Cubase Elements 8 + Focusrite

Hi, just installed Cubase and am hoping to use my Focusrite (Scarlet 2´2 seems to be the name) which I have had for a while and used on another computer with a different recording program. When I followed the instructions from the included help manuel - starting with devices - I found no mention of focusrite and just used the default Asio. I then opened a new project and clicked on el guitar and voice, just to see if I could record. I was surprised to see I could. I played el guitar through the focusrite and it recorded in the new project. Great. But it sounded very weird. I don’t know if this is because the default connection is not good for focusrite or if there is some other issue. I looked on the old computer and I could find no supporting software for the focusrite. It worked fine with the other recording program there.

What should I do?

I am a complete beginner with Cubase, so I could have skipped important steps or made some other beginner mistakes.

OH, yes. I also noticed that when I reconnected focusrite to the other computer, the other computer acknowledged a new device and seemed to spend a little time readjusting to its presence. On my new computer, the one with Cubase, when I attached the focusrite, there was no reaction.

Hi Moreno,

Sorry to hear that you’re having some problems.

If you’re on a Windows computer and you’re not seeing ‘Focusrite USB 2.0 driver’ as one of the options in Device Setup this would indicate that the driver is not correctly installed. Please install it from this webpage:

Once installed, open Cubase with the 2i2 connected - can you now select the Focusrite driver?

Please feel free to contact us directly for further assistance:

Best regards,
Jack // Focusrite Technical Support

Thanks, that did the trick.