Can't Open Sonar 5 file in Sonar 4!

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rider3
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Can't Open Sonar 5 file in Sonar 4!

Post by rider3 » Wed May 31, 2006 1:47 pm

Is it possible to save a cwb file from Sonar 5 that will open in Sonar 4 PE (I'm not sure what verion/edition of Sonar 5 it's coming from)?

It was tried without doing anything differently, and the file won't open in 4. The error message reads:

"This file was saved from a more recent software version. It may sound different from the original..."

Is there some setting in Sonar 5 or some "save as" option?

thanks a lot!

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andychap
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Post by andychap » Wed May 31, 2006 7:10 pm

'Fraid not. You can open version 4 files in version 5 but not the other way round and once you save it in 5 it can only be opened in 5.

It's always been like that and actually applies to most software. Native Instruments are notorious for it.

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Post by rider3 » Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:00 am

thanks, Andychap. That is a true bummer. My friend proposes exporting each wave file separately, giving those to me, and me importing them into new Sonar 4 projects. That sounds obviously sketchy, but I guess it'll work. I really wonder about timing, though....

Any thoughts on that per chance?

thanks a lot...

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Post by andychap » Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:41 am

There should be no problem doing that as long as you start each audio track at the same point ie 1:00:01. If there is a slight discrepancy then you can nudge then around a bit.

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Post by rider3 » Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:26 am

thanks - I appreciate the help!

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