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Cubase VST-The MIDI Mixer and Mix Tracks

Introduction
Example Mix Map.
Cubase VST's MIDI Mixer window allows you to control MIDI devices for other func-
tions than the regular “sequencing” ones. It works as a regular mixer for MIDI instru-
ments (controlling volume, mute, pan etc), but it can also work as an editor panel
for various instruments, effect devices etc.
The basic steps for using the Mixer are these:
1. Create a Mixer Track.
2. Load the Mixer Map you want to use (if you already have one on disk that fits your pur-
poses).
If you load a Mixer Map that was created in an older version of Cubase, you will be
prompted to convert the map to the new format or leave it as it is. The difference
between the two formats is purely graphical.
3. Set up the Mixer Track to use the Mixer Map you loaded.
Each Mixer
Track
is "assigned to" a Mixer
Map
.
4. Create a Part for the Mixer Track.
5. Open the Mixer window by double clicking the Part.
6. If needed, create new Mixer Objects (faders etc) or edit the settings for the ones al-
ready exisiting.
7. "Play" the Objects and – if you so wish – record your actions.
This chapter discusses various types of MIDI Events. You won’t need to know that much
about MIDI to use the MIDI Mixer, but if you want to create your own MIDI Mixer Objects,
you have to have at least a basic knowledge.
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