Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22

Thread: Problem with Sonar moving slow / Problem deleting old files

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Problem with Sonar moving slow / Problem deleting old files

    Sign in to disable this ad
    Hi there, I tried to get help with this on the Cakewalk forum, but didn't get very far...

    I am using an old version of Sonar (Sonar 4 Producers Edition)...I know it's way out of date, but it's always worked great for me...

    Lately my program has been freezing up and is now having to load for about 30 seconds, every time I record any audio...I thought that perhaps I just had too many old files that I needed to delete, and perhaps this was slowing the program down...I went in and deleted a bunch of projects, as well as the un-used files in the "Clean Audio Folder", and still am having this problem...

    It occurs to me that maybe I am not completely deleting the files? It says in the readme that after I delete them, to go into my recycle bin and empty it...but when I go there, the files are not there...Is there somewhere else these files could be? Also, I'm having a hard time locating the audio files, outside of the Clean Audio Folder...When I go into the Audio Folder, it appears to be empty, even though I know I have Tons of files...

    I really just need to get my Sonar moving fast again. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much in advance.


    Matt

    PS: I don't think this has anything to do with the ram or memory of my DAW...I have a very fast computer with plenty of space on the hard drive. I have already tried cleaning out the hard drive, defragging, etc. I really don't think it's a computer problem.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Not Even Close
    Age
    59
    Posts
    3,274
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    Try deleting your aud.ini file... could be a config glitch in there is hampering things.

    Also, how many/what types of plugins are you loading each time? The amount of audio files you have on your system shouldn't affect Sonar's performance, unless you're dangerously close to filling up your hard drive, which you indicate that you're not.

    Are you using separate drives for system & audio files?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Thanks for the reply!

    Can you please explain to me how to delete my aud.ini file? I don't quite understand what that is, but if it could possibly be the problem, I will surely do that...Please let me know!

    I am not using any plug-ins...and Yes, I do use a separate drive for the audio files.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    290
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    219402
    Quote Originally Posted by eternalwinter View Post
    Thanks for the reply!

    Can you please explain to me how to delete my aud.ini file? I don't quite understand what that is, but if it could possibly be the problem, I will surely do that...Please let me know!

    I am not using any plug-ins...and Yes, I do use a separate drive for the audio files.
    In Windows XP the AUD.ini is usually under your User Profile similar to the following:

    C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Application Data\Cakewalk\SONAR 4 Producer Edition

    I don't know where it would be in Vista or Win 7..

    You may want to just rename it something like AUD.old instead of deleting it as you will have to redo all the settings it maintains (audio cards, bit depth etc...). If this doesn't fix the problem you can delete the new one and rename the original to retrieve your previous settings.

    BTW, large numbers of project files should not affect Sonar startup or performance. A very large project (e.g. many tracks and virtual instruments) on the other hand colud. Does this problem happen with all projects or just certain ones?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    OK, I will give that a try. Thanks very much for this information. I had no idea about this AUD.ini file...I really hope this fixes the issue, as I am in the middle of an important project, and this problem is seriously slowing down my progress...

    Yes, it does the slow loading thing with every project, not just large ones...and I actually don't have very many large files, and don't use any pug-ins/Virtual Instruments, as we send our tracks to another studio for all that.

    It's weird because it just started doing this all of the sudden, that is why I thought maybe it was due to too many files...

    OK, I shall try this and let you know how it goes. Thanks again!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    OK, so I believe I have found this file...It is titled AUD and is presented to me as a notepad file with tons of Sonar settings on it (most of which I don't understand)...So you are saying I should "re-name" the file in order to keep my old settings...In order to do this, do I just right-click the file and re-name it, like you would any other file, or is it more involved than that?...Also, after I rename it, Will I have to create a new Aud.ini file?...If so, can you please explain to me exactly how to do this? This is just a little confusing to me. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks very much.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Not Even Close
    Age
    59
    Posts
    3,274
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    If you delete the aud.ini file, it will be recreated automatically the next time you start Sonar, using the config/settings that Sonar detects in your system.

    And yes, if you want to preserve the old one, just right-click and rename it just like any other file

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Great! Thanks a lot...I'm going to give it a shot tonight!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    OK, I attempted to delete the Aud.ini file tonight. After I deleted it, I went into Sonar and tried to open a project to see if the problem was fixed...When I did, Sonar was unable to detect any audio files in any projects, So I couldn't open any of them...When I went and looked at the new Aud.ini file, it was almost totally blank (The old one had a super-long list of crazy settings), so I ended up just going back to the old settings that I had saved...Everything is back to normal again, but I still have the annoying loading problem...

    Is there any kind of import command or something that will cause Sonar to create the correct Aud.ini settings? If not, do I need to manually create them, and if so, is there anywhere I can find what they should be? Do you think there is somewhere that I could just tweek the current settings I already have, that would maybe fix the problem? Thanks a lot.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    290
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    219402
    Yep, that is why I recommended saving your old file. You will have to reenter all of your file locations etc if they are different form the defaults. Also you may have to re-profile your audio hardware and reset your buffers and latency etc...

    But even with the new AUD.ini loaded you should be able to browse to an existing project file and load it for a test. If Sonar's performance is normal you can re-enter your old settings

    Depending on how customized your installation is you may have quite a few settings to restore. The only way I know to do this is load your current profile and copy the desired settings, then load Sonar with the new AUD and manually reset the settings there

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Problem Syncing Slow TSR-8 to DAW
    By sherm_jonathan in forum Analog Recording & Mixing - Tape & Gear
    Replies: 50
    Last Post: 08-21-2009, 14:54
  2. very weird track moving problem
    By sandro perri in forum Cakewalk / Sonar Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-07-2004, 14:42
  3. Problem importing old .midi files into Sonar 3
    By thought_arcade in forum Cakewalk / Sonar Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-02-2004, 07:38
  4. Moving a plug-in up or down? Logic5.5.1- Problem
    By Starstreams in forum Digital Recording & Computers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-06-2004, 20:38
  5. Problem opening Sonar project files
    By warble in forum Cakewalk / Sonar Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-08-2003, 00:32

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •