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Scott R. Garrigus' DigiFreq(TM) - SONAR X1 Tips and Techniques


ISSN: 1531-6505; Issue 41
Music technology downloads, news, articles, reviews, tips and tutorials for home recording and professional musicians. Over 20,000 readers can't be wrong!

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SCOTT'S NOTES - SONAR X1 Tips and Techniques

Yes, I know this issue is very focused on Cakewalk SONAR X1, but don't worry! DigiFreq does NOT just cover Cakewalk. We have plenty of other info in this issue and we'll be covering plenty of other brands in future issues as well. We've got FL Studio, Pro Tools, Studio One, Samplitude and more in our studio with plenty of pro audio / home recording articles and videos coming soon. So stay tuned and in the meantime...

This free edition of the SONAR X1 Power! Tips and Techniques PDF by Scott R. Garrigus provides step-by-step information about performing various music editing tasks with Cakewalk SONAR X1 that all X1 musicians can use.

Techniques in the free PDF include:
* a quick and easy way to export MIDI tracks.
* how to stretch audio with a simple keyboard combination and click/drag of the mouse.
* how to open multiple versions of the same View in SONAR.
* using the Event Inspector for advanced MIDI data editing.
* how to delete multiple measures of a specific selection in a SONAR project.
* how to automate specific data selections using envelopes.
* how to remove vocal "pops" or plosives from your recorded vocal tracks.
* dealing with clip FX tails.
* and more...

Download the free PDF at: http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/download.asp?ID=131

Pro Sound News Interview with SONAR X1 Tips

Pro Sound News recently did an interview with me and of course, SONAR X1 was the main topic of discussion. The interview includes some info and tips that I thought you might find interesting, so I figured I would pass it along.

"Cakewalk's SONAR X1, a digital audio workstation with music creation tools, is a comprehensive piece of software—just ask Scott Garrigus. Since 2000, he’s written a string of popular books on Cakewalk’s software, the latest being SONAR X1 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide, available in paperback and Kindle formats. We sat down with the busy author to find out how the books came to be, what some of his favorite tips for SONAR X1 are and more."

Read the entire interview at: http://www.prosoundnetwork.com/Default.aspx?tabid=69&EntryId=329

Thanks so much for reading DigiFreq! Enjoy the rest of the issue...

Scott
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/

PS. My SONAR X1 Power! book is now available. And for anyone not upgrading, most of my older Power! books (such as SONAR 8 Power!) are also available. For more information, visit http://www.garrigus.com/powerbooks.asp



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DFreqNEWS - MODARTT, UAD, KRK, NI, Groove Monkee, PreSonus, EpiK DrumS

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An Open Letter to UAD Users, and a Note Regarding 64-bit Compatibility
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KRK on the Road with Hot Chelle Rae - Platinum-Selling Band Relies Upon Versatility of KRK VXT4
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Native Instruments Announces DAMAGE by Heavyocity Now Available in Stores Worldwide
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Groove Monkee Releases R&B 1 MIDI Drum Loops - Get 10% off!
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PreSonus Announces Studio One 2 - Offers Over 100 New Features and Enhancements
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Smart Loops Ships New MultiTrack Drum Loops for Slow, Medium and Fast Rock - Get 10% off!
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Hal Leonard Publishes Modern Guitar Rigs: The Tone Fanatic’s Guide To Integrating Amps and Effects
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macProVideo Releases Composing for Commercials Video Tutorial - Get 20% off!
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EpiK DrumS EDU Interactive Mixing DVD by Producer Ken Scott Released by Alfred Music Publishing
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DFreqDISCUSS - MIDI Recording, iZotope iDrum, External Hard Drive

Some of the latest technology discussions:

MIDI Record Weirdness...Delayed & Scrambled (!@#%?
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discuss/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6156

Cakewalk Sonar X1 and Saffire Pro24DSP
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Cakewalk SONAR Printing guitar tabs
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Cakewalk sonar 6 drum samples
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iZotope iDrum
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EXternal Portable Hard Drives
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Pro Sound News Interview with SONAR X1 Tips
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audio track no signal
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To read up on other interesting topics, or to post and get answers to your own questions, go to:
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DFreqDOWNLOADS - Audacity, Autogun, Frohmage, Bitter Sweet, SONAR X1

Some of the latest music technology downloads:

SONAR X1 Power! Tips and Techniques PDF (Free)
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Image Line Autogun VSTi Synthesizer (Windows - Free)
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Ohm Force Frohmage Filter FX Plug-In (Mac/Windows - Free)
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Flux Bitter Sweet II Audio Transient Processor (Mac/Windows: Free)
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Audacity Cross-Platform Audio Editor (Free)
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For more of the latest music technology downloads, go to:
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DFreqVIDEOS - Cakewalk SONAR, Sweetwater Creation Station rackXT PC

Some of the latest music technology videos:

Cakewalk SONAR: Event Inspector Editing
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Cakewalk SONAR: Automating Data Selections
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Sweetwater Creation Station rackXT DAW PC Inside Look
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Cakewalk SONAR V-Studio 700 Unboxing
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Sweetwater Creation Station rackXT DAW PC Unboxing
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For more of the latest music technology videos, go to:
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DFreqFINISH - Sign Up for the DigiFreq Forums!

Yes, I know... there are a lot of music and home recording forums available on the Internet, but the DigiFreq Forums are special. Not only am I there every day, we also have a dedicated group of people that are ready to answer your questions.

Yes, I know... you probably already have a favorite forum at which to hang out on a regular basis, but the DigiFreq Forums are special. They are open, friendly, and free of junk or troublemakers.

Suffice it to say... if you're reading the DigiFreq newsletter, but not visiting the Forums, then you are missing out on a big part of the services that DigiFreq provides for you. Go to the forums today and register for your free account:
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Main Forums page: http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discuss/

Come on over to hang out, make new friends, and share your thoughts... and of course, get answers to any questions you may have. Thanks and I'll see you there!

Scott
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/

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