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Re: Looking For a Great Sounding Hammond B3/Leslie Speaker V

Aloha P,

In the mid to late 60's while in my Kenny Burrell mode (Jimi Hendrix was just coming on the scene)
I did stints with Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Jack McDuff and 'Groove' Holmes,
So I know how 'picky' organist can be about their sound.

While most of these guys wanted their sound to be 'smooth', Jack McDuff was going for
that Jon Lord sound (tho' I did not know of Deep Purple at that time).

Problem was altho' he could get it (or close to it) in the right hand, the 'crunch' would also
be in the left hand where (contrary to belief) most of the bass sound was played. (not the pedals)

A lil fact:
All of these guys rarely used the pedals except when either 'showing off' or
mainly in ballads. 99% of jazz organ bass sounds are done in the left hand.

Bottom line is I really know that B/C3 sound and IMHO no plug has what I remember in my head.

That being said:
give this one a listen. Not very expensive and can go from 'clean' to 'dirty' with no probs.

Leslie sounds.
Now that's a whole other thread. Jimmy McGriff used two Leslies and had some sort of
contraption that would 'sync' the two. It rarely worked but when it did it was amazing!
Anyone remember the Yamaha Leslie? With the three moving speakers? I still have one in storage. :)

Good Luck!
by curteye
Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:07 am
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Re: Automation Track Audio Waveforms Missing in CB 7.5

I'm working a CB 706 project in CB 75 and now the audio waveforms are not showing up on the automation tracks. I can't find a way to correct this in the preferences (or anywhere else). Now If I open the same project in 706 the waveforms are missing there too. Does anyone know how to correct this? Hopefully it is something easy that I am just overlooking. Thanks.
In the automation panel.
by thinkingcap
Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:03 am
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Re: EZ Drummer VST Help Please

For #1, check your preferences for MIDI -> MIDI File -> Auto Dissolve Format 0. If it is checked, un-check it.

Can't help right now on 2 & 3. I guess I'm supposed to be working :) .
by Scab Pickens
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:25 pm
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Re: 2014 - and Cubase 7.5 still does not recognize a USB-dev

Ableton LIVE is called that for a good reason.

Don't tell someone else what to do with the software they paid for. I can use Cubase for whatever I feel comfortable.

Also, you shouldn't seek excuses when there's no excuse for a pretty common capability of which Cubase is not capable of for ages. I might have multiple usb controllers which I might need or not during the creation a project. Maybe I don't need them at the same time, but want to switch easily without having to save, exit, disconnect, connect, start cubase, load the project, wait for it to load and start working. Then again, if I want to switch back or have another device connected. Even in production, there's the chance of unplugging or turning off the device accidentally.

In fact, this is a no go for a software that started its career back in the 80s. And I have used Creator, Cubase and Notator Logic on Atari 25 years ago. I know what I can expect from a software. And it really annoys me that Cubase, at that price tag and 0.5 updates that also cost money is not capable of such a simple feature.
by Finsonic
Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:14 am
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Re: CB 7.5.10: Want To Disable Video Support (Maybe?)

You can move all these files to another folder (create a new folder just to keep these files in a safe place if you need video in Cubase again):


You will find these files here:

C:\Program Files\Steinberg\Cubase 7.5\Components
by Makumbaria
Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:33 am
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Re: USB Keyboard Not Recognized After Cubase Is Running

OK, I was told that this issue will be addressed by Steinberg. Hopefully this will happen quite soon. So let's keep our fingers crossed.
by Finsonic
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:48 pm
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Re: All transport info available in header as well

Yes Prock that is what I was suggesting. To have all the functions that are available on the transport also be available in the header for those who do not wish to use the floating transport. Cheers!
by James K
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:15 pm
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Re: KORG nanokontrol2/cubase7

I found a different way to go about this that may work for you:

1) hold down the Set and Rewind button at the same time as you plug the USB chord from the computer into the Nano Kontrol (this suggestion came from the directions that came with the nanoKONTROL)

2) Go to Devices> Device Setup> Quick Controls and select nanoKONTROL2 for both the MIDI Input and Output

3) Then remain in or go to Devices> Device Setup> and hit the + button in the upper left hand corner and pick Mackie Control from the scroll down list, then select nanoKONTROL as your MIDI in and out. Hit OK.

That worked for me. Good luck!
by allunknowing
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:59 pm
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Re: Cubase Elements 7 crash following Windows Update


found the reason for this today after dealing with a couple support cases.

There are two ways to solve this:

1. Disable the Stinberg Hub
-- Open Cubase without launching any project
-- Go to File -> Preferences -> General -> Untick "Use Steinberg Hub"

2. Uninstall the Windows update KB2977629
-- Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> View Installed Updates
-- Uninstall KB2977629

Warning: This is an Internet Explorer cumulative security update - if you use IE and decide to uninstall the update, you might want to consider using another browser until this is solved.

Our findings have been forwarded to Development to see if something can be done on our side.

This of course affects all versions of Cubase, not only Elements. Thought about posting this now as some might face the issue during the week-end.

by Fabio Bartolini
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:57 pm
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Step-By-Step Guide for using the Remote Control Editor

Step-By-Step Guide for using the Remote Control Editor
to customize your own plugin parameter layout for the following hardware:

Mackie Control MCU
Mackie HUI
WK-Audio ID
Avid System 5 MC
Avid Artist Series
Yamaha DM2000
Yamaha NUAGE
Cm Motor Mix
Radikal SAC-2K
Steinberg Houston
and also any other third parties hardware system that supports Mackie Control Mode (or Protocol) in the plugin editting area/section .

It is assumed that by this point, you have set up your supported hardware controller well with Cubase/Nuendo, meaning that you have successfully connected your device with the DAW via the device setup menu for usual operation. For more details about how to set up your hardware with the DAW, please refer to the appropriate info/manual page accordingly, as this guide only covers some tips on how to bring the most out of your RCE for your VST plugin control experience on your hardware.

Ok, I will try my best to explain the topic as easy as possible here and hope that I won't be bringing the convoluted stuff this time, which I allegedly did ;-) In any case, if there's any unclear section, please feel free to ask or write me.

1. To make things simple and easy to understand, let's create an empty project with a single audio track. Then insert a VST plugin (let's say the MultibandCompressor plugin from the default Steinberg plugin set) into the 3rd slot of the insert section at the channel inspector, as an example.

2. Now, regardless of which hardware from the above list that you have, there is a standard and well-defined way to "browse" or go to the insert plugin section of the mentioned audio channel on your hardware controller (and I hope you know how to do this :-)). At this point, one should see 8 insert slots available for the instant access on the hardware, where the 3rd one has been loaded with the MultibandComp in our example.

3. Enter the plugin control layer of the 3rd slot (MultibandComp) by pressing the knobtop or any other corresponding function or page button dedicated for this (depending on the standard of your own HW), one should see that part of the multibandComp parameters are listed along the encoder knobs of your device, for instance, the top 8 encoders of the MCU device. Alright, up to this point, this is where/how we control those VST things since the HW integration introduced many years ago for the listed devices...
(Something worth mentioning here is that, such hardware-based focus-oriented workflow in different function layers like Channel EQ, Channel Inserts, Sends, etc are not available on the generic remotes in general, as it requires some extra MIDI specifications that are only offered by protocols such as Mackie Control, EuCon, etc)

4. For all VST plugins delivered by Steinberg, a well-thought layout of the underlying parameters has been predefined from factory, thus one should usually get the usable/important controls directly on the first page upon accomplishing step 3 above. But what if you have a 3rd-parties plugins or the pre-defined layout by Steinberg does not fit your actual use case or workflow? Let's say, the order or the naming of the MultibandComp parameters that you see on your hardware does not appear to be optimal enough...

5. Now, by staying at where you are on your hardware (the parameter control layer of MultibandComp, I will use MBC from now on). Open the so-called Remote Control Editor from the MBC plugin window via mouse (you usually only need to prepare once for each plugin if the param order is less satisfied )

6. If I'm not mistaken, you should see the following parameters order for Page 1 by default (from left to right, for 8 cells Standard Layout)
- Solo
- Output
- Bypass
- Threshold1
- Ratio1
- Attack1
- Release1
- MakeUp1

Now, you could...

Hide or Remove a particular parameter
1. Let's say you already have the insert slot bypass somewhere at the top layer... and the Bypass (delivered by default) is an unnecessary duplicate here that you would like to remove...
2. simply activate the "Learn mode" by clicking the "L" button near the top-right corner.
3. Then, click on the knob of the 3rd cell in page 1 (in this case the cell with the "Bypass" parameter) to get the focus on the corresponding knob encoder on the RCE GUI, one should see the blue line covering the GUI knob area indicating the focus. By pressing "Backspace" or "delete" at this point, one can remove the assignment of the current virtual HW control.
4. By pressing "Apply" button at the top-right corner of RCE, one should see the change applied immediately to your hardware... Meaning the physical knob encoder that previously controlling the "bypass" function is now empty/idle.

Rearrange a particular parameter (or the whole page)
1. One could also drag and drop a particular cell to replace (exchange or copy) it onto another cell in any page. Simply left-click on the empty area within a cell in RCE (that is any area outside the knob or switches GUI), while holding it and dragging it to your desired location of the targetted cell.

Tip1: by pressing "CTRL" or "Alt" during drag and drop operation, you gain the possibility in exchanging two cells or duplicating the same parameter onto another cell.
Tip2: One can do the same with the complete page by dragging and dropping the page body.
NOTE: this can be done in either both Learn mode or normal mode.

Rename a particular parameter
1. Let's say "Threshold1" is too long to fit in your MCU LED display.
2. On the RCE, double-click on the label part of the 4th cell of page 1 (namely the Threshold1 parameter cell) and name it as "Thd1" and confirm it with "Enter". Then click on the "Apply" button near the Top-Right corner of the RCE. Now, you should see that the name is updated accordingly on your MCU device's LED section too... (The same applies to all other supported HW)

Note: Depending on the availability of your HW, most devices only have one LED display for each knob encoder, while some high-end counterparts could provide up to three different length on different control sections, for instance, the Avid System5-MC. For the common case where you only have one single LED display for each knob encoder, please use the "Main Label" for the rename step.
Tip: The "Main Label" is also the top label you see on each cell block in the RCE page.

Define the LED ring behavior based on the parameter charateristic
1. Many listed HW supports various LED ring mode on each Knob encoder to indicate the functionality or characteristic of the corresponding Knob encoder (or the underlying parameter) more intuitively. For instance, one would usually expect the center-hooked gauge metering for a "Pan" parameter, while a left to right increment ring gauge for a "Gain" parameter, etc.
2. Depending on the availability of your HW, you can specifically define the LED ring behavior of each knob (cell) for better user experience on your HW. In practice, this does not change the behavior of the knob encoder itself but the look and feel of it.

Customize your own layout from scratch
1. Practically, it is also very convenient to redefine the whole layout right from scratch. Simply reset the whole thing via the "Reset All" button. Remove the excessive pages down to the last one.
2. Then, activate the Learn mode by pressing the "L" button
3. In learn mode, left click on the knob (or switch if applicable) of any cell to get the focus (blue line covering the control area), then go and click on the intended parameter switch or dial on your VST plugin GUI, one will assign the clicked parameter directly to the focused knob/switch in RCE.
4. Alternatively, one could also double-click on the corresponding cell knob (or switch) during the "Learn mode" to get a pop-up tree list for assigning the intended parameter similar to the channel quick control assignment workflow.

Another good example:
Let's say you only need the threshold and ratio parameters of each band but nothing else ever in your work, which in this case made up 8 parameters in total that you would like to use frequently.

Then, one could practically assign the pairs from each band onto the first page and remove the rest (assuming that the engineer never uses the rest of the parameter in the future ever again). In this case, one can assign the following parameters from left to right in page 1:
- Thres1
- Ratio1
- Thres2
- Ratio2
- Thres3
- Ratio3
- Thres4
- Ratio4

Then, remove the rest of the secondary pages (by pressing the "-" button near the edge of the page). Once done, press "Apply" and there you go.... the hardware will only provide the one and only page (a knob encoder row on the HW) with your most favorite parameters each time you access the plugin editting layer.

Important notes

1. Not to be confused with MIDI learn for the generic remote setup, the "Learn" mode in RCE is similar to the one in the channel quick control block, which allows you to learn and assign the VST plugin parameter under your mouse click to the focused knob or switch of any cell in RCE.

2. For choosing the right layout in RCE for your HW, please refer to this table:

Note that if your hardware controller is not listed on the table, but emulates Mackie Control mode that allows you to control insert strip and VST plugins from the surface. Please see your device as "Mackie Control device" and use the "Standard Layout" for your MC-compatible device.

3. Once you got the particular plugin editing layer active on your hardware. Any change made on the RCE for that particular plugin will be reflected on the fly to your hardware whenever "Apply" is triggered.

So, in general, you only have to set up once for each VST plugin that does not deliver a meaningful parameter order initially for the VST plugin editing on your HW.

Hope that this helps. Thanks!
by sming
Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:57 pm
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Re: Step-By-Step Guide for using the Remote Control Editor ... e-0414.htm

Nice review on integrating all the different remote control options in Cubase 7.5 .
by alexis
Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:58 pm
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Re: Something simple that Cubase cant do. Cubase Sentinel

I outfitted my studio with a session mic. This is an overhead boom mic connected to a completely independent recording facility and is activated with a single button press. OK, it records to cassette tape so I can't simply edit it in Cubase, but I'd rarely do that anyway. The point is to record any gems that come out of a doodling or jam session to be developed later into a piece that I will record in Cubase.
by BriHar
Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:14 pm
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Re: Is it possible to edit/alphabetize the mp3 genre field?

Hi guys,

just to chime in. That list doesn't come from us, but it is a standard list shared by almost evey music program. Each genre occupies 1 byte (out of the 128 bytes from the ID3-Tag) which corresponds to an "ID-number" that defines in which order those genres are shown, i.e. in Cubase.

This also facilitates the compatibility with different programs, i.e. you want the same genre being shown in iTunes and in Winamp.

You can check that list here:

Hope this helps!
by Luis Dongo
Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:02 am
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Re: Bring Back Option For MixConsole To Always Be On Top

Hi guys,

just to chime in...

I am currently in conversations with the engineering and product planning teams to see what can be done about this. They are already aware of the situation (thanks to SteveInChicago) and are evaluating the risks of bringing this function back (which seems to be requested by many of you) and if possible, when it will be available again.

I will let you know as soon as I have more information about this.

All the best
by Luis Dongo
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:55 am
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FREE Cubase Imager Pack For Mixer (Over 70 Instruments)

UPDATE 24/03/2015

The FREE Cubase Image packs I've created, for version 7 and up, have now all been uploaded in to one convenient .zip file. Pack contains 76 Instruments, Native Instrument synths, ToonTrack EZ Drummer and Superior 2.0 Drummer custom Icons. All images included are for personal use only. I hope you find them useful!

Download Link:

by marcusdellicompagni
Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:28 pm
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Re: Drum plugin port unmapped when adding VST

Hi Prock,

Indeed: when I was working with EZdrummer 1 I never had any issues of this kind and now I got a load of problems to overcome, but it now works.

Thanks a lot for helping me. Experts like you are pretty difficult to find! If I'm in deep trouble again and I can't fix it myself, I will let you know.

by Earial
Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:53 am
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Re: Sound quality

Hello all,

attached two screenshots from a C8 / C7.5 null test.

The C8 and C7.5 projects were created from scratch in both versions:

-- create empty project
-- import 8 acoustic drum tracks
-- reduce individual tracks' volume (-6dB)
-- export to 44.1 / 16

The two exports have been imported in an empty C8 session, the outcome is visible in the screen-shots.
by Fabio Bartolini
Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:31 pm
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Re: Record Enable STUCK

Had to trash prefs, but now it's not sticking anymore...
by Johnkenn
Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:46 am
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A digit at the Track Name end rather than "Copy of"

When you copy a Track the new Track gets e.g the name "Copy of Piano".
I know it's a copy and have no use for that clutter. Never. Period.
What I would be able to use would be "Piano 01" or just "Piano" again.

Also, and far worse, say I record some Audio Track and call it "Guitar".
I pan it to the left and decide I like all the other settings.
I copy the Track and I proceed to record what will be panned to the right.
Only in the Track List it make sense to call this Track a copy of something.
When I have recorded an audio file on "Copy of Guitar" the file name is ... "Copy of guitar.wav"!!!
It's just redundant and counter productive.

I just took a break from writing this just to check.
I created an empty Audio Track called "guitar".
I copied it twice so now I have

Copy of guitar
Copy of guitar
Now I recorded some dummy Parts and what's happening is just the opposite of what I want.
The track called "guitar" records parts and files with predicable and reasonable names.
Any other track is just a mess with files all called "Copy of ..." with no reasonable way to figure out what file comes from what Track, which is maybe a theoretical problem, BUT ... some day it will bite you in the nose! :o
It's a mess with the two track above so what about 8 Tracks of guitar???
The information that it's a copy is completely irrelevant, as opposed to the information that it's recorded on "Gutar Track 5" or "RubmleGuitarLeft", especially if you like to do something with the raw files outside of Cubase.

I know I can change the name of the track when I copy it but that's not what will happen in the real world! :oops:
It would be a great bonus, though, if I just could not have to fight with the freakin' "Copy of ..." crap!
Maybe a few items in the Preference dialog like:
Prefix copies with [ ... ]
Suffix new Track names with[ ... ] ascending numbers[x]
That way those who like the "Copy of" way can just have it like that and anybody else can have it nice and tidy!

The real problem is human nature and what''s happening when you're "just testing" and you're not sure if it's worth thinking the Track naming strategy through. You record away til the cows come home and you realize you love what you hear. Then you realize it's not "just testing" but this project is a keeper so you say "*knuf* this *flower*, I'm hungry!", hit CTRL+S and pretend you will fix this some other day! :lol: :oops:


knuf this flower, I'm hungry! :lol:
by HowlingUlf
Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:51 pm
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