Note: The core SONAR installer does not include any tutorial content. In order to follow along with the tutorials, please download and install the optional SONAR Tutorials via Cakewalk Command Center (see Cakewalk Command Center).The Browser lets you find and import various types of content into your projects, including audio and MIDI files, track and project templates, track icons, FX Chain presets, effect plug-ins and instruments. You can drag content and plug-ins directly into tracks. By default, the Browser is docked on the right side of the screen.To show or hide the Browser, click the Views menu and choose Browser, or press B.Now that we know how to show and hide the Browser, let’s take a closer look at some of its features, starting with the controls that span across the top of the Browser. Locate the section on your computer screen that looks like the following image.
The Content Location drop-down list shown in the following figure allows you to quickly jump to popular locations on your hard drive.Figure 55. Media Browser.A. Show Media Browser B. Browser menu C. Content Location menu D. Dock/undock E. Docking options F. Expand/collapse G. Move up one level to the parent directory H. Search filter I. File list J. Play/Stop K. Delete content preset L. Save content presetTo specify the output device to use for previewing loops and files from the Browser, click the Media button , point to Audio Preview Bus, and choose an output device from the submenu.To work with software instruments, click the Views menu and select Synth Rack View to open the Synth Rack view. The Synth Rack contains the following controls.
Figure 56. Synth Rack.A. Insert Synth B. Delete Synth C. Insert Synth Options D. Synth Settings menu E. Dock/undock F. Docking options G. Expand/collapse H. Instrument list I. Synth Automation menu
Tip - Searching Documentation
Tip: To search for a specific topic, type your search query in the Search Cakewalk.com field at the top right of this page.
When the search results appear, click which product's documentation you would like to search to filter the search results further.
Note - Using Offline Help
Note: If you prefer to always use offline Help, go to Edit > Preferences > File > Advanced in your Cakewalk software and select Always Use Offline Help.
If you are not connected to the internet, your Cakewalk software will default to showing offline help until an internet connection becomes available.