Cubase 1.0

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arbee
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Anyine know about Cubase?
I have just been given an old copy of Cubase and it all opens up and I import a midi file. The player looks as if its playing with the bar moving across and the little visuals moving in time to the music. But no sound is coming through my speakers.
What am I doing wrong?

Thanks

RoyB

reds
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What version is it? SX or VST?

You need to send the output of a midi track somewhere to a sound generating module to hear anything. Either a softsynth (VST instrument) or to an outboard sound module. You'll need a sound card and a midi interface too (for any outboard gear, plus input for a keyboard - unless you use a USB one). Preferably get a soundcard with ASIO drivers, as they'll run at a lot less latency. Check here http://forum.cubase.net/phpbb2/ on the Cubase forum for tips a plenty!

arbee
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Hi Reds

Thanks for the advice and link.
The version is SX. I'm not really too worried about the recording side of it at the moment, just wanted to play around with a midi file to see what the program did.
Thanks again

RoyB

reds
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I'm pretty sure there's some soft synths included with V.1 - Forget the shortcut for V1.0 now - either F4 or F11, to bring up the VST instrument dialogue box. Then select one of the freebies - VB-1, or A1 for example.

Then you can create a midi track and set its output to the synth you just selected (from the track on the arrange page) - and bash some keys, or playback your midi file to test. :)

DAVE M
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I think it's dongle protected - do you have the dongle?

arbee
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Joined: Oct 30 1999
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Yes the dongle is working ok.

Reds
Having a play now, Will see what happens.

RoyB

arbee
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Sussed it out now. I didn't have the output set to the microsoft GS synth. But the F11 thing suggested by Reds was handy as well.

Thanks chaps

RoyB

reds
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Welcome to Plug-in world Roy! Be prepared for another wallet emptying and some serious gear lust ;)