View Full Version : Recording audio from VST synths or other plugins?
03-30-2004, 04:02 AM
I'm using cubase sx2 and I just got BFD up and running. Sounds amazing.
However I can't seem to figure out how to record its audio to tracks in cubase.
I've got it setup as a vst instrument and I load it up. but the only audio track i can send it to are the stereo outs...not exactle recordable.
Is there a certain midi track that it should be reocrded or am I missing something that i didn't see in the manual.
vst instruments aren't going to be running on an audio channel, they'll be running from, and controlled by a midi channel. however in cubase's mixer you'll still have outputs from the vst that act basically the same as an audio channel's mixer outputs. but if for whatever reason you want to bounce your midi tracks to an audio file (or a single midi track, or whatever), then you'd set things up in the arrange window respectively (soloing only what tracks you want to bounce to a wav file), and then simply File>Export>Audio Mixdown.
03-30-2004, 02:53 PM
hmm I was afraid that was the case. I had the BFD doing random drum grooves and I just wanted cubase to record whatever bfd came up with while i just filled in some jazz piano stuff over the top...I did try recording the vst during this also as a midi file and it didn't collect any data...
but thanks for the reply, i thought there might be something to do with bouncing audio. thanks
03-30-2004, 03:27 PM
If you solo the VSTi and do an export (select the option during export to import the existing wave file to your project) then it will give you a wav file for the vsti which will be whatever it was doing.
03-30-2004, 03:38 PM
so xstatic, what your saying is that it would bounce down in real time allowing you to record other tracks at the same time? Thats kinda what i'm after...If my bassist and i are trying to lay down a few ideas and are just feeding off of this drum groove vsti and we want to keep what it was doing on random...we would need the vstis data saved exactly along side the bass and keyboard parts.
assuming your soundcard has enough I/O, you should be able to route the output of your vst's midi track(s) to a physical output on your card, and then run it through your mixer alongside whatever external audio is going into your card. then you could record that input in cubase as you wished
03-30-2004, 04:25 PM
hmm I'm not sure I could physically do that atma.
I'm using an aarvark q10
the only outs i have are my monitor outs...no wait i just looked...i've got 8 direct outs...but wouldn't that lower the sound quality not to mention lag? I guess i'll just figure this bouncing thing down.
Thanks guys for your help
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