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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.