Cubase internal monitoring

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by chaeridley, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. chaeridley

    chaeridley Active Member

    Oct 20, 2007
    I'm running Cubase SX3. I'm using the internal monitoring but I don't think it's working correctly.

    What I want is to be able to listen to the audio on a track and to listen to what's coming in on the input at the same time. There is the monitor button there and when I use it, I can no longer hear what's already on the track. Is that normal? If so, how can I go about achieving that without addition hardware?
  2. BrianaW

    BrianaW Active Member

    Jan 10, 2008
    New York
    I'm sure you figured this out already, but I'm using Nuendo 3 and when I want to monitor like that i create a duplicate track with the plugs I want and set that to monitor. I then use the original track for recording and listening to the playback.
  3. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BrianaW: That's all good and well but what if you want to do a punch in?

    First, I would strongly recommend going to the manual for things like this. That is why they print the manual. Otherwise Steinberg could save millions of dollars on production by forgoing the print cost.

    Go to the index an look up "recording audio" or just go through the basic setup in the getting started manual.

    For the sake of getting it done with, when record enabled you will not hear the input until you are recording. So, if you are trying to do a punch-in, set your in and out points, enable punch-in on the transport and press play. When Cubase punches in you will be able to hear your input.

    If however, you need to keep the original take, then BrianaW's suggestion is the way to go.
  4. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    North Vancouver
    I use Nuendo 3.0 and an Lynx L22.

    Typicaly in Nuendo I set up monitoring signal to a different set of outputs on the L22.

    I connect those outputs to monitor controller and listen to those for tracking. That way I can hear the part I am tracking and the pre-recorded tracks I want to hear.

    When I am ready to mix I un-click the monitor buttons. I use the monitor controller to route my main L22 output to my speakers.

    I hope this makes sense.
  5. BrianaW

    BrianaW Active Member

    Jan 10, 2008
    New York
    Hahaha. This thread is so dead... I'm sure he has solved his issue by now. :) Oh well, it's fun to geek out anyway.

    hueseph, I probably should have used the word "channel" instead of "track". What I meant was I create 2 channels from the same input, one set to record, the other set to monitor. Use the same plugs and settings on both channels and you have realtime monitoring and recording, without having to switch the monitoring on and off to hear your take back. Since the one channel is armed to record, it would function the same as any other armed track including punch-ins. Again, I'm using Nuendo, but I assume Cubase is quite similar in that aspect. I also set custom keys on my tranzport remote to turn monitoring on and off (from behind the drum kit), but for line stuff I just use that 2 channel method. But obviously the direct monitoring knob on the soundcard is so much easier. :)

    Hueseph is right about the manual... there are a few kinds up in the help menu to choose from, and they are usually pretty informative.

    Oh, and Hueseph, you are in Canada... do you like Trailer Park Boys? I made the road trip across the border into Ontario just to see The Big Dirty when it came out. We don't get Showcase in the States, I have to Dload them. :)
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