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gtarpkr
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Posted - 04/02/2012 :  9:06:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  [Reply to Topic]  | [Reply w/ Quote]
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My laptop won't import audio files. Sonar4 Producer Edition. Vista. Just started having this problem. Anyone know what may be causing this?


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Posted - 04/02/2012 :  9:34:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Randy,

You'll have to provide more information. What exact steps are you taking?

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Posted - 04/03/2012 :  09:43:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a folder full of live audio recorded with a hand held Edirol R-09 or my Sonar V-Studio 100. I've imported these files time and time again to edit. File/Import/Audio, go to folder where files are located, importing audio stream, and when it's finished importing there is a track there but no audio on it. Lines are flat and no sound.
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Posted - 04/03/2012 :  10:08:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hmmm... I'm not sure. Can you import other any other files? Or does this happen will all types of audio files?

Did you change anything on your computer?

Has the importing worked before on your current SONAR 4 / Vista system? Officially, I don't think SONAR 4 is supported on Vista.

Scott

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Posted - 04/03/2012 :  11:54:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It hasn't been my usual method. The power supply died in my PC (XP). So I took the hard drive out, put it in an external enclosure and put my laptop to work. I've imported files but all of a sudden it won't import anymore. Changes? Changes in access to folders. I've been using this software since Cakewalk 6. Recording with Sonar4 works fine on the laptop. I usually "run as administrator". I was instructed to do that when I installed it on my Vista laptop. I only used it for playing midi files then. Are you saying that because of Vista this may not work?
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Posted - 04/03/2012 :  12:40:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes, it's possible that SONAR 4 is not work entirely correctly with Windows Vista, but I can't say for sure.

I do know that starting with Windows Vista, the Windows OS has been much less compatible with older software.

Windows XP was designed to work with pretty much all the older software, which is why just about any Windows software will run on that OS.

But Windows Vista messed with a lot of the older stuff and it's the same way with Windows 7.

So... yes, Vista could be the problem, but I can't be positive. Although, you said recording with SONAR 4 on the laptop and Vista works fine, right? I'm assuming you mean recording audio?

If that's the case, then I don't see why you wouldn't be able to import files.

One thing to try... SONAR allows you to also import files by just dragging and dropping them into the Track view. Try dragging one of the audio files from Windows Explorer into SONAR and see if it imports that way.

Scott

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Posted - 04/03/2012 :  1:07:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Recording audio works fine. Dragging and dropping has the same results as importing, flat lines and no audio. I've disliked Vista ever since I bought this laptop. Should I uninstall Vista and revert back to XP? I'm getting ready to leave town and I need for everything to be working properly.
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Posted - 04/03/2012 :  1:51:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I became frustrated paying $180.00 every six months for software upgrades but it looks like that's what I'll have to do. What version of Sonar works well with Vista?
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Posted - 04/03/2012 :  3:52:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm really not sure what should be done since I haven't run into this problem before. You could try calling Cakewalk tech support but I'm not sure if they'll help since you're using an older version, but it's worth a shot.

Going back to XP could help if the problem is a conflict with Windows.

As for upgrading... as far as I know, you can only get the current version, which is SONAR X1. It's workflow is very different from older versions.

Scott

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Posted - 04/03/2012 :  11:17:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Scott. You have got to be one busy guy. I'm going to fix my PC. Looks like changing the OS on my laptop could be problematic. Best wishes to you.
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Posted - 04/04/2012 :  09:49:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey Randy,

No problem. Wish I could have been of more help, but these types of problems are difficult to solve. Unfortunately, backwards compatibility in Windows was lost starting with Vista. That's one of the reasons I still have a dedicated XP machine. I keep that around just in case.

Scott

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* Author of the Cakewalk Sonar ProAudioTutor video tutorial series: http://garrigus.com/?ProAudioTutor
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