Let’s begin with the truth; I have spent almost all my Cubase 5/6 era life being drunk and diong music and somehow I have managed to even accomplish something.
Anyway now that I’m being sober and feel happy about it, I really have started for the first time wondering about all the different aspects and technologies in Cubase.
These are my issues and yes - don’t blame me stupid, I just wanna FINALLY know that what these are, how to use them etc.:
- Installation on Halion Symphonic Orchestra:
I tried installing the HSO directly via the DVD’s that were shipped with Cubase 6. You know, I do have also my old Cubase 5 DVD’s which include HSO also. But I started wondering while reinstallating my PC (and Cubase of course) that “do I really need those Cubase 5 HSO DVD’s altogether?”.
OK, so I tried installing it only via the Cubase 6 HSO DVD and not use the original C5 HSO DVD’s at all. It turns out that by doing it this way, it actually doesn’t install HSO at all; it only installs *.vstsound archives.
When I then uninstalled this installation and started from the beginning with C5 shipped HSO DVD’s and AFTER THAT continuing from where I initially started (straight from the C6 shipped HSO DVD), then HSO worked.
But what bothers me is this:
- When installing fro C5 HSO DVD’s, it installs *.HSB files and when installing further from the C6 DVD, it installs *.VSTSOUND files ??? I’m all confused at this point.
And one of my stupid questions that I haven’t earlier been thinking of is: what are those HSO *.vstsound files and how to use them?
Since only those *.HSB files turned out to be “real” HSO instruments (that is, installed from the C5 HSO DVD’s) and C6 shipped HSO DVD doesn’t contain HSB-files at all - only VSTSOUND-files.
I eventually had to copy all the HSB-files under a single directory and then choose “Locate Content” from the HSO plugin and it worked well. I’m still wondering that what are these HSO VSTSOUND-files used for? Are they meant to be a kind of a “new way” of using HSO and that those HSB-files are not needed at all? Then if this is the case then I don’t know how to use them.
AND, what if I hadn’t purchased Cubase 5 many years ago?? Then I couldn’t use HSO at all?!?! Or could I??
Is HSO some kind of an obsolete software/plugin that C6 isn’t shipped with all the media needed to use it? Or - again - if I would have to use it via those VSTSOUND-files then again I don’t just know how. The only way that I have managed to get HSO working, is to install it first from the original C5 shipped DVD’s and then installing all the updates and additional content from C6 HSO DVD’s. I just still don’t know if I have any use of those VSTSOUND files which are only installed via C6 HSO DVD’s.
Anyway my HSO works file - even if it looks quite different (the user interface) than how it’s showed on Cubase site. I guess it’s that C5 older version that I’m now using… But when trying to initially start installing HSO from C6 DVD’s it - like I said - turned out to not install the actual plugin.
So isn’t HSO supported anymore? Is HALion Sonic (SE) supposed to replace HSO or some other plugin? I just don’t have any clue how I could ever use HSO if I hadn’t got those C5 DVD’s… I really must be understanding something wrong here and I really do need clarification.
I’m pretty poor trying to find info on Forums and by googling so I wanted to get a clear answer and write right here in the Cubase forum. This is what it’s for, right??
OK, if I sounded stupid asking all these questions then I’m sorry but try to bear with me and try to explain somebody please all this to me like you’d be teaching a six-year old kid.
Thank you my friends and happy Cubasing!
- CUBASE 6.5.4
- Halion Symphonic Orchestra 1.5.2
- iZotope Ozone RX2 Advanced (mastering)
- Groove Agent 3
- MSI Z77A-GD65 Motherboard
- Intel i7-K3770 processor @ 4,5GHz
- 16GB of DDR3 RAM @ 1800MHz
- Media drive: RAID 0 - two 250GB Corsair SATA3 SSD’s (1GB/s read & write)
- System drive: Corsair Force 120GB SSD SATA3 (400MB/s read & write)
- Backup drive: RAID 0 - three WD Black series HD’s (350MB/s read & write)
- Presonus Inspire 1394 Firewire sound interface
- 2 * 24" BenQ HDMI monitors
- Graphics: ATI RADEON HD5770 (2 outputs)
- 3GB WD External USB3 drive (backup)
What the hell did I have to mention those here??