Hi all, First post. I recently switched from a Yamaha AG06 (which sums all tracks into one stereo mix) to a UR44-C which has allows me to record my two mic’d guitar amps, and a drum machine all to separate tracks so I don;'t have to spend so much time making sure levels are spot on before each take.
My setyup: (I am an IT guy by profession, a musician at heart)
Computer: Core i9, 32GB RAM, NVMe solid state drive, UR44C. It is a very very fast computer.
Cubase 11 Pro, and now using Cubase 12 Pro thanks to the grace period upgrade! this behaviour existed in both though.
-Two mic’d guitar amps (e609 and e906 mics) into inputs 1 and 2
-SR18 Drum machine into Yamaha AG06 which goes into the inputs 5&6 on my UR44-C as a stereo left and right - combined channels using the dspMIXfx control software.
-Defaults for Yamaha Steinberg Control Panel (High speed USB 3.1, 44.1 khz, ASIO Mode: Standard, 512 Samples, I use the external power supply as well.
Every session, I create the three tracks (and usually another for a VST instrument for keys) and then we go on about our business for a few hours. I allow it to record takes instead of creating new tracks or new projects for each jam we do.
Once our seesion is over (usually resulting in about 7-10 lanes for each track) I use the create tracks from lanes function, then playback one take at a time and adjust gain for each track accordingly from the takes to balance things out, then use audio mixdowns to get all out takes into individual files.
The behaviour I cannot figure out, and this is after well over a month reading the manual, and googling the heck out of it, when I look at the lanes before creating tracks from lanes, portions of only some tracks are a slightly lighter color then the rest of the lane, this seems random, no specific bar and different locations for different tracks. Not all tracks are affected, and what really has me confused, when I do the create tracks from lanes, the tracks end up split at those points where the color changes, as if I used the cutting tool.
Again, my Cubase and Audio Interface settings are pretty much default except I have the marker return to start when I hit stop. I do apply high and low filter to each mic’d guitar amp, but it is outside of the range of what these mics can record anyway. I clearly don’t know what the terminology is to research this myself despite many many hours reading the manual and watching Cubase Tutorials, and Google searches. I could really use some help from the professionals out there. While I have come a long way in learning Cubase and its many amazing features and functions, I have only been at this a little over a year and I am very intermediate when it comes to terminology and recording using Cubase in genereal compared to a lot of you. I don’t do much, I use gain to level things out then mixdowns. I will try now to attach a couple screenshots. Thanks to the community in advance for any help, or insight you can provide.