Import Key Commands in Cubase 12

How do I import Key Commands in Cubase 12. It just wiped them.

I was told it’s done in the Profile manager. When I switch to a different profile then restart Cubase as directed, it just opens the same profile as before…

I’m not trying to import an entire profile. I’m trying to import key commands to a profile. (an xml file)

Hi @nickfever – it’s very useful to grok how this works, even if you don’t need to use it now. (to get just your Key Command preset(s) see below)

To use Profiles:

  • Launch the Cubase version whose settings you want.
  • Open the Profile Manager from the Edit menu
  • Export the Active Profile

In the new Cubase version,

  • Open the Profile Manager from the Edit menu
  • Import the Profile just created
  • Activate the profile, quit and re-launch Cubase.

To manually get your Key Commands into your new version:

Save your Key Commands as a Preset in the earlier version, and manually copy it over to the Presets folder for the newer Cubase installation. You commands will be available from the presets menu in the newer version:

Paths to the Key Commands Presets folders:
%appdata%/Steinberg/Cubase 11_64\Presets\KeyCommands
%appdata%/Steinberg/Cubase 12_64\Presets\KeyCommands

%appdata% is a built-in Windows variable that expands to

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Steinberg\Cubase 11_64\Presets\KeyCommands


This is interesting . Thanks.
Any workaround for MACOs?