to SoundCloud.
X3 Addictive Drums
SONAR X3 Producer now includes the full version of Addictive Drums. Get a quick tutorial.
X3 Blue Tubes Dynam
7 new dynamics processors from Nomad Factory in SONAR X3 Studio and Producer.
Learn how to work with X2's audio and MIDI clips.
Arrange and save layouts of every window in Skylight.
Arrange and customize SONAR's Skylight workpace
X2 Zoom and Navigation
Learn how to use Timeline Zoom and much more.
X2 Smart Grid
Intelligently set the snap resolution and the visual grid line display dynamically
X2 Smart Tool
Seamlessly edit audio and MIDI using SONAR X2's enhanced Smart Tool
X2 Automation Lanes
Learn how to implement automation lanes into your workflow
X2 Take Lanes
Keep your projects and tracks organized with new Take Lanes
Get a tour of the new modular ProChannel - exclusive to SONAR X2 Producer
X2 Piano Roll
Get started with the updated Piano Roll View in SONAR X2
Learn how to quickly edit tracks with X2's new automation
X2 R-MIX SONAR
Learn your way around this new visual based mixing tool in X2 Producer
X2 Matrix View
Learn how to introduce nonlinear music production into your workflow
Use the powerful, built-in Metronome to keep your tracks in time
X2 FX Chains
Uncover the power and flexibility of FX Chains in SONAR X2
X2 Console Emulator
Learn how to create more punch, depth & definition
X2 BREVERB SONAR
Get to know this exceptionally versatile go-to Reverb
X2’s powerful Browser will save you time and greatly improve your workflow.
Find out how this tabbed system in Skylight User Interface can organize the most complex projects.
X2 QuadCurve EQ
The QuadCurve EQ is proven itself to be amongst the best in the industry. Find out how to make it work for you.
X2 Quick Grouping
The convenience of Quick Grouping can save you time, but can also add creativity to your mixes.
How to use integral information from the X2 Inspector to speed up your workflow.
X2 Loop Construction
Find out how to use this powerful tool to creatively and intuitively work with loops.
X2 Control Bar
The Control Bar is an integral component to X2’s brilliant workflow. Learn the basics and get creating.
X2 Window Management
Concentrate on the music. Checkout these 5 different approaches to manage floating windows in X2.
X3 Blue Tubes EQ
6 of Nomad Factory’s EQs included in SONAR X3 Studio and Producer.
X3 Blue Tubes FX
X3 Studio and Producer includes Delay, Echo, Reverb, Chorus, Phaser, and even a Spacial Imager. Learn more about these plugins.
Export entire mixes or individual tracks or busses.
How to use this built-in, modular, fully customizable console strip.
Comping accelerates your workflow so that you can isolate, edit, and promote your strongest performances quickly.
X3 Gobbler Integration
Gobbler Cloud Save lets you upload your projects anywhere, anytime. Store it for as long as you want and then share it to your friends.
X3: Melodyne Essential
Melodyne Essential is now fully integrated into SONAR X3 Studio and Producer using ARA integration
X3 Skylight Enhancements
Adding color to your sessions makes light work out of organizing complex and track-heavy projects.
QuadCurve EQ Zoom & Analyzer
Boost, cut and, produce with the most visual EQ that Cakewalk has ever offered.
Strum Acoustic SONAR
Experience the sound and feel of an acoustic guitar right from your keyboard with Strum Acoustic Session.
Learn the basics of creating and editing automation.
Setup non-ACT Device
Learn how to configure any third-party, non-ACT ready device.
Control Surface Config.
Learn how to setup and configure a control surface in SONAR.
Learn how to use ACt to control any plugin, synth, and track control.
Take a tour of SONAR X1's new and innovative Skylight user interface.
Get the basics of SONAR X1's new Unified Preferences menu.
Learn how to setup and configure an ASIO device with SONAR.
Learn how to setup and configure a MIDI device with SONAR.
Record an Audio Track
Learn how to record an audio track in SONAR
Learn how to insert soft synths into SONAR.
Learn how to insert effects onto tracks and clips.
Input Monitoring Effects
Learn how to input monitor with effects in SONAR.
Tools and Editing
Get the basics of SONAR X1's Tools, Edit Filter, Automation, and more.
Get familiar with SONAR X1's ProChannel (Comp, EQ, Tube Saturation).
Get a basic overview of the layout and functions of the PX-64 Percussion Strip.
Get up and running quickly with the initial setup and configuration of SONAR.
MIDI Devices Setup
Learn how to setup keyboard controllers and other MIDI devices.
Get the most out of SONAR's powerful and flexible Plugin Manager.
Get a basic overview of AudioSnap 2.0 and become familiar with its controls and functions.