- 出版社: Cengage Learning PTR; 1 (2011年3月8日)
- 丛书名: Power!
- 平装: 528页
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 1435458508
- 条形码: 9781435458505, 0082039558509
- 商品尺寸: 21.6 x 3.2 x 27.9 cm
- 商品重量: 1.43 Kg
- ASIN: 1435458508
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SONAR X1 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide (英语) 平装 – 2011年3月8日
Scott R. Garrigus (garrigus.com) has been involved with music and computers since he was twelve years old. He earned a B.A. in music performance with an emphasis in sound recording technology at UMass, Lowell. In 1993, he released his first instrumental album on cassette, Pieces of Imagination. In 1995, he began his professional writing career when his first article appeared in Electronic Musician magazine. In 2000, he authored his first book, Cakewalk Power!, which was the first book to deal exclusively with the Cakewalk Pro Audio, Guitar Studio, and Home Studio software applications. Since then, Scott has written a number of other books, including Sound Forge Power!, SONAR Power!, SONAR 2 Power!, Sound Forge 6 Power!, SONAR 3 Power!, SONAR 4 Power!, SONAR 5 Power!, Sound Forge 8 Power!: The Official Guide, SONAR 8 Power!, SONAR X1 Power!, and SONAR X2 Power! Today, Garrigus continues to contribute articles to a number of print and online publications. He also publishes his own music technology e-zine, called DigiFreq (digifreq.com), which provides free news, reviews, tips, and techniques for music technology and home recording users.
Introduction. 1. MIDI and Digital Audio Basics. 2. Getting Started with SONAR. 3. Customizing SONAR. 4. Working with Projects. 5. Getting Around in SONAR. 6. Recording and Playback. 7. Editing Basics. 8. Exploring the Editing Tools. 9. Composing with Loops. 10. Software Synthesis. 11. Exploring Effects. 12. Mixing it Down. 13. Making Sheet Music. 14. Studio Control with StudioWare and SysEx. 15. CAL 101. 16. Advanced CAL Techniques. 17. Take Your SONAR Project to CD. Appendix A. Sample Project Roadmap - From Recording to Mixdown. Appendix B. Backing up Your Project Files. Appendix C. Producing for Multimedia and the Web. Appendix D. SONAR Resources on the Web.
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I've had this book for about four hours now and I've already learned 3 important things, 5 "good to know" things, and at least a dozen little helpful hints. And this from just skimming through the book.
Great for beginners, the author assumes you know how to turn on a computer and know the basic mouse commands, that's it. From there he takes us from a simple explanation to what MIDI is and what you can do with it, all the way to Cakewalk Application Language (CAL). Most people that own Sonar can probably skip a couple of chapters (although it's nice for a refresher course), but even the seasoned pros can learn something about how X1 is laid out and about all the new features and customizations. Because just when you think you know it all, you'll discover something you didn't about Sonar in this book. And for me, I much prefer a printed guide to have near my workstation, as opposed to a PDF file.
The occasional tip or trick is included, and I did learn a few new things I didn't already know as a long time Sonar user. It was not necessarily an interesting or thought provoking read however, and I often found myself skipping past large numbered sections of simple procedures to get to the useful meat of the information. Most of the chapters contain these step-by-step numbered procedures about accomplishing a given task in Sonar, but the X1 user interface is so intuitive that sections of the book feel like filler material than power user information.
My biggest complaint about the book is that the majority of the external links the author provides to reference material lead nowhere. There are numerous references to 'see this link for more detailed information or a video', and the link simply goes to the authors website which contains a couple of unrelated videos. This is a bit frustrating if you want to learn more detail about a given section than the simple step-by-step procedure the book lays out. It makes me wonder why invalid links were included in the first place. I emailed the author with this question about a month ago and received no response. I would give the book 4 out of 5 if the links worked, and 5 out of 5 if more useful 'power' tricks were included in the text itself that went beyond simple step-by-step procedures. For a basic tutorial to come up to speed on Sonar X1, it still fits the bill.
I bought a new laptop last fall to dedicate to musical purposes and upgraded to Sonar Studio 8.5. It still confused me and I spent most of my time going to the PDF of the user guide. Then came Sonar X1. I upgraded to Producer and installed it hopefully.
I got the book and was surprised it was so huge. But I started reading it, though I can't remember ever reading a manual from cover to cover. It's: 1)Organized; 2)Thorough; 3)Interesting.
It's going to take this old school guy a while, but already I'm spending more time making music than scratching my head. Considering how much Scott covers, the price is almost ridiculously low. And of course, good old Amazon got me my book fast, as always.
I moved a big black music stand between my second monitor and Roland XP to keep the book handy-- it's good having such a complete reference at my fingertips.