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Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro In Cubase (Live)
on Sunday 05 November 2006
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by Guillaume Jeulin
Blue Cat Audio
http://www.bluecataudio.com

In this tutorial you will learn how to use the Peak Meter Pro (DPMP)\\\\\\\'s real time capabilities in Steinberg Cubase: use it to let any instrument influence the parameters on any effect for any other instrument in a \\\\\\\'live\\\\\\\' context. This tutorial shows these capabilities with Blue Cat\\\\\\\'s Stereo Chorus freeware effect.

Step By Step

01 - Insert the DPMP on the source track:
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02 - Select the DPMP preset settings in the main menu (right click on the background):
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03 - Enable the DPMP Midi output for the transformed peak envelope, and set the CC number:
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04 - Insert the target fx (Stereo Chorus) on the target track:
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05 - Select the chorus presets settings in the main menu:
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06 - Enable the chorus MIDI input for one or several parameters, and set the MIDI Channel to Omni (0) and the MIDI CC to the same value as for the DPMP output:
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07 - Insert a MIDI track:
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08 - Setup the MIDI track input to Peak Meter, output to the Stereo Chorus VST and select \\\\\\\'all\\\\\\\' channels:
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09 - Setup MIDI track monitor on:
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10 - Enable input echo on both tracks and play - the source track triggers the target track chorus parameters in real time:
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11 - Hide the RMS curves on the DPMP to monitor only the peaks:
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12 - Tweak the Amount and offset parameters of the DPMP:
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13 - Tweak the Chorus MIDI response curve parameters (Min,Max,Response):
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14 - Tweak the DPMP MIDI output response:
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15 - Enjoy and play:
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Conclusion
You are now able to use the Peak Meter Pro in a live context with Steinberg Cubase: you can now apply this methodology with other effects. All combinations are possible: imagine a concert where the drummer\\\\\\\'s play modifies the guitar sound, the singer\\\\\\\'s voice is muted during the Bass solo etc. Let your creativity express itself!

Blue Cat Audio develops audio software for musicians and audio professionals. Our products portfolio contains VST and DirectX plug-ins for PC. See the Products section to browse the catalog. Benefit from our unique native DSP platform and enhance your creativity!

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