Having trouble with MEAP getting track names in Cubase 8 (or later versions)? Especially if it has been working fine in earlier Cubase versions?
The symptoms of this could be that you notice the mouse move to the Inspector instead of to the track that is active. Or that you notice MEAP entering odd things instead of the track name.
This is most likely because you have your Inspector open and the Solo button and background in the inspector looks very similar to the Solo button and background on a selected track.
Simple solution – CLOSE THE INSPECTOR when exporting with MEAP using Cubase 8.x (and onwards).
MEAP gets track names by finding the active Solo button on the selected track and moving the mouse over to get the actual track name.
If MEAP sees something that looks like an active solo button on a selected track it will move to the first image is sees. In Cubase 8 the background in the Inspector has become very similar to the background colour of a selected track.
This update is a maintenance release and addresses a rare issue where the EXPORT Key Command would cause MEAP to hang instead of Exporting. This is due to the Key Command being received very inconsistently by Cubase / Nuendo. Therefore the ini file now uses the Button method again as default. Any users who were having success with KeyCommand method can change back to that method in the ini file if desired.
Also we have completed some test in Cubase 7.5 and MEAP seems to behave normally using the Cubase 7.0 Audio Application option.
Changed default method of hitting EXPORT button (6/7) to use the Button method, due to Key Commands behaving inconsistently.
Re-compiled MEAP with latest compiler (14.0.18)
This is a free update for all registered MEAP users.
Please note, as usual, if you are using any custom MEAP graphics you will need to replace them after installing the update
Addresses erratic behaviour with Skip Muted Tracks and Folder Tracks. Note – New ini file required:
The tolerance settings for this are between 0 and 1. 1 will force an exact match. Less than 1 will allow MEAP to find some graphics that are not an exact match. Setting this number too low will result in MEAP finding all sorts of things that it should not.
The first setting (def_coef_colour_tolerance=0.7) is for finding a lit (red) solo button on a selected track and therefore can be quite low as the red Solo button is quite distinctive we want to be able to find this button even if it appears slightly different on the user’s screen.
The second setting (def_coef_freeze_tolerance=0.97) is for finding a Frozen Solo button on a selected track. If this value is set too low, MEAP may think an ordinary Solo button is a match export that track.
The second setting (def_coef_skip_tolerance=0.97) is for finding a the Mute button (or the folder open / close) on a selected track. If this value is set too low, MEAP may think an ordinary Mute button is a match and skip every track..
Note: If you are having trouble with this area (skipping muted tracks, folder tracks or odd behaviour when using frozen tracks) the best way to resolve it would be to get an exact capture of your setup’s Mute Button, Folder Open / Closed and Frozen Solo on a selected track. Then set the values to 1 (exact match). The easiest way to do this is to use the MEAP SHOTS application. If you are unsure how to do this please contact support.