I have looked high and low for BASIC information about busses in Cubase A8. I find that every article or Youtube video plants you right in the cold water at the deep end of the pool. Everyone assumes you know all the terminology and are at least an intermediate user!!! Are there any links that explain how busses work from the word, “Go???”
As I understand the basics, there are two types of busses:
Hardware—this is the physical stereo outputs of the UR44 or whatever sound module you use
- Virtual—these are assigned to each instrument inside Cubase in the VST Connections window under the Output tab
Beyond that, I have no idea what the heck they’re talking about. From what I’ve read, the big guys recommend assigning ALL instruments to their own bus, especially drums.
When I recorded my last song, I used the MIDI drums from my Yamaha Genos. After recording, I separated all the MIDI instrument tracks to individual MIDI tracks and performed my edits. Then, I created the audio tracks from each MIDI track. At that point, I think I should have assigned each drum sound to its own bus. For example, if I had five different drum sounds (kick, ride, brushes etc.) I should have assigned them to five different busses.
Does this sound good for starters? What happens after that? Do you assign these busses to separate channels? I wish someone would pretend to explain this stuff to a Grade 1 kid . Thanks…