How do you fix mistakes when recording in a DAW?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by zguitarmaster, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. Im using sonar, and whenever I set punch in/out I get a clicking sound at those points, when I overwrite the audio file.

    How do I fix this? And how those this relate to Snap to grid function?

    Im a complete newie at this, please help.
  2. jammster

    jammster Active Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Lake Ki-Chi-Saga, Minnesota USA
    Easy, you will have to do what is called a crossfade.

    Fade from the old into the new and back again to the old, ya follow me?

    Look up crossfades in your sonar manual.

    BTW, snap to grid has to do with your timing. I assume your snapping to punch in and then back out.
  3. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    Western Pennsylvania, USA
    I don't use Sonar, but I think this is true of all DAWs in general.

    Make your cuts in the right place on the waveform - here's how....

    Zoom in on the waveform near where you want to punch-in and look for a place where the waveform crosses zero ( the center line the wave fluctuates above and below ).


    Punch-in where the waveform intersects that zero baseline and you won't have any snap, crackle, pop.
  4. soapfloats

    soapfloats Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Cincinnati, OH
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    I've often faced this issue, and Mr. Hawk's approach is right on.
    That "click" is the little "hiccup" in the waveform.
    Just zoom in and make sure the "seam" is clean. Even if you can't get the waves to seam at the zero point, so long as the old wave and the the new wave meet at the same point, you should be okay.

    Here are some examples, forgive the crudeness, and my lack of a url for the pics...

    Good Seam

    Bad Seam
  5. Thanks guys for all the answers.

    Those diagrams on how to cut the waveform are really insightful; Ill also try to crossfade the audio clips, if I find it really hard seam the waveforms.

    Like I said Im a newbie at this. Last time, I tried to record my own stuff I was using a Tascam 8 track Porta Studio, lol.

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