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Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro & Automation In Sonar
on Monday 06 November 2006
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by Guillaume Jeulin
Blue Cat Audio
http://www.bluecataudio.com

This tutorial shows how to use the Peak Meter Pro (DPMP) in Cakewalk Sonar, in order to record the peak envelope of the audio signal as an automation curve.

Step By Step

01 - Insert the DPMP on your audio track:
Image: http://www.musiciantutorials.com/images/blue_cats_digital_peak_meter_pro_ automation_in_sonar/01.png

02 - Right click on the DPMP and select \'Arm Parameter\':
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03 - Select the envelope you want to record (we choose here to record the transformed peak envelope - all parameters starting with \'OUT\' are output parameters):
Image: http://www.musiciantutorials.com/images/blue_cats_digital_peak_meter_pro_ automation_in_sonar/03.png

04 - Play the track and adjust your settings for the transformed envelope:
Image: http://www.musiciantutorials.com/images/blue_cats_digital_peak_meter_pro_ automation_in_sonar/04.png

05 - Hit the \'record automation\' button:
Image: http://www.musiciantutorials.com/images/blue_cats_digital_peak_meter_pro_ automation_in_sonar/05.png

06 - Your envelope has been recorded:
Image: http://www.musiciantutorials.com/images/blue_cats_digital_peak_meter_pro_ automation_in_sonar/06.png

07 - You can now assign it to any other parameter, or copy-paste it to any other track if you wish:
Image: http://www.musiciantutorials.com/images/blue_cats_digital_peak_meter_pro_ automation_in_sonar/07.png

Conclusion
You have learnt how to use the envelope recording functionality of the Peak Meter Pro (DPMP) in Cakewalk Sonar: you are now able to record the peak or RMS envelope as automation curves. These curves can be useful to monitor the audio signal or to be assigned to other parameters of other effects.

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