[ddots-l] Re: Internal sound card

  • From: "G. McFarlane" <gmcf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 02:23:31 +0100

Thanks Bill, Tim and Gordon.
It looks like I'm now on the lookout for a soundcard.

Take care.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dancing Dots 
  To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 9:56 PM
  Subject: [ddots-l] Re: Internal sound card

  Hi, Gordon,

  Your Sound Max card may not be technically incompatible with SONAR but it is 
definitely not a good choice.  You want to dedicate a low-latency audio 
interface for use with SONAR.  If you have a firewire port on your new system, 
consider something like the Presonus Firebox.  I understand that the firewire 
port should be based on the T I (Texas Instruments) flavor of firewire for best 

  I don't know if the following instructions will help with your install under 
Vista, but I do know that they should under XP.  Give them a try and let us 
know how things turn out.

  Check the following: 

  Control Panel | Sounds and Audio Devices 

  CONTROL+TAB to Audio Tab 

  Make sure that Sound Playback Default and Sound Recording Device are pointing 
at your low-end soundcard for JAWS speech.   

  Tab to Always Use Default Devices and check it. 

  Tab to Apply button and press SPACE Bar. 

  Even with this properly set, you may have to unload and restart jaws once you 
start up to your desktop before running SONAR.  Or you can remove the Start 
JAWS First option (see Options | Basics and tab to this option and uncheck it) 
and load JAWS with a hotkey after PC boots. To disable the "Run JAWS First" 
option, press INSERT+J or possibly INSERT+F11, J to bring JAWS to the 
foreground, see Options | Basics and tab to this option and uncheck it.  


  Bill McCann
  Founder and President of Dancing Dots since 1992
  Tel: [001] 610-783-6692 

  From: ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of G. McFarlane
  Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 10:42 PM
  To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [ddots-l] Internal sound card

  I'm totally new to Sonar Producer and the scripts so please bear with me.
  I have a new PC with a dual XP and Vista boot. Can anyone advise me of the 
  1. Can I put Sonar on both partitions?
  2. Most Important answer required: I have Sonar on Vista partition. I also 
have a Sound Max internal soundcard with quite a number of channels )I think 
for different speaker formations). When I load up Sonar it appears to disable 
this card for use in Sonar. Is this normal or is my soundcard incompatible. I 
also have an Alesis Multimix usb2 mixer and a Zoom H4 which both can be 
interfaced with Sonar. I understand that these latter 2 devices are better to 
use with Sonar but I would at times like to use my internal soundcard. I've 
played around a bit with the Audio settings in Sonar, but as yet can't get any 
sound out of the program. 
  Is any help or advice available?
  Gordon McFarlane

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