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Chapter 4. Recording Audio > Configuring VST Connections

Configuring VST Connections

Selecting Cubase's VST Connections to work with sound card inputs and outputs offers many advantages. For example, more than one input bus in VST Connections can refer to the same hardware input on your sound card. This allows you, for example, to have an input bus called simply “Stereo In” that refers to analog inputs 3 and 4 on your sound card, but also to create a new mono input bus called “Keyboard” that uses input 3 on your soundcard, where your keyboard is plugged in. Using VST Connections, each input and output bus can be named and can refer to any hardware inputs and outputs, and more than one bus can use the same audio hardware.

In the following example, you will configure the mono input bus created in the previous task.

To configure a bus in VST Connections

Open the VST Connections panel and create a new bus, as described in the previous task.

Click twice (click slowly) on the bus name in the Bus Name column of the VST Connections panel. The name will become highlighted (Figure 4.12); type a new name for the bus.

Figure 4.12. Clicking twice on a bus name lets you rename it.

Click the setting in the ASIO Device Port column.

A pop-up menu opens showing all the available inputs on your currently selected ASIO card (Figure 4.13).

Figure 4.13. Selecting one of the hardware inputs on the ASIO card for the mono bus.

Click to select the input you want on the sound card.

After you select the input, the VST Connections panel will look something like Figure 4.14, which shows a mono input bus named “Keyboard” using Analog input 3 on the sound card.

Figure 4.14. An example of a configured input bus.

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