Hoping someone in this forum recognizes this problem and can help me with more info. The issue is that when working with SONAR, at seemingly random times, the audio output becomes distorted. The only remedy is to close and restart SONAR. Once in a blue moon, if I continue using SONAR while the output is distorted, it will pop out of the distortion and recover itself.
There have been other SONAR users in the past couple of years in other forums that have described the same behavior and have called it "frying bacon" sound or "hissing distortion sound. But as far as I know, no one has identified the cause of the problem or offered a solution.
I am running the latest version of SONAR 64-bit mode, on WIndows 7 64-bit. My audio interface is a MOTU Traveller using firewire. I'm using ASIO, and as far as I know am not setting any unusual parameters for I/O buffers or other relevant objects. Other than the random distortion, I am not experiencing any other audio problems. I believe my computer is powerful enough - I am able to record dozens of tracks, each with multiple effects, and not experience any other drop-outs or clicking sounds.