How do we hear all Four (4) parts in the TI Snow??!??

  • I have dug for answers and am at a loss.

    We have Sonar 8.5 & updated, running on XP SP3, Snow is updated to the latest OS, Fireface 800 latest drivers. AMD Athlon FX60 Dual Core, clocked at 2875 MHZ per core, 4 Gigs premium Corsair RAM. We use VC for the Snow exclusively.

    We can only ever hear one part. We have set part 1 for USB 1, Part 2 for USB 2, Part 3 for USB 3, and we know part 4 must use audio out L+R.

    We are beyond frustrated!!!!! To say the least.

    We really need a walk through, and/or an explanation. For what we spent, and for the type of musik we do (Ambient) We need to be able to stack all 4 parts, even 3 will do at this point through the USB. We bought the Snow in part to layer 4 parts, and love the idea of it, because in part it will not eat up our CPU for other VSTi / VST.

    This is driving us bat shit! We want what we paid for!! :cursing:

    Also the ability to process each part separately would be nice.

    A great MANY Thanks to all those that might help us in advance!!! :thumbup:


    Chris & Erik

  • it would help if you take the time to explain what you did wrong.

    best, marc

    Well firstly, I assumed that like any other VSTi that one MIDI track would trigger all four parts. Example: My Korg Legacy M1 is 8-16 part multi timbrel, and all parts will sound using just one MIDI track (at least for an 8 part Combination).

    Like most other hardware synths, you have to assign a MIDI track to each timbre if your are going to sequence in a DAW. Example: My Korg Triton EXT 88, Yamaha TG-33, Roland JV-2080, Etc. will need a MIDI track for each part/timbre I want to use. I see now that the Snow works the same way.

    In Sonar a MIDI track must be created for each part in the Snow you wish to use. MIDI track 1 set to channel 1, for Part 1, and so on for the rest. You can use just one audio track for all four parts if you don't need or wish to process them separately by setting each of the four parts to USB 1 L+R or OUT L+R.

    If you want to process 2 or more parts audio separately, than you need to open up an audio track for each part and assign them in Sonar, then on the Snow by setting part two to USB 2 L+R, third part to USB 3 L+R, and fourth part to OUT L+R using audio cables going to your interface. You can also avoid using the cables if say, you have two parts that you don't mind sharing on the same USB audio channel, and I found that you can choose which two will share the same USB channel.

    In Sonar launching the Snow you can set in the dialog box to open audio on all stereo outputs, and by doing this you get one MIDI track, and 3 audio tracks already for use, using the Snow's USB outs 1,2,and 3 L+R. Then from there create 3 more MIDI tracks to get all four parts sounding.

    We re SO happy now that we figured this out, layering on the Snow is AWESOME :!::!::!::thumbup:

    Also When you create a Multi in VC say in Sonar for example, you can save it as a .FXP preset, to use again in another project :D

    Now I have to figure out how to get all 4 parts sounding in KORE 2 :wacko: Any advice on that?

    Cheers!!!!!! :)