after a long time using Live and a deep exploration of alternative DAWs i finally jumped to Cubase (9 Pro).
I probably have been super lucky that version 9 has just been released, but all i can say is that i am absolutely blown away. It will take months to become proficient, but there are some features which are just mind blowing. Couldnt be happier.
Now, i have some rather basic questions:
1- VE Pro on a relatively small orchestral template (around 2-300 tracks). Coming from Live, i was used in having each articulation (midi) track having the audio routed from VEP into that specific track, so that all the mixing, eqing etc. was done within DAW. Those midi tracks where just the same as audio tracks (except for the data contained obviously). If i had 200 midi tracks, those 200 midi tracks coudl be equed, panned, etc. one by one. Now, if i do want to have audio for each of the tracks (at least in the preliminary stage), (i will then obviously route it into bus, etc.), do i need to effectively have double the amount of tracks if i want that? One track for the midi data and one track to receive/monitor the audio coming from VEP? There’s no way to have audio routed /monitored back to the relevant midi track? What’s your workflow on this? What scares me is that a 200 midi track template will become something like a 450 track mix when i add in audio tracks, etc. It’s like, if i am playing on one track, i want to be able to instantly pan/whatever it without having to dig on “where is the corresponding audio output for the track that i am playing”? Am i missing something? Or do i “just” have to accept either an enormous track count or to pre-bus instruments/articulations in VEP, reducing the number of outputs?
2- Expression maps: besides “wonderful”, when playing around on one track with different articulations loaded and mapped in an expression map, is there anyway to choose the articulation that you are about to be playing besides pressing the relevant key switch? (i.e., it would feel natural for me to click on one of the articulations displayed in the expression map section of the inspector).
3- Small thing: i have a Korg Studio Kontrol midi controller that i am customising in the device menu. All good, and i have managed to assign the controller’s jog wheel to the transport’s jog shuttle. Problem is, i can’t find the “jog shuttle speed control”. It’s nowhere to be find in the manual and couldn’t find it in the menus. I need it as i need to increase the jog speed as the standard value is too slow and makes the jog wheel useless. Anyone knows where is it buried?
Thanks for the help, it’s a fantastic piece of software.