Change from Cubase VST 5 to SX

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choctaw

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I have the new Cubase SX and wish to replace my old version Cubase VST 5 with this new software. I am using it with the Tascam usb 428 interface on Win xp. What is the best way to remove the old Cubase and load the new?

Thanks

[ December 14, 2003, 09:00 PM: Message edited by: choctaw ]
 

anonymous

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The best way would be to backup all your data, then do a complete reformat of your hard drive and a reinstall of your operating system. Then install SX.

While not strictly necessary, it's a good thing to do periodically. And this would be as good a time as any to do it.
 
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rkw

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Hi !

I would recommend to keep both versions in parallel, as you may need VST (5.1) for reading some older Cubase file formats.

RKW
 
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Paul Woodlock

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Greetings

I would agree with rkw.

I have Cubase 5.x, Cubase SX1, and Cubase SX2 all installed into seperate folders, and all available for launching. Backwards compatibility is very useful.

btw - I still istall plugs into the Cubase 5.x vstplugins folder, and simply point the SX1 and SX2 plugin paths to that folder.

works great


Paul
 
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Paul Woodlock

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Oh and just to add.....

Whne importing Cuabse 5.x projects in to SX, you lose a lot of things. Dynamic events, notepad contents, track mute status, and a lot of other things.

So,.. BEFORE importing a 5.x project to SX, I ALWAYS load it up into Cubase 5.x first, and do any necessary fixes. like copying the notepad contents to a temp txt file. Rendering any important dynamic event data. creating a 1 bar empty pattern as a flag on every muted track.

you really should KEEP Cubase 5.x on your machine.

PAul
 
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algorhythm

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I agree....I've seen no issues with leaving VST and SX on the same machine. Occasionally it can even come in handy, if you need to verify something in the older version.
 
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