Apropos to a recent conversation over on the JABB Support forum, here is an interesting thread about bouncing vs. freezing in Sonar over on their forums.
I had an interesting experience with this tonight. I tried to mix down a scratch stereo mix of a small jazz combo (piano, sop. sax, bass & brush kit). It crashed Sonar when I tried it. Granted, I have issues with my computer.
So, I decided to freeze the tracks. First, I learned (at least the way I went about it) you can't freeze a single Kontakt output - you have to freeze the whole synth. Unfortunately, that also crashed Sonar.
Finally, I learned how to bounce a MIDI track - what a pain in the neck! Gary, if it's possible to freeze individual Aria tracks in Sonar, I... I don't know what I'll do, but it'll be really nice.
Anyway, I bounce my JABB tracks one at a time, but still the brush kit was crashing Sonar. Finally, I bounced the darn thing in real time...
OMG, I just now realized that I probably could have rendered the whole thing from MIDI in real time and saved myself all the trouble.