I have been reading the manual and watching tutorials, and with Elements 7.0 I still cannot do any internal routing. So this is a plea for help.
All I am trying to do is send the output of one track (of any kind) to another audio track. It seems to be impossible.
- Busses - as I understand it, even though the manual says busses are how Cubase interfaces with external devices, busses are also used for internal routing if required. OK, so I set up a new output bus and give it a name, say “test1” and set it to ‘no connection’ which from what I have read creates an internal connection. Only it doesn’t. I can only see this new output bus in the VST Connections window and the inspector sends; it is not available as an input on any routing selection - it simply does not appear as an option. In other words it is not available to route to another track.
- Group Tracks - as I understand these they are for consolidating the tracks allocated to them. I can use the ‘send’ menu in the inspector to get a signal into a group the output and can then be assigned an output bus. Yes, that works. But the output bus is not available as an input, so I am still no further ahead.
- VST Instrument tracks - again, to cut a long story short, even after activating the relevant outputs, and creating the requisite busses there are no inputs available in any of the routing menus. I am using Addictive Drums and I would like to route the key drums to separate audio tracks.
I don’t understand why Cubase has sends, but no returns.
I’m getting very frustrated, as you can imagine! Or maybe internal routing is not available at all in Elements 7.0. I am beginning to yearn for an old fashioned patch bay . .