Hi, thanks for responding. Here’s the thing. These listening tracks I mentioned, by Aebersold. These are recorded on two channels (well and good, not problem here). When I import the audio into Cubase, it ends up as 1 track with two channels. If I want to listen to only one channel (left or right), there doesn’t seem to be a way to do that. The way the two channels are separate is one channel is one part of the band, the other is a different part. I have a Korg digital piano. All I want to do is record myself playing, with only the left channel going (in my case), and muting the other one. That way I hear only the part of the band I want to hear; the muted track will have my instrument (the piano) which I don’t want to to hear back, because I’m playing the piano and only need the background.
It’s a long tale, and I apologize.
The Korg is hooked up with the usual midi cables to the CI1 adapter, and at this point I have no idea what it actually does. The CI1 is hooked up to my computer. I have two Alesis M1 speakers. Back in the day, when I owned an older version of Cubase, I had no problem separating the tracks because I could do it in XP right in the computer; you could set left or right speakers very easily, and I also had a slew of music fonts I could install right in the computer as well. And this Cubase doesn’t have any decent VST instruments at all that I can see. And then there’s a message I get sometimes saying that I have no ASIO DUPLEX drive, or words to that effect. I have Windows 8.1.
With the Cubase I also got WAVELAB and SEQUEL.
I don’t want to saddle you with a whole bunch of questions, but if you can make any sense at all out of what I told you, good luck and thanks! BTW, it was easy in my older Cubase because there was a menu item which asked you whether you wanted to split the tracks, or not. I can do it in WAVELAB, you know, removing a track. But I can’t record midi into WAVELAB, right??
Argh! Pretty frustrating. If you are a patient man, then I pass this problem on to you, and if you can give me some wise words, I’d would be in heaven!
PS I own the Cubase 7 Elements, not the LE, or whatever the higher-priced on is. So could have been asking questions about the wrong software.