I’ve imported some cues from Sibelius into Cubase Elements 8. The cues are in 6/8 and tempo is dotted crotchet = 45.
I changed the time signature to 6/8 in Cubase using the tempo track, and I set the bpm to 45, however on play through I realised the tracks were a LOT slower… A whole minute slower.
After some tinkering around I realised that Cubase bpm needed to be 68 to match close enough to the original Sibelius tempo. 68 bpm sounds like the crotchet equivalent of my dotted crotchet tempo, I think? So, if I’ve got this right, Cubase is measuring in 6/8 as I stipulated but for some reason, it’s counting in simple time? It’s a really odd issue!
So, I’m wondering if I’ve done something wrong, or missed a step? I need the tracks to be absolutely accurate for a recording session on Monday, so it’s not ideal to leave the tracks at 68 bpm.
Please can someone help me resolve this? I’d be so grateful!