Hi Cubase Community,
My name is Mike. I’m new to the forum. I recently purchased Cubase with a Steinberg UR242. I upgraded from Artist/LE, etc., to Elements 8. My issue is strange: When I plug into input 1,2,3,4, doesn’t matter, I can’t hear my guitar levels as I record to an armed track. As in I can’t hear my guitar levels live when I strum it. I can, however, hear the playback. I’m not exactly a newbie, but not a pro by any means. In the past I’ve had a Digi with Tools, a Presonus setup with Studio One, and have had no problem recording my songs with these interfaces/software, or just jamming with amp simulators for hours. Can’t do it with this setup. It doesn’t matter how I set the direct monitoring box, checked or unchecked, no sound. I have Steinberg ASIO set as my default driver. My ins and outs show the UR242 and are active. Have uninstalled/reinstalled multiple times now. I use an Asus ultra book with SSD, i5 processor, 12G Ram, running Windows 10. I should note that I can hear live sound from VST’s, like Groove Agent Etc. I can hear these live and upon playback. Audio tracks, however, with my guitar plugged into/tried in every input, with amp simulator selected, and an amp selected, does not produce a live sound in my headphone or through speakers via headphone out. I’ve tried mono tracks, multiple mono tracks at a time, etc., stereo too, even though I’ve always recorded guitars via mono inputs. I am scratching my head here because usually these things are pretty straight forward. My volume and levels are up. Have tried vocal/guitar track with Phantom on and off. HiZ on and off. Monitoring has been both checked on and off and tried every way I can imagine. Inputs show the UR242 as active. Correct ASIO selected. Not a chord issue. Tried several. Again, no mic sound either. I can see the levels and hear playback but no live sound. Again, monitoring tried both on and off. Can anyone in this forum shed some light for someone new to Cubase. I don’t see this issue anywhere in the forums. If there is one, feel free to direct me to it. All I see is people who have issues with not being able to hear playback. That’s not my issue. Mine is that I can’t hear my guitar/vocal levels live. I can see them though. And play them back. Thanks for reading my long post, looking forward to your replies and getting this resolved so I can make some music in Cubase. I’m guessing it’s something simple and I’m really hoping someone can tell me how to fix it. Thanks again!!