Setting up Touché/Lié in Cubase
This article explains how to set up Touché or Touché SE to work within Steinberg Cubase 9 and 10.
Scanning Lié inside Cubase
Cubase scans its plug-in database on every launch.
In macOS, Cubase will scan the default folder for VST plug-ins, which contains Lié.vst.
In Windows, our Lié installer will place Lie.dll (the plug-in file in VST2 format) in C:\Program Files\Vstplugins by default.
If you defined another folder where your VST2 plug-ins are located and expected by Cubase, you could manually move the Lie.dll to this folder to make sure it is recognized. Or you just add C:\Program Files\Vstplugins to the folders that are scanned by Cubase. You can define the list of scanned folders here:
Studio -> VST Plug-in Manager
- Click on the gear icon in the bottom left corner. VST 2 Plug-in Path Settings will open.
- Click on the "+" icon to select and add the folder Lié.dll is located at.
- Click the Refresh All button (the circling arrows) to manually rescan the plug-in database.
For more information on the subject, read articles directly from Steinberg: steinberg.help - Plug-in Manager Window
Enabling MIDI Input from Touché (SE)
- Go to Studio -> Studio Setup -> MIDI Port Setup and activate 'In 'All MIDI'' button for In TOUCHE (yellow).
Note: Please do not activate MIDIIN2 (TOUCHE) as MIDI input, since this would interfere with the recognition system between Lié and the Touché hardware.
Loading Lié in a track
- Add a new Instrument Track and choose Lie from the dropdown list.
- Make sure that the new track has "All MIDI Inputs" activated for its MIDI input. This way it will both accept notes from your keyboard as well as parameter changes from your Touché (SE).
- Activate the "Record Enable" button of the track.
You will find the automation that you recorded as Controller Lanes within the MIDI Part.
- Double-click on the MIDI Part that you recorded.
- In the Lower Zone, below the Piano Roll, you will find the Controller Lanes that were created
- Choose the following entries from the dropdown menu:
- CC 16 (Gen Purp)
- CC 17 (Gen Purp)
- CC 18 (Gen Purp)
- CC 19 (Gen Purp)
- Click on the "+" below, if you want to have several lanes open at once.
Mapping parameters without Lié
Mapping directly with Cubase's Track Quick Controls
In order to control other parameters than those of VST instruments hosted inside Lié, you could still use Touché (SE) as a MIDI class compliant controller in Cubase.
- Go to Studio -> Studio Setup -> Track Quick Controls
- Set TOUCHE as MIDI Input.
- Add all the axes on Touché that you want to map as QuickControls in the list (Controller 16/17/18/19). Attention: As long as an axis of Touché SE is assigned in Quick Controls, this axis won't be able to get through to control Lié anymore.
- Use the Quick Controls as described by Steinberg: steinberg help - Track Quick Controls
A track's Quick Controls are only active when it is record enabled.