Tracks

Cubasis workflow is based on tracks.

You can think of a track as an instrumentalist in a band or an orchestra. There are three types of tracks:

Events

Any content within the tracks is arranged within rectangular blocks, which are referred to as events.

Note: For more options, see the Tools chapter.

Ruler

The vertical lines and numbers on the ruler indicate the bars and beats (measures). The ruler holds the playhead (black vertical line) and two locators. To position the playhead, slide anywhere on the ruler.

Navigation

Locators

The left and right locator in the ruler provide an easy way to work with a specific part of your song.

Tempo

Tap the panel displaying the tempo and signature values to bring up the tempo settings.

Track management

The three buttons below the track list allow you to delete the selected track or add Audio, MIDI or group tracks. Also, you can duplicate tracks with all their events, settings, effects and parameters (except for IAA instances).

Mute

Use this button to toggle whether your selected track is muted and therefore excluded from playback.

Solo

Soloing a track (or a group of tracks) mutes all other tracks.

Note: There are global Mute and Solo buttons above the track list and the mixer's global panel. Tapping one of them mutes / solos all tracks. If one or more tracks are already muted or on solo, it will reset these settings first.

Follow playhead

When enabled, the view will automatically jump to the playhead's position when it leaves the screen.

Record Enable

Setting a track to Record Enable lets Cubasis know that you wish to record on this track. You can have multiple tracks Record Enabled at a time, which allows for recording on multiple tracks simultaneously.

Monitoring (audio tracks only)

Monitoring outputs the audio input of your track routed through the track's effects. Note: In order to prevent feedback, monitoring only works if hardware (e.g. headphones, a microphone or an audio interface) is connected.

Freezing tracks

Depending on the scope of your project, your device may consume more CPU capacity than it can provide, which results in stuttering / crackling playback. Tracks can be frozen by tapping the freeze button. This action disables the track and creates an audio track clone of it, which consumes less processing power during playback.