Inspector

The track inspector allows for advanced track control.

Introduction

To open the inspector, tap the symbol on the far left of your screen which is colored according to your selected track. To directly access specific options within the inspector, tap any of the handles below.

To change a track's name, tap the top panel displaying it. The arrow symbol on its right hand side hides the inspector.

Routing (MIDI tracks)

This section offers options for configuring connected MIDI hardware. The following settings are available for both MIDI IN and OUT.

Port selection

Note: On iOS, MIDI from external hardware (e.g. a keyboard) is received by every CoreMIDI compatible app that is running in the background. Cubasis processes (and forwards, see MIDI Thru) the MIDI events it receives, but it cannot control what other apps should (or should not) receive directly from the hardware. It is necessary to configure the MIDI input and output settings in every app depending on the desired routing.

inspectorMIDI Thru

MIDI Thru forwards all incoming MIDI events directly to the specified output device, thereby re-channelizing them to the configured output channel. The following example illustrates a possible MIDI Thru workflow:

Warning: Using MIDI Thru in combination with Virtual MIDI may lead to feedback loops, as Virtual MIDI blindly connects to all background apps that support this feature. In this event, use the MIDI panic button.

MIDI panic button

In the rare event of MIDI notes hanging, use the MIDI panic button in the Routing tab to instantly silence all MIDI events triggered within Cubasis and any hardware connected through the MIDI ports.

Channels

Routing (audio tracks)

Input

Toggle between mono and stereo input mode for connected Audio equipment. If it doesn't support stereo recording, only the Mono option is available.

Additionally, Audiobus is available when turned on.

Note: If Stereo is selected but not available, Cubasis will not record on the track.

Multiple audio outputs

MIDI and audio tracks can be assigned to up to 24 individual outputs (12 stereo pairs) simultaneously. The number of available outputs depends on capability of the connected audio hardware. If no audio interface is connected, only 2 output channels (stereo pair 1/2) are available.

To assign specific outputs, tap the Output panel (showing Stereo Out by default) in the Routing section and toggle stereo outputs via the buttons in the output popup. This popup window can also be called up by tapping the output display in the channel in the mixer.

Note:
  • If multiple outputs are assigned to a single track, the output panel will display a plus sign, for example "1/2+".
  • Only the master channel (= the stereo output 1/2) has insert effects.
  • The send effects only route to the master channel.

Instrument

This panel displays the name of the selected MIDI track's instrument. Tapping it brings up the instrument rack.

If an Audio Unit instrument with multiple outputs is selected, the panel expands and reveals options for MIDI channel selection, output bus selection, and a button to automatically add as many tracks as the instrument has outputs. You can find more details in the Audio Units chapter.

Insert effects

The insert effects section allows to add up to eight insert effects independently for each track. By default, a parametric equalizer with 4 bands for each channel is assigned to each track as well as the multifunctional Channel Strip effect suite.

The order of the effects can be rearranged by tapping, holding and moving an effect vertically.

The blue pre/post-fader line defines which effects are applied pre (above the line) and post (below the line) the track’s volume and pan faders. The line can be dragged by moving its handle.

If side-chaining is enabled for an effect, its slot expands and shows the side-chaining source track, a gain slider to adjust the side-chain input signal gain, and a pre/post icon which can be tapped to toggle if the source track's signal should be taken before or after applying the track’s volume.


Send effects

There are 8 global send effect buses which all tracks have access to. The level in which send effects are applied to a track can be adjusted for each track individually.

A section's color indicates the current status of its effects:

Learn about adding effects here.

MIDI effects

MIDI effects can be added to instrument tracks, generating MIDI patterns. Depending on the effect and your settings, they are generated

Note: Currently, only external AudioUnit (AU) MIDI effects are available for selection.

Learn how to use MIDI effects in the MIDI Effects chapter.

Automation

This section lists all recorded automations.

The icon's color indicates the current automation mode:

Notepad

Notepad allows you to enter notes about the track, song lyrics or other information. Tapping the empty space in the notepad inspector section opens the notepad rack view, where you can enter, paste or view text. In addition, the notepad rack has two buttons to increase or decrease the text size.

inspectorChannel

Displays your selected track's channel as it appears in the mixer. The following controls are available:

inspectorColor

If a track but no events are selected, tapping a color changes the selected track's color. If events are selected, it changes the event's colors independently of the track.

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