Such a modern software for creating music or professional audio post production like Cubase and Nuendo can have hundreds useful functions that aren’t directly accessible through keyboard shortcuts, buttons or on-screen icons. There is just not enough space on the software’s GUI for all of them at the same time. We can find them in menus and sub-menus but for a quick access, You -the User- need to assign them to your computer’s keyboard or external controllers.
My initial idea for the CPU-BUNDLE was to create a tool that would help me with many day-to-day tasks during my professional work as a composer and sound designer.
Modern technology was always a big part of a professional audio environment and that is why I am a firm believer that in few months/years every professional in our field of work will use some kind of touch device for a more natural and easy access to commonly used tools and functions. We all have our own approaches to how we work and what tools we use to achieve our goals. With this in mind I have developed a software controller that will allow You to quickly setup available buttons or sliders to functions and commands inside of Cubase/Nuendo.
Many of them are already pre-programmed by me but some assignable buttons and sliders can and should be programmed by the user.
The Generic Remote concept I use extensively for over 10 years now was introduced in Cubase 4 in 2006. The whole CPU-BUNDLE consists of 4 VST plugins (CPU-A, -B, -C and -D) and is a marriage between Steinberg’s GR’s, Logical Editor presets, Project Logical Editor presets and a clever GUI design all packed in a VST plugin format for easy installation, accessibility and siple exchange between Your projects. There is also no need for any WiFi network connections. CPU plugins reside inside Your DAW and are not a 3rd party software that runs next to Cubase or Nuendo thus don’t need to be instantiated before your DAW starts. I went with the VST format also for another important reason - as is the case all other VST instruments, we can easily make our own .vstpresets! Skipping through them and selecting a setting that suits our needs at the moment is a breeze and makes CPU a very powerful tool. Although using a 10-point touch screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution would be the optimal setup, a regular mouse and a non-touch monitor will also work and still be fun to use. Please refer to the next parts of this manual for further instructions on how to install, setup and use the CPU-BUNDLE.