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Why Does Cubase Rune My Creativity Every Time?

So I feel like doing some music for the first time in a couple of weeks, boot up Cubase and it has decided to scan EVERY SINGLE NOTE again. :twisted:
I have a lot of notes.
I am still weighting music heavily towards having more and more of them .............. but Cubase converts every one of them into tiny, little runes ..... like zeroes and ones, at the atomic level, inside a silicon chip!

And before anyone mentions time changes, it is irrelevant, it happens with every time signature I have used, 7/8, 9/8, 5/4 ..... all of them ....... because Steinberg have had years to connect the time sigs.

This is a common thing with Cubase, my random, pointless notes happening at inconvenient times from my skill, or lack thereof, to make music.

In Life, I can get started faster and get ideas down much faster on paper, but the mixing/sound is not as good, so I prefer Cuabse overall, because it is so frustrating when my brain freezes, yes .... I get virtual cortex blue screens (Yes in 2014! Miles did an album about it .... Kind Of Blue) which generally throws a spanner in my cranial works.

Steinberg are so completely the obvious solution to fix simple issues of my, otherwise, analog workflow (drawing flyspecks on notation paper).

I always say "Sort simple things out before adding more bells and whistles". Like doing the guitar overdubs before adding the tubular bells and penny-whistles.

But I know this will happen, as they are neither negligent, nor purposely making there (they're, their) product half finished so that everyone buys the next update in the hope they will be fixated on some new feature set.

I am in the process of going through all my Cubase projects and bouncing all over the studio all happy and gleeful, and when I am done, I am going to smell Cubase, the way I used to open vinyl albums and whiff in the *flower* essence, like perfume.

My notes have finally finished scanning, rant over...........

by swamptone
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:08 pm
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Re: where is Steinberg?

ggc wrote:where is Steinberg?

by Jeff Hayat
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:48 am
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Re: Hidden Cubase 8 features!

That's been there since the Atari days. But good thing to have.
by Kaapo
Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:05 pm
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by SteveInChicago
Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:55 pm
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Re: Cubase 7 sounds better than 8 here at first sight

ALL Cubase versions from SX2 > 7 null.

v2 nulls with v3
v3 nulls with v4
v4 nulls with v5
v5 nulls with v6
v6 nulls with v7

This is true for:

1) audio only projects
2) VST only projects
3) audio and VST projects

Yes, I have tested this. No, I did not do anything wrong; you can not possibly get an accidental null. To those of you who are hearing a difference from one version to the next, either a) you are hearing a difference from the eq curves in one version to the next, or b) you are just hearing things that don't really exist. But don't worry; this (meaning 'b') happens to many people.

A few reasons why you would not a get a null:

1) Pan law(s) set differently
2) Reverb somewhere in the project that has a random algo
3) A VST with a random algo (Zebra and Omnisphere are two good exs; Kontakt has a few random algos)
4) A plug with a random algo (some compressors, as one ex)
5) A ch strip with a random algo (yes, even inside your host)
6) Differing s.r./b.d.
7) RRs (if not reset prior to each mixdown)
8) Export vs. non-RT export

I have seen people - who felt strongly that they knew what they were doing - attempt to do null tests, but wind up doing them wrong. It's not rocket science, but it does need to be done correctly.

I cant imagine v7 does not null with v8

If someone wants to do a null test THE PROPER way, please go ahead. Otherwise, posting that one version sounds better than the next is a waste of everyone's time.

by Jeff Hayat
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:26 pm
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Re: Cubase 7 sounds better than 8 here at first sight

sonicstate wrote:I have heard before of people hearing things that others are unable to hear
So have I, but usually it goes away after their medication has been adjusted.
by MrSoundman
Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:00 pm
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Re: No eq-curves on MixConsole

Figured it out.

Check if you have this file : "Cubase Plug-in Set.vst3" in your Roaming folder.. C:\Users\$user name$\AppData\Roaming

Delete it, as there is the proper one in the install directory.. (which is the one that would be changed in future updates).

Not sure why there was a duplicate in the first place.

Worked for me.
by paulster
Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:56 pm
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Re: kooool! He put his iPhone in a guitar,

This would be MUCH better if it was from a Samsung on an Android system rather that evil "i" stuff :D ;)
by Qbass-007
Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:21 pm
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Cubase Pro 8.0.10 maintenance release planned for March

Hello all,

I would like to inform you that the next Cubase 8 update (8.0.10) has been delayed it will now be released in the middle of March. This update addresses issues with the pre-count and metronome click, resolves issues using Mackie Control remotes and improves stability using third-party plug-ins. A complete list of fixes will be announced at the date of availability.

Best regards,
by Guillermo
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:09 pm
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Re: Where do you buy your single commercial tracks from?

I actually still like going to record stores and buying CDs even though they're dated, the media format that is.
by Woodcrest Studio
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:15 pm
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Re: Help me understand setting up GAIN STAGING in Cubase 8

When using 32bit floating files as the default Cubase internal format , which are virtually impossible to clip, gain-staging isn't as critical, except for where the DAW interfaces to fixed integer sources and targets, which usually means with:
a) Inputs to the ADCs of your audio hardware, usually 24bit integer.
b) Outputs to the DACs of your audio hardware, usually 24bit integer.
c) Rendering to fixed bit-depth audio formats, like for 16bit WAV files.
d) Inputs to some level-dependent FX like compressors, maximisers and ditherers.
e) Output from ditherers and maximisers, which should not be changed at all.
f) Outputs feeding broadcast equipment.

For these, gain levels need to be optimised to use the most of the bandwidth without clipping. At any other stage, gain staging helps the meters give a good idea of what the signal is doing at that point, because meters slamming into max scale or hardly registering do not help you to make finer level adjustments when required, or track problems.

Note that all these calibration 'standards' are rules-of-thumb generic setups, and do NOT guarantee that any particular signal will not go full scale. They just give some predictability, but which one you use will depend upon whether its required (as for broadcast), or what suits the genre(s) you do best.

However, if using fixed integer internal formats , gain staging is CRITICAL to avoiding clipping, as every audio track is a potential overload point when it is being recorded.

Note that Cubase uses 32bit floating internally, so it is only at points where audio files are created (recording or in-place rendering) that levels are critical.

When doing pre-recording level checks, note that for acoustic sources, like vocals or instruments, the levels encountered once the artists get into the performance while recording can be substantially above those from the artists in the more subdued level-check phase. Make sure you get them to do the level checks with a bit more gusto.
by Patanjali
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:16 am
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