Opening Old Projects in X1

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2010/12/09 01:18:30 (permalink)

Opening Old Projects in X1

If I open a project that I started in Sonar 8.5 in Sonar X1, it opens in the X1 version of the 8.5 layout; is there an easy way of converting it to the X1 layout?
Failing that, someone please tell me how to get the synth rack to show when it appears hidden. I couldn't find it in the help file.
I hope this isn't a stupid question; and apologize if it is.
post edited by Phoenix - 2010/12/09 01:20:21
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    Brandon Ryan [Roland]
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    Re:Opening Old Projects in X1 2010/12/09 04:20:43 (permalink)
    You'll have to reorganize the project using the new features provided. The Synth Rack is in the Browser now.

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    Phoenix
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    Re:Opening Old Projects in X1 2010/12/09 10:03:20 (permalink)
    Wow, what a speedy reply, thanks, Brandon. Now if you could just tell me where keybindings are to be found? It imported my keybindings from 8.5, but I can't find where it says how to make new ones.
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    Re:Opening Old Projects in X1 2010/12/09 10:08:34 (permalink)
    It's in the new preference window.  I believe the new shortcut is "P".

    You'll see it at the bottom of the dialog, under "Customizations" when in Advanced mode.


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    Re:Opening Old Projects in X1 2010/12/09 11:27:04 (permalink)

    You'll have to reorganize the project using the new features provided. The Synth Rack is in the Browser now.



    Thanks, I was looking for that. Oh, man, that Browser looks good. This might be the best new feature in X1.  Now what is that "one button" people keep talking about. I can't seem to figure that one out. 

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    Re:Opening Old Projects in X1 2010/12/09 17:22:25 (permalink)
    May I please slightly hijack this to ask another question (instead of wasting a new thread)

    I'm assuming if I open an 8.5 project in x1 and SAVE it, it will only open in x1? If so, will the 'save as' be able to be used so that you can have both?

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    Re:Opening Old Projects in X1 2010/12/09 17:49:21 (permalink)
    chrisharbin


    May I please slightly hijack this to ask another question (instead of wasting a new thread)

    I'm assuming if I open an 8.5 project in x1 and SAVE it, it will only open in x1? If so, will the 'save as' be able to be used so that you can have both?


    Projects saved in X1 will open in older versions of SONAR. However, if you save a project with an X1 specific feature like the ProChannel, then that part of the project will of course not open in 8.5 and before.
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    Re:Opening Old Projects in X1 2010/12/09 18:07:10 (permalink)
    chrisharbin


    May I please slightly hijack this to ask another question (instead of wasting a new thread)

    I'm assuming if I open an 8.5 project in x1 and SAVE it, it will only open in x1? If so, will the 'save as' be able to be used so that you can have both?

    I personally would not recommend saving an old project back to itself in X1.  Save it as a new X1 project in a different place so you have a backup/original of your older project -- JUST IN CASE ;)




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    Re:Opening Old Projects in X1 2010/12/09 18:23:51 (permalink)
    ba_midi


    chrisharbin


    May I please slightly hijack this to ask another question (instead of wasting a new thread)

    I'm assuming if I open an 8.5 project in x1 and SAVE it, it will only open in x1? If so, will the 'save as' be able to be used so that you can have both?

    I personally would not recommend saving an old project back to itself in X1.  Save it as a new X1 project in a different place so you have a backup/original of your older project -- JUST IN CASE ;)

    Wise words indeed! Having a few problems with old 8.5.3 projects myself. Don't overwrite your originals! Or at least make sure you have a backup.

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    Re:Opening Old Projects in X1 2010/12/09 18:24:59 (permalink)
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    chrisharbin


    May I please slightly hijack this to ask another question (instead of wasting a new thread)

    I'm assuming if I open an 8.5 project in x1 and SAVE it, it will only open in x1? If so, will the 'save as' be able to be used so that you can have both?


    Projects saved in X1 will open in older versions of SONAR. However, if you save a project with an X1 specific feature like the ProChannel, then that part of the project will of course not open in 8.5 and before.


    Thank you again, you're guys are being most helpful!

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    Re:Opening Old Projects in X1 2010/12/09 18:27:03 (permalink)
    ba_midi


    chrisharbin


    May I please slightly hijack this to ask another question (instead of wasting a new thread)

    I'm assuming if I open an 8.5 project in x1 and SAVE it, it will only open in x1? If so, will the 'save as' be able to be used so that you can have both?

    I personally would not recommend saving an old project back to itself in X1.  Save it as a new X1 project in a different place so you have a backup/original of your older project -- JUST IN CASE ;)


    Agreed! But occurred to me that I might accidentally just "save" something not thinking to save it as a different x1 file. Glad to know that I won't screw myself if I forget (which will probably happen :lol: )

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    Re:Opening Old Projects in X1 2010/12/09 18:27:32 (permalink)
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    ba_midi


    chrisharbin


    May I please slightly hijack this to ask another question (instead of wasting a new thread)

    I'm assuming if I open an 8.5 project in x1 and SAVE it, it will only open in x1? If so, will the 'save as' be able to be used so that you can have both?

    I personally would not recommend saving an old project back to itself in X1.  Save it as a new X1 project in a different place so you have a backup/original of your older project -- JUST IN CASE ;)

    Wise words indeed! Having a few problems with old 8.5.3 projects myself. Don't overwrite your originals! Or at least make sure you have a backup.

    Thanks!


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