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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

... and a tiny little detail in C7, completely overlooked over all the (justified !) workflow discussions, something everybody will enjoy for a change :o :
you can now define a default preset for each and every plugin, try it, it can be found exactly where you'd search for it and works just as expected, no ill side effects, how's that ? :ugeek:
ymmv,
Rhino
by Rhino
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:32 pm
 
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Record VSTi instrument tracks without using groups or bounce or export ...

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.
by JMCecil
Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:27 pm
 
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

this one isn't too known i guess: 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.
by lukasbrooklyn
Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:50 am
 
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Re: So 7.5 is here (almost)

Should be free for Cubase 7 users especially who brought the software last 15 december 2012 for 150euro, why? We waited one year before have a semi stable version 7.0.6, nothing to compare with rock solid version of 6.5.5. I've stopped to use C7 six months ago, because missing mixer stuff, crashes on mac, incompatibility with Melodyne, glichs problems with Variaudio, a lot of problems with Native Instruments stuff....but I could continue....

I would like to see a decent and responsibility reply from Steinberg this time, with a special offer for that kind of users.... Otherways I will not upgrade anymore to any Steinberg software. I'm happy with C.6.5.5.

thanks
jj :D
by ufoqbase
Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:23 pm
 
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Re: Groove Agent SE4 is great!

u need to right-click on the sample box itself above the sample editor window on the right hand side.

hope this helps
by Majic
Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:23 am
 
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Re: Mac-osx to win7-64 bit migration

Hi Papi,

I've decided to jump back into this thread in a genuine bid to try to understand your point(s) and share my point(s) as simply and clearly as possible. This attempt may go nowhere, but I truly hope I can get to the bottom of what you're trying to say, without any personal criticisms. Just your point(s) on their merits alone and my point(s) on their merits alone.

I'll leave my source material for your comments just to this thread. Please feel free to clarify on your point(s).

1) You say that "no serious soundtrack composer would use a laptop as his master machine"

My response: That's your opinion. I disagree. There are plenty of "serious" soundtrack composers who would or could use a laptop as their master machine if they wanted to. But more to the point and in a larger context, a modern high-end laptop -- for example, a high-end DAW laptop from the likes of ADK (I own one and can vouch for them) and a high end laptop from Apple (I also own one) are both more than capable of being a primary front-end for a "serious" soundtrack composer, not to mention for many other pro audio purposes, such as post production, sound design, mixing, mastering, composing in general, and any number of other pro audio applications. And I should add that not everyone in this forum or who uses Cubase in general is interested in being a soundtrack composer -- there are plenty of people here that are pros or have pro aspirations who do plenty of professional work on laptops and on computers far less powerful than current-gen high-end laptops.

2) You say, "Logic Pro is the only valid reason to use a mac, for anyone who just starts."

My response: This is simply incorrect. Logic Pro is of course not the "only valid reason" to use a mac, not to mention macs are not just "for anyone who just starts." Not sure where to begin on that one. But I'll simply start with this fact: a major "valid" reason why people choose one platform or another is simply personal preference. Some people simply prefer to use a Mac, some people simply prefer to use Windows, and there is nothing wrong with that either way. That is one of my main points of prior posts in this and other threads.

Additionally, a recent-gen Mac with a quad-core CPU or better is perfectly capable of running professional audio applications and generating professional results. It's suited for many levels of music production task, from beginner to seasoned pro, in any genre and professional submarket of the music and audio industry. Likewise, you can easily find Windows computers that are also suited for the same tasks. Either platform is capable of any number of pro audio, amateur audio, and beginner audio tasks.

Beyond personal preference and capacity to handle most any type of pro audio task, there are many other "valid" reasons why one person might choose one platform or the other:

a) easier compatibility with friends, collaborators or clients
b) TCO - total cost of ownership (this can be complex calculation that goes far beyond a single computer)
c) business requirements
d) contractual reasons
e) support contracts
f) familiarity of specific hardware/software
g) requirement to use a specific piece of hardware or software
h) client preferences or even client requirements
i) availability
j) pre-existing software/hardware infrastructure investment
k) project workflow
l) performance of a specific application or plugin
m) etc....

3) You say that a "macbook is a consumer-grade machine that would never ever pass military standard testing, like most business laptops do."

My response: Assuming you are referring to a MacBook Pro, not an old MacBook, your point is irrelevant. Military testing is not required, and in fact "most" business laptops are in fact NOT military tested. Some are, but definitely not "most." In any case, a current-gen MacBook Pro is more than capable of producing professional results, and, speaking from experience of owning many business laptops, the current MacBook Pros are built very well, and perfectly capable of handling the rigors of day-in day-out professional use. "Military standard testing" is of course not required. There are also plenty of Windows machines that do not have "military standard testing" that are also perfectly well suited for professional music production. I can personally vouch for ADK computers, for example, which are NOT military tested the last time I checked, and they are some of the best pro audio Windows laptops in the industry. And I can also personally verify that while very well built, the ADK laptops are not as well built or as well designed as my MacBook Pro. However, in either case, I'd be happy to use either machine for professional audio work.

4) You say that "There's nothing you can do to improve a mac....You cannot tweak a mac because Apple won't let you."

My response: That is incorrect. There are plenty of things you can do to both improve and tweak a mac, and also customize and configure them in many ways, besides the obvious hardware and software additions. Of course, you can tweak and customize Windows computers far more than Macs, since you have easy access to the BIOS of PC motherboards, but your statement is very misleading. OSX is a modern POSIX-compliant operating system built on Unix, as I'm sure you know, and there are numerous under-the-hood tweaks you can make to services and features running on Macs that are not that different than changes you can make to Windows machines. In fact, if you have a strong Unix/Linux background, there are plenty of things you can do on OSX under the hood that are very fascinating indeed. But even on a simple level, there are several minor tweaks I use on my Macs that are helpful for DAW use, from disabling Spotlight, disabling FileVault, changing the power profile, hiding alternate boot volumes with fstab, etc. Those types of tweaks are actually similar in principle to simple tweaks I also do to my Windows machines. But beyond that, there is a whole community of Mac Pro users who have been using different EFI firmware on their Mac Pros, for example, so they can upgrade their CPUs to a newer generation of CPUs, etc. I've personally tested this, and was able to increase memory speed and CPU support. There is a community of users who have modified graphics firmware, motherboard firmware, tweaked drivers extensively, not to mention an entire community of people who support Hackintoshes so you can run OSX on an even wider variety of custom hardware if you want to. And on top of all that, Macs run Windows very well via Boot Camp or Parallels Desktop, etc. The number of things you can actually do to a Mac and with OSX in general is pretty impressive. Multi-booting on a Mac with Windows, OSX and Linux is quite easy to do, which opens up other interesting doors as well.

5) You say, "plugin count isn't everything (granted, it depends on how you work...)"

My response: agreed. :)

6) You say, speaking of James Horner, Trevor Rabin and James Newton Howard using Macs, that "They use mac because they're old and not very tech-savvy and they can't get accustomed to another OS."

My response: I can't speak for James Horner, Trevor Rabin and James Newton Howard, but I think you can't speak for them either. Maybe they are old. Maybe they are not very tech-savvy. Maybe they can't get accustomed to another OS. Maybe not. Maybe they just like using Macs? In any case, they are professionals using Macs and doing fine, which simply supports the fact that there are plenty of pros of a high order that use Macs for this specific class of work... not to mention there are many other pro audio tasks done on both Macs and Windows that have nothing to do with film scoring. The post production industry in the US is dominated by Pro Tools, mostly running on Macs, in my experience, as I am sure you know. We could talk for hours about various sub segments of various entertainment industry professionals that use Macs in large majority to Windows. In any case, the platform is irrelevant to the level of work produced. Users of both platforms are limited only by their own skills and talents.

My general position is that the platform wars are over. It's no longer relevant what platform you are running on, other than mainly workflow and personal/business preferences. Whatever works best for you and your unique situation. Performance is of course better on Windows -- as I have stated before, you will of course get more bang for the buck on Windows. I have never argued otherwise. But the delta between Windows and Mac performance is smaller than ever, based on tests I have run myself, having been a heavy Windows user and follower of TAFKAT's excellent DAW Bench work. While there is no doubt a Windows machine of the same price as an Apple machine will give you more plugins and better lower latency performance, the difference in price, amortized over the total cost of ownership in a business lifecycle is not that much, so it is not the headline issue it once was. There is no need to battle it out with Mac vs Windows, in my view. The two platforms can and do co-exist perfectly happily in the same studios where professional work is being done and paid for. And thank heavens for VE Pro, which makes working with both platforms better than ever.
by uarte
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:51 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 http://www.ianker.com/product/68ANHUB-SA7A

I'm looking at getting one of these. A colleague bought one recently and it works great http://www.caldigit.com/thunderboltstation/

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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Re: Still having daily crashes with 7.5.1

Hey steve. Love your stuff by the way. Are you using a virus ti in your projects?? When I first switched to 7.5 I was crashing all over the place with the ti in there. I would also crash a million times if I was working on an existing project from cubase 5.

I'm working on a new track fresh into 7.5 and I haven't crashed once at all. I'm not sure if the virus is the problem but there might be something there. I was told by access that 4 gigs of ram is not enough and I would run out of memory when projects get bigger. I have an issue with graphics on my plugins going missing and then crashing all over the place.
by Limit54
Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:06 pm
 
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Re: Still having daily crashes with 7.5.1

Have you updated to the latest version of VEPro that came out about a month ago?
by Wolfie2112
Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:13 pm
 
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Re: Rename Multiple Mixer Channels?

use the Project Logical Editor for this..
its in menu-> edit open the project logical editor..
inside the PLE go to presets-> naming folder and choose "rename and renumber audio tracks" preset

now change the code there to your needs.. and its ready to execute..
by mozizo
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:54 pm
 
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Re: Any CC121 users here?

Hi Steve, I use one with 7.5 and I love it.
Small downside is it can be a little jerky sweeping the EQ.
Good for quick control use.
by Mrhehon
Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:56 pm
 
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Re: Cubase / Cubase Artist 7.5.20 maintenance update availab

Cubase 7.5.20 is live and we think you'll like it!
by Helge Vogt
Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:35 pm
 
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Re: Show Output Chain - Broken Again

Must be just me experiencing this one, then.

Not particularly....

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by Weasel
Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:56 pm
 
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