I tried to export (for the first time) an unfinished project today. I just wanted to listen to it as a .wav file instead of opening Cubase every time to do so. (Please treat me like a blithering idiot. That seems to work best.) I set the range markers and went to file>audio mixdown> and then export in the dialog box. The .wav file that was created (desktop) Windows couldn’t recognize it and therefore couldn’t be played.
I set the file location (desktop) and file format (wav).
Channel selection … stereo out is checked and nothing else.
Audio engine output … 44.100kHz and 32bit (float) and L/R channel is selected.
That’s it … I believe those are the default settings. I didn’t check them.
I tried both 16bit and 24bit with the same results. I also tried my Jet audio player and no luck there either. I’m sure this is a matter of me not doing something simple that is being assumed as a given.
The dialog box from Windows says … Windows media player encountered a problem while playing the file. (I have a new computer with Windows 7) and yes, when I import the wav file back into Cubase it does play as a full mix.
The problem is solved. I remembered that when I open Cubase it takes over audio. For example; I can’t play iTunes when Cubase is open. As soon as Cubase opens iTunes loses audio. So, when you suggested that the problem lies elsewhere I remembered what opening Cubase does to all audio in general. I then exported the tracks just as before. I closed Cubase and Windows Media Player played the exported file as any other file. Not sure why … but it has been going on since I got Cubase.
Anyway, the problem is solved and thanks again.