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Re: When will vocaloid editor be available in the US?

Yes it has an English interface as standard so it's good to go > I purchased mine straight from the Japanese Yamaha website and had no issues at all .;-)
by G-string
Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:04 am
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Re: How to see value of selected automation point in C7.5?

1) Was it always like this? I thought I remembered being able to see the current value of the selected automation point in the tooltip, which helped me position the points. Am I thinking of a different DAW? I can't remember ;)
2) Are there ways to A) manually specify a selected point's value or B) see what the value of the currently selected point is?
In the Info Line.
by vic_france
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:40 am
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JBL LSR 308 Experience - Save Yourselves!!!

Before embarking on this little fit of peak I should acknowledge a couple of things. First I am old, so old in fact that I can tell more ‘I remember when’ stories than Pamela Anderson. Second, I am spoiled, so spoiled that I collect studio monitors for fun running the gamut from old Urei 813s to JBL 4430s and just about everything in between. What can I say? I love studio monitors. So when JBL released the M2’s I thought “… great! JBL is back in the large form-factor monitor game… I gotta get me some of these…” That is until I saw the price tag at which point I bought a bottle of Scotch instead. Fast-forward a few months and low and behold JBL had implemented the groovy wave guide tweeter assembly (derived from the M2)_in a new line of cheap home-studio speakers.

Then came the reviews… “Awesome… Great… Incredible” and a list of superlatives that would play well at an awards ceremony. Well, that was it… I called Sweetwater and they kindly shipped me a pair with their usual great (incredible actually) service and alacrity.

What can I say? Never have I received a shipment of junk so incredibly quickly and professionally.

Where to start? OK… First, one side was broken… At least in terms of the XLR jack… The phone input was fine but really? Once I got things hooked up using ¼ inch I ran some mixes and I was shocked. Not at the mixes… They are OK… But at the ridiculous, and I mean RIDICULOUS amount of bottom-end being pumped out of these things. Even after adjusting the low-end gain using the switch on the back I could not believe how much low end junk was pouring out. And not useful low end but Jack Daniels vomit-sized gobs of low end which you couldn't EQ if your life depended on it (snooty alert – I have a tuned room). Now, I know folks love bass and why not, who doesn't? But bass would just as soon kill you as date you and these things could be hired as extras on a Piranha movie. This bass response was being generated in a free field several feet from all room surfaces (I put placed them where I usually have the NS-10s). To be fair I thought I should move them around the space to see where they could be made to sound passable. I could not find any location in the room where I could stand listening to them for more than a couple of minutes.

Next, the must-vaunted waveguide tweeter and its ‘legendary’ imaging. I’ll keep this short. NS-10s image better than these do. Not just a little better but a lot.

Build quality… I know these are cheap so its not fair to compare build quality to a serious monitor. I would have been more sanguine if the one side actually worked with the XLR input but never mind. All I can say is this… These are cheap crappy assemblies using vinyl over some form of light-weight casing (to reduce shipping costs of course) and my bet is that they will be dying left right and center like t-shirt salesmen at the Battle of Gettysburg

I know I'm being a jerk about all this. Most folks have never heard great monitors in a good room so I guess to that community I apologize for being what Spiro Agnew might have called an ‘effete snob’. But sorry, once you have had a great monitor experience there is no going back and these little JBLs are like going back to Magna Carta. I give these a two out of ten.

I guess I should not be applying at Harmon for a job...
by cpechet1
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:11 am
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Re: Workflow tips for converting cassettes to individual son

- Should I use the Audio File workspace or the Audio Montage workspace?
The Montage for sure.

- Which marker types (if any) would be best for isolating and naming individual songs/regions within the files?
No markers necessary, but CD markers may come in handy to enter metadata for individual songs. In the montage, you first see your audio file just like above (as one clip), then use the scissor tool to cut the separate songs. Now you have multiple clips, which are just representations of that particular part of the source wav file. By adjusting the sides of the clips, you can change the cuts after the fact. Clips can have their own processing, but also the tracks on which they reside can. You can create another stereo track and drag clips over if you want the same proces done to them by track effects.

- If my goal is to end up with a bunch of individual song files that are normalized for loudness, what's a productive workflow for getting there?
You could apply effects on individual clips, or use the meta normalizer. I'd be careful with cassette recordings though, since they possibly are quite close together already.
by Arjan P
Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:01 pm
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Re: Bitwig - competition is great

Are we really at the point where we think that it's is cool to discuss another dev's product that directly competes with Cubase?
by Jeff Hayat
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:26 am
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Re: How to select the audio range of the selected clip?

Double click in the upper half of a clip, to set the selected time range over the whole clip.
by PG
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:05 am
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Re: How to select the audio range of the selected clip?

UltimateOutsider wrote:So, my real goal is: How to place CD track markers at the exact start and end of a clip?

Create them near and slide them till they click. Remember that CD markers need to be on CD frame boundaries, though.

by pwhodges
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:20 am
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Re: Cubase 7.5 and sending MIDI Program Changes

As you say, you can do this from the inspector (if you know the bank select values you need for the Stage 2).

Another way of working is to actually enter the MIDI events at the start of the track rather than using the inspector. One advantage(?) of this way of working is that you can include programme change commands within the track.

The first bar of the project is typically used to set up all the MIDI devices. So,using the MIDI List Editor, a track might start with:-

Bank Select (LSB, MSB)
Programme Change

One way to see how this works is to import a GM file (with Extract First Patch, Extract First Volume/Pan, Import Controller as Automation Tracks all disabled), select a track and open the MIDI list editor. At the start of each track you should see all the MIDI controller and program changes required to initialise the track.

(If there's a SysEx track in the file then there may not be Bank Select Messages on the tracks but, nevertheless, you should see the technique.)
by Jenks
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:08 pm
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Re: Cubase 7.5 and sending MIDI Program Changes

There are 2 Bank Select messages:

Bank Select MSB (Most Significant Byte) = MIDI Controller 0
Bank Select LSB (Least Significant Byte) = MIDI Controller 32

The banks are selected by preceding the Program Change message with a Control Change message which specifies a new value for Controller 0 and Controller 32 .

You can insert both the Bank Select controller and Program Change messages from the MISI list editor.

Since the MIDI specification does not describe the manner in which a synthesizer's banks are to be mapped to Bank Select messages, there is no standard way for a Bank Select message to select a specific bank. You need to check the manual for the Stage 2 to see what Bank Select values you need to send to select banks A to D.
by Jenks
Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:33 pm
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by SteveInChicago
Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:53 pm
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You are not authorised to read this forum.
by Mr. Beer
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:17 pm
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Re: Beat Designer is driving me MAD!!

Steinberg have actually done me a major favour ,after all these years of battling with crashes , software not running properly with other software ,bla bla bla im giving up the ghost ,after 27 years im going totally hardware , ive finally had enough of buying into unfinished software ,nothing changing , so instead of arguing my point and getting jumped on my a bunch of self acclaimed know it alls it's time to say good bye
7.5 is where i completely jump off of the DAW bandwagon , no more money from me Steinberg .

Hmmm....Seems nothing lasts forever. Some G-string blasts from the past.

+1 for the software .......... -1 for the business model
 Post subject: Re: If you like the 7.5 update...+1 this and reply
Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:27 am

Works perfect here
 Post subject: Re: Cubase hangs at loading Halion 5!
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:59 am

I completely agree with you on the Cubase 7.5.10 being the most stable DAW going
Stability of 7.5.10 is not an issue at all , i love it ...
How disappointing was Steinberg at their home show ?
Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:53 am

It surely is a wonderful creation and if i was told me back in 88 we would be capable of doing what we can now i would of laughed , mainly due to being on LSD but would of thought them as being completely mental .
Here's to another 26 years of Steinberg technology 
 Post subject: Re: Please Hands down everybody for Steinberg.
Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:08 am 

Mauri I completely agree with you , it's about knowing your machines capability and working with it ( im sure im going to get slated for this ) . I personally use a moderate a mount of vsti's and plugin's and i couldn't wish for a better production system and as you say it's only experience of knowi...
 Post subject: Re: c7.5 is absolutely ROCK SOLID
Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:17 am

The most stable Cubase I've had in years. I'm quite happy. How stable is it? Really stable when you consider what it has to contend with. Stable doesn't have to (and can never) mean "perfect." No DAW or any software is 100% free of bugs even when it controls 100% of the code. Cubase has t...
Post subject: Re: c7.5 is absolutely ROCK SOLID
Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:40 am 
Still rock solid here With other versions of Cubase ive always had problems with recording 8 tracks of external instruments simultaneously but not with c7.5 recording an 8 track patch of Doepfer is a breeze now ,so it's not only the setup ive been using in my OP but it's also very stable for me as a...
 Post subject: Re: c7.5 is absolutely ROCK SOLID
Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:28 pm 

Change is the essential existence of the universe. —Spock

Good Luck!
by curteye
Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:36 am
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I love CC121

Thank you Yamaha/Steinberg
Give us a Yamaha/Steinberg MIDI controller with some keys.

That is all. :-)
by Leonard_A
Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:42 am
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Re: Hidden Cubase 8 features!

if you disable a track, the track still appears in your timeline, but the plugins are not loaded and the instrument is not loaded. the workflow basically is, you would render out your track to audio, then disable the instrument track.
Perhaps this is what I don't understand: Would you use this ability in addition to the new render-in-place feature, or instead of it? (I had assumed that the new bounce ability automatically disabled the plugins on that track/channel, but is that not the case?)


the render in place actually uses this functionality, when you render in place you have the option of disabling the instument track which frees up the CPU etc of all the plugins but gives you the ability to quickly go back to the original track if needed.. best of both worlds
by Xtigma
Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:39 pm
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Re: Hidden Cubase 8 features!

What exactly do you mean when you say you can disable Instrument Tracks, and how does this affect your workflow?
This functionality is especially useful for those of us that set up large orchestral MIDI templates. Opening a new sequence based off a template with dozens of Kontakts and sample patches can take 30 seconds - or several minutes even - if it's a big template. It will take much less time if you're not forced to load all the plug-ins and samples off the bat. Only a few seconds to get the session open. Then you just "re-enable" the instruments you need as you go.

Does it take some time to "re-enable" or just a few moments? This is like freezing/unfreezing audio yes?
The only time it takes to re-enable an instrument track is the time it takes to load the plug-ins and/or samples (ie: Kontakt) within. So not long. A few seconds tops.
by orchetect
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:50 am
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Re: Hidden Cubase 8 features!

Folder tracks (when closed)have a preview of waveforms inside. I dont recall having this in 7.



by Janko Kezar
Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:55 pm
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Re: Rack instruments Vs. Instrument tracks

Aloha guys,
Just to chime in

IMHO its nice to have the availble options.

by curteye
Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:59 pm
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Re: Cubase 8.0.5 is out...

Well, there definitely is a priority list for bugfixing on Steinberg's side and if your bug wasn't at the top, you'd have to wait for one of the next updates.
by ColdSteel
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:27 pm
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Re: Loudness normalization option in WL Elements 8. Someday?

WaveLab Elements offers RMS normalization, but for today's world this isn't really that useful as was before. Especially when we are working with audio montages from different sources (artist,disc, etc) and this will be in a streaming platform.

In Elements the EBU R-128 loudness normalization (using LUFS) doesn't exist. Will this feature be available someday in Elements? :(


If EBU 128 is a requirement - and you are working in what appears to be a professional realm - hopefully you can find justification to move to the full version of WL.

Conversely - if PG starts sticking all the higher end functions into WL Elements - that would not sit well with users (like me) that purchased a more expensive full version of Wavelab so we can have these tools at our disposal.

by Vocalpoint
Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:26 pm
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Re: Cubase 8 + Windows 7 Remote Desktop Connection

Hi MrSmith,

I also used to remote control one of my mixing stations via LAN using RealVNC.

When I switched to C8, I had to learn that Aero was mandatory for C8 and remoting would not coexist with this. I have not found a reliable software solution for this.

My workaround is that I have now switched to a hardware remote control solution which works fine for me.
by Mikael
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:23 pm
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Re: Groove Agent has lost it's way

I've been with Groove Agent since the original GA1 years ago, and it has always been a great tool for composition, as well as, at times, a cool and convenient addition to live studio tracks (Yeah, believe it or not). I still use Groove Agent 3 along with Groove Agent 4 (Two very different beasts, to be sure) and find both tools indispensable in a variety of situations.
In Cubase Pro 8 or Nuendo 6.5, via JBridge, you can't find an easier tool than Groove Agent 3 for laying a quick drum track when inspiration hits, one that can be easily edited or augmented, and further enhanced with Groove Agent 4. I'm not a note for note from scratch drum programmer, but editing a performance by world-class drummers in either of these tools couldn't be more user friendly, at least for me. I think the confusion for many was the expectation that Groove Agent 4 was going to be the next iteration of GA3, when in fact it is a completely different workflow. Unfortunate naming convention, I think, but the tool itself is great when you get used to it, which doesn't take very long, truthfully. It's all subjective, of course, but the critics have this one wrong. Can't please everyone :)
by J L Bowie
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:22 pm
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Bug on muted channels in reloaded project

When reloading a project, channels muted will not unmute. They can be heard by using solo, but will not unmute (only the button changes state when trying to unmute).

The only solution to this (since about 7.0 to 7.5.20):

1. Make sure the probelmatic channel is muted
2. Solo it
3. Unsolo it
4. Unmute it

Then the sound is unmuted.

However, if you save the project with mutes again, closes cubase and reopens it with the same project. The problem returns on the muted channels. I dont know if it is neccessary to close cubase, but that is usaly the way I produce the problem.
by JX3D
Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:24 am
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Re: FR: Simple Sampler

I find groove agent SE to be pretty good as a simple sampler.

Only thing it does not do compared to ableton is LFO and glide. Maybe also the pitch shifting is only 12 semitones and you can't automate the loop length to create those accelerating build ups effects if you're into edm.

Otherwise it's a great tool, it does key tracking, amp, pitch and filter envelopes, sample layering, drag n drop, randomising function, it's easy to use, has a nice layout...

I use it more and more, but I still rely on battery 3 for some features (preview in kit, loop length automation and the extended pitch range mostly).
by patcub
Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:59 am
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