It appears from the Operation Manual that I can export a mix down as a MP3 file with Elements 8. Please confirm as I don’t want to upgrade from Elements 7 if I cannot. I don’t think this is an option in Elements 7.
Then purchase the mp3 encoder…
Or export to .wav and convert outside of Cubase with any free program, using LAME.
You have to purchase the mp3 decoder from Steiny, it was pretty cheap I think, about 15 dollars or so.
Yep, I bought the decoder from Steinberg, seems to work well. I just have to get my head around the best bit rates to get the best results. Ah well, another learning curve.