Welcome to the next in our series of blog posts about using Garritan libraries in other software programs. Today we’ll discuss using Garritan with Sonar X2. Garritan libraries are designed for use in DAWs or Notation programs. If you’ve never used a VST, Audio Units or RTAS plugin in your favorite DAW or Notation program before, this series will help you get set up and introduce you to some of the features that Garritan has to offer to bring your music to life. Today, our friends from Cakewalk are here to share some tips about SONAR X2.
Here’s Dan Gonzalez from Cakewalk:
SONAR X2 has found its place in many different aspects of the music industry and one of those places is working with VST instruments and libraries. This software allows you to operate at the same speed as your creativity when recording MIDI, adjusting controller data, organizing notation, and mixdown of your orchestral tracks. In my opinion, no other DAW makes it easier to load plugins and pick the type of routing you need for each VST Instrument. This is all thanks to SONAR X2’s Synth Rack that stores your soft-synths outside of the Main Track View making them accessible through your MIDI Inputs and Outputs sections like a virtual patchbay.
With the click of mouse you can access the arpeggiator, input quantization, snap to scale, and even key changes all from the the inspector view for each individual track. Also, the Smart Tool makes it easy to move from MIDI tracks, to automation lanes, to the Piano Roll View and perform adjustments without needing to switch a single tool.
You can read more from Dan by visiting the Cakewalk blog.