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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Exporting MIDI as an Audio Track

I’ve skipped over MIDI tracks in this chapter so far because MIDI tracks cannot be mixed the same way an audio track can. Even though MIDI is a powerful tool, I favor working only with audio tracks for the final mix. Since the ultimate goal is a stereo or surround-sound audio mix, there isn’t much benefit to keeping your MIDI tracks in the MIDI format during the final mixing stage. Usually, creating audio files from your MIDI tracks will free up some of your system’s resources.

The method used to convert MIDI tracks to audio tracks depends on which synth you are using with your MIDI tracks. If it’s an external synth, you will need to patch the external synth to two (stereo) physical inputs on your sound card and ...

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