Off-Beat Metronome?

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Member Since: Nov 21, 2002

so for the first time in months, i decided to go down and record a new tune, and as i was playing i noticed that i was definately on beat, something was wrong... sonar's metronome was off beat. is there anything i can do to help this?

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Since: Jun 20, 2003

Jan 15, 2004 02:15 pm

Dan -
I ran into a problem like this a while back. Problem was I was trying to use the windows S/W Synth playing thru my M-Audio sound to generate my metronome. The latency going that route is really bad. The solution was to use my SB sound card (H/W Synth) for the metronome. I now route my SB output to my mixer (for playback only) in addition to my M-Audio outputs.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jan 15, 2004 10:12 pm

Dan, what version of Sonar do you have. You can assign a softwynth to do the metronome and have no problems.

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Since: May 11, 2002

Jan 16, 2004 08:31 am

when I used a Sound Blaster PCI512 as a midi device in SONAR I noticed it didn't keep time... I am certain it was a problem with the card and not the software as when I use a softsynth click it keeps proper time.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Jan 16, 2004 08:35 am

Well, I don't know much about MIDI, but you do have to make sure each MIDI device is using the same source as it's clock...which is a common mistake.

Since: Nov 21, 2002

Jan 16, 2004 09:27 am

im on sonar 2.2, im gonna try assigning a soft synth for the midi metronome, and check the midi settings. thanks for all the help again

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