Track template question


Before switching to Cubase 7, I was using Reaper. Something I liked about it was the track template. For instance : I have an orchestral template (strings, woodwinds, brass…). I decide to save each section as track template. That gives me one track template for the entire string section, one for brass and so on. On a new project, if I want just the strings section and the woodwinds, I choose just those two track templates. Save a lot of Ram.

Is it possible to do the same thing in Cubase 7 ?


Cubase has Track Archives.

Save them with : File>Export> Selected Tracks, import them with File>Import>Track Archive

Thanks ! Works great. I can quickly load my tracks now :wink:

Your welcome! I think this is one Cubase feature that goes under-recognized a lot of the time.

As far as I can tell this only works with instrument tracks, not MIDI tracks? That is, an instrument track archive re-loads the VSTi but the MIDI track archive does not. Is that correct? If so, is there any way to store a track template or archive with multiple MIDI tracks that automatically re-loads the pre-assigned multi timbral instrument? (Halion for example).
I’m still on Cubase 7 BTW, and I’m aware 7.5 treats instrument tracks more like MIDI tracks so maybe it’s different on there, I’m not sure.

Hi Steve

A HUGE thanks for this one!!! You are right (as usual), this feature has kinda flown under the radar, I’m not sure that it’s that different from Track presets (except that the track presets don’t seem to work properly, at least not for me :=) I went straight to my machine and tried it out, perfect. ALSO, unbelievably it worked for FX channels too, (I didn’t think it would), this is excellent as it always peaved me that the loading of FX channels via track presets was broken (it had been reported) and now it doesn’t matter,BRILLIANT. It always amazes me how much info can be picked up on this Forum, it’s not the be all and end all, but if ya keeps yer eyes open :laughing: :laughing:

Best Regards