I am having trouble recording guitar tracks into Sonar X3

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Reinholdt Buelow, May 26, 2014.

  1. Reinholdt Buelow

    Reinholdt Buelow Member

    May 26, 2014
    I am using Peavey ReValver Mk III.V as an effects processor and I am having difficulties coming to terms with the fact that after I record a guitar track into Sonar X3 the effects aren't recorded but rather just the DI signal. I installed Peavey ReValver as an plug-in effect inside a folder for use in Sonar X3 but latency seems to be an issue when I have 4-6 guitar tracks with PR as a plug-in effect.

    What should I do or check so that when I am recording guitar it is the signal that I hear from Peavey ReValver?
  2. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Distinguished Member

    Feb 21, 2013
    Quebec, Canada
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    Having multiple real time amp simulators is very hard to process for a computer because there is a lot of calculation to do. You should record a track, make a copy of the untreated recording (as a backup) and apply the revalver effect. While applying the effects of the track, sonar will create an audio track already processed that will allow you to run only one revalver at the time.

    It is fun to keep the original tracks in case you want to change the sound but at some point you need to commit to the sound you choose and live with it. If it sound good, why keeping a way to change it ;)
  3. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    Nov 25, 2012
    Akron/Cleveland, OH
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    Is this Peavey Mk III an actual hard ware unit that you are plugging into before you send it ti a track in Sonar? Or is it a software/vst plug that you insert after the track has been recorded?

    If it's a hardware unit, make sure you are coming out of the "mix" output instead of a "dry" output that sends the signal through un-processed.

    If it's a plug in, then you need to engage the "track input echo" on the track you are recording in order to hear the effected signal... but, this will also likely give you some latency - of which is determined by your computer's processing power and the audio I/O you are using.

    I agree with PC. I would never commit just one sound of a possible re-amp as the only track.

    Record it clean, then clone it, and then apply the re-amp processing.

    IMHO of course.
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