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Controlling playbackChanging track settings ► Setting up output devices

If your computer has several MIDI outs, select Edit > Preferences > MIDI - Devices and put them in the desired order. The order in which your MIDI devices appear in the Output menus in the Track and Console views is based solely on the order in which the selected outs appear in Edit > Preferences > MIDI - Devices. As a result, the order in which your devices appear in a track’s output control may not match the port numbers that appear on your external multiport MIDI device.
A. These devices are not selected
Your computer is usually equipped with at least one audio device—your computer sound card. Your setup may have several different audio output devices, or you may have a multichannel sound card that presents itself to your computer as though it were several different devices, one for each stereo pair. In SONAR, audio tracks are assigned to main outs or buses. Each main out represents a hardware device. You use the Output control to assign a track in a project to the main or bus you want to use. While you need to choose the MIDI output devices you want to use before you assign them to tracks, all of your audio devices can be assigned to tracks freely. You do not need to configure them the way you do MIDI devices. If you have a voice modem or speaker-phone in your computer, however, you might want to set up SONAR so that it won’t use those devices. Also, note that some dedicated audio equipment has specific setup requirements. For more information, see Improving audio performance.
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Go to Edit > Preferences > MIDI - Devices.
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To move any device to the top of the list, deselect all other devices and click Move to Top to move the selected device to the top of the list.
You may find that a name you make up yourself for a MIDI device is easier to remember or more descriptive than a device’s original name. The friendly name for a MIDI device is the name you will see places such as MIDI track Input and Output menus, and the Controllers/Surfaces dialog box, if you enable the Use Friendly Names To Represent MIDI Devices check box at the bottom of the MIDI Devices dialog box.
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Go to Edit > Preferences > MIDI - Devices.
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Double-click the name of a device in the Friendly Name column, type a new name, and press ENTER.
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Select the Use Friendly Names To Represent MIDI Devices check box.
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