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VST Instruments Not Opening In Cubase – Obvious, Not So Obvious Fix!

Last week I was testing a new VST in Cubase. I’d opened it, had a quick scan through the presets and instantly found a great sound to work with. After a few tweaks, I thought, “Ok, lets build on this with some drums…” I added Maschine 2 on a new track and clicked the button…… Continue reading VST Instruments Not Opening In Cubase – Obvious, Not So Obvious Fix!

How To Fix iLok Windows Error “background component required…”

I’ve had this problem twice now, once when first installing the iLok software and again after running an update. iLok won’t open and a pop up box appears, proclaiming, “Software Component Unavailable A background component required for iLok License Manager seems to be unavailable. If rebooting does not fix this issue, please visit iLok.com and…… Continue reading How To Fix iLok Windows Error “background component required…”

First Steps with Drum Direktor FNK-4

If you are looking for something different when creating drum tracks then you could do worse than checking out The Loop Loft’ amazing Drum Direktor FNK-4. It runs in NI’s Kontakt or the free Kontakt player and as well as giving you some top one shot hits, it also give you some awesome loop manipulation tools. Check…… Continue reading First Steps with Drum Direktor FNK-4

Tutorial – Using Best Service’s Awesome Titan 2 VST

One of my recent purchases was the enormous Titan2 VSTi from German company Best Service. Billed as “266 Synths In One”, there are so many presets (12,800!!) it will take me all year to go through them! The recordings for the TITAN 1 and 2 libraries have been realized over 15 years accessing one of the…… Continue reading Tutorial – Using Best Service’s Awesome Titan 2 VST

How To Record Your Band

Top musicians’ tech site, MusicRadar, in conjunction with Steinberg have produced an excellent 10 part tutorial series entitled, “How To Record Your Band”. An excellent series that gives some great tips on recording many instruments using Cubase. Part 1 – Preparation: https://youtu.be/d33QhJnmlIA Part 2 – The Setup: https://youtu.be/1FmVJkTMJn4 Part 3 – Recording Drums: https://youtu.be/75-_GB1xt8c Part 4…… Continue reading How To Record Your Band