In Cubase 12, the “Presets” folder is located in a different place (compared to Cubase 11).
Previous location (in Cubase 11 or older):
New Location (in Cubase 12):
Note: First path is for MacOS. Second path is for Windows.
Steps to properly activate a Cubase 11 profile in Cubase 12:
- Activate the profile normally.
a. Go to: Edit > Profile Manager…
b. Import the .srf file.
c. Select it in the list and click on the “Activate Profile” button.
d. Restart Cubase 12.
- Navigate to the following path and execute the “copy” command for all files and folders in the path (select all… right click… copy):
- Navigate to the following path (new path) and execute the “paste” command (right click… paste):
Note: Choose to merge or replace the files.
- Restart Cubase 12.
- Reimport (and reactivate) the same Cubase 11 profile (redo step 1). You can’t reactivate the same active profile. It’s important that you import the C11 profile again (it will appear in the profile list with “01” appended to its name)!
Now if you have macros with PLE or LE presets in them (in the C11 profile), those presets will not be missing anymore (in the macros section of the Key Commands window).
Accessing the paths ("macOS / Win" guide)
◊ If on macOS,
open a Finder window and press CMD+SHIFT+G,
paste the path (first path),
OPTIONAL: replace “X” with the Cubase version you have (if trying to access the presets path of Cubase 11 or older, then
◊ If on Windows,
hit WinKey+R, then
paste the path (second path),
OPTIONAL: replace “X” with the Cubase version you have (if trying to access the presets path of Cubase 11 or older), then