Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby SeeWhat » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:53 pm

Locators and markers

1- My goto next/previous marker is {Alt}+{+} and {Alt}+{-} very handy as {+} and {-} are already used for scroll

2- to set LR locator to the next 2 markers locate to marker 1 then apply the following macro ({Alt}+{/}
transport- set Left locator
transport- next marker
transport- set Right locator

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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby lukasbrooklyn » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:07 pm

some people have been wanting a 'lock locators' feature. it would be handy, but you can sort of overcome that by creating a set of proprietary macros+PLE scripts. you need a marker track, and have a script create a cycle marker around the current locators position. then have a PLE script rename that cycle marker a dummy string. then you are free to move your locators wherever you wanted. when you want to revert your locators to the saved position, you have a PLE macro select the marker object in your arrange whose name is precisely that dummy string you had created in the first step, set locators around it, and delete the dummy marker. don't have time to write out the scripts+macros atm but this is the principle.
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby djpatb » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:55 pm

Great topic! Thx!!
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby Stealth » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:32 pm

To avoid getting duplicates of a sample that is dragged from Mediabay into your Cubase project appearing in Mediabay (clogging up your Mediabay with many multiples of the same sample), uncheck your Cubase projects folder in the "Define Locations" section of Mediabay.
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby sonicassault » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:30 am

Need more overview in your PlugIns? Here is what I found out about:

Cubase PlugIn sorting

I don't know why Steinberg makes such a magic about PlugIn-sorting (Maybe they want to create reasons to sell it in Cubase 8?). It is easy to manage yet in Cubase 7 /7.5! So this one goes for VST2 Plugins...

1. Create in your VstPlugins Directory Subdirectories like:
\Reverb
\Distortion
\Filter
....

2. Any VST2 PlugIn you install directly in those subdirectories will be sorted correctly!

That means:

Install for example "Audio Damage Kombinat" into the directory C:\Program Files\Vstplugins\Distortion
and it will be correctly sortet near by the Steinberg Distortion Plugins!

If you create a further subdirectory like ..\Vstplugins\Distortion\AudioDamage you have all Distortion Plugins from Audio Damage in one folder, right under the Distortion Group

Nice? ;-)
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby lukasbrooklyn » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:50 pm

sonicassault wrote:Need more overview in your PlugIns? Here is what I found out about:

Cubase PlugIn sorting

I don't know why Steinberg makes such a magic about PlugIn-sorting (Maybe they want to create reasons to sell it in Cubase 8?). It is easy to manage yet in Cubase 7 /7.5! So this one goes for VST2 Plugins...

1. Create in your VstPlugins Directory Subdirectories like:
\Reverb
\Distortion
\Filter
....

2. Any VST2 PlugIn you install directly in those subdirectories will be sorted correctly!

That means:

Install for example "Audio Damage Kombinat" into the directory C:\Program Files\Vstplugins\Distortion
and it will be correctly sortet near by the Steinberg Distortion Plugins!

If you create a further subdirectory like ..\Vstplugins\Distortion\AudioDamage you have all Distortion Plugins from Audio Damage in one folder, right under the Distortion Group

Nice? ;-)

Not nice enough, this needs to be enabled for vst3 as well (withou the need to hex-edit the file itself). Also most welcome would be creating custom arbitrary groups of favourite plugins etc.
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby sonic74 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:12 am

Here's my take on bouncing as a lazy guy.

Macro for bouncing without any processing from the main-outs (and also auto muting what's bounced)

viewtopic.php?f=181&t=51477

usage: select the track and part you want to bounce. fire the macro.

The cool thing here is, you set the export window once, and bounce whatever you can, no need to select output when exporting, no need to assign your vsti or audio output to a specific group etc. Your bounce will be unaffected by your main output eq / insert chain.
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby Tomek » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:55 pm

"floating" inspector bar, PT style ;)

make it allways on top and will automaticaly scroll during selecting track

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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby Tomek » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:48 pm

Bredo wrote:
Tomek wrote:"floating" inspector bar, PT style ;)

make it allways on top and will automaticaly scroll during selecting track

http://www.gifti.me/i/b9qAm.jpg

I see you have used the third Mix Console.
Can you save this as a mixer configuration? Or a workspace? (I will try my self when at my DAW).

Nice tip.


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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby Stealth » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:47 pm

Select midi event(s) in the project/arrange page then Shift + up or down arrow key to change octave
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby Paul Coyle » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:06 am

Ahoy All,

Another shameless bump, more joy sifted and collated into the first post, sorry for the delay, December gig-fest an all...

Merry merry and have a happy n safe crazy season.

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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby wcb123 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:35 pm

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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby SteveInChicago » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:03 pm

Here's a little one...

The return and Enter keys no longer default to the Export button In Audio Export, and now you have to mouse or tab to the button.

But, you can assign Enter or Return (or whatever) to the Key Command "Perform Audio Export" and get that functionality back. On my system it did not interfere with any other use of those keys. (text fields were confirmed, focused buttons still got pressed.)
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby mozizo » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:27 am

here is a little one, not sure if post here but anyway its helpful for me in midi programing and recording "live"
using mod wheel controller to control midi cc7(volume) with input transformer. use it with strings,brass etc.. when the VSTI is not program to do so with modwheel.
very simple code look at the Pic below.(can be assigned of course to control other midi CC of course if need so)

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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby Stealth » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:40 pm

Would love to see more tips and tricks regarding the Logical Editor. This is one aspect of Cubase I have trouble wrapping my head around...
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby Carlo » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:55 am

Video Scrubbing

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...
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby alexis » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:04 pm

Stealth wrote:Would love to see more tips and tricks regarding the Logical Editor. This is one aspect of Cubase I have trouble wrapping my head around...


Ditto :-)
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One way to get variable-tempo audio to follow a grid here.
- A more detailed explanation for how to get variable-tempo audio to follow a grid here!
- And here for MIDI

Some ways to render virtual instruments to audio here.

Tips Tricks and Workflow Goodness

CubaseTutorial.net - very nice collection of instructional youtubes

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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby BFred » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:30 pm

Carlo wrote:Video Scrubbing

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...
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Just found a similar one. Double-click anywhere in the video window to toggle full screen mode.
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby lukasbrooklyn » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:41 pm

Carlo wrote:Video Scrubbing

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...
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that's a great one, very helpful, thank you!
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby Ian s » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:49 pm

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


I never knew that. Stunning tip!
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby lukasbrooklyn » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:35 pm

The listen keycommand only works when a mixer has focus. Here is how you can instantly toggle Listen on a selected track in the arrange while never having to bring up the mixer (this assumes one uses the control room):

set up a two command macro that first toggles the control room, and then toggles listen, and assign a kc to it. By toggling control room, the listen command at once becomes available, without the need to toggle the actual mixconsole, which the less you see of, indeed the better (also it is considerably faster).
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby AP » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:00 am

Lots of useful tips in this post. Will definitely help finish projects faster with 7.5. We need more of this kind of post :D
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby TerryCano » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:28 am

This thread is great! It makes log on worthwhile.
Thanks everyone.
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby trashdinner » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:25 am

A little Groove Agent SE Tip for those who likes to layer sounds (I do that a lot with drums in pop songs)

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.
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Postby silhouette » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:28 am

Can someone make this a sticky so it is always there to refer to. A fantastic thread. Thank you Paul.
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