Sonar 8.5 and Tascam DM3200 Automation
My apologies if this has been covered elsewhere... I searched the forum for about an hour before writing this post.
I was hoping someone could tell me about how one automates mixes using a Tascam DM3200. We have the firewire card, so the console is the audio interface as well as the control surface. I have audio running through the console, no problem. However, I can't get the DM3200 automation to work. It looks like it is not receiving MTC from Sonar. Is this correct, or should it be receiving timecode? It's possible I set it up incorrectly, the Tascam documentation was written for Sonar 2 I think, so a lot has changed and I wasn't able to completely follow the instructions.
There is *some* level of communication though. I have midi in and out between the console and PC and the console's transport buttons start and stop Sonar just fine. However, when I move a fader or a pan knob on the console, the level attenuates or pans as it should but that move is NOT reproduced in Sonar (faders and pans stay where they were), leading me to believe that the best method is to use the console's automation and not Sonar's.
Can anyone shed some light on how this is supposed to work (when it's configured correctly) and maybe take a guess at what I'm doing wrong?