Author Topic: convert midi track to audio?  (Read 1897 times)

supernova777

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convert midi track to audio?
« on: July 13, 2014, 08:22:26 PM »
whats the fastest way to do this?
File export-> audio mixdown?

i did this once but my volume level was way too low in the file when i imported it back into the same project

i saw some options in pulldown menus about freeze..
this isnt the same as freezing midi to audio to save cpu power right?
that was something that came in later versions right?
not in v5 vst?

Offline Jakl

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Re: convert midi track to audio?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 12:15:41 AM »
is this cubase vst32/5 which version? 5.1r1 or 5.2?

supernova777

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Re: convert midi track to audio?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 03:56:56 AM »
is this cubase vst32/5 which version? 5.1r1 or 5.2?

is there much of a difference?
arent they basically 100% identical

Offline Jakl

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Re: convert midi track to audio?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2014, 05:16:33 AM »
Yes there are differences if I can recall - I think it was 5.2pb1 is where they implemented the system
link. There were a few rules to follow if one were to use this version.

Can't seem to find the read me file - steinbergs site doesn't link to the right file.
The link to the PC version works just not the Mac version.

But there was something to do with the master fader and automation? or was it during export? - maybe someone remembers.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2014, 06:02:52 AM by Jakl »

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Re: convert midi track to audio?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2014, 06:14:09 AM »
such thing as freeze doesnt exist in OS9.

normally a mixdown/render should be a 100% copy of what you played into it. how did the procedure you used look like?
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supernova777

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Re: convert midi track to audio?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2014, 10:22:58 AM »
such thing as freeze doesnt exist in OS9.

normally a mixdown/render should be a 100% copy of what you played into it. how did the procedure you used look like?

yes i think i had some wierd volume setting at the time that i tried it on the master mixer
(late at night and all)

file->export audio is working great now
that my levels arent messed
:D

supernova777

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Re: convert midi track to audio?
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2014, 07:20:15 AM »
Yes there are differences if I can recall - I think it was 5.2pb1 is where they implemented the system
link.

What is system link? im not familiar with the 5.2pb1

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Re: convert midi track to audio?
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2014, 07:46:38 AM »

What is system link? im not familiar with the 5.2pb1

I haven't used it, but it is like two VST systems (let's say two Cubase) in different computers linked with S/PDIF connection. It is not an ordinary SPDIF digital audio connection. It is some kind of distributed and "remote" VST system, like a Rewire, but VST, between different computers over S/PDIF.
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Re: convert midi track to audio?
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2014, 12:52:59 PM »
yes i think i had some wierd volume setting at the time that i tried it on the master mixer
(late at night and all)

file->export audio is working great now
that my levels arent messed
:D

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For Cubase 5.2pb1 if I recall correctly the moving or automation of the master volume could
produce some undesirable effects on mixdown- can't seem to find the read me file for the beta version.