Track color pack for Cubase (version 3)

Want to spice up Cubase a bit? What about giving Cubase a makeover by adding some more track colours? What this is In Cubase we have the ability to change track colors. This is a great way to keep multi track audio recordings organised. Cubase comes with 16 generic different colours. This is nice, but […]

Useful Steinberg links

Here is a list of Steinberg products. These links will take you straight to the latest updates and downloads. Just search and click. Cubase 6 RND Portico Neo Soul Keys Hypnotic Dance HALion Symphonic Orchestra VST Sound Instrument Set HALion Sonic HALion Sonic 2 HALion 4 Groove Agent 4 Granular Symphonies Granular Guitars eLicenser Control […]

How to install Touch OSC Editor on Windows

What is TouchOSC Touch OSC is a great way to control your MIDI in your sequencer, wether it is Cubase, Maschine or Ableton Live. It enables you to use any touch device as a MIDI controller. The interface is also modular, meaning that it is completely up to you to decide what the interface should […]

Upgrading RAM - How does it affect Kontakt 5?

In theory, faster ram equals less waiting time. At least that is the principle of RAM speeds. But how does RAM speeds affect loading times in Native Instruments Kontakt? I recently upgraded my DAW computer with new RAM (memory) from 1600 MHz DDR3 to 3200 MHz DDR4 and I decided to do a preliminary test to […]

What will Cubase look like on a 4K (UHD) screen?

4K screens, also known as UHD screens are slowly becoming a standard in the computer world, but how is this a benefit in Cubase? The pros The benefit of using a UHD/4K screen with Cubase is, obviously, that you will have a lot of overview. If you like to keep track of many plugins at a time […]

How to use VST plugins in Foobar2000

Foobar2000 is a versatile, modular and super cool media player. This article will show you how you can use VST plugins with foobar2000. Follow this simple guide or watch the video tutorial. Download and install foobar2000. Download the Foobar2000 VST 2.4 adapter (plugin) Download the Kjaerhus Audio VST pack (below) Open foobar2000. Click on “file” and then […]

Organize your samples and instrument libraries with Hornbostel–Sachs!

Ever felt the need to organize your audio samples or VST Instrument patches? What if there was a system with classifications to match each sound? Oh, there is! It is called the Hornbostel–Sachs system. If you want to get organized quickly you should continue reading. The Hornbostel–Sachs system is a musical instrument classification system developed by Erich von […]

Backup and restore all Kontakt libraries to a new computer (Windows)

Have you ever had to re-add all your Kontakt libraries to Kontakt 5? This is a process that can take hours depending on how many libraries you have. There is an easier way though… Windows 10 is right around the corner and some of us have already started using the technical preview version of the […]

How to backup Quick-load instruments in Kontakt

The quick-load function allows to organize all your instruments, multis and banks in a way that makes sense to you. If you are like me and have made a whole bunch of quick-loads you might want to back them up from time to time. This is really easy because the quick-loads are actually stored on […]

Why you should not use the rack view for libraries in Kontakt

If you are familiar with Kontakt from Native Instruments and have some official libraries you are probably also familiar with the “rack” list of Kontakt. You know, the left pane of the window with the list of all your libraries….? Although the rack list looks cool and is nice to have, there are two reasons […]

Native Instruments Kontakt - Related files and extensions explained

A Kontakt instrument might often include different file types while others might not. Essentially all you need for a plain basic Kontakt instrument is the samples and the .nki (instrument file). So what are all the other file types? .NDX – Kontakt Index File .ndx are generated when analyzing samples to create AET layers. (Authentic […]

Cubase related directories on Windows 8

Ever wanted to transfer, share or backup some of your settings in Cubase? This list will tell you where you can find the file you are looking for. Please note that the directories that have percentage marks (e.g. %something%) are relative directories. This is because some users might have a different directory set-up (i.e OS on […]