(I don't like double-posting, but this wouldn't fit with my previous post....)
Finally got Sonar X1 Essential today and installing it under Win7 x64. After it finishes (and VSTi compatibility is tested), I may also be able to contribute to said project or start off another one entirely (Logic remixes perhaps?)
First off, a Logic Remix project would be really
Second, if you have any problems with the midi resetting any changes made in the TTS-1, just remove a bulk of the non-note midi date. To remove any midi data from a track, just look for the midi Event List (in Sonar 7, it's under View) and remove all non-note events after playing the track once. Then, just unlink all of the patches. After that, feel free to add your own automation.
To test it all out (assuming your version of the midi works), here's the settings I have for "Reach For The Moon" without mastering (note: don't count the tracks not being used):
First track: Piano 2 st. with no changes. 120 volume, 0 chorus, 62 reverb.
Second Track: Slap Bass 1 with +8 bass. 100 volume, 0 chorus, 40 reverb.
Third Track: Piano 1 with no changes. 100 volume, 0 chorus, 51 reverb.
Fourth Track: Electric Piano 1 with no changes. 100 volume, 0 chorus, 40 reverb.
Fifth Track: Orchestra with no changes. 110 volume, 0 chorus, 40 reverb.
Sixth Track: Steel Guitar with no changes. 100 volume, 0 chorus, 40 reverb.
Seventh Track: Standard Set with +3 treble/mid/bass. 127 volume, 0 chorus, 118 reverb. Side Stick tuned down -1 coarse. Acoustic Snare tuned up +4 coarse, -35 fine. Electric Snare tuned up +1 coarse, +29 fine (but I have a remedy coming up for a better snare just below).
Eighth Track: Polysynth with no changes. 84 volume, 0 chorus, 64 reverb.
Ninth Track: Trumpet with +8 character, +3 bass, +5 mid, +10 treble, with vibrato at a rate of +3, +13 depth, and +9 delay. 121 volume, 0 chorus, 100 reverb.
Tenth Track: Saw Wave with +7 character, +7 resonance, and +9 treble. 104 volume, 0 chorus, 83 reverb.
Eleventh Track: Carillon with +18 character, +2 mid, +4 treble, and +22 release. 124 volume, 0 chorus, 127 reverb.
Twelfth Track: Celesta with no changes. 94 volume, 0 chorus, 40 reverb.
Snare Fix: Make a new midi track, then got into the TTS-1 and set one of the channels to a new drum (in this case, the Power Set). Cut the Electronic Snare from the original drum kit and then paste it onto the new channel with the new snare and transpose it down by 2. For my test snare settings, I have it turned up by +5 coarse, -27 fine, with +8 bass, +7 mid, +9 treble, and a channel reverb level of 112 and volume of 107.
Master Settings: I upped the System Polyphony to 70 and overall Reverb Effect to 70.
For a mastering chain, here's what I'd recommend:
1. Sonitus FX EQ: Highpass at -37 hz to get rid of the muddier bass sounds.
2. Studioverb 2: To get a wider sound. Since I'm more of a PerfectSpace guy, experiment with it how you'd like.
: Optional, but free. Widens the sound (but it's best to keep it around 55% wideness), boosts the signal, and can give a bump to bass and treble.
4. Cakewalk's Dynamic's Processor: The Final Mix setting, but I'd keep the compressor ration at 4.0 and release at 242 ms. (This is a copy of what I use in Vintage Channel 64). For threshold, I have it at -20 for a more crisp sound, but this requires the recording input on the master channel at around -19.6 to -20.5. (If you did not pick a preset with a master channel, there should be something in the manual on how to make auxiliary channels for master channels).
5. Boost 11: The final peak limiter. If things are still coming in quiet, feel free to crank this up. My settings at +6.0 boost with an output limit of -1.3 db. If your final mix peaks at around -0.1 to -0.3 db, it shouldn't be noticeable, but if things begin to feel squashed, lower input boost. If you're peaking at +0.1 boost, the input volume needs to be turned down (this is another reason why I having recording inputs at low volumes).
Hope that helps you out, and have fun!