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Re: Easiest way to restrict MIDI recording to certain channe

I think you mean the "Pass Channel 1" preset.

Filter target:'Channel'
Condition: 'Unequal'
Parameter 1: '1'

The presets should be in the app folder, maybe they didn't get copied to the user presets folders. You don't say which platform so I don't have filepaths for you, but it's something like /presets/Input Transformer.
by SteveInChicago
Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:58 pm
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Re: Using "Merge tempo from tapping" with MIDI track?

tempo from tapping works when set the midi tracks to linear mode.

but you also can use the time warp tool to move project bars freely to the piano playing bars..

Edit: Beautiful Piece of music 8-)
by mozizo
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:26 pm
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Re: Using "Merge tempo from tapping" with MIDI track?

I think you just need to switch the MIDI tracks from Musical Timebase to Linear Timebase, before applying the function "Merge Tempo from Tapping".
(btw, that piano sounds lovely ;) )
by vic_france
Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:25 pm
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Re: Mastering --> Some suggestions

Plugins cited is not exhaustive, but indicative.

How many projects?
I use a single project file.

When we did our CD 10 years ago, I used a separate project to do all the mastering steps for a CD, like working out inter-track gap lengths, relative levels, fade ins and outs, crossfades, etc.

The world has moved on since then, and with single digital downloads being the norm, I find a separate project is not necessary for our relatively simple material. Of course, if there is lots of things going on in your tracks, your CPU capacity may be stretched, so you may want to render stems for import into a mixing project, as Keith99 does. You might even break up your main project if your CPU is stretched, but that will require careful management and keeping your wits about you.

Mastering 'hat'
I think that the most important step in mastering things yourself is to 'wear a mastering hat', so you may need some time to 'forget' what it sounds like, 'forget' what it took you to get it to that stage, and 'forget' your personal emotional investment in it. Let what the track requires to make it work dictate what is to be done with it.

Minimal mastering set
If you plan to work this way from the start of a project, you might find that you will record and mix so that there is not much mastering to do, except the definites (in plugin order) of:

1) Optionally, some form of spectral and stereo adjustment, like using:
__ a) iZotope's Ozone Harmonic Exciter, or
__ b) UAD's Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery

2) Optionally (really?) a maximiser (but don't push it), like iZotope's Ozone Maximizer.

3) Mandatory and last, a ditherer/sample rate down-converter, like included in iZotope's Ozone Maximizer.

The last two MUST be done post the final fader, so they MUST be within the final two insert slots on the output track in Cubase.

These could be in your single project, or in your mix project.

CD track timings
If you are making a CD, then you will need to determine what gaps are required between tracks so they sound like thay hang together. Advice (from where I cannot remember) is to group your tracks as if they are sets, as when played live, which may also help with your ordering of them. The gaps between sets need to be a bit larger than between tracks of a set, with about 1 bar of the previous track sounding about right.

I found that the best gaps between tracks of a set were a bar or two of the first track's timing, though if the second track was slower, you may want to stretch that a bit, and vice versa.

Note that the gaps are set in your CD burning software, and the units required are a cryptic 75 per second. Who decides these things?

Mix once, listen everywhere
In Bob Katz's Mastering Audio , he states that the only self-mastered tracks he liked were those done by someone who had auditioned them in multiple environments.

When we did our CD, we were fortunate to be able to audition mixes in a large reverberant hall (which even ripped apart some commercial mixes), a large room with JBL monitors, a large room with lesser monitors, my mixing area with my Tannoys, our loungeroom on the cheap surround system, and in our car.

I started with raw non-compressed rough mixes, and we listened to each refinement of the mix over all the environment. By the end, I knew exactly how the mixes would sound in each environment after I had mixed them on the Tannoys.

That is ear training and you CANNOT master unless you know how your mixes will sound in other listening environments.

What I found to work the best then was to put some compression on each track, to tame the typically large fluctuations in note levels and tonal balance that go with acoustic material, and then use automation to control the relative channel levels throughout the track. Samples/synths are already levelled so they will probably not need compression as compensation for variations.

With our newer material, I tend to permanently adjust the individual levels of very variant notes, and only use mild compression if necessary, unless I want a particular sound, like a Fairchild compressor on the vocals.

I explain this here just to illustrate that getting as much done right in the mix makes the mastering a whole lot more straightforward.

If you must post-fix tracks
If you must fix tracks after you have mixed them, then there are some tools you need to be able to do some surgical adjustments:

a) Adjust mid-side mix, so you can adjust the level of vocals or lead instrument relative to the backing, which can be done with plugins like the UAD Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery, though some compressors, like the Fairchild have it, which means you can compressor or expand the mid separate from the sides. With automation of the process, you can really make some differences to the balance of the track. There is so much that can be done with such a tool.

b) Digital EQ, to precisely control frequencies without introducing phase changes. Thes will be multiband parametric, with adjustable Q, frequency and level for each.

c) A utility like RX3 that really has the tools to remove extraneous noises, and even recover mis-hits on strings that mere level adjusts couldn't handle.

You can mix and match mid-side mix, EQ and compression, by paralleling differently processed streams, say for mid and side, and then mixing them back together.
For example, if you want to isolate something mixed partially to the side to process it separately, you can:
1) Use balance to bring it to the centre.
2) Use mid-side to pass only the mid as one stream
3) Use mid-side to pass only the side as another stream.
3) Rebalance the sides stream to match the original balance.
4) Balance the mid stream to its original position.
5) Process each stream as required, like bus compression, reverb or EQ.
6) Blend to suit, using automation if required.

If there are a couple of instruments in that position, you can possible split them into separate streams based upon frequency.
If you are only making changes that are not too dramatic to the isolated item, one can omit steps 3 and 4, and just mix in the processed item with the original mix.
It will not match a deliberately mixed version, but it can rescue a mix stuff-up.
Of course, you will need to be up to scratch with routing into and out of groups with sends.

For overall washes to a sound, some plugins are:

a) Bus compressor, to smooth out the sound, and add a certain feel. SSL and UAD have a plugin of the popular bus compressor that is on the SSL G series desks.

b) Analog EQ to smooth the frequency balance, especially to provide the gentle sloping off of upper frequencies if that doesn't happen already.

c) For personal preference boutique sounds. There are heaps, and a search of your genre + 'plugins' will bring up some suitable candidates.

Hope this helps.
by Patanjali
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:58 am
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Re: Good advice if you thinking on build DAW computer yourse

Little advise about CPU and graphics.

If you only use the DAW for audio productions (no video editing, or audio for video production), then it is also very well possible to use the onboard chips from the Intel i7 series and up (not so familiar with AMD). The 'k' series have an Intel 4000 or HD graphics adapter on the CPU itself that can very well display software like C7 etc, without a separate Nvidia/ Ati GPU. They even support dual monitor setups (or even HDMI) depending on the MB ouput options.

I work with multimedia, so I use a GTX 650 GPU in my system, however, I had some issues with the card a while ago, and I was really surprised by the graphics coming from my i7 3770k CPU during the RMA process.
by VinnieD
Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:27 pm
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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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Re: How to implement Live/Realtime effects?

You have to route an input channel to an audio channel to be able to monitor it live so you might as well put the effects on the audio channel. (Unless you wanted to record that track with effects included)

Make sure direct monitoring is disabled in Devices\VST Audio System\Your soundcard - And click on the channel monitoring button (little speaker icon)

Of course you will be hearing the processed signal with any latency from your system so set your buffers as low as possible and avoid any plugins that introduce high latency (You can see how many samples of latency a plugin adds in the plugin information window
by Grim
Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:05 pm
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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: Most important feature ever. Ver8

"who can make world class music without plugins?"... World class musicians.
by Cubasesx2to5
Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:12 pm
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Re: A way to save/recall send effect setups?

Great! [emoji106] . I'm always of mixed feelings about how tightly the Arranger window and MixConsole should be integrated. I kind of appreciate how the MC is totally its own beast, like an actual console you're returning to from your daw almost.
But, then again sometimes it's infuriating that you can't duplicate all actions on both, especially since the distinction between the two is becoming smaller and smaller over time.
It's obvious though, that they are two, separate, beastly blocks of code. I'm sure it's very difficult to integrate things between the two and have it remain stable!
by enjneer
Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:01 pm
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Re: Cubase 8 - what is your impression ?

islandmusicpro wrote:I was trying to joke... the point being that German engineering usually does well enough. Peace?

i too was joking obviously.
by lukasbrooklyn
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:28 pm
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Re: re horrible AERO theme

Im on 2 monitors and working with full screen mode. On left Cubase with only one main window, on the right mixer also in full screen mode. This way I get best behavior of mouse and also best optimized usage of monitors area. Also dark grey color of the window with menu at the top match the design of cubase perfectly.
by zibelnik
Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:07 am
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Re: "Please switch to an Aero theme" on Win 7 (discussion)

Opinions aside, no program can be built for ALL system conventions so it's not necessarily bad engineering that causes things to not work. They have limitations to program within.
There are times to move the system forwards. If one has to use older hardware and OS on the other computers one owns for mobile as opposed to fixed studio computers then it might be best to use an older or different DAW on that unit and deal with the translations of stems to the main computer as is. Quicker than asking to have Cubase "fixed" so you can use it on every system known to man.
Besides calling the engineers incompetent when they are obviously not is not going the best way to have any fixable problems addressed.
There have been a couple of times I have been annoyed at having to buy and configure a new computer and OS but before I criticise Steinberg engineers I'd always question my own "engineering" first. I see that we have programmers contributing and from their answers I can deduce that even they do not assume that they know better than Steinberg's programmers. That or they're too polite to say.
And I will add that well over nine out of ten times I find a serious problem it's hardware at fault rather than any sort of programming.
If Aero works, use it. If it doesn't, don't. It's not something that Cubase is likely to please everyone about.
Windows 8 is not that big a deal over Windows 7. R / Click on the taskbar / Properties / Navigation / Start Screen / tick "Show my desktop on startup". You get used to the rest after a week or so.
by Bantam
Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:28 pm
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I am EastWest's Online Coordinator

Hello, I probably should have been here sooner but since I encounter Cubase users on so many other forums I did not enroll here. Also in full disclosure, I am strictly a Logic Pro use and so I know noting about Cubase, although I have seen it in action and it is a terrific DAW.

Anyway, my purpose for being here is two-fold:
1. To give you information EW would like you to know and to pass on information from you to EW that you think they need to know. (Please focus on being constructive and not "venting.")

2. When you file a support ticket and are somehow falling through the racks and not getting a response, if you email me your system specifics and a clear description of the issues, I will try to get you the help you need.

My email is:

by EastWest Lurker
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:48 pm
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Re: The best features aren't always sexy.

I think most would agree that these ARE the sexy features.
by mpayne0
Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:10 pm
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