Cubase LE compression help, please

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by kritta16, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. kritta16

    kritta16 Guest

    i received Cubase LE (lowest version of Cubase) with the Alesis Multitrack 8 track i purchased a couple months back. i have to say, i really prefer it over Cakewalk Home Studio 2002 (which i also own), but that's just my personal opinion.

    i find Cubase more "user friendly". only issue i am having a hard time figuring out is how to manage compression on Cubase LE? i don't see where there is anything that gives "compression" as an option on Cubase, in the pull down menus.

    of course i guess if i read the "help" section it might be a good plan, but i'm too busy trying to get my CD out. LOL you can see my "handy work" at my website: under the "new CD clips" section on the right hand side. would be appreciated. thank you in advance
  2. MilesAway

    MilesAway Guest

    i believe the native compression plugins for Cubase SX & LE are under "Dynamics" in the drop-down menus... It's a comp/exp/gate plugin if i can remember correctly (i wasn't a huge fan)...
  3. kritta16

    kritta16 Guest

    thank you very much. :) well it was either go without or import my .wma files (which were exported from Cubase) back to Cakewalk to compress. FOFL DUH how's THAT for inefficient?!

    thanks for your help.
  4. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    What are you talking about Peggy? :? :)
    No need to go back to Cakerun to compress, silly. On your Cubase track there should be all sorts of alien symbols to the left. One of them should look like an "e". Click the "e" to open a new little window displaying your effects inserts (on the left) and sends (on the right). Click on one of the "No effect" slots and you should get a drop-down window. Roll down to Dynamics, and there is your compressor plugin.
  5. kritta16

    kritta16 Guest

    yeah i gotcha. i just didn't know it was under "dynamics". i figured as much but didn't have much time to mess w/ it last evening.

    yeah i am learning alot everytime i use the software. it's interesting. i'm such a control freak i don't know why i didn't consider learning this stuff years back. :)

    thanks again.
  6. JNS

    JNS Guest

    Quite obvious, eh... :roll:
  7. kritta16

    kritta16 Guest

    not if you have no idea what you're doing or haven't done this before, no. that's why i asked. it was a legitimate question. i figured it would have been plainly marked "compression" etc. under the main menus, not submenus.
  8. JNS

    JNS Guest

    ok. sorry about that...
  9. kritta16

    kritta16 Guest

    not a problem - thank you for answering.

    i always appreciate everyone's help. - - just keep in mind i am still learning. :) some things are not always obvious.

    i have had 3 yrs of music college - and "dynamics" to me does not mean "compression" ;) that's why i never thought to look under "dynamics".
  10. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Yeah, you'd expect to find something like equalizers under "Dynamics."

    [Sorry peggy, just a little inside jab at JP22; Not trying to insult you. :) ]

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