I am very inexperienced at Cubase (but an experienced musician), and i have some very basic questions of approach.
I have a song which I’ve recorded with drums (Groove Agent), bass (Halion Sonic), piano (The Grand) and synth (Halion Sonic). These four tracks sit in my project. I’ve tidied up the errors by tinkering with the MIDI and I’d like to add some more instruments.
Am I better off leaving EVERYTHING as it is (i.e. as a MIDI driving a VST) until it comes time for the final mix? Or would I be better off exporting tracks to audio files when those parts are complete and reimporting those instead?
If YES to exporting to audio, should I apply FX (reverb, EQ etc) before export, or should I export dry and apply the sound treatments to the reimported audio files?
If anyone knows of an online site/resource or book that might help me, I’d be very grateful. Most manuals seem to concentrate on audio recording, but I don’t have any need or desire to do any audio recording at this stage.
Many thanks, and stay safe everyone.