Need edification

I’m sorry, this has probably been asked a million times. I can’t get anything recorded. Is there anyone who can walk me through literally how to open up a new project, plug my guitar in, and record? I’ve watched the videos, read the manuals. I just don’t get it. I’ve gotten to the point where I can hear my guitar in my headphones, but when I push record I get a flatline. I can see my signal too, but still it won’t record. How do I do this? I need a step by step for simpletons.
Thanks in advance


I would recommend to watch Steinberg Cubase Quick Start Video Tutorials.

Be aware, some menu entries has been renamed since Cubase 10:

  • Devices = Studio
  • Device Setup = Studio Setup
  • VST Connections = Audio Connections