When I used to use Cubase 4 I could simply get everything how I wanted it and hit Export-Audio mixdown and it would give me a file that I could open in ITunes and I could bore my friends with my track at work whilst I listened for what needed to change and work on it the following night and all was right with the world .
Try and do that in 8.5 and you will receive the message "Virus TI tracks are not supported in audio mixdown ." Boring or what ?
So what is the work around ?
1, Set up your access virus TI as an instrument track.
2, Create several Midi tracks assigned to the Access Virus TI and record each part (midi) on each track .
3, Create a "group/fx bus and assign the Access Virus TI to it, this is easiest done in the mixer window (Access Virus IN ,assign the group bus output to your main stereo out )
4, Create a single audio track assigned to receive from the group bus, again assignment is vastly easier in the mixer window .
5. hit record on your audio track and play one soloed midi track .
6 repeat 5 until all midi tracks have their own audio track .
7 Now when you export your mixdown all is well just remember to mute any midi tracks that you have recorded or you will get the message again .
You advanced guys will probably say "yes....Obviously that is how you do it " but for a nube like me I would have loved someone to tell me this a few hours ago .
Hope this helps some of the new guys or old pros who are having an upgrade nightmare .(like me)[*]