Can you add extra tracks to your audio
sequencer from the VS-2480 via the RPC-1 to a project created from
exported tracks? Yes - you can! And all in perfect sync!
I wrote a while back that using the Track Export on the VS-2480 was
excellent, due to the fact that all tracks, regardless of their original
recorded lengths, were consolidated. This means that when you import
those tracks from your CD-R to your audio sequencer program, they are
placed exactly in sync from start to finish, within your audio
sequencer. (See the
I found this an excellent way to transfer Projects over to the
PC/Mac, both for those with and those without the RPC-1/M-Audio R-BUS
Yesterday, I found out something even more
I had exported a Projects tracks to CD-R and imported them in to
Sonar. I had no idea of the original BPM, but the 2480 was 120
(standard), so I put Sonar into 120 also. I imported the tracks and as
usual, everything was fine and all my tracks played in perfect synch.
Then I wanted to add a strat comp guitar clean, and a distorted power
guitar track to the imported material. My question was, would or could
this run in synch, regardless of the fact that I had imported the
original tracks via Track Export from the VS-2480? This was important to
me, because I planned to record the tracks I wanted on to the VS-2480,
and then run the Project in synch with Sonar and the imported tracks,
but only record the 2 new guitar tracks from the VS-2480 directly in to
Sonar via the RPC-1 card.
I recorded my 2 guitar tracks on to the VS-2480. I then opened Sonar
and the imported tracks project. I set up Sonar to record 2 tracks via
the RPC-1, in synch from the VS-2480 (Master) and arming the tracks in
Sonar, I hit play on the VS-2480.
Voila! The imported tracks ran in perfect synch with my VS-2480 (as
normal), but the great thing was that both the new guitar tracks were
also in perfect synch with the imported audio tracks of Sonar!
This is excellent, because here (to re-cap), I exported my tracks
from the VS-2480 to CD-R and imported them into Sonar. Then I added 2
more tracks to the VS-2480, and then recorded those over to the imported
tracks in Sonar, via the RPC-1 card, all in perfect synch - brilliant!
Here is the final screen shot. The lower most tracks are the tracks I
recorded on the fly.