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Author Topic: Anybody been able to run spark vdm with cakewalk sonar x1 daw  (Read 62 times)

byrdy60

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If you have been able to slave them how did you do it?
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Kosmology

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Re: Anybody been able to run spark vdm with cakewalk sonar x1
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2014, 03:47:06 pm »
Are you using it as a VST plugin? If so it should sync automatically, if not there is a button at the top (Host I think it's called) which will sync it to your project.

If you trying to run both on the same computer and trying to sync standalone Spark to Sonar, I wouldn't advise this. For one thing you would need 2 asio drivers, and then you would need some sort of midi loop driver to send midi clock to Spark. It's a complex thing to achieve and I can't see any benefits over using the VST Plugin.

hope this helps!

byrdy60

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Re: Anybody been able to run spark vdm with cakewalk sonar x1
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2014, 06:19:50 pm »
Thanks for the great info I've been able to run them simultaneouly by using a asio4all  driver but iam going to try the plug in method you described so that the clocks sync. Mind you I've found that the daw sound quality has deteriorated since I've installed the asio4all driver looks like iam going to have to uninstall it my soft synths have a crackling background noise since this drivers been installed. The plugin method looks like the way forward I'll try it when I get home!

Kosmology

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Re: Anybody been able to run spark vdm with cakewalk sonar x1 daw
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2014, 03:49:37 pm »
Using it as a plugin is the expected way of working with it. As for asio4all if you have a dedicated asio driver for your soundcard that will perform better. The crackling is probably because your buffer settings are too low, the larger the buffer the more latency you get but it will allow more CPU intensive processing. It's a trade off of latency vs CPU power, if the CPU usage is too high for the buffer size, you will experience crackles :)

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Re: Anybody been able to run spark vdm with cakewalk sonar x1 daw
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014, 06:50:33 pm »
Hi kosmolgy I tried the plugin method to no avail sonar x1 essentials won't recognize spark vdm as a plugin and won't allow it to be imported into its system or  project which is really annoying but I suppose that's the price you pay when purchasing a budget daw. Iam through with cakewalk sonar now this has happened iam going to upgrade to cubase elements 7 at least I know it is compatible with arturia software and I've heard its operation supposed to be pretty solid an not prone to crashs an info loss. Any thanks for the info anyway cheers.

Kosmology

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Re: Anybody been able to run spark vdm with cakewalk sonar x1 daw
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2014, 07:01:08 pm »
Sorry to hear that, I can't really comment on cakewalk but I don't think you will be disappointed with Cubase, elements is a very generous budget version and has an upgrade path to Artist should you need it. I'd give the 30 day trial a go to make sure it's for you though :)

 

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