I have an analogue mixer/interface plugged into my PC. Its 4 in/4 out. I’m not a pro so using affordable mixer (allen & heath zedi10fx). My cubase LE license came bundled with that mixer
My primary goal is to silence my guitar amp for recording - I practice/play all hours. And I need to get online with mic and guitar from time to time.
Here’s how I’m currently set.
channel 1 : mic
channel 2 : empty
channel 3 : Left from DI’d amp
channel 4 : Right from DI 'damp
On this mixer I have different options to push channels through usb to pc.
In short I can send channel 1/2 with L&R from main output mix. In this case channel 1/2 have no eq in signal.
I can also send channels 1/2/3/4 as seperate channels.
I’m mostly using this to record guitar in stereo on channel 3/4 in cubase. Bypasses eq but this is okay and allows me to record silently (headpone monitoring on mixer)
When I go online I flip the button to send L&R main mix to usb for pushing up mixed channel to Zoom/Youtube. That seems to work well i.e. I’m doing the mixing on the analogue mixer to combine voice and guitar.
Sorry for all the backgound. I’m interested in getting a backing track added to cubase audio track with midi control and adding that into the mix. I guess I can control playback with midi but I should be okay with that. I’m less sure about how to mix in the backing track for live.
Whats the best way of doing that in cubase? Is it as simple as setting up an output to a channel in the mixer ? I’m using 1/2 channels for stereo in from zoom. Would it be enough to set a output in cubase to 3/4? I could be overthinking this.
I do have a 2 in 2 out interface too that’s currently in storage.
Thanks in advance.