2013-04-03 00:00:00 | Cubase LE quick start guide - 1.15 MB | e_cubase_le_qsg_va.pdf

2013-04-03 00:00:00 | Cubase LE quick start guide - 1.15 MB | e_cubase_le_qsg_va.pdf
Using Cubase LE to record
Since Cubase LE is a product provided by
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, we do
not support it.
Please refer to the Cubase LE Help menu (and
PDF manual) for information about how to use
it.
Contents
Conventions used in this manual...............................1
Trademarks.........................................................................1
Recording with Cubase LE............................................2
Preparation....................................................................2
Recording.......................................................................5
Mixdown.........................................................................5
Troubleshooting...............................................................6
Conventions used in this manual
In this manual, we use the following conventions:
• Words that appear on the computer display
are shown in quotation marks like this: “OK”
• Additional information is provided as
necessary as tips, notes and cautions.
Trademarks
• TASCAM is a registered trademark of TEAC
Corporation.
• Microsoft, Windows, Windows XP, Windows
7, and Windows 8 are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries.
• Apple, Macintosh, Mac OS and Mac 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.
• 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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Recording with Cubase LE
The settings in Cubase LE are the same in
Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac
OS X.
The screens in the example below are from
using a US-144MKII with Windows 7.
Preparation
3. When the following dialog appears, click
the “Switch” button.
The following screen appears.
1. Launch Cubase LE and select “Device
Setup…” from the “Devices” menu.
NOTE
After starting Cubase LE, if the “Project
Assistant” dialog appears, click the “Cancel”
button at the bottom right to close it.
2. Click “VST Audio System” on the left side of
the “Device Setup” window. Set the “ASIO
Driver” item on the right to “US-122 MKII /
US-144 MKII”.
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4. Click “US-122 MKII / US-144 MKII” on the
left side of the “Device Setup” window
and confirm that the “I/O” ports are set to
US-144MKII ports. Then, click “OK” to close
the window.
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5. Select “VST Connections” from the “Devices”
menu.
Confirm that the “Device Port” is set to
US-144MKII on both the “Input” and “Output”
tabs.
Close the dialog after confirming.
TIPS
• To use the digital input and output of the
US-144MKII as inputs and outputs for Cubase
LE 5, add the digital input and output on the
Input and Output tabs of the “VST Connections” window.
• Click the “Add Bus” button.
• When the following dialog appears, set
the Configuration to “Stereo” and the
Count to “1” and then click the “OK”
button.
Inputs page
The windows should appear as follows
and the digital input and output should be
available for use.
Outputs page
Inputs page
Outputs page
• The number of buses that can be used at the
same time in Cubase LE is limited. Refer to
the Cubase LE Help menu (and PDF manual)
for detailed information.
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6. Select “New Project...” from the “File” menu,
and select the template you want from the
“Project Assistant” dialog.
NOTES
• Depending on the selected template, a
“Missing Ports” dialog might appear. If it
does, click the word “Unmapped” in the
“Mapped Ports” column, and select the port
you want to assign from the list that appears.
Missing Ports/Unmapped
Missing Ports/selecting from menu
Missing Ports/after port selection
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• If you select the “Empty” template from the
“More” page, use the “Add Track” item in the
“Project” menu to add audio tracks.
TIP
When recording a vocal or an acoustic guitar,
for example, with a single microphone,
create and record to a mono track.
When recording a piano in stereo with two
microphones or recording a keyboard or
similar device using the stereo line input,
create and record to a stereo track.
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Recording
1. Select the track that you want to record to,
and set the input bus in the “Input Routing”
field on the left side of the window.
Mixdown
1. Move the left and right locators to specify
the region that you want to mix down.
Press the (“Monitor”) button if you want to
hear the input signal.
2. From the “File” menu, choose “Export” >
“Audio Mixdown”.
2. After you have completed setting the input
buses for every track, click the 0(“Record
Enable”) buttons (making them red) for the
tracks that you want to record on.
3. Press the 0(“Record (Pad*)”) button in the
transport section to start recording.
4. When you finish recording, press the
8(“Stop (Pad0)”) button, then click the
0(“Record Enable”) buttons to turn it off
(the button indicator will turn off ). Rewind
if necessary.
5. Repeat steps 1-4 to overdub additional
tracks.
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3. In the “Export Audio Mixdown” dialog box,
make the desired settings, then press the
“Export” button.
Troubleshooting
This chapter answers frequently asked
questions related to recording with Cubase LE.
Q1. I think I have configured the input settings
properly, but I see no activity on the audio
track’s meter.
A1. Make sure that the Monitor button of the
track is enabled.
On this screen, set the File Name, Path
(location where saved), File Format, Sample
Rate, Bit Depth and other attributes of the
file to be created.
4. A window like the following appears while
the file is being created.
After the file has been created, press the Close
button on the “Export Audio Mixdown” window
to close it. The mixdown file is saved according
to the settings made in step 3.
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Q2. I would like to record two channels simultaneously in stereo.
A2. Before you record, choose Stereo track(s)
or add Audio track(s) as Stereo.
If the project does not have a stereo track,
select “Project” menu > “Add track” >
“Audio” and create the number of stereo
tracks that you need.
When set as a stereo track, “Stereo In” or
something similar will appear as the input
as shown in the illustration below.
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Q3. I am trying to use the EQ, but it does not
seem to do anything.
A3. Confirm that one or more EQ switches are
on in the EQ section for the channel in the
Inspector.
EQ OFF
Q5. I cannot set the locator region to more
than a certain length.
A5. From the “Project” menu, choose “Project
Setup...” and then change the “Length”
field.
EQ ON
Q4. I tried to mix down a three-minute song,
but could mix only ten seconds.
A4. Make sure that the region specified by
the left and right locators is set to three
minutes or longer.
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Q6. I burned a CD using the WAV file I mixed
down, but the speed is obviously different.
A6. Could the sampling rate of your project be
set to 48 kHz? If your ultimate objective is
to create a CD, TASCAM recommends that
the sampling rate be set to 44.1 kHz from
the beginning.
To specify the sampling rate, choose
“Project Setup...” from the “Project” menu,
then set the sampling rate to “44.100 kHz”.
Q7. I have connected an audio source to the
Unit, but cannot hear anything.
A7. Make sure that the input level of the
audio interface is raised appropriately.
When a signal is being input, the signal
indicator of the audio interface will light
up green. Make sure that the monitor (or
headphone) level is raised, and that the
connections are correct.
Q8. The sound is distorted.
A8. Make sure that the signal is not
overloading. If the signal is analog, the
ideal level is when the overload indicator
lights up red occasionally.
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