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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Very nice tread!

Here is what helps my work flow and maybe will yours as well:

1. If working with plug ins mainly, I like to insert them on the input channel while tracking, this way the effect is being printed while recording and it will force me to COMMIT. There is beauty in it and when people reminisce about the "good old days" and how tape made everything sound magical, it is often an over looked factor. Committing and making final decisions right from the start, forces you to up your game. When the pressure is on, the performance tends to be better. If you know you can go back a million times and edit to death, that will not help the performance imho.

2. I try to leave as little as possible to the mix down stage to give the sound "muscle'" or to make it fit in right. By the time the song is arranged and tracked/edited. The very thought of having it to mix can be nauseating.

3. I try to avoid presets as much as possible. Generally I find them to be a huge waste of time.

4. I like to print reverbs to audio and mess with them for creative results. Mix and match, loop, reverse or having them in places where they did not originate can give a lot of character and create cool defects.

5. When writing, I like to put all my tracks into a folder track, so let's say I have 3 versions for the chorus, I can quickly move them around, AB, recycle parts, etc, by dragging just those few bars in place to hear it in the context. The arranger track can be used for that too, but I find it faster this way.

6. When editing vocals or instruments I like my final takes comped on a new track ( Id like to see something like beam part to master take in Cubase eventually. I think Pro Tools has it. Here is a simple macro that helps:

Edit - Copy
Edit -Paste at origin

Your selected take in the chosen lane will be copied to a new track as long it is highlighted in its place.

I apologize if any of this or all of it is too obvious.

Best,
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by fireinthefishtank
Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:25 pm
 
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Re: 7.5 - any fixes ?

mixer zoom recall bug is back here!!!

Going back to 7.06,. ...Well, I wasn't holding my breath anyway.
by fireinthefishtank
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:14 pm
 
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...


I realize that this Reaper theme was done by someone who donated their own time and
it was a labor of love. Maybe Steinberg needs to find someone in love with Cubase and Nuendo.

Where is the passion?

I don't mean to bash Cubendo here. It is still my fav and I use it everyday.
(with growing frustration) I think seeing this should wake them up a bit.
The competition is real.

I totally agree! I wish Steinberg would give us more customization options or hire a guy like white tie. The edit window is great and I really cant complain about the look. The idea behind the mix console is on the right track but the graphics need to be given serious consideration. As they are now, they look like: Microsoft Excel meets Logic 5.5

The spread sheet look is really not that flattering. The boys from Fab Filter seem to have the right ideas for clean, modern, user friendly gui-s.

It wouldn't really take that much to clean the mix console up.
The over abundance of grid lines and the cheap paper texture looking background isn't working that well for my taste. The latest gray framed incarnation of the loudness meter is reminiscent of something you'd buy at radio shack 30 years ago, or of one of the first cell phone prototypes.


The attached pic is old and Ive posted this a while ago. It was an attempt to see how the look could be changed so it has a bit more tactile feel and a cleaner work flow while still respecting the topology of the MC. It was really a product of curiosity. The pink meters are 80s inspired as I was working on stuff that was 80s sounding. :D I keep mine the default color.


I am not a professional graphic designer and did it just for myself. I'm sure there are even guys on this forum who'd kick ass if they gave it a go.

C'mon Steiny, give us some gloss.

Best,
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by fireinthefishtank
Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:54 am
 
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Hi Brock,

Its just photo shop. Thanks for the positive feedback!! I agree with you, the gray background looks like a draft design that was photo copied too many times with the ink running low. It definitely lacks the crispness and vibrancy. I don't know how hard it is to implement more user customization for the gui, but it would be great to have those options at least.

Cheers,
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by fireinthefishtank
Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:35 am
 
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

IMO , MixDebacle is geared towards 4K.

Plain and simple.

It clearly shows in the proportions, the space occupied by controls, etc.

The things is : its WAY too soon.

So all you trolls, if you don't like it though luck
Thank you, Dear.

I'm here since VST5/SX1 days (under different Alias). what about you ?...

One of the biggest complaints on this topics is the mixer. It looks a lot like Logic, Protools and somewhat like S1
No, it doesn't.

But hey, I'm troll anyway :twisted:

:)

Well you're certainly entitled to your opinion Mr. Troll. It maybe way too soon for you but it's right on time for a lot of us. Good for you that you're here since... This is my only membership. I really don't have any issues with Cubase but I like to visit this forum because it can be very entertaining :lol: I'm an advanced Cubase user and Graduated Professional Audio Engineer. I work in pro studios SSL/Protools and at home with Cubase 7.5 my Daw of choice.

What about you?

Yo Homie, ah remember you. You same class just next do'. ah graduated too. In fact ah gots diplomas on my own. Hamburger University an' Chris Loward Algea - Phat Beatz Seminar. Iz tight Bro. You remember me, Im da one wif da pony tail an' dem shiny shoes.

Mmmmm, yo' beats is tigtht. Jumpin off dat SSL ah remember. iz like, you tickle dem wif uh feather first an' then….you hit dem wif hammer yo. You turn ‘em in ta ear butter dawg.

Don’t listen ta dem trolls an' haters. dey don’t know tight beats. dey just busy learning Cubase an' pimpin they desktops.

Downloading screen savers o' naked ladies all day long. dem trolls iz hobbits yo.
by fireinthefishtank
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:03 am
 
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Dear Steinberg

Dear Steinberg,

A few hours into trying to mix a song on Cubase Pro 8 and several bad crashes later, here we are. I must say, man…that was the most bizarre and painful experience in a long time.
I guess I was really lucky with 7.5. Even the notorious “hang upon exit issue” would only creep up once in a while. That being said, 8 seems quite the opposite for me.

Let me say, that I really appreciate your attempt to streamline Cubase and to make it the leading DAW on the market, but for goodness sake, please give us a stable DAW.

Some of the GUI and Engineering aspects make me wonder if the designers and architects of Cubase ever use it in a real life situation.
For example: I was really stoked on render in place feature, as it is something I personally appreciate due to my work flow. Mixing today I find out that render in place only renders to Stereo Tracks, unless a mono track is routed to a mono out or the out is disabled?
So instead of clicking render in place, now we got to disable the output on the mono track, render in place, go back and enable the output of the original track rendered, just in case we want to later audition and tweak the track some more.
Mono files aren't some sporadic occurrence in mixing, but make up the majority of the tracks in a mix session imho. At least live tracked music with drums, bass, guitars, vocals etc. Why not incorporate an option to render mono/stereo??

What’s up with the animated graphics when loading plugins and the mixer? Nobody cares for that. It is a waste of time and probably leeches unnecessarily on recourses. Make it snappy to load right away instead. Some of the other GUI aspects are a can of worms I don’t even want to touch.

After fighting blank plugin GUI-s, plugins not wanting to load (Sound Toys in particular Native v4) multiple crashes followed by a deck of error messages, in a session where CPu is barely peaking at 25%, I’ve decided to export all the tracks as a track archive into a new session. That has served as a work around in the past when faced with similar problems. Unfortunately this time it rendered the title bar of C8 useless. It was frozen and wouldn't respond. Everything else worked fine.

So I decide to to go back to 7.5. Suddenly I notice this weird graphic bug in the inspector. See the pic attached. I figure it must be because of the multiple tabs expanded. In C8 you can scroll up and down. This is how it behaves when importing a C8 session into C7.5.

More crashes, more reboots. Suddenly my preferences on C7.5 are wiped out. Gone!!! Disappeared.

HAHAHAHHHAHA…Haahhahahahahah HAHAHAHA, Hahahahahaa…this is the sound of me being taken away by two men who just put a straight jacket on me.


Sincerely yours,
Beta tester for the latest paid professional Steinberg release


PS. Please don’t think that my intent is to troll on this forum. I have quite a few investments with Yamaha/Steinberg (Nuendo 4, Cubase 6 – 8, CC121, MR816, QC quick controller, to name a few) and in general like the innovative approach most of the stuff brings. But please, give us a stable platform. Please!!!
by fireinthefishtank
Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:51 am
 
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Re: Channel Strip De-Esser Crashes Project

Confirmed here too. Win 7 64 bit. I managed to repeat it several times. One on occasion it didn't crash Cubase but rendered the strip de-esser completely unresponsive.
by fireinthefishtank
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:37 am
 
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