I’m a drummer / software dev who’s played around with Steinberg products for a decade. At best, I know only the basics of WaveLab and Cubase, enough to manipulate a waveform a bit, and create basic Cubase loops, etc. For years, I’ve been recording live performances, and exporting songs/clips from long .WAV files. I recently purchased WaveLab Elements 9.5, and I need a little help from people who understand the application better than I do.
SCENARIO: I have a live recording of me playing the drums, and I’d like to create a 4 or 8 bar loop from a portion of it. I want the loop to be seamless when repeated.
PROBLEM: I’m having difficulty creating a loop that doesn’t “pop” when repeated; I know WHY it’s happening, but I don’t know how to fix it. Also, I’m having trouble manipulating the clip to keep the tempo rock-steady. I always seem to create regions which either rush or drag the beat a bit when the loop repeats, and probably should just stretch things to even this out - but I don’t know how.
QUESTION: I’m not asking people here to tell me how to do all this. Instead, I’m looking for a good Youtube tutorial, or something like it - maybe even a web article. I found a great mastering tutorial on WL Elements 9, and it’s been super helpful for other things, but it’s obviously useless for creating clean loops from live performances.
I hope someone here can point me to a good resource on the subject, even if it’s for Cubase. Heck, if it’s for some OTHER application but goes through the concepts I need to understand, that would be great too. Thanks in advance…