My bandmate has regular cubase and he says that on his DAW he can click on a lane and select “create event track” and it will take him to another view of the midi track with either a drum map or piano chords and he can click and draw and add notes perfectly.
The way I am doing it is by sending midi outs from my ancient ensoniq eps sequencer and assigning VST instruments to the 8 tracks I am limited to and the problem is that the timing of the sequencer is always off so my bandmate has to go in there and move everything I recorded (I am the main songwriter) so it is in perfect time. It is time-consuming and it would be a lot easier if I could do what he does and draw the notes (or play them once I have the drum timing perfect, which is the main problem) but I simply don’t see that option for artist.
Also, steinberg refuses to allow people to update to previous versions. I would be fine updating from artist 8 to regular or pro 8 but that isn’t an option - they will only let you update to the newest version (10) and I don’t have 550 dollars, my soul, and my firstborn to give to them for it.