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How to actually record Miroslav Philharmonik

Discussion in 'Recording' started by x666charlie666x, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. x666charlie666x

    x666charlie666x Active Member

    i got miroslav philharmonik but i am unable to figure out how to actually record it, i use cubase 5 and set up an instrument track with miroslav philharmonik, i can then open up the interface to see everything but how do i actually record the instruments

    much appreciated
  2. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    Like any other VSTi. You record MIDI notes with whatever controller and with whatever sound of this or any other VSTi to a Cubase Midi track.
    Mind you, some sounds with faster attack (and/or less latency) might be better to record then slow evolving ones. Btw, with Nuendo, could be in Cubase, too, there
    is a small KB integrated in the transport window, too.
    Then, if still necessary, you route the midi channel to the wanted VSTi which has loaded the correct sound.
    Don't forget to set the Midi instrument channel to input (yellow speaker symbol knob) for audible sound.

    With larger projects including ready MIDI tracks I often render the Midi/VSTi track to audio and go on under a new .project name.
    So, I can get rid of those Midi/VSTi tracks and work with the rendered audio... Should I need to work those midi tracks over, I go back to the
    last .project with the VSTis active and still have it all there...
  3. x666charlie666x

    x666charlie666x Active Member

    thank you very much for your reply

    so i need a midi controller or can i use keyboard and mouse? (im new to doing midi stuff)
  4. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    A KB would be the best controller, anyway. Playing the VSTi with the PC KB is not always possible and a pain in the neck.
    Painting MIDI events into a midi track of Cubase works, but is very restricted and is no real long-term solution.
    If you plan on doing a few more things with VSTi and MIDI, a medium size KB with 64 keys, will be the best for you.
    There are cheap ones, but for some serious work and use as MasterKB for other Keyboarders a slightly better one would be a good choice.
    Have a look at some shop pages... Master KBs usually have no sounds by themselves, btw. If you want a KB with sounds always have a look
    if they feature MIDI over USB or MIDI I/O.
  5. JohnTodd

    JohnTodd Well-Known Member

    Shop Keyboards & MIDI, MIDI, MIDI Controllers | Musician's Friend
    Take a look there. I use an Emu X-board 49 key controller. It makes no sound of it's own, but I use VSTi for that. Weighted keys, etc.

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