#1
Hi guys,

I've got Cubase SX2 on my home computer and want to start making some rough demos. What I want to do is to be able to use the MIDI drums which I can program myself, then record actual guitar parts over them and get some stuff laid down semi-decently.

What I'd like to know is how I can record the MIDI drum track to audio? I'm under the impression that I need a soundcard which I can use as a mic preamp and hub to record 'what I hear' from the MIDI tracks.

Is this correct, or what do I need to do? Can anyone recommend a decent external soundcard? I've been looking at the Tascam US 144 but not sure if it suits my requirements.

Cheers!
Gear:

Gibson Les Paul Custom (Ebony)
USA Jackson KV2 Sunburst
Jackson KE7
BC Rich NJ Classic Mockingbird

Marshall JVM410H
Marshall 1960A

Korg Pitchblack
MXR Super Comp
Dunlop Slash Wah
ISP Decimator
#2
Mute everything except the Midi track, set the markers and go to File/export audio. Name it, save it as a wave file and it'll take a few seconds/minutes. When its done...... go to File/Import and open it. It'll be an audio track now.
Epi Les Paul-APH1/Mean 90
MIM Strat

Korg DTR1000
ADA MP-1
Mesa/Boogie Quad Pre
Mesa/Boogie Midi Matrix
<power amp>

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#3
Right, it saves as an audio track fine but there's no sound produced from the file when imported. The audio diagram shows a straight line implying that there's no sound there. Do I need to buy a soundcard for it to record properly because if I create an audo track and solo them both, then hit record, it picks the sound up through the microphone. So I'm thinking that I need a sound card to do this?
Gear:

Gibson Les Paul Custom (Ebony)
USA Jackson KV2 Sunburst
Jackson KE7
BC Rich NJ Classic Mockingbird

Marshall JVM410H
Marshall 1960A

Korg Pitchblack
MXR Super Comp
Dunlop Slash Wah
ISP Decimator
#4
sorry man.... it works for me. Wish I could offer more.
Epi Les Paul-APH1/Mean 90
MIM Strat

Korg DTR1000
ADA MP-1
Mesa/Boogie Quad Pre
Mesa/Boogie Midi Matrix
<power amp>

Quote by rhcp_freak
If you're EQ'd loose, you'll sound loose anyway.
#5
You must have done something wrong with the exporting. Talk me through everything you did.
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