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Recording at wrong bit sample rate

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Evandar, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Evandar

    Evandar Guest

    I've done quite a mindboggling thing today. I started recording a song with Sonar 7, and when I was done and satisfied, I exported the song to hear it on my stereo. But no matter what I did, it kept playing at half speed. After much confusion and troubleshooting, I noticed suddenly that I have recorded the song while my soundcard was set to 96 kHz! Which means that a 4 minute song is spread out over 8 minutes (the default Sonar setting is 44.1kHz, 32-bit). Now, I can listen to the song when I set the sample bit rate to 96 kHz, but there's no way I can burn it or send it to others properly. Is there any way at all to fix this? I was thinking of some obscure option of doubling the speed of the tracks in Sonar, and thereby correcting it, or any other option that can help me. I'm gonna be very pissed off if I have to record all this again.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Sep 26, 2005
    You put it back in sonar and you tell it to render out a stereo mix, set for 16-bit at 44.1kHz. Then you'll be ready to put it on to a CD. And it will sound like a CD. It won't sound like your higher resolutions stuff. Great to keep that high-definition archive because you never know when somebody needs to use it after you are dead?

    When high-resolution actually sounds like analog, that's when I'll start using it.
    Ms. Remy Ann David

    you would have known this if you're not using stolen cracked software.
  3. Evandar

    Evandar Guest

    Maybe, maybe not, but thanks for replying.

    Doing what you prescribed didn't change anything, though. I've tried fixing it for seven hours now, I think I'll just record everything again tomorrow, something I would've done already if I wasn't so damn stubborn. At least this will be a highly hard to obtain (and play!) version of my forthcoming mega-hit single, lol.

    Some will no doubt consider it appropriate punishment.
  4. Kapt.Krunch

    Kapt.Krunch Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    The manual explains this.

    There is no "maybe, maybe not".

    Remy is correct.

    If you did what she suggested, you would have a useable file to burn to CD.

    Either you didn't do what she suggested, you didn't do it properly, or there is something weird about your software.

  5. Greener

    Greener Guest

    voxengo r8brain. But I wanted him to waste 7 hours today learning.

    Learning is always a waste.
  6. RMB

    RMB Active Member

    Oct 3, 2007
    Saint John, NB, Canada
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    When you "export" audio from Sonar, you can select whatever sample rate and bit depth you want, and Sonar will convert it as part of the process, regardless of the sample rate of the project.

    You should be able to simply redo the export of the mix, and make sure you set it to 16Bit 44.1K.
  7. Evandar

    Evandar Guest

    Maybe I wasn't clear enough in my initial post, and in that case I apologize. I recorded in 44.1kHz in Sonar while my sound card was set to 96 kHz. Therefore for each second that went by in real time as I recorded, Sonar counted over twice as fast. stretching out the song. It's like when you listen to a song in your mediaplayer, and up the kHz, and the song plays faster. r8brain couldn't fix this, by the way.

    Anyways, I recorded everything a second time, so it's all good now.
  8. Greener

    Greener Guest

    Weird, so you have a 96khz file that will only play at 44.1khz.

    You would need to edit the file header.

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