This is my first post to the platform! You’ve all been inadvertently helping me for a long while as I lurk. Thank you.
So I have a few recurring issues with Cubase Pro and I’ve been using it for a year. They’re to do with linear vs musical and the way Cubase imports things.
When I import MIDI files (with or without ‘ignore master thingy’) they don’t always import correctly and adopt the correct tempo. I can’t tell if this is because people send me MIDI with a bad tempo or not. But if I tell it to ignore the tempo information, it still doesn’t import the midi at my tempo, if you get me. I would like whatever midi I import to import at my current, mapped tempo. (I make sure I start the event well after the tempo marker).
When I import Audio files, they often adopt the wrong tempo and don’t play correctly. I have to fiddle with musical and linear. (it’s not sample rate either, I checked that). They often play too fast or too slow and Cubase reports the wrong bpm on them in the editor.
My tempo track window appears to be in 5/4 (but it’s supposed to be in 4/4 according to the indicator) i.e. 5 grid lines for every bar. It doesn’t line up with my main project window at all.
I know how musical and linear should work, and I check my pool to see if they’re in musical mode, and they never say they are. But they playback too fast or too slow. It seems random haha.
For context, I use one big audio project, I create guitar schedules & materials for folk in our school. Drum tracks, riffs and playthroughs. Lots of different tempos required so often my tempos maps get pretty complex.
But it’s actually pretty simple. I do each riff or part, record audio, program midi and set the next tempo. I never change previous tempos, I know that destroys everything. It’s when I import stuff from other people, it seems to fall over.
I love the way Cubase does drum midi and automation, love the mixing workflow. Just need to get over these roadhumps.
Can anyone please help me? I’m 900% sure I’m stupid and probably just misunderstand things.
Thank you guys! I’m losing hair over this