Tutorial: How to use Audiobus with VividTracker

In this tutorial, we will go through how to record a pattern from VividTracker to Cubasis.

  1. Start with opening Audiobus. Choose VividTracker as INPUT and Cubasis as OUTPUT, and tap to launch each app.
  2. In VividTracker, select the pattern you want to record in Cubasis. Mute the tracks you don’t want to record by tapping on each track header. In this case, we will mute TRACK #2, TRACK #3 and TRACK #4. The track headers will turn grey when muted.
  3. Before we start the recording, make sure the tempo is the same in both Cubasis and VividTracker. In this video, Cubasis is already set to a tempo of 125 BPM, so we don’t have to change anything.
  4. The Audiobus menu is always on the right side in VividTracker. You can reach it by sliding it out with your finger. You can control Cubasis within VividTracker from the Audiobus menu. Tap the record button to start the recording.
  5. We only want to play the pattern once and then stop it. Go to screen 6. You will find a button PPT1x, which means “Play pattern one time”. Hit the button directly after you started the recording.
  6. Once done, go back to Cubasis. In Cubasis, you need to trim the recording to get rid of the silent part just before the pattern starts. Turn off the grid level when you trim the sample.
  7. If your pattern consists of 64 rows, it will take up exactly four bars. You should therefore trim your sampled block to become exactly four bars long (make sure it ends where bar five begins). The easiest way to do this is to move the block as far to the left as possible after you have trimmed the left part, then turn on the grid again at 1/16 resolution. Then you should be able to set the end of the block to end exactly at bar five.
  8. Your sampled block should now be exactly four bars long, and you can use it as a loop and repeat it as many times as you want in Cubasis.