Cubase for dummies...

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by ickleikkin, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. ickleikkin

    ickleikkin Guest

    Ok so i just got Cubase SX, and i have no idea how to use it... but i'll figure all that out. My problem is that it's not recording the sounds i'm playing in. What i've done, is connect my guitar to my PC through the 'microphone socket' at the back of the computer using an adapter. Cubase isn't picking it up, but it is picking up like the sounds my speakers make when someone signs into msn... any help!?

    Thanks a lot.
  2. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2005
    Launch your soundcard mixer panel, look for record settings, and change the input source to "mic" (its probably set to "wave out" or "what you hear" at the moment)
  3. nodnarb

    nodnarb Guest

    My first advice would be to first run the guitar through some sort of preamp. (I personnally like to use an amp modeler like a J-station or POD) Secondly, i would also advise upgrading your soundcard, it will be well worth it. You should be able to pick up a decent one for around $100. I use a m-audio fw1814, which is sorda pricey but they have lesser expensive stuff like the fast track usb.

    hope i was of some help
  4. Mr-Nice

    Mr-Nice Guest

    Usually reading the getting started manual that came with it would be a huge help. And you will learn how to set-up a monitoring signal to be recorded. I dont understand how everybody is too lazy to read an operation manual but yet can read a forum on something they can simply find in a manual :-?
  5. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    I have a series of 3 tutorial DVDs called "SXED".
    They are fantastic. Really gets you into the guts of the program.

    But yeah, as stated above.... grab yourself a decent I/O device. Generic computer soundcards are at the very bottom of the food-chain. They work, but they suck! :wink:
  6. christian231

    christian231 Guest

    I don't understand how someone can pay upwards of $400 for a program like Cubase SX and still be using a stock sound card with a 1/8 mic in jack. I really don't care too much, but Ickleikkin, what color is the Cubase dongle?
  7. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2001

    oooh oooh....... I know.... pick me..... pick me......! :lol:
  8. christian231

    christian231 Guest

    yes sir, you in the front !
  9. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2005

    My Cubase dongle is blue.. but it says "VST/32" and plugs into my parallel port :wink:
  10. midislut

    midislut Guest

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