VSTC Pro Handling of HD file transfer for Overdubs with multiple mics

Title pretty much says it all.
Have got VST C Pro HD file replacement working great when tracking a single channel and doing overdubs.

Have got VST C Pro HD file transfer working great when tracking multiple microphones.

Have a problem when trying to get the HD files into the session when I have done overdubs using multiple microphones.

This video explains it
The problem isn’t explained till 4:25, but I wanted to show how I arrived there in case there were questions on the process.
https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/yc2642djxddv2i6n414iy/VST-Connect.mov?rlkey=aemgx21qghth6yq1cc28m66b4&dl=0.

As far I understand you should recreate the Git, Git D , Git D2… tracks in VST Connect with the same input like the first Git. So you should end up with multiple tracks, not a single track like you’ve shown, in Cubase/Nuendo after transfering the HD files. And then switch (in VST Connect) the record enable button to the double you want to record than.
Because VST Connect is designed to just transfers the recordings of a single recording track it can not now that you want to split these onto different tracks later on.

yeah, this is kind of what figured. I would need to make a separate channel in VSTC Performer for each overdub I make, name it accordingly, and then switch the record dot to the proper channel for whatever overdub I’m making. Unfortunately, that gets somewhat unwieldy on some sessions where we’ll do tons of overdubs.

I guess I was hoping that since VSTC obviously keeps track of which audio clips are on which track in Cubase via the VSTC manager, that there might be someway to implement it also importing the HD tracks into separate tracks in Cubase corresponding to the tracks shown in the VSTC manager.

Feature request for future VSTC?

i think you should make a FR if not already…
for over dubs and for multi instrumentalist talents, no need to open 10 inputs just to record one at a time input(instrument/vocal).
(if i understood your issue right)
if they add this it will be much simpler and less mess arranging files and creating extra unnecessary inputs just for a workaround

Thanks for the reply.

FR?

Hi Patrick @Magaural

FR = Feature Request

There is this large thread already - but seems inactive since a year ago now…
Feature request - vst connect - VST Cloud / VST Connect - Steinberg Forums

I notice you’ve not had any feedback from SB as yet with this… (think they are ultra busy with VST Live these days.! Same development team I gather). For attention’s sake, allow me to tag in one of them to this topic @musicullum

Hope that helps.

Still not quite sure what you want to acheive.

  • multitrack recording: just create and record enable channels you want to record
  • overdub same channel: I’d suggest to simply Get HD after each relevant take, and possibly move the track elsewhere.

You can also use the suggested method to create multiple channels with the same source port, and record enable that which you want to record.

VST Connect keeps track of Channels and organizes Get HD by those. It does not keep track of edits you made while recording or the likes, it is a plugin, and there is only limited acceess to Cubase’s project handling. So it organizes received recordings by ordering takes by channel.

thanks for the reply.

-Yes, multitrack recording and importing works great.
-Yes, it works to Get HD Files after each individual overdub is done and then copy and move those tracks elsewhere. Then delete the HD files on the VSTC created tracks. VSTC will then import the HD files for the new overdub on the same tracks it used for the first one.

This just slows the overdubbing process down a bit when we are working quickly. I figured maybe since the file manager is obviously keeping track of what stereo files were recorded on which overdub track, that maybe there might be a way to tell VSTC to then import the individual mic recordings on different tracks as well that correspond to the stereo overdub tracks?

Maybe it’s not possible though.