My main goal is to NOT MESS UP MY CURRENT SX3 SET UP, on Cubase XP, which has been so stable for years I could build a house of cards on it. As background, to give you an idea of my technical (non-?)prowess, I don’t know how to do things like set up a separate partition, etc.
So I’m asking please for any advice on how to make this work without spending a lifetime troubleshooting because it doesn’t play nicely with my existing set up.
I use a Yamaha Motif keyboard synth:
a) Connected via USB MIDI
b) Cubase accesses the voices by using a .txt patchscript located in C>>Program Files>>Steinberg>>Cubase SX3>>Device maps.
What I’ve Done So Far
- I’ve backed up all the XP’s files (C, D, and E Drives, Desktop) to a portable hard drive.
- I’ve done a system restore point on the XP computer.
Stuff I wonder if I need to do something about before installing the free trial of C6?
- Do I need to “hide” a copy of my SX3 preferences from C6, so that if things mess up, or I decide not to purchase, I’ll be sure there is a copy of my SX3 preference file that has not been messed with by C6?
- Is it possible for C6 to use most/all of my preferences from SX3 … or do I have to rebuild preferences from scratch?
- Similar questions for my Motif Patchscript.
[Edit: I looked just now and realized … I can’t find where SX3 stores “Preferences” - can’t locate the file/folder in XP - does anyone with SX3 on XP remember where that is?]
Stuff I should worry about, but don’t even know that I should, before installing the free trial of C6?
Thanks guys. I remember becoming almost suicidal trying to hook up the Cubase VST to my Motif way back when. Admittedly, that was before I even knew what a “Control Panel” was, but the memory of the pain makes it seem like yesterday. I appreciate any good advice you might throw my way!
(Except get a Mac!! )