I did exactly what you said. I reinstalled ‘Cubase 5 Essential’ and saw to it that it went to the ‘programsx86’, but looking inside the Cubase folder there were no .dll files at all. There was:
- Cubase Essential 5 (written twice, one with logo, one without)
That seems to be all the relevant files to our discussion. Meanwhile, I have a few questions to ask:
A. Why is it, when I’m loading about the 3rd or 4th instrument, I get a message saying: “Cubase 5 Essential has encountered a serious problem. Please try to save this project under a new name etc etc”. I haven’t installed the update you gave me, because it seems to already be in the Cubase folder (see above)
B. ‘mashedmitten’ kindly gave me a link whereby I was able to download SE3 with my Cubase 5 Essential license.
However when I tried that it downloaded okay (in compressed form), but when installing/decompressing it, I was given the message ‘‘access denied’’. This was with my e-licenser plugged in.
C. As a composer of classical music, I tend to work straight from the ‘score editor’ (without a keyboard). However, whilst I found Cubase SE’s score editor easy to work with, Cubase 5 Essential’s is extremely cumbersome. For example when writing out a complicated rhythm, I cannot put in just any note length in. I have to make sure that the quantise is on that note, and even then, it won’t let me annotate the note where I want it.
Could it be that you’re fading out the scoring potential of this programme and concentrating on the play/key editor modes (although I do use the key editor a lot myself for expression and articulation)?
I look forward to your reply, because I am extremely eager to get to work, especially with the new samples (EWQLSO Gold) which I received. I just finished my first symphony last year, I’ll post you the file (samples are from Miroslav, HALion, and Sample Tank). Just imagine what they would sound like with ‘Play’.