Did some more tests and the issue with no ‘talkback’ is still there. Luckily the performer was able to arrange another laptop to rule out any issues on his side. But unfortunately the talk back issue still exists on this one also. So it’s now obvious the problem exists on my side. But I still have no clue what’s causing it?
On both laptops the mic works when I have the recording knob open. But as soon as I turn this down and use ‘talkback’ to communicate I can’t hear him! Very frustrating!
I will go over the VST troubleshooting page once more tomorrow and see if I maybe missed something? But it looks like I’m going in circles?
So I’ve established the following:
- The performer can hear me only when I have the ‘talkback’ switched on.
- But when the ‘talkback’ is on I can’t hear the performer.
- I can only and ‘always’ hear the performer when I have the ‘mic recording’ knob is turned up. Regardless if the ‘talkback’ is switched on or off.
Question: Is there any specific insert taking care of the ‘talkback’ communication from the performer besides the recording signal? If not and the ‘recording’ signal of the performer is following the same route as the ‘talkback’ I can only conclude that it’s a corruption in the application itself or it’s settings? So it means the ‘talkback’ button is not doing what’s it’s suppose to do!
I’m not saying the program itself is flawed. I’m just saying it’s flawed on my side and I would like to know what I can do to solve this? That’s why I asked earlier if there’s any ini or config file I can delete so it will start with default settings? Maybe I need to trash my Cubase preferences? If you can’t or ‘wont’ tell me I will investigate myself and trash everything from program files/data to registry and see if that helps? But I’d rather have you come up with a fix so others may benefit from this in the future?
Remark: The https://helpcenter.steinberg.de/hc/en-u … 0012899079 site is outdated. The screenshots shown are old. The Control Room in 10.5 looks different now.
Suggestion: The signal flow chart in the beginning may be logical at glance but in practice is not very helpful. It doesn’t translate to what plugins need to be where and what they exactly do and why they need to be there? Maybe make screenshots of every plugin on every location (track inspector, mixer and control room) explaining where it needs to be, what settings and what it does? This would also help to quickly see if a plugin is not there or not configured correctly. Because I found out some parts where levels can be set in the control room that’s absolutely not described anywhere in the manual or this site. The way it’s described now is not transparent. Especially not for newcomers. The ‘create VST Connect’ script needs to take care of setting everything up. But when it fails users need to be able to figure out what made it fail and have tools to investigate why and what they can do to adjust/fix it. A poor flowchart and a lot of theoretical talk about how it works is not what people are looking for if they have issues. They first want to know to know if every plugin needed is there. And second what those plugins do and what controls affect what?
Especially on midi recording/playback there’s actually ‘nothing’ described anywhere! While I think this is one the main things why people would want to use a tool like this? And recently I’ve seen the strength of this working with a dear friend of mine again.
So stop promoting this tool as if it only benefits people that use ‘microphones’. It’s equally beneficial to people that want to share midi!
And then there’s these ‘knobs’ on the upper side…sigh… They are extremely hard to control. With very little movement they shift from 0 to full! You really have to try very hard to get them somewhere in between? Maybe better to make these slider even with a very short range to fit the gui. IMO opinion always better than these very awkward knobs!
Even with these side notes and the annoying issues I’m having with the talkback I still say this is a great application! It’s made possible for me to collaborate with someone I worked with in the past and only spoke on the phone the past years because he now lives thousands of miles away. Now we can see each other on cam and at the same time exchange musical ideas again. I’m enjoying every minute of it!
Thanks for that! Hope you benefit from the remarks I made? Please keep up the good work!