I’m in the middle of a song and ran into a show stopping bug and need help finding a work around. It involves routing FX tracks and Groups in Cubase 8.0.3. Would love to know if this bug still exists in 8.5 as I know they have changed the creating of tracks, but here is the working method for replicating this bug in Cubase 8.0.3.
Goal - to create a parallel processing track and have all tracks outputted to an instrument group. For my example I’m going to use vocals.
- Have your vocals on an audio track.
- Create an FX track, load your compressor.
- Create a “vocal level” Group track so you can control the volume of the whole signal on one fader and further processing (De-essers, EQ, etc.)
- Send both the vocal audio track and your vocal FX track to this Group.
BUG - I cannot route my FX track to this “vocal level” group track - it does not show up as an option!
Work around - I must create the group track first, and create the FX track 2nd in order for this group track to show up as a output destination for the FX track. This obviously creates challenges as I sometimes need to add group tracks for summing after my FX tracks, and if I do this for whatever reason I cannot route my FX tracks output to any group track created after the FX track!
This really is a show stopping bug as I do not know how I am suppose to route my FX track to my new groups and do not wish to delete the FX track as its full of automation!! Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!!