Quick answer: Yes, Liquid Notes works with Sonar. Compatibility between the two applications has been tested in August 2012.
Working with SonarLiquid Notes connects to any DAW or notation software, and so it does with Sonar. Find herewith some information on how to connect Liquid Notes with Sonar, and how to open a file from Sonar in Liquid Notes.
Establishing the connection with SonarTo establish the connection with Sonar, proceed as follows:
- (In Liquid Notes) Open the routing window and find the settings for "Out Port" and "Out Channel" of all tracks. There are no changes necessary in this table - however, adjust the settings in Sonar so that for each MIDI track as 'input' the corresponding "Out Port" and "Out Channel" (read from the Routing table in Liquid Notes) is set.
- The connection to Sonar is now established.
Alternatively you may select 'No Sequencer' in the new project wizard to establish the connection with Sonar. This causes the "Microsoft MIDI Mapper" to be used as standard "Out Port", which eliminates the need for routing to Sonar.
Opening a file from Sonar in Liquid NotesTo open a file from Sonar in Liquid Notes, follow these steps:
- Export your arrangement in Sonar by clicking on "File > Save as ..". There, choose "MIDI-Format 1" and click on "Save". Sonar might show a warning that audio-files cannot be saved as MIDI - acknowledge this by clicking on "Yes".
- Open this MIDI-file in Liquid Notes and select 'Other' for the sequencer selection in the automatic routing wizard.
- Follow the on-screen instructions of the wizard or finish by clicking on "Complete".
After you finished working on your arrangement in Liquid Notes, save the complete arrangement in Liquid Notes and open it in Sonar.