Exporting from Sonar 6 LE to Audio

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Member Since: Jun 08, 2008

Got one of those frustrating intermittent problems...

When I export from Sonar 6 LE to audio, the first attempt usually leads to an audio track that is much louder in one channel (sometimes left, sometimes right). If I delete that attempt and then do exactly the same export commands, the second attempt usually works out OK, i.e. in stereo like it is supposed to be.

I've checked the obvious (like the Channel Format selection in the Export Audio screen), as well as all my patch cords for the audio play back, mixer settings etc. It just seems to want to have two goes at the task before it gets it right (but sometimes it gets it right the first time).

Anyone got any ideas about what the problem might be?

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*sticado: short and LOUD!*
Since: Feb 25, 2005

Oct 27, 2008 11:31 pm

that honestly doesnt make too much sense at all, for that to be happening. ive been using sonar for a long time (i skipped 6 and went to 7 after using 3,4, and 5), but maybe its a known problem. try checking out cakewalk.com and seein if they have a patch u can download that may fix it up.

hey, at least it works on another try... i bet that crap is gettin annoying as hell

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Oct 28, 2008 07:29 pm

our external mixer should have nothing to do with how Sonar exports the audio. That is all done in the digital realm internally in the PC.

I'm wondering if something is amiss in the files themselves.

Has it done this since day one, or did it just start?

Since: Jun 08, 2008

Oct 29, 2008 06:10 am


I've tried the cakewalk site and have even posted a similar cry for help on the Sonar LE forum - can't find any patches relating to this and no help/ response from the forum as yet. (HRC beats Cakewalk!)


Yeh, I realise the mixer irrelevant for the export, what I was trying to explain was that I had checked my monitoring chain (from my Edirol UA25, through my mixer to my amp and speakers) to make sure that it wasn't something in that chain that was suggesting a problem with Sonar that wasn't a Sonar problem - does that make sense?. Learned back in the analog days the lessons about "weakest link in the chain" and when you can't find the fault in the obvious places start looking in the unobvious ones.

I have only had Sonar for a few months and done about 15 exports, most of them in the last couple of weeks - it was then that it showed up. But it is intermittent (hate these types of problems), so could have been there from the beginning.

I have just ordered Sonar 7 Home Studio XL, so that may solve the problem anyway - I'm really looking forward to using 7. Apart from this little problem, which is really only a minor annoyance, I have been so impressed with Sonar 6 LE, so 7 XL should be fantastic!

thanks for the suggestions so far.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Oct 29, 2008 07:37 pm

Yep, you'll like HS 7 XL. It is pretty loaded for a Lite version of software.

I use Sonar 8 Producer Edition now and just switched up from 7. I've been with Cakewalk from their humble beginnings on floppy disc and have never looked back. Tried many others over the years but always kept their DAW as my main recording software. Its never let me down yet.

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