I’m a musician with reasonable computer skills that once way back had the ambition to learn how to use Cubase. But it took a while before I did my first attempts and did two test projects around 2010 in my Cubase SX (even old ver by then). But as I tend to be a ‘perfectionist’ in what I do I guess I found out that it took so long time that I prefered playing the guitar instead. Since then I changed both computer and sound card and moved the old computer to my bedroom.
But I still had some amition to learn how to use Cubase in some ‘easy approach’ way so I bought a Cubase Elements 9.5 license som year ago. But haven’t have time to get into it yet. But now, retired and with a damaged left ring finger, I think it might be time for it .
Last week I came to think of those two tracks as there was some value in them. One that my then 16 year old daughter was singing and as I didnät consider the project finished I hadn’t even exported some sound file out. Didn’t hope for much but at least they were still on that disk and I simply moved those folders to my newer computer with Cubase Elements and just tried to open them.
To my big surprise, even if I had to skip a lot of ‘warnings’ (see below) before it opened, they did come out! With some losses that is. Would be nice to start work on them again and I did some already, just to learn by doing.
I really would appreciate if I could get some hints related to ‘incompability’ by the forum. I will try to be explicit and short (even if this posting isn’t) but it would for sure prepare me a good start to get going.
- What is and isn’t
Most af the recorded tracks are analog ones and I remember using some plugs to edit them. Most of those are missing so the output is ‘dry’ tracks. That doesn’t really matter as I already found native tools to edit them.
Two MIDI-tracks are used, one drum and one keyboard used VST Instruments. As I bought the EZ-drummer licence and that’s installed the drum track is just fine. But when I installed my old copy of the B4 II 2.0.4 hammond Plugin Cubase doesn’t even recognize it as a VST Instrument. Checked and there’s notes about ‘no longer support 32-bit plugs’. I guess that one is a 32-bit then? I can use it as a stand alone from the desktop but Cubase didn’t read it in on startup as I guess ut should have (BTW at the moment I haven’t done a restart of the computer, but probably that don’t work?).
A bit sad as the sound that Plug generated was just great. I tried to use some of the native organ sounds on the MIDI track but it doesn’t do the work like my old B4 II-plug did.
Any advice (hopefully being able to use it in Elements after all) of how to get that fat hammon in again would be appretiated!
There’s as said a lot of ‘Warnings’ at startup when I load the projects. But as the project works for me despite I just ignore them it’s just a matter of finding the tools and/or settings to get rid of those irritating popups at start:
2a. Missing files
There’s a looong list of missing Wave-files. Appearantly none important for the project as all those seems to be in place. And I have a vague memory of how to deal with this from my sessions 10 years ago. There is some way to get them out of the way from some menu, but I haven’t found it yet. Don’t seem to be able to do it in the popup as such. From where do I tell Cubase those files is no longer a part of the project?
2b. Missing Ports
Guess no help needed aroudn this. Seems logical. The old computer had a Gina3G MIDI sound card. The new one I a Rubix 22. I just found the references on each track refering to Gina and selected Ribix from the drop down. That way Gina didn’t showed in the Missing Ports popup anylonger but B4 still does as I’ve kept that track for the time beeing as it’s MIDI and can be changed and I really hoped that the new B4 plug installation would take care of it. Some lm-7 plug is reported missing as well but I really don’t know what I used that one to. Guess I just have to find the track reference a change it.
Well, to conclude I would like some help with getting those missing wave-files away and the knowledge if my assumption that my B4 plus IS 32-bit and THEREFORE not loaded. If so perhaps a tip of what nice plug I can replace it to get that fat hammond back .
And at last an ‘idiot’ quest as the base was not really on the beat at some place. It seems totally unlogical that you could influence an analog track from the track interface, I mean to tighten that base up a little . Guess I just have to record a new track to get that a bit better.
Thank’s in advance for any reflections and answers on this long posting. I will start to learn from manuals and test. Hope this will get me started for real and when I’m lost I have the forum.