Cubase 12 with EVO 16 audio (microphone) is not working

I have a microphone plugged into EVO 16 channel 3 and I “can” hear through the EVO, but can’t get the signal “into” Cubase.

Both Cubase and EVO are working perfectly well together. It’s just this one thing. Patching the audio from Channel 3 into Cubase via Audio Connections. Stereo in and out are set up and working. The last thing is to patch the mic output from EVO into cubase, and I’ve tried… but I don’t see it.

Murphey says as soon as I post this, I will see it. It will be one or 2 patches.

Also I don’t understand the logic behind, when I create a new track it appears on a fader, on the left, what’s that and why?

But I’m here to get audio into the machine… through Audio Connections.
Add a bus – Call it Mic3 – Audio Device is EVO16 – Device Port is MicIn3 ('cause I named it that in Studio Setup). Then go to Cubase – (I can see Mic3 fade has appeared but don’t know what to do with it) so I creat a new audio track, cal it Mic33 (for distinction) select Mic3 from Inspector.

I can see the microphone is working in the EVO 16 meter, but I can’t hear or see anything in Cubase.

Thanks for reading.

I’m not familiar with the EVO products range, but few things to check…

What is the state of the direct monitoring setting in both Cubase and your audio interface ? And how do you listen to the signals coming from the EVO vs Cubase ones ? Additionaly, what version of Cubase are you using ? I ask this because, on the Pro one, there are input channels available that help a lot to see what is coming in Cubase as audio signals.

For a single mic, I would set a mono input for it and carefully check the Device Port used. Beside this, could you post a screenshot of your Studio > Audio connections > Inputs panel, in its ‘expanded’ state ? This, with one of the Studio > Studio Setup > Audio System > EVO16, while we’re at it…

Are you sure of the Record/Monitor buttons state of the audio track involved ? This, while taking care of the Edit > preferences > VST > Auto monitoring setting. Check the manual, as it is a rather complicated one which can leads to different results, including total silence, if not carefully set…

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I’ve mapped it out in a graphic, I’m using the example of electric guitar, which plugs into the first EVO input. You can see Audio Connections naming the Stereo In buses (since I don’t understand why they call it ‘stereo’ there might a clue why it’s not working?) anyway, the mic is plugged in and working in the EVO. It’s record ready… but when I try to select the El Guitar from the dropdown it isn’t there? Presumably it should be? and a bit more in the graphic.

Mac Studio Cubase Pro 12

Thank you

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The first thing I see is that you shouldn’t use a stereo bus in the Audio Connections > Inputs panel, but a mono one, with its Device Port set to the input you are actually using with your mic.

After this, you are evoking the channel 3 : there is no equivalent in the same panel, but only the two first ones : any precision about this ? IMO, you should create the necessary busses for ALL your inputs, whether there are mono or stereo, in the Inputs panel. IOW, something like this :

HI cubic13,

"After this, you are evoking the channel 3 : there is no equivalent in the same panel, but only the two first ones : any precision about this ? "

Sorry but can you express this differently. I have no idea what it means… but I can go ahead and map all the inputs.

Hi again, Zuul

I’m refering to this excerpt of your first post : why ‘channel 3’ ?

Beside this, check, double check, triple check also ALL what is related to your monitoring settings. It’s a rather complicated stuff : external monitoring, Cubase monitoring, ASIO direct monitoring, etc. This with the Preferences > VST > Auto Monitoring options in Cubase…

Ok, got it. I thought I would simplify things and get one thing working. So I chose input 1 for guitar / never mind 3 for now.

Following your advice I deleted the stereo in (which cubase makes) and created a mono channel for ELGTR, which is now appearing in the dropdown - you will see.

The ELGTR bus is mono, and device port is correct / Instr IN 1 (meaning the first input to EVO).
ELGTR appears in Inspector… but not much option for output.

: Left - Stereo Out

Fine… :slightly_smiling_face:

Now, do you get sound in Cubase on this channel ? If not, again, check all what is related to your monitoring settings…

EDIT : your last line makes me wonder : why Left - Stereo Out ? You can route a mono track to a stereo out bus without issue. I use this all the time :

I have a music track in my DAW which sounds fine… you can see it’s called Tidal Wave Mix 01 so monitoring is good. No sound or meter movement when I strum guitar (except EVO is good).

The options are :
No Bus
Stereo Out

So I now have chosen Stereo Out.
No change no sound

Not necessarily, as your Tidal Wave track is already recorded, from which, the monitoring settings will act differently.

As you have the Pro version, is there any signal coming in the related Input Track of your mic channel, visible in the MixConsole on the left ? This should give you a hint about what is actually coming into Cubase…

In the MixConsole… not sure? You can see I’m strumming the guitar - green in EVO and in the Inspector there’s a little meter but no movement…

I mean in the Audio 1 there’s a little meter.

Yep, it’s the first one on the left. So, do you have any signal coming into it, when using your mic (no matter the monitoring settings - that’s why I am asking about it) ?

If not, is there, at least, an activity in the Audio performance panel ?

The Audio Performance panel, is that bottom OOPS EDIT BOTTOM RIGHT? When I play the DAW with the music track I’ve striped, I see meters moving bottom right corner of Cubase… little vertical bars – but none anywhere when I strum the guitar.

I have never seen any movement from an input into Cubase.

It’s this one, reachable in the Set Up Toolbar list of either the project window or the MixConsole one, then double-clicking on it.


Beside this, I am asking again : do you have any signal coming in the MixConsole channel labelled as ELGTR ?

Found it, but didn’t double-click it until after I took screenshot - but they barely move. Watch should I be looking for? I see some movement but barely - turning the gain of the guitar right up made no change.

There is no activity in the MixConsole channel labelled ELGTR. (located bottom left of my images/ although Tidal Wave which is next channel shows good meter movement.

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OK, but they move, even if barely, and this is normal, considering your project size. Cubase is using the Audient driver, nonetheless.

So, to sum all this up :

  • Cubase is actually using the Audient driver
  • You are able to playback already recorded audio events on a given audio track
  • There is no incoming audio signal usable by Cubase, no matter the monitoring settings.

So, could you make a screenshot of both the Studio > Studio Setup > Audio System panel and the Studio > Studio Setup > Audio System > EVO16 one ? Just want to check any issue with the driver used.

To be honest, isn’t this maybe the f…g damn Apple problem we encounter since last year?
Is Cubase enabled in security settings to use the microphone?

And please, stress Apple with this issue.

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Completely forgot that one, as I have a Windows 10 based system…

Indeed, check that one : it might be as simple as that…

where would I find that little morsel… Is Cubase enabled in security settings to use the microphone?

In Cubase or Apple