What is your primary cue mixer?
- Cubase software mixer
- Asio2 Direct Monitoring option in Cubase
- Direct control of Soundcard hardware mixer
- External digital mixer
- Analog mixer
I’m curious how fellow Cubase users monitor their input signals…
Myself…analog mixer here. For quick tracks, I may use the Soundcard mixer directly. I don’t use direct monitoring for a couple reasons–I can’t monitor wet like I can turning it off (even using the external mixers with plug verb)…and because it varies. I know it theoretically shouldn’t, but I’ve found as a project and delay compensation gets bigger, it gets latent–obviously no where near software monitoring, but it’s inconsistent.
Tip for monitoring wet with a plug while using a hardware mixer (Soundcard or external)…
Turn OFF direct monitoring.
Set up the reverb/delay send on the channel whose track youre recording to as prefader.
Enable input monitoring on the channel.
Set the fader to null (all the way down)
Obviously, there are issues with punch ins…but, I kinda think punch ins can be left in the analog past. Endless takes and simple comp/editing takes care of the need completely non destructively. But, still–needed to mention that.