I recently got a copy of Cubase LE 5 and spend the better part of three hours trying to get some electric guitar sounds recorded to no avail. I’m using a Tascam 144MKII interface and connecting that to my MacBook Pro (10.5.8 if that matters), and I get some sound when initially running the program, but I can’t get anything aside from the basic, clean, dry signal. I tried adding effects (distortion, delay, even a bitcrusher) and it doesn’t change the sound at all.
I tried recording some notes just to see if that would make a difference and that didn’t help me any. I can’t seem to find any amp plug-ins/sims anywhere in the program, and I downloaded some LePou plug-ins to try and get some kind of variety of guitar tones and A) I click on the plug-in and it says it can be opened, B) I try opening it with Cubase and nothing happens, and C) I’ve tried dragging and dropping the plug-ins into the VST menu on Cubase and that doesn’t help.
- How do I change my guitar sound in Cubase and actually hear results?
- How do I get the built-in effects to actually affect my guitar signal?
- How do I get plug-ins to work in the system?
- Are there any amp plug-ins/sims that come with Cubase that I just can’t find? Or do I need to see about getting an additional program so I can record electric guitar/bass?
I haven’t even tried doing vocals or acoustic instruments or anything MIDI oriented, and with the amount of hair-pulling I’ve had over electric guitars, I’m kind of worried that they’re going to be just as much of a pain.
Can anyone help me?