SONAR features a really handy tool that allows you to repeat specified sections of a project file. You may want to do this to rehearse a part or phrase or to listen closely to a specific section. Perhaps you might set up a loop just because it’s your favorite part of the song and you want to hear it over and over again. For all of the above, you need to loop a section of the song.You may have noticed this demo file is an example of rock music. Let’s pretend for a second that you are the guitar player and you want to practice your solo section right before measure 10. This requires you to do two things:
1. Create a looped section of the GTR_Rhythm, Bass and Drums tracks for you to practice with.
2. Mute the existing GTR_Lead 1 track.Enabling looping in SONAR is easy. Simply click the Loop button in the Control Bar’s Loop module. When enabled, the Loop button is lit .Take note of the measure numbers displayed in the following image. The first number (10:01:000) indicates the start of the loop region and second number (19:01:000) indicates the end of the loop region. When looping is enabled, the Time Ruler across the top of SONAR's Track view displays yellow flag markers that indicate where the loop region starts and ends. If you want to change the loop region, you can drag the loop markers to a new location. Drag the loop start marker to measure 10 and the loop end marker to measure 19. This will create a loop of the first solo section.Finally, mute both the GTR_Lead 3 and GTR_Lead 2 tracks and click Play to audition the loop region. You will now hear only the Bass and GTR_Rhythm tracks so that you, the guitarist in our scenario, can practice your solo section.
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