Hi I am new to this forum and have done a full search in an effort to find answers to my problem, I appreciate this is an old piece of hardware and probably been discussed in the past.
I am completely new to midi/audio interface, I’ve always worked with a mouse on Cubase 5 to make drum tracks, strings, piano sections etc. Then I’ve gone from a behringer analogue mixer output to M-Audio PCI card audio in to record guitar tracks into the cubase project. Maybe a bit 1970’s recording technique’s given today’s technology.
I recently picked up an EDIROL UR-80 audio interface which looks like a good bit of kit, certainly lightweight and mobile to travel around with me while i’m away at work. I’ve read up on it, downloaded the manual and drivers and CUBASE VST memory set from the roland website, along with EDIROL UR-80 editor to send the memory set to the hardware. All that done. Next I hook it up to the PC (usb cable), the PC picks it up, Cubase see’s it, I set the audio in’s and out’s to UR-80 from the VST connections page. I then look at Setup Devices page, I see the UR-80 is there and I’m running it with ASIO4all driver. It seem’s to work ok with analogue audio, i.e. plugging a microphone in or guitar it all routes through fine.
The problem I have is trying to get the faders, start/stop/rewind/forward/record buttons etc working with CUBASE 5. I can see the midi activity meter in the transport bar show’s activity when move faders or press buttons on the UR-80 but nothing happens in cubase. I’ve been into the remote devices menu (from device setup>remote devices>generic remote) and imported the .xml file which I downloaded from the Roland website for the UR-80. It looks like all the functions are listed, I’ve even tweaked one or two, example the jog wheel was set to tempo, I changed this to time as I’d like to use it to scroll through the the track. I’ve done alot of reading and very much struggling to get the controls to work with CUBASE 5. I would very much appreciate any help any one can offer, hopefully some one out there has been through this before.
I have been recording my own music for 12 years now, first of all using various versions of Cakewalk, before moving onto Cubase 5 a few years back, this is the first time I’ve ever tried using audio interface’s to control fader’s / transport functions etc, so I am a novice to fair on this side of things.
Any help is appreciated