I am having problems with JABB and Sonar 7. Like so much of the software I have purchased in my life, it Almost works, some of the time. I am getting a lot of drop outs.(I followed all the Sonar guideance for curing drop outs) I am using ASIO drivers. My interface is the Lexicon Omega. When I check the CPU and RAM meters, The CPU meter sometimes gets up in the red. (60%) but the Disk hardly lights up the meter at all. Also, I have to run the ASIO driver at high latency just to get it to work.
I am running JABB within Sonar 7 on a HP Laptop. It has an AMD Turion 64X2 processor running at 1.8 Ghz. I am running 32 bit Vista with 1.5gb of RAM. It has a 150 Gb hard disk that is about half full. At the moment, all the software and the samples are on the same disk.
I am working on full big band pieces using the notation samples since I am importing the files from Finale.
Where is the weak link in this chain? I am determined to make this work.
Compared to modern 'puter specs, your machine is a bit under-powered.
But I'm confused about what you're actually doing. You mentioned following Sonar's guidance for dealing with drop outs, but ended up saying you're using Finale ---?
I ran Garritan Libraries, JABB included, on a machine with less horse-power than you, and had great success in Sonar. If I was mounting up the track count past 10 instruments, I had to routinely bounce tracks to audio in order to continue, but I was still managing to complete projects to my satisfaction.
But trying to run a ton of instruments in a notation program and expecting stellar results is another question.
Which is most important to you?--putting together projects in Sonar, or producing sheet music in Finale?