Although the use of
DXi synths in Sonar is relatively a basic setup affair, a lot of users
are asking me why their synths do not sound through their RPC-1 cards.
This is more a problem of the connections between Sonar and the VS-2480,
so let's see how it's done and look at a few small tricks that sometimes
need to be incorporated to ensure easy working.
First off, have your system up and running (VS-2480 and
your PC with Sonar). Make sure that both Sonar and the 2480 are running
at the same sample rate! Your VS-2480 should be set up to receive
sound on any RPC-1 stereo input, but for the sake of ease, we will
choose RPC-1 Multichannel 1/2. Go to EZ Routing and make sure that these
are attached to, for example, Input Channels 9/10. Pair these 2
channels, making sure that they are paired correctly, and that the
faders are up at 0dB.
In Sonar, open up your DXi rack and insert the synth (I
have used the Absynth in my example). Open up the 2 tracks that relate
to the DXi, and check that you have a visual signal on the Absynth 1 Out