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Sonar 8 Beginner

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  • Actors: Andrew Eisele
  • Directors: Hal leonard
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Hal Leonard Corp
  • DVD Release Date: April 27, 2009
  • Run Time: 176 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0027Y90A8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #661,849 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Cakewalk's flagship program Sonar 8 has become the digital audio workstation of choice for the PC. With this latest release, Sonar raises the bar by providing everything you need to record, comopose, edit, mix and master your compositions ¯ including the best-sounding virtual instruments and mastering effects found in any digital audio application currently available. This DVD takes an in-depth look at the Producer version of Sonar 8 from setup to mixdown and each step in between. You'll learn how to navigate Sonar 8's layout and how to record and import audio and MIDI clips. You'll use Sonar's many onboard MIDI and audio tools to transpose and quantize MIDI, edit audio loops, and work with MIDI groove clips. And you'll work with the latest onboard soft synths in Sonar 8 and learn how to harness their amazing sounds for your own recordings. You'll be guided through the mixing process and learn how to use a compressor and equalizer, how to insert audio and dynamic effects, and how to use time-based effects and automation techniques when your song is ready. Finally, you'll learn how to export your stereo mix. Along the way, host Andrew Eisele will share many tips and techniques he has learned from teaching Sonar. If you're using Sonar 8 Producer or Studio, then this DVD will be an essential addition to your studio. 176 minutes.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Pate on January 26, 2010
I purchased the Beginner/Intermediate and the Advanced DVDs from HAL Leonard which were mastered by BCI Media LLC. The DVDs were recorded improperly. The camera shots are fine, if somewhat pedestrian which is normal for how-to videos.

However, when the narrator is showing computer screens, the capture program cannot lock the horizontal stabilizer. The computer screens jittery up and down so much my eyes were bugging out. I was trying to watch the DVD lessons on the computer then try to execute the same tasks on the computer. This was not possible.

It DVD is watchable in the TV but still has noticeable horizontal stability problems. This defeats the purpose of watching and practicing since you would have to move from the TV to the computer each time you wanted to try something.

The DVD should be called "Beginner Video Recording Project" since it is a very amateurish production, hardly one expects to get stuck with these days.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lee L. Redmond on December 15, 2009
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This book like many other I have looked at, assumes that I am an experienced user of Sonar and is written in such a way that I have a diffucult time understanding and following the instructions. I have described this book as the "War and Peace" of Sonar.
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