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Using MIDI Control in Sonar
on Thursday 31 August 2006
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by Guillaume Jeulin
Blue Cat Audio
http://www.bluecataudio.com

This tutorial will help you understand how to use parameters MIDI control in Cakewalk Sonar. It is applicable to any DXi plug-in (MIDI enabled DirectX plug-in).

Step By Step

01 - Insert a DXi effect:
Image: http://www.musiciantutorials.com/images/using_midi_control_in_sonar/01.png

02 - On a MIDI track, assign the output to your DXi effect, and select 'MIDI Omni' as input:
Image: http://www.musiciantutorials.com/images/using_midi_control_in_sonar/02.png

03 - Open the Preset Settings Window:
Image: http://www.musiciantutorials.com/images/using_midi_control_in_sonar/03.png

04 - Uncheck 'Use global setting':
Image: http://www.musiciantutorials.com/images/using_midi_control_in_sonar/04.png

05 - Enable the parameter you want to control:
Image: http://www.musiciantutorials.com/images/using_midi_control_in_sonar/05.png

06 - Click on the 'Learn' button:
Image: http://www.musiciantutorials.com/images/using_midi_control_in_sonar/06.png

07 - Move your MIDI controller:
Image: http://www.musiciantutorials.com/images/using_midi_control_in_sonar/07.png

08 -The right controller channel and CC number have been automatically set (you can also assign them manually, and use '0' for the channel for MIDI Omni):
Image: http://www.musiciantutorials.com/images/using_midi_control_in_sonar/08.png

09 - Click on 'Ok', the parameter is now assigned to your controller and is modified when you move the controller:
Image: http://www.musiciantutorials.com/images/using_midi_control_in_sonar/09.png

10 - You can also modify the response curve (Min, Max, Response) of the MIDI mapping:
Image: http://www.musiciantutorials.com/images/using_midi_control_in_sonar/10.png

11 - Double click on the values to set them with more precision:
Image: http://www.musiciantutorials.com/images/using_midi_control_in_sonar/11.png

Conclusion
You are now able to use the MIDI capabilities of your DXi plug-ins in Cakewalk Sonar. Download one of the Blue Cat Audio Freeware products and enjoy real time MIDI control for free.

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