[B]I'm a newbie in this forum but from what I've read so far in the last 20 minutes - especially what Danny Danzi stated in "Re: Why would someone choose Sonar over Cubase?" I said to myself hey, there might be a solution to my problem somewhere in this world and they won't drag me to the funny house because what I have to deal with nearly drives me nuts!!!
PC, Win7 ultimate 64, MB: Asus P7P55 WS SuperComputer, RAM: DD3 8GB-1600 MHz-CL8-Corsair XMS3, CPU: Intel i7 860 , Power supply: Enermax ATX 625W 80plus Bronze, Graphics board: Radeon 4850, HD's: OS + Progs: Intel SSD X25-M G2 160 GB, DATA: WD 1TB- 64MB Cache, Seagate 1.5TB with BBox 2010 audiophile version on it (nothing else)
DVD: SATA Plextor PX-880SA, FireWire Controller: PCIe Delock (with TI chip),
Audio Interface: RME Fireface 400.
ALL SW / HW / ALL DRIVERS / FIRMWARE ->LATEST VERSIONS!!!
Sonar 8.5 every few seconds I get a dropout, which really drives me nuts by now.
I've been using cakewalk since the floppy disk version, always preferred it to other DAWs because of it's reliability, had dropouts in the past but negligible, had Sonar 8.5 PE installed before on a slower machine and no problems at all - apart from speed. Until now I've installed everything from scratch several times, running win7 and only sonar,
really nothing else, insert audio track, start recording, -pang – dropout, click on the red dropout field, start recording again, and,after a few seconds, always the same. Playing back audio track from previous recordings, the same.
No problems with midi files, but as soon as there is an audio track in a file-> dropout.
Put the machine to he dealer who thouroughly checked the whole hardware for 24 hours continuously, everything ok.
tried the cakewak V-Studio 20 interface -> same, tried my Line6 pod x3live as an interface-> same.
This does not happen always with the same file but with each file that has got audio tracks in it.
I use the same version of Sonar on my laptop (IBM, Win7 64 pro, 4GB RAM, Cakewalk V-Studio 20 interface, same Intel SSD X25-M G2 160 GB for OS /Progs plus external HDD for data) -> no problem at all.
Installed sonar for testing purposes on another desktop PC –very close to my setup – no problem either.
When I go further and install DimPro – only VST version – I see the plugin only when I’m logged in as admin.
When I do a little bit of editing, like moving / cutting clips and then press play, machine very often hangs up, I have to close down the program which often takes quite a while since sonarpdr.exe apparently got stuck
(as I can see in the task manager).
Important: The same occurs with Sonar 8.0 installed!!!
Why does this all happen only with this particular PC?
This situation really drives me crazy, I can’t use Sonar anymore,
and therefore: any help / suggestions highly appreciated