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How to set up Elk WIRE in Cubase
How to set up Elk WIRE in Cubase

A step-by-step guide on how to get started with Elk WIRE in Cubase

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Written by Björn Ehlers
Updated over a week ago

The Elk WIRE plugin allows you to connect your DAW to the Elk app, enabling you to run sessions using backing tracks and your favorite VST effects and instruments.

Elk WIRE has been designed to be used on a group track for maximum flexibility. If you're unsure of how to set up a group channel in Cubase here is a step-by-step guide. In the example, a single audio track is used, but the same logic applies regardless of what type of tracks you're using (instrument tracks, live audio, or pre-recorded)

Getting Started

Choose a track

If you're starting a new project, start by creating an audio or instrument track.

Create a group track

Create a group track and use the Sends on your track to route audio to it.

Pre fader

Make sure the send is set to "Pre Fader" and route as much signal as needed to get a good strong input signal to your Elk session.

Load the Elk WIRE plugin

Make sure your group track is in stereo and load the Elk WIRE plugin.

Activate Elk WIRE

Click the Activate button to link your Cubase project to the Elk app.

Setting input and monitor levels

As you now can see in Elk your input source is the Elk WIRE plugin. (You can now close the Elk WIRE plugin, but keep it running).

To adjust your Elk input level, or the mix you send to Elk please use your send pots. To adjust the monitor volume of yourself when in a session, please use the track faders in Cubase. (Those adjustments will not affect the input signal you send to your bandmates when in a session.)

Setting up a mix?

If you want to send audio from more than one track to your Elk session, please use the Sends on each of those tracks to send audio to your Elk WIRE group track.

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