So guys, I was trying to use the tuner plugin that Cubase has, and when I start to play or strum, it doesnt want to work, but when I record something and play it back, it wants to work. So my question is, how can I get the thing to work when Im just strumming to tune before I record?
I can't check this as Cubase is not on this PC. But I think the plug-in has a engage/bypass button that somewhere on the bottom of it. I believe it's an unlabelled small round button, press this in for tuning, out for recording.
Put the plugin on an INPUT channel. It sounds like you have it on the actual audio track.

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