.wav Sample Files with Cubase SX

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Member Since: Jul 20, 2009

Hi guys.

Well, this is my first post so here goes.................

If i was to purchase a bunch of .wav sample files (e.g. snare drum) how can I use this within the built-in drums V-Instrument in Cubase?

Basically, I program the drums in my self but want to replace an existing drum sound with a .wav sample.

Also, I have tried setting up more than one Crash Cymbal in the Drum Map so that I can have two different sounding crash cymbals and I can pan them seperately to give a more natural feel but I can't seem to get this working!

Thanks for reading.

Hope I've posted this in the right place..................


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Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jul 20, 2009 02:50 pm

What is the drum program you are trying to use in Cubase? That might help get you set up if we know what it is.

Since: Jul 20, 2009

Jul 21, 2009 06:05 am


Sorry, I am using the standard Cubase Midi VSTi drums and use various plugins to use different drums (i.e. the snare drum from one plugin but the rest from another, etc).

What I would like to do is replace, say a crash cymbal, with a .wav sample but have two different crash cymbals but when I set the Crash Cymbal 2 to a specific plugin (in the drum map) it does nothing.

Any ideas?

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jul 21, 2009 08:01 pm

Well most drum sampler/players I am familiar with have simple or complex menu's that are accessed from the pad you want to change the sample on. That or they have sample maps for each pad in the kit. It is usually a simple right click to open a context menu for that right on the pad or a drop down menu built into either the pad or the drum editor section.

As for using different VSTi pluggins for different drums sounds. You need to make sure they are getting their data from the same track as the rest of your drum kit.

I'm not very familiar with the Cubase drum VSTi at all. Maybe Deon or another Cubase user will drop in and have more advice.

But I am wondering though as it is just a bundled plug if it is even capable of doing that. Have you checked the help files installed with Cubase? Or the manual?

Since: Jul 20, 2009

Jul 22, 2009 07:15 am

To be honest, I think it is just the VSTi that's the problem. I'm just trying to get a good drum sound without paying for it! I hate all of these people advertising 1,000's of plug-ins for 5, etc and they're not even tagged properly - I don't know what half of my Plug-ins on Cubase do!

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