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Re: So 7.5 is here (almost)

Since when did software developers begin charging for half versions? My understanding is that 7.5 is not a "NEW" version, as "Cubase 8" would be. [..] I paid for version 7 and you're telling me 7.5 is, essentially, a new version and you must be paid for it - so, in essence, I've paid $575 for version 7? It essentially appears that the 7.5 "upgrade," with the exception of a couple of features, is just an attempt to force me to buy your plugins.
Come on, man! The update cost 50 euro and there are actually a couple of new cool functions along with the usual update of plug-ins. I'm not a sales rep for Steinberg, but we should happily pay for the updates, because that's what's keep them coming.
Regarding new plug-ins, well if Steinberg would release a paid update without new plug-ins, then even more people would question having to pay for it, right?

I think Steinberg has a sensible pricing of their update, especially compared to Avid and Pro Tools. On the other end of the spectrum is Apple Logic Pro that merely costs $199. BUT it took them FOUR years to update the program. Not cool in my book. And I think Cubase users are rather spoiled at being able to actually communicate with representatives of Steinberg, reporting bugs and wishing for new features. Try contacting AVID or Apple and you're probably more lucky sending a beacon into Outer Space.

I'll pay for the update because I use these tools constantly, but don't look to me for continued brand loyalty. I'll learn a new interface if I have to in order to protect my wallet.
Hehe, well you just won't find an interface that's as complete and versatile as Cubase. I know, I've tried them all.

Just pay Steinberg and be happy with the update. If you charge for your services I reckon the new "tab to transient" function will save you hours of editing time each week. At least it will for me. Been waiting a long time for that function, being used to work with Pro Tools HD.

I've been using Cubase for as long as I can remember, and it just keeps getting better and better.

Sound On Sound contributor
by ninjafreddan
Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:17 pm
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Re: So 7.5 is here (almost)

All of this socialist banter about greed and paid .5 versions is tiring.

The name of the version is semantics. If they called it Cubase 8 what argument would be used then?

The "greed" of someone wanting to be paid more for their product is no worse than the "greed" of someone else who wants to pay less for that product.
by jaslan
Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:11 am
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Re: So 7.5 is here (almost)

It’s the same thing every time an update is announced…

Compiled *witch* List

1. It should be free… free.. free.. free… I want it to be free… Everything should be free… free… free… Everything except me because, well, because…
2. I hate these new features…. hate… hate… hate… hate these new features… I’ll never use them and they suck anyway event though I’ve never used them and don’t know a thing about them…
3. I want the old mixer back… Give me the old mixer… Give me the old mixer… I hate the new mixer… hate… hate… hate…
4. There should be 500 different versions of Cubase… No, 1000 versions, no 100,000 versions. One made specially for me… me… me… me…
5. Cubase sucks and I hate so I’m switching to Reaper/Pro Tools/Logic/Garage Band/MS Word… Until next week when I download the update because I hate Reaper/Pro Tools/Logic/Garage Band/MS Word…
6. All software except Cubase is perfect… perfect… perfect… perfect… It all works exactly perfectly… It even works when I’m not using it… And its free free free… And I have my own version of it that they gave me for free… And did I mention its perfect?

Steinberg does a damn fine job of building ridiculously complex software which sells at a ridiculously low price.
by cpechet1
Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:33 pm
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Re: So 7.5 is here (almost)


The new features look great, but as one of the many Mac users who also found C7 unusable until 7.0.6 due to performance spikes and mixer issues. I really only care about stability and performance right now.

SO, have any of the mix-console, GUI, and performance under Mavericks been addressed in the 7.5 update??? :?:

I hope to upgrade right away if yes, the only issue is that I think I couldn't professionally use Cubase 7 for almost 8 months after it's release. Sad to say since I'd always had a lot of praise for Steinberg up to that release.


I still have to install Mavericks on my Mac at work, as we try to have all of the supported OSs in the office... I'm still on ML. I think I'm going to install it on monday and will let you know.
Unfortunately, this is hugely system dependant, so I would say the best way is to try it out yourself and see how it performes for you.

GUI, performance and workflow are being improved all the time, so it should better for you also. Performance is the top priority and we at support are forwarding all the data and requests we can in order to help Development and QA. It appears that the GPUs are playing the main role with these issues... not an easy task, but the guys are on it.

I hope we can post some more details soon, sorry if this is not a complete answer.

by Fabio Bartolini
Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:55 pm
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Re: So 7.5 is here (almost)

Fabio, this looks like hide the hands.... if Cubase 6.5 does not have these problems with all 3rd parts plugs, why Cubase 7 have it? I don't speak about the mixer horrible concept they gave us.... unusable, unreadable.
So we have to test all these plugs for Steinberg?

Nope, sorry. It is the 3rd party developers that need to test their software with Cubase, not the other way around.

We also do not have licenses or know all of the stuff out there. I'm gladly testing the ones I privately own licenses for and download demos of the problematic ones when I receive a report. But it is the plug-in which needs to be tested in Cubase, not the other way around. A host cannot be built around plug-ins.
by Fabio Bartolini
Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:27 pm
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Re: So 7.5 is here (almost)

Again, without "beatzmakers" who are you sound engineering for? This attitude and lack of respect would not get a dollar from me.

Who said anything about me being an engineer? I'm a classically-trained composer with a Ph.D. "beatzmakers" are DJ's, remixers, whatever you want to call them, but they don't actually make music, just rearrange someone else's loops.
by papi61
Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:32 am
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Re: 7.5 - any fixes ?

thanks for posting your experience !
I can perfectly see how these issues would be annoying on a single screen.

I'm coming from the opposite side of the spectrum personally, 3 large screens, each workspace having some kind of mixer window and some kind of arrange window simultaneously , plus a variety of smaller windows.
That's where these bugs combined make any fast work impossible in 7.06. :cry:
I try to explain in detail, it's not that esoteric with Cubase in front of you.
1. Up to 6.5, keycommands work regardless if mixer or arrange window have focus, fast, convenient, no issues as the KCs are specific anyway
In 7.0x you have to activate the target window first, by mouse click (!), before its KCs work - total showstopper.
You're in arrange and want to check e.g. sends, which are typically hidden (even large screens have their limits) - in 6.5 it's a single keystroke to show them, and a 2nd identical one to hide them again - that's fast.
In 7.0x it's like : fumble for mouse, move cursor across the screens, click in mixer window to activate focus, do the two KCs, move mouse back, click to reactivate arrange window's focus - wtf ?
2. , partially related to 4. - workspaces don't always recall the mixer like it was saved, especially mixer zoom is erratic, out of the blue all channels show up in full width Kermit mode and won't go back to normal, tons of stuff like that, never a dull moment. :?
And then, several visibility aspects of the mixer are not saved with workspaces - I'd expect wyswyg for everything that's not track specific, and I'd expect them to be transferable to other projects via global workspaces - like it used to be up to 6.5.
3. the "rack configuration preset buttons", let's call them mixer views, don't have dedicated KCs, don't get saved with workspaces, and, most absurd, can't be transferred/applied to other, already existing projects, unlike workspaces. You have to rebuild them from scratch every time ... :roll:

Somehow that's typical for 7.0x imho, lots of basically great ideas, unfortunately not really finished so they could actually help the user, broken basic functionality instead - a year after release.
That's why I'm asking what is fixed in 7.5 - the price is not an issue, but I won't buy 7.5 unless these biggies are fixed.

Cheers, ymmv,
by Rhino
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:13 pm
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Cubase 7.5 and HALion Sonic SE Content Downloads - SOLUTION

Hi there,

as there are already many topics about this issue, I'm creating a new thread with the solution. If your download of HSSE Content failed and you can't download it from your shop account again, it is probably because you are using a "Download manager" that corrupted the first download and every subsequent attempt to download. Please avoid the use of download managers to download from our Online-Shop!

On the other hand we have now downloads available in our website:

Have fun with Cubase!

All the best,
by Luis Dongo
Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:31 am
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Re: 7.5 Window size restrictions

I do not mean sub-windows (like project window, mixer, etc.), I mean the Cubase application window itself. You cannot move any Cubase sub-windows out of the Cubase application window except for the transport window (btw: why is this possible while the others cannot be moved that way?), so you need to span the Cubase application window over all of your monitors to be able to place the sub-windows on any monitor.

This is different in Reaper for instance. In Reaper, you can place every sub-window on every part of the monitors no matter where and how large the main window of Reaper is.

(Regarding your question: Some ignoramuses, including myself, prefer to do most of the mixing on headphones (just because I started that way and got used to it). I have a separate sound-proof cabin with NF monitors which I use 2-3 times per track for level control with Cubase iC pro.)
by XL
Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:17 am
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Re: Nelson Mandela

Agreed. But what does that have to do with Cubase?
by papi61
Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:10 am
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(UPDATED): Cubase / Cubase Artist 7.0.7 maint. update coming

Dear Cubase 7 users,

As we have done in the past, we will release a final free maintenance update to the previous major version of Cubase and Cubase Artist. Therefore I'm happy to announce the 7.0.7 maintenance update for Cubase 7 / Cubase Artist 7, which will be released on February 4, 2014.

This update will see many of the issues resolved which were addressed during the Cubase 7.5 development cycle:

• When opening a file selector dialog the mouse wheel always works as expected.
• Switching the ASIO driver no longer leads to unexpected behavior.
• (OS X 10.9): All non-modal windows are displayed correctly.

• Projects created in Cubase 7.5.x that use the new TrackVersions feature are fully compatible with 7.0.7..
• When opening a project, locked tempo / signature tracks are now restored correctly.
• When using the Browse button in the Add Audio Track window, the Result (Previewer) part of the window is always displayed.

• The layout of MixConsole no longer misaligns when switching from a multi-display setup to a system with only one display.
• Setting the zone visibility of the input/output channels now works as expected.
• Hiding the EQ section in the Channel Settings window now works as expected.
• Using Control+Shift+arrows in MixConsole for changing levels now works as expected.
• The context menu on the channel strip module knobs and in the fader area of MixConsole now works as expected.
• Loading a second project with MixConsole opened in full-screen mode no longer renders the application unreliable.
• When using knob mode for the EQ section in the Channel Settings windows, the phase rerverse button is always visible.
• Loading an FX chain preset no longer renders the application unreliable.
• Changing channels with the cursor keys in the hardware rack of MixConsole no longer leads to an unresponsive state of the application.

• The gain reduction meters of the Maximizer works as expected.
• Copying a REVerence instance to another channel or copying a channel which contains a REVerence instance no longer leads to performance issues.
• (OS X 10.9): Using VST Connect no longer leads to an unsreponsive state of the application.
• Using REVerence (or Roomworks) and bypassing it, then moving to a section in the project without audio and disabling bypass for REVerence no longer leads to unwanted playback of a buffered reverb tail.

• Emptying trash in the Audio Pool now works without issues.

• Playing back a MIDI track containing lyrics events to an external MIDI device no longer leads to an unresponsive state of the application.
• Dragging an event up/down with the mouse in the Key Editor always leads to accurate audio preview.
• Resizing the controller lane in the Key Editor now works as expected.
• Import a MIDI file with the preference set to "Destination: Instrument Tracks" no longer leads to an unresponsive state of the application.

• Using the bottom scroll bar to navigate horizontally in the Score Editor no longer leads to an unresponsive state of the application.
• Printing to PDF from Score Editor and replacing an existing PDF file no longer lead to an unresponsive state of the application.
• Printing from the Score Editor in Cubase Artist / Elements / AI and LE now works as expected.
• Toggling between the vertical and the horizontal position of a symbol palette in the Score Editor no longer leads to an unresponsive state of the application.
• Activating "Animate Note Cursor" in the Score Editor preferences no longer leads to an invisible note tool without preview capability.

• When using an MR816 the hardware rack is always available from the drop down list.
• Changing the Digital I/O mode setting of MR 816 in the Control Panel or Audio Hardware Setup no longer renders the application unreliable.

Thanks for choosing Cubase!

Helge Vogt - Team Leader Product Marketing Group
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
Hamburg, Germany
by Helge Vogt
Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:15 pm
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Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Got a cool tip or macro to add to the list? Spotted an error or know a better way? Post it here and I'll add it on as and when I can!

There are lots more juicy tips in this thread that haven't been collated yet, or are a bit too general or complex to fit in this post. Have a wade through and see what nuggets you find.

Excellent Thread by Bane (looks like hundreds of hours of work here) thanks Curteye.

Great Site Full of Tutorials thanks Norbury Brook .

Best Ever Workflow Tip

The one piece of advice that keeps on coming up over and over: Learn the Key commands and assign your own. Almost every function can be set to a key command.

Here's an excellent thread by JMCecil with a utility for setting up and viewing key commands.

Project Setup

Make templates!

Get a session set up how you like it, tracks ready to go, input and output buses, group channels, folder tracks even favourite VST instruments and FX, this is a BIG timesaver.

Template From Existing Project

Save your project under a different name first (avoids ‘lost project embarrassment’). Delete all the Audio/MIDI stuff you don’t want in the template from the project window. Hit [CTL]+P to open pool and right [Option]click, select empty trash.
BEWARE, don’t choose erase unless you don’t need the files, choose the‘remove from pool’ option. Erase option will send your files to digital heaven. Then choose Save as Template option from the file menu.

Naming Tracks

In the Arrange window, click in the track name box to get a curser, type in the tracks name ie; ’Kick’, hit [TAB] (cursor jumps to next track name box) type in next one and repeat. Hit [Enter] to end.

Naming Tracks Inside Folders - by Xtigma

Rename all tracks inside a folder to the same name.
Type name in Folder Track, hold down [shift] + press [enter].

Rename all events on midi track to track's name - By Mozizo

Dbl click track name(fonts highligted with blue).
Press and hold one of the modifiers and press Enter.

Assigning Input Buses and Channel Outputs

In the Mix Console, select the required audio channels and as you assign the 1st channel (Drop down menu in Mix Console-Routing Tab) hold down [Shift] and each channel will be assigned incrementally.
Holding [Shift]+[ALT] will send all selected channels to the same Input bus or output.


To create a macro

File/Key Commands/Show Macros/New Macro-and name it.
Highlight the command from the commands window and hit 'Add Command' after each.
The new marco should now be visible in the macro folder in the commands window. Assign it to a Key of your choice.

New Track Macro - by Rhino

For creating a new track with all routing monitoring and FX settings from existing in one go.

Project - Duplicate Tracks
Edit - Select All On Tracks
Edit - Delete

Bounce In Place - by Winter Rat

Cubase Ninja Pro-Tools style Trim Automation - by Lukasbrooklyn

Set L and R Locators to next 2 markers - by SeeWhat

Locate to marker 1 then apply the following macro ({Alt}+{/}.
transport- set Left locator
transport- next marker
transport- set Right locator

Mix Console/FX

Default FX Presets - by Rhino

In any FX container window, next to the preset box hit the cubase icon and choose 'save as default preset'

Open all insert GUI on channel - By mozizo

[shift]+[alt]+[left click] on E button of a channel.
To close all of them [shift]+[left click] on E again.

Reset Channel Settings - by Bacizone

In Track Inspector - Alt+Click on the Bypass buttons will reset the settings of Insert / Strip / Equalizer / Send


Pre-Insert Volume Automation

Make sure the 'Use Mouse Wheel for Event volume and Fades' option is activated in Preferences. Editing/Audio page.
[ALT]+Click on an audio event to cut it around the area you want to change, then hover the mouse over it and mouse wheel up for louder (up to 24db) or down for softer. Will also work for multiple selections or entire Audio events. Won't work for an Audio Part unless you dissolve part first [CTL]+ right[option] click to open context menu and choose Audio/Dissolve Part.
[CTL]+M/Wheel near front of event to adjust fade in or near rear for fade out.

Replace all audio clip instances - by lukasbrooklyn

To replace all instances of an audio event in a project (akin to exchanging a sample in a sampler), put your replacement sample in the pool, the drag it from the pool whist holding shift, and drop it onto the event to be replaced.


MIDI Octave shortcut - by Stealth

Select midi event(s) in the project/arrange page then Shift + up or down arrow key to change octave.

MIDI Velocity Editing - by trashdinner

Hold shift + Ctrl, left click and drag up or down to change velocity on selected MIDI events.

Logical Editor - by Curteye

Being a MIDI guitarist from the early 90's the LE was a must learn.
Here is my approach(es):

1-When using it stop thinking like an artist/musician etc
and start thinking more 'scientific'. (similar but not quite the same)

2-Don't go in 'cold'. Decide want you want to accomplish and use a preset
that steers in that direction. There are many in Cubase. Tweak from there.

3-Save your tweak as a preset. You might need it later and you might forget how you got there.
(happened to me a lot at first)

4-Using LE custom presets along with Key Commands can really speed the workflow.

VST Instruments

Record VST instrument tracks without using groups or bounce or export - by JMCecil

F4 -> Output tab -> hit + sign and create a Stereo Output called whatever "VSTi Out". Do not assign this output to any of your audio card outputs.
On your Instrument track, set the output to the "VSTi Output" from the previous step.
Create a Stereo Audio Track in the project, set the INPUT to "VSTi Output"
Enable monitor and/or Record enable.

Layered Samples in Groove Agent SE - by trashdinner

If you add multiple sounds to a pad (by drag and dropping) use the first (top) option when dropping the sounds to a pad to layer them.
At first they will will not trigger at the same time but the different samples will trigger depending on the velocity so while the pad is selected, change the mode to "layer" instead of "velocity" in the main tab. Now they all trigger at the same time but you can't adjust the volumes or any other parameters of the different samples separately ... but here's how to do it:
There are 2 little buttons on the upper right side of Groove Agent SE, one is ABS or Rel (It's set to ABS by default)
and the other one is Pad or Sel (It's set to Pad by default). If you press the Pad button to switch it to Sel (while the multi samples pad is selected) you can now chose the sample you want to change the volume or any other parameters and it will only change the settings of that sample within the Pad instead of all the samples within the pad. So just select the sample, tweak some buttons and when you select another sample on the same pad you'll see the the tweaks you made won't affect the other samples :) I find That really usefull instead of having to have 3 midi notes for my kick sound, I just have one and tweak it inside Groove Agent SE.

Vari Audio

Variaudio shortcuts - by trashdinner

[tab] to switch between segment and pitch modes.
Hold [ctrl] while moving a note to snap to pitch.
Hold [shift] while moving a note to move it freely.

Editing of M/S - Recordings - by marQs

If recording i.e. a vocalist with M/S technique (to get that little air around) which I often do, record it to a stereo track (M = left/S = right) instead of two individual tracks. Mix6To2 or Voxengo MSED get you decoded in a second.

That way you can apply i.e. VariAudio + Warp to both channels while avoiding phase issues.

Works exactly the same if you track a DI guitar + an amp, up to 6 channels, see Rhino's tip on multitrack wave editing here


Video Scrubbing - by Carlo

Very nice for film-scoring if you play back a movie on a computer screen: Click directly in the Video Player window and drag the mouse left or right...

Toggle Full Screen Video - by BFred

Double-click anywhere in the video window to toggle full screen mode.


Inspector Gymnastics - by Skillet

Command click on Inspector items to open more than one. Shift click on any of them to close all of them at once. Handy when you use Inspector shortcuts since there doesn't seem to be a shortcut to close them all at once. You quickly loose view of some items using the shortcuts unless you always toggle them. Thankfully toggling any item (that may be open already) now brings it back into view though.

Resize Tool box (Arrange Window) - by Soul Burn

If you press right-click to open the tools menu and hold it pressed for about 5 seconds (it feels long), you can resize the shape of the toolbox. This lets you get to your tools with a shorter movement of the mouse.

Scissor Trick - by Bonso

Scissor Tool : alt/click when slicing an event divides the whole event into equal length sections.

Reverse Locators to skip section - by Rotund

If you just want to cut a section of a song, but want to hear the result first.
Simply engage cycle, then set your left locator to the end of the section to be cut.
Then set your right locator to the beginning of the section to be cut.
Yea, backwards.
Now playback from a point before the right locator.
The song will skip over the section enclosed in the markers.

Got something to share? Post your tips and ideas in this thread and I'll add them when I can.
by Paul Coyle
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:08 am
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Cubase Artist 7.5.1 plug-in set update available

Dear Cubase Artist 7.5 users,

We just released a Cubase Artist 7.5 update which resolves a license issue with the included plug-in set. This update is fully supported and recommended for all Cubase Artist 7.5 users.

Please download the update here .

Thanks for choosing Cubase!

Helge Vogt - Team Leader Product Marketing Group
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
Hamburg, Germany
by Ed Doll
Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:54 pm
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Re: Cubase crash on quit

Nice to see they carried this feature over from 7.06
by bondsong
Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:29 pm
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by Buchanan
Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:54 pm
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Re: Where'd the track-coloring thingy go?

It's an animated gif of me

1. hovering the cursor with ctrl/command held down over the left edge of the track header and moving the scroll wheel.

2. clicking in that same location with ctrl/command held down.

What I said was distante's gif showed changing the track color from the inspector.
by SteveInChicago
Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:30 pm
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Re: I need to buy cubase 5,...But how??

Hello leaocomposer,

the Cubase 7.5 license allows to run previous versions, as some users pointed out already.

If you decide to go the Cubase 7.5 route, either contact support or send me a PM, I'll provide you with the ISO images.

Best regards,
by Fabio Bartolini
Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:20 pm
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Re: Cubase Performance on Mac

Sure, I'll throw in my 2 cents. I needed a laptop for when I travel to other locations, and settled on the new 15" Retina MacBook Pro (loaded). Just for the hell of it, I tried it as a master running VEPro, using my PC as a slave to host most of the VI's. I was brand new to Mac, but it was very easy to learn OS Mavericks. To tell you the truth, I prefer using the Mac and have decided to make it my permanent host for Cubase 7. IMO, there is no difference in performance based on my own experience . The video handling is especially good, as the top end model has a 2GB video card as well. I don't bother with all the benchmarking, etc, because if something the works the way I need it to, that's what's most important. Since switching in November, I have successfully completed several projects this way and the Mac has already paid for itself twice over. I have two additional monitors connected, gigabit Ethernet (via Thunderbolt), an external drive, UR 22 interface, and a 7 port USB interface

I'm looking at getting one of these. A colleague bought one recently and it works great

I have also tried heavier projects using JUST the MacBook, and as long as you keep everything under the 16GB Ram limit, you'll be fine.

The whole Mac/PC thing is a hot topic as you know (and a waste of time). If anyone is thinking about blasting me for being a "fanboy" or whatever, save your energy. The OP has asked a legitimate question. I am not bashing Windows...I still work on PC for sound editing, etc, and Win 7 is an excellent OS. It just happens I prefer working on the Mac.

Ok, there's my 2 cents! 8-)
by Wolfie2112
Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:22 pm
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Why plugin opens faster if you press CTRL?

Why plugin window opens faster if you press CTRL?
I want to open with the same speed with a simple mouse click!
by soundstudio
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:12 pm
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Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra


It is an VST Sound Instrument Set that can only be used within HALion (4 or higher), HALion Sonic or HALion Sonic SE.

As long as you don't have HALion or HALion Sonic, you can only use it with HALion Sonic SE in Cubase .
by Matthias Quellmann
Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:18 pm
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Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra

I've always liked HSO and it's a good deal at this price. It works fine in Logic Pro with HALion or HALion Sonic, but being able to import the key switches in Cubase is a huge advantage.

Just seen your question about Sonic SE, I'm pretty sure this is free with Cubase - it's the full Sonic you have to pay for.
by ChrisW
Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:35 pm
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Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra


you get all details about the differences between HALion, HALion Sonic and HALion Sonic SE here:
by Matthias Quellmann
Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:34 pm
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Cubase / Cubase Artist 7.5.20 maintenance update available

Dear Cubase and Cubase Artist 7.5 users,

We are happy to announce the availability of the 7.5.20 maintenance updates for Cubase 7.5 and Cubase Artist 7.5. Both updates are a free download and fully supported (please see the bottom of this post for links).

• TrackVersions: Delete Inactive TrackVersions
• Control Room Improvements
• Channel/track visibility: Key command for “Update configurations”
• Steinberg Hub: Remove recent projects from list
• Project window toolbar: Additional buttons
• New Preference: Record-Enable allows MIDI Thru
• New Preference: Colorize folder track controls only

Issues resolved
• An issue that interferes with the "Save" and "Close" behavior has been resolved.
• Toggling between projects with a MIDI track located before an instrument track in the track list now works as expected.
• Rack instruments behave now as expected when working with several projects at the same time.
• Searching for hidden tracks using "Find tracks" now makes hidden instrument tracks visible.
• Unmuting a folder track now unmutes all tracks inside the folder as expected.
• The agent "Hide muted tracks" works now on muted instrument tracks.
• The behavior of side scrolling with a Logitech mousewheel has been corrected.
• "Import track archive" works now as expected.
• The preset name of the Track Control Settings is now visible.
• The navigation of the In-place Editor works now as expected.
• "Punch in" works now as expected in Re-Record mode.
• A problem involving the pre-/postroll time display in Japanese language has been resolved.
• Gluing two MIDI parts no longer leads to unwanted transposition of certain notes.
• Resizing parts in locked tracks is no longer possible.
• A visual problem with frozen tracks has been resolved.
• "Select Tracks with Same Version ID" no longer shows automation lanes of instrument tracks.
• Locked tempo/signature tracks remain locked after re-opening a project.
• The ¢ symbol of the time signature palette of the Score Editor creates now a 2/2 time signature.

• Automatic hitpoint detection now works reliable.
• Audiowarping in the Sample Editor now works as expected.
• A problem with the visibility of the grid in Audiowarp has been resolved.
• A rare problem in VariAudio that rendered the application unreliable has been resolved.
• When ASIO-Guard is enabled dropouts no longer occur.
• The "Replace by" offline processing function works now as expected.
• Exporting a stereo mixdown to a new project now inserts a stereo audio file on a stereo track.
• Closing the window after exporting MP3, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis no longer renders the application unreliable.
• Exporting a 5.1 surround audio mixdown with the option "Wave split file" no longer renders the application unreliable.
• A visibility problem of the "Resolve Missing Files" window has been corrected.

Instrument tracks
• The agent "Hide muted tracks" now works on muted instrument tracks.
• The name of the main output of an instrument is now shown correctly on audio returns.
• Unmuting folder tracks involving instrument tracks work now as expected.
• Muting instrument tracks and MIDI sub-tracks now works as expected.
• The "Mute" key command now works for instrument tracks in the Project window as expected.
• The preference "Select Track on Background Click" now works properly for audio return tracks.
• Copy-pasting MIDI data now works for instrument tracks on the Project page.
• Selecting all inputs in the VST Instrument Rack now selects the correct instrument track.

• Print out now works as expected in Cubase Artist.
• Activating the function "Animate Note Cursor" now works as expected.
• Key commands for all symbol palettes are now available.
• A problem with redundant and missing key commands has been resolved.
• Zooming behavior of the zoom tool now works as expected.
• Filter checkboxes now update as expected when key commands are used.
• The box symbol in the replace mode is printed as expected.
• Chord Assistant: The state of the cadence mode is now recalled correctly.
• Clicking on the EQ bypass button while holding the Option/Alt keys now works as expected.
• Load/save EQ presets are available again in the Channel Settings window.
• The solo defeat function of instrument tracks now works as expected.
• A problem with the visibility syncing between MixConsole and Project window regarding instrument audio returns has been corrected.
• The function "Deactivate all mute states" now works as expected after selecting "Mute input" on virtual instruments.
• It is now possible to switch the visibility of collapsed folders that contain other folders inside the MixConsole.
• A rare graphical glitch on the horizontal scroll bar of the MixConsole has been corrected.
• Inputs and outputs can now be assigned using QuickLink on MIDI channels.
• A problem involving the visibility of the horizontal scroll bar in the MixConsole has been resolved.
• The preference "Select channels/track on solo" now works as expected when enabling the solo input of VST instruments.
• The solo button now works on external instruments as expected.

• The function "Activate/deactivate write (read) for all tracks" now affects the Quick Controls, too.
• Read mode is now enabled when pressing the write button.
• The command "Show used automation on a selected track" no longer opens the automation of the selected track’s group channel.
• "Delete automation of selected tracks" and "Delete all automation in project" are now available for audio returns of instrument tracks.

• The loading time of projects using HALion 5 has been improved.
• The Phaser plug-in works now as expected.
• An issue in VST Connect SE that may render the application unreliable under OS X 10.9 has been resolved.
• Saving the project under OS X while VST Connect SE is connected to VST Connect Performer now works properly.
* Please note that this list applies to Cubase 7.5 and not every entry may apply to Cubase Artist 7.5.


A detailed version history and the 7.5.20 Updaters are available here:

Cubase 7.5 downloads
Cubase Artist 7.5 downloads

Thanks for choosing Cubase!

Helge Vogt - Team Leader Product Marketing Group
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
Hamburg, Germany
by Helge Vogt
Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:24 am
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Re: MIDI events as shortcuts

sasha-che wrote:What I'd like to do is, while doing a step entry in Piano Roll window, to move cursor forward without entering a note.

The Left/Right Arrow keys on the computer keyboard can be used to navigate the Step Input cursor.
by Elektrobolt
Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:36 am
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Re: MIDI events as shortcuts

Ok then, so you can create a Generic Remote (Device Setup in the Devices menu), assign some MIDI message to either a Macro that commands a Navigate/Right, or directly to the command Navigate/Right itself.
by Elektrobolt
Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:01 am
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Re: how to copy CC to AUTOMATION ?

It's a two-stage operation..
Select the MIDI Part, then, MIDI Menu>Functions>Extract MIDI Automation.
You should now have an active Automation lane for CC#1 (you'll see the curve, and when you hover over it, you'll also see the individual nodes)
Open a 2nd automation lane, and set it to "Velocity Shift"
Using the Range tool, select all the CC#1 automation, and just drag the selection down to the Velocity Shift lane.
by vic_france
Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:07 am
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Re: Side Chain architecture question

I create SC "broadcasting" arrays of group channels, usually about four of them: SC (Part 1), SC (Part 2), and so on. Each feeds into the next to create a single long chain of side-chains. The 4 chained channels just null-terminate (they don't connect to an audible output). This gets around Cubase's horribly arbitrary and outdated 8 send limit.

The 4 new group channels (that act as one), each with its 8 slots for sends, combine to a total of 32 sending areas.

Now, just send your kick to the SC (Part 1) -- it will flow through all 32 slots. You'll have 32 slots to play with, to send out to the various group channels and stems with your Pads, Noise washes, Risers, etc. I mean, a little SC on just about everything, is not off the table. :mrgreen:
by Jalcide
Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:09 am
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Re: Cubase 7.5.20 -- project saving takes significant time

Saving time here is fast, as in instant. Under 1 second for a 100 track project.
by peakae
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:19 pm
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Re: Cubase 7.5.20 -- project saving takes significant time

I have 40-60 Kontakt instrument tracks in each session. I get long save times often. It seems random though. Once in a while it's only a few seconds. Other times I'm waiting 10-15 seconds.
by orchetect
Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:51 am
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Re: Film Music Scoring: how to isolate video track from Reve

Unfortunately without intending to sound mean it's "back to school"...
You have to try to learn and understand your tools to be able to deliver what is needed.
As a film and TV re-recording mixer, I'd get a bit scared if the person delivering a music mix didn't know how to mix or how the program should be set up to deliver what I need.
So either you need to employ a mix engineer, or learn your tools. Signal flow and bussing is the very basic of sound know how that everyone working professionally with sound just have to understand IMHO.
Spend the time to do it properly now, or it will come to bite you in your backside in no time...
by ErikG
Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:47 am
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Re: What is next?

Rumor has it that Chord Tracker will be replaced with Song Tracker which will compose songs for you including lyrics which will be sung by an advanced version of VariAudio. Writers block or knowledge of music will be a thing of the past. Moving forward, all you'll need to do is choose a musical genre and tell Cubase what mood you are in via emoticons or by linking Cubase to your FaceBook account. Also a new artificial intelligence engine will mix and master "your" song, upload it automatically to iTunes and bill you.
by cmaffia
Tue May 06, 2014 11:32 am
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Re: Cubase 7.5 and HALion Sonic SE Content Downloads - SOLUT

Ok so I unistalled cubase 7.5 and cubase 7.0 and then reinstalled cubase 7.0 plus installed updated to 7.5. the new midi loops, groove agent se all seemed fine.

The problem arose when I tried to install the HS SE 2 content from the ISO image DVD. an error comes up stating "string reading from file verify that the file exists - HS SE2 content failed to install. Fatal error during installation."

Is there any alternative way of getting this HS SE 2 content because Cubase 7.5 is currently unusable for me. I will certainly need to uninstall everything again but i don't seem to have a reliable way to install the HS SE 2 content.

Thanks in advance
by tropica1
Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:37 pm
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Re: 7.5.20 crashes under Windows 7 while opening OSX project

Yeah I would guess it's caused by low memory.

Also , what you could try is moving out all your vst from the vst folders, then move them again
into the vst folder one by one. ( and reloading cubase each time you move one VST )
That way, you'll see if the crash occurs when one particular vst is loaded.

my 2 cents
by rpaillot805
Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:31 pm
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Re: 7.5.20 crashes under Windows 7 while opening OSX project

you may want to look into the environment saved with the projects under osx...there may be issues trying to load a core audio device on windows. export in osx 1st then import in win? probably easiest way.

...another 2 cents worth ;)
by DLearyUS
Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:59 pm
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Re: Halion Sonic installation.

I would expect all you should need to do is install from the 2 DVD's for HS2. If you do not have HS2 discs, I would suggest submitting a support request in your MySteinberg account and your local support can send you links for them. I hope this information is helpful.
by Chris Dobbs
Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:56 pm
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Re: In 2014, what is Steinberg's procedure for a lost elicen

We do replace licenses on these conditions:

- The license must not have been replaced before.
- The lost USB-eLicenser must be identified (best option is a registered eLicenser in MySteinberg)
- We must have received a signed statement certifying the loss of the dongle.

We can then disable the USB-eLicenser and provide new activation codes. To keep the downtime short, a spare USB-eLicenser is not a bad idea so that you can download the license(s) as soon as you receive the activation code(s). The turn around time depends on where you live and which support team is handling the case but it is usually very low.

We are also working on a better solution for MySteinberg which will hopefully become effective within this year.
by Ed Doll
Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:05 pm
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In 2014, what is Steinberg's procedure for a lost elicenser?

Previously, I read on the internet that if you lose your Steinberg elicenser, you lose your license and have to buy a new one. Now iLok have a Lost iLok 'zero downtime' procedure, I'm wondering if Steinberg have changed their procedure regarding a lost elicenser? Especially since we can register the elicenser and license numbers online on our accounts?

I'm asking 'cause I'm shutting down the studio to go on vacation and thinking of taking my elicenser with Cubase 7 along with my laptop but I'm worried if I lose it, I could lose important bookings when I come back due to not being able to get the license back fast enough, or not being able to purchase a new copy of Cubase fast enough (as it's often not in stock in actual stores here)

So to summarize, is it possible to get your licences back now and if so, what is the average turn around time and what information is required to get your licences back?

by currentsound
Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:21 pm
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Cubase / Cubase Artist 7.5.30 maintenance update available

Dear Cubase 7.5 and Cubase Artist 7.5,

With pleasure we announce the availability of the 7.5.30 maintenance updates for Cubase 7.5 and Cubase Artist 7.5. These updates are a free download and fully supported (please see the bottom of this post for links).

• The performance when importing a large number of audio files has been improved.
• The reliability of the video engine has been improved (OS X only).

Issues resolved
• CHORD TRACK: The Chord track now works correctly when recording while Chord track is used with a virtual instrument.
• EDITING: A frozen instrument track is now muted when the solo editor is used with the part editor.
• EDITING: Quantization of audio material when AudioWarp is applied no longer renders the application unreliable.
• EDITING: The “invert selection” function in the key and drum editor now works correctly.
• EDITING: Midi CC automation is now chased correctly.
• EDITING: The sound playback now works as expected when an audio
part is edited in the sample editor.
• EDITING: The mouse time position can now be edited without limitations.
• EDITING: The curve tool in the key editor no longer wrongly modifies velocity values when drawing in the articulations/dynamics lane.
• EDITING: Removing pre-populated buttons in the Favorites Tab of the Score Editor no longer renders the application unreliable.
• EDITING: The command “select in loop” no longer selects controller events before the loop.
• PROJECT LOGICAL EDITOR: Certain parameters are now stored correctly.
• LIST EDITOR: The List Editor no longer renders the host application unstable if it is closed when having the status line open.
• MIDI: The performance of the MIDI Editor has been improved with regards to the behavior of the SOLO function.
• MIDI: The MIDI connections in the MIDI device manager are now stored correctly.
• MIDI: MIDI chase now works correctly when multiple channels are used on the same MIDI track.
• MIDI: Drag & drop of a MIDI file into an existing MIDI track no longer leads to name changes.
• MIDI: The controller lane type of the key editor is now set correctly on first opening.
• STEINBERG HUB: The function “remove from list” now works as expected in the project assistant.
• STEINBERG HUB: The Steinberg Hub no longer renders the application unreliable.
• MARKER: The selection of multiple markers within the marker window now works correctly.
• MARKER: A problem with the auto scroll function within the marker window has been solved.
• MEDIA BAY: The location tree can now be sorted in alphabetical order.
• TRACKS: Moving a folder into another folder no longer leads to tracks being placed outside the folder.
• TRACKS: A graphical issue when clicking on the Inspector’s visibility tab has been solved.
• EXPORT AUDIO: BWF timecode information is now included correctly when a batch export is performed using cycle markers.
• EXPORT AUDIO: The audio batch export now works more reliably when using markers in the project.

• SCORING: A zooming issue has been corrected.
• SCORING: Editing a user symbol no longer renders the application
• SCORING: An inconsistent behavior of shift+double click on a symbol or text has been corrected.

• CONTROL ROOM: The cue sources in the control room are now saved correctly.
• CONTROL ROOM: The status of the control room modules is now saved correctly.
• CONTROL ROOM: A graphical problem within the control room window has been solved.
• CONTROL ROOM: If monitor A is removed, monitor B is no longer increased in volume.
• CONTROL ROOM: The AI knob of the Steinberg CC121 now controls control room sliders correctly.
• MIXCONSOLE: Unexpected behavior of the Channel Link function
relating to inserted plug-ins has been resolved.
• MIXCONSOLE: The channel width is no longer set below the minimum size when switching from a multi-display setup to a one-display setup.
• MIXCONSOLE: Logging a channel to the right no longer causes problems with certain cut-off and zoom functions.

• PLUG-INS: Certain problems with compatibility of UAD-plug-ins have been solved.
• VST INSTRUMENTS: A problem with selecting audio and instrument tracks has been solved.
• VST INSTRUMENTS: The instrument name no longer changes automatically when the track name is changed.
• VST INSTRUMENTS: An issue related to the auto track renaming scheme (instrument tracks 2.0) has been solved.
• VST INSTRUMENTS: Unmute statuses of instrument tracks are now stored correctly.
• VST INSTRUMENTS: The output chain display for monotimbral virtual instruments is now working correctly.
• VST INSTRUMENTS: An instrument track no longer loses the output channel configuration when stored as a track preset.
• VST INSTRUMENTS: A graphical issue related to Groove Agent has been solved.
• VST INSTRUMENTS: Track presets from previous versions of Cubase can now be applied without output connection problems in the current version of Cubase.
• VST INSTRUMENTS: An export or import of track archives of instrument tracks with more outputs no longer causes missing automation.
• VST INSTRUMENTS: Mute status of instrument tracks is now stored correctly.
• VST INSTRUMENTS: MIDI events are no longer locked when unfreezing an instrument track.
• VST INSTRUMENTS: VST presets can now be saved correctly for Native Instruments Massive plug-ins.

• OMF: Japanese characters are now displayed correctly after OMF import.
• OMF: The volume automation is now displayed correctly after
the import of embedded OMF from Final Cut Pro.
• OMF: A playback problem with an existing video file when importing OMF files into the same project has been solved.
• REMOTE CONTROL: A wrong display of the menu item no longer renders the application unreliable.
• EUCON: Closing Cubase no longer leads to stability issues when the EuCon adapter is loaded.
• OTHER: Changing the origin time of any VST Sound audio file no longer renders the application unreliable.
• OTHER: “Solo Defeat” now works correctly even when switched on/off a couple of times.

* Please note that this list applies to Cubase 7.5 and not every entry may apply to Cubase Artist 7.5.


A detailed version history and the 7.5.30 Updaters are available here:

Cubase 7.5 downloads
Cubase Artist 7.5 downloads

Thanks for choosing Cubase!
by crohde
Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:23 pm
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