can't export Cubase 6 MIDI track to mp3

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can't export Cubase 6 MIDI track to mp3

Post by Jane Smith » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:00 am

Hi,

I'm trying to export a cubase 6 MIDI track to mp3. Can't do it.

I looked in the manual but as I'm pretty new to cubase it was over my head--or else, I missed something.

So here's what I did:

1. Recorded a midi track. PLayback works--no problem. I can playback to my XF8 or playback via computer speakers. Both work fine.
2. File--export--audio mixdown (I assume this is the next step.
3. Now I'm lost. I set the settings to produce an mp3 --but it contains no audio info. Also, got another audio track in my cubase file--it seems blank, too.

If someone could suggest what I am doing wrong, I would appreciate it very much.

Maybe I shouldn't have recorded in MIDI?? Is there a better way to record from my XF8?

Thanks.

Phil
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Re: can't export Cubase 6 MIDI track to mp3

Post by Split » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:15 am

Record the output of your XF8 into Cubase.
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Re: can't export Cubase 6 MIDI track to mp3

Post by Guest » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:35 am

Are the locators right way 'round? Did you select Stereo Out in the Export dialog?

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Re: can't export Cubase 6 MIDI track to mp3

Post by Jane Smith » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:33 am

mashedmitten wrote:Are the locators right way 'round? Did you select Stereo Out in the Export dialog?
Yes to both questions. Still I get an mp3 that is blank no matter what I play it back with.

What in the world am I doing wrong?

Can Cubase export a midi track to mp3??

Phil
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Re: can't export Cubase 6 MIDI track to mp3

Post by Jane Smith » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:35 am

Split wrote:Record the output of your XF8 into Cubase.
I think I have done that. I played the XF--it recorded into Cubase. Cubase plays back perfectly. Set locators properly. File--Export--Audio mixdown--and then get an mp3 file containing no music.

What am I doing incorrectly??

Phil
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Re: can't export Cubase 6 MIDI track to mp3

Post by thinkingcap » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:30 am

Jane Smith wrote:
Split wrote:Record the output of your XF8 into Cubase.
I think I have done that. I played the XF--it recorded into Cubase. Cubase plays back perfectly. Set locators properly. File--Export--Audio mixdown--and then get an mp3 file containing no music.

What am I doing incorrectly??

Phil
Make sure
-the input monitor (or any setting that enables it during recording) is disabled.
-record ready on the treack is disabled
-best to de-select the track, to make sure the input monitor does not get enabled automatically
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Re: can't export Cubase 6 MIDI track to mp3

Post by Jane Smith » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:05 pm

Hi,

Solved my problem: Here are the steps--

Devices—device setup VST Audio Systems ASIO ---- Yamaha ASIO
Devices—VST connections External Instruments--- Motif needs to be assigned (or create)
Devices—VST Instruments --- add motif to slot
Create midi track
Export -- check real-time export box
Check Mixer

(XF8: Utility>Control>MIDI Interface: FW

Presto!!! It works like a charm.

Thanks for everyone's ideas. Steinberg tech support fellow provided final solution.

Phil
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Re: can't export Cubase 6 MIDI track to mp3

Post by mpd » Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:37 am

Had the same problem in Cubase7. "Export -- check real-time export box" did it for me. Thanks.

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