Sonar 7 Recording Issues
Posted on Jul 31, 2008 10:46 pm
Member Since: Jul 31, 2008
Ok heres my problem. I just installed Sonar 7 on a Vista PC. I finally got it working (for the most part) after installing ASIO4ALL. However, when I try to record to a single track, it records all my previously recorded tracks as well. I feel like ive tried everything but i'm totally stumped. Am I missing something here?
Also, Does anyone have any suggestions for the optimal configuration of Sonar 7 on a Vista PC? Thanks for the help.
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Aug 01, 2008 09:52 am Welcome to HRC
Very common problem, resolution of the problem really depends on your setup...could you describe the gear you have, how it's routed and what kind of sound card you are using. Since using ASIO4ALL I suspect it's some integrated sound chip, correct?
Aug 01, 2008 10:09 am I have a very basic setup. AMD dual-core, 4 GB RAM (dont know if thats relevent or not). My sound card is a soundblster audigy platinum. I have my mic, keyboard and beat machine connected to a behringer mixer which is connected to the sound card input. I have another behinger mixer connected to the output for my headphones and monitors. I have configured the asio4all in sonar and I think I configured vista's input/output correctly. I totally disabled the "what you hear" option. Thought that would take care of it, but no. There is on-board sound card integerated into my mother board but im not using that. I disabled it in ASIO4ALL I think. I hope this is enough info, if not let me know what else you need to know. I really appreciate your help. Thanks
Aug 01, 2008 10:12 am OK, sound blaster...quoted from our FAQ:
[quote]One possible quick fix is to go into your SB Mixer and change the Recording from "What You Hear" to "Line In" or "Mic" depending on what input you are using.
If that doesn't fix it it's a signal routing issue, you need to mentally follow your signals and see where they meet before entering the sound card.[/quote]
Hope that helps.
Aug 01, 2008 10:25 am Soundblaster mixer? I've never seen that before. I'll poke around a bit and see if I can locate it. But I never had to mess with that before with Sonar 5. Just in case, where do I find that? Thanks.
Aug 01, 2008 10:28 am I don't know where, I haven't used a Sound Blaster for years...look around the SB preferences/options, it's in there someplace.
Aug 01, 2008 10:32 am I cant find a folder or preference options for soundblaster anywhere on my pc. Maybe its something I can download? I'll do a search. Anyway, what kind of sound card do you use? Suggestions?
Aug 01, 2008 10:34 am I'd suggest trying a right click on the SB icon that is probably running down by the clock...
M-Audio Audiophile makes a recording sound card...Sound Blasters are great for gaming, DVD playback, music playing and whatnot, not really geared toward recording tho.
Aug 01, 2008 02:02 pm Hey thanks again for the help. I found what you were talking about. Its called the Surround Mixer and its part of AudioHQ. Unfortunately though its not compatible with Vista, and from what i've been reading, Creative doesnt plan on issuing an update or patch. Do you have any other suggestions? Would buying another sound card like the one you mentioned earlier solve my problem do you think?
Aug 01, 2008 02:03 pm yes, it would, I personally used the one I mentioned for quite a while and it's a GREAT card for hobby recording, even professional, and is a decent price.
Aug 01, 2008 05:08 pm There is another place you can probably change that setting. r-click on the speaker icon in your task bar and select sound mixer, once that is open go to the File menu and you should see an option for Record options select that, next unselect Wav(e) as an input source and make sure you select Line-In or Mic for your input, which ever you are using.
Since: Jul 02, 2003
Aug 01, 2008 06:31 pm Yeah I tried that. But Vista's audio control panel isnt as extensive as XP's is. There is no option for Wave. Just Mic and Line in. Ive tried enabling each one now with no luck. In fact after messing with it all day today I actually made the problem worse as I am getting zero input now. I dont know I cant figure it out. I went ahead and ordered a new sound card. Hopefully that will remedy my issue. Keeping my fingers crossed...
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Aug 01, 2008 09:09 pm You need to look for the WHAT YOU HEAR button in the recording preferences in the Vista sound control and uncheck it.
Since: Apr 04, 2002
If Vista doesn't allow that then your not going to be able to fix it unless you get a different audio interface.
Aug 01, 2008 09:23 pm Yeah I had tried that too. Nothing seems to work. I got the M-Audio card on the way.
Aug 10, 2008 10:35 am Hey got the new card, installed it...works great! Only took me about 20-30 minutes to get it configured. Thanks.
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