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Re: Score & Midi Guitar Questions

Aloha guys,

I have always used Roland pitch to voltage convertors. GR50/GR33/GR55.

In order for me to 'ride this bucking bronco' (using this method) several things work for me.

1- Use MIDI 'Mono Mode'
This basically turns your ax into six separate MIDI streams with six diff 'bend rates'.
Record each on a separate MIDI channel and track in Cubase.

2-Use appropriate 'bend rate' settings.
Most keyboards/sound modules/synth plugs etc come with
bend rates set to +- 2. This is not good for MIDI guitar use.
Bend Rates need to be set to at least +- 12. (My GR 55 uses +- 24)
Thank you Warren Sirota.

3- I don't want to hit this one too hard.
IMHO to really use MIDI guitar properly you have to be a 'killer' player.
There is no other way around this.
For simple lines or pads, OK not a lot of chops are needed.
But to really play this thang, clean MIDI 'Note on' and 'Note off' info is required.

Ironically players of the two styles of guit playing that work well with a MIDI guitar
(classical and jazz) have the least interest in sounding like other instruments. Ha!

Once the performance (and editing is done) I often merge
the six MIDI streams into one and scoring happens as normal.

I only score for live musicians/choirs etc so once the work
is printed (and unless changes are needed),
I usually never go back into that project in Cubase again.

5-Really get to know the 'List Editor' and the 'Logical Editor'.
These are your friends when it come to using MIDI guitar.

Example: I truly believe Steiny put the 'Delete Short Notes' preset
in Cubase just for MIDI guitarists. It is a Godsend when using MIDI guitar.

A lil story from another post:

BTW here is a kool lil MIDI guitar trick.
Using Mono Mode, playing a nylon string guitar patch in Cubase with six different sound modules each routed to
one speaker in a 5.1 sound system.
If you sit in the middle of all the speakers and play, the perspective is like you are right in the sound hole
of the guitar.

Try that keyboardist! :)

Good Luck!
by curteye
Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:53 am
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Re: Workspaces. How make them global for every project ?

Workspaces is ancient in computer years. ;)

When you are in the Organize Workspaces window, uncheck Show Project Presets so it says Workspace Presets (Global) above the right pane.

Select your presets in the left pane.

Click the > symbol to copy the presets to the right pane.

Now these will be available in all new projects.

I wish Steinberg will do it like Logic, Studio One 2 and Sonar X3 have. I mean no more workspaces (complicated), but one window with few buttons to view or not view inspector, editors, mediabay and mixconsole. Please, no. Anyway Logic does have workspaces, in addition to the single window interface you mentioned.
by SteveInChicago
Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:18 am
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Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Hi everyone.

This is a neat little color pack I made for Cubase 7.5. For me, the default colors were not enough as I tend to have a lot of tracks, often with the same instruments, but with variations. It takes a considerable long time to make a set of new colors so I thought I would share it with you guys so you don't need to do this yourself. Am I not grateful? :D

The pack consists of 8 different main colors with 8 additional shades of each color. 64 colors in total!
Once you install the colors I suggest you do not tamper too much with the intensity/brightness as this can cause some of the colors to look alike. Yes, I did this myself and had to redo everything.

Please see the link to my blog for installation:

I do not have the privilege to test this on a mac or different versions of Cubase. If you are able to successfully apply these colors on another system please share how you did it.

Hope you enjoy it!

by seyoum
Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:23 pm
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Re: Greg's new professional Cubase PRO 8 advanced Videos!

Thanks for the kind words and I am glad that you have found the videos useful. I should have some more done in the next week or so but have been busy with Cubase Pro 8 launch activities.

Some of the users are now indexing the google hangout topics covered in the comments field. We just take sent in and live questions and cover those so the nature can be a bit more dynamic. If you ever have a specific topic you want covered in a google hangout just let me know. We will be doing one on Cubase Pro 8 on December 22nd at 7PM Eastern US time.

All the best,

by GregOndo
Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:02 am
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Re: MOTIF-RACK XS VST in Cubase 8 :) workaround

And here is the workaround explained in detail by Yamaha's famous expert Bad Mister ... Itemid=663
by HammerCP
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:11 am
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Scales/Modes practice project
I thought I would share this. Maybe someone will find it useful.
It is a Cubase 8 project using stock instruments and plug-ins. It has piano, bass, guitar, and drums, which follow a chord track. It has an audio input for a guitar.
I built it in order to practice scale and mode changes.
The idea is that you can easily change the chords on the chord track to a progression of your liking.
It currently only goes through four chords changes but, of course, the MIDI parts could easily be copied to create more chords in the progression.
Funny, because when the chord track came out, I wasn't interested in it because I was thinking from a composing standpoint primarily, but then I realized it could be handy for creating a practice template.
Happy to hear your comments and/or suggestions...
by jaslan
Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:28 pm
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