Steinburg Cubase SX
Posted on May 31, 2004 06:01 am
Member Since: May 27, 2004
I've been using Steinburg Cubase SX "Try Before You Buy" and I'm really impressed.
One thing I've been finding though is that when I record a guitar track and then record a vocal track over it, the vocal track seems to have a bit of a lag. Has anyone had this similer problem?
Also I was wondering if anyone knew what restrictions come with using the Cubase SX Try Before You Buy because I've not come across anything that said it was a timed trial or that there were elements of the program that can not be used.
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May 31, 2004 06:10 am Your profile does not mention that type of sound card you are using, therefore I assume it's the stock card that came with your PC...generally some sort of Sound Blaster knock-off.
In which case you can attribute this lag to a little lame thing called "latency", the time it take from entering your PC, to come out your speakers.
ASIO drivers generally provide the lowest latency of any type, CUbaseSX not only supports ASIO, but Steinberg was part of the invention and development of ASIO. If your card has ASIO drivers, use them.
May 31, 2004 08:02 am Latency problems are the worst. I am the king of latency as it always gets me. I suggest running a very lean system and to check your drivers. Asio's are the best drivers it seems. best to use seperate physical hard drives for recording. 1 for running apps and 1 for recording.
Since: Mar 29, 2004
May 31, 2004 08:14 am Thanks for the quick replys!
Since: May 27, 2004
I'm using a Soundblaster 5.1 sound card. I did figure that it might be sound card related though so I'll test my drivers when I get home from work today.
May 31, 2004 08:21 am Welcome to HRC :-)
I hope we can help.
I would suggest you look around this site: kxproject.lugosoft.com/index.php?skip=1 as they have a driver project that is building better drivers for SoundBlaster and SB knock-offs. I have heard some very good reports regarding these drivers, as well as some people with issues, but that is the nature of this sort of project. They may really help.
May 31, 2004 08:32 am remember to defrag hard drive also!
Since: Mar 29, 2004
WaltChief Cook and Bottle WasherMember
May 31, 2004 09:53 am Utopian,
Since: May 10, 2002
Just a quick "ditto" per above comments. SX is dead on time. Definately a sound card / driver issue. Two cents for SX.... Ouh..Raaa! Professional stuff for shure!
Jun 01, 2004 06:52 am Hi,
I am using cubase for the first time and it is really good. But how do I use the VST imstruments, I mean, how do you actually RECORD, for example, using the drum machine?
Any suggestions gratefully received,
flame...bringing sexy backMember
Jun 01, 2004 01:30 pm draw a box in the main track window using the pencil tool then double click it to open a window, which will have a keyboard. using that keyboard you can then draw blocks which will represent the notes themselves.
Since: Jul 01, 2002
in a utshell.. im pretty new to that in cubase myself...
Jun 01, 2004 06:31 pm With VSTis I usually use them as MIDI instruments, meaning that you are not actually recording the audio from them... you import the notes and such and send those to a sound bank or engine, such as your VSTi which then reads the notes in the piano roll or whatever and produces the sound of that bank. Think of a reader piano. Does that make sense?
Since: Apr 07, 2002
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