Looking for recomendations to upgrade from Sonar 2 - not kidding. ;)
Seriously, like the thread title says, I'm looking for recs on how best to upgrade my DAW system.
I have been using the same air-gapped, Windows XP, MOTU 828 MK1, UAD 1, Sonar 2, system since 2002 as a dedicated stand alone DAW. Never played a game on it, never typed a letter, never even connected to that fancy interweb all the kids are using. Its just been a tape recorder.
Not that I haven't been using it; I've recorded a few full albums and hundreds of demos for friends over the years, just never upgraded or wanted to fix what wasn't broken.
Lately, I have been getting some weird errors that the UAD can't be found, restart, works, etc... Can't clean audio folder as it just freezes and there are probably millions of orphaned wavs from countless retakes that I can't clean, etc...
So, here's my question.
Where do I start???
Can I just get a new Win10 machine with a MB with legacy PCI slots and install Sonar 2, my UAD card, a FireWire PCI, transfer all my data folders and get back to work??? Or is Sonar 2, my MOTU and UAD all just hopelessly out of date?
Or should I get on E - bay and get a older version of Sonar? Which one? Can I import projects from Sonar 2?
I have so many projects on my computer from years past, that I love to revisit and work on from time to time. I don't want them to be lost forever.
Any help and recommendations would be very much appreciated.