Hi. This is my first post. I’m hoping I this forum will be a source of answers for me. I’ve been using Cubase for years now, but finally decided to seek answers at the forums.
So, the first thing I’m wondering…
The setup I currently have is an i7 PC with a Layla3G rackmount unit and a set of desk speakers. I’m using AfterEffects and various other FX/animation programs, along with Cubase7. I have the system sounds deactivated, and AfterEffects is currently set at 48.000kHz.
The way I currently have the audio hardware set up, is I have regular RCA cables coming from the back of my PC (RealTek integrated audio card, I believe) going to the speakers directly. I also have the Layla rackmount unit plugged into the PC (proprietary cable into the Layla3G card installed in the PC case), and 1/4" audio cabled going from the 1and2 analog outs of the rackmount, and merging into the RCA cables from the back of the PC via Y cables, before the Y cable then goes (as a single set) into the desk speakers.
The reasoning for this is that I did not want the Layla on all the time, as I rarely do midi stuff, and didn’t want to unnecessarily wear out the Layla while I wasn’t using it. So, having the two inputs (PC and Layla) merging into the desk speakers was my solution, which worked fine. (Yes, I know it’s not at all ideal, but I use internal VST instruments, and am not critical about optimal sound while I’m working on non-midi PC things. I’m only able to have one set of speakers, so this is all I can do for now).
So, recently, I fired up Cubase (after a long absence from it). It had recently been updated to the latest version of the 7 series, and this was the first time I had fired it up after the update. I had also transferred Cubase from another PC, as well.
So, what I found now, is that I’m very confused about the audio setup within Cubase (and AfterEffects). Although it seemed to be working before, it’s giving me grief now. What I WANT is for Cubase to spit out the audio to the Layla3G 1and2 analog output (as I had previously), and have AfterEffects simply spitting out its audio to the back of the PC (and not through the Layla)… but it seems now it insists on it, and the two can’t seem to coexist.
In Cubase, I have the output set to Layla’s 1and2 outputs, but now AfterEffects is silent. I’ve set AE to a variety of different settings, but none seem to work now… as if Cubase is overpowering it or something.
At first, I thought it might be a conflict in sample rate, but it seems both are set to 48kHz, if I’m reading things correctly.
AE was working fine a minute ago, but since I started using Cubase today, it is silent.
I know this situation involves AE and the Layla, in addition to Cubase… but I’m hoping I might get some guidence on how to set things up properly… be it just in Cubase, or (if anyone is familiar with either of the other two items), the others… as I figure there might be.
I confess, even though I’ve used Cubase and other midi programs for most of my life, I’m overwhelmed by the number of controls and settings… and the long absence from Cubase, plus the slight changes in things with the latest update, have me feeling very lost.
I hope someone here can help. Please be merciful!