After you have launched Cubase, you should get a window that looks like the one to the left.

 

By single left clicking the "File" menu in the upper left corner you will get a drop down menu. In this menu please select "New" as Shawn to the right.

After you select "New", a window will pop up and ask what kind of project you would like to start with. Generally I would recommend starting with an empty project. After you have made your selection click the "OK" button.

The next window that pops up will ask you where you would like to save your project.

Select a directory on your computer and click "OK"

A blank project will be created and your screen should now look like the image to the right.

It is now time to setup the audio outputs for this project. This is done by opening the "Devices" menu and selecting "VST Outputs", as Shawn to the left.

 

Your screen should now look like the image below. By default Bus 1 is always selected.

You can stick with only using Bus1 or you can activate as may Bus' as your computers hardware can support. At the time of writing these instructions my Midi Control Computer has a Delta 1010-lt and a Delta 410 sound card installed. Each of these cards supports 10 monaural outputs of 5 stereo Bus'. So in total I can select up to 10 Bus'.

You select/activate a Bus by clicking the gray on button at the top of each Bus. The button will turn light blue when the bus is on

When you have finished selecting/activating the audio Bus' that you need, click the small "x" button on the top right corner of the pop up window.

We should now be back at the main project window, that looks like the image to the right.

 

Next we need to install an instance of the "Delusional Creature Controller"

To do this open the "Devices" menu and select "VST Instruments" as showen below

With you screen looking the same as the one above, move your mouse over one of the 16 instrument fields

Left Click the word "No VST Instrument" and a menu will appear. Navigate the menu until you find the plugin called "DCC". With "DCC" highlighted (as seen to the left) again click your left mouse button.

Your screen should now look like the image below.

Using your mouse left click the button little "x" close button on the upper left corner of the VST Increment window.

Now that we are back to the blank project window it is time to add a few blank Midi tracks. These tracks will be used by Cubase for routing the Midi signals to the correct places.

To add a Midi track move your mouse over the right half of the dark gray area of the project window and single right click your mouse. A pop-up menu should appear just like the one in the image below.

Move your mouse to highlight the "Add Midi Track" option and single left click your mouse. Repeat this step until you have three blank Midi tracks in your project, similar to the image to the lower right.

 

On the first Midi track we need to set Midi In to receive Midi data from your computers Midi In port. In my case this will be "DMusic Delta In (FFEO)", but could be named different depending on your computers setup. Next we need to set the Midi output of Midi Track 1 to goto "DCC", as seen above.

The purpose for doing this is to route any incoming Midi commands to the "Delusional Creature Controller'

The set up of Midi Track 2 will need to have your Oxygen8 (or other midi key board) key board set as Midi In and have "Delta 1010LT Midi" set as the output, as seen in the image above. Again these are the names of my hardware and your may vary.

Well it is finally time to setup the third and final Midi Track. For this track Midi In should be connected to "DCC" and Midi Out connected to "Delta 1010LT Midi". This is showen to the right.

These two tracks will allow both your Midi keyboard and the DCC to send Midi commands to the computers Midi Out port and onto the interface boards.

Next we need to Link the three Midi tracks so that they are all active at the same time. To do this open the "Devices" menu and select "Mixer", as showen to the left.

The Mixer window should open up and your screen will look like the image below.

Select Midi Track 1 and then hold down the "Shift" key while single left clicking the bottom of Midi tracks 2 and three. Your screen should now be looking like the one to the right.

Once you have all three tracks selected, single click your right mouse button anywhere on the Mixer window and a menu will popup. In this menu select the option "Link Channels". This can be seen in the image below.

With the three Midi tracks linked we can now close the Mixer. Do this by left clicking the small "x" button in the upper right corner of the Mixer window.

This should return us to the main project window showen below.

Ok, the last thing to do is configure and load the Delusional Creature Controller.

Do this by opening the "Devices" menu" and selecting "VST Instruments", as showen below.

Your screen should now look like the image above.

Using your mouse select the "e" button for the DCC instrument. This will open a window showing the DCC, this window need not be open for the DCC to operate.

Your screen should look like the image to the left.

 

So lets take a minute to walk through the various keys and fields. First the large white buttons that run down the right side are used to trigger a group using a mouse.

Just to the right of these buttons you will find two fields, one labeled "T" and the other labeled "O". The "T" stands for trigger note and is the midi note that will trigger playback of the group. While the "O" stands or output and is used for selecting which audio output bus (1 to 8) the wav file will be played. You can change either of these values by right clicking the existing number and entering a new number in the popup box, as showen to the right.

The field above these two is the comment field and is used to write short reminders as to what the group controls. An example would be to write "Organist" to remind you that this group plays your organ.

Moving further to the right you will find a "P" or Play button. This button is used to play either the midi or wav file that is loaded and listed to the right of the button. The following "L" or Load button is used to load either a wav or midi file to the group. When pressed you will get a standard Windows navigation window. Use this to navigate and find the file you need. After you select and load a file its name and path will be displayed to the right of the Load button.

The "Panic" button on the bottom is just that, if you need to stop the DCC from Playback then just click this button and all will stop.

The only button left to discuss is the "About" button which opens a splash screen displaying information required by the Steinberg development license and information about the programer Toby who turned my ideas into reality and myself.

To obtain a copy of the Delusional Creature Controller contact Toby via his web site www..tobybear.de

 

One last thing -- Congratulations on setting up the DCC!