SONAR X1 Power! Resource Guide Now Distributed by Alfred Music Publishing

Los Angeles, CA — June 2011 - Alfred Music Publishing announces the distribution of SONAR X1 Power!, an instructional resource guide from Course Technology PTR, a division of Cengage Learning.

SONAR X1 Power! is the comprehensive instructional guide to Cakewalk’s SONAR X1 music recording software. Geared for new users and veteran upgraders alike, the textbook reveals all the software features and enhancements, and includes best practice procedures for project work flow. Topics include an introduction to MIDI and digital audio, workflow customization, recording and playback, exploring editing tools and effects, mixing, composing with loops, how to take SONAR projects to CD, and much more. Arranged in a concise yet easy-to-understand fashion, the instructional resource guide includes helpful DAW screenshots and practice exercises to reinforce concepts and methods.

For the new user, the textbook offers a complete review of SONAR X1 along with the essentials to maneuvering within the music software for recording, editing, producing, mixing, and bringing projects to final product. Upgraders will be met with all the new features in the program, as well as enhancements to existing features that may affect their current production workflow. The comprehensive guide dutifully serves as both a training manual and as a reference guide, offering a detailed table of contents and a complete and well-organized index.

SONAR X1 Power! comprehensive resource guide (54-1435458508) is now available for $49.99 at music retail stores and at

Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level. Alfred’s home office is located in Los Angeles, with domestic offices in Miami and New York as well as offices around the world including Australia, Germany, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping people learn, teach, and play music. Alfred currently has over 90,000 active titles. Alfred represents a wide range of well-known publications—from methods like Alfred’s Basic Guitar, Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations, and Suzuki, to artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter, and George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Billboard.

In addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes products from over 50 companies, including Belwin, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Dover Publications, DW Drums, Faber Music, Highland/Etling, Kalmus, National Guitar Workshop, Penguin, TASCAM, Ultimate Support, and WEA.

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