SONAR provides several ways to add effects to audio data. You can add plug-in effects to a track FX Racks to process the entire track. You can also add plug-ins to clip FX Racks to only process individual clips. For even greater precision, you can apply special processing to specific audio regions. These effects are called Region FX.Any ARA-compatible VST3 audio plug-in will be available as a Region FX in SONAR, and will be listed in the Track view Region FX menu. For details, see ARA Audio Random Access.When you apply a Region FX, SONAR converts the selected region to a new special Region FX clip. A Region FX appears right before the clip FX Rack in the signal chain (see Signal flow).
1. Select an audio region or clip you wish to process with an ARA plug-in. To select a region on the timeline, use the Smart tool or Select tool and drag across the bottom part of the clip(s). To select an entire clip, simply click the clip. For details, see Selecting clips.
2. In the Track view, click the Region FX menu, click the name of the desired ARA plug-in (for example, Melodyne), then select Create Region FX.The selected audio region is converted to a Region FX clip, and the plug-in interface appears in the MultiDock view.
To open the interface of a Region FX, do one of the following:
Right-click the Region FX clip, and select Region FX > [name of ARA plug-in] > Open Editor.Do one of the following:
In the Track view, click the Region FX menu and select [name of Region FX] > Render Region FX.
Right-click a Region FX clip and choose Region FX > [name of Region FX] > Render Region FX from the Clips pane pop-up menu.In the Track view, click the Region FX menu and select Bypass All Region FX.
Slip-stretch clip when the Follow Host Tempo option is enabled.
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