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Setting up Cinestrings midi volume control for Cubase or Pro Tools

I recently bought Cinestrings Core and was having trouble automating volume and pan from Cubase. I poked around in the settings and discovered that there’s a checkbox hidden on the Instrument Options tab. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Click on the wrench icon at the top to find the Instrument Options tab.
  2. Now click on Instrument Options
  3. Check the box that says “Accept Standard Controllers for Volume and Pan”
  4. Now Cubase, Pro Tools, or whatever will be able to control volume and pan.
  5. Screen shot of midi setup for Cinestrings
    How to set up Cinestrings so that Cubase or Pro Tools can control volume and pan using midi

Hunter Hunter Music Video

I’m finally getting around to sharing the song and music video I completed last summer with Matt Giger. It’s about two hunters who encounter a weaponized robot in the woods. Stay tuned, the song will be released as part of a 4-song Hucklescary Finn EP in the next couple of months.


No Spill Blood: A Tribute to Oingo Boingo

Danny Elfman’s 80s band Oingo Boingo was a huge influence on my composing. I’m finally going to celebrate my appreciation by forming a cover band called “No Spill Blood” for a single set of Oingo Boingo songs on Oct 15th. At the same time, I decided to show my appreciation for Portland’s Ethos Music Center by making the show a fundraiser.

I took it a step further when I emailed Boingo’s longtime  bassist John Avila and found out that he was interested in joining us. We moved the show to a date that worked with his calendar, and now we’re in home stretch. Hope all of you Boingo-heads can join me!

Poster for No Spill Blood, an Oingo Boingo tribute band formed by Kevin Hendrickson