Help Setting Audio Drivers In Sonar 2.2?

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Member Since: Sep 22, 2002

I sat down the other day to do some solo acoustic guitar recording. When Sonar 2.2 is set to record I hear an irritating scratchy sound through the monitors, which seems to come and go as I play and doesn't appear until I actually hit the record button!! When using drums I probably wouldn't notice it but doing solo stuff it is really off putting, Sonar does not record this noise. All cabling, monitor amps and pre-amps have been ruled out and the noise seems to be generated by the soundcard or Sonar. So can someone give me some guidance on setting the 2496 soundcard and Sonar 2.2 and sound-drivers I've just clicked on everything until I've got some sound up to now, but now I want to do some serious recording - it's just frustrating - any help would be appreciated...

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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Jun 04, 2005 07:04 pm

Vikki? Wow, been a while, welcome back.

do you have the most recent drivers?
what driver type are you set to use now, WDM and ASIO...when I had the Sonar/Audiophile setup I had better luck using ASIO myself.
what kind of latency do you have right now?

you should be able to find all of this in the audio devices control panel of Sonar.

Since: Sep 22, 2002

Jun 04, 2005 07:58 pm

Yeah, hi again, I have been looking in occasionally keeping up with as much as possible - been quite busy with work, etc...

I'm not sure if I'm using the most recent drivers - I'm using the ones that came with the set up when I built the computer for making music and that was a couple of years or more ago - and it is not actually connected to the internet because I didn't want to risk getting any bugs in the system - I use another computer to connect to the internet so I guess I should investigate the drivers bit!!

I've have checked my configuration and I'm using ASIO drivers - the latency is 44Hz/stereo 8.7 msec.

Incidently, what system is everyone using now - is it ProTools?

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Jun 04, 2005 08:02 pm

I use Sonar 4 Producer Edition myself...but I upgraded to an ESI Juli@ sound card.

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Jun 06, 2005 11:37 am

what about buffer settings in sonar?? should be in Mb.....i usually keep mine between 128Mb and 512.

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