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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 2:12 am 
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Hi there! I know that I haven't been here for a long time but I thought I'd ask about something that I've never done before.
What is the best way to import wave files for different tracks from a CD?
I presume that you have to first make a "New Song".

I have drum, bass, and vocal tracks form my band that were recorded onto Cubase 7.
I want to add some keyboards onto the song using my AW16G.
I've just never done this, but I think it is probably pretty easy.

Thanks in advance!

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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 5:25 pm 
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See page 135 in the manual.

Yes, you have to create a new song and have it active to import your tracks. You then select the track on the CD you want to import. Then specify track #, virtual # and start time (usually 0) for the destination of the track into the song.

Haven't done it in a long time as I moved from a G to an AW1600, but it's pretty easy. Just give it a whirl. Can't mess anything up as long as it's a new song you've created. :)

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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 1:31 pm 
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Thanks Head Hog! I've managed to get the far but for some reason my 16G wants to import everything to 2 tracks. I have one bass track but it sends the track to a pair. I can choose which pair I want to use but then I have to delete one. Hmmmm.

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 4:56 am 
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Could be:
a) The WAV files are stereo
b) The track you selected is paired
c) ????

You'll find the answer (eventually). :)

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 1:45 pm 
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I know. It's very weird. The tracks I'm importing are drum, bass and a lead vocal track. Each individual track is coming up as a stereo track. It's almost as if the AW is just automatically assigning a track to pairs. Hmmmm, again!
The tracks are recorded on Cubase 7 through a Presonus Studio Live 24.4.2 digital mixer.

Each wave file should be a mono track.


Edit by Robbie: typo reveals in what seems to be a phpbb error. I've corrected the error.

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jeremykeys wrote:
The tracks are recorded on Cubase 7 through a Presonus Studio Live 24.4.2 digital mixer.

Each wave file should be a mono track.


When you save a WAV file in a DAW it can give you an option of whether to save in mono or stereo. Sounds like they were saved in stereo. Trying importing them back into Cubase (if you have it) and look at the waveform to see if it's stereo or mono.

Or, to keep your project going, go ahead an import them into the G as stereo and them move one of the paired tracks to a single track.

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 12:09 am 
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I'm in the process of getting Cubase 7 up and running. I"m changing my home studio over to an i7 intel computer with a 1 terrabyte hard drive plus az 240 gig SSD. I've also just picked up a Presonus Studio Live 16.4.2 board. I need a better monitor still and the computer is set up yet. Need a keyboard, etc.

I'm going to be keeping my AW16G for mobile recording. I live in an apartment and; strangely enough?; I get noise complaints whenever I record live drums. Weird! Okay, yes I do know my drummer hits harder than John Bonham and also has a LOUD kit, but the guy is really really good. Go figure. I guess my neigbours don't like metal. Hmmm.

The tracks that I'm working on are from my other band. A soft rock/adult contemporary project. We record at the guitarist's house. I wanted to try an experiment here at home so I had some tracks put onto a CD so I could mess around with ideas that were way off of what they would normally expect. Escentially, I'm trying to take the band out of it's comfort zone and get a little edgier. They're quite afraid of distortion and modern keyboard styles.

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