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Cubase guitar monitoring routing/bus

Discussion in 'Cubase' started by ohm-ish, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. ohm-ish

    ohm-ish Active Member

    May 2, 2011

    Does anyone know, how to route/bus a guitar input signal in Cubase, to a specific output channel?
    And, if possible, so only the inputsignal is routed (when monitored for example), not the channel itself

    I would like to use Amplitube, and get the guitar sound to a guitar amp using Cubase (so I can record the dry sound and hear the wet sound)

    I'm thinking Control Room, but really don't know how to get around it
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Distinguished Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Really? This should be in the getting started manual. Effects don't get "printed". You can always remove them after the fact.
  3. djmukilteo

    djmukilteo Well-Known Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Rainy Roads WA USA
    You didn't mention what interface, mixer or monitors your using which might be helpful to know.
    In Cubase I would add two audio tracks....one track mono "dry" with just the input set to the guitar and the output set to a mono output channel.
    Add a second track set the same input to the guitar again and then use your Amplitude plugin in the insert slot of that track and set the output to a stereo output channel. You set those in the "Inspector" box next to the channel when it's highlighted....in bus/out bus..
    You now have a mono dry guitar on Track1 and the Amplitude effects on Track2 in stereo...(if you want).
    You are not limited to how many tracks have the same input channel and your only limit to output channels is your interface equipment having enough channels to monitor separately..
  4. JohnTodd

    JohnTodd Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2010
    Standing right behind you!
    There is a "speaker" icon in my Cubase, on each track, that sends the recorded signal back out to the cans. My system is very snappy, but I can hear some latency in there. I use it for adding reverb to vocals I'm tracking, since the reverb is after-the-fact anyway (IOW, latency doesn't throw me off there).

    When I track guitars and I need the distortion, I set up a real amp and split the signal. One split goes dry into Cubase and the other to the amp. I slip one can off my hear and monitor the amp. There is no latency this way.

    OTOH, I have learned to deal with the dry clean guitar signal when it is on rhythm parts. I know that Amplitube will come through for me later when I dial it in. It's only on fast solos that I need the distortion for monitoring.
    Hope this helps.

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