Need help with New Emulator X Bundle/Cubasis

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Member Since: Aug 26, 2005

Can anyone help me with any of this?

When I open Emulator and click on Help It says the file can not be found.

In EmulatorX>Studio Kit>Help It says the file doesn't exist.

I assume none of the production sound banks have help files since the first few don't have them.

In Cubasis when I click File>Open>Tutorial, there's nothing there.

Also nothing in VST Plug Ins, Textures, LIbrary, Help or Documentation.

When I click on the Adobe Acrobat Reader File Labeled Manual it says it's been moved or modified and wants to know if I'd like to delete the shortcut. ( I said NO)

When I try to save it by going to Option, Audio Setup Audio File Folder it says choos a non-boot drive. What does that mean and how do I do it?

When I was clicking around in the Emulator X Converter(whatever that is since I can't read the manual) it gave me an error message.

I tried to import samples from the Propellar Island cd of samples on the fly (without knowing what I'm doing because I dont' have a manual) it doesn't seem to recognize the kind of file they are in and the Propellar Island Documentation doesn't really say what kind of file it is. It plays in Windows Media Player just fine though.

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I am not a crook's head
Since: Mar 14, 2003

Jan 27, 2006 11:43 pm

For a problem like that, I'd go to

Search around there and see if anyone's had a similar problem. Maybe the help files are a seperate download or install? Did you do a "custom" instead of "typical" install and forget to include the help files in the install? I dunno, just taking a stab at it.

Since: Aug 26, 2005

Jan 28, 2006 11:51 pm

I'll try the link you gave me. Although I've already sent a lot of emails and a couple of international phone calls to tech support for both Emu and Sweetwater who sold me the bundle. I'm posting on forums now out of desperation.

In answer to your question, I most certainly did not do a custom install. In fact, I reinstalled my operating system and then reinstalled all of the software more than once. Not my idea of a good time.


Since: Aug 26, 2005

Jan 28, 2006 11:55 pm

I just tried registering for that forum but they won't let me with a hotmail account. Wow, are they ever stupid.


Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jan 29, 2006 07:35 pm

Gongchime, have you tried accessing the help files and tutorials with the CD or DVD in the drive. I wonder if they are just not installing the files needed for those on the harddrive.

They should at least give you an option to install them or not, instead of just plain not installing them.

As well I have seen a few applications that have the help files and tutorials set up to install seperately by coming back to the main install page of the CD or DVD.

But honestly it sounds to me that they are either not intalled or or maybe are in a directory the application cant see.

Since: Aug 26, 2005

Jan 30, 2006 03:23 am

Instead of focusing on what it can't do, I'll try to focus on what it can do. I had fun playing with it for about 6 hours starting this morning. As a sequencer, this thing is sweet.

It comes with great sounds (many of which I don't know how to access yet but figured out how to use about 5 sound modules worth of midi patches.)

I still can't figure out how to import samples and the part of the manual that's missing is the part that talks about that.

I found out it has a frequency shifter which messes with harmonics and a vocal morpher but wasn't able to find them.

If it will just record. And play my samples then I'll be happy. Well, I've been happy anyway lately.

I can't test the recording yet because I need a special mic adapter.

Anywho, can someone tell me how to make the midi I programmed play samples from my cd of gamelan samples?


jimmie neutron
Since: Feb 14, 2005

Jan 30, 2006 10:03 am

A normal install of the Emulator X should install all help files, as well as the Cubasis tutorial... Are you missing other files for other apps on the computer? Do you by chance happen to run Spy Bot or any other similar "fixer" app, such as Norton System Tools? Sometimes, them things will take an "open" link that points to a CD-ROM and destroy it's registry entry... You could try a re-install of the apps. The manuals (pdf format) and tutorials are also on the CD disks. "Browse" their contents to find 'em.

Which version of the Emulator X did you get that has Cubasis? The *old* version of the Proteus X on the 0404 card had Cubasis, but Emulator X on the 1212 had Cubase VST 5.1 (I think...). The newer version bundles have Cubase LE, which is more stable, efficient & "cleaner" than the old stuff. When did you get your bundle? EMU had an offer for registered users to update their software to what they now call the "Production Bundle" at a reduced price, but that offer expired a few months back...

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jan 30, 2006 09:41 pm

Look for Rramm Drrumm and others here.

You will need a sampler to play the samples from the CD. I know you are having trouble getting EmulatorX to run so I have listed some sights above with freeware ones that work great. A couple of the links go right to the samplers page, the other links you will have to look for them in the list. These all come with good help files to get you up and running quickly.


Since: Aug 26, 2005

Jan 31, 2006 04:52 am

I've got 1212 with Version 4.

Dear Noise, I'd first like to make Cubasis do it if I can find someone who knows how. but I'll keep all that in mind.

The latest from tech support;

Please go to start > run > ctsi.exe?

>No such file is available>

If it reports that no such file is available, please run and install the
application throguh the below URL link (Requires internet connection.
You might like to try downloading the file to a portable storage device
then use the portable storage device to install the file on your

Once it is done installing, startup the program. After the data is
collected, save the file as a .TXT file, attach it to your reply and
send it back to me. This is a collection of your system data which I
would need to look through.

Also, where do I go if it says my software is about to expire?


Since: Aug 26, 2005

Feb 01, 2006 10:34 am

O.K. I found out that my EmulatorX is bundled with Wave Lab Lite. I was able to download samples from my gamelan cd and now I'm ready to sequence. What do I do first?


Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Feb 01, 2006 10:08 pm

Wavelab Lite is an audio mastering and editing tool. It has no midi capability at all, nor will it load a VSTi sampler or synth.

Honestly it sounds as though the installation was not complete or corrupted. After re-reading through this thread I am banking on the install having gone bad since you are missing so many items that should be there.

If it is saying your software is about to expier that means you have not registered it yet. If you have and its telling you that then indeed another clue that something is really not right with the application install.

As for using Cubasis to play your samples, well you will load a VSTi sampler which will need to be loaded with the samples you wish to play. I dont know what they are using for a sampler, EmulatorX I suppose. But I have never run that as it is only bundled with the E-mu sound cards.

Sorry I can be more helpfull with this one. I will however keep an eye out for anyone who may be able to help get you through this.

Since: Aug 26, 2005

Feb 03, 2006 03:26 am

Yeah, I think the virus application is deleting stuff it finds threatening. I optimized my system uninstalled and reinstalled but not sure of the result yet. The tech people were telling me to disable the onboard soundcard in bios as well but BIOS has no option for that on my computer so I have to do an actual physical manipulation of the motherboard. Still waiting to hear from the mb manufacturer about that.

As far as the register prompt. Thech support told me to rename some file to stop it from prompting me to register which they say I don't really have to do. But it can't find the file using a simple search.

I've got Emulator X yep. It looks very complicated.


Since: Aug 26, 2005

Feb 05, 2006 12:58 am

1) I optimized my compputer and that killed the sound untill I uninstalled and reinstalled everything.

2) I also get a "Software about to Expire in # days" message everytime I open either Emulator X or Cubasis.

3) I was told to change the name of the InetReg.exe file to InetReg.exe.BAK but that didn't stop the messages. Actually at first I couldn't find the file by the path the tech people gave me and when I found one I renamed it. Susbequently I found more than 4 files with a similar name and renamed them too to no avail.

4) How do I perform a clean install of my operating system? What programs and components are essential?

5)In Emulator X's import samples dialog box it has
Set Original Keys. I chose Auto Balance but it also has
Embedded Info
File Name
Pitch Detect
White keys
Which one is the best and when?

8)How do I delete the presets loaded onto midi channels 14,15,16. Initially it was only loading the presets onto the channels I had selected but by the third one it had loaded the first one onto the remaining chanels.

It also has a check box for build presets. Should I check it?
For the placement Box I pulled down "chromatic" There's also a check box for single voice. Should I check it?

6) After I put in several presets I want to transpose it but when I clikc on the name of the presets it takes me to a screen which I assume is supposed to be for that preset but it's playing a different midi channel with a different patch.

7)How do I chop off any of the extra events in a sample after I've imported it into Emulator X?

I've spent 12 hours over the past 2 days reading the manuals for Cubasis, Emulator X, Wave Lab Lite and Mix Master DSP?

I was able to program a multi layered midi performance in Cubasis and I was able to import samples with Wave Lab Lite and to map them into presets in Emulator X but I'm not getting how to get midi to play them in Cubasis or how to render a performance with my controller keyboard.


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