I've been using Ableton for some time now, but as I've gotten more obsessed with mixing and mastering, Ableton is simply not cutting it for me.
So I've acquired a copy of Cubase and I'm starting to learn how to navigate the program and such.
My question is: What is the best way to share audio between the two programs? I've noticed the "pool" in Cubase, but I'm not sure exactly how it works. Do I need to import any audio I want to use? Or can I set up a folder that I can just drop .wav tracks into that will automatically import into Cubase?
Also if anyone has any other tips + tricks to working with the two programs they would be highly appreciated!
Hey! I dunno if this will help but my brother uses Cubase and I use Ableton and I let him master my music and sometimes mix it and here's how I give it to him:
I basically just export out each individual track all the way from the start of the song and I do two versions of each, one with my FX and one with none (cause he asks for it like that) and that's pretty much it. I guess it's kind of silly because we live in the same house but if we didn't I'd probably make a text file or something with details and info on all the different elements.
I tried to find a way I could just like save the whole project to a file that would work in Cubase but I couldn't ever figure out if you could.
I also bought Reason with Christmas money and I do the same thing with it, just export each track from the start of the song.
But I'm not exactly super nerdy on this kind of stuff (I'm getting there!) so I might totally be missing an easier way.
yea i actually work with both open programs open on the same OS. I guess exporting would be the foolproof way, tho I wish I could just drag the .wav files from ableton into the library sidebar, but those files end up being .als and can't be opened by cubase.