I bought a UR12 the other day and now have Cubease 8. I’m not a complete moron, despite popular opinion, and I was able to set it up well enough to get a sound from my old Roland JV80 through it. But that’s all I can do.
The reason I bought it was so that I could play and record musical arrangements and save them as a single WAV file for insertion into films that I make. So, all I want to be able to do is to record multiple midi tracks and layer them, if that’s clear.
Thing is, many years ago I had a sequencing program which I used with the JV80 and a UM interface, which allowed me to utilise the actual sounds from the JV80, instead of using generic midi that came with the sequencer. If I played a part using the JV80’s timpani, that’s the exact same sound I heard when I played it back. If I selected some unique sound from the synthesiser’s banks, that’s the sound that would play back. I could also combine all the tracks into one and save it, and it would sound exactly right when I played it in Quicktime.
I’ve been told by a music store guy that that should have been impossible.
So, my first question is, was he right? Is it impossible and was I hearing things?
Second question is; if it is possible, how is it done in Cubease and using the UR12?
I realise that second question covers a lot of ground, and you’d be right to tell me to go read the manual, but I’m counting on pity here.