How to Convert old Cubase files (ARR and ALL) to CPR format

I have solved this with Steinberg support’s help.

  1. Download the latest SX3 from Steinberg’s download site and install to your device
    The download page is here:

I run Cubase Sx 3 on WIndows 10 and I use the compatibility mode setting. I have set to Windows XP (Service pack 3) and it is stable.

  1. Look for the latest version of Cubase Pro ( at the time of writing Cubase 11 Pro) and download the 1 month trial. Downlad and Install the activation to your eLicense on your USB. ( you dont need to fully install pro to achieve this)

  2. Open Cubase SX and point to the Pro license. Cubase SX3 now opens… Finally !! But only for 1 month. Lots of time to convert my arr and all files.

Use file - import - Cubase arrangement , then file save as to save as a CPR
Use file - import - Cubase song
The song opens with a table. Select one row at a time for each arrangement within the song.
You need to do this multiple times to convert the entire song.
Select the row. When the song is loaded go to File - Save as to save in cpr format.

Audio is preserved. If an audio file is not in the correct folder you can search for it.

Parts names track names etc are also preserved. Much better than moving in midi format.

As of 2021 Jan all items I mentioned above are easily obtainable through the Steinberg website.

This solution does not work using a Cubase Artist license. It must be Pro !

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Haw to convert *all to *cpr…?

Welcome @Theofanis, have a look at the first post in this topic.

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