NEWbie with Cubase SX - HELP?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by NEWGUY7, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. NEWGUY7

    NEWGUY7 Guest

    Have CUBASE SX and REASON - with drum kit and guitar connected through Audigy 4 External I/O hub.

    I've created Audio Track 1 in Cubase and when I hit record, I can record my Reason 'song' onto Track 1. Now I want to record a separate track using Yamaha external drum kit.

    But when I create Audio Track 2, and hit record - I get a recording of drums AND Reason 'song' all on one track. I want to hear Track 1 (Reason) while I record drums (or guitar) onto a SEPARATE TRACK. What am I missing.

    Also, when I hit monitor button (on track 1) I get a loop effect which increases in volume with each cycle.

    Any help is appreciated! THanks!
  2. You're getting a feedback loop somewhere.

    Basically your input signal is recieveing your output signal somewhere down the line. Re-trace all your connections to make sure nothing is crossed.

    There's not a whole lot you can do with the audigy, it's not designed for things like this. Most audio interfaces have monitor outputs which make things easier.
  3. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Soundblaster stuff is not great for recording. This kind of thing always happens to people. Check the settings on the Soundcard and there will be something under recording called "what you hear" which you want off.
  4. fumoffu

    fumoffu Guest

    i'm not sure what you mean by this. if what you meant was that instead of recording onto track 2, you record your drum onto track 1 while the reason song is still playing, then you just need to highlight on track 2 so it'll record there.

    and you don't need to monitor your reason song on track 1 since it'll play it when you record on track 2.
  5. NEWGUY7

    NEWGUY7 Guest

    Still can't get it working....

    Okay - I've determined it's something to do with the VST Connections (or bus settings?).

    I'm able to record everything now including Reason and drums but it's layering everything on the same track - I want to record Reason, drums and guitar all on separate tracks (ie. Audio track 1, 2 and 3). Also, if I attempt to monitor any track - I get a repeating loop which increases in volume exponentially.

    AudioArchitect said "Basically your input signal is receiving your output signal somewhere down the line. Re-trace all your connections to make sure nothing is crossed. "

    But I'm not sure how to "re-trace connections" or what exactly I'm looking for. I haven't been lazy, I've been searching the internet forums and sites for clear/concise instructions on setting up VST connections but they're all pretty vague. I've also tried adding VST inputs and outputs and separating them on each track but to no avail.

    Any additional advise is appreciated. Thanks.
  6. fumoffu

    fumoffu Guest

    i'm really not sure what you meant.
    when you record, and it's layering on the same track, does any of them get deleted b/c (ur overwriting the track)?
  7. NEWGUY7

    NEWGUY7 Guest



    Cubase is recording Reason and the drums on the SAME AUDIO TRACK. Isn't it best to record separate instruments for a song on separate tracks - so you can edit effects for each instrument separately.

    Ideally I'd like to have my Reason track on Audio Track 1, then my external Yamaha drum set on Audio Track 2, then a guitar on Audio Track 3 - so that when I play all tracks together, they form the 'song'.

    Currently as I record to each Audio Track it simply records all instruments together on the same Audio Track - so that Audio Track 1 has Reason instruments... Audio Track 2 has Reason instruments + drums... Audio Track 3 has Reason instuments + drums + guitar.

    Does this make sense?
  8. fumoffu

    fumoffu Guest

    hit record just the track you wanna record, and not the other ones. if you've already done so, then i dunno what else...
  9. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    For frick sake, I don't think it is Cubase it is your soundcard.
    Go to:
    Control Panel
    Sounds and Audio Devices
    Audio tab
    Under "Sound Recording" hit the Volume Button
    Options menu--->Properties
    "Adjust Volume for Recording" button
    Select everything under "Show the following volume controls"
    Hit OK
    Bring "What You Hear" down to Zero.
    Everything else bring up to full volume or at least above half.
    Now that you know how it works, destroy it and get a recording soundcard. Nah, keep it for Windows sounds and games I guess.
  10. NEWGUY7

    NEWGUY7 Guest

    Okay, Okay

    You're right Reggie - that's all it was - all is good now (I actually re-read your first post after I wrote my last message and figured it all out).

    Thanks and for frick sakes, thanks for your patience with the newbies... :roll:
  11. NEWGUY7

    NEWGUY7 Guest

    I hear ya

    ... and yes I'll take you're advice after I master a few software programs... this Audigy 4 Soundblaster is garbage as far as recording live instruments goes.

    Can you recommend a reasonably priced one? My buddy has a Firepod and it seems good?
  12. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    That'll do, pig. [/slightly obscure reference]

    Some others are the Delta 1010, RME Multiface, EMU1812, MOTU828, various other M-audio interfaces. Get one with as many inputs as you think you need. The Delta 1010LT might be a good starter for you. Tough to say without knowing your specific situation and plans. Don't worry too much about if they have mic preamps or not. You will soon outgrow them if you really catch the recording bug. You can always get some cheap pres to learn on till then. Oh, and read as many manuals and forums as you can; things can be confusing at first.

    Carry on
  13. NEWGUY7

    NEWGUY7 Guest


    ... for the condescending attitude... and when you want a real website - let me know.

  14. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Huh? :?

    I thought I was helpful.....
    I don't know which website you're talking about, but I'm not responsible for any of them. Although I'm sure you're the master of all webmasters. :roll:
    Oh well,

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