I need a lift over this hump. Brand new Cubase 11 Pro install.
The Media Bay and Media Rack just isn’t working for me. Here has been my experience so far: (following some youtube videos that lead to these dead ends):
Looked all over in the Rack for installed factory loops and sounds to no avail.
Went to Steinberg Download Manager Assistant, downloaded some samples (Cello, Ambient Lounge, VST Sounds & Looks Collection). Go to Media bay, and Selected File System and browsed to their location. They are there but do nothing. Right-click, rescan, they still do nothing.
Went to those folders (in Windows Explorer) and found they have the vstsound extension, double clicked on that it and brought up the Steinberg Library Manager. They needed registering, so I did “register in place”. Nothing. I specified the folder they lived in. Nothing. Nobody asked for a license, so I assumed at least a time-based preview.
Went back to media bay, Loops & Samples still empty. Went back to a youtube video (s1yaeHD7g9U) and decided to try a factory instrument. (I had already successfully used/recorded my non-Steinberg VSTS, like Arturia, UAD plugs,and Korg Wavestation). I selected LoopMash (there was no GrooveAgent SE as the video suggested),
I finally had a list of groove or whatever they are–I selected “Smoothie 93”
I immediately get a standard Windows folder selection dialog asking for the location of “Live Drums 093L11.wav”. I searched on my boot drive (where most of the default installed files for Cubase seemed to go) and found nothing. I searched a few other places to no avail.
When I dismiss this dialog, I get a new dialog for the next .WAV it can’t find. (One assumes that even if I had found the first wav file, I would still be asked for the location of this 2nd unfound wav file).
Cancelling again and again just brings up the same dialog for a new missed wav file. I’m going to guess that I would have 93 of these (based on the number after the name of the groove I selected).
So I have no factory content, the newly downloaded and registered samples don’t work … do I have a faulty install?
Note: I ran the 30 day demo for a few days before buying it, then activated it with the code I got after purchase. So I seem to have a legit copy running … but did the demo install come without a lot of the content? Could that be it? Do I need to reinstall?
Thanks for any tips,
PS: if I have to do a new install: I put a lot of work into my buss config, and did the laborious hiding of all the UAD plug-ins I don’t own (so they don’t come up in the insert list). Can I save those configs somehow?