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    DAW rebuild

    Hello friends,

    Just an update to the guys from last Sundays chat - I've succesfully got my DAW working again - Win XP home SP2, GPO, Sonar, K2 and Overture. I've "just" got install Finale, update GPO, update K2 and update Sonar !

    Hopefully I'll be back to making music by the end of the week.

    Quick question - any recommendations for an MP3 convertor that works in Sonar? Am I best paying for the licence for the Sonar encoder or is there something better/cheaper out there? Also, any recommendations for mastering software - again value for money is good! (I used to use Creative Wave something or other but it was OEM and I have no backup)
    Richard N.

    Finale 2003 to 2007 ~ Garritan GPO, JABB & Strad ~ Sonar 6PE ~ Kontakt 2 ~ WinXP Home SP2

    Athlon XP 2200 ~ 1.5 Gb RAM ~ M-Audio Sound Card ~ M-Audio 88ES MIDI keyboard ~ Evolution MK-461C

    Bach Strad LT16MG, LT36G, 42B + B&H Sovereign Studio Tenor Trombones ~ Holton 181 Bass Trombone ~ Getzen Bass Trumpet ~ Yamaha TR4335G Trumpet ~ B&H Euphonium

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    Re: DAW rebuild

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard N.
    Hello friends,

    Just an update to the guys from last Sundays chat - I've succesfully got my DAW working again - Win XP home SP2, GPO, Sonar, K2 and Overture. I've "just" got install Finale, update GPO, update K2 and update Sonar !

    Hopefully I'll be back to making music by the end of the week.

    Quick question - any recommendations for an MP3 convertor that works in Sonar? Am I best paying for the licence for the Sonar encoder or is there something better/cheaper out there? Also, any recommendations for mastering software - again value for money is good! (I used to use Creative Wave something or other but it was OEM and I have no backup)
    Well, currently, I use Cakewalk Pyro, no problems. The Creative converter was faster, but not particularly better. Somehow I managed to get a version of Pyro that had the same converter that now is an extra with Sonar. I don't know if it is included in the current version of Pyro. I think not. But also, seems like Window Media Player can do the job. If I were to choose now, I would go for the Sonar encoder.

    Richard

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    Re: DAW rebuild

    Richard

    I use Nero for mp3 encoding, its not internal to Sonar but from my research it had an extremely good reputation, was inexpensive, was not copy-protected, and lacks (to the best of my knowledge) any spyware or other such garbage.

    I don't find exporting waves and then encoding to be very bothersome and I'm happy with the quality.

    Best wishes

    Chet

    PS: The GUI doesn't follow normal windows style which was somewhat disconcerting at first but I've grown accustomed to it. That's the only thing that I can think of that I'd consider a possible negative.

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