Recording with Sonar 7, quick help

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Member Since: Aug 14, 2007

I'm doing a home recording of a band and have a mixer with 4 mics going into my audiophile 2496 soundcard.

When I record I would like to be able to have each mic have it's own we can edit each track seperately if theres a mistake through one.

Is there any way of doing this...I'm guessing there is but at the moment everything we play goes into the same track.


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Since: Feb 03, 2009

Feb 08, 2009 03:22 am

Hello Brethitmanhart,
Sonar will easily accept as many inputs that you can through at it seperatly. After you open the program, just insert as many audio tracks as you need and then assign them to the correct input. I normally save this as a template file before recording so I can open different templates on the fly. The problem that I'm seeing is, although your soundcard is 4in and 4out, it won't work with your board unless you have 2 analog outs for the rca in's, one s/pdif in, and one midi in. If your board doesn't have those but does have two analog outs, then you can record 2 tracks at a time, just setup the m-audio console to pan each input (one left and one right). When you assign a mono track to one of these inputs, it will record as mono and not left or right as long as you dont pan the audio track. Hope this helps

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Feb 08, 2009 01:36 pm

To do exactly what you want I would suggest moving up to the M-Audio Delta 44 card. It will allow you to record 4 tracks at the same time to 4 separate tracks in Sonar 7. I still use a Delta 44 here on a secondary machine and it hasn't failed me yet in 10 years.

It is a PCI card unit with a breakout box and will do exactly what you want.

Mans reach exceeds his grasp
Since: Oct 23, 2007

Feb 08, 2009 07:17 pm

I second what Noize said. The Delta 44 is an awesome card that's never let me down, or anyone I've ever talked to for that matter. It will meet your needs and perhaps exceed them when/if you expand in the future.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Feb 08, 2009 08:11 pm

Nice to see ya Keith!

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