A delicate question.
Orchestral piece with piano solist.
I have 6 rows, seen from the listener:
row1: all strings (violins1,-2,violas, cellos,contrabasses)
row2: flutes, piccolo, oboes
row3: clarinets, bassoons
row4: all brass (french horns, trumpets, trombones, tubas)
row5: timpani and percussion toys
all rows have their own Garritan Ambience setting, merely they only differ in pre-delay(just about 10 ms=10 feet), relation between wet and dry (1 dB). For the solist I used a different setting, a piano has its own rights....
Sonar and also Adobe Audition have all the wave-tracks of all instruments, "bussed" into those rows mentioned. In the final rendering I notice some "timing" problem, best be heard when in a 4 beats measure(bar) the 1st and 3rd are hit by the orchestra and the 2nd and 4th by the solist at "supposed" to be even intervals. But it is not an even interval. The piano comes in earlier (just a tiny bit).
This also occurs when the piece starts. Not all instruments start at exactly the same moment. Row 4 comes in a but earlier.
Anybody? Why is this? The final rendering is: "export to audiofile" of all tracks. Some latency problem? Some harddisk problem? The reason why I did this with both programs is to eliminate "oh-that is Sonar" or "Audition does that every time".