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Kalle Rantaaho

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  1. What defines the order / timeline position of these clips that are drag-dropped in one go? The order in which they've been selected? Unless they are Broadcast waves with a time stamp. Or do you have to move them oe by one after dragging?
  2. Often the blank space in the beginning is left there to allow smooth MIDI playback start or for a similar reason. So one might want to leave it there for future sessions of the project. If you simply select the desired portion of the project in the Time Ruler, then only that part gets exported - doesn't it? Or does my memory fail?
  3. That's what I thought, too. The length of a cymbal MIDI-note should be irrelevant. There is a separate note for muting the cymbal, IIRC, isn't there?
  4. A mono track can be panned anywhere in the stereo field. Wherever you position it, you will hear the whole signal. (the following at least used to be true in SONAR, someone will correct if I'm giving you old info) Pan knob on stereo tracks is actually a balance knob. If you simply pan a stereo track, say 100 % left, what happens is, the right side gets simply muted. If you have a piano recording with left hand parts on the left channel and right hand parts on the right, you don't hear the right hand parts at all, unless you do the panning with a channel tool VST which allows you to position each channel to your liking.
  5. "...with everything else" meaning..? With other DAWs? MP3s? Windows Music Player? So you do get something recorded, but only output is the problem? What is the sound you're trying to hear? Something you imported into CbB or something you recorded yourself? Do you see activity and waveforms on the tracks, but nothing's audible? What kind of a setup do you have? Mobo soundcard or an external one? How are things connected?
  6. Exactly. And knowing what version of SONAR it is would be equally important. The OPs posts don't show any hints of him knowing where we are now (?). Otherwise, I assume, he would somehow refer to using old software or something.
  7. I've never recorded a female voice, but I assume I wouldn't cut it any harder than a male voice (?). Cutting at around 50 Hz cleans the accidental proximity booms of my baritone voice, I don't want to cut anything more than just problem frequencies which add to volume but can't be heard. But as mentioned, I've never faced those of a female voice. I'm an amateur, not so high goals. Such tricks often help you out if you have lacking monitoring equipment or environment. Trying to fit together something like piano, bass guitar or contra bass, and a male vocal (maybe a cello,too) makes one really sweat with what to roll off and what to emphasize. All the most loudness creating low frequencies more or less overlap. I remember how I struggled with my first rock song which included a piano. I ended up wiping out practically all left hand piano parts, cause I couldn't make it work with the bass guitar.
  8. Vocals are very vulnerable in tracking, small changes in mic distance, face direction, sibilants, etc. can make a big difference. Not knowing what type of vocals we're talking about, what I would try is volume automation on the vocal track pulling the loudest peaks a little down, then EQ cut the low end somewhere around 50 Hz (depending how low your voice is, is there strong proximity effect etc.). After that try again, with the backing tracks a little lower, and maybe gently compressing the vocals. A very common thing to do is also pulling the backing tracks a bit down only when there is vocal on top, but not drums and bass.
  9. Exactly. It has never even popped in my mind to think any further: Select the tracks and bounce to track. Ten seconds and done.
  10. Please refresh my memory. I remember reading here (or in the old forum) several times, that you should not export/master to 0 dB level if you're going to later convert the file to mp3, but rather export to -0,3 dB max. This being due to slight level raise in the conversion, and possible digital distortion/clipping in the mp3-file. I expressed this view on another forum and I've been "challenged" to give some background to what I wrote. Is my memory failing?
  11. Channel name? Is that a typo? Do you mean Project name? Is it possible there's a weird symbol somewhere you're not looking?
  12. [...how to best restore a 44.1 24bit recorded session from tape.] I understood this so that it's a digital tape recording, but maybe I got it wrong ? There would not be tape hiss or unwanted frequencies (due to tape) on a digital tape (?) So the question is how to transfer an analog tape recording to 44,1/24 ?
  13. I've used CW/SONAR since early 90's. I don't recall ever reading, hearing or seeing of something being erased in track view. Neither have I ever needed to have Write on in order to make Read work. AFAIK to get rid of a part of a clip has always included either using Split/Delete (or Mute) or Slip editing.
  14. Isn't everything you do with MIDI always presented as sheet music as well? Audio is another story. I've printed sheet music from SONAR already ages ago. Although the staff functions were not very good.
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