Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro & Automation In Sonar

Tutorial Description

This tutorial shows how to use the DP Meter Pro plugin (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:

Step 01 - Insert the DPMP on your audio track

02 - Right click on the DPMP and select 'Arm Parameter':

Step 02 - Right click on the DPMP and select 'Arm Parameter'

03 - Select the envelope you want to record (the transformed peak envelope here - parameters starting with 'OUT' are output parameters):

Step 03 - Select the envelope you want to record (the transformed peak envelope here - parameters starting with 'OUT' are output parameters)

03.1 - On the most recent versions of the plugin, check that automation output is enabled in the current preset settings:

Step 03.1 - On the most recent versions of the plugin, check that automation output is enabled in the current preset settings

04 - Play the track and adjust your settings for the transformed envelope:

Step 04 - Play the track and adjust your settings for the transformed envelope

05 - Hit the 'record automation' button:

Step 05 - Hit the 'record automation' button

06 - Your envelope has been recorded:

Step 06 - Your envelope has been recorded

07 - You can now assign it to any other parameter, or copy-paste it to any other track if you wish:

Step 07 - You can now assign it to any other parameter, or copy-paste it to any other track if you wish

Conclusion

You have learnt how to use the envelope recording functionality of the DP Meter Pro plugin (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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