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2 Day Course - 10am-6pm - classes take place in the Boston Area, Call for details.

$ 599.00


XMIX - Sonar X Intermediate Course

This Highly Intensive, 2 Day course is design for the intermediate users of Sonar. During this course you'll learn you will get an in-depth look at Sonar and learn how to use it’s many enhanced features in your own cutting edge music production. You'll also learn many of the newest techniques used by Remixes and Producers in the latest chart-toping mixes.

XMIX University is Hands-On, so no more reading lengthy complex manuals. With your own individual State of the Art Workstations, you’ll learn step-by-step instructions from our experienced staff of XMIX Remixers.  By the end of the course, you will have the understanding and techniques to create your own original production or remix. You will accomplish this as our remixers give you invaluable feedback and opinions, sharing their experiences in a fun classroom atmosphere with other music enthusiasts.

XMIX has been representing a talented team of remixers and producers for over a decade.  With 100’s of major label credits including Madonna, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, The Rolling Stones, and etc.,  XMIX currently has 3 Grammy nominations for dance production. With a deep roster of today's top DJ / Producers, we currently manage Armand Van Helden, DJ Sneak, Lenny Bertoldo.  

XMIX is also a leading remix service which has been supplying the nations top DJs with the latest hits for over 15 years.  XMIX is America’s leading production force for music professionals.

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D A Y . 1

PART I: Introduction and Overview

  • Introduction and Overview of Sonar
    • Layout and functions
      • Working with loops
      • Working with Audio
      • Working with Midi
  • Introduction and Overview of Pluggins in Sonar
    • EQ's / Filters
    • Compression / Limiting
    • Automation / Envelopes
  • Introduction to MIDI in Sonar
    • Wiring and components of your MIDI setup
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of MIDI over Digital Audio
    • Integration of MIDI with digital audio
    • Soft Synths vs. Hardware Synths
  • Intro to Soft-Synths
    • How Soft-Synths work
    • Recording
    • Editing
  • Intro to audio editing in Sonar
  • Intro to working and editing audio
    • Working with Tempo Mapping
    • Intro to creating and storage of loops
    • 16 Bit vs. 24 Bit

Part II: Introduction and Hands On

  • Working with loops
    • Import and working with loops
    • Editing Loops in Arrange Window
    • Loop editing in Construction View
  • Working with Sonar
    • How to create Loop based music
    • Working with Audio and Loops
    • How to import and work with audio tracks
    • How to use effects and Pluggins (Filters, EQ, Compressors)
    • How to work with effects and plug-ins
    • How to create effects Automation
    • How to use and edit effects Envelope
  • Working with MIDI and Soft Synthesizers
    • Learn how to setup Midi gear (Controllers, Midi Ports)
    • Working with MIDI and Digital Audio
      • Record and edit Midi data
      • Working with Midi Clips
        • Integration of MIDI with digital audio
      • Working with Software Synthesizers
        • Recording and editing Soft Synths
      • Soft synths vs. hardware synths
      • Pros and Cons of MIDI over Digital Audio
      • Pros and cons of using Sonar

D A Y . 2

Part I  Hands-On Training!

  • Working with Accepellas
  • How to import and edit an Accepella track
  • How to lock an Accepella to your tracks/remix

Hands on Sonar

  • Learn the ins and Outs of this Advanced Remixing Software
  • Layout and Functions
    • Working with Audio Clips and Loops
    • How to import and work with audio tracks
    • Use effects Pluggins (Filters, EQ, Compressors)
    • Use and edit effects Envelopes
    • How to create effects Automation

Part II * Hands-On Training!

  • Now it’s time to take that raw talent and put it to work - Create your X-Mix Remix from scratch. Applying everything you’ve learned, you begin work on your own accapella remix with the constant guidance and help of our instructors.

Part III:

  • Hands on training of Burning and Mixdown
    • Creating a Mixdown and Master
      • How to adjust levels and compression for mastering
      • How to create a master mixdown of your tracks
      • Editing your master
    • How to burn your master onto Audio CD
    • How to create a Data CD of all your tracks

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