Tutorial - Using MIDI Control in Sonar

Tutorial Description

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:

Step 01 - Insert a DXi effect

02 - On a MIDI track, assign the output to your DXi effect, and select 'MIDI Omni' as input:

Step 02 - On a MIDI track, assign the output to your DXi effect, and select 'MIDI Omni' as input

03 - Open the Preset Settings Window:

Step 03 - Open the Preset Settings Window

04 - Uncheck 'Use global setting':

Step 04 - Uncheck 'Use global setting'

05 - Enable the parameter you want to control:

Step 05 - Enable the parameter you want to control

06 - Click on the 'Learn' button:

Step 06 - Click on the 'Learn' button

07 - Move your MIDI controller:

Step 07 - Move your MIDI controller

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):

Step 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)

09 - Click on 'Ok', the parameter is now assigned to your controller and is modified when you move the controller:

Step 09 - Click on 'Ok', the parameter is now assigned to your controller and is modified when you move the controller

10 - You can also modify the response curve (Min, Max, Response) of the MIDI mapping:

Step 10 - You can also modify the response curve (Min, Max, Response) of the MIDI mapping

11 - Double click on the values to set them with more precision:

Step 11 - Double click on the values to set them with more precision

Conclusion

You are now able to use the MIDI capabilities of your DXi plug-ins in Cakewalk Sonar. Download one of our Freeware DIrectX and VST plugins and enjoy real time MIDI control for free.

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