Understanding Sonar Track Properties
Sunday, May 20, 2007
By Stephane Brault
I first started playing around with Cakewalk Sonar a few years ago, about when version 4 came out. At that time I pretty much used it to play MIDI files as backing tracks so I could play the guitar part along. I didn't know much about Sonar neither (not that I'm a professional today at all) so I just used everything out-of-the-box. Then I learned to add soundfonts to my projects which made the instruments sound more realistic. The problem with the soundfonts is that they're not of equal quality so I had to adjust a few settings. So then I had to know more about track properties. Hopefully this article will help you to get more control over your musical projects.
Let's open Cakewalk Sonar project and see what we have in the track view first. Before we go further, let's make sure we both see the same thing. Click on Views => Layouts from the top menu. Select the Default layout and click the Load button.