I’m trying to work out a good workflow for a thing I’m often doing. It’s a bit hard to explain it for me, so bear with me.
I mainly use external hardware, but I do enjoy also using cubase to sequence a little bit of it here and there with MIDI.
A typical use case for me may be a more involved sequence using elektron sequencers and my modular system.
While this is running, I like sending a few bars of loops from cubase into my hardware to sequence it. The Cubase sequence is generally just a few bars long, so what I do is I loop the sequenced events from cubase, and do the rest on hardware.
Now, my problem is when I want to record this. Since Cubase is generally just looping a short segment, and all my audio and other sequencing comes from external gear… but what I want to record may be quite a lot longer. Sometimes jams go up to 10 min or so, and I would want to use that midi data from cubase throughout, but I don’t know beforehand how long it’ll be…so I feel just copying the midi data from cubase over and over isn’t a great solution.
What I’d like is essentially to mark the section as an arrangement, and loop the said arrangement in Cubase until i hit stop, and I want it to record whatever came in on my audio interface over this duration.
Anyone have any ideas?