Hi, apologies for the noob questions but this is taking hours to try and find answers and someone with experience can probably answer it pretty quickly here.
I bought cubase 6 with the intention of recording mainly rock music with actual drums, guitar, bass, etc. However, I have found recording drums with mediocre equipment to be not very good and I have also shifted my interest in what I’d like to record/produce.
While still producing some rock type music, I would like to mainly produce electro-house/pop music. So basically, my questions are:
Are the included synths (embracer, halion sonic, etc) and included drums (groove agent one, etc) sufficient for producing this type of music to a satisfactory quality, or is it necessary to purchase other sample libraries/programs.
If not, what sample libraries/programs would people recommend for these drums, synths, etc (nothing too expensive), for producing the type of music mentioned above. (due to original interest in rock music, I usually program all drums from scratch, rather than use pre-programmed beats).
In terms of other cubase included plug-ins, such as VariAudio, would these be considered of reasonable quality or should I be looking at investing in a stand-alone program? If so, suggestions?
Any other tips for someone getting started with music production of this type?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, cheers.