Video 16, "Virtual miking for acoustic instruments," will show you that stereo miking is not always the best way to mike. Here you will see what can be done through the use of pro-channel EQ to create an artificial stereo image from a single mono track. Video 17, "Using the PX-64 on bass tracks," The PX-64 is a percussion strip that when used with a percussion instrument such as a bass guitar, makes for a great percussion processor. Here you will see how to work with expanders, compressors, shaper, saturation, and other changes to modify the effects.
Video 18, "Integrating external hardware effects," has become more important for those who have some vintage hardware in their projects. You will see how to use SONAR's external insert plug-in to treat hardware effects just like software plug-in. Video 19, "Using Perfect Space reverb for sound design," isn’t just about reverb - it’s a
convolution engine capable of taking any two waveforms and doing the equivalent of a DSP mashup. The results can be stunning—from vocoder-like effects to eerily beautiful alien soundscapes. Here you will see how you can load any wave or AIF file and create new sounds
Video 20, "Sidechaining for rhythmic effects," gives you the ability to automate effects using audio output. The four effects that SONAR provides are Sonitus Gate, Sonitus Compressor, Vintage Channel, and ProChannel 4K Bus Compressor. Here you will see how to use sidechaining to impart the rhythmic characteristics of one instrument to another.
ProChannel (only available in SONAR X1 Producer)
Video 21, "Parallel compression," looks at how compression restricts dynamic range by reducing peaks while raising lower level sounds. This gives an overall louder feel while bringing up subtleties. Because too much compression can result in a squashed sound that will give you a bland feel. By combining the compressed with uncompressed versions you can retain the dynamics better for a much more natural sound.
Video 22, "Adding Tube Saturation," can help to beef up a variety of sounds. In this video you will work with a drum track modify the kick, tom's and the snares on separate channels to get a much bigger sound. Video 23, "Emulating vintage phase shifters," through the use of the parametric EQ is described in this video. Here you will see how to create the classic phase shifter effect using the ProChannel.