Supported Sonar Features

JSonar supports the following features of Sonar:

  • Information about the active project:
    • CPU load, hard disk space and other related information
  • Track View (track pane, bus pane, clips pane and track inspector):
    • The number of tracks and buses in a project.
    • Numbers of muted, soloed, armed, archived, input echoed, empty or data tracks and/or buses.
    • Navigation between tracks or buses by selecting from the list of names, typing in the strip number or searching through the list of tracks/buses with a keyword.
    • All the standard actions such as soloing, arming, muting, archiving, selecting and toggling input echo of tracks in the track and bus panes.
    • Operating and moving between volume, pan, sends, effects, interleave state and other parameters of a given track or bus.
    • Connection of a current bus to other tracks and buses.
    • Manipulation of track layers: muting, soloing and querying the number of available layers on a track.
    • Configuration of the track/bus inspector display.
    • …and more
  • Full support for multichannel (stereo and surround sound) VU meters.
  • Event View.
  • Loop Construction View.
  • Loop explorer and Media Browser (depending on the version of Sonar you are using).
  • The SynthRack view (see usage notes in the „Tips and tricks“ section.
  • Tempo View.
  • Lyrics View.
  • Surround Panner (feels very similar to track inspector in terms of navigation).
  • Step Sequencer.
  • Step Record panel.
  • All Sonar main toolbars (press JAWSKey+F8, select a toolbar and use left and right arrow keys to move between controls).
  • View-specific toolbars are also accessible where they exist (use JAWSKey+Shift+F8). Then press TAB, to move between view-specific toolbars, if there are more than one.
  • Toggling track view tools, such as Scrub Tool, Snap-To-Grid, Envelope Tool, Navigator, autocrossfades, selection tool, split tool etc.
  • Navigation through the project by measures or beats.
  • Scrubbing and jogging are fully supported.
  • The following plug-in suites are supported by JSonar:
    • Cakewalk native effects (delay, chorus, dynamic processor etc).
    • Sonitus effects (delay, wahwah, multiband compressor etc) through the use of Hot Spot Clicker (see below).
    • SFZ sound font player (through Hot Spot Clicker).
    • Session Drummer2 (through Hot Spot Clicker).
    • Dimension Pro (through Hot Spot Clicker)
    • And more.
  • Sonar online help (use F1 to start help).

See „Tips and Tricks“ section to learn how to use some of these features