Sonar X1

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Playback

Function Shortcut Description
Pause

Ctrl+ Space

resumes playback at pause point
Play

Space

resumes playback at pause point

Edit Controls

Function Shortcut Description
Show Tools Module

T

using mouse: middle-click
Track Edit Filter

Ctrl

Multi-Track select, then hold

Ctrl and select Edit Filter

Envelopes

Function Shortcut Description
Add Node

ALT+Click

Hold

ALT to add node and draw envelope

Edit Hidden Envelope (Ghosted Data)

Shift+Click

change what data type is being edited (envelope, track data, etc)

Multi-Track Selection

  • Click-drag across track numbers to select multiple tracks in track view.
  • Click-drag across multiple channels in console view to select multiple tracks.

Ctrl+Click to select non-consecutive tracks

Hold Ctrl to adjust volume, route outputs, etc. for all selected tracks

Envelopes and Automation

  • Prefer gain envelopes instead of volume envelopes. A volume envelope overrides the volume fader on the console, effectively disabling manual fader adjustment. A gain envelope adjusts relative volume within the clip, allowing the volume fader to set the overall loudness.

Pro Channel

EQ: hold Alt to adjust the Q bandwidth

Mixing Console

Move buses around by holding Alt and click-dragging on an area of the channel strip where there are no other controls.

Gating and Side Chaining

Idea: use the amplitude signal of one waveform to modulate the amplitude envelope of another track.

  1. Add a gate VST to the track you want to hear
  2. Using the modulation source, add an effects send to the input of the gate VST.
  3. Do a pre-send of the modulation track, turning down the volume fader of the modulation track
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