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2017/03/31 01:35:30 (permalink)

ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project features

ProjectScope.exe (a free utility for all Sonar [Windows] users) has been updated. Version 1.3 for those keeping score. Although it has always worked with many versions of Sonar projects (covering the last decade or so up to the present), it now supports newer project features like the project image (the screenshot of the project when last saved, or the image you put into the Notes panel).
 
The original ProjectScope post is here so you can read about it there, but in the shell of a nut, ProjectScope shows you many of the resources inside Sonar projects without you having to load the project--so with ProjectScope you can instantly see what audio files are associated with a project, what the project Notes are, what plug-ins are used, etc. 
 
ProjectScope really shines with its SEARCH feature. You can find all your Sonar projects that have certain phrases in the Notes, for example, or find all the projects that use a specific audio (WAV) file. helps find CWPs and keeps them organized - updated to "Platinum Edition." When you find the project you were hunting for, double-click and it loads into that unsurpassed and feature-rich DAW we all love to use. (I am referring to Sonar, what DAW did you THINK I meant, hmmm?)
 
Below are updated screenshots of ProjectScope in action. As always, no installation needed, other than download it and run it. Links are the same: EXE version and Zipped EXE version. Hope you can find it useful, suggestions and comments welcome. (Be warned, though, if you comment, I WILL follow your signature links to listen to your music, so it better be good stuff! )


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Re: ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project featu 2017/03/31 09:06:06 (permalink)
Thanks for sharing this, Mark.
I will put it to use on some old SONAR 2 projects to see what what they are. Used silly names on many projects that means nothing 
All the best.

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Re: ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project featu 2017/03/31 14:32:22 (permalink)
Thanks! Looks very helpful...
 
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Re: ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project featu 2017/03/31 15:01:31 (permalink)
There is a small bug in the tracks window. Using a project created this month with 2017.03 an instrument track is listed twice. Both tracks are identified as type AUDIO.
fixed in v.1.31.001
post edited by scook - 2017/04/02 18:51:46
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Re: ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project featu 2017/03/31 15:20:18 (permalink)
Thanks Mark.  Did not know about this app.

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Re: ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project featu 2017/03/31 15:44:28 (permalink)
Tested this a little on my laptop, and seems very usable. Look forward to seeing how some of what my old projects consists of 

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Re: ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project featu 2017/03/31 18:01:50 (permalink)
scook - Regarding your "double tracking" (haha, that's a feature in the audio world!), there probably _are_ two instrument tracks internally to the project, but what that means to us on the outside (and how projectscope should interpret and display that) is a topic of conjecture.  I would love to investigate. If you have the time and inclination, I would rejoice to see the project. You could strip out all the midi and audio content first, just leave the empty tracks and let me see that, assuming you are still seeing the doubled track after doing the striping-out. Let me know if you are interested in helping out, thanks. (That same procedure goes for anyone who experiences strangeness in the program.)
 
Zargg - I hear you about the old projects and trying to remember/revisit/rediscover what's in them! One thing I found handy with projectscope is "previewing" an old project first to see if it uses any plug-ins that I don't have installed anymore. Some of my big projects take a long time (okay, just minutes, but it seems like long minutes) to load, and I don't want to wait around for the loading only to get a bunch of squawks from Sonar that it's looking for TimeWorks or Vsampler or something that I long ago "deprecated".
 
Also, on a lot of old projects, I archived the audio files somewhere else, so I peek at a project in projectscope first, to quickly see if it sees the audio files. If it doesn't, I know I have to go find the archived audio files first before loading the project.
 

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Re: ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project featu 2017/03/31 18:27:13 (permalink)
It is easy enough to recreate the problem. The steps are
  1. Create new project
  2. Insert TTS-1 (or any synth) using an instrument track
  3. Save Project
 
Here is an image of ProjectScope showing a project containing TTS-1 as an instrument track

 
Edit: fixed in 1.32
 
post edited by scook - 2017/04/05 11:50:02
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Re: ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project featu 2017/03/31 19:03:43 (permalink)
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Zargg - I hear you about the old projects and trying to remember/revisit/rediscover what's in them! One thing I found handy with projectscope is "previewing" an old project first to see if it uses any plug-ins that I don't have installed anymore. Some of my big projects take a long time (okay, just minutes, but it seems like long minutes) to load, and I don't want to wait around for the loading only to get a bunch of squawks from Sonar that it's looking for TimeWorks or Vsampler or something that I long ago "deprecated".
 
Also, on a lot of old projects, I archived the audio files somewhere else, so I peek at a project in projectscope first, to quickly see if it sees the audio files. If it doesn't, I know I have to go find the archived audio files first before loading the project.
 


I don't mind about missing plugins warning. It's one of the things I find most valuable

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Re: ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project featu 2017/04/05 05:11:33 (permalink)
Projectscope has been updated to version 1.32 (1.32.001 on the About panel), to fix some issues with displaying unnamed tracks. Thank you to member scook for helping troubleshoot this.

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Re: ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project featu 2017/04/05 07:49:18 (permalink)
HI:)
 
Very helpful!
Thank you a lot, Mark:)
 
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Re: ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project featu 2017/07/11 13:31:08 (permalink)
Very nice!  Thanks!

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Re: ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project featu 2017/11/23 13:27:18 (permalink)
excellent ...

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Re: ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project featu 2017/11/23 19:02:41 (permalink)
Thanks for this great utility!
 
Didn't notice in the above comments but... will it see older .wrk files? If not, consider this your 1st feature request.
2nd FR: Folder to Search should be selectable for items not in the project folder, such as those in a global folder.
 
Also noticed a bug when hovering the mouse over the X to close it. It flashes red for a sec then the red disappears.
post edited by soens - 2017/11/23 21:54:30
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Re: ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project featu 2017/11/23 20:34:11 (permalink)
wow thanks.  looks like it will be very useful!

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Re: ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project featu 2017/12/27 23:56:17 (permalink)
Project Scope is very useful utility to me, thanks for your efforts, czyky!
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Re: ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project featu 2017/12/30 08:00:55 (permalink)
You are welcome.

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Re: ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project featu 2017/12/30 08:43:18 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby panup 2017/12/30 20:56:06
Thanks! This project and resurrection of the thread gave me an idea to investigate a possibility to open CWP in other DAW...

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Re: ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project featu 2017/12/30 16:57:50 (permalink)
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Thanks! This project and resurrection of the thread gave me an idea to investigate a possibility to open CWP in other DAW...


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Re: ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project featu 2017/12/30 18:01:56 (permalink)
Very useful! Thanks for sharing czyky.
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Re: ProjectScope for Sonar Project Files (CWPs) updated to support new Sonar project featu 2017/12/30 21:02:01 (permalink)
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Thanks! This project and resurrection of the thread gave me an idea to investigate a possibility to open CWP in other DAW...



It might be too complicated without the file formt whitepaper.
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