2015-09-30 00:00:00 | Cubase LE Quick Start Guide - 1.71 MB | e_cubase_le_qsg_va.pdf

2015-09-30 00:00:00 | Cubase LE Quick Start Guide - 1.71 MB | e_cubase_le_qsg_va.pdf
Cubase LE Quick Start Guide
Our company does not provide support for Cubase LE. Please
refer to the Cubase LE help menu for instructions about how to
use the application.
Contents
Conventions used in this manual............................................... 1
Note about trademarks.................................................................. 1
Installing the software.................................................................... 2
Downloading Cubase LE......................................................... 2
Installing Cubase LE.................................................................. 3
Activating the software................................................................. 4
Activating Cubase LE................................................................ 4
Recording and playback................................................................ 5
Preparing for use....................................................................... 5
Recording audio......................................................................... 8
Playing audio.............................................................................. 8
Note about trademarks
• TASCAM is a trademark of TEAC CORPORATION, registered
in the U.S. and other countries.
• Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
• Mac OS and OS X are trademarks of Apple Inc.
• Cubase and VST are registered trademarks of Steinberg
Media Technologies GmbH. ASIO is a trademark of
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.
Conventions used in this manual
The following conventions are used in this manual.
• Information shown on the computer display is written like
this: “OK”.
• Additional information is provided as necessary as tips,
notes and cautions.
• Other company names, product names and logos in this
document are the trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective owners.
TIP
These are tips about how to use the unit.
NOTE
These provide additional explanations and describe special
cases.
CAUTION
Failure to follow these instructions could result in injury,
damage to equipment or lost recording data, for example.
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Installing the software
To obtain Cubase LE, you must download the software from the
Steinberg website.
In order to always allow you to use the latest version, the
software is provided as a download.
Cubase LE can be used on both Windows and Mac OS X
operating systems.
Downloading Cubase LE
1. Access it at the following URL.
http://www.steinberg.net
2. You must have a MySteinberg account in order to download
Cubase LE. If you do not already have an account, follow
these procedures to create one. If you already have an
account, login to MySteinberg and skip to step 7.
3. Create a MySteinberg account. Click “MySteinberg” at the
top right of the screen.
4. When the “Welcome to MySteinberg” screen opens, click
“Create account” at the bottom the screen.
7. Click “Enter Download Access Code”.
8. Enter the access code.
A sticker with your personal access code is attached to
the license card included with the TASCAM product. After
entering this access code, click “Continue”.
9. If the access code is confirmed successfully, downloading
will become possible. Click the Windows version if you are
using Windows or the Mac OS version if you are using Mac
OS X.
10. An activation code that is necessary to begin using Cubase
LE will appear on the screen. An activation code that is
necessary to begin using Cubase LE will appear on the
screen.
5. Follow the instructions given on screen and input information to create an account.
6. After you create an account, an email should arrive from
“MySteinberg Account Info”. Click “To activate your MySteinberg account please click here” in the message to open the
login screen. Input your email address and password to log
in to MySteinberg.
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NOTE
The activation code will also be sent by email.
11. Downloading could take more than 20 minutes. After
downloading finishes, click “Finish”.
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Installing Cubase LE
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1. The downloaded file will be in zip format. Uncompress the
zip file to create a “Cubase LE 8” folder. Double-click “Start_
Center.exe” inside this folder.
2. When the installer starts, the language is set to English.
Move the cursor to “English” in the middle of the screen to
open a pull-down menu and select the desired language.
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1. The downloaded file will be in disk image (.dmg) format.
Double-click the dmg file to open a Cubase LE disk image.
Double-click “Start Center”.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to open the installation screen. Next, click the “Install” button in the middle of
the screen to start installation.
2. When the installer starts, the language is set to English.
Move the cursor to “English” in the middle of the screen to
open a pull-down menu and select the desired language.
4. When the pop-up message appears, click “No, install locally
available software”.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to open the installation screen. Next, click the “Install” button in the middle of
the screen to start installation.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen, and click the “Install”
button at the bottom right to start installation on the hard
disk. (Installation could take several minutes.)
6. Click the “Finish” button to complete installation.
4. When the pop-up message appears, click “No, install locally
available software”.
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Activating the software
Cubase LE requires activation in order to identify authorized
users. The software cannot be used without being activated.
An Internet connection is necessary for activation.
Activating Cubase LE
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1. Double-click the “Cubase LE AI Elements 8” icon created on
the desktop or select “Cubase LE AI Elements 8” from the
start menu to launch Cubase LE.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen, and click the “Install”
button at the bottom right to start installation on the hard
disk. (Installation could take several minutes.)
6. After installation completes, click the “Close” button.
When a pop-up message appears, click “Activate Cubase LE
8…”
2. When a screen where you can enter the activation code
appears, enter the activation code in the input field.
NOTE
The activation code is shown below the access code on the
MySteinberg screen. It will also be sent by email.
3. When “Cubase LE 8” appears at the bottom of the screen,
click the “Activate license” button.
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4. After completing activation, click the “Finish license
activation” button.
4. After completing activation, click the “Finish license
activation” button.
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1. Open the Applications folder in the Finder, and double-click
the “Cubase LE AI Elements 8” icon to launch Cubase LE.
Recording and playback
The settings for Cubase LE are the same on both Windows and
Mac OS X operating systems. The following examples show
screens from Windows 7 when using a US-2x2.
Basic procedures to prepare for recording are explained below.
Please refer to the Cubase LE help menu for detailed information
about functions and operations.
Preparing for use
2. When a pop-up message appears, click “Activate Cubase LE
8…"
1. Launch Cubase LE. When the “Steinberg Hub” that assists in
starting projects opens, click “Recording” and then “Create
Empty”.
3. When a screen where you can enter the activation code
appears, enter the activation code in the input field. After
entering it, click the “Activate license” button at the bottom
right.
When you do this, an empty project screen like the one shown
below will open.
NOTE
Various default project templates for recording different
types of music are available in the Steinberg Hub. In this
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case, we have created an empty project in order to explain
how to use Cubase LE.
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2. Set the ASIO driver so that Cubase LE can input and output
through an external device. Open the Devices menu from
the menu bar and select “Device Setup”.
A project is a unit for working on the creation of a single
piece of music. You can create multiple projects, and save,
load and make settings for each one separately. To change
projects settings, open the “Project” menu from the menu
bar and select “Project Setup ”.
3. Select “VST Audio System” on the left side, and select the
audio interface from the ASIO Driver menu on the right side
("US-2x2 & US-4x4” in this example). After selection, click the
“OK” button.
On the Project Setup screen you can change the sample
rate, bit resolution and other settings that affect the entire
project.
4. Make input and output audio port settings. These settings
connect Cubase LE with the audio ports of the audio
interface being used ("US-2x2” in this example).
Open the Devices menu from the menu bar and select “VST
Connections”.
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5. Click the “Inputs” tab on the VST Connections screen. The
“Stereo In” bus is available by default. In its Device Port field
(shown in yellow) pull-downs on the right, select US-2x2
input ports. In this case, select the US-2x2 “In 01” port for
Stereo In Left and the “In 02” port for Stereo In Right.
8. We will add a stereo track in this example. On the “Add
Audio Track” screen, confirm that the “Configuration” is set to
“Stereo” and click the “Add Track” button.
An audio track is added as shown below.
6. Click the “Outputs” tab in order to set the output audio
ports in the same way. The “Stereo Out” bus is available by
default. In its Device Port field (shown in blue) pull-downs
on the right, select US-2x2 output ports. In this case, select
the US-2x2 “Out 01” port for Stereo Out Left and the “Out 02”
port for Stereo Out Right.
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By default, the inputs and outputs of created tracks will
be assigned to the previously set Stereo In and Stereo Out
busses. If you want to assign a track to a different bus, use
the pull-down menus in the Inspector to change it.
NOTE
• The number of channels shown in the Device Port
pull-downs depends on the audio interface used.
• An audio signal path is called a “bus”.
• To use multiple busses with Cubase LE, click the “Add Bus”
button to add busses. For example, when using an audio
interface with four input channels, you can add another
Stereo In bus to the Inputs tab and record a total of four
input channels simultaneously by selecting ports 03 and 04
in the Device Port fields.
7. Next, create audio tracks for recording. Open the “Project”
menu from the menu bar and select “Add Track” followed by
“Audio...”.
This completes preparation. Next, we will record.
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Recording audio
We will record to the previously created track.
1. In order to record to a track, it must be record-enabled. Click
the black circle (Record Enable) button under the track name
(Audio 01) so that it lights red. This enables recording for this
track.
2. During recording, it is necessary to listen to the Cubase LE
input sound (sound of performance been recorded). Click
the speaker icon (Monitor) button next to the Record Enable
button so that it lights orange. When the Monitor button is
lit, you can hear the input sound.
Playing audio
Next, we will play the recorded track.
1. Click the Record Enable button to disable recording on
it (button becomes unlit) in order to avoid accidentally
recording over it. Click the Monitor button (making it unlit)
to output the playback sound rather than the input sound.
2. Click the Rewind button to return to the beginning of the
project.
3. Try inputting sound into the audio interface that you are
using. The meters to the right move in response to the
volume.
3. Click the Play button to start playback from the beginning.
During playback, the meters move in response to the
volume of the audio playing back.
4. Click the round black Record button among the transport
controls at the top of the screen. When you do this, the
Record button will light red, the Playback button next to it
will light green and recording will start.
4. Click the Stop button to stop playback.
During recording, tracks that are being recorded become
red and audio waveforms are shown as they are recorded.
5. To stop recording, click the square black (Stop) button.
NOTE
A song can be created by recording multiple tracks one
after another.
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• After recording a track, we recommend that you click its
Record Enable button to disable recording on it in order to
avoid accidentally recording to it again when recording a
different track.
• We recommend saving projects frequently to avoid loss of
recording data. To save a project, open the File menu from
the menu bar and select “Save”.
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Balancing track volumes using the Inspector becomes
tedious when numerous tracks are playing back. The
MixConsole is convenient for such times. Open the Devices
menu from the menu bar and select “MixConsole” to open
the MixConsole.
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