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Logic 9 Converting old cubase songs into Logic 9

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by Gio, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Gio

    Gio Member

    Hi all,
    I just finished digging up some old sessions that were done back in 1995-96 in Cubase Audio (way back when). I remember an old version of Logic could open those session, but no longer. Has anybody been able to do this recently?
    Any help much appreciated
    Ciao
    Gio
     
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  3. Zummooz

    Zummooz New Member

    Hi Gio

    I have just brought 136 songs done in Cubase 4 into Logic 9
    If it's all in Audio it's easy.

    Open new Logic project & in the Media Section select Browser
    in there
    go to Computer or Home & find the place you have your Cubase Songs.
    (theres an open button at bottom of browser section ), keep opening till you find the song
    Then select Audio Tracks.
    then just drag Audio tracks over to arranger.

    Set your tempo etc

    This all worked for me

    Cheers
     
  4. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member

    @Zummooz - this presumably means you have audio files all starting at the same point?

    @Gio, I can't honestly remember there ever being a logic version able to open Cubase files. I wonder if this was referring to attempts to use OMF, which have always been fraught with danger ....

    kind regards

    Mark
     
  5. Zummooz

    Zummooz New Member

    Hi Mackdvc

    Yes I could open Logic (New Project) & import Audio Wav Files from Cubase 4 Projects into Logic 9
    Via Media / Browser / HD (Where my Cubase 4 songs are ) press open
    pick file where they are press open. Find song & press open . Then select Audio press open.
    Then could see all Audio WAV file Tracks.
    Drag across to arranger & place where they should start from.
    ie: where they started in Cubase.

    Example....Drums Measure 2 , Shaker Measure 8 , Guitar Measure 14 etc etc

    I did it to 136 songs & worked with no drama's

    If you want to have original Audio files from Cubase with no added efx etc
    So you could redo in Logic.
    You would have to redo that in Cubase 1st,

    So as far as I can see & have done this is possible & easy to do.

    Cheers
     
  6. Gio

    Gio Member

    Thanks for the info guys,
    Unfortunately all the Cubase files I'm looking to convert are MIDI stuff. I tried booting from a backup image an old Logic 3.5 version (which I think was the last version of Logic to be able to open Cubase sessions), but its old OS 8.6 maybe, and Classic is not supported anymore...
    Sigh.. maybe I could send a session to someone who has Cubase and see if they can open it.. hint hint :)
    Ciao
     
  7. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Gio

    Feel free to contact me off list, glad to help.

    Oops - that means I have to admit to still having a cubase licence :redface::D

    kind regards

    Mark
     
  8. Gio

    Gio Member

    Thanks Mark, I'll check in on you later today.
    Glad you kept your license, just for me :))))))))
    Thanks Again
    Ciao
     
  9. CSeye

    CSeye Senior member

    Check this out:
    http://www.cubase.net/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=99836

    If you have a licensed version of C4 or later, you can download SX3 for free to open those old VST projects. They can then be saved in some compatible format.

    Also, I've had great success slinging OMF files between L9, DP7, and C5.5.
     
  10. beadbrain99

    beadbrain99 New Member

    Cubase to Logic

    For what it is worth, I have successfully brought C5 songs that included MIDI data into Logic 8 via OMF without any problems, after firstly opening and saving them in SX3. However, from memory, I think I had problems trying to open songs created in C4 as SX3 would not recognize them.
    I have never had any problem using OMF.
    And just for the record, once I had made the switch to Logic I wondered why I had waited so many years to make the change.
    Cheers!
     
  11. Livalive

    Livalive New Member

    Interesting. I'd kind of given up my old cubase files for dead when I moved from PC to Mac. Is it possible to network a PC to a mac and move shared files that way or would I need to do the sacrilegious thing of loading cubase onto my Mac? (Please forgive me!)

    Even then I'm not sure how best to grab the files from PC to mac. Any thoughts?
     
  12. CSeye

    CSeye Senior member

    Depending upon how new or old your PC is:
    1. Connect an external HD. Then drag the Cubase project files onto that drive.
    2. Thumb Drives are getting larger these days. Same as above.
    3. Burn to DVD
    4. http://www.detto.com/move-2-mac-overview.php
    5. http://www.ehow.com/how_4750653_files-pc-mac-using-ethernet.html

    Although Logic is my primary DAW for many reasons, the primary one being that I feel most at home with it, Cubase 5.5 has many cool features and works really well on Mac.
     
  13. Livalive

    Livalive New Member

    Really helpful CSI.. Much appreciated.
     

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