DAW Software Struggles

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Re: DAW Software Struggles

Post by CCKeys » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:00 pm

Thank you, Jim - and all :bow: - for encouraging me "on"... I had to get away from it and take a breather, which consisted of me returning to my pre-DAW state of just having fun doing tracks on the R8!
> Jim, now that I've rebooted myself and regained some semblance of comprehension, I've now re-read your last post - and understand it enough to try when I leap once more into the fray tomorrow. <
At the advice of my tech Guru buddy, I've now acquired a Steinberg UR22 Audio Interface MKII; he thinks that the UR22 will circumvent the issue with audio drivers.
The A.I. comes with a CD/DVD containing the drivers to install onto the laptop.
Of course(!) my new laptop doesn't have a drive, so I've also purchased an outboard optical drive (which I wanted to get, anyways), assuming that I can install into the laptop from there.

I'll report from the trenches again soon; thank you for your kindness to this newbie! :gosh:
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Re: DAW Software Struggles

Post by Jim_Fogle » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:05 pm

I'm looking forward to reading your update(s).
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Re: DAW Software Struggles

Post by CCKeys » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:07 pm

While I have yet to get operational with Cubase, there is a question that's been nagging at me…
On all of the many “Projects” I've created using just the R8, I've simply selected and assigned to a track one of the “canned” Rhythms for the drum part.
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Upon copy + pasting the tracks from the R8 into a folder on my laptop (using the “Card Reader” function), I've realized that the aforementioned drum track doesn't appear in either folder.
I've scoured the R8 User Manual, the Audio Interface Manual, and this Forum - but have yet to find anything addressing this…
Is there a way to do this?
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Re: DAW Software Struggles

Post by Wulfraed » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:54 pm

BOUNCE

(Hypothesis -- I've not tried since the R16 doesn't have a rhythm feature, and the HD16 [and BOSS units] have drum machine vs sampler/sequencer systems)

Mute all your recorded tracks so only the rhythm is playing, and bounce that to a regular track. Then import that track into the DAW with the others.
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Re: DAW Software Struggles

Post by CCKeys » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:47 am

(Thanks very much, Wulfraed - *that's* a relief! :^: )

Progress Report: I have audio!!
The Steinberg UR22 A.I. (MKII) did the trick... :cheer:
My amateur guess is that the Steinberg UR22 driver probably had something to do with it.
Whatever the case, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Now - on to learning how to actually use Cubase! :noway:
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Re: DAW Software Struggles

Post by Jim_Fogle » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:56 pm

Suggestion,

Go to Mixing Secrets For The Small Studio website. http://www.cambridge-mt.com/ms-mtk.htm, and find some audio tracks to play with and learn on. This way you don't have any vested interest in the audio tracks so you don't care if you trash them or not.

A lot of using a DAW is file management. You want to create a file management system that works for you. That you can open a song project 10 years from now and remember what you're seeing and doing. Most DAWs allow you to group and color code tracks so create a color system you like. Learn to give tracks a name that will make sense later on.

Most DAWs give you the option of storing audio files withing a project folder or pointing to a location. I think it is better to keep a copy of the audio files with each song project.

You'll likely use some virtual instrument to playback audio created by a midi track or instrument. Once you get the midi correct and the virtual instrument to play what you want, record the virtual instrument audio. Why? Because ten years from now you may not have access to the virtual instrument to recreate the audio.

DAWs typically do not alter the original audio tracks. Make sure yours is set up to work that way. They copy each audio track and then change the copy or, more likely, step through instructions about what to do in real time with the copied audio.

After a song project is finished, store the song project folder in at least two places. After losing projects more times than I'd like to admit to, I got smart and started sending a copy of the project folder to cloud storage for backup.
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