I have been using the very ancient Cubasis VST4 for many years.
I have used it in a fairly simple, and straight forward, fashion to record rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass and vocal audio tracks, and then add digital drum, and/or keyboard tracks; sometimes I have created and incorporated a digital bass line, as my bass playing is not that hot.
I then add fairly simple effects as required, particularly to the vocals, and export the finished audio track into a format which I can either upload, with video accompaniment, onto my YouTube Channel, or use as a backing track.
I used this software until Windows XP expired, at which time I disconnected my elderly PC from the internet and used it as a standalone unit on which I continued to run Cubasis VST4.
I continued in this fashion until my elderly PC gave up the ghost, at which point I loaded Cubasis onto a new PC running Windows 10.
I ran it in an appropriate compatibility mode, until Microsoft updated Windows 10 to the 1803 version at which point the programme, along with WaveLab-Light, Windows Movie-maker, and one or two others stopped working.
If I wish to continue making recordings I need some software which will allow me the same facilities as did the old Cubasis VST4.
So, any advice as to which version of Cubase I should purchase, or maybe what other software options I may have would be most welcome.
I should add that I am not a computer Geek, having taken some considerable time (years actually) to get to grips with Cubasis, nor am I any more than a competent busker, as may be illustrated by this offering.
I am looking for a programme that will offer the same audio and digital functions, and which works in similar fashion to that with which I am familiar.
Thanks for any advice that may be offered.
It goes without saying that price, and value for money are prime considerations, I am a pensioner, after all.