Now that BandLab has purchased Cakewalk's asset, Sonar's continuity as a desktop app has been assured. The name will change, but the program will pick up where it left off, so these two books remain relevant as ever. “The Big Book of SONAR Tips” is a lavishly illustrated eBook that features over 300 pages with 120 tips in all; it's available as a PDF download for $14.95 from "The Second Big Book of SONAR Tips" weighs in at 152 pages, with 54 tips on signal processing, MIDI, groove and stretching, FX chains, drums and percussion, workflow, recording tips, and more. The PDF download is $9.95 from

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Welcome, and thank you for stopping by. This is the place to check out my music, find out about new products I've made or designed, see slide shows from workshops, and more. Please check back at least once a week to see what's new, and feel free to share anything that's here.

  Craig Anderton

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"Simplicity," my latest album, is available at cdbaby. The reviews are in: "This album is a tremendous musical effort...ambitious, honest but most importantly unique, with an array of instrumentation only an experienced and diverse artist can deliver," "Definitely a great collection of work," "...a Tour De Force." Preview all the songs in their entirety for free at cdbaby. 

 Click the Tips tab for this week's "Friday's Tip of the Week" - and find out why it's a good idea to     render instrument tracks

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YouTube Channel with music videos, instructional videos, and more

Craig Anderton Interview with extensive biographical material from One Louder magazine

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​Craig Anderton's Sound, Studio, and Stage discussion forum on Harmony Central, open to all 24/7

Upcoming Appearances

Between the Waves Conference
Thursday, June 14 through Sunday, June 17, Madison, Wisconsin

Workshops to be announced

Sweetwater Gearfest

Friday June 22 and Saturday June 23, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Workshops to be announced

Summer NAMM

Thursday June 28, Nashville, Tennessee

TEC Tracks keynote address on "Technology and the Future of the Music Industry." 

23 years ago, and 4 years before Napster, Craig predicted that on-demand music delivered online would replace physical media. 37 years ago, in an AES white paper he predicted the rise of what we now call EDM and the technology that would make it possible. What's next? Here's your chance to see the future.