Can anyone please recommend a (semi) portable interface for getting the most out of (Android) Cubasis 3 as a portable audio/MIDI recording studio?
I’d like to plug in at least a MIDI controller device or 2, plus (importantly) an audio source (or two).
Absolute minimum 1 MIDI controller keyboard plus 1 microphone – ideally mic and line level signal, switchable or simultaneous mic + line.
A moderate setup /use case would be an interface to connect to Android Cubasis:
USB MIDI controller keyboard
L+R line audio source (switchable?)
USB MIDI controller keyboard (USB or MIDI)
2 LDC mics (USB / jack / XLR)
Portability (battery) and sound quality very important.
I’ve spent a long time searching forums for Cubasis IO integration and can’t find a comprehensive guide. I’m very familiar with setting up hardware in Windows Cubase 9 with pro 3rd party interfaces but it’s difficult understanding the compatibility of Cubasis with the world of portable interfaces and whether it has the ability to simultaneously parse multiple USB audio, USB MIDI controller inputs which is essential for users who want to jam (midi controllers while recording mic / line) on Android Cubasis away from their full Windows studio Cubase DAW setup.
I would hope Cubasis is staying true to its history as a functional multi-track recording studio (mini version).
I hope some like-minded Cubasers can help me find some nice succinct portable Audio-MIDI-USB IO interfaces that are compatible with the Android version of Cubasis, with which to use line/mic and MIDI products from pro brands like Native Instruments, Korg, AKAI, Novation.
My most obvious lack of knowledge is how capable Cubasis is in coping with multitrack recording of audio and MIDI via the Android USB-C port and whether certain portable audio MIDI interfaces are especially compatible with Android Cubasis 3.
I have an instinct that buying a cheap PC style “hub” with lots of IO plugged into the USB-C might be a disaster when Cubasis trys to make sense of the Audio/MIDI multitrack recording… Perhaps there’s a pro-audio brand that integrates into Android Cubasis App with the Audio-MIDI multi-tracking well.
Low latency MIDI is an extreme priority
My Android device is Samsung S21 Ultra which has a good processor and 16GB of RAM with a very fast bus rate
Many thanks for reading this far… I think some other long term Steinberg Cubase owners will be scratching their head on this issue so maybe this post will help others gain Cubase-like multitrack functionality in Android Cubasis