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Cakewalk Sonar 7: Do True Object-Oriented Editing In Sonar

By Craig Anderton | October 1, 2008


1. To isolate the object from the track, right-click at the beginning of the section you want to isolate, then select “Split” (keyboard shortcut: type “S”) from the context menu. Do the same at the end of the section.

2. Right-click on the object, and select “Open Clip Effects Bin” from the context menu (keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+B).

3. An effects bin opens up that’s similar to the standard track effects bin.


4. Right-click on a blank part of the effects bin, and select the desired audio effect from the pop-up menu.

 5. The effect will now appear in the bin. Like a standard effects bin, the small check box to the left of the effect name indicates enabled (green) or disabled (gray). To insert more effects, repeat step 4.



 6. As soon as you click anywhere other than the effects bin, the object’s bin minimizes to a small box that says “FX.” This indicates there’s an effects bin in the object. To re-open an FX bin (e.g., for adding more effects), just click on the box.





In Step 6, you can also minimize the effects bin by clicking on the “X” in the upper left corner.
Any effect in an object stops processing at the end of the object—including delay tails caused by feedback, or reverb tails. Add silence to the end of the object if necessary.
To bypass the bin and all its effects, right-click anywhere within the bin and select “Bypass Bin.”
To re-arrange the order of effects within the bin, click-drag effects to the desired position in the chain.
To delete an effect, click on it and hit Delete, or right-click on it (or its enable box) and select “Delete” from the pop-up menu.

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