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Synchronizing your gear ► Choosing clock sources: SONAR as master

When the clock source is set to Internal, SONAR uses the clock built into the computer or the computer’s MIDI interface as its timing source. If your projects contain only MIDI (no audio), this is the most efficient method of playback.
If your projects contain MIDI and audio, or only audio, you should set the clock source to Audio. This lets the sound card clock determine the correct speed for audio playback and automatically synchronizes MIDI playback to match the audio. For more information, see System configuration.
When either of these clock sources is used, you can also configure SONAR to drive other MIDI devices using MIDI Synchronization. For more information, see MIDI synchronization. If you need to send MIDI Time Code (MTC), SONAR will send this data regardless of the clock setting.
Do one of the following:
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Go to Edit > Preferences > Project - Clock and select Internal.
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In the Control Bar’s Sync module, click the Sync Type button and choose Internal Sync on the pop-up menu.
Figure 354. The Sync module.
A. SMPTE/MTC format B. Incoming timecode C. Sync type
Do one of the following:
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Go to Edit > Preferences > Project - Clock and select Audio.
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In the Control Bar’s Sync module, click the Sync Type button and choose Audio Sync on the pop-up menu.

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