I was taught to NOT save Cubase projects to the default Cubase projects location. So, I have a folder on my desktop titled “CUBASE PROJECTS”.
When I launch Cubase, I’m greeted with the Steinberg Hub opening page. I have “Prompt For Project Location” selected. I then tell Cubase to go to my Desktop and then I tell it to go to my “CUBASE PROJECTS” folder. I then make a NEW folder inside of the CUBASE PROJECTS folder and I give it a name, lets say… “Untitled Song One”, I then hit ok and I’m taken to the typical arrangement/workplace screen.
Now lets say I do something as simple as import a couple of drum loops to different tracks. I then go to File, Save As, and then I name that song “Drum Loop” and then I save it and close Cubase.
When I want to work on that song some more, I go to my desktop folder “CUBASE PROJECTS” and select the project folder titled “Untitled Song One”. The “Untitled Song One” project folder opens and I am presented with a launchable song file titled “Drum Loop”. I double click on “Drum Loop” and instead of opening up the song “Drum Loop”, it brings me back to the Steinberg Hub page?
However, I see “Drum Loop” listed first, under “Recent”. I click on that and… the song called “Drum Loop” loads up and I can play and edit it now. I close Cubase again.
Now I go back to the “Cubase Projects” folder on my desktop and I decide that I don’t like the project name of the folder that holds my new song “Drum Loop”. Remember, I named that project folder “Untitled Song One”. So, I click on the project folder name and I rename the project folder to the same name as the song it contains, so I now have a folder inside of my “CUBASE PROJECTS” folder titled “Drum Loop”. Inside of that project folder now called “Drum Loop”, I still have my launchable song titled “Drum Loop”.
So then. I go into my “CUBASE PROJECTS” folder and scroll to the project folder (now) called “Drum Loop” and open it. I then click on the launchable Cubase icon for the song titled “Drum Loop” and double click.
Once again, this opens Cubase and brings me to the Steinberg Hub opening screen, instead of just opening up the song “Drum Loop”. But once again, I see the song “Drum Loop” listed first on the Steiberg Hub page under “Recent”. I click on “Drum Loop” but this time, instead of Cubase opening up the song “Drum Loop”, I get a message that says the following. File “Drum Loop.cpr” does not exist. Do you want to remove it from the recent file list?".
In yet another annoying scenario, if Cubase no longer has a certain song listed under its “Recents” tab, then I’m just screwed entirely it seems. When I open up an older project folder and click on the launchable song file, instead of opening the song, Cubase brings me to the damn Steinberg Hub page again???
What happened to my song? WHY won’t Cubase just load my song? Where is my song? Is it lost forever?
What’s going on here?
What am I doing wrong?