> Step by step

2. Get­ting started with Sonar Home Stu­dio (con­tin­ued)

Computer Music - - Free Software -

7 To get our plug­ins in on the ac­tion, we need to go to Edit » Pref­er­ences and find the VST Set­tings on the left. Click­ing that will open a win­dow that al­lows us to see the VST Scan Path. We can se­lect the path where we have our plug­ins. The plug­ins will au­to­mat­i­cally be res­canned, and will then show up in the Browser.

8 Now, look­ing into the Browser, we see that an Un­cat­e­gorised folder has been added to our in­stru­ments. We can open it and find our plug­ins. Let’s drag one into the project. We’ve se­lected LinPlug’s Al­pha CM. We’ll choose the pre­set called BAS-Res-TEG. If you’ve got a MIDI con­troller, you should be able to trig­ger some notes.

9 Let’s add an ef­fects plugin. To do this, we can grab the right edge of the In­stru­ment Track Strip we’ve just cre­ated and pull it to the right un­til the FX bin comes into view. We can now drag a plugin into the FX bin. Back in the plug­ins Browser, click the Au­dio FX but­ton to re­veal your plug­ins.

10 Let’s open the De­lay folder, where we see the Soni­tus De­lay. We can then drag it into the FX bin we just re­vealed. Al­ter­na­tively, we can drag it into the FX bin on the Chan­nel Strip on the far left. As you’ll see, the Soni­tus De­lay is packed with pa­ram­e­ters to tweak.

11 Record­ing in Sonar Home Stu­dio is sim­ple. We do it by click­ing the red dot in the track we’d like to record. This arms the track for record­ing. Now we sim­ply hit the Record but­ton in the Trans­port up top. Here, we’ve recorded some MIDI notes along­side our drum loop.

12 Sonar Home Stu­dio al­lows us to cre­ate Groove-Clips from our MIDI record­ings, too. We can do this by se­lect­ing the clip and right-click­ing it. Then we sim­ply ac­ti­vate Groove-Clip Loop­ing. Now we can drag the edges of our newly-groovy MIDI clip to ex­tend it for as long as we like.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.