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Anything like Cubases control room on S1v2?
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Hey guys

Cubase user here and I checked out Studio One when it was V1 and may be interested in looking at it again but before I vest the time I was wondering if there is anything like Cubases control room in S1v2? I record bands and having the options of the control room section makes life so much easier in the chaos of a tracking session. As far as I know Cubase is the only daw to implement this so if that's the case how do you guys running sessions with multiple musicians deal with headphone mixes? I usually only need 2.


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Eddie Macarthur
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s1 has cue mix. not as fancy as cubase, but here's a bit from the manual: 5.10.1 Creating a Cue Mix Output
In Studio One, it is possible to quickly and easily create multiple cue mixes. A cue mix is
separate from the main mix and is usually provided to musicians for monitoring purposes
during recording.
For instance, when recording vocals, the engineer and vocalist will probably want to hear
different mixes. Most vocalists want to hear more of their vocals in the mix, possibly with some
reverb to make it sound natural, while the engineer might focus on how the performance
balances with the rest of the mix. Together, Studio One and a FireStudio™-series interface
make this simple.
The first step in building a cue mix is to create another Output Channel. To do this, open the
Song/Song Setup/Audio I/O Setup menu in a Song, switch to the Outputs tab, and add a new
Stereo Output channel. Next, specify that this output is a cue-mix output by clicking on the
channel’s Cue Mix checkbox. You can create as many cue mixes as your audio interface has
available stereo outputs.
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Eddie Macarthur wrote:s
The first step in building a cue mix is to create another Output Channel. To do this, open the
Song/Song Setup/Audio I/O Setup menu in a Song, switch to the Outputs tab, and add a new
Stereo Output channel. Next, specify that this output is a cue-mix output by clicking on the
channel’s Cue Mix checkbox. You can create as many cue mixes as your audio interface has
available stereo outputs.


Thanks for your reply. Is this only available with Presonus hardware? and can a mix with multiple tracks be quickly copied over to to a chosen cue mix?

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Eddie Macarthur
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think it can be done with any hardare. will try with my motu later if i get chance
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The Control Room is the nr. one feature I miss from Cubase/Nuendo. But you can quickly set up cue mixes in S1v2 as well.

The thing you cannot do, is to listen to what you send out to your different cue mixes in an easy way (with good imagination you may. Not tried yet).

I've set this up in my studio with my Motu system (96 in/out).
It works exactly the same as with PreSonus's audio interfaces, with one exception: You will not get the latency free monitoring through the hardware only.
ie. you have to listen through your software, just as in Cubase/Nuendo. But all fine if you can run at low enough buffer size (with my Motu system I can track about 20-24 tracks at a buffer size of 32, but prefer to run at 64 for safety).

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Bredo Myrvang
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One thing to remember is that only tracks and busses routed to the Main Out will show the cue mix sliders in the mixer.

On the other side you can use this to your advantage in minimizing "clutter" in the mix console by making a "dummy" bus routed to the Main Out, then route the tracks/channels you don't want to use in your cue mix to this "dummy".
This is from my way of working in Nuendo. ie I only use busses (for the most part) to feed my cue mixes, so that I can have fewer "channels" at work to get the cue mixes going.

Again, to make it easy you just follow the manual. The suggestion over, I found by accident.

And you have to open your outputs (on which you have enabled your cue mixe sends, to turn click on/off and click volume independently. The same for your Main Out.

I'm not fully adopted over from the Cubase/Nuendo yet, but will keep on using Studio One 2.5 in paralell. I really like Studio One a lot, doing mainly audio work (music only, not post). Tracking bands is may main thing, and thus monitoring/cuemixes is very important to use in an easy way as possible.
I will investigate further.

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Bredo Myrvang
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Prenoob

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Bredo

Thanks for your reply.I know of you from the Steinberg forums. I have a session coming in and will soak this in later and report back.
 
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