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Re-Recording existing tracks onto new tracks in Cubase or Reaper

Discussion in 'Cubase' started by Long Past Dead, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Long Past Dead

    Long Past Dead Active Member

    It sounds like a strange thing to do but I would like to record existing tracks from older files on to new tracks using updated software and VST amp simulators. I like the old existing tracks and do not want to record them from scratch. I have tried to add the amp simulator VST in Cubase 5 to an existing guitar track but it does not change the track at all. Am I missing something here because I have added and deleted other VST to a track and can notice the difference. Is it possible to use an existing track as the recording input and route it thru effects and sends to a new track using VST amp simulators. I have Cubase 3SX and Cubase 5.1 And am about to try Reaper.
     
  2. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I have no idea what you want to achieve...
    Please, can you elaborate?
     
  3. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Ditto. I don't understand why you don't just import the track directly into Cubase. Export from Sx and import into 5. It seems simple enough to me.
     
  4. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    You need to get a better handle on your software you don't know it well enough. That's the only problem. If you don't like the GUI or the way it functions, that's something else again. If you're mixing doesn't sound right and you think it's the software, it's not.

    What you might have to do to import your files into another program may require you to render out each track, from start to finish to create a single .wav file. This is a long and monotonous way to do it. In certain situations, you are left no choice but to do this. For example, trying to transfer something from Pro tools into Digital Performer. They are very similar but you cannot directly import projects. Which is what I think you're asking? That is why you might be required to render out each individual track before you try to import it into another program. If they are chopped up, you've made specific changes or additions or manipulations and want to retain that, you'll have to render out each track as a separate audio file.

    You know it never can be easy
    Mx. Remy Ann David
     
  5. Long Past Dead

    Long Past Dead Active Member

    I will try to explain the best I can. I have old projects created in Cubase 3sx. The projects are fine and I do not want to record them all over. I opened the projects and save them in Cubase 5 and that is no problem Then because i have a new interface I can convert them to 24 bit, 48000 that too is no problem and done. Now I wanted to improve the guitar tracks by using the amp simulator in Cubase 5. Now if I record a new track with the amp simulator VST I can get a different sound, modify the tone, etc just by adjusting the amp simulator VST. BUT . . . If I add the amp simulator to my EXISTING guitar track it has NO affect on the tone, etc. That is why I need to SIMULATE recording these existing tracks and have the program behave as if it were a NEW recording. Then I can adjust the tone, etc as I described above. I know it can be easily done in Reaper but I am finding Reaper to be quite intimidating and feel it may take toooooooooo long to learn it. I have already mixed down each individual track for each song and will try importing them into tracks with the amp simulator already in the effects. I am awaiting a new 64 bit quad core computer and will try this after I get it set up.
     
  6. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Here's another suggestion.

    All right, if the amp simulator is designed for real-time input and you are trying to apply it to a track, that may not work. Since you have a multitrack interface with your multitrack software, you could play the guitar track out. You'd then loop it back to the/an input, assigning it to the amp simulator, then printing it to a separate track, in real time play through. Of course, careful attention has to be paid to routing to make this work otherwise, you become the feedback King. And while it's good to be the king you don't want to be the king of that. Then you'd have what you want and you can import it into anything in your production.

    More than one way back
    Mx. Remy Ann David
     
  7. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    What you say.. LPD, .. is somehow not plausible to me.
    In deed, I wouldn't even know how to repro that and Cubase is quite similar to Nuendo 5, which I use.
    It seems a routing error of some kind, maybe with control room.
     
  8. thatjeffguy

    thatjeffguy Active Member

    I have had it happen that SX3 songs imported into C5 do not behave properly all the time. Try simply copying or dragging the audio segments to a newly created track in Cubase, apply your desired effect to the new track and see if that works.

    Jeff
     
  9. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    Hi Jeff
    This relates to impoted projects rather than recorded wave files, or?
     
  10. thatjeffguy

    thatjeffguy Active Member

    This was with imported projects from SX3. It may have been importing them into C4, not C5. It's been quite a while and I don't clearly recall.

    I remember that the tracks in question came into the new project lacking the "Mono" or "Stereo" label that normally appears in the track (not the segment). I think they also lacked a panner. I could not perform ordinary functions on these gender-neutral tracks, but was able to drag the associated audio to a newly created track within the new project and have everything then behave normally.

    Jeff
     
  11. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    Yes, there was a certain incompatibility, probably due to missing or rather to changed features between gapping versions.
    I haven't come across that for quite some time, but I know there were problems.
     

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