Can we save the mixer as mix 1 mix 2 as versions, and recall


I tought with version pro 8, we could save in some way the mixer as mix versions, and recall them easy, and compare easy sounds mix versions, easy and fast …

But I can’t find it, could someone give me some directions, a suggestion please ? thanks

or do I have to make mixdowns and compare fast with melda compare, but then I have to save the mixes as projectfiles, and then things are getting slow.

I am using the cubase 8 demo. still 2 days left. I have to know if I get the upgrade now. :wink:

Thank you,


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You can click in the upper right part of the mixer and save selected channels & then load selected channels. I’m sure this features been in all versions of cubase.

Hi Thanks for the reply,
But I have the demo now of cubase 8 pro,
and it is not there

clicking at the mixer in real the upper part at the right gives me the following, see the numbers

but no saving - to be sure I have all active midi and audio channels selected in the mixer

I read then in that open menu

1 Scroll to selected channel
2 Copy to first selected channel 's settings, ( other function just to copy and past settings of 1 channel to another)
3 Paste settings to selected channels
4 Zoom
5 open vst
6 constrain Delay comp.
7 Direct routing summing on/off
8 after fader listening mode
9 eq filter transition
10 global meter settings
11 reset mix consloe settings, ( to empty them)
12 link mix consoles

so no save selected channels … or something else what could save my mix ( as I understand it)

in the manual is written
page 296
mix consule menu
Save Selected Channels
Saves the settings for the selected channels.
Load Selected Channels
Loads the settings for the selected channels.
You can save MixConsole settings for selected audio related channels in the MixConsole and load them into any project.

audio-related hmm I need midi channels too


1.Select the channels with the settings that you want to save.

2.Select Functions > Save Selected Channels.
this is not there. At least not here.

no functions button to select not in the menu off the mixer

still like you, I think it should be there

thanks regards

but the search is not over

However that won’t work with Instrument tracks unless the issue/bug has been fixed by the most recent update.

Thanks for your reply

hmmm I think I phone Steinberg, see what they say …

The support was reachable and cooperative.

The issue is that the instrument channels are hybrid channels and can not be saved, not @ this moment.
only audio channels and midi channels can now be saved as xml.

Future update’s could or should solve that because there are many many requests,

So I wait - :nerd:

I’ve also been waiting for the saving of instrument challens to come back…errghh

Just a simple snapshot feature would go a long way

You can allways save a copy of the PROJECT as “mix 1”, “mix 2”, etc.

Yes true, but when still changing editing improving notes a bit, then I get lost
with these mixes,
I need a real mix savior :sunglasses:

I really have to say that I’ve been a licensed user of Steinberg for a very very long time; since the mid 90’s days, when Steinberg was merely a midi sequencing app before they started with their first attempt at ‘Virtual Studio’ which led up to their invention of ASIO compatibility.

So I have a real beef with some of the features removed since Cubase 5. One being the 'Save ALL Mixer Settings" feature, which was one that I used constantly to speed my mix loading process into related matching structured templates that I use on sessions, where multiple songs have been tracked on a single session sitting. That feature allowed me to snap and entire mix into place only having to make a few miner adjustments or even major adjustment if the song has big dynamic differences, but it was still a hell of a starting point for a fresh mix. I’m REALLY upset that that feature is no longer there, along with several other changes in which they have changed on the editing palette.

BTW, just saving ‘project files’ in versions saves all automation and everything. The problem with that is that you have to take into account that you might want to keep all your newer automations changes but go back your previous overall sound settings without forgoing all your newer edits and automation. It is a serious pain in the arse NOT having the “Save ALL Mixer Settings Feature.” I so relied on that for speed. Especially given that you have to to do 2 to 3 times the work these days to earn from engineering.

The new and narrowed-down 'Save Selected Channels" is a time consuming step-by-step process that eats time, and you have to think about bus assignments that may have been made in one project in order to make your settings work. I didn’t have to do that time-consuming drill-down in Cubase 5.

I’ve tried selecting ALL the channels, saving them and then reloading them all at once and have had issues. It even crashed my Mac Pro 6 core. The other thing about ‘Save All Mixer Settings’ in the previous versions, specifically in Cubase 5, it would remember and set your routed bus assignments. That can be a gotcha if you don’t realize that but also a great benefit once you know that it does (or did) that. So needless to say I’m displeased over some of the so called “improvements.”

Vari-Audio doesn’t not snap quite in tune like it did in version 5 either. I have a very acute ear for tuning and I used to be able to even by event snap vocal lines in place and it sounded quite close to tuned without having to re-touch the snap. In Cubase 8 I took the same approach and the singer sounded sharp throughout the entire song! So I had to re-touch everything.

I still love the app, but I’ve been having very unpleasant private conversations with the the computer while having to waste more time dealing the inconvenient changes and the absence of the ‘Save All Mixer Settings’ feature. Time wasted at my age equals life wasted, when it comes to working mixes, because it takes longer for me to work, even after I’m acclimated to the new changes, which equates money lost and life not lived.

I wish I could have all my time back I’ve lost to software “upgrades” over the years… Believe me, I went into Cubase 8 kicking and screaming when I bought my Mac Pro, after Cubase 5 worked so long and efficient for me for years. It was solid as a rock.

That’s the end of my griping session. Please take note Steinberg.

Many of us working pros need SPEED, ease, and key commend-able accessibility to features. It seems I have to do a heck of a lot more mouse clicking in Cubase 8 to access things when I work, which is hell on my mouse hand. Yes I know about creating custom key commands. I’ve already don that to a great extent.

Again, I love this app over Protools. If you ever need someone to beta test to spot important oversights like the ones I’ve mentioned above, especially on the working audio end, I would be a good one to consult because I liv it.