Thanks Steven - real sorry about the following long read, but I’m desperate for help!!
I thought as much re minor to major changes. I actually always use the chord track; yes I’m new to cubase but I know my way around its general functionality. I’m on 9.5 pro.
I’m also familiar with midi editing functionality like arpache 5 and sx, but I still find the sounds to be less than convincing. I like some of the audio files in the media library but looks like there are limits to how much I can modify them without impairing the sound.
My issue really is the following: I’m a drummer who sings and writes music, but can hardly play any other instrument, including a midi keyboard unfortunately.
So my ideal scenario is having access to a wide and versatile range of realistic sounding instrument sounds and parts that I can fully customise in terms of chords, articulation, tempo, strumming, solos etc etc. Obviously nothing will ever beat the real thing, but I’m sure there’s what is pretty close to it.
I love cubase, however I find the stock library sounds to be limited and/or not very realistic sounding.
I’m torn between getting individual specialised instrument products (like ample sound guitar, which seems to be the closest to the real thing) and something like kontakt, which could have a midi library that is large enough to cover my needs for guitar as well as other instruments.
Any helpful thoughts will be taken with greatest appreciation.