Sync Steinberg Cubase


All this statement are made and verified with Windows Cubase 6 and Cubase SX (V2.x).

So we can assume that it also shlould work with all versions between. - Maybe some name conventions / dialog names are slightly different  ...

You can sync Steinberg Cubase only as master with MidiRealtime/Clock.

For details about synchronisation please also read carefully Chapter 'Synchronisation'  of the Cubase  Manual.

Sub-Chapter - ' Background '    for  Synchronizing via Midi   (1)

Sub-Chapter 'The project synchronisatio setup dialog'  for  Synchronizing Cubase to  External Midi Devices  (3)

Synchronizing via Midi  (1)

DarkTime  can be synchronized to Cubase only with  MidiRealtime events , means MidiClock.

DarkTime cannot sync/cannot be synchronized to Cubase with Midi Time Code .

DarkTime as Master = (3)  Synchronizing Cubase to External Midi Devices

This is not possible , because Cubase cannot be synchronized from an external device f.e. DarkTime with Midi clock, but only with MidiTimecode, which is not possible at the moment for DarkTime

DarkTime as Slave =  (2) Synchronizing External Midi Device to Cubase

Cubase can send Midi Realtime Messages (Midi Start,Stop,Cont & Midi Clock) to DarkTime.

So Connect DarkTime to Cubase  ( see   DarkTime as Slave )

Set DarkTimes Sync switch  to  "Midi/USB"  ( see  DarkTime as Slave )

Then go to the Cubase 'Project Synchronistation Setup menu'  ( Sync Setup in Cubase SX).
You'll find this in the 'Transport' menu or yk on the Transport Panel  [Ctrl]-Click the sync button.

Now go to section  'Midi Clock Destination' (Cubase SX - Send MIDI Clock) and select the Midi device that represents the DarkTime  ( if you use the USB conncetion then this should be the device 'USB MIDI  DarkTime' ).

If you now start Cubase  DarkTime's sequencer should run and it's clock LED should flash corresponding to the BPM value of Cubase.

Last Change 15.March.2012