You don't need to use the DSP effects on the EMU do you, since you have the flagship Sonar?
8 gigs RAM--! OH my!
Hope it all works out great for you.
No, in fact no, but it allocates ASIO on a certain port (always 15/16) and I wonder why this is, so I have to understand the settings and that software mixer. Trying to find out today.
Since I have 8 Gigs RAM now(total cost: €92 ~ $100), the older memory strips are obsolete. Anybody? Specs: 4 strips each 1 Gig, Kingston DDR2 KVR 800D2N5/1G. Can you imagine that two years ago I paid about €450,- for this 4 Gig, the price dropped dramatically!!! I'll send it by mail. Your costs: nihil, maybe a GIG-song (jazz style please).
I read thru all tutorials. Copied one of the proposed settings, only for playing back the made mix in Sonar 8.3 at the sample rate of 192KHz. Loaded Sonar without the mix to set the Audio preferences. Set these to the "strip" in EMU1616M-DSP, thus 192KHz and assigned the same "drivers"=outputports, all in ASIO. Set also the ASIO buffer at the highest value.
Sonar stalled.......... so I had to re-start my computer. And when you have set that DSPmixer to a sample rate and next load Sonar project with another sample rate it tells you that DSP has to make another setup. When you tell NOT to, then it keeps telling you that some adjustment is necessary, without the possibility to close that window... re-start the system is the only solution. Is this again a buggy driver?
I simply don't understand it anymore. I will go to some Cakewalk forum to find an answer.
Sonar Forum should be helpful--Meanwhile, I have read often that this highest sampling rate of 192 doesn't really yield noticeably better results. But more importantly, I didn't think you could change the settings a project has already been done in - I think Sonar is trying to tell you that you're trying to make it do something incompatible with your project.
The highest I ever run Sonar 8 is at 24 bit, 44.1KHz. The higher the sampling rate, the more processing power and hard drive space used. Since most of my projects go to CD, I find anything higher isn't worth it. Also, most plugins aren't at any higher sampling rates.